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Killer Spikes

Killer spikes for the Killer Heels exhibit last night.    Hermés all silver collier de chien, worn with St Laurent Kate grey croc embossed chain bag.   Louboutin flo spikes adding edge to the outfit.   I had a wonderful evening meeting local fashion bloggers and representatives of The Frick Pittsburgh.    The Killer Heels exhibit provides a fascinating history of high heels that both men …

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Snake Eyes

Since my son has a summer birthday, we celebrated at school Friday with these fun snake eyes fruit skewers and chocolate cake. These are super simple, a treat that needs no mixing or baking!  You will need: wooden skewers grapes strawberries-cut the tops off a small tube of icing Wilton candy eyes (can be found on ) first, place grapes …

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SouthPark Influencer

As a special guest of Hermés Charlotte, I was delighted to be a part of the SouthPark Influencer dinner last Thursday. Being a fashion blogger, this event gave me the chance to connect with local entrepreneurs and representatives of Simon Property Group.   The dinner was hosted by Cara Santana, CEO of the Glam App.      (photo courtesy of …

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Cocoa Cuties

Cocoa cuties are a yummy little treat after spending the day in the snow. c Ingredients are (for 24 cups) sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup white chocolate chips chocolate mini pretzels (plain work well also) 1/2 cup mini marshmallows First, preheat oven to 375 …

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Witches Hats and Funny Bones

In full Halloween spirit with Witches’ Hats and Funny Bones treats, perfect for a school costume party. The witches hats are super easy to make, you will need: Fudge Stripes cookies Orange icing (a tube is more handy than spreadable) Hershey’s kisses Funny bones require getting your hands a little dirty, or should I say chocolatey!  Still pretty simple to …

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Sweet and Tangy Shrimp Salad

I enjoy making salads, but one of my complaints is all the chopping involved in preparation.  With this sweet and tangy shrimp salad, just sprinkle the ingredients; in a couple minutes you have a colorful and healthy salad, with no chopping needed.   And, I picked up all the necessities at Trader’s Joe’s market, even better with one stop shopping. You …

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Vitamix Gazpacho

Just chop, drop, and blend for this Vitamix Gazpacho recipe!     You will need for 4 servings: 4 large tomatoes 1 cucumber 1 green pepper 1 red onion 1 jalapeno pepper 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil dash of hot sauce (for a little more heat) salt and pepper to taste Coarsely chop all veggies.  Add …

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Sweet Beets

Here’s a super simple Sweet Beets salad for summer!  All ingredients can be found at Trader Joe’s grocery store. You will need: 1 package of butter lettuce 1 package of beets/ or 3 prepared beets, chopped  (I cheat and use beets steamed and peeled) handful of candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, crumbled champagne vinaigrette            Use …

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Breakfast Popsicles

What a great way to start your Saturday than breakfast popsicles!  These are the healthy kind, made with greek yogurt and fruit.  Super simple and only a few ingredients required. You will need (for 4 popsicles) 1 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt 1 tablespoon milk 1 tablespoon agave sweetener 2 strawberries sliced 2 kiwis sliced The popsicle mold I used …

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Target Twins

Mother-daughter Target twins in Cherokee denim shorts.  Cherokee girls’ embroidered denim shorts are $14.99 from Target; an XS for her, and XL  for me.   The embroidered detailing is colorful, and the soft, light wash make them perfect summer casual shorts.                       My daughter is wearing  Target Circo Katrina flip flops, as you can see she …

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