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How to Host the Perfect Summer Soiree with Ecco Domani

This post is sponsored by Ecco Domani. One thing you’ll quickly learn about me is that I love entertaining. There’s something about hosting my friends and family that brings me so much joy. I will literally find any excuse to invite people over and host a party. I know a lot of people who don’t host dinners or get-togethers because they’re intimidated by the amount of work it takes to organize one. Little do they know, the secret to hosting a get-together is actually quite simple. All you really need is good company, delicious food, and the perfect bottle of…

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Holiday Gift Ideas


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Summer Hostess Gift Ideas

Summer is definitely the most laid-back season. People tend to find the time to host more dinner parties, plan weekend getaways, have last-minute BBQs, and all-around enjoy the weather with the people they love. If you’re like me, you don’t like showing up somewhere empty handed. Sure, you can bring a bottle of wine or box of pastries, but there are plenty of more creative options that are sure to impress, and make the hostess feel appreciated. Today I’m sharing a few creative summer hostess gift ideas perfect to bring to the next get-together you’re invited to. These ideas are…

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Skinny Mac n’ Cheese with MacKenzie-Childs

One of my goals for the new year was to order out less, and cook more. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of ordering takeout night after night. I knew it would be much easier to get into the swing of cooking if our kitchen was stocked with all the best (and prettiest) tools. Enter MacKenzie-Childs. The definition of whimsical. Their designs not only bring color and detail to our place, but for once I feel like an adult with cookware that can go from stove to tabletop. We live in a NYC apartment with limited space so…

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5 Ways To Stay Fit This Summer

This post has been sponsored by Schweppes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There’s something about summer that really pushes me to make healthier choices. In the past, I was intimidated by the idea of making better choices when it came to food and exercise. “Getting fit” seemed impossible. The truth is, it really isn’t that complicated. There are small steps you can take each day towards getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle. Here are the five easy ways I plan to stay fit this summer: 1. Choose healthier drink options. In the past, I’ve always been…

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Pool Party Essentials

Tis the season for pool parties! With summer finally here, it’s time for days by the pool and nights by the fire. Today I rounded up all the makings of the perfect summer pool party, from flamingo straws to cactus pool games. 1. Palm Leaf Balloons – Set of 6, $8.50 2. Copper Pineapple Tumbler, $39.50 3. Flamingo Party Like A Pineapple Party Popcorn Boxes – Set of 12, $13.99 4. SunnyLife Retro Portable Beach MP3 Smartphone Speaker, $28 5. Flamingo & Pineapple Straws – Set of 24, $12.99 6. Flamingo Straws – Set of 48, $6.64 7. Rose Gold…

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