Our Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

We officially made it! After 5 really long years away from Charleston, South Carolina we finally made the trip back and my heart is so happy! Unfortunately, the circumstantial reasons behind the trip were incredibly unexpected. We can thank our storage unit in James Island, SC for that… I will hold off on the negative rant as I don’t want to dampen the excitement I have that we finally went

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Top 12 Cookbooks I Cannot Live Without

Is it wrong to hoard cookbooks? At what point should I consider it a problem, because I’m pretty sure I have a LOT of cookbooks. Well, let me rephrase that – I HAD a lot of cookbooks over the years. However, moving as often as we do, it’s been rather hard to keep up with my cookbook hoarding tendencies. Having to whittle down my library with each move has not

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How to Have an Impromptu Summer Picnic in Style

Where has the summer gone? It’s already mid-July and I feel like I’ve barely taken advantage of these blissful summer days. Don’t you just hate that? You look forward to these magical days all winter long – the list of things you want to see and do is seriously a mile long. Yet actually accomplishing all of them never seems to happen. To make up for this, I usually tell myself

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Currently Loving // Charming Charleston

I’m overflowing with excitement right now, friends! Adam and I are traveling back to Charleston at the end of the month!! Okay, let me rephrase this… I’m excited but at the same time uber stressed out about it, but then crazily excited again! Let me give you a quick back story and mainly why I’m so stressed out, haha! About a month ago we received a letter from our storage unit

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The Peachy Keen Cocktail

You know it’s officially summer when the farmer’s markets are overflowing with a tempting variety of sweet peaches. I’ve been especially drawn to these punched-down versions of a white peach, called a Donut Peach. I love their little squatty, orbital bodies, haha! They really do resemble a donut in a way, however, the flavor is so incredible. Delicately sweet with a hint of floral. I’m dreaming of all the things

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A Very Patriotic Fourth of July Ombre Cake

Get excited! The 4th of July is only moments away! Which means there’s going to be some serious parties and spectacular fireworks to finish off the night! How is this not one of the best holidays of the year, right? Well, we’re setting this one apart with a patriotic Fourth of July Ombre Cake that’s sure to be a spectacular show of its own. A delicate white cake with a hint

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A Gorgeous DIY Cheese Board to Impress Your Guests

For me, cheese is probably one of my favorite food groups; like it should be a food group of its own so that I have a valid excuse to eat a ton of it. And when I refer to cheese, I’m not talking about those cheap presliced or shredded cheeses. I’m talking about buttery, triple-creme Brillat-Savarin or a pungent Morbier with a thin layer of ash running through the center. Cheeses

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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

For me, summer is at it’s best when I’m outside in our backyard surrounded by friends and family, feasting on a simple, yet incredible meal. The wine is refreshing and flowing, the music is setting the perfect mood, a bonfire is crackling in the distance for late night smores, and the sun slowly melting away as we laugh into the night. It’s magical!  The beauty about Al Fresco dining is that

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Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken

Nothing beats a juicy, flavorful grilled chicken. Especially during the warmer months when we are in full-swing for outdoor entertaining and summer barbecues. What makes this Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken recipe so great, and ideal for entertaining is that most of the prepping can be done well ahead in advance. Grilling chickens in a spatchcock style also make for an interesting show on the grill. Something most people rarely

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Feta and Cucumbers

This Israeli Couscous Salad with Feta and Cucumbers has been on repeat in our household lately. It’s incredibly easy to make, light and refreshing. You can serve it with just about any main entree – chicken, fish, pork and even steak – but I seriously love just eating it alone. It fills you up, mainly because I eat the entire bowl! We usually double the recipe so we can snack on

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