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Mexican Chocolate Cake for Cinco de Mayo

  Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot sweeter with this decadent spiced chocolate cake filled with gooey dulce de leche and spicy chocolate ganache. When I say spicy, this cake has a touch of heat to it with flavors such a cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper. This seriously may be my new favorite cake and it’s actually made with boxed cake mix! Yeah, we are about to get

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Simple + Thrifted Holiday Gathering

My goal this year for our holiday table was to stay as simple and affordable as possible. Let’s be honest, it’s not hard to spend a crazy amount of money on all of the stunning holiday decor out there! I could easily go broke at Crate & Barrel alone, simply because I want everything, and my holiday table would look AMAZING!!! However, I don’t have deep pockets and even if

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A Hauntingly Elegant Halloween Skull Cake

Who’s ready for a little spooktacular Halloween fun this year? I keep telling myself that one of these years I will get my act together and finally throw an awesome (more sophisticated) Halloween bash for all of my friends. but clearly, that hasn’t happened. However, this year I do have a few excuses. Our friends got married a week and a half ago, YAY!!! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and in a few

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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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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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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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A Valentine’s Date Night In / Inspired by Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year

Valentine’s Day is next week, love birds, this is not a drill! Valentine’s Day also falls on a Tuesday this year, talk about ill timing. I’m not sure about you, but dealing with crowded restaurants that requires you to give up your first born child for an impossible-to-get reservation doesn’t sound as enticing after long day of work. However, staying in and cooking a delicious dinner is way more up our alley!

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Blackberry + Black Pepper Chocolate Cake

Like most things in my life, I had planned on doing this cake for the holidays, but time got away from me. I had initially imagined an all white cake with the white chocolate tree covering the top like a winter wonderland. A dusting of white edible glitter to finish and bam, you’ve got yourself the perfect white Christmas! I was about to abandon the idea of this cake in utter

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10 Swanky Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

In a few days we will be ringing a brand, spanking new 2017! I’m excited for this new year! Honestly, I’m excited for every new year, because it’s a time to renew and reset. I’ve never been a great typical resolution setter, as I learned early on that keeping them lasted about a week. But a new year brings a new energy and a new hope. To improve upon the great

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15 Ways to Add Sparkle & Shine to Your New Years Party!

Your New Year’s Eve party last year was fun, right? You had champagne for days, the perfect playlist, mouth-watering appetizers, and some obligatory 2015 decorations that you bought from the party store. Why not kick things up 15 notches with these DIY decorations that will turn your party from zero to confetti-blasted hero! Like right now. The countdown to 2017 is only moments away and all of these ideas are pretty much a

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