Delicate Jewels

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{ Shopbop Rings and Stella & Dot Earrings and Rings }

Just received my Stella & Dot purchases and I am obsessed with my jeweled earrings and dainty stackable rings. I also wanted to include a couple of rings I found online that I hopefully can soon add to my ring collection.

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Bedroom Decor

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I am starting to help one of my best friends decorate her room in her new apartment and it inspired me to write a post about just some bedroom decor that I am loving right now. I am really into neutrals for furniture and then add color with accessories, because its easy to change out.

1. West Elm Night Stand $199

2. Z Gallerie Golden Antler $44.95

3. Ikea Wall Art $5

4. Z Gallerie Glass Knots $19.95

5. Z Gallerie Mirrored Console $699

6. Pier 1 Exhibit Lamp $59.99

7. Restoration Hardware  French Cane Chair $250

8. Horchow Bench $1,399

Farmers Market

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In the past couple of weeks I have been to a couple of Farmer Markets and I have to say I am hooked! On the way back from Ocean City, Maryland this weekend we stopped by Guy Farm’s farmers market. We got the sweetest corn or watermelon. From a Farmer’s Market in McLean, VA I got the largest blue berries ever! Just all of the colors at the farmer’s market is a sight to see.

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Crumbs @ Tysons Corner

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So excited about Crumbs opening up at Tysons Corner I. I first had tried Crumb’s cupcakes back when I lived in NYC city for a summer, and let me just say you better check these cupcakes out.  These cupcakes are larger than your typical cupcake and they taste more like cake than a cupcakes (aka very moist). In my book that makes them all the better!

PS. I highly recommend the strawberry lemonade

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{ Crumb’s Bake Shop | Giant Cupcake }

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{ Did I mention there’s icing inside the cupcake as well! }

Whites and Brights

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{Joie top (similar top here), Express white pants, MICHAEL Michael Kors wedges}

I love the color white, so during the summer months I wear white as much as possible. This summer bright colors are in, lime greens, hot pinks, orange. While I love fashion, I definitely have a more classic look when it comes to fashion. The simple detailing on the blouse is perfectly balanced with its bright color.

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

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Can you really ever go wrong with mac-and-cheese? probably not, and there are so many different ways to make it. My recipe below is how I grew up on homemade mac and cheese.

Ingredients: 
1 box pasta noodles
3 types of shredded cheese (I used a cheddar, parmesan and american cheese blend)
16 oz milk
3 eggs
1/2 pack of bacon (optional)
Pinch of Pepper

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Steps:
1. Cook pasta in boiling water, at the same time preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl first whisk your 3 eggs together then add the milk. Add a bit of pepper to the mixture.

3. Once the pasta is cooked put a layer in a oven safe dish then pour your egg and milk mixture on top till pasta layer is mostly covered. Then layer on some cheese and bacon. Continue this process until you reach the top of the dish or used up all your pasta.

4. Key is to make sure to have enough egg and milk mixture so that 95% of the pasta is covered so that the pasta does not dry out. You can always add more milk and eggs to this recipe depending on if you need more.

5. Place in oven for 30 mins. or until egg is cooked and top cheese has browned a little. And there you go!

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Maryland Crabs

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{ Fresh White Corn and Alaskan King Crab Legs }

This past weekend’s ocean city beach trip with the girls was a success! Great weather, great drinks (would definitely recommend “Pain in the Ass” or “Orange Crush” the from Secrets next time your there 😉 And of course one of my favorite parts was Friday nights dinner of crabs and shrimp!

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{ Shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning }

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