Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad

This recipe is one of my favorite salads, a chopped brussels sprouts salad.  It's a copy cat from a local restaurant in Montclair, Fin.  We went to dinner there with friends and my girlfriend and I inhaled this salad.  We analyzed every bit and what was in it, so that we could re-create it at home.  It was literally, the tastiest salad I have ever had in a restaurant. It's an interesting mix of ingredients, but when they are all together, they just work so well.  This took a few tries to get

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How To Style A Bar Cart

True confession: I am obsessed with bar carts and styling bar carts.  I know, so is everyone else right now, since they debuted this lower-priced beauty at Target and started a total frenzy.  I picked this one up almost three years ago and have been in love ever since.  She (bar carts are she's, no?)  has lived in our living room, dining room, guest room and office.  I can think of so many ways around the house to use a bar cart based on their sizes, portability and versatility.  They truly are

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Tropical Green Protein Smoothie

Want to get out a Winter rut in your kitchen?  Then whip up this Tropical Green Protein Smoothie and drink like you're on vacation!  If you have been reading my blog for a while, then you know I am kind of a smoothie junkie.  I am constantly changing what I put in them and how I make them so that I don't get into a rut. I was craving pineapple something bad the other week and was sick of just eating it straight, so I started adding it to smoothies.  Pineapple is definitely a little tricky to

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The Weekend Round Up

{ my mom's mantel } Happy Friday babes! I am FREAKING out because Christmas is just over a week away! How did that happen?! I feel like I was so prepared this year, but then time sped up and now I am scrambling?  I just mailed out cards yesterday and I swear I was really efficient with them this year.  I think I prefer the years with an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but who doesn't want an extra week to shop? (wink, wink) { my elf and his elf, causing trouble! } This week was

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The Friday Round Up

Happy Friday babes!  This week was a doozy so I am super happy to see this weekend! I felt like I had 4325890 things to do everyday and Avery ended up with a nasty cold.  Thank goodness for coffee and helpful husbands!  Also, the end of Brangelina?  Team Jennifer forever! On a happier note, I am on a super organization mission around our house lately, so I have a trip with my girlfriend to the Container Store planned for next week, which is clearly the highlight of it (because why wouldn't it

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Friday Round Up

Happy Friday babes!  This week was just legitimately all kinds of crazy.  Both kids went back to school and it threw us all for a loop.  Waking up so much earlier is no joke and definitely tough for my late sleepers (not complaining about that at all!)  I'm so excited to not have any plans for the most part this weekend since we have stuff every single weekend for the next couple of months, plus Josh will be working almost every weekend for a while, so #soloparenting. Also, total random

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Life | Friday

+ Do any of you follow Whitney?  I loved her interview with the CEO of Simply Stylist.  She's relatable, interesting, and has such a chic haircut! + A great mantra on being the flamingo in a pack of pigeons.  I dig it. + This pillow. It is absolute perfection!  When did I stop gravitating towards grays and back to beiges? + I am trying to perfect mine and Josh's home offices and this article got me totally inspired! + I cannot wait to try this recipe!  How good does that finished product

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Wino Wednesday | Food and Wine Fest

  Ahhh it's here!  The first ALL NEW Wino Wednesday!  Amanda and I are so excited about changing things up and getting a chance to chit chat with our girlfriends.  And yes, I always think of you all as girlfriends! I have gotten some of the best advice, clothing and beauty recommendations, blog help, parenting advice, you name it, from all of you girls.  So, like we gals tend to do, it's fun to pour a (big) old glass of vino and gab about everything going on.  Link up with us at the

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