The Home Edit Vol. 1

I'm trying to freshen things up around here and starting that with a new series called The Home Edit.  I love, love, love shopping for and styling our home.  Moving has fueled this fire so much more, and so has planning for a nursery.  I really struggle to find pretty pieces that stand out to me but also don't break the bank.  This series is going to feature those things and are, of course, pieces I either have or would buy. I'm mentally decorating a nursery and the rest of our not yet

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Home Tour: Avery’s Bedroom

      I am so behind at getting our house together, and we are finally finished with everything in it, after almost three years.  It has been a lot of work and has come really far since we moved in three Summers ago.  Having a handy husband is definitely cost-efficient and helpful when it comes to home projects, that's for sure! With all of that being said, we have some big news: we are moving to Atlanta this Summer.  It's so crazy to think about because New Jersey has

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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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Baby Essentials: Gear You Need

This year I decided that I am going to incorporate kids and family more into A Dash of Pretty.  I had gotten several reader requests over the past year for more posts about things for mom, baby and kids, so I think it's time I get to that! I have kids, am a mom and like to think I have an idea of what's going on in that general area.  When I don't, I have some really savvy friends who I ask for help!  Friends like those are one of the biggest necessities when you have a baby and kids! I rounded

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Currently Obsessed Home Edition

My home shopping wish list is long and full of good stuff lately.  I clearly have no use for most of it and a husband who doesn't want a plethora of pillows and chairs with no place to call home. However, I can dream, right?  From faux designer pillows, to fueling my new topiary addiction, I feel like every piece on this list could give my house and anyone with similar style a nice little refresh without spending a fortune.  I need to find a home for that mirror in my house ASAP because it is

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Life Lately : The Holidays Recapped

Happy 2017 babes!  I cannot believe how fast the last couple of weeks have flown by and cannot believe it is January 3rd, 2017.  I mean, what the what?! We had a pretty jam packed last couple of weeks, so I decided to take a little time off because I knew there was no time for me to focus on anything.  We were only home for one day last week, in between trips to visit our families and squeeze in all of the friend time we could.  It was so nice to be able to see everyone we love and spend time

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Lifestyle | Family Pictures

Getting totally cheesy on you guys today and sharing our family pictures we had taken this year.  It has been almost two months since we got them, so I am definitely taking my sweet old time in sharing them; I mean my hair color is completely different at this point. We had not had any professional family pictures taken since Greyson was seven months old, so we were well overdue.  My parents were visiting us that weekend so they popped into a couple pics with us. If you're local, we used David

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Shopping | Gift Guide for the Home and Hostess

Hi lovelies!  I am back with another great Gift Guide today.  It's all about what to give to your favorite person who loves all things home, or as a hostess gift for a holiday soiree, or maybe to add to your own list!  I have a bunch of the items on this list, so I promise they are all awesome! I have the mug, all of the candles, scissors and dish.  They are also great to stock up on and have on hand in case you are in need of a last minute gift. If you missed my first Gift Guide post, you can

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Home | Thanksgiving Table + Dining Room Tour

I have been slacking big time in the home department of this blog space.  I am seriously obsessed with all things home decor and organizing and forget to share it.  I have an obnoxious habit of making my friends look at all of my home projects, so I figured I would take the heat off of them and share some of them with you guys! Since we are only two (yes, TWO. How?!) days out from Thanksgiving, I thought it was the perfect time to share our dining room and my Thanksgiving table. We are hosting

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