Spicy Vegan Cashew and White Bean Dip Recipe

Vegan Spicy Cashew and White Bean Dip

Spicy and full of richness from the cashews, this easy white bean dip recipe will be your go-to for parties or a snack at home! It is dairy free, vegan, and high in protein. This post is sponsored by Silk as part of the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge this football season but the recipe, opinions, and photos are my own.  are you ready for some FOOTBALL???!!!!!  monday night football just got … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake Daily

Teaspoons of sugar recommended in a day

Do you know how many teaspoons of sugar are recommended for your daily diet? You should! Today I am sharing several ways you can reduce sugar intake daily through several simple ideas. This post is in partnership with SPLENDA® Sweeteners Products as a part of the Socialstars network #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps  the average american consumes nearly THREE times the amount of sugar recommended … [Read more...]

Strawberry ‘Yogurt’ Bowl – Dairy Free Yogurt Breakfast!

Strawberry Yogurt bowl with toppings

it's no secret that i loooove Silk dairy free yogurt alternative. i use them in all of my vegan muffin recipes and smoothies. if you are new around here i should tell you that my son has multiple food allergies- the most severe of which is dairy. we have searched high and low for yogurt alternatives and i was over the moon when i heard that Silk was coming out with a line in various flavors that … [Read more...]

Easy White Sandwich Bread Recipe

Sandwich Bread Recipe

This recipe is the most perfect, moist, slice-able, and EASY sandwich bread recipe you will ever try! I make 2 loaves of this every Sunday for my family and it is all gone around Thursday... maybe I should start making 3! bread lovers beware: once you go homemade, you don't go back! the good news is that this recipe for white homemade sandwich bread is easy & you can totally make it … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb, Quick, & Easy!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

I’m not really sure when it happened exactly, but one fateful day not that long ago I discovered a difficult truth: That fit body I used to have for free thanks to a metabolism that ran at light speed, now required some maintanance. All of a sudden my favorite jeans weren’t my favorites anymore. I decided I needed to do something … fast. So I threw caution to the wind, started an intense … [Read more...]

Homemade Shrub

Homemade Shrub

Ok, I know what you are thinking. I thought the same thing when I heard the name of this recipe. Here's the story behind it: For those of you who don't know, I am a professional food stylist and photographer (check out my portfolio if you are interested). I recently took on a pretty big project for a client who had lost about 40 recipe images during a website overhaul. I was hired to remake the … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Add Color to your Home this Summer

7 ways on How to Add Color to Your Home

Hey there, Emma here from Defined Designs again! I'm so happy to be sharing this post with you today because even though it's simple it's probably one of my favorites. Adding color to your home is one of the easiest ways to brighten up your space for a new season. The summer season comes with lots of things; the kids are out of school, you've got play dates, parties, and every other occasion you … [Read more...]

15 Creative Bookshelf Ideas

Creative Bookshelves and Storage Ideas for the Home Office

It doesn't matter if you live on your own or have a house full of kids, everyone always seems to find themselves with loads of books and no where to store them. You could always go grab your average bookshelf from your local Home store and stack them all together but I've always thought that was the easy way out. Why not think outside of the box and find a creative way to store those piles and … [Read more...]

Citrus Fig Salad Recipe with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

Citrus Fig Salad with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

If you are anything like me, summer can be exciting and oppressive all at the same time. Yesterday it was 111. No, I’m not kidding. When the heat gets this intense I never feel like eating. Okay, you got me - I’m a foodie so I always feel like eating. Who knows what to eat when it gets that hot though? Who wants to stand over a hot stove and infiltrate your air conditioner’s attempt at … [Read more...]

Easy, 3 Ingredient Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies

These easy healthy oatmeal cookies only use 3 ingredients! They are packed with goodness, no added sugar, vegan and DELICIOUS! Enjoy them as a breakfast cookie, snack, or treat. Your family will love them! This post is sponsored by Nature Valley Muesli - grab your coupon here!  i'm calling these 'cookies' but really they are everything from a hearty breakfast to a filling snack or a … [Read more...]

Blogger Refresh Retreat : Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA

Blogger Rrefresh group

sometimes at school pick up, or on the sidelines of a soccer game, or at the store when i am buying one fork and one napkin as a styling prop, i will field questions about being a blogger.  so i begin to explain ... most often they can usually hang a few minutes into the explanation but eventually start to glaze over or look at me like i have 5 heads. i'm not mad at them - i get it... it's a … [Read more...]

Summer Outdoor Patio Ideas

Summer Outdoor Patio Ideas 5

Make the most of your outdoor space this summer but giving your patio a bright and summery makeover! Here are some fun Summer outdoor patio ideas to get you started - outdoor rugs, outdoor lighting, outdoor furniture, outdoor decor and more. This post is in collaboration with World Market, Rachael Ray Magazine, and Porch.com. Ever wish you could have a makeover on your yard? Enter to win this … [Read more...]

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