The Perfect 1920s Cocktail to Ring in the New Year!

All photos taken by Kayla Michelle Photography.

Happy 2018!!! I can’t believe it! Does anyone else feel like that year just flew by??

My sister’s birthday is in January and almost ever year we usually do a fun Gatsby/1020s themed party for either her birthday or on  New Years Eve. This year, we’re having it on her actual birthday and we’ve got the perfect themed cocktail to serve to our guests!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS HABITS FOR 2018

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

I can’t believe it’s been another year! I remember typing out my New Year’s resolutions for 2017 and I honestly don’t know where the time goes. How is it already 2018?! Last year I was determined to focus on health & wellness and to be fair, the first half of the year I was pretty good, but somewhere around that half-way point, I fell back on my workout routine, slacked on my healthy food choices and ended up where I am now which let’s just call it… not my summer bod.

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‘Messing Around’ in the kitchen with Colman’s

This is a sponsored post written by me in collaboration with Colman’s. All recipes and opinions are my own. All photos taken by me and my Dad.

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My dad literally loves to mess around in the kitchen. I tell him he should be on the Food Network show Chopped because he’s great at creating amazing recipes on the fly out of random things in the house or when he’s planning on making one thing and is missing ingredients and has to make due with what he has. He can literally just throw together amazing dishes without a recipe or a game plan and they always come out absolutely fabulous. It blows my mind.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I constantly spam my dad’s food all over Instagram Stories. He tries to claim he’s not a chef but honestly he missed his calling. As I’ve gotten older and expanded my palette, I’ve grown to truly appreciate his gift for creating fantastic meals. One of my favorite things to do is cook with him, (more accurately, taking a hundred pictures to try and document every step) and of course attempting to jot down the exact recipe in hopes of one day being able to try and replicate his marvelous masterpieces. I should mention my dad never measures anything making this nearly an impossible task unless you count him saying “a bit of this” and a “skosh of that”.

Last night we decided to “mess around” in the kitchen with Colman’s and came up with two different recipes featuring Colman’s Mustard Prepared and Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder and though both can be enjoyed separately, they actually compliment each other quite well! The HOT Honey Mustard Sauce adds a pop of color to the plate while the tarragon and lemon zest add a fresh element. The crusted chicken are a nice texture and all together, well- it’s one beautiful and tasty mouthful!

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HOW TO CREATE A POOLSIDE PARTY BAR WITH PIER 1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1. The opinions and text are all mine. All photos taken by me and my dad. I received free product from Pier 1. Affiliate links are included in this post, I’ll be compensated if someone clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase.
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It’s that time again!! Summer is just around the corner and personally, one of my favorite things to do is host parties for family and friends and honestly, what’s better than a party bar right by the pool?

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