Happy First Day of Summer!  Here are my five simple summer essentials.  What are yours? 1. Aviator Sunglasses make me feel like a movie star even when I have skipped my make up!  Ralph Lauren Women’s 0RL7002 Aviator Sunglasses  2. White Jeans are a summer staple.  I pair them with everything from simple striped tee-shirts…

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I love selecting a fun summer watch to add as a bold accessory every year.  Here are a few of my favorites: Michael Kors Ladies Glitz Chronograph Black Dial Watch Black  $225 Nixon Time Teller P Watch  $60 Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch  $250.00 Swatch SVCK4038G Midsize S Full Blooded Silver Chronograph Watch  $108

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I have such a hard time getting rid of any of my child’s artwork. To me, every single work of his art is a masterpiece!  They tend to pile up on the table or overlap on the fridge in our house!  I think I have now found two solutions that might allow you to give…

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Kate Headley Photography from RitzyBee.com I just love the Up A Notch column in Southern Living!  It has wonderful advice to make every day tasks just a little bit more special!  The June issue really caught my eye and I enjoyed sharing the tips from Ritzy Bee Events in D. C.  on my daily segment…

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I had so much fun creating this Fourth of July tablescape for my book Tablescapes: Setting the Table With Style. What a blast! I hope you enjoy it too! Send me a photo of your Fourth of July Celebration and the winner will receive a copy of my first book!

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I always feel like I am melting in the summer and that doesn’t really say much for my beauty routine!  I decided to turn to the pros and ask for some tips.  Here is what I learned: 1. Less is more!  Instead of a heavy foundation, opt for a tinted moisterizer.  I like Natura Bisse’s…

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My dear friend Melanie Peskett has taught many classes on grilling so I asked her to share some of our tips with us!  They are great!  For private lessons with this fantastic cooking instructor, email goodsquaremeals@att.net. low heat (200-275)- you can hold your hand 5″ above thick ash covered  coals 5 or more secs. good for…

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Looking good in a bathing suit shot is something I try to leave up to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models!  Sometimes I can’t avoid having my photo taken while trying to relax in a swimsuit or at a pool party though!  Looking back through some old photos I found one where my arm seriously looked…

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It is so important to make sure your kids are safe when they are playing outside and goofing around this summer.  Helmets, sunscreen and bug spray are on my list! -These adorable helmets from Little Nutty’s are just precious and will make safety fun!  At $45 they are a great way to provide protection for…

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Spray Grounds are all the rage.  They are the perfect summer fun because the parents can let their kids stay cool by getting wet and they don’t need to worry about them going under!  Kids love it because they can get completely wet or just a little bit wet as they choose!   Here is…

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