pop-up tacos + a restaurant start up giveaway.

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i’ve always held a super secret desire to own a restaurant — no, really! and friends have come to call my house their “favorite restaurant” — victoria’s restaurant, and that may be as close as i actually come. but i love to cook and have a few signature recipes i often get requests for. so when i was invited by CNBC to take a stab at creating... 
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i’m dreaming of a wes anderson christmas.

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zilverblauw’s decorations are on point for wes! if you’ve been reading a while, you know i’m just mad for wes anderson and his very symmetrical, whimsical and made-up world. what about if i decorated the house for the holidays inspired by all that wes-like-whimsy? i’m thinking some cute, kitschy christmas decor might be just be the thing to lure mister... 
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my patio: before + after.

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okay, guys — today is finally the big reveal on my outdoor patio makeover. i’ve been so excited to get this project completed and share it with you, and start having some backyard shindigs! when i first saw this yard i knew right away what i wanted to do — and that was cover up the gray cinderblock walls that you could see right outside the kitchen window.... 
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meet bright lab | a giveaway.

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one of the best parts of being a blogger is meeting so many creative people and seeing them succeed on so many levels. one of those blogger pals in jordan ferney of ohhappyday!, a truly entrepreneurial spirit if i’ve ever met one. every time i hang our with jordan i hear about something brilliant in progress, and her latest brainstorm is bright lab lights. bright lab... 
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