• Soaking up the last day of summer + How to style flowers

  • Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

  • 8 Podcasts you must listen to

  • What’s in my bag?

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Soaking up the last day of summer + How to style flowers



Today is the last day of summer. This summer has been really good to me and as much I love fall I wish we had a few weeks left to soak up the summer sun. To celebrate the last day of summer, Pro Flowers sent me these gorgeous pink roses. This was my first time receiving pink roses in the mail and I must say it was love at first sight. They bloomed so pretty that I can’t take my eyes off them. A friend of mine gave me tips on how to style fresh flowers in a vase so these could stand out perfectly in my home. I usually pick up fresh flowers from my grocery store at least twice a month. Buying flowers for your home adds something special to space. 

  1. Pick the perfect vase that matches your style– I chose the brilliant cut glass vase from Proflowers because the ornate details in the vase really add a glamourous touch to the room. 
  2. Prep them well– I have to admit until she gave me advice on what to do I usually just cut the flowers about 1/2 inch down and put them in water. But you should also prune the flowers by removing the leaves and thorns. Another tip is to remove the leaves and guard petals. 
  3. Pick a color that makes the room pop- Pink, purple, red, blue, yellow- All great colors to add a pop of color to your home. I chose pink roses because there is something sexy and sophisticated about this bouquet. 

How are you enjoying the last days of summer?

**These flowers were sent to me complimentary by Proflowers

Bacon Blue Cheese Dip


Saturdays in the south during fall are usually occupied by watching football. I love college football! I went to the University of Alabama and football is engraved in you as a student. So most Saturdays you can find me in front of the TV watching football.

I recently recreated one of my favorite dips from a local Atlanta restaurant; a bacon blue cheese dip and brought it to a family gathering. This dish was a hit! The bacon and blue cheese flavors go really well with the potato chips served on the side.

This recipe is really quick and easy to make. All you need are blue cheese, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, a dash of hot sauce and bacon. So simple and perfect for your next  tailgate. This dish can be served hot or cold. 

For more tailgating recipes also check out my previous blog post.

Bacon Blue Cheese Dip
  1. 5 strips of cooked bacon
  2. 4 oz of crumbled blue cheese
  3. 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  4. 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  5. 2 garlic cloves minced
  6. 1 dash of hot sauce
  7. 1/4 tsp of sea salt
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  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. 2. In a food processor or blender. Add blue cheese, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic and salt. Blend together until smooth. Stir in bacon.
  3. 3. Spoon dip mixture into a small to medium sized casserole dish.
  4. 4. Bake for 15 minutes until bubbly hot. For the last 3 minutes, place the oven on broil so the top can brown.
  5. 5. Serve this dip with celery sticks, potato chips or bread slices.
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8 Podcasts you must listen to

8 must listen podcasts


Some days it’s hard to get motivated at work so I have to listen to something on the computer while I work in my office. I usually listen to music while I work but my company has restrictions on what we can listen. I recently started listen to podcasts to get me through the workday. Podcasts are becoming very popular after the whole Serial surge last year. I’ve discovered several new and old noteworthy podcast that all foodies, fashionistas, and lifestyle enthusiasts will enjoy. Today I’m sharing 8 of my favorite podcasts.


For the Foodies: 

Splendid Table: Splendid table has gotten me through several long road trips to the middle of no where. American Public Radio host Lynne Kasper covers a variety of topics related to food with a little humor. Each episode I learn something new. At the end of the show listeners can call in and asks questions they have about food. Yesterday I learn that you could use avocados in hummus as a substitute for tahini. 

Dinner Party Download: I just discovered Dinner Party Download a few weeks ago when I started researching new podcasts. This podcast doesn’t always focus on food. It takes you through the scene of a dinner party so you follow along each course as you would if you were sitting at a meal with friends.

For the Fashionistas:

Fashion Friends: Fashion Friends is a podcast hosted by Jena Gambaccini, blogger from ChiCityFashion. Jena interviews guests from the fashion industry. 

Glamour magazine-What I Wore When: As a former brand ambassador for Glamour magazine, I was excited when I discovered this podcast. What I Wore When interviews the magazines editors, designers, celebrities, and brave women about what they wore in pivotal moments in their lives.  

American Fashion: American Fashion is an in-depth focus on the fashion industry. The show interviews everyone involved in the design process from the designers, the buyers, the photographers, the rising stars in the industry. 

For the Lifestyle Enthusiasts:

Marriage is Funny: Jessie from the blog Style and Pepper recently launched a podcast with her husband about married life called Marriage is Funny. Although I’m not married just yet, I find this podcast enlightening and funny to listen to. They are currently embarking on a cross country road trip as they are moving from New York to California. 

The Dave Ramsey Show: Earlier this year I finished Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University program in order to become debt free over the next two years. Dave’s podcast focuses on everyday issues people face when it comes to money. Listeners can call in and ask questions about their finances. 

Girl on Guy: I had no clue actress Aisha Tyler had a podcast. Love her! Her podcast Girl on Guy is about stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl.It’s pretty hilarious 

Did I miss any? I would love to hear what podcasts you are listening to. 


What’s in my bag?

* This post is sponsored by Always Liners as a part of their #WhatsAlwaysOnMe program. brand_logo_desktop

I’m always getting compliments on my handbags but I never share what’s in my bag. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years but just never got around to it. Most of the time it’s filled with junk because I’m always in the rush and on the go. I’m currently carrying this reversible tote bag that I snagged while I was in Dallas last year from a store called St.Bernards Sports. I’m currently using the tan side of the bag but plan to switch to the red side for fall football season. Roll Tide! Its lightweight and can carry all of my everyday essentials.

Take a peek to see what’s in my bag below:

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  1. Makeup– my mom always said never leave the house without lipstick on; well sometimes I forget! So I usually toss my Bobbi Brown bronzer, my Jouer hydrating lipstick, my LAQA & Co. lip pencil, some EOS lip balm, and my Benefit mascara and bronzer.
  2. Toiletries– It’s always important to make sure you stay fresh while on the go, so I always make sure to carry a few Always Xtra Protection Liners with me in my purse.
  3. Cell Phone– Got to have my cell phone with me at all times. I don’t know what
    I would do without it.
  4. Vitamins– I’m obsessive about my health and I take a ton of multivitamins in addition to probiotics. These Rainbow Light vegan multivitamins have been a lifesaver.
  5. Wallet– It took me a while to find the perfect wallet that could fit all of my cards. I found this wallet in Dallas last year and it’s been a lifesaver.
  6. Water– I drink about 4 bottles of water a day so you will always find a bottle of water in my bag.
  7. Receipts– I wish retailers would all have the e-mail your receipt program because I’m always toting around a ton of receipts in my bag.


Weekend Reading List


I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately, my laptop died on me two weeks ago so I’m having to blog from my cell phone and tablet. The struggle is real because I’ve photographed some great posts that I can’t wait to share with you all but I can’t do much in that arena while I wait to get my hard drive replaced. While on my blogging sabbatical, I’ve managed to try several new workouts with ClassPass. I’m on the road to a 6 pack ya’ll! I’ve also been reading more. I just finished two books this month. I’ve caught up with two old friends. Spent more time focusing on me. It’s all been great so as you can see I’m not in too much of a rush to get back to schedule but I promise I’ll be back to regular schedule in September.

Since I haven’t been blogging I’ve been saving several great articles that I think are worth sharing. So while you are soaking up these last days of summer this weekend, take a look at these finds from the internet! 

Weekend Reading List:

Beauty – How to wear foundation when it’s hot out via Birchbox

DecorHome tour of blogger and former Bachelorette Jillian Harris. 

Food – How to build the best freezer meals. 

Fitness –Everyone girl wants to have the best backside! PopSugar fitness shows you how to get the best backside in a short workout video

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