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  • Teaberry's Tea Room
    Food

    Teaberry’s Tea Room

    When my friend and I were looking up a place for brunch recently, we came across Teaberry’s Tea Room in Flemington – a town in-between us. The charming restaurant has tea, of course, but also an afternoon tea and lunch menu. Teaberry’s is housed inside a Victorian home that was built in 1822 and is one of the oldest homes in Flemington. Interesting fact, there was an earlier home built on the property owned by Esther Fleming Lowry whose family was one of the earliest in town and its namesake. Her and her husband were friends with George and Martha Washington! But that house burned down and the one in 1822…

  • One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice
    Food

    One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice

    Who doesn’t love one-pot recipes? Any recipe that by design leaves me with less dishes to wash is a appreciated by me! I came across this One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice recipe and it looked so good, I had to try it! I followed the recipe in terms of directions so click on the link above for the exact recipe and steps, but I did a few substitutions so keep reading this post for photos and what I subbed! First, you need to make the marinade for the chicken. The marinade consists of salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and olive oil. It also…

  • Cityscape Graphic Tee + Knit Nikes
    Fashion,  Looks

    Cityscape Graphic Tee

    My weekend style lately has been all about being comfy but put together enough for going out to run errands or hang out at a friend’s. Last weekend I wore this dark blue long sleeve tee with a cityscape graphic on the front with black leggings and my new grey knit sneakers. Top: Gap | Leggings: Express | Sneakers: Nike This tee is so cute and comfy. The cityscape print is darling and the white looks so good against the blue. I also love the little pop of yellow in the star. It’s not the warmest, but it’s a good all-year round piece since it is lightweight. In the summer…

  • Fashion

    How To Get A Designer Look For Less

    Image via Unsplash   When it comes to your look, you want to combine comfort and practicality with expressing your personal style. Clothes are a way to express ourselves to the world and shape how it sees us. Many of us covet the latest designer fashions, but affording them is a different matter. You may follow the catwalk reports and flip wistfully through the pages of Vogue for inspiration, but can you actually afford any of those items for your own wardrobe? Even if you could, there are other priorities in life and other bills to pay. Not many of us would feel comfortable buying a top that cost the…

  • Blue & White Ruffle Trim Top
    Fashion,  Looks

    Blue & White Striped Ruffle Trim

    I’m really big on finding little (or big) details in pieces that I love whether it’s a tiny glittery stripe, button detail, or a tiered ruffle. That’s why I love this navy blue top. It has the prettiest blue and white striped ruffle trim at the neck and at the wrists. The blue is a lighter, more vibrant blue than the navy the shirt is made of so it’s a nice, bright contrast. Top: J.Crew | Pants: Uniqlo | Shoes: Francesca’s | Ring: Express I decided to go with a blue look for this outfit with my blue statement ring and blue twist velvet slip-ons. This top has the feel…

  • Health

    Combat The Cold! 6 Essential Tips To Stay Healthy This Winter

    Picture Winter is a busy and exciting time. With holiday parties, family get-togethers, and all of the planning and preparation for Christmas day, there’s a lot to keep you busy and your mind off staying healthy. Unfortunately, with the shorter days, colder weather, and winter bugs, this can leave you feeling sick. Now that the holiday season is over, there’s no excuse not to take care of yourself. With that in mind, here are six essential tips to keep yourself healthy this winter. Get Your Flu Shot We all understand that having the flu is far from fun, but what many people don’t know about is the high numbers of…

  • Food,  Travel

    Japanese Jelly Candies

    Happy Friday! It has been a week. So this weekend, and it’s a long weekend, is so needed. I was scrolling through the photos on my phone the other day and saw this photo I took back in September of a box of jelly candies my parents bought in Japan and thought it would make for a nice, colorful flashback Friday. Back in August I went on a family vacation to Japan and Hong Kong and before heading to Hong Kong from Japan we were at the airport trying to use up some of our Japanese yen. The duty free shops were great for some last minute gifts for others and…

  • Beauty

    NARS Cheek Palette

    I have to preface this post by saying that sadly I don’t think this cheek palette is available anymore. I got it during the holidays but didn’t have a chance to share it before now. BUT, all the shades in it are staple NARS shades so you can easily buy them individually or in other cheek palettes in the future I’m sure since they are cult favorites. I mostly got this one just because I didn’t own these cult favorites on their own and the packaging was so cool! So I named this blog post “NARS Cheek Palette” because it’s really called NARS Orgasm Infatuation and I didn’t want that…

  • Fashion

    What Does Your Jewelry Say About You?

    Image Credit: Unsplash In the world of jewelry, every choice you make says something about your personal style. How you mix and match, and what you wear your jewelry with, gives away a little more than you might think about your taste and even your personality. Indeed, even the choice to not wear jewelry can make a statement! There is nothing like jewelry for transforming an outfit from average to awesome but here are a few of the signals you may not realise you are giving off. Fun and Quirky Matching bright colors, statement pieces and novelty jewelry is a brilliant way to show off your fun side. Fashion doesn’t…

  • Apple Pie - Cutouts & Braided Lattice
    Food

    Apple Pie + Cutouts & Braided Lattice

    Happy Thursday! I hope your week’s been going well. I’ve been really busy, but I’m glad it’s already Thursday. I have a quick post for you today. Continuing with my pie theme from my last food post (see my Coconut Cream Pie post), I’m sharing an apple pie today. I’ve shared an apple pie covered in leaf cutouts on here before and one with a lattice top which is why this post will be short and sweet since I’m not going to cover the whole process of making an apple pie. Just click (here) for one of my previous posts on apple pie. The apple pie I’m sharing today has…