pineapple platters

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Good morning my loves! Is there anyone out there who loves pineapples as much as I do?? I hope so! This has been one of my most favorite fruits this summer, and it’s a winner in my husband’s books as well :) Pineapples really do make the most beautiful platters, especially for get-togethers on the deck, and some all around backyard fun. I have to say I do love it when they are freshly chopped, so I always buy my own, and slice it up right in my kitchen! Don’t be afraid of the big, scary pineapple :) There are two ways I like to slice them up, and it just depends on what you want your platter to look like. Always start with chopping off the crown. Next, you can either slice in half, then in quarters, and sometimes again. Finally, slice off the outside peel and chop into little triangles. But if you are going for more of a round look, I would just slice big circles, core out the hard middle piece, and slice around to get the peel off. Keep in mind, there are tons of crazy fun pineapple kitchen tools out there, so don’t hesitate to do some exploring! Now go out and enjoy some with me <3

. // pineapple slicer here

high tea & lake louise

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Good morning my loves! I wanted to share something super special with you today. It is a bit of a throwback finding it’s way onto the blog, but definitely a day worth remembering. When my lovely sister Linda was here for a visit, the two of us went for the most amazing high tea experience at the Fairmont Chateau in Lake Louise. Not only did we have extraordinary eats and treats, but the view was absolutely breathtaking. If you’ve ever been to Lake Louise you will know what I am talking about. That view just does not get old, and it is completely mesmerizing. It was the most wonderful afternoon, and definitely something to do with your girlfriends! And remember to soak in every moment <3

. // Fairmont Chateau high tea

fall transitions

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Hello Lovelies! Summer is slowly drawing to a end, but not quite yet :) The days are warm and are sandwiched in by cooler mornings and evenings. This is where you have to do a lot of transition outfits! Fall is definitely in my top favorites for wardrobe! The colors are beautiful, you get to be all cozied up, and hot chocolate and pumpkin spiced lattes are always on the menu :) One of my favorites is to dress a pair of shorts with a warm cozy sweater. I also love to add a closed-toe shoe option, so my feet don’t freeze! This keeps it perfect for transitioning from the cool mornings into the late summer days. Don’t forget to throw on a nice chunk of bling and accessories to show up before those gloves & scarves cover it all up! <3

. // abercrombie sweater similar here .// dear rae ring here .// aldo necklace here

smoothie & veg

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Hello my lovelies :) If you’re anything like me, you love a good snack! Today I’ve thrown together something lovely, and thought I’d share it with you all. It’s super easy and simple to make. All you need are a few carrots, cucumbers, and some grape tomatoes that you have no clue what to do with. Then just combine together all the smoothie ingredients, et voila! A brand new snack time is here :) Hope you enjoy <3

banana coconut smoothie
// what you’ll need:
+ 1 frozen banana
+ ice
+ shredded coconut
+ tsp honey
+ tsp flax seed
+ tsp chia seeds
+ tsp hemp hearts
+ 1 cup almond milk
+ 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

combine all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. add desired topping and enjoy with a side of chopped veggies :)

blazer & flats

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Good morning my loves! Just been loving having some home time to ourselves, catching up on work, doing some online shopping :) and of course experimenting with fun new ideas as always! Thought I’d share this outfit from a little while back. This has been a fun summer staple for me, with an edge of class. Sometimes when I’m feeling a little “frumpy” I like to combine a summer look with a fitted blazer and my cute and always lovely strappy flats. It’s just a little something different than the classic shorts and sandals, don’t ya think? Also, a big ol’ statement necklace never hurt anyone either! Don’t be afraid to step outside the lines a little every now and then. It’s fun to explore.. that’s what life is for after all! <3

. // blazer similar here // shorts here // flats here

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