DIY Summer Staycation

It’s officially summertime and if you’re like literally anyone else on the planet, you’re watching everyone’s epic summer getaways via social media. That one friend who spent a week in Italy… the other who hosted a rager all weekend in Palm Springs. We get it. You’re all super cool and fabulous and rich.

I especially understand. For me, this is my busiest season of the year. I can’t just take off to the Italian Riviera in the middle of July… let alone afford it! So my dear friend Cara helped me come up with an idea for you all… how to throw an EPIC and insta worthy – staycation this summer. Save your pennies on hotels and airfare, and spend some quality time locally with the ones you love… throw in a few of my DIYs and ideas and you’re set!

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Greek Style Turkey Meatballs

If you guys follow me on Instagram at all.. you know this post is coming … haha in fact you ASKED for it! I’m not a professional chef by ANY stretch of the word, but I occasionally try out fun recipes at home and they turn out good and I post them on my Instagram… so that’s the level of my cooking skills – BUT I am getting better! So yesterday, I kinda mashed a few recipes I’ve tried and created my own and they turned out SOOO good. I took a poll on Instagram and you guys overwhelmingly wanted the recipe… so here ya go…

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Galentines Day Cocktails & Donuts

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any period of time, you may know already that I LOVE Galentines Day… aptly named by Leslie Knope of Parks & Rec – a day to love on your ladies celebrated the day before Valentines Day. For me… I like to keep the essence of this day all month long – why keep it held up on 1 day alone?! With the help of the ever – fabulous MissFoodieProblems, we’ve made a bit of a tradition to put together some fun inspiration + cocktail recipes (cuz, duh) for you guys so you have some ideas on how to love on your gal pals this Feb (and all year long!)

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A Guide to a Girl Powered Galentine’s Day & Beyond

In past years, I’ve written articles on how to slay Valentine’s Day for your ladies, but this year I wanted to take a different approach and talk a bit about self-care.  While it’s great to set out a gorgeous spread of sweets and treats for your gal pals, it’s also important to remind them of why they are so important to you.  Keep reading for some fun ways you can incorporate empowerment into this Galentine’s Day and all the days of the year!

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How To Slay Valentines Day (Hint: Man Not Required)

Hey there lovely. Yeah you – I’m looking at you, girl! Guess what? It’s almost Valentine’s Day… and no… I’m not here to give you date ideas or make you feel bad for not having a man on this completely made up holiday. I’m here to tell you that you are a badass. You are beautiful. You are awesome. And so are your girlfriends. So you should throw on some lipstick and dress up (or not – a red lip in sweats is just as fab) and grab your ladies and make a cocktail and tell each other how much you love them. Because that’s what GALENTINES is all about.

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