Have you ever been scrambling last minute to get everything ready for the party you are hosting? We have all been there. It is stressful, panicky, and if you are in Arizona like me: too damn hot to be going from store to store. So after learning from my mistakes I have decided that I am more of an online shopper.
As usual, I’ve been pretty busy lately. My days are maxed out with work and appointments --- being an expecting mom can be EXHAUSTING to say the least. My due date is right around the corner and of course Phoenix is heating up v. quickly… which just makes the days tougher. I have definitely been in desperate need of a break and some relaxation and I knew there were some other mom’s in my line of business who needed that too, so my latest Bumble event could not have come at a better time.
As many of you may know, my last baby shower has now come and gone. It has been so fun getting to celebrate the upcoming arrival of our little girl with friends and family. Our last baby shower took place here in Phoenix and it was hosted by my sweet friends: Jess, McKenna and Bethany. They put together the best day. We had the yummiest food, the cutest drinks and my entire Phoenix fam was there to help me celebrate!
I love Game Day! I think it’s so fun to gather with friends and family and watch the game while eating all of our favorite snacks. I usually end up spending the entire day snacking, so I make it a priority to only pick up healthy snacks that won’t leave me feeling guilty. I love to stock up on fruit and veggies, guacamole, charcuterie plates, and one of my Game Day faves, Popchips!
Hey guys! I’m excited to announce that Bumble has done it again and they are releasing a new part of their app called Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz specializes in allowing users to make business connections. I think this is so cool, especially because Bizz is staying true to Bumble’s roots. Just like the dating service Bumble offers, women make the first move. Bumble is continuing to put women in the power seat.
My Bumble girls and I recently had the opportunity to have a weekend staycay at Hotel Valley Ho and it was the BEST. I love that Bumble brings us together for super fun events like this one. My favorite thing about BumbleBFF is how much emphasis they put on harvesting friendships. It’s hard to find time in my busy schedule to really give each of my friendships the attention and quality time that they deserve, but BumbleBFF has really helped me with this! I really do love getting to spend quality time with my friends at our events, and our Bumble x Hotel Valley Ho staycay was definitely one for the books.
I recently partnered with BumbleBFF and Hotel Valley Ho to host a girls staycation in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a part of the staycation Hotel Valley Ho hosted us for a dinner and brunch over the course of our stay at their restaurant, ZuZu. Which offers a modern twist on classic fare. The restaurant had such a nice ambiance that features live music on Friday and Saturday evenings that gave all the good vibes throughout the night.
These breakfast wraps are the best! I love them because they trick my mind into thinking I’m eating bread based wrap when in reality, the wrap is made entirely out of egg! These wraps are also super versatile. I always stuff them with my faves: tomatoes, avocado and spinach. However, you can totally be more adventurous and add ingredients such as sauted veggies, protein, cheese or anything else you want in there because pretty much EVERYTHING tastes good with eggs.
I love fruit dipped in greek yogurt! In case you missed my last fruit + greek yogurt post, I recently
dipped kiwi slices in greek yogurt and froze them. I was pretty much in heaven! It’s crazy how it
tastes like SUCH a treat, when in reality it’s simply fruit and greek yogurt! Two totally healthy
and good-for- you ingredients. I’m so obsessed.
For those of you that are new to the concept of roasting grapes, I'm with you! I recently read up on different roasted grape recipes and I was totally intrigued. I love grapes, but I usually eat them chilled... So the idea of tossing my grapes in olive oil, roasting them and eating them in a savory dish seemed out of the ordinary. However, the pictures on Pinterest made it look delicious so I had to try it for myself. Well, I am here to tell you that they are amazing!
With Summer still in full force here in Phoenix, I am looking for any and all ways to escape the heat. Weekend getaways, spending most my time indoors, and limiting my use of hot kitchen appliances! In fact, the freezer is my new favorite kitchen appliance this summer. No heat and it can make so many healthy snacks, like this one! These yogurt dipped kiwi slices are really good AND healthy. I love that they are frozen, they are totally the perfect summer snack when you need to forget that is 115 degrees outside.
I'm obsessed with having fresh flowers in the house! It makes a space feel so much happier and lived in. I grabbed some flowers from Trader Joe's the other day when I realized my only vase already had flowers in them, and I was definitely not ready to throw out my cute peonies!! They were still so fresh! LOL. Anyways, I've had a bunch of milk bottles lying around the house from a bridal shower I helped put together a couple years back. I think they are so cute but I never knew what to do with them. Until yesterday anyway when I was feeling desperate and I realized that I can totally use them as vases!!
Recently I was invited to attend an event at The Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona; the college town of Arizona State University. This boutique hotel captures the charm and vibrancy of this young and fun college town and is located right across the street of ASU and within perfect walking distance of all the action located in downtown Tempe.
Have you ever seen a DIY party chandelier like this before?? Probably not, since this is sort of a hybrid DIY that I created based off of other ideas on Pinterest, ha! I was scrambling to throw a birthday party together last minute the other day when I started browsing Pinterest for party decor inspiration. I found cute pins for DIY wreaths and DIY chandeliers and both were so cute that I really couldn’t decide between the two! So I combined them!
I love having flowers around the house! They can really brighten up an entire space. Of course, fresh flowers are always preferable (especially when Trader Joe's or Whole Foods have Peonies in stock!). But sometimes, you just want some flowers that you can count on and that will look good even a month from when you set them out! That's where artificial flowers come in.
Hey guys! Isn’t this yarn wall hanging so cute?! The craziest part? I made the whole thing for under $15! My favorite part is the touch of gold on all of the strings! I saw wall hangings similar to this on Pinterest and they used brass tubing. Brass tubing is so cool because it’s really high quality and it shines brilliantly. The only downside is that they get expensive when you are looking to buy 30 of them! So, I put my thinking cap on and realized that I could put gold paper straws on each string and totally get the same effect! I got my straws from Target in the DIY party section and it was only $3 for 20 of them! Plus they are great quality and super shiny, so your friends will never know that you didn’t invest $60 in brass tubing! This is the perfect afternoon DIY because it only takes a few hours to make from start to finish. Plus, the process of making the tassels is the bulk of it and it’s super repetitive so it’s easy to zone out and watch a movie while making them. Investing a few hours of my day to DIY this was so worth it because it’s a completely easy and fool-proof DIY. None of this expectations vs. reality here! Plus, at the end of day you’ll be left with something really special that you made by hand and can show off to all of your friends! Seriously, no one believes me that I made this. So roll up your sleeves, grab out the yarn, put on a movie and get started!
Aren't these salad skewers so cute? They are pretty healthy too! They are also the EASIEST thing to make. All it takes is grilling some chicken and then throwing the skewers together with the other totally easy ingredients. I pretty much threw this recipe together in about 30 minutes (including grilling time!) and I was so happy with the result!