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There's nothing like a Monday to get you craving your next getaway.  Mine will be this upcoming spring break and these pretty neutrals are what I'll be taking along.  Feminine basics are my favorite to pack.  They work for every occasion and are super simple to mix and match.  Add in a great tote like this one, a darling pair of sneakers and a luscious scent and you're all set.  I've linked them all below for you...enjoy!

xx,

~K


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SPRING NEUTRALS








There's nothing like a Monday to get you craving your next getaway.  Mine will be this upcoming spring break and these pretty neutrals are what I'll be taking along.  Feminine basics are my favorite to pack.  They work for every occasion and are super simple to mix and match.  Add in a great tote like this one, a darling pair of sneakers and a luscious scent and you're all set.  I've linked them all below for you...enjoy!

xx,

~K


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Happy Friday!  With spring in the air I can't help but crave healthy spring dishes.  Today I'm sharing one of the first dishes I ever learned to make.  After experimenting with several different recipes from many of my favorite chefs, I came up with this version and I absolutely love it.  It has just the right balance of fresh spring flavors, rich undertones and texture-filled bite.  Here's the recipe and step by step of how to make it:


INGREDIENTS:

2 tbs. butter
1 tbs. olive oil
1 finely diced shallot
1 1/2 c arborio rice
2 tsp. minced garlic
4 - 5 c shrimp or seafood stock
1/4 c dry sherry
1 lb. baby asparagus trimmed, cut to 1 inch pieces and blanched
8 oz. frozen peas
1 c sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
more salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c mascarpone cheese
1/2 c freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tbs. fresh minced dill
1 tbs. chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS:

In a small saucepan bring stock to a low boil.

Using a large sauté pan, add butter and olive oil and begin to heat up.  Finely dice your shallot and sauté for about six minutes.  Season with a dash of salt and pepper.  Add minced garlic and toss for about a minute being sure not to let the garlic over brown.  Add the rice and toss to generously coat.  Add the sherry and simmer over a low heat while stirring consistently until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Now begin to add the warmed stock about a half cup at a time.  Continue adding the liquid in this way, stirring until almost completely absorbed before adding more.  This process will take about half an hour.

At about the 15 minute mark add the veggies, lemon zest, salt and pepper.  Continue to stir and add stock so as to keep the rice moist but not too wet nor too dry.  With 5 minutes to go, add the shrimp and remaining liquid as needed.  look until shrimp is pink throughout. Taste test the rice to see that is chewy but tender.

Whisk the lemon juice and marscapone cheese to a nice consistency.  Once the risotto is finished cooking, turn off the heat and add in the lemon-cheese mixture along with the parmesan cheese, dill and parsley.  Let the dish sit away from the heat allowing the flavors to marry.  Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper before serving and garnish with a bit more parsely.  Get ready for compliments and enjoy!



I love when recipes are simple and delicious and this is definitely that.  Spring is wonderful in so many ways and cooking up spring dishes is one of my favorites.  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend...thanks for stopping by!


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Photo Credits:  iowagirleats and eeyondmeresustenance 

SPRINGTIME RISOTTO










Happy Friday!  With spring in the air I can't help but crave healthy spring dishes.  Today I'm sharing one of the first dishes I ever learned to make.  After experimenting with several different recipes from many of my favorite chefs, I came up with this version and I absolutely love it.  It has just the right balance of fresh spring flavors, rich undertones and texture-filled bite.  Here's the recipe and step by step of how to make it:


INGREDIENTS:

2 tbs. butter
1 tbs. olive oil
1 finely diced shallot
1 1/2 c arborio rice
2 tsp. minced garlic
4 - 5 c shrimp or seafood stock
1/4 c dry sherry
1 lb. baby asparagus trimmed, cut to 1 inch pieces and blanched
8 oz. frozen peas
1 c sliced mushrooms
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
more salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/3 c mascarpone cheese
1/2 c freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tbs. fresh minced dill
1 tbs. chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS:

In a small saucepan bring stock to a low boil.

Using a large sauté pan, add butter and olive oil and begin to heat up.  Finely dice your shallot and sauté for about six minutes.  Season with a dash of salt and pepper.  Add minced garlic and toss for about a minute being sure not to let the garlic over brown.  Add the rice and toss to generously coat.  Add the sherry and simmer over a low heat while stirring consistently until most of the liquid is absorbed.  Now begin to add the warmed stock about a half cup at a time.  Continue adding the liquid in this way, stirring until almost completely absorbed before adding more.  This process will take about half an hour.

At about the 15 minute mark add the veggies, lemon zest, salt and pepper.  Continue to stir and add stock so as to keep the rice moist but not too wet nor too dry.  With 5 minutes to go, add the shrimp and remaining liquid as needed.  look until shrimp is pink throughout. Taste test the rice to see that is chewy but tender.

Whisk the lemon juice and marscapone cheese to a nice consistency.  Once the risotto is finished cooking, turn off the heat and add in the lemon-cheese mixture along with the parmesan cheese, dill and parsley.  Let the dish sit away from the heat allowing the flavors to marry.  Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper before serving and garnish with a bit more parsely.  Get ready for compliments and enjoy!



I love when recipes are simple and delicious and this is definitely that.  Spring is wonderful in so many ways and cooking up spring dishes is one of my favorites.  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend...thanks for stopping by!


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Photo Credits:  iowagirleats and eeyondmeresustenance 








Hello loves!  I'm so excited to finally say, happy spring!  It's been a long winter and I am so ready to shed those layers and wear all the cute dresses I've been eyeing in stores.  There are so many pretty options out there right now but for today I've narrowed it down to these simple but striking choices.  I'm definitely a girlie girl and with that I adore details.  Nothing fussy or complicated but rather just simple, well made elements that draw the eye and flatter the figure.  Men beware, haha.  Florals are having a moment and I can think of nothing better than this one from Kate Spade.  I saw it in the boutique by me recently and instantly fell in love.  The colors, flow and feel are perfection and beg to be enjoyed.  I'm also seeing a lot of eyelet lately and am so happy about that.  This fabric is one we remember from being little girls and it's still a favorite now.  Lace and tied-waist styles round out the fold.  So many lovely choices, a girl can't go wrong.  What are you waiting to wear?  I'd love to know!

xx,

~K

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SPRING DRESSES I'M LOVING








Hello loves!  I'm so excited to finally say, happy spring!  It's been a long winter and I am so ready to shed those layers and wear all the cute dresses I've been eyeing in stores.  There are so many pretty options out there right now but for today I've narrowed it down to these simple but striking choices.  I'm definitely a girlie girl and with that I adore details.  Nothing fussy or complicated but rather just simple, well made elements that draw the eye and flatter the figure.  Men beware, haha.  Florals are having a moment and I can think of nothing better than this one from Kate Spade.  I saw it in the boutique by me recently and instantly fell in love.  The colors, flow and feel are perfection and beg to be enjoyed.  I'm also seeing a lot of eyelet lately and am so happy about that.  This fabric is one we remember from being little girls and it's still a favorite now.  Lace and tied-waist styles round out the fold.  So many lovely choices, a girl can't go wrong.  What are you waiting to wear?  I'd love to know!

xx,

~K

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Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend?  Mine was busy and that's why I love a little self-care Sunday. One of my favorite ways to spend it is enjoying a little pampering and that almost always involves a mask of some kind.  Sheet masks are all the rage and for a million reasons.  From the surge of hydration, calming, and soothing sensation they give to the skin-benefiting properties these little gems are the not so secret key to Korean-inspired beauty.  Needless to say, I love them.  Today I've put together a list of my top 10 favorite masks to reach for whenever you and your skin need a little TLC.  I also included a pack made specifically for the delicate and often undernourished eye area.  These comfy patches will have you wondering where they've been all your life, haha.  From sleeping masks to high end luxury indulgences there's something here you're sure to fall in love with.  Shop them all down below and let me know which one is your skin's favorite.  Happy pampering!


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TOP 10 BEAUTY MASKS







Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend?  Mine was busy and that's why I love a little self-care Sunday. One of my favorite ways to spend it is enjoying a little pampering and that almost always involves a mask of some kind.  Sheet masks are all the rage and for a million reasons.  From the surge of hydration, calming, and soothing sensation they give to the skin-benefiting properties these little gems are the not so secret key to Korean-inspired beauty.  Needless to say, I love them.  Today I've put together a list of my top 10 favorite masks to reach for whenever you and your skin need a little TLC.  I also included a pack made specifically for the delicate and often undernourished eye area.  These comfy patches will have you wondering where they've been all your life, haha.  From sleeping masks to high end luxury indulgences there's something here you're sure to fall in love with.  Shop them all down below and let me know which one is your skin's favorite.  Happy pampering!


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TGIF! We made it to Friday and that's always reason to celebrate, haha.  Today I'm also celebrating some of my favorite fellow blogger babes and their incredible sense of style, beautiful families and brilliant passion for what they do.  Not only are these girls pretty in their pictures, they're also lovely in real life.  I've had the pleasure to meet up with almost all of them different industry events and can tell you they are just as sweet in person.  

Caitlin Covington is the definition of a southern belle.  If you've never seen her blog, Southern Curls and Pearls add it to your list now.  She and her hubby are the most adorable newlyweds and their cute pup Winnie  is absolutely darling.  She's definitely one to follow if you love southern style and have a   case of wanderlust.

Rach Parcell was the first blogger I ever followed and one of the reasons I was inspired to begin blogging myself.  Her uber feminine site, Pink Peonies, is not only gorgeous but the place I always go to when I want to be inspired.  Rachel started her blog like many of us do, as a way to express her creativity and love of fashion.  Since then she has gone on to create her own clothing line and see her childhood dreams come true.  I'm so inspired by her entrepreneurial achievements and the way she balances them so beautifully with being a loving wife and mother.

Kat Tanita and I met years ago in NYC and I was instantly taken by her candid nature and beautiful spirit.  She's definitely the type of person who you feel like you've known forever and who you can relate to instantly.  Kat is a free spirit and she writes each day from the heart.  I've loved following her journey from NYC to L.A. over on her blog, With Love From Kat and the heartfelt honesty she always portrays.  Her style is elegant and fresh and depicts that of a glamour girl wise beyond her years.


Mara Ferreira is to me today's Dorothy from Oz.  Homegrown, genuinely caring and always kind...Miss Mara is a sweet source of all the wonderful things life can be.  She began her blog M Loves M when it was just her and her husband Matthew.  Since then their journey has led them to become the parents of two angelic children to which she is a fabulous mama!  Her blog is done to earth and features an ethereal feel of Boho chic.  Mara is a sweetheart and I'm so happy of her success on all levels!

Finally, there are Meggan and Brooke from the style guide, Somewhere, Lately.  While I've never met  either of these two ladies, I can bet we'd become fast friends.  With Brooke blogging from New York and Meggan from Texas these two come together seamlessly to share their style savvy and fashion finds.  I love how they are the epitome of the everygirl and show that while the struggle is real so are they.  Personal passion trumps trials and tribulations.

If you follow any of these blogs then you know what I mean.  If not, definitely head on over to check out each one.  You won't be disappointed.  Thank you to each of these incredible ladies.  While of course your beauty and style shines on the outside, it pales in comparison to the beauty within.  Love you all!!

xx,

~K







LOVING LATELY












TGIF! We made it to Friday and that's always reason to celebrate, haha.  Today I'm also celebrating some of my favorite fellow blogger babes and their incredible sense of style, beautiful families and brilliant passion for what they do.  Not only are these girls pretty in their pictures, they're also lovely in real life.  I've had the pleasure to meet up with almost all of them different industry events and can tell you they are just as sweet in person.  

Caitlin Covington is the definition of a southern belle.  If you've never seen her blog, Southern Curls and Pearls add it to your list now.  She and her hubby are the most adorable newlyweds and their cute pup Winnie  is absolutely darling.  She's definitely one to follow if you love southern style and have a   case of wanderlust.

Rach Parcell was the first blogger I ever followed and one of the reasons I was inspired to begin blogging myself.  Her uber feminine site, Pink Peonies, is not only gorgeous but the place I always go to when I want to be inspired.  Rachel started her blog like many of us do, as a way to express her creativity and love of fashion.  Since then she has gone on to create her own clothing line and see her childhood dreams come true.  I'm so inspired by her entrepreneurial achievements and the way she balances them so beautifully with being a loving wife and mother.

Kat Tanita and I met years ago in NYC and I was instantly taken by her candid nature and beautiful spirit.  She's definitely the type of person who you feel like you've known forever and who you can relate to instantly.  Kat is a free spirit and she writes each day from the heart.  I've loved following her journey from NYC to L.A. over on her blog, With Love From Kat and the heartfelt honesty she always portrays.  Her style is elegant and fresh and depicts that of a glamour girl wise beyond her years.


Mara Ferreira is to me today's Dorothy from Oz.  Homegrown, genuinely caring and always kind...Miss Mara is a sweet source of all the wonderful things life can be.  She began her blog M Loves M when it was just her and her husband Matthew.  Since then their journey has led them to become the parents of two angelic children to which she is a fabulous mama!  Her blog is done to earth and features an ethereal feel of Boho chic.  Mara is a sweetheart and I'm so happy of her success on all levels!

Finally, there are Meggan and Brooke from the style guide, Somewhere, Lately.  While I've never met  either of these two ladies, I can bet we'd become fast friends.  With Brooke blogging from New York and Meggan from Texas these two come together seamlessly to share their style savvy and fashion finds.  I love how they are the epitome of the everygirl and show that while the struggle is real so are they.  Personal passion trumps trials and tribulations.

If you follow any of these blogs then you know what I mean.  If not, definitely head on over to check out each one.  You won't be disappointed.  Thank you to each of these incredible ladies.  While of course your beauty and style shines on the outside, it pales in comparison to the beauty within.  Love you all!!

xx,

~K







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