My Wishlist




It feels like it's been a minute since I last shared my latest beauty faves and craves so today I'm opening the door to a peek at my current April must-haves.  Has anyone been to Sephora lately?  Well if you haven't I'd say run anytime after April 26th when their Beauty Insider event begins...more on that another day. But anyway...these are the items I'm loving right now.  From the best new haircare line to an absolutely incredible (as in velvet finish and intensely hydrating with SPF 50, what!?) setting mist, these picks will have you wondering what you did without them.  If you can hold on until the sale begins check back for the discount code and details to grab them.  I've also linked them all below for you in case you can't wait to try.  Enjoy!

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HELLO SPRING BEAUTY




It feels like it's been a minute since I last shared my latest beauty faves and craves so today I'm opening the door to a peek at my current April must-haves.  Has anyone been to Sephora lately?  Well if you haven't I'd say run anytime after April 26th when their Beauty Insider event begins...more on that another day. But anyway...these are the items I'm loving right now.  From the best new haircare line to an absolutely incredible (as in velvet finish and intensely hydrating with SPF 50, what!?) setting mist, these picks will have you wondering what you did without them.  If you can hold on until the sale begins check back for the discount code and details to grab them.  I've also linked them all below for you in case you can't wait to try.  Enjoy!

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Happy Friday!  Good Friday is such a special time as Easter approaches and anticipation for Sunday is on the rise.  I love this holiday and the promise of rebirth and newness that comes with it.  Not to mention it's awash in pinks, blushes and golds, haha.  These pretty photos each capture some special element of the holiday that reminds of all the beautiful Easters past and present.  From gorgeous pastel eggs to deliciously simple hot cross buns each one evokes a wonderful memory in time.  How are you all celebrating this year?  I'll definitely be baking up my favorite Easter dessert that I shared in this post and spending the day with family.  Wishing you and yours the happiest of Easters and Passovers.  Enjoy!

xx,

~K

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Photo credits:  pink peonies,  randi garrett designs, country living,  tutti dolci, monika hobbs





EASTER FAVORITES







Happy Friday!  Good Friday is such a special time as Easter approaches and anticipation for Sunday is on the rise.  I love this holiday and the promise of rebirth and newness that comes with it.  Not to mention it's awash in pinks, blushes and golds, haha.  These pretty photos each capture some special element of the holiday that reminds of all the beautiful Easters past and present.  From gorgeous pastel eggs to deliciously simple hot cross buns each one evokes a wonderful memory in time.  How are you all celebrating this year?  I'll definitely be baking up my favorite Easter dessert that I shared in this post and spending the day with family.  Wishing you and yours the happiest of Easters and Passovers.  Enjoy!

xx,

~K

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Photo credits:  pink peonies,  randi garrett designs, country living,  tutti dolci, monika hobbs











It's spring break and I'm in the kitchen today whipping up one of my favorite spring and summer salads...panzanella.  This was one of the first salads I tried making when I began getting "chefie" and watching lots of the food network, haha.  But honestly, it was one of the first dishes I began getting comfortable experimenting with and today I'm sharing my modified version of the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for the yummy favorite.  As you'll see, you can make your own bread cubes if you have the time and so wish or you can grab a couple of bags of your favorite salad croutons and save that step.  Either way, you're in for a delicious treat!  Quick, classic and refreshingly satisfying...enjoy!







Ingredients:


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small French bread or boule, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups) or 2 bags of your favorite seasoned croutons (I love Texas Toast Garlic Cheese)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 red onion, cut in 1/2 and thinly sliced
1 can pitted black olives
20 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

For the vinaigrette:
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. If making your own homemade croutons, heat your olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add in the bread cubes and salt then cook over low to medium heat being sure to toss frequently.  Continue crisping for 10 minutes until nicely browned. You can gently add more oil as needed while going along.
  2. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.  I always get out my immersion blender to whipped them up.  It's super quick and gets the consistency just right.
  3. Now, in a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, basil, and olives. Add the bread cubes and toss altogether with the vinaigrette. Generously season it all with salt and pepper. You can serve it up right away or let it all marry for about half an hour for the flavors to blend. Yum!!!


You can make this dish into a main by adding in grilled chicken or shrimp or even sausage or steak if you're a meat lover.  If you do try making this one let me know.  I'd love to hear how it turns out.  Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

xx,

~K


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Photo credits: flavorthemoments








PRETTY PANZANELLA







It's spring break and I'm in the kitchen today whipping up one of my favorite spring and summer salads...panzanella.  This was one of the first salads I tried making when I began getting "chefie" and watching lots of the food network, haha.  But honestly, it was one of the first dishes I began getting comfortable experimenting with and today I'm sharing my modified version of the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for the yummy favorite.  As you'll see, you can make your own bread cubes if you have the time and so wish or you can grab a couple of bags of your favorite salad croutons and save that step.  Either way, you're in for a delicious treat!  Quick, classic and refreshingly satisfying...enjoy!







Ingredients:


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small French bread or boule, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups) or 2 bags of your favorite seasoned croutons (I love Texas Toast Garlic Cheese)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 red onion, cut in 1/2 and thinly sliced
1 can pitted black olives
20 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

For the vinaigrette:
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. If making your own homemade croutons, heat your olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add in the bread cubes and salt then cook over low to medium heat being sure to toss frequently.  Continue crisping for 10 minutes until nicely browned. You can gently add more oil as needed while going along.
  2. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.  I always get out my immersion blender to whipped them up.  It's super quick and gets the consistency just right.
  3. Now, in a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, basil, and olives. Add the bread cubes and toss altogether with the vinaigrette. Generously season it all with salt and pepper. You can serve it up right away or let it all marry for about half an hour for the flavors to blend. Yum!!!


You can make this dish into a main by adding in grilled chicken or shrimp or even sausage or steak if you're a meat lover.  If you do try making this one let me know.  I'd love to hear how it turns out.  Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

xx,

~K


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Photo credits: flavorthemoments



















Hello Monday!  I'm always so inspired by street style and today I wanted to share some of the reasons why I find it so captivatingly on point.  With effortless chic and understated elegance, each of these looks captures everything I love about  fashion.  Embracing your individual style is what makes it your own.   So many of the latest trends I'm loving are showing up here from joggers and easy chic to pleated skirts and classic retro sneakers, these looks are showing us that everything old is new again.  Style never subsides.  What looks are you guys loving right now?  Please share!

Have a great Monday everyone and thanks for stopping by!

xx,

~K

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Photo credits:  short stories and skirts



STREET STYLE INSPIRED












Hello Monday!  I'm always so inspired by street style and today I wanted to share some of the reasons why I find it so captivatingly on point.  With effortless chic and understated elegance, each of these looks captures everything I love about  fashion.  Embracing your individual style is what makes it your own.   So many of the latest trends I'm loving are showing up here from joggers and easy chic to pleated skirts and classic retro sneakers, these looks are showing us that everything old is new again.  Style never subsides.  What looks are you guys loving right now?  Please share!

Have a great Monday everyone and thanks for stopping by!

xx,

~K

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Photo credits:  short stories and skirts







TGIF ladies!  I love a Friday and I also love a great sale.  Today we get to enjoy both with the Shopbop spring sale going on now through April 12th.  I love Shopbop for sooooo many reason (hello cute tops, amazing bags, crave worthy dresses and really great jeans!) and their SALES are definitely one of them.  This time around they are offering 20% off your order of $500 or less or 25% off of $500 or more.  Just use the code EVENT 19 and that's it! I've linked my favorites for you below but I strongly suggest you head on over to their site as well as there are simply tons of incredible options that always sell out majorly fast.  Enjoy!

xx,

K

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SHOPBOP SALE FAVES





TGIF ladies!  I love a Friday and I also love a great sale.  Today we get to enjoy both with the Shopbop spring sale going on now through April 12th.  I love Shopbop for sooooo many reason (hello cute tops, amazing bags, crave worthy dresses and really great jeans!) and their SALES are definitely one of them.  This time around they are offering 20% off your order of $500 or less or 25% off of $500 or more.  Just use the code EVENT 19 and that's it! I've linked my favorites for you below but I strongly suggest you head on over to their site as well as there are simply tons of incredible options that always sell out majorly fast.  Enjoy!

xx,

K

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