Remember last week when I posted about my exciting trip to New York? Well, I am excited to share a fun project I worked on with some blogging friends Hallie, Devon, Natalie, and Mel for Sauza Sparkling Margaritas and GLAM.  The five of us girls headed to Atlantic Beach for a fun girls weekend. The house we stayed in was absolutely amazing (seriously my dream kitchen, well and everything else), but the friends I made were even better. All of us girls had an absolute blast, especially ending the night with a big splash by Hallie

The weekend started after we got all dolled up, of course everyone had the cutest outfits. It was too funny that we all ended up color coordinating (I swear this was completely random). I wore a pair of Joie lace shorts, a Madewell silk tank, this Anthropolgie necklace, and my favorite Zara heels; which ended up being the perfect outfit for an outdoor dinner and drinks.

After getting ready, we headed down to the kitchen for a few Sauza Sparkling Margaritas and some simple apps.  Devon and I made some delicious guacamole (my favorite recipe is below) and couldn’t resist having a few bites before everything was finished. We made a simple, fresh mexican fiesta and of course had plenty of Sauza Sparkling Margaritas.  My favorite flavor is the Original Lime.  The margaritas all have the perfect amount of bubbles and are ready- to- serve which makes the prep as easy as ever! 

My ideal Girls Night involves making everything simple so I can actually enjoy the night rather than stressing in the kitchen. We all chipped in and helped with the prep which ended up being my favorite part of the day. Of course, we always had a glass of Sauza Sparkling Margaritas by our sides. 

Our dinner so delicious and the stories that were told made my face hurt for days from all of the laughing! We made fish tacos, fresh grilled corn, an arugula salad, and the most amazing dessert (I will spare you the details, but let me just tell you it was so delicious)- especially with the Wild Berry flavor margarita.

After dinner, we decided to take the party poolside and continue the night with some more drinks!  The weather was absolutely beautiful and the perfect night to dance and splash around by the pool.  One of the girls made some delicious fruit popsicles that were the perfect side kick to my Original Lime Sauza Sparkling Margarita.  

It was seriously an incredible weekend, and one I will never forget.  I hope you enjoy the video! For a little inside on how to plan a Girls Night, check this out! 

Here is the recipe for my favorite guacamole:  

2 whole avocados 

1 ripe tomato (or a package of grape tomatoes )

1 white onion 

1 clove of garlic 

a handful of cilantro 

1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice and a sprinkle of salt 

All you do is smash the avocados, mix in the chopped tomatoes, onion and garlic, sprinkle the cilantro and pour on the fresh lime juice and salt and serve! I like to dip either warm tortilla chips or fresh carrots, and you are all set! 

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Weekend Wardrobe- American Royal Barbecue

This weekend was full of Fall events and some major house hunting in Kansas City.  I experienced my first American Royal Barbecue, which lived up to all of my expectations.  More barbecue than I could ever imagine, a few too many Hot Toddies and dancing to stay warm, started off our weekend right.  Then CiderFest in Louisburg did not disappoint with delicious hot apple cider, donuts, and the perfect pumpkins for a little fall decor in the apartment.  It was a great weekend, shared with great friends.  Unfortunately, we still did not find a house, so the hunt continues… 


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Jump In

I am so excited for my first lake trip of the summer.  This year has just flown by and I can’t believe this is the first time I am making it out of town for a little R & R.  The only thing missing from this trip is a dress from Lemlem.  I have been lusting over these handwoven dresses for months now, but I haven’t found the right time to buy.  They seem so perfect to wear over your swim suit or just to lounge on the dock.  If you don’t know the story of Lemlem, you can read the entire history here– the company is owned by supermodel and activist, Liya Kebede, and all the pieces are hand woven in Ethiopia.  Other than the pieces being beautiful, Lemlem stimulated economic independence in her native country.  Here are a few I wish I was wearing… 


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Happy Birthday Caits

Happy Birthday to my favorite fashionista, friend and fellow Leo! I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating 25 years with lots of friends, delicious drinks and cupcakes! You deserve nothing but the best on this fabulous day and I know you will be rocking an awesome birthday outfit.  

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She Said Yes

I am so excited that one of my best friends is engaged! This will be my first friend to tie the knot and I could not be happier for them.

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Congrats Shelley and Chad- You deserve nothing but the best!

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Happy Birthday, Inga!

Happy Birthday to the best roomie and best friend I could ever ask for in my life! She deserves to have the best day ever that is all about her! She has the biggest heart and I am truly blessed to have met her just a few short years ago.  Have lots of champagne tonight in DC and when you get back we will celebrate with a day at the pool drinking sweet teas, reading magazines, and painting our nails and then enjoy a big night out on the town! Love you! 

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Here are a few snapshots from my lovely week and weekend.  It was so fun catching up with the girls in St. Louis and of course Valentine’s Day on Tuesday.  Hope you have a fabulous start to your week! I know I will be drinking lots of tea and coffee to keep me awake! 

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Happy Friday


Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited to see my girlies this weekend from near and far. I am sure there will be lots of laughs and lots of wine! Hope you all have a great weekend! 

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Happy Birthday Wendy!

Happy Birthday to one of my favorites! I hope you have a fabulous birthday that I am sure will be full of valentine’s day cookies tomorrow at Amy’s and lots of celebrating tonight! 

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Happy Birthday Ashley!

Happy Birthday to my favorite whisper twin, Ashley.  I am so greatful to have met her last year and that she has become such a big part of my life.  We do just about everything together- some say “attached at the hip” or that we just the “royal we”. Either way I like it and I hope you have the most “one”derful birthday yet! 

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