When it comes to buying gifts for friends or brothers and sisters, sometimes it it not necessary to break the bank.  I am all about gifts with a sentimental value or just something the person really wants and they maybe would not buy themselves. So here it is a full gift guide of things under $50.  Enjoy!


Bauble Bar Necklace ($42)Free Shipping and Returns! / Merci Note Cards with Envelops ($24.50)– 25% off entire purchase / Cally Slippers ($36.95) / GAP Cashmere Gloves ($49.95)– Extra 20% off purchase using GAPLOVE/ C.Wonder Cheetah Case ( $35 ) / Polka Dot Socks ($10.50) – All Happy Socks are on SALE / Inital Key Chain ($24) / POP Phone ($20) / Tory Burch Blush Brush ($48) / Deborah Lippman GIRLS Nailpolish Set ($45) / Gojana and Griffin Jewelry Roll ($45) / Classic White Converse ($44.95)

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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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Is it Monday already?  The weekend just flew by and I have continued my goal to have productive weekends in 2013, although it is only the 2nd weekend of the year.  I finally put my office together, but I still need a few more necessities before I give you a peek inside. I deep cleaned the house, Michelle and I started working on an exciting new project, I bought my first ever Paperwhite (and hopefully it blooms), did Fusion Fire, and watched the new season of GIRLS and the Golden Globes.  

Oh and for the pictures, I promised Patrick that I would take pictures with my camera at least once a week since I got my new lens, in order to start really learning how to use it.  I plan to take a class in the next month so if anyone has a suggestion for a studio in Kansas City, I would love to know! 

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