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burger bash party inspiration

The Invite: "Burger Beer" Paperless Post invitation
The Set Up: DIY Burger balloons | RedNek Party Bucket | Barbeque Grill Condiment Set | Cotton Printed Napkins | Reusable "Paper" Dinner Plates | Striped Party Paper Cups
The Burgers: Sriracha-Mayo Burger | Hoisin Burgers | Loaded Chili Cheeseburgers | Bistro Burger | Chips 'n' Guac Burger
The Finale: Cheeseburger Cake | Cookie Fries

Nothing feels more like summer around our house than firing up the grill and chomping into a smoky burger under blue skies and sunshine. We’ll be sticking around town for the 4th of July this year, and I think a burger themed bash would be a fun twist on our usual run-of-the-mill barbecues! Trying out a whole bunch of different burger recipes with crazy toppings sounds like heaven to this pregnant lady’s ears. And you certainly don’t need to twist my arm for an excuse to make some of these whimsical balloons or this showstopper of a cake, although I don’t have high hopes that mine would come out quite as lovely…

*This post was written in collaboration with Paperless Post. Their invitations are a design lover’s dream, so be sure to check them out for your next par-tay!

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$500 giveaway to Dot & Bo

Modern Ash Wood Rocker in Pop Yellow | Orange Pop Color Stool | Coral Pantone Clock | Bling Toothed Skull Jar | Bottleneck Ceramic Lamp | Continental Breakfast Mug | Little Urchin Planter | Adora Walnut Coffee Table

Spring is just a few short weeks away according to the calendar, so let’s ignore the fresh blanket of snow outside and celebrate with an awesome giveaway! I was pleased as punch to learn that Little White Whale won for “Best Variety” in Dot & Bo’s Design District Awards this year! Dot & Bo is an awesome home store that’s full of drool worthy modern furniture and playful decor for design lovers (and everyone else!), so their kind words meant so much to me. Perusing through their beautiful shop always makes me want to revamp our entire apartment from top to bottom, so consider yourselves warned :-)

Now put on your shopping shoes, because we’re giving away a $500 gift card to Dot & Bo to one of you fabulous readers out there! Enter below for a chance to win – good luck!!

* This giveaway is open to those in the US only. The winner will be announced here when the giveaway ends and contacted via email as well.


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24 Merry Days UncommonGoods giveaway

La Sardina Camera | Geometric Pillow | Whale Booties | Bronze Bandage Ring | Sputnik Bud Vase | Soup and Sandwich Tray Duo | Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill | iPad TV Stand

I’ve been a big fan of UncommonGoods for a long time and we’ve partnered up together on a couple of occasions, so I’m SUPER excited to be hosting this amazing 24 Merry Days giveaway with them this year! They offer such a wide array of really fun and unique products that it’s a cinch to find gifts for just about everyone in your family – for the guys, the girls, and their stockings, and even the family pets!

Now who’s ready for a shopping spree? Enter below for a chance to win a $300 UncommonGoods gift card – good luck, friends!

This giveaway is open to those in the US only. Don’t fret though, international readers, there are plenty of giveaways available to you too – just keep checking the giveaways as they pop up. The winner will be announced here when the giveaway ends and contacted via email as well.

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24 merry days 2014 promo

December is upon us, and you know what that means… 24 Merry Days is back in action! My inner Oprah is going bonkers right now – YOU get a present, and YOU get a present, and YOU get a present! Presents for everybodyyyy!

The amazing lady behind it all, Audrey of This Little Street, has scored some off-the-charts gifts this year that you really won’t want to miss. Want a few sneak peeks? Loeffler Randall handbags, a gold bar cart from Dot and Bo, and the cutest retro Smeg fridge are just a few goodies that will be up for grabs this month!

All the fun starts on Dec 1st, and my giveaway will be taking place this Thursday on Dec 4th. Be sure to check out the website (built by yours truly!) every day, or follow along via the 24 Merry Days Facebook page!

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black sesame ice cream

Take a moment for yourself - you deserve it!

Life these days can feel like such a blur when you’re juggling work, family, and a mile long to-do list that time to yourself often seems like an alien concept. It’s sad, but true. I recently read an interview in which YouTube beauty guru, Michelle Phan, revealed that she has a waterproof cell phone case for reading emails in the shower every morning. Emails IN THE SHOWER, people. Call me old, but I’m just not built for that type of neck-breaking pace!

To maintain a bit of sanity, it’s important for me to step back and enjoy a few quiet moments each day. I love getting lost in a good book while riding the subway, which not only makes long commutes more bearable, but it’s a surprisingly effective way to breeze through that reading list that you never have time to get to otherwise. Walking Toby is another great way for me to unplug and get some fresh air with my cute pup, or even something as small as grabbing a good cup of coffee will give me an instant happy boost.

Seriously Distracted launch party

And of course, nothing beats letting your hair down and kicking back with some drinks! I recently stole a moment for myself at POPSUGAR’s Seriously Distracted Launch party, presented by fruitwater, and I’ve got no regrets! Having a couple hours to mingle with new friends and enjoy delicious cocktails made with fruitwater, a line of zero-calorie, bubbly, fruit-flavored waters (tropical pineapple was my fav!), was a fun break from the usual monotony of Monday nights. We also enjoyed a sneak peek of the first episode of Seriously Distracted, a new web series about the funny antics of pop culture-obsessed ladies working at a PR firm. Bonding over the latest celeb gossip always seems to make the work day go by a bit faster, doesn’t it? Each episode is only a few minutes long, which makes it SO easy to squeeze in some laughs between emails and meetings during the day. Tune in Tuesdays on POPSUGAR to watch new episodes! My favorite one so far is when boss lady JD LeGrande, who’s played by the hilarious Amy Sedaris, discovers Tinder and needs help tweaking her profile. “Oh! I suppose it says ‘I am super cas, and uhh hang out…easily'” made me crack up and perfectly describes all of my own awkward social media profile photos:

So how do you squeeze some “me” time into your busy schedule? Go for a run? Enjoy a tasty snack? Follow fruitwater on Instagram at @fruitwaterbev and submit a photo showing the world how you make the most of your day by stealing a moment for yourself for your chance to win a $1,000 prize towards your next stolen moment! Make sure to include #stealamomentsweeps and #fruitwater in your Instagram submission.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by fruitwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about fruitwater, all opinions are my own.

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joules summer collection

Creme Posy Dress | Navy Stripe Wide Brim Sun Hat | Parisian Pink Snood Scarf | French Navy Bouquet Swimsuit | Gold Squirrel Earrings | Lottie Shoes

I usually start pulling out my luggage filled with summer clothes from under the bed (yay apartment living!) after Memorial Day has been crossed off the calendar. It’s always fun to re-stock my closet with old favorites and reassess if I REALLY need to hold onto that tie dyed tube top from college. The answer to that is no, absolutely not.

Of course the upside to freeing up closet space means being able to stock up on fun items like these picks from British retailer, Joules! Their new summer arrivals are making me daydream about strolling along the beach in a floppy hat and perusing street fairs in polka dot sneakers. I’m especially smitten with this this white shift dress with a splash a flowers across the top – what a beautiful twist on a classic piece!

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