Perfect Summer Dessert: Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

One of Blake’s favorite desserts happens to be panna cotta, but for some reason I always assumed it was difficult to make.  I finally got brave and asked his mom (Becky) for her recipe, and to my surprise, it wasn’t hard at all!  I’ve made it a few times now, and each time Blake begs me to double the recipe.  I think that means he likes it!  If you’re looking for a delicious, summery dessert…
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San Clemente Bridal Shoot

A few weeks before my own (real-life) wedding, I got to join a wedding-vendor-dream-team at the cutest venue for a pretend fall wedding ;).  I’m pretty excited that the shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks yesterday, so I wanted to share it with you!  If you’re getting married this fall, take note of this amazing decor and the beautiful florals! Scroll through to see a few shots from that day: And here’s the list of…
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Spiralizing With A Pro: Pesto Zucchini “Pasta”

Let me begin by saying that I have a pretty amazing mother-in-law for many reasons, but she’s especially known for her cooking and baking.  Since Blake and I have been engaged, people keep asking me if I’m intimidated by Becky’s kitchen skills.  I always say, “No way!  I’m just excited to learn from her!”  And that’s the truth — I’ve already learned so much. This weekend, Becky showed me how to use a spiralizer.  Thanks…
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Cleobella’s Fall Line + Party in Malibu with The Zoe Report

Last Thursday, Sydney and I were able to attend Cleobella’s Fall Preview and Gifting event, co-hosted by The Zoe Report at the Malibu Beach House.  We were so excited to be a part of such an amazing event, and to be introduced to Cleobella’s fall line!  We learned about Cleobella’s philanthropic efforts within the Balinese community, visited with editors from The Zoe Report, heard some amazing music, and had some great Balinese food and drinks.…
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My Second Favorite Salmon Recipe

Yep, you read that title right – this is my SECOND favorite salmon recipe.  My first favorite salmon recipe is a story for another day ;).  In all seriousness, this is a really delicious, super simple, and healthy way to make salmon, and so far it’s been a hit with my dinner guests!  I’ve had a good amount of people ask for the recipe, so I decided I should probably give it a post. In recent years,…
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Honeymoon in Tulum

Hi Guys! After an amazing wedding week at Sundance Resort in Utah with so many people we love, Blake and I took off to Tulum for a relaxing week with just the two of us :).  Whoever thought of the honeymoon concept is genius – it’s so nice to get away and spend that time with the person you just decided to spend forever with!  I will always be grateful for that time Blake and I were able…
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4th of July Patio Party

I LOVE the 4th of July!  So much that we purposely decided to leave on our honeymoon after the fourth so that we could celebrate in America :).   However, after a whirlwind of a week (we got married out of state) we have only a couple days at home before we take off again, and that means I don’t have a whole lot of time to put into celebrating!  With a little bit of help from…
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A Look at Flynn Skye

Some recent Flynn Skye additions to my closet have made that daily decision of what to wear too easy ;).  Flynn Skye pieces are designed to be day to night, day at the beach to dinner out with friends, or brunch with girlfriends to an evening summer wedding.  Easy, breezy summer pieces that I have been living in since I got them.  I especially have loved packing some of them on recent trips – so light…
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For Love and Lemons, Foxes and Wolves

A couple weeks ago, Syd introduced you to an adorable flirty dress from For Love and Lemons‘ Summer 2014 line, Hot Texas Nights.  The line Hot Texas Nights has a huge element of lace throughout it, and For Love and Lemons is fast becoming know for their signature lace look.  Here are some lacier shots to take you into the weekend…;). Huge thank you to the Earls, for letting us shoot in their gorgeous home, and to the…
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