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Happy Friday! Do you know those days where you are just craving something sweet but you also had a hell of a day? Yep. That’s how this drink was born, friends! It’s been the kind of week that deserves a sweet reward. Craving ice cream, but also seeking to unwind, I decided to whip up the perfect, nostalgic beverage that brings me back to childhood trips to diners—well, with an adult twist. This cocktail recipe is perfect for a sweet craving, girl’s night in, or a “cheat day.”

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5 Ways to Use Your Smartphone to Design and Decorate Your Living Space

Big news: we are FINALLY moving! As I type this from my crammed apartment with what sounds like a night club blaring above me, I can not say goodbye to this place sooner. We found a nice apartment building in Uptown that I can’t wait to move into. We’ll have more space, better amenities, an actually OFFICE with a real door (better than my current office situation) and hopefully neighbors who don’t like to play “Drop It Like It’s Hot” on the highest volume at 2 a.m. Aside from a new environment, I’m most excited to decorate our new adobe. Believe it or not, the most valuable tool for home remodeling isn’t a measuring tape or hammer. Right now, it’s probably in your pocket. I’ve rounded up the ways you can use your smartphone to decorate and design your home.

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There has been a LOT of color happening on the blog lately. From the Sugar & Cloth Color Wall to the bright Blogger Union meet-up, I’m having a moment with bright hues. When Brenda Grands contacted me with the opportunity to help create a blogger mural, I couldn’t even think to pass it up. Well, joined by four amazing bloggers, we designed a colorful mandala at Pop Shop Houston to be displayed at TOMO Mags.

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Summer Style: All White Accessories + Tropical Palm Prints

Summer Style: The Perfect Palm Tree Printed Dress

Disclaimer: This post requires sunglasses to proceed. Prior to the first Blogger Union meet-up last month, I took at trip to the Sugar & Cloth Color Wall with my gals to take an inevitable series of beaming, bright outfit posts. I’m going to be 100% honest here, I have been going through A LOT of ups and downs during the last month. From weight loss to weight gain, happiness to sadness, flash backs to memory lapses and back again, the last month has felt like a stressful roller coaster. While organizing my first event in Houston was a major undertaking, it was a resolution I had set out for since January. I was so proud to pull it off… I made a bold move in an even bolder print.

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12 Best Summer-Themed iPhone Cases for the Season

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Summer is here; cue palm tree motifs, floppy hats, umbrella adorned cocktails and sandy toes. For those of us who may not be traveling to far off destinations to soak under a tropical sun and sip margaritas, summer can seem like lots of heat and little action. I’ve yet to plan my summer vacation plans…I’m a tad bit of a procrastinator so most of my summer months will be spent baking under Houston’s insane heat waves and sitting in my air conditioned office. If you have a beach-free summer ahead or you simply can’t wait to take your next big vacation, these summer iPhone cases are the cutest possible way to celebrate the season. I’ve rounded up my favorite fifteen summer iPhone cases to help bring the beach and sunshine to you, no matter where you are this summer.

I’m a serial iPhone case buyer. I love collecting cute cases that have personality and show a bit of quirk. I personally love the ice cream and popsicle shaped cases – they remind me of my childhood summers spent playing outside with friends on my Razor scooter and following the sound of the ice cream truck. (Are there ever any ice cream trucks anymore?!) The Gray Malin case is also a favorite since he’s such a talented photographer. Of course, I had to throw in a little piece of Texas, too, and incorporate cactus into the mix.

Have a favorite case? Tell me in the comments below!

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