DIY Photo Banner Tutorial

My husband’s 40th birthday was couple weeks ago, and we had a party to celebrate. It was pretty casual, so I kept the decor simple.

Joel is sentimental and loves looking at old photos. I decided to gather some of my favorite pics and hang them on a fun garland. It turned out so cute!

Today, I’m sharing a DIY photo banner tutorial so you can make your own!

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DIY Manicure with Nail Art Pens

There’s a drug store here in New York called Duane Reade. I’m sure if you’ve ever visited NYC you’ve spotted it. Duane Reade is everywhere, and it sometimes feels like there’s one on every block.

I shop the one on my corner all the time, usually to pick up basics (toilet paper, snacks, etc.). Every once in a while though, I’ll walk through the makeup aisle and see if anything catches my eye. Not surprisingly, something always does!

My latest Duane Reade find were some cool nail art pens. I fell in love with the bright colors, and started imagining all the fun manicures I could create with them.

Today, I’m showing you an easy DIY manicure with nail art pens.

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Smokey Black Bean Edamame Burgers

A good veggie burger is one of those meals that always makes me happy.

I’ve eaten my fair share of the frozen kind, and there may even be some in my freezer right now! A homemade veggie burger is even better though, especially since I can control what’s in them (no mystery ingredients).

I love experimenting with recipes, and these Smokey Black Bean Edamame Burgers are my newest favorite!

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Hello, Friday! Link Roundup

Well, hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my link roundups, and I’ve been busy! My husband’s 40th birthday was last Saturday, and we had a party. It was kind of crazy how few people it took to fill up my tiny apartment, but the party was fun nevertheless. Thankfully, he is older than me, so my 40th is still a (little) way off … I’m not ready for that quite yet!

Joel’s favorite musician is Paul Weller. Have you heard of him? Weller’s huge in the UK, but not so much here. He played NYC shows two weeks in a row – once on Joel’s birthday – so of course, we had to go see him (twice!). It was really fun and a great birthday present.

We also went to see The Tempest in Central Park this week. It’s free, but you have to wait in a long line for tickets on the morning of the show. Thankfully, Joel handles that part. It was a great performance, although the people behind us were totally obnoxious and made it hard to concentrate. Annoying!

We’ve also been to the beach, and now I’m dreaming of going back. You can get there on the subway, but it’s a long ride. I think I’d go every week if it was closer!

Anyway, here are some of my favorite posts, a few recent pics, and some great weekend sales!

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25+ Summer Style Steals: All under $30!

Summer is in full swing here in NYC. Maybe a little too full … it’s HOT!

This is the perfect time to update your summer wardrobe. There are tones of great deals at this time of year. Plus, warm weather clothes are just cheaper in general (guilt free shopping).

Today, I’ve rounded up over 25 of my favorite summer style steals, and everything is under $30!

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Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Freekeh Salad

One of my favorite summer treats is a caprese salad. Done right, this simple combination of tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella is absolute perfection.

I’m always looking for ways to include those summery flavors into other recipes, like this delicious Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Freekeh Salad!

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Best of the Weekend

Hello and welcome to Best of the Weekend!

Tomorrow is my husband’s 40th birthday, and we’re having a party. Of course, I’ve been running around like crazy all week trying to get my apartment into presentable shape. It’s moments like these that make me wish I actually enjoyed housekeeping … ugh!

Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by today! I can’t wait to see what you link up!

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20+ Red, White and Blue Projects for the 4th of July: Crafts, Recipes + More!

The Fourth of July is almost here. Whether plans include attending a party or hanging out at the beach, it’s always been one of my favorite holidays.

It’s time to celebrate … I’ve rounded up over 20 red, white, and blue projects for the 4th of July!

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