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easy holiday appetizer + cocktails

December 18, 2017

Ariel Barcart

In case you’re hosting this holiday, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous Marcia, of Smart in the Kitchen, to bring y’all some easy, deicious appetizers and cocktails! When I think of the holidays I think bubbly so a festive champagne cocktail is right up my alley. We made this prosecco pomegranate spritz recipe for a dinner party the other night and it was a hit! I’m hosting an ornament party later this week and think I’ll try the pomegranate and cranberry sangria recipe, which is a great recipe for a larger crowd.

Baked brie is also one of my go-to’s for Christmas and Marcia’s version is my favorite yet. The Meyer lemon cranberry sauce is to die for! I love having something sweet to set out for guests (or me!) and this Peppermint bark is a simple sweet treat. It’s been tempting me this entire holiday season. I have some family members who are gluten free so I’m going to make this GF apple crisp recipe for Christmas dinner. Now I think I’ll go have a snack because just writing this post is making me hungry. Cheers to you and yours!!

Brie Alt Angle

When the team at Dazzling Decor asked us to style one of their bar carts, it was a no brainer for today’s holiday entertaining post. I love the mix of gold, glass and luxe green marble on this gorgeous piece. I’ve always wanted one for my home, but never found the perfect spot for one. I love how today’s bar cart turned out, it’s functional as a spot for cocktails and appetizers and looks so festive and chic!

Lyndsey with cocktail

Peppermint Bark Cropped

Marcia + brie

Details| bar cart, gold rocks glasses, coasters, candle and serving trays are all courtesy of Dazzling Decor in Houston. Be sure to follow this fabulous spot for all things interiors on Instagram!

My dress is by Saloni, Marcia’s necklace is Ranjana Khan, both carried at Tootsies.

photography by Kerry Kirk


Entertain, Fashion, Sale

CYBER Weekend SALE Guide

November 24, 2017

Hey guys! We’re still shopping til’ we drop over here on L. Avenue! Wanted to give y’all a recap of all of the best sales we’ve found with discount codes to make your Christmas shopping super efficient! We’re starting with our favorite sales first aka site wide discounts, and listing some other big sales in terms of additional % off too!

GAP | 50% off sitewide with code BLKFRIDAY

Ann Taylor | 50% off everything with code GO PINK

J. Crew | 40%  off sitewide *exclusions apply

Bauble Bar | 35% off holiday goodies with code VIP35

ASOS | 30% off sitewide with code EPIC30

Kate Spade | 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY

Joie | 25% off sitewide

Wisteria | 25% off sitewide

Madewell | 25% off sitewide with code DONTSTRESS

Alice + Olivia | 25% off your purchase

Serena & Lily | 20% off everything

Mark + Graham | 20% off entire purchase with code FRIENDS

Shopbop | 20% off orders of $200 | 25% off ordered of $500 | 30% off orders of $800

Bloomingdales | 20% off if you spend $200

Nordstrom | Extra 20% off select sale items

Net-a-Porter | up to 50% off

Bergdorf’s | 40% off Designer sale

Amazon | Check out our post here with our sale picks

Intermix | $50 off purchase of $250

Neiman Marcus | $50 off your $200 regular price purchase

Moda Operandi | Designer Sale code 30Extra

Banana Republic | 50% off entire site

Tumi | up to 40% off select

Revolve | up to 60% off select styles

Wayfair | up to 80% off

Pier 1 | up to 50% off + free shipping | My sister-in-law found these insanely gorgeous chargers that look exactly like Vietri and they’re on sale for $11! Beautiful for holiday hosting!

West Elm | up to 30% off

Horchow | save up to 40% off select items + free shipping

Potterybarn Kids | 20% off

Vineyard Vines | 25% off code Holiday17

Lands’ End | 50% off order code FROST

Coffee Talk, Entertain, Fashion, Featured, Friday Five, Holiday, Lifestyle

Friday Five | Counting Down

November 17, 2017

How are we all doing with Thanksgiving just under a week away? All you hostesses may be feeling harried, while all your guests are counting down the days. I may have signed up for one too many ‘friendsgivings,’ but I’m looking forward to all the fun that comes with them and of course, family time. Five links as always!

Happy weekend!

Entertain, Holiday, Lifestyle

Thanksgiving table ideas

November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings. What are you thankful for this holiday season? I’m thankful for so much, it’s pretty amazing the blessings that God has given me, the greatest blessing of all is my family of 5. This past year has been a whirlwind adding another child to our tribe. Our new normal has been a completely chaotic, but awesome adventure that I’m thankful to experience every day.

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Entertain, Holiday

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2017
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I’m so excited for this evening’s trick-or-treat festivities!! My neighborhood goes ALL OUT for Halloween, the hood is chalk full of little kids and neighbors put a lot of effort into decorating and making Halloween super special for everybody. There’s even a full scale haunted house a few streets down where people from all over the city come to see.  We’re heading to block parties and out and about with our Wizard of Oz crew tonight! My Dad is here and the girls thought he’d make the perfect Scarecrow, grandparents are such good sports! Not featured, the hubby who will make his debut as the yellow brick road after work today.

Happy Halloween y’all!

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Coffee Talk, Entertain, Featured, Friday Five, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday Five | The Calm Before the Storm

October 27, 2017

10-Amazing-Honeymoon-Destinations-the-everygirl-9I can barely believe it’s almost Halloween, and the holiday season is upon us. It finally feels like that outside, which makes me more in the mood for all things fall. That includes cozying up with good books (or articles!) like these. Enjoy the five and Go Astros!


Around {H} Town + Travel, Coffee Talk, Entertain, Featured, Friday Five, Lifestyle

Friday Five | Hello Fall!

September 22, 2017

The weekend! So glad you’re here. My plan consists of Thai take-out tonight, a cocktail tasting tomorrow and a massage Sunday morning. I’ve been holding onto a couple gift certificates, and I’m very ready to cash in on some relaxation. Enjoy these reads!

This helped me figure out what to wear to my first fall wedding next weekend in Wyoming.

What do your alarm habits say about you?

I’m on a Friends binge, so I was intrigued to read the one haircut ‘Rachel’ would never repeat.

Gossip Girl was a huge part of my high school self, so I enjoyed reminiscing as the show celebrates 10 years.

A salty twist on the classic crudité.


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Friday Five | Animated Movies + Grilled Avocado

August 18, 2017

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Happy weekend! I’m sending one of my best friends off to New York (bittersweet) and having my first dress try-on. Wish me luck, and enjoy these five links I found from around the web this week: