Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad, Quinoa Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Hearts of Palm, Trader Joe's Recipe, Dallas Food Blog, Dallas Lifestyle Blog

I’m never ready for school to start and this year is no different.  Having a back to school meal plan ready really helps me get dinner to the table and I hope these family favorites help you do the same!

I am not ready for the early mornings or the hectic nights with homework and trying to have dinner at a decent time.  We are flying today to take our oldest daughter to college so that adds another level to “I”m not ready for school to start!”  My younger daughters start school this week so thankfully my parents are manning the ship, so to speak.  But when we get home Friday, these are the recipes I’ll be turning to for the several weeks.  I’ve gathered these in sections for you: Easy Meals, Satisfying Salads, Breakfast for Dinner and Slow Cooker Favorites,  You might check out My Favorite Five Cool Summer Recipes for great ideas, too.

I’ve shared a lot of our college prep with you over the past few weeks from dorm decor, tips for moving your college freshman to dorm organization so be sure to follow on Instagram as we get her all moved in.  Thank you for all your tips!  We are using them all!




Artichoke, Hearts of Palm, Quinoa Salad (serve with a Rotisserie Chicken or as a Meatless Monday!)

Salt Baked Herbed Salmon with a simple Arugula Salad with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl


Mediterranean Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

Quinoa Edamame Lettuce Wraps


Breakfast Bowl

Apple Arugula Sausage Strata


Slow Cooker Minestrone – I love adding fresh spinach at the end for good greens!

Chicken Cassoulet – This easy slow cooker recipe is a reader favorite!

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

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2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

2020 Ski Chic Style Shop

Our family took a trip to Telluride, Colorado over the holidays and had such a wonderful time! It’s those trips that our family will cherish forever. While I was there, I got a lot of questions about what I was wearing, so I thought it was time to share the 2020 Ski Chic Style Shop. With MLK Day, President’s Day, and spring break around the corner, you might be planning the perfect ski vacation. Which means you need the perfect ski outfit!

Reader Style Survey 2020

Reader Style Survey 2020

Today, I would love your input on this Reader Style Survey!  As I’ve hinted, I’m working on a big style project.  It is one that will be quite time consuming on my part but it will help you with a question I get over and over again.

Top 50 Reader Favorites for 2019

Top 50 Reader Favorites for 2019

Happy Monday! Since I’ve started rounding up the top posts in each category, I thought it would be interesting to see what the top products were from 2019. These are the items that YOU clicked on, purchased the most, and loved! It has been so fun to see what you are all most interested in! 


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Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

2019 was quite a year!  It has been so fun to look back at the most popular posts and all that happened on Alicia Wood Lifestyle and in our lives.  Today, I’m sharing the Best Blog Posts of 2019 for Style, Beauty and Lifestyle.  I’ll be sharing Home, Food/Entertaining and Travel next week.

Gift Guide: Top 50 Reader Favorite Gifts

Gift Guide: Top 50 Reader Favorite Gifts

Happy Tuesday!  I’m in full nesting mode over here getting ready for my college girl to come home on Thursday, so today is a quick pop in to share a new Gift Guide filled with the Top 50 Reader Favorite Gifts!

Best Gifts For Her + Best Beauty Gifts

Best Gifts For Her + Best Beauty Gifts

This is always my favorite gift guide to put together! It helps me come up with my own list and daydream about all the fabulous gifts. Below, you find the best gifts for her plus, the best beauty gifts!

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Some of life's greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

Have A Travel Challenge: Take a Cruise!

“Anything but a cruise!”   Maybe you feel the same way?  Believe me, I get it.  I had always said the same thing but my friend Kelly Gruber, founder of Sherry Lane Travel changed my mind and showed me how it solves a travel challenge! 

Best Of 2019: Travel

Best Of 2019: Travel

Our travel for 2019 was truly a dream come true!  Today, I’m sharing our travel from last year as a way to inspire your 2020 travel planning.

Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

Wanderlust Wednesday: Best Gifts For The Traveler

This is a little bit of a different Wanderlust Wednesday for you today! I’m sharing the next Gift Guide…Gifts For The Traveler! In this post, you’ll find the perfect travel gifts for yourself or someone one your list that travels for business and/or pleasure.