White and Blue Tunic Dress c/o / Silver Hammered Hoop Earrings / Nude Sandals / Juliska Splatter Melamine Dinner Plate / Red Cloth Napkins / Bamboo Flatware / Wicker Placemats / Woven Table Runner /  Juliska Isabella Large and Small Acrylic TumblersJuliska Isabella Acrylic Pitcher / Similar Concrete Top Dining Table / Dining Chairs

Happy Monday!  I’m excited to have a fun break in the middle of the week with July 4th!  I’ve put together my favorite summer recipes that are perfect for July 4th all in this post for you.

Many of these recipes I’ll be making tomorrow in advance of entertaining which is one of my Summer Entertaining Tips.  Be sure to read this post for more of my entertaining tips!  I’m putting my chicken to marinate tonight.  They longer the better as far as this marinade goes.  You can get the marinade Amazon Prime 1-Day if you order quickly.

Also, don’t forget to check out the Best July 4th Sales.  I’ve been updating them all weekend long.  I’m getting ready for a few trips and have found somethings for the whole family!

Happy 4th!

xo

Alicia

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A few photos to whet your appetite! Full menu is below the photos.

Fresh Mozzarella Tomato and Basil SaladTraditional Ceviche recipe, Mexican White Fish Ceviche, Juliska Classic BambooGluten Free Peach Cobbler, Traditional Peach Cobbler, Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Patriotic Trifle, Red white and blue dessert, July 4th Dessert, Berry Trifle, 4th of July Dessert, Easy July 4th DessertCherry Pie, Skillet Pie, Dallas Food Blogger, Dallas Food Blog, Dallas Lifestyle Blog, Dallas Fashion Blog, Fresh Cherries, How to make a skillet pie

Best BBQ Chicken – This is one of my first posts!

Grilled Corn on the Cobb

Grilled Bruchetta with fresh toppings

Traditional Ceviche with Tortilla Chips or these amazing grain-free chips!

Cherry Skillet Pie

Peach Cobbler

Patriotic Trifle

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad with Balsamic Glaze (Get the Glaze at Trader Joe’s)

Ice Cold Watermelon with Tajin

Raspberry Lemonade

French Rose Champagne Sangria, Strawberry Sangria or White Peach Sangria

Best Frozen Margaritas – My hubby’s take on a “Mambo Taxi”

 

Photos by Mary Hafner, Megan Weaver, Beckley + Co and my iPhone

 

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!



July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.


My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.



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Discover Alicia's clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.


The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.



My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!



The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 



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Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival

For more than 15 years, Telluride has been a family favorite in both winter and summer.  There is so much to love about this special spot.  Not only are the views amazing but it is home to a number of wonderful restaurants.  Today, I want to introduce you to Telluride Reserve: Mountain Village Food and Wine Festival, August 15-18. 


St. Lucia Packing List

There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!



Wanderlust Wednesday: Two Day Luxury Safari at Royal Malewane

“A trip of a lifetime” is truly the best way to describe our time in South Africa. We ended our amazing journey at the ultra-luxurious Royal Malewane located in the Thornybush Reserve one the Western boarder of the Greater Kruger National Park.  Royal Malewane is one of Conde Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World.