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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Classic Tortoise Accessories For Fall

Classic Tortoise Accessories For Fall

I love changing up my accessories. And I’m always interested when there’s something new to try. Tortoise accessories have been popping up all over the place so I thought it’d be fun to share a few of my favorites!


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Fall Trend: Shades of Green

Fall Trend: Shades of Green

You can probably tell that I love to cover fall trends. I just did a post on Moody Florals for fall that you can read here. But today, I want to focus on the fall trend, green. All shades of green will be very popular this fall. Including pistachio green, olive green, emerald green, and so many more!



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Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers 25% Off Sale

Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers 25% Off Sale

I love the Colleen Rothschild Best Sellers Sale! Receive 25% off best sellers with code BEST25 until Sunday (8/18). In this post, you’ll find some of my favorites and all of the best sellers to shop. Now is the time to stock up if you’re running low or try something new at a discount!


Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale!

Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale!

Happy Monday! I had another post planned for today but saw that the Beautycounter Friends and Family Sale is going on through midnight tonight!  This is a rare chance to get 15% off your favorite products or clean up your beauty routine if you’ve been thinking about it!

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.



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As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram and Instagram Stories, we just returned from an incredible week at the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.  This must be the most beautiful place we’ve ever been and just what the doctor ordered for our family!

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