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Our Golden Globes Best-Dressed List

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Red carpet season is definitely not the same during this crazy pandemic, but we are still ALL IN on seeing the stars dressed in the latest couture! Fashion is a bright spot, something frivolous and fantasy-driven that we can discuss and enjoy. It takes our mind off all of the seriousness and concerning news happening around us right now... even if only for a few minutes. The night of the awards show (albeit virtual) I posted my virtual red-carpet favorites on Instagram Stories and one of my friends commented that she doesn't watch the show any more, but loves seeing my best-dressed picks to keep up with the fashion. ...Read more.

Gluten-Free Pink Pancakes

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How do you like your pancakes? Thin and crepe-y or thick and cake-y? At our house, it's all about the sky-high stack of crepe-like flapjacks with more room for layering all the things. This gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipe is my go-to for yummy, healthy pancakes. And, because everything's prettier in pink, I added 5 drops of pink food coloring for light hue of my favorite color. The pink hue (plus sprinkles!) adds color to brunch, sleepovers and weekends when you want to make breakfast a little extra. My daughter and her friends love them! Plus, if you've been following along on the blog for the ...Read more.

Pro Tips: How to Dress 10 Pounds Slimmer Now

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We don't have the stats on how many of us added a few pounds over the very intense, stressful, stay-at-home year that was 2020... BUT raise your hand if you've been living in loungewear and pouring yourself a glass or two of wine with dinner on the daily. Yeah, we thought so.... us too. While our communities opening up and returning to some semblance of normal is still a ways off, we are starting to mentally prep for the idea of getting dressed in regular (read: non-stretchy) clothes again. Our gift to you is DON'T worry about the extra pounds right now, instead think LEAN! And, hide your overindulgence by styling ...Read more.

Pro Styling Tips for Your Family Photo Shoot

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It's 2020 and the year of COVID and quarantine.... who else is crazy late on pulling together their annual family photo shoot?? Are you even doing a picture this year and holiday cards? So many aren't, but we are "Camp Holiday Card" and say it's better late than never. New Year's cards are great too! I'm a fan of Shutterfly or Minted as the quality is good, and they make it easy to upload your mailing list and save time. Although I still prefer to hand address the envelopes, which makes it a little more personal. Whether you’re having a masked-up professional photographer take the picture-perfect shot outside or ...Read more.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

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Yes, it's true... I've revamped my olive oil cake that you all loved for the holidays! This version is chocolate topped with crushed candy canes -- so festive! Plus, it's gluten-free, dairy-free and low in sugar compared to other holiday favorites. The almond flour gives it a denser texture, but it's super moist and delicious, and you don't feel like you're sacrificing anything to eat a little healthier this season. Pro tip: Use a pretty bundt cake pan, pop it on a fancy crystal cake stand, and wow everyone at the table with your domestic goddess skills. A sprig of holly or pine would add extra color. Gluten-Free ...Read more.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Pecan Cookies

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The perfect blend of pumpkin spice and nutty, these moist cookies taste like little bites of the classic holiday pie, especially when they're warm! In addition, they are low in sugar and both gluten-free and dairy-free! Super easy to whip up, these Pumpkin Spice Pecan Cookies are an ideal healthy treat for kids (and grown-ups!) during the holiday season or any time of the year when your sweet tooth needs a boost. We recently added them to a sweets board for a family night around the fire and couldn't keep them in stock! Enjoy and let us know your thoughts in comments below. Happy "pumpkin-spice-and-everything-nice" ...Read more.

MSL’s Fall 2020 Fashion Trend Guide

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Summer is a distant memory and the weather has edged into cooler temps and patio weather -- at least here in Phoenix. Patio weather is more welcome than ever as we feel safer dining outside during our ongoing pandemic (ugh).... but we digress. Let's get back to the always uplifting, joy-inducing topic of fall fashion! Fall style is our favorite -- artful layering, rich textures, luxe fabrics, supple leathers, ornate embellishments and cozy knits. Give us ALLLL of it. Here's an overview of what's trending this season in fashion, plus fall beauty tips from celebrity makeup artist Lisa Moore. Hint: It's all about the ...Read more.