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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.

GI Rescue Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Chia Muffins

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Fall is pumpkin season and we are indulging in it all, from Pumpkin Spice Lattes to Pumpkin Carmel candles. YUM. One of the biggest challenges on the Low FODMAP diet is finding baked goods and easy-to-grab snacks that taste great and are kid-approved. “Always on the run” is part of our mom lifestyle and in order to adhere successfully to this limited diet, it’s important to stock items you can have at the ready or take to activities and in the car.  These muffins are not only delicious, but they are also dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and low in sugar. More importantly, they are perfect for satisfying ...Read more.

Easy Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These detectable little cookies are so easy to make and simply delicious. It's very hard to stop at just one. And, bonus... they're dairy-free and gluten-free! We love Almond Thumbprint Cookies for kids' school lunches, afternoon tea, on-the-go snacks, or dessert with coffee after dinner. It's almost impossible to eat just one! The recipe is also a healthier take on this holiday favorite (relatively low in sugar), and makes a terrific treat to bake and take in a pretty tin as a hostess gift to your next dinner party. If you give the recipe a whirl, please let us know what you think in the comments below. Happy ...Read more.

Arizona Midday | 5 Ways to Elevate Your Fall Style

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September has arrived! Following the summer that wasn't.... and we are SO ready for the cool down and all things fall! Still in quarantine-baking mode, I made my seasonal pumpkin chocolate chip muffins yesterday... why not start early? And, with schools and businesses starting to open up, it's time to start thinking about trading our stay-at-home casual wear for actual clothes we don't mind being seen wearing in public. While you won't catch us venturing out without a mask for the foreseeable future, they can't take away fall fashion from us! On Arizona Midday, I show five ways to elevate your fall style and how to wear ...Read more.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Must-Haves

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It may be little later this year, but our favorite annual sale -- the Super Bowl of all sales -- is still on like Donkey Kong! (For all you '80s girls out there. LOL) You can preview the sale items online right now and create a wish list of items in preparation for purchase when the sale goes live, which is dependent on your Nordstrom Rewards level. The Icon members are madly shopping now, Ambassador level is live August 7th, Influencers shop the 10th, Insiders join in the fun on the 13th, and the sale is open to the public on August 19. Shop 'til you drop for all the latest fall looks until the prices go back up on ...Read more.

Quarantine Beauty Survival Kit

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Anyone else struggling to keep up their usual beauty routines while COVID cases are spiking across the country?? The struggle is real. Hair appointments have been pushed out, spa days aren't happening, and our regular massage date has been flat out cancelled. Ugh. It's almost like we're in the pioneer days with our gray hair, no facials and plain nails. Okay, it's not that bad because we luckily have the Internet and shops that offer curbside pickup! My hair stylist put together a custom home color kit for me (shout out to Chanele at The Waverly Salon!), and many others are offering to come to your home if you're ...Read more.