Things That Thrill Me

One of my favorite bloggers – Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! – was a guest blogger at I Heart Organizing earlier this week, sharing her tips for an organized bathroom. I can’t wait to implement a few of these tricks in our own space!

We’re still nowhere near ready to decorate the family room, but I imagine this pom pom bunny garland would be the cutest addition to any room for Easter.

Bellini’s
are one of my all-time favorite cocktails, and this one looks
particularly delicious for the upcoming season of sunshine and Sunday
brunch.

Not only was this a fantastic (and realistic!) read about turning a blog into a business, it was great to see a few well-known bloggers from my hometown of Chicago get the recognition that they deserve.

It’s no secret that my ultimate comfort food is Kraft boxed macaroni
and cheese; however, I’m willing to step outside my comfort zone and mix
it up with different (and healthy) ingredients and an entirely
different brand. This easy caprese version is calling my name for dinner Friday night.

With the warmer weather coming, I’m looking for cute and stylish ways
to wear my hair up without always reverting to my messy bun or double
french braids. These easy topknot ideas are both easy and polished for any occasion.

Not only does this smoothie bowl look healthy and delicious, it’s just so darn pretty to stare at.

I don’t think there’s a woman out there that doesn’t envy Lauren Conrad’s perfect beachy waves, and now we all know how to achieve the same look!

I’m convinced that Julia can do no wrong when it comes to style. One of her latest looks with white skinnies, a classic striped tee, a leopard print trench and blush accents is one of my favorites to date.

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  • Pamela

    Loooovvvve bellinis! Definitely one of my favorite drinks! And LC has the most amazing beach waves, so jealous!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Good stuff! Yesss too LC's waves, how to turn a blog into a business and an organized bathroom!

  • Biana Perez

    Girl I'm obsessed with Bellini's so I'll be checking that website out!! 🙂 Sometimes I wish I had Julias life…lol! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • That mac and cheese looks delicious. I have been craving mac and cheese too so maybe I'll make that some time. Have you ever tried Annie's Shells & Cheese? It's similar to the brand that blogger uses in her recipe. I'm also a fan of Bellini's, and that leopard + stripe outfit is so cute. 🙂

  • Jenn

    Did someone say Bellinis??? Yes please!!! Also, I love that little bunny garland–so cute!

  • I read that same Chicago Business article this week! Did you see the other one about how much bloggers can make? Blows my mind!! Off to check out the bathroom organization – need all the help I can get there!

  • That's a great business article! I love reading pieces like that. Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    http://www.fashioncolumntwins.com

  • The caprese dish sounds delicous. That outfit is adorable, I'd love to recreate it, so many good finds this week!

  • Debra Stachelski

    I saw that guest post of Cassie's, now if I could just live in a house with as fabulous a bathroom I'd be all set! I know that mac and cheese recipe has your name on it! Also, your buddy LC is on the cover of Redbook mag this week, I'll save it for you!

  • I absolutely love all your links! I want to make that bunny garland and eat that caprese mac and cheese! Off to read about the blog business post!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

  • The bunny garland is so cute and looks like it might be simple enough to pull off. I keep hearing more and more about smoothie bowls, I wish I was a bigger fan of yogurt type things because they sound so healthy & look pretty!

  • Mac & cheese is seriously my weakness, I love it soo much. I recently found a recipe that used greek yogurt as the base for the sauce to give it a bit more nutritional value and make it super creamy. I'm going to have to try this one too!

  • Right?! I think everybody is jealous of her perfect waves!

  • Thanks, girl! Glad you enjoyed everything!

  • Oh my goodness, right?! She seriously appears to live the ideal life.

  • It's funny that you say that because my grocery store didn't have the Horizon brand shells and cheese, so I bought the Annie's brand instead! I'm sure it's the same thing – I'll report back how the recipe turns out!

  • I know! I thought the little bunny cutouts were so adorable.

  • I didn't see that article – I'll have to go back and check it out. I can only imagine how much some of these truly successful bloggers make! Cassie has so many great home organization tips – hope it helps!

  • Me too! I thought all of us here would enjoy it.

  • Thanks, girl! I bought the ingredients today to make the caprese mac & cheese for myself tomorrow night. 🙂

  • I know, you're in love with her new house! I bought the ingredients today for that mac & cheese – I plan to make it for dinner for myself tomorrow! Thanks for saving the Redbook for me – you know I love that magazine and LC!

  • Glad you enjoyed all of them, lady!

  • I have never tried a smoothie bowl either, but I think that recipe has me sold. It just looks so darn healthy with all those fruits!

  • Yes! I've been seeing tons of recipes with the same thing – I definitely need to try healthier versions of mac and cheese because I can eat a whole box of it with no problem!

  • I do love Gal Meets Glam! And mac and cheese — I could go for some right now! P.S. I think your waves in your blog picture are just perfect!

    xo Southern Style

  • Great post. Love the ones about hair. I really need to branch out and have always wanted to figure out how to get a great be achy wave and top knot. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

  • I am trying to figure out bathroom organization now. I think I'm going to do some baskets on the wall to hold some of my items, but can't figure out exactly what I want to use.

  • The Adored Life

    I am trying to figure out how to make my bathroom pretty right now!
    http://www.theadoredlife.com