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Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Our weekend away at Foxwoods was awesome! And I wore color!

Blouse – Loft, Jeans – J Brand, Shoes – Michael Kors, Clutch – Ann Taylor, Necklace – Premier Designs

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Last week I headed to my Chi Omega Alumnae book club. It is so great how active our chapter is here and I am very excited they have a book club, I’ve never been apart of one before and I love to read. I’m glad I took advantage of the decently warm temps to wear pumps, because it is a blizzard outside right now and this week is going to be COLD!

Pants – American Eagle, Blouse – Banana Republic, Vest – Overland, Shoes – Sole Society, Belt – NY&Co, Bag – Michael Kors via DSW

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Last night we invited 2 other couples over for our first NYC dinner party – so much fun and the food turned out delicious!

For an appetizer I made parsnip cakes topped with avocado cream sauce and proscuitto from my cookbook “Paleo Happy Hour“. My good friend Sarah gave it to me as a going away present and I love it!

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For dinner I served short ribs, which I modified for the slow cooker from this recipe. Here is what I did to modify:

  • Used Bone in short ribs to avoid needing gelatin at the end
  • Layered carrots in bottom of slow cooker, seared off short ribs and placed in slow cooker, then made sauce as instructed and poured over short ribs.
  • Added thyme and bay leaves to slow cooker

When I pulled it out it melted right off the bones, and then I added a little arrowroot powder to the slow cooker with the sauce to thicken it up a bit, and served that on the side. I plated it along with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans tossed in meyer lemon olive oil for a delicious meal. For dessert I served berries and these absolutely to die for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. Honestly, make them immediately and try not to eat the whole plate… I definitely fell off the Whole 30 wagon for these, back on today!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Happy Tuesday!

So I’ve decided to make an effort to wear a skirt or dress at least once during the week to mix things up a bit. With my casual lifestyle and working from home, it is easy to fall into a jeans and boots rut. Especially when it is cold out! Yesterday I went to run a bunch of errands so decided it was a good a day as any to pull out a dress. A sweater dress to be exact.

I love the comfort and warmth of a sweater dress, and have been really liking wearing them with my ankle booties lately. I added black tights for warmth and a red scarf for a pop of color. Just as comfortable as jeans!

Dress – Loft (similar), Scarf – Express (similar), Booties – Ann Taylor (similar), Tights – Commando

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For dinner I made short ribs in my Crockpot. Why have I never made short ribs before? So easy and delicious. This recipe will blow your mind. It is actually calls for spare ribs but I have no doubt it would be just as delicious on any kind of ribs or roast.

I went ahead and actually seared my meat before putting it in the Crockpot, but I think you could get away without. Only changes I made were to use red wine instead of beef broth (because not surprisingly I had an open bottle of wine but no beef broth) and to just use a sprinkle of dried thyme instead of fresh thyme sprigs. Make it, you won’t regret it. Next time I will serve over mashed cauliflower to soak up all the yummy juices : )

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