Six Blogger Style // How To Style Florals

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This month we voted to style a very Spring-worthy trend: florals! It’s one of those trends that never goes away, but the spring months are the perfect time to show off your favorite floral pieces!

One of our usual members had to take a hiatus this month for her move, so we have the lovely Kattz Cathy filling in for Jody!

Gabby (Hey, that’s me!)

This month, I chose to wear my florals through shorts! I found these super fun and flowy shorts and fell in love! Paired with a Chambray top, a colorful bag, and of course some gorgeous jewelry, it made an easy-chic outfit!

Top // Mossimo Supply Co
Shorts //
Olsenboye 
Purse //
The Red Dress Boutique
Earrings //
Dreams of Provence Tassel Earrings in Gray by Chloe + Isabel
Necklace //
Cherry Quartz Convertible Necklace by Chloe + Isabel
Bracelet // Crystal Studded Multi-Wrap Bracelet by Chloe + Isabel
Cuff //
Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Bun Cuff

Jenna (Mrs. Teacher Chic)

Jenna chose a gorgeous purple floral shift dress and heels to match! I love this beautiful outfit that looks like it would be perfect for a brunch, the office, or even date night!

Chelsea (Rosy Point of View)

It’s still cold and snowy where Chelsea is in Chicago, so she chose a more wintery-floral approach by pairing an embroidered floral kimono with black leggings and chunky ankle boots!

Rachel (Duchess and Goose)

Rachel has also chosen to express her florals in a darker hue! Her beautiful flowy dress is a perfect contrasting companion to her floppy hat and chunky lace-up boots!

Kattz Cathy (Style With Intention)

Kattz Cathy is filling in for Jody this month, and we welcome her! I absolutely adore her vibrant choice of color with her floral dress and shoes! This is a great outfit that will last all through the summer season!

Kelsi (Law and Lattes)

Kelsi has rebranded her blog! She’s begun her journey through law school and I am so happy for her! She looks very professional chic with her blouse and floral pants (and she looks adorable in her glasses too!)

What would you like to see us style next?

Creamy Maple Bacon Dijon Chicken Pasta

Lately, Joe and I have been working on cutting back on our eating-out spending and putting more thought into our meal prep. One of our tried-and-true favorite inexpensive recipes is this maple bacon dijon chicken pasta! This pasta is made to be really sweet, although if you prefer the spicy bite of dijon, you can adjust the ratios to add more and take away some of the sweetness.

Something that I think is really important is that you do marinade the chicken overnight in the maple syrup and dijon mustard. I tried it with a quick 20 minute marinade before, and the flavor just didn’t soak in and stick as well, and the chicken seemed more dry. For juicier, more flavorful chicken, I always suggest an overnight marinade!

I do recommend bite-sized pastas… longer noodles make this a little stranger to eat. I prefer mini shells, orichiette, or penne, but regular elbow macaroni would work well too. Another thing that could easily brighten the meal up is to add fresh, shelled peas right into the mixture for the last 5 minutes of cooking… just enough to cook them through. I would have done this, but we didn’t have any fresh peas on us this week.

Recipe after the jump

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Blu Crabs // Columbus, GA

Coming from a small town on the coast of South Carolina and being raised in fresh, local seafood, Joe and I tend to be really picky and particular about our seafood. (Don’t even get us started on Red Lobster). So now that we are about 4 hours away from the coast, we have had a really hard time finding fresh seafood that tastes the way we enjoy. That being said, I am SO glad we stumbled upon Blu Crabs!

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Six Blogger Style // How To Style Stripes

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Hey all! As we head into spring, we decided to give our take on the classic pattern of stripes! Read More

Meatless Monday // Shiitake Mushroom “Unagi Don” with Cucumber Noodles

My husband and I both have a passionate food affair with Eel sushi when we go out to eat. We usually split a few rolls, and if it has the eel on it, you can bet we will get it! It’s such an interesting flavor and the eel sauce is the BEST!

For meatless Monday I was totally craving Unagi Don… basically the barbecue eel on a bed of rice. I decided to sub in shiitake mushrooms for the eel because it has a savory flavor and meatlike texture. The sauce was surprisingly simple to make as well, and it brought out a spicy, woody flavor from the mushrooms that was so delicious!

Recipe after the jump

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Six Blogger Style // How to Wear Velvet

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It’s a new month, and we have 2 new bloggers! Unfortunately, Oendrila has run into a lot personally and professionally and has decided to take some time for herself. I’m always sad to see one of our members go! But the good news is we have 2 ladies ready to jump right on in, so you’ll be meeting Kelsi and Rachel later in this post!

This month, we voted to style velvet, and luckily too because it’s just about too hot for any kind of winter wear here in Georgia!

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Meatless Monday // Meat-Free Sloppy Joe’s

Meatless Monday // Meat-Free Sloppy Joe’s

This post has been written by guest blogger Niamh from Cooking Veggie. She designed this Meatless Sloppy Joe recipe for me to make and feature as part of my Meatless Monday and my 23 Before 24 goals!

There were a few different options when it came to how to approach this recipe. Sloppy joes are essentially just 90% beef along with some green pepper, ketchup and seasonings. So the beef substitution had to be outstanding. I don’t like cooking tofu for meat eaters too much, as a lot of people find it quite scary. Also, to get tofu tasting delicious is can require a lot of effort; marinating, frying and simmering. I wanted this recipe to be accessible for everyone. Beans would have made things far too sloppy, so I went with lentils.

There is one ingredient that I would say above all else, cannot be omitted. It’s the secret ingredient I use in all my recipes that are trying to mimic meat and its the smoked chipotle pepper tabasco sauce.This stuff is amazing! Don’t be surprised if you end up using the half of the bottle while making these sloppy Joe’s. The key is to put a decent tablespoon of the bottle into the sloppy joe mixture while its cooking. Then, while everyone’s dishing up their Joe’s, have the bottle there for an extra lashing on top of the cheese. The cheese is optional but… come on. If you did want to go without the cheese though this would be completely vegan.

Also optional, but not really optional because it tastes SO GOOD is buttering on toasting your buns. Butter them and then throw them on a hot frying pan for a few minutes to get nice and toasty

This recipe is also great because it absolutely PACKED with veggies. The eggplant adds a richness to the sauce, where as the celery gives such a nice sweetness that I didn’t include the brown sugar that usually goes in to joes. Eggplant tends to soak up a lot of oil when you fry/bake it, so to keep this recipe healthy I steamed it instead. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this. I just put a colander over a pot of boiling water with a lid on it and it worked perfectly!

Recipe after the jump!

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Meatless Monday // Baked General Tso’s Cauliflower

I was super sick last week and honestly wasn’t eating much of anything. BUT I’m back this week and cooking meatless again!

I found this recipe and did a sort of “cheater’s variation” (I used bottled sauce I got from Aldi) but I love subbing in Cauliflower for Chinese-inspired dishes! I also pan fried mushrooms, carrots, and spring onion with lemon juice for this dish.

Stay tuned for next week as I cook a meatless recipe designed for me by another blogger!

Xoxo,

Gabby

bareMinerals Made2Fit Foundation: From Digital App to Real-World Application

Disclaimer: The product  featured in this post (bareMinerals Made2Fit Foundation) was sent to me comlimentary to test and review  by Influenster and bareMinerals. As always, all thoughts and opinions of this product featured here and on related social media by me are 100% honest and my own. 

One of my favorite things about being a member of Influenster’s influencer network is the random “virtual VoxBox” campaigns that pop up once in a while. Usually there’s something that you have to do yourself, like download an app or go purchase a product, but sometimes you’ll get a coupon to do so. Still, when you’re in-between the actual physical VoxBox campaigns, these are fun activities. I recently qualified for one of these virtual VoxBoxes, and as always I love to share my experiences here even if it’s not a “requisite” or doesn’t earn me points to my badge. This time, it’s sponsored by bareMinerals and has to do with their new Made2Fit app that claims to be able to give you your perfect shade of foundation using your phone’s camera.

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Meatless Monday // One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole

It’s week 4 of Meatless Monday’s! So far my adventures in Meatless meal making have been super fun and delicious! This week I was feeling super in the mood for Mexican-Style cuisine, so I decided to throw together a meatless Mexican rice casserole!

Beans are an excellent source of protein already present in Mexican cooking, so honestly I barely at all missed the meat! One of my biggest tips for making a meal Meatless is not to skip out on the spices you would normally use to season the meat with! For example, I’d usually make this recipe with chicken or shrimp, seasoning the meat with chili powder, salt, cumin, and paprika. All of these I used to season my meal! It makes all the difference in keeping these dishes authentic to what you are used to while removing the meat component!

Recipe after the jump

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