Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For the Love of Cooking {...And Sipping}

Tomorrow morning, this little lady is off to the beach with a few of my best girlfriends for our annual trip!  I seriously get so excited for this extra long weekend of shenanigans every year!  
Today, I'm checking out a few tropical concoctions for the occasion.  Here are two simple ones that I just feel are a MUST for beachside sipping.

**Kiwi Daiquiri**
3 frozen kiwis
2 ounces Malibu Rum
1 ounce simple syrup
½ ounce lime juice

**Watermelon Daiquiri**
7 large chunks of frozen watermelon
2 ounces Bacardi Rock Coconut Rum
1 ounce Watermelon Pucker Schnapps
½ ounce lime juice

Bottoms UP!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Quote Of The Week

live in the sunshine,
swim in the sea,
drink the wild air... 
-ralph waldo emerson

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Friday, July 26, 2013

If the Music is Good, You Dance {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

Hey Hey Heyyyy!
As you can probably guess by my post yesterday, Thursday seriously felt like the longest day in America!!BUT, after tucking myself into bed early last night, I am starting to feel like myself again! Woohoo!
So, let's pump up the volume and kick this weekend off!!
I couldn't resist song #6...Who doesn't love a good Friday Flashback?!

Happy Weekend!!
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

I’m Not As Young As I Once Was… {Peach Sangria}

Oh my...Wine-down Wednesday along with poolside birthday shenanigans has yours truly down for the count today. One of my dear girlfriends said it best;
Recovering from a night of sipping at our age, is like recovering from a minor surgery!!
Since I will not be partaking in any “Thirsty Thursday” activities I decided to just share a tasty treat for all the young ones out there with a little bit faster bounce back rate.
I will just have to wait till Saturday when I head back poolside to try this one out. There is nothing better than refreshing sangria while soaking up rays and lounging with girlfriends!

Peach Sangria

1 bottle white wine
1 cup peach schnapps
1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
2 slices nectarines
1 cup red or green grapes

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I Spy {Rustic Chic}

As of last week my car is officially paid off and the title arrived in the mail yesterday!!! Woohoo!!
My parents are beyond proud of me (and slightly shocked I’m sure) for making the responsible decision to hang on to my car for at least two more years and enjoy not having a car payment. Fingers crossed I can stick it out that long. I’m a car lover and I’m sure most of you will agree there is nothing quite like the smell of a new car.

With that being said, there is now extra $$ burning one severe hole in my pocket.
I am going to try really hard to save as much as I can but, for the last 4 years I have been dying to fence in my backyard. So…let the planning begin!!

One thing I know I would like is a unique, rustically chic door to add some character to the fencing.
Of course I plan to pick up a few glossies for inspiration but, I’m addicted to pinterest as I’m sure you are too, and have grabbed a little inspiration from our online addiction as well.

And hello, I'm obsessed! 
If only this gate would keep my 5lb fur ball Presley from sprinting through!

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Quote Of The Week { #Weird }

“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird,
and when we find someone whose weirdness is
compatible with ours,
we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness
and call it...LOVE.”
Dr. Seuss

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Friday, July 19, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

Alright yall, it's that time again! Turn up the volume and enjoy a little ear candy. 
BUT, I warn ya song #5 {Love is Overrated} Shwayze goes a little potty mouth so ear muffs! 
I have to say though, the new Shwayze album minus all the f-bomb dropping is amaze!

Happy Weekend Darlings!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Glamour France {Alba Obsession}

The ever gorgeous Jessica Alba is gracing the cover of the Glamour-France August 2013 issue with one insanely flirty-fun spread inside.

The August cover of the glossy takes me back to my early teen years when I would not so patiently wait by the mailbox for my YM and Seventeen mag subscriptions to arrive!
Doesn't this cover remind you of Seventeen covers back in the early 90's?!

Edgy, playful, flirty, fun...all a recipe for perfection! 
This shot totally makes me want to pick up a long board to "tote" around with me in every attempt to look THIS bad a$$.  No doubt, my version would be a fail and more of a sweaty hotmess after a block but, who cares?! haha 

One word... OBSESSED!!
I like can't even take the amazingness!

Ms. Alba you have outdone yourself!!
Cheers to you darling!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

For The Love Of Cooking {And...Poolside Celebrations}

Sorry to go all MIA on ya yesterday but, after my sweet Presley had a GREAT check up at the vet, this little lady went poolside with friends, my darling mama, and my bro's girlfriend Tina to celebrate and relax!!!  Presley no doubt needed the house to herself to sleep a little after her stressful morning ;)

Photo: #poolday fun with my lady loves @xxxctinaxxx #summer

No surprise my brother JUST couldn't keep away from the of course he crashed the party!

Photo: #Adore #summer #poolday @xxxctinaxxx #brother

If you are a regular of the Delightfully Chic Blog then you know one of my fave sites to visit for amazing and healthy recipes is Skinny Taste!

There have been so many yummy recipes on ST this summer and as much as I'd like to try them all I have yet to find a personal chef (dream come true) to make them for me.  Total Bummer!
Oh well...Until then I think I will start with a recipe that is super simple and sure to have everyone asking for seconds!

Stop by Skinny Taste for all the deets!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Quote Of The Week

Whatever you decide to do,
make SURE it makes you happy!!

Laughter is the **fireworks** of the soul!

all these beyond presh images are via pinterest
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Friday, July 12, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

Woo Hoo! It's FINALLY the weekend!
I feel like I have put in at least 2 weeks’ worth of work this week.
This chick is ready to kick her heels up and have one carefree kind of weekend.  Staring with a little girls night tonight, soaking up sunrays poolside Saturday (Sorry rain and clouds, you're not on the guest list), and tomorrow night going to see Mr. Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line in concert!!! I absolutely adore LB so I'm super stoked!

Once again I can't seem to limit myself to just 5 downloads so this week turn the volume on up and enjoy 10 great downloads!

The first six tracks are newbies that will totally get ya up and dancing. The video to song #3 {It's You by Duck Sauce} is crazy fab...2 words dancing cornrows! {video below}

Jay-Z released his new album with of course a great track featuring Mr. Timberlake. Every time I hear it, I like just a little bit more, BUT, make sure to also check out "Tom Ford" also on the record.

Song #8 you have probably heard but, thought I would include for any of you who haven't. I personally like to sing this one with the volume extra loud to drown out my horrific singing skills.

The last two…well now I gotta get pumped up for tomorrow night! ; )

Happy Weekend

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I Spy {DIY Snake Lamp via P.S.-I made this}

If you love a good DIY as much as me then you must add P.S.-I made this to your daily reads!
Erica Domesek the creative genius behind the blog and countless DIY's lives by the motto
"I see it, I like it, I make it"!!
To say I’m envious of Erica and her imaginative talents would be a total understatement.
So, today I thought I would share a DIY of Erica’s that I’ve been completely obsessed with and dying to give a whirl!

Image via P.S.-I made this
See the how to's here!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Quote Of The Week

Summer afternoon-Summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
in the English language.
-henry james

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Friday, July 5, 2013

If the Music is Good, You *Dance* {#Dchic Top 5 Downloads}

Let's make it short and sweet because this little lady is in a total fog today from an 8 hour pool day celebrating the 4th of July!!

Lorde teasing ya with {Royals} but, the entire album is a MUST!
Go download STAT!
Fitz and The Tanturms {The Walker} I'd have to say is my 2nd fave off the album just behind {Fools Gold}.
The Oh Hello's {Hello my old heart} and {Sweater Weather} by The Neighbourhood both make the body sway and are a nice little sing-a-long for summer.
{Brave} by Sara Bareilles...we can all use a little positive uplifting tune every now and then.
Bonus song #6 has been out for over a year but, I swear it wasn't until recently that I have actually heard {Home} by Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros finally getting some airplay.
I could play this song everyday without it getting old!

I hope you all had an unforgettable 4th of July!
Cheers to celebrating America and the weekend!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

**Happy Birthday America**

Delightfully Chic will be lighting up the sparklers and celebrating the 4th of July!!

Shop the collection on **SALE** NOW- July 7th

{For those who shop the #Dchic Etsy shop please use Coupon Code USA2013 at checkout}


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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I Spy {Festive Treats}

Next to Christmas, July 4th is one of my favorite holidays!
It falls during my fave month of the year, we get a chance to celebrate our country's independence, there are fireworks and sparklers galore, cookouts, sunny getaways, and one of the best reasons of all...July 4th is my sweet Daddy's birthday!!
This year the man who hung the moon will be turning 71!!

There is one more tiny little thing that makes this holiday so amazing…the food!!!
Festive dishes I am a complete sucker for!!
Here are a few that completely catch my eye and have me feening for a nibble!!

Stop by the Delightfully Chic Pinterest page for the how to's on these goodies and more Fourth of July inspiration!

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Quote Of The Week

Real style is never right or wrong.
It's a matter of being yourself on purpose.
G. Bruce Boyer

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