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SUMMERTIME | My Summer 2017 Must Haves

We get a few sunny days in the 80s and I’m officially in the mood for summer! My husband and I also recently moved into a new place, so all I want to do is entertain and hang out in our backyard. In the spirit of summer I am sharing a few of my favorite beauty, style, entertaining and summer decor must-haves. BEAUTY –  NEUTROGENA ULTRA SHEER DRY…

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Cookie Crust Fruit Tart with Lemon Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese Filling

This fresh fruit tart is a SHOW STOPPER, perfect for any summer party! Choose red and blue fruit like I did and your tart will have an Americana feel perfect for upcoming Independence Day celebrations. With a thick sugar cookie crust this tart is easy to pick up and eat with your hands, but just as easily makes a beautiful addition to a desert plate…

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MILKSHAKE | Calibur SF

Since my husband and I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 2 years ago I have been talking about how great this burger joint called Calibur is. After 2 years we FINALLY made it over there to grab lunch! Disclaimer: This is not your run of the mill burger joint! They make their burgers with “house-ground, 100% organic, grass-fed California beef,” and their “fries are…

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10 Things About Me | Video

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Alameda to Big Sur | Stephan’s Birthday Roadtrip (video)

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Recipe #8: Roman-Style Semolina Gnocchi with Pork Rib Sauce

Each time we make a recipe from the book I am always assuming something will taste like some other dish we’ve had, but no matter how simple the ingredients they always taste unique and different. This recipe took a while to make because you have to let the sauce simmer for a few hours, but for a Sunday recipe this is one amazing  meal! It…

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I AM

BASIC is a term that is thrown around quite often, and it usually has negative connotations. To be honest with you I am basic, and I’m totally okay with it. If this is your first time to my blog, welcome! My name is Basic… no, no, just kidding. Haha!   I feel most comfortable in black, white, grey or navy blue, and I’ll occasionally add…

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SHE’S LIKE THE WIND

Sometimes it’s just nice to go home and take a long drive on some back roads. I was raised in a builder basic house in a suburban neighborhood, but my hometown is surrounded by farm land and vast fields of agriculture. The country has always been my happy place. A place where I can clear my head and get away from things, just drive. As…

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Australia Trip Montage (Video) – August 2016

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ELEPHANT

In my life it’s food first, then family, and then fashion… Okay, well maybe not food before family, but you understand its importance to me. I have gone back and forth debating wether fashion is something that I should enjoy so much or focus on, but I absolutely love fashion and I always have. I think it’s just another creative outlet for me, and it…

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