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Dreamy West Virginia Wedding at an Old Glass Factory

Beautiful parties and weddings come in all shapes and sizes – some are small, and some are lavish, and plenty are somewhere in between; and sometimes, it’s the simple events, pulled together with love, that truly shine. When wedding photographer, Britani Edwards shared this stunning West Virginia wedding, I knew I had to feature it. Held at an old glass factory behind a private residence, and created as a Plan B, this special wedding is nothing short of dreamy.

From Britani, “This couple reached out to me with a heart touching story and I couldn’t help but fall in love … The couple, high school sweethearts, had been planning a large luxurious wedding. Circumstances arose and their dream of a large wedding was pushed aside. We were able to put together this wedding for this couple by bringing local vendors together and creating a wedding of their dreams, styled to a T!”

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The glamorous styled outdoor wedding shoot took place at an urban abandoned factory – previously Anchor Hocking Glass Factory, in West Virginia.

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Just look at that golden hour sunlight.

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Both the bride and groom look so happy, and that joy really shines through in the shoot.

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Details like mercury glass and in-season flowers like hydrangeas, roses, peonies, and eucalyptus, pair effortlessly with the navy and champagne color scheme.

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And that dessert table: wow. The beautiful three tiered naked cake was lined on each side with decadent desserts like mini pies, cream puffs, and macaroons.

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Each vendor brought in their own unique spin to the ethereal navy and blush styled wedding shoot, from the table linens, to the invitation suite, to the jaw-dropping dessert spread complete with towering naked cake.

“The bride and groom were beyond grateful to all those involved! The love that was shared throughout the day was so touching and I think all of us small business owners walked away with memories of why we even started our wedding businesses in the first place.”

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They even ended the festivities with the perfect get away car: an old vintage bicycle.

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Such a gorgeous couple and so much love all around.

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Doesn’t this make you want to run in a field at that dreamy golden hour with a vintage bicycle and stacks of flowers?

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Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography//Floral Designer: Main Street Shoppes/Perennial Floral//Second Shooter: Carrie Leigh Photography//Bakery: Desserts by Samantha Chapman Koreski//Apparel: Not Too Shabby Boutique//Invitation Designer: Paper Hearts Invitations//Event Planner: Purple Dress Events//Beauty:Sarah Audia Makeup Artistry//Design and Decor: W Rentals & Events


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Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas

My love for pasta is pretty much never-ending, and mac ‘n cheese, well that’s just heaven in a casserole dish if you ask me. Cheese and pasta; what’s not to love?

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This updated version of the classic comfort food dish – goat cheese macaroni and cheese with peas – is deliciously creamy and cheesy, a touch decadent, with a perfect brightness added by the peas. Goat cheese gives the traditional comfort food that I always love a fresh, slightly tangy taste that is perfect for the summer months.

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Bring this goat cheese macaroni and cheese with peas to your next summer barbecue or party, and you’ll be an instant hit.

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The dish is also surprisingly simple to make, once you get the hang of making a quick roux for your macaroni and cheese base. (Fun fact: melted butter, plus whisked in flour, and you’ve got yourself a roux! You can read more about mastering the art of a classic macaroni and cheese here, with one of my all-time favorite mac ‘n cheese recipes.)

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Our brilliant food contributor, Hope, whipped up this lip-smacking mac ‘n cheese and the result is AMAZING.

Say hello to your new favorite pasta dish: goat cheese mac and cheese.

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas

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This recipe for goat cheese macaroni and cheese is deliciously creamy and cheesy, with a just right tangy spin on the classic brought to the dish by the goat cheese, a touch decadent (because, mac 'n cheese!), with a perfect brightness added by the peas.

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Peas is a surprisingly simple-to-make dinner or side dish and is totally YUM.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups macaroni pasta (or shells)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups of 2% milk
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 11 ounces goat cheese
  • 4.5 ounces sharp white cheddar
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup peas (fresh or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions, subtracting a minute of cook time (they will cook more later). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once the butter is sizzling, whisk in the flour. Stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture is thick and slightly golden. Very slowly add the milks by streaming them down the side of the pot little by little, whisking the whole time. Continue stirring and cook for another 5 to 6 minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and stir in half of the goat cheese. Once the first half of the goat cheese is fully incorporated, add the second half and stir until it melts. Each addition will take about 5 minutes. Add the cheddar cheese and stir until all of the cheese is melted. Mix in the pepper and salt.
  4. Stir in the pasta and mix until all of the noodles are coated in cheese sauce. Add the peas and stir to distribute evenly.
  5. Spread the mac and cheese into an oven-safe casserole dish and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve right away.

NOTE: If you love a cheesy mac, you can also top with more cheddar before putting in the oven. The cheese topping will be golden brown and bubbly.

Courses Dinner, Side Dish

Are you a mac ‘n cheese lover? Have you tried goat cheese in a classic macaroni and cheese?

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Recipe and Photos by Hope Woodhouse of Pass the Cookies for Glitter, Inc.

Love this recipe? See what else we’re making here. And you can also find our favorite classic macaroni and cheese here (it’s my mama’s tried-and-true recipe, and a total go-to when I’m craving cheesy mac goodness.)

 


Lexi

A Bright White & Rustic Home Decor in a California Home, Updated for Summer

If you don’t yet follow Michelle Janeen on Instagram, and you have a soft spot for dreamy white beach interiors, the time is now. In the Spring, she shared her entire bright white California home tour on Nesting With Grace, but if you’re a regular follower of Michelle’s Instagram, you may have noticed that in the last few weeks she’s been sharing the most gorgeous glimpses of her beautiful home including some rustic home decor, updated for Summer. The San Diego mom’s style is brimming with cool, California style, and plenty of soft rustic home decor touches. Her “1970’s fixer” is the stuff vacation house dreams are made of.

It’s amazing what bringing in a few live green plants, some brighter pillows, and summery accents can do. By the way, crushing on Michelle’s Summer pillows? I shared 18 neutral throw pillows a few weeks back, and I think you’re going to love them!

Michelle also regularly brings in fresh clippings from her yard. Wouldn’t it be nice to have olive branches and eucalyptus right in your own backyard? Meanwhile, I’ll be trolling Trader Joe’s for ALL of the greenery.

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Slip-covered chairs really do make everything feel more beachy, don’t they?

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Love that sun-filled dining room.

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And I love that even with all of the bright white, Michelle manages to bring in little pops of bohemian texture and color everywhere.

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Even the guest room looks like bliss.

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images via @michelle_janeen

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25 Must-Buy Items from Anthropologie’s Summer Tag Sale

In case you haven’t heard the news, Anthropologie’s HUGE summer tag sale is happening RIGHT NOW. From Home to Fashion to Shoes and Accessories, there is so much on sale. The Anthropologie Summer Tag Sale is always one of their best, and I’m rounding up a few things on my list that are up to 50% off! Well, 25, to be exact. Color me happy.

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Anthropologie Consiglia Curtain and Overdyed Pericon Rug

Tufted Yoursa Throw

Tufted Yoursa Throw

Pour La Victoire Lava Sandals

Pour La Victoire Lava Sandals

Embroidered Floral Overalls

Embroidered Floral Overalls

Brushed Wire Fruit Bowl

Brushed Wire Fruit Bowls

Galiana Embroidered Dress

Galiana Embroidered Dress

Brass Eureka Table Lamp

Brass Eureka Table Lamp

Good Day Napkin Set

Good Day Napkin Set

Open Market Table Runner

Open Market Table Runner

Forum V-Neck Tee

Forum V-Neck Tee

Wardrobe Print Hangers

Wardrobe Print Hangers

Chiffon-Hemmed Tee

Chiffon-Hemmed Tee

Kessabine Duvet

Kessabine Duvet

Sheena Oversized Top

Sheena Oversized Top

Brass-Finished Measuring Cups

Brass-Finished Measuring Cups

Vinery Toddler Quilt

Vinery Toddler Quilt

Yarn-Dyed Miller Dress

Yarn-Dyed Miller Dress

Mimira Canape Plate

Mimira Canape Plate

Mystique Gem Slide Sandals

Mystique Gem Slide Sandals

Peonia Coverlet

Peonia Coverlet

Macrame Woven Wall Art

Macrame Woven Wall Art

Splitshade Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

Splitshade Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

Anchored Orb Two-Arm Sconce

Anchored Orb Two-Arm Sconce

Beaded Jute Hammock

Beaded Jute Hammock

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Are you shopping the Anthropologie Summer Tag Sale? Have you found any must-have items I need to know about? 

First/Cover Image via the Anthropologie Consiglia Curtain and Overdyed Pericon Rug

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My Everyday Essential Beauty Must-Haves

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It’s always fun to break down the beauty items you’re loving, what you’re trying out this season, and what you’ve come to adore, but I also really love seeing what other friends and bloggers consider essentials. You know; those everyday essential beauty must-haves. I want to know what’s in your essential beauty bag; the items you use day in and day out, and can’t live without.

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So without further ado, here are mine …

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My Everyday Essential Beauty Must-Haves; a.k.a., my Beauty Regimen

  • Schick Hydro Silk®. I always feel better when my legs are freshly shaved and smooth and I’ve been a fan of Schick® for years. I’ve been loving this New Schick Hydro Silk® Razor because it’s clinically proven to hydrate and moisturize for up to 2 hours after you shave. Here’s a little tip too: when you want that new razor, there’s always great deals at Kroger; click here to save!
  • Skintimate® Shave Gel. Over the years, I’ve tried to fall back on using plain old bar soap or shower gel to shave my legs and let me say, it is just not the same. Using Schick Hydro Silk® with Skintimate® Shave Gel is pretty monumental. Skintimate® Shave Gel just works. It smells great, goes on thick, and when you shave with it (rather than something dreaded, like bar soap), the result is healthy-looking, beautiful, silky smooth legs.
  • A moisturizer with SPF in it. I am crazy for body lotion and hand cream; having SPF in it makes it a standout for me. I’m pretty much always covered in lotion. (Thanks, Grandma!)
  • Foundation. This one’s pretty non-negotiable.
  • Under-eye concealer. This is a newer, but much-needed addition to the beauty lineup, and now that I’m onboard, I’m a total fan. Even just a bit of under-eye concealer and powder and I’m presentable-ish in a pinch.
  • Matte powder (and usually a quick swipe of blush because I am paler than pale).
  • Mascara, forever and always.
  • Nail polish. What can I say, I love having my nails painted. After getting my legs ready, I love to add a little more shine with a quick at-home mini manicure and pedicure!
  • A soft-finish hairspray; for even the worst hair days.

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I’ll also admit that I’m a total nail polish junkie. I feel “naked” without at least some polish on my nails. My staple nail polish colors: black, red, and any shade of nude.

Silky smooth legs, freshly painted nails, and a good hair day; I’m feeling pretty unstoppable.

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So tell me, what are your everyday essential beauty must-haves? Are there any products you feel like you can’t live without?

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Gender Reveal: Baby Number Two Is A ….

The time has finally come for our gender reveal! We have the second round of big news to share.

A few weeks back, we announced that our little family was expecting baby number two. You can read more about that here, plus how I told hubby we were pregnant (again) here. And now, it’s time to let you in on secret number two …

We found out the gender of our newest addition, and baby number two is …

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Drumroll, please …

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Can you tell Scarlett is excited? Ha.

I’m pretty sure she’s most excited about running through a huge field in a “princess dress” than for our gender reveal, but also …

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She’s getting a SISTER!

I still can’t believe we’re having another little girl! I’m thrilled to give Scarlett a sister. I’m one of four kids – two boys and two girls – but the bond I have with my sister feels unbelievably special. She is my spirit animal, my better half, and the person I ALWAYS turn to for advice, laughs, tears, you name it. I still hope we can add a boy to the crew someday because I am crazy close with my brothers, and I always loved growing up in a big family; but for right now, in this moment, having another little girl … being able to give Scarlett a sister … it feels monumental.

I’m not sure we could have given her a better gift.

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Per usual, trying to get everyone in our family of three, toddler included, to smile on cue for these gender reveal photos, was challenging to say the least. Major Kudos to Annie, who always manages to get a few shots of everyone mostly looking happy, in sync.

And now we’re adding another wiggle worm to the pack. This oughta be interesting!

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I keep hearing that when you’re pregnant with baby number two, you worry about how you’ll love another one as much as you love your first. Funny enough, I haven’t really felt that. I am so in love with Scarlett, that the thought of getting another little one just like her makes my heart burst. Of course I know this second little girl will probably be nothing like her sister, and we’ll be starting from square one, but there is something comforting about feeling like we’ve done this girl thing before.

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Thank you to everyone for all of your support! It’s been a wild ride. Each doctors appointment, and slice of good news along this pregnancy journey has felt better than the last.

And having another little girl: I well up every single time I think about it.

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Hubby is totally outnumbered. And thrilled, by the way. He’s obsessed with having a little girl and couldn’t be more excited to be adding a second girl to the bunch.

Man, I like that guy.

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And I can’t say that I’m not already shopping for matching “princess” dresses …

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My Outfit: Free People Lace Slip Dress // CHELSEA28 Open Kimono // Dolce Vita Jasmyn Ghillie Sandals // French Market Basket via Amazon

Scarlett’s Outfit:  3Claps Dress // Target Toddler Embroidered Gladiator Sandals

Mike’s Outfit: Gap Men’s Button-Down Shirt // 7 For All Mankind Jeans // Cole Haan Shoes

 

Photo by Annie Watts Photography for Glitter, Inc.

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