DIY: Watercolor Macaroons


A Perfectly Painted Dessert

 A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Pinterest and I stumbled upon a post about DIY painted macaroons and thought, how pretty! A few days went by, but I couldn’t stop thinking about painting macaroons! Is it easy? Could I make it look as pretty? What would I use painted macaroons for? The list went on and on, and then I finally just bought a whole bunch of them at Whole Foods and figured I’d give it a whirl! 

Easy Summer Shrimp Pasta



A few weeks I posted an Instagram of our shrimp pasta and said that it was the easiest and most ‘instagramable’ dinner that there ever was, and friends I was not lying, today’s post is proof! 

Click over for my recipe and enjoy!


Vanilla Iced Coffee, At Home!


A Tale of How I Became an Iced Coffee Devotee

If you follow me on Snapchat you might be seeing this reoccurring iced coffee situation happening, so I thought I would officially share with you my new afternoon obsession. Now, let me preface this by telling you that, historically, I hate iced coffee. I realize hate is a strong word, but honestly, coffee is meant to be hot, extra hot in fact. And making it cold is just all kinds of wrong. Until recently when I ate my words….

In The Kitchen with ABD: Easy & Healthy …


Red Pepper Hummus with Veggies

A few weeks ago I discovered this hummus recipe at a dinner party with some close friends. I could not stop eating it even though it was the before-dinner appetizer.

This will change everything you thought you knew (or thought you loved) about hummus! And it’s H-E-A-L-T-H-Y. Click on over for this epic recipe & let me know what you think!

In the Kitchen with ABD: Grilled Peaches & …

Vineyard Vines Top // Draper James Earrings // Loft White Jeans // L’Oreal Matte Lipstick (“Matte For Me”) // Jackson Morgan Southern Cream


Let’s Be Real, Milkshakes are ALWAYS a Good Idea! 

Growing up, milkshakes were one of those things we rarely had, but when we did it was a BIG DEAL, and always initiated by my dad. I have a soft spot in my heart for a good ole’ fashioned milkshake, so I thought it would be fun to whip up a milkshake with a twist for you today! 

Lovely Finds: Recipes and Meal Planning Talk


Let’s get cookin’! 

Okay, real talk for a minute… I have been totally slacking in the kitchen lately. Like reallllllly slacking. I love to cook (usually) but recently I haven’t gotten around to it. I could give you all of my excuses for not cooking, which are good ones… like working from 7am – 9pm, traveling, and lack of inspiration. But let’s be honest, that never stopped me before!
So in efforts to fix this problem I’ve been doing some Pinteresting…  here are a few new recipes I’ve pinned that are on my Summer Dinner list…Let me know what you think!
P.S. I’ve got several Pinterest boards dedicated to all things in the kitchen, so check ’em out inside!

In The Kitchen With ABD: Pinterest Worthy …


Working Title: “How To Fake a Pinterest Worthy Dessert!”

Okay, so this is how this whole scenario goes down…

In The Kitchen with ABD: Watermelon Mojito!

Style Details:

J.Crew Striped Tee (on SUPER sale!) // Loren Hope Studs c/o // Vintage Daisy Glasses (similar here) // Home Decorators Gold Flatware (similar here) // Crate & Barrel Plates


Perfecting The Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail!

Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s so hard to believe! I hope you have lots of fun plans for BBQs, beach days, trips to the lake, and of course perfecting the Summer cocktail this weekend! So, before you head out for your weekend fun I’ve got to show you how to make my new favorite cocktail, the Watermelon Mojito!

I found this recipe on the while browsing for new cocktail recipes, and thought, yep, I’m going to like that! And it’s no surprise I was right! Watermelon, plus rum, plus lime, plus mint…. how could that not be good, right?! 

So whatever your plans are this weekend, add making this cocktail to them, I pinky promise your friends, house guests, and family members will think you are Martha Stewart!