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The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Packing for a Beach Holiday

“When you pack lightly you live lightly. “ Diane von Furstenberg If you follow along here, you might have caught on that I spent most of last week in Puerto Rico working on a couple of different shoots.  The job came up a bit last minute, as many styling jobs tend to do, and I found myself with just a handful of hours at home to pack in between Austin for the holidays and departing for the caribbean.  At least that is my excuse for how I ended up with so many random and impractical pieces in my suitcase!  Planning on an island …

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What To Listen To Now

(What To Listen To Now is a series of monthly playlists, curated by Chop Shop alum and Disney music supervisor, Matt Mugford.) Here we go for the last time in 2012!! DISCLAIMER: I like Christmas music, but don’t love it like some of you. That is why I am only including a couple of my holiday favorites and am letting you be responsible to play your Bublé and Amy Grant albums on your own. Deal? Ok… here’s the December playlist, with a little tinge of holiday spirit. Enjoy! The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather …

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The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Holiday Evites

Have you looked at your calendar lately?  I just booked a quick coffee meeting in mid-December if that gives you any indication of what kind of month it is shaping up to be!  Fortunately, I love the hustle and bustle of this time of year and especially all of the parties that accompany it.  If you plan on hosting any kind of holiday shindig, the time has come to get those invitations out!  Most experts recommend that you send holiday invitations at least four weeks prior to the date since it is such a busy time of year for parties, so if …

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The Savvy Girl’s Guide to Making Homemade Pie

Is there anything more all-american than pie?  For me, it falls into the same category as blue jeans, road trips, the 4th of July, and all other things patriotic.  Last year for Thanksgiving, my husband’s family flew out from the east coast to help us celebrate our first holiday in our first home!  It was a small group so I stuck to the Thanksgiving pie basics, one pumpkin and one strawberry-rhubarb.  This year, though, we’ll be in Austin with my family and while most of the cooking duties fall upon my parents, my sisters and …

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