Mango Shrimp Avocado Salad

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It’s very rare that my husband will say, “I am stuffed” after a salad. This salad did just that. It was so delicious yet so filling and healthy. One of my summer favorites!

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Ingredients

  • Fresh or frozen shrimp peeled and tailed
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • fresh mozzarella
  • mixed greens
  • 1 mango
  • fresh garlic clove
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small lemon

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Preparation

  1. Saute garlic with fresh lemon juice and add shrimp.  I used Target Market pantry small frozen shrimp.
  2.  Dice mangoes, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and avocado into 3/4-in. cubes.
  3. In large bowl mix all ingredients and add shrimp on top.  Squeeze lemon over salad.  Top with balsamic glaze or dressing of choice!

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HOME is where the ❤ is

When we first moved in our new home, it was so fun to decorate and make the place our own. It’s been two years and although I do not want to completely change my decor, it feels so refreshing to add a new candle, vase or these adorable hand-painted letters from Graham & Brown.  The watercolor art really brightens and adds color to my living space.  I placed the letter right next to a vase of fresh mint that my aunt picked from her garden.  Sometime fresh herbs are even more beautiful (and useful!) than flowers.

For many more artistic decor, check out Graham & Brown for textured wallpaper, canvas art, and so much more unique home decorations you cannot find anywhere else.  I am totally eyeing  this Mystical metallic wallpaper as an accent wall for my walk-in closet.  I think the metallic silver textures will go perfect with the violet walls and bring the room to life.

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Crushing on Crop Tops

The beauty of a crop top is it is not the 90’s belly shirt.. you don’t necessarily have to have a flat tummy to rock one.
Choose the right bottoms such as high-waist shorts or a flare skirt and anyone can rock a crop top. Contrary to what people may think, crop tops are actually very flattering on many body types because it bring attention to the ribcage, below the breasts and above the waists, which is usually the thinnest part of women’s (curvy or not!) bodies.
Have you rocked a crop top this summer?

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{celebrities rockin’ the crop top in all shapes and sizes}

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Out of the Blue

Sometimes I feel like the luckiest person in the world.  I am so blessed with a large family and great friends.  My mom is one of five sisters and all of us cousins are so close and make an effort to stay in touch and spend a lot of time together.  This past Sunday, my cousin and his beautiful wife took us out on their lovely boat, “Out of the Blue” to Greenport, NY.  It was an amazing day filled with lots of laughs, occasional mischievous behavior, and a whole lot of drinks from Claudio’s.

We saw the amazing “Skyfall” Yacht from the new James Bond Movie.. absolutely stunning.  And yes, that’s me hanging off the nose of the boat. :)

We also visited Vine and Branches, an amazing store with infused olive oils, vinegars, and other flavorful items.  You can try sample of them all.  We walked away with a melt-in-your-mouth white truffle oil.  Next stop was the Greenport Brewery and a stop at Greenport Fire which is all cigars and hot sauce aka heaven for the hubby!

 

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Win a Bow Bangle from Serene Sky Boutique!

On vacation, I try to pack as light as possible without feeling like I have nothing to wear. I am an accessory-lover but really had to limit what I packed. One of my favorite items that I wore basically with everything was this adorable bow bangle from Serene Sky Boutique.
I have tiny wrists so love that it is adjustable and it went perfect with my gold Guess watch. It was the perfect accessory to this floral maxi that I borrowed from a friend, which was from Kohl’s Lauren Conrad’s line.
Enter to win your OWN handcrafted Bow Bangle below via Rafflecopter!!!

Enter the giveaway!!

 

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