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Espadrille sandals are the perfect go-to shoe for both comfort and style. The trending shoe has shown up all over fashion magazines and various style websites, so they are definitely here to stay! Espadrille sandals seem to match well with just about anything - from mom jeans, high-waist jeans, shorts, maxi dresses, etc. - which is perfect for the busy mom on the go, all season long.



Since we are talking about 'Being Ecomomical,' you only need a few pairs to start off with and work your way to more as you go (if you feel the need to). One good pair of shoes that match with everything is not only cost-effective, but also leaves you feeling at peace with the fact that you don't have anything to wear.





7. Studded Wedge Espadrille | 8. Nature Breeze Elastic Strap Espadrille | 10. Adjustable Strap Espadrille 11. BAMBOO Espadrille Gold | 12. Nautica Espadrilles Tan | 13. Natural Breeze Studded Espadrille | 14. ROOM OF FASHION Platform Slides | 15. BAMBOO Multi-Cross Band Espadrilles | 16. Cork Platform Espadrille | 17. Nautica Women's Espadrille | 18. SODA Animal Print Espadrille  | 19. Chinese Laundry Ziba Espadrille | 20. SODA Topshoe Avenue Embassy Espadrille | 21. Pour La Victoire Ria Espadrille | 22. Army Print Espadrille Sandals

Espadrilles are also perfect for just sliding on and off, which is almost like the best pair of house shoes, ever! They also compliment wider feet. As oppose to traditional espadrilles, which are slimmer, the espadrille sandals seem to come with a wider sole and a few listed below, come with adjustable straps!

All in all, espadrille sandals are the perfect shoe to wear this summer, spring and fall and goes with everything. Enjoy your new pair and leave me a comment below on how well they fit you.

xo,
Torche'







In my own little world, fashion is everything. It's a way of expressing yourself without having to say a word. This is particularly true when the holidays roll around and you want to celebrate in style. Below are twenty 4th Of July outfit ideas that are sure to keep you comfortable and stylish.



Be sure to pair your red, white and blue tops and dresses with a neutral colored shoe and handbag. Stick to colors like nude, black, and gold. That way, your red, white and blue can stand out and won't clash with your shoes and accessories.





Grab a pair of gladiator glasses and a nice sun hat and you're good to go! If you chosen to go with a top, white and/or blue denim shorts pair well the tops. No matter, if they're high-waist, bermuda, or paper bag shorts, they will all pair very nicely with the tops in this selection.









13. American Flag Print Lace Cami | 14. American Flag Shirt Dress | 15. American Flag Loose T-Shirt Tank 16. American Flag Maxi | 17. Loose Kimono  | 18. Made In USA Tee | 19. Off The Shoulder Star Top | 20. 4th Of July Vintage Racerback Tank

I hope you found these tips helpful, as well as something you'd loved to wear this 4th of July! Don't forget to share with your friends and leave me a comment below on how useful this piece of advice was to you. I'd love to read your feedback.

xo,
Torche' 





Memorial Day and 4th Of July are just are around the corner and it's an exciting time to give thanks to our Veterans, gather around with family and celebrate the traditions!


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Here are nine red, white and blue drink ideas to help keep the festivities alive and your party guests entertained! There are a few that are also non-alcoholic. So get the kiddos involved and let them help you make magic, as they layer their own red, white and blue drink. Dress the drink with some red, white, and blue umbrellas, or garnish the rim of your glasses with colored sugar and you're on your way to hosting the best Patriotic party of the year!





1. Sofia's Virgin Daquiri - Recipe This 
2. Red, White And Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush - Homemade Hooplah 
3. The Capsicle - Captain America Frozen Cocktail - Really, Are You Serious 


4. Patriotic Non-Alcoholic Summer Drink - Natural Beach Living 
5. Red White And Blue Jello Parfaits - Dancing Through The Rain 
6. Raspberry And Blueberry Silver Tequila Mojito - Champagne And Coconuts 


7. Summer Berry Vodka Granita - Snappy Gourmet
8. Homemade Italian Cream Soda - Clarks Condensed 
9. Can't be 'Beet': Beet, Citrus And Ginger Sangria Mocktail - Just Beet It 

Be sure to enjoy responsibly, give thanks and most of all, have fun! If you're not throwing the party and know someone who is, feel free to Pin for later or share via the social platform of your choice. I'd greatly appreciate it!

xo,
Torche'








Summer is heating up and it's time to plan those epic summer parties. As we all know, Memorial Day and Fourth of July take the cake as far as summer celebrations go and I wanted to share with you some super fun and super creative red, white and blue recipes for your next party.


Most of the red, white and blue recipes shared below are super simple. So simple that you can get the kids involved as you prepare them. Or even leave some of the treats unmade, so that the guests can enjoy preparing them, themselves.



1. Red Velvet Cupcakes - Preppy Kitchen 
2. Red, White And Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches - Take Time For Style 
3. Red, White And Blue Crinkle Cookies - Cincy Shopper 
4. 4th Of July Firecracker Jell-O Cups - Cincy Shopper 
5. Red, White And Blue Patriotic Pretzel Rods - The Awesome Muse 
6. Mini Patriotic Cakes - Centsable Mama
7. Surprise-Inside Brownies - The Monday Box 


8. Patriotic Popcorn Cake - Glitter On A Dime 
9. No Bake Coconut Strawberry Cheesecake Jars - The Flavor Blender 
10. Patriotic Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Natural Beach Living 
11. Sugar Cookie Pizza W/ Fresh Berries - Oh My Sugar High
12. Red, White And Blue Strawberry Gelatin Shots - My Mini Adventurer 
13. Red White And Blue M&M's Cookie Tart - Dancing Through The Rain 


14. Red, White And Blue Puff Pastry - Recipes From A Pantry 
15. Frozen Yogurt Bark With Berries - Little Sunny Kitchen 
16. Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Recipes From A Pantry 
17. Patriotic Cake With SNICKERS Ice Cream Bars Layers - April Golightly 


18. Red, White And Blue Cheese Board - Dash Of Jazz 
19. Flag Fruit Pizza - Mama Cheaps 
20. No-Bake Berry Tartlets - Swirls Of Flavor 
21. Red, White And Blue Popsicles - Naturally Made Mom
22. Party Surprise Pinata Cupcakes - Tip Buzz
23. Patriotic Whoopie Pies - Gretas Day 


24. Red White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Melanie Cooks
25. Fruit And Yogurt Parfait - Melanie Cooks 
26. Super Berry And Beet Smoothie Bowl (Vegan & Gluten-Free) - Just Beet It 
27. Berry Cheesecake Salad - Cincy Shopper 
28. Watermelon Mint Salad With Feta -  Finding Zest
29. Red White And Blue Watermelon Blueberry Salad - Tasty Galaxy 
30. Red, White And Blue Trifle - Three Little Ferns 


31. Red, White And Blue Rice Krispies Treats - Living Life As Moms 
32. Red, White And Blue Candy Bark - DIY Candy 
33. Firecracker Sugar Cookie Pizza - DIY Candy 
34. Red, White And Blue Fruit Salsa - On My Kids Plate 
35. Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Recipes From A Pantry 
36. Red, White And Blue Parfaits - To Simply Inspire 
37. Patriotic White Chocolate Blondies - Berry Maple 


38. Beet Salad Recipe - Upstate Ramblings 
39. Red, White And Blue Jello Shots - My Mini Adventurer
40. Patriotic Dessert - Nugget Lands
41. 4th Of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Natural Beach Living 
42. Red, White And Blue Sprinkle Cookies - Living Life As Moms 
43. Beet, Berry And Coconut Smoothie Popsicles - Just Beet It 
44. Easy Red, White And Blue Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free/Vegan) - Pink Fortitude 


45. Captain America Fruit Tray - This Ole Mom 
46. American Flag Marshmallow Kabobs - Mama Cheaps 
47. Berry Cream Cheese Cookie Cups - This Ole Mom 
48. Patriotic Rice Krispie Bars - Masshole Mommy 
49. Mini Watermelon Cakes - Basil And Bubbly 
50. Spiral Sparkler And Flag Cookies - The Monday Box 
51. Red, White And Blue Cheesecake Salad - The Slow Roasted Italian
52. 3-2-1 Red, White And Blueberry Microwave Mug Cake - The Monday Box 
53. Red, White And Blue Trifle - Swirls Of Flavor 
54. Red, White And Blue No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits - The Mama Haven 
55. Fireworks Sugar Cookies - The Monday Box 


56. Patriotic Cupcakes With Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - Saving You Dinero 
57. Patriotic Cookie And Brownie Crunch - The Monday Box
58. Watermelon Blueberry Poke Cake - April Golighlty 
59. Cookies With Cake Mix - Greedy Eats 
60. Red, White And Blue Deviled Eggs - Mamas Geeky 
61. Cookie Cheesecake Parfait With Berries - Veggie Desserts
62. Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs - Centsable Mama
63. Memorial Day Fruit Cheese Snack - Fun Money Mom 
64. Superhero Dessert: Captain America Donuts - Take Time For Style 
65. Red, White And Blue Cheesecake Cookies - Fun Money Mom
66. Easy Sugar Cookie Bars - Upstate Ramblings 


67. Easy Patriotic Oreos - Suburban Simplicity 
68. Summer Fruit Salsa - Homemade Interest 
69. Red, White And Blue Zinger Cake - Homemade Interest 
70. Star-Spangled Cookies - Sugar Spun Run
71. Red, White And Blue Pinwheel Cookies - Ann's Entitled Life 
74. Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies - Broken Teepee 
75. Keto Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake - Low Carb Yum 
76. Eggless Blueberry Lime Yogurt Cake - Curry And Vanilla 
77. 4th of July S'Mores Bar - Dukes And Duchesses 


78. Red, White And Blue Fruit Parfait - Take Time For Style 
79. Mascarpone Mousse And Berries (Low-Carb, Keto) - Low Carb Yum
80. Lemon Cookies With Fruit Topping (Grain/Gluten-Free/Vegan) Pink Fortitude

Whether you're celebrating a Veteran in your family, or celebrating them all - these recipes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser amongst guests. Get your entire family in the kitchen to serve up something sweet, simple and delicious and enjoy! Don't forget to share.

xo,
Torche'






















This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Spring has finally arrived and as you may know, it’s the season to clean and get reorganized for new and fresh beginnings! For me, getting organized is never the challenge - however staying organized is the real task.




Maintaining an organized pantry can be discouraging at times, especially when you have a million other things to do - but with Rubbermaid® Easy Find Lids™, staying organized is actually doable and easy to maintain. What I love about them most, is that the search for ‘what top goes with what container’ is over. Rubbermaid has made it simple with their new designs that allow the lids to snap directly to the bottom of the container - making pairing and storing easier.



    • Buy According To Size
      • One of my biggest tips for organizing a tiny pantry is to purchase items that will actually fit the space. Jars come in a variety of sizes and you want to be careful not to get any that are too large or too wide, so that you can fit everything you need into that space. 



    • Cute Is Always A Good Idea
      • When we purchase things based on how they look, we’ll always want to keep it looking the same as when we first bought it. Pantry storage is no different. When you buy storage items, make it fun. Look for a variety of shapes and sizes. That way, you’ll always want to keep your pantry looking presentable. This will be all the motivation you need to stay organized. 


Are you feeling like you can do this yet? I know I am. Even for the smallest of spaces, the Easy Find Lids™ containers come in a variety of sizes that nest together to provide you with the perfect storage solutions to fit your storage space.



Personally, I have to fit food and dishes into one space and Rubbermaid® has made it easier for me to do just that; without everything seeming overly cluttered. I am still able to store dishes, spices and various goods into tight spaces that still inspire me to stay organized. We all know that the trick to keeping our houses in tack is to actually have a goal in mind of how we want things to look. With the help of Rubbermaid, I am truly inspired to keep things the way they are - nice and neat!



You can purchase your very own Easy Find Lids™ at multiple major retailers. Easy Find Lids™ are perfect for storage solutions and are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. To make things even more inspiring and get you in the spirit of Spring cleaning - you can enter to win a free pantry makeover valued at $5,000. Enter your chance to win, here.





The magic of a family vacation is unforgettable! The time spent to travel and adventure together is never wasted and will create memories to last a lifetime. With the costs of tickets (if you're flying), or the cost of gas (if you're driving), plus meals and the costs of local attractions, even the shortest vacation can quickly add up!



Related Posts: 12 Family Friendly Activities In Orlando

Check out these amazing deals on hotels near Orlando attractions like Universal Studios, Disney World, or even Legoland. Save yourself a few bucks for more snacks at the amusement park, or even a few souvenirs to take back home.

Check out how you can buy two days and get two days free at Universal Orlando Resort.

With accommodations like indoor gyms, an attached pool and even restaurants, who says snagging a great deal on a hotel room outside of the theme park couldn't be a grand experience?

Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center


This newly remodeled Orlando resort is less than 15 minutes away from Orlando's top attractions and offers a shuttle service to the parks. For under $60 a night for a standard, double room, you can enjoy the following:

  • In-room amenities like wifi, a microwave, and mini-fridge.
  • Outdoor pool with a hot tub and a kid's splash pad. 
  • A poolside bar.
  • Enjoy the Avanti Palms Market Place that serves food all day long.
  • Onsite Starbucks coffee shop! 


Just half a mile from Universal Orlando, 6 miles from SeaWorld, 9 miles from Walt Disney World and a shuttle service to get you to and from, you can enjoy two double beds for under $70 a night
  • In-room amenities include a microwave, wifi and mini fridge.
  • Outdoor heated pool and two outdoor hot tubs.
  • Enjoy breakfast and dinner at Sharky & Jack's Bar & Grille and Shades Deli is open until midnight.
  • Onsite basketball court and fitness center.



Hotels are nice, but condos are even cooler! With a fully-equipped kitchen and private balcony, you and your family can enjoy a one (sleeps up to four) or two bedroom (sleeps up to six), for under $100 a night
  • Enjoy free breakfast! 
  • Shuttle rides are included in your resort fee! 
  • Playground for the kids.
  • Convenience store. 
  • Heated swimming pool with hot tub and a kiddie pool.
  • 24-hour fitness center.
  • Enjoy happy hour from 3PM to close at the onsite Calypso Bar and Grill.


Stay for four in a standard room with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and complimentary coffee for under $60 per night! Located on the lake, about 22 miles from downtown Orlando and just 16 miles from Walt Disney World, you can enjoy gorgeous scenery and a free ride to the local theme parks and also:
  • Three heated pools and one kids' pool.
  • Restaurant and lounge.
  • Fitness room.
  • Game room. 
  • Playground.
  • Bring your pets! 
  • Enjoy a dive-in movie theater.
Baymont by Wyndham Celebration


Just a short distance from Orlando's biggest attractions, kids can stay entertained at the hotel by swimming in the pool or partaking in volleyball. The hotel also offers shuttle services to local attractions at less than $50 per night

  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast.
  • Fitness room. 
  • Free wifi.
  • Laundry facilities (because, tons of clothes and swimsuits!).
  • Outdoor pool with a children's pool.
So again, if you're planning that ultimate family trip for the year and looking to save a few bucks, saving on the hotel is definitely the way to go! With free shuttle services included, you don't have to worry about parking fees that are associated with driving to the park - and being that some of these hotels may be miles away, you still don't have to worry about how you and your family will get to the local attractions. 

Don't get me wrong, staying on the properties of Disney World and Universal Studios are magical experiences for the entire family, but sometimes your wallet may need a break. Or maybe you want extra funds to be able to eat treats at the parks, or treat your family to a nice meal afterwards, etc. So these family hotels under $100 per night near Orlando theme parks are definitely the way to go!

xo,
Torche'