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RECIPE: Spicy Margaritas


Cinco de Mayo is ALMOST here and I couldn't be more excited! It is one of my favorite days of the year. You know these SPICY MARGARITAS will definitely be at the party! This is the perfect margarita for Cinco de Mayo {in my opinion}.

 
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Made with fresh lime juice and agave syrup, these can easily be made for a crowd or a single cocktail. This deliciousness is everything you will need to go with your tacos - I promise you, it is THAT good!
 
I associate margaritas with sunny patios, good friends and fun times, so you could say they are pretty much part of my happy place! I love a good margarita on the rocks, as long as it is fresh. Sometimes I will go for the frozen margs, but if there is a fresh one on the menu - sign me up!
 
  *you will LOVE the Sriracha Hot Sea Salt - you can find it here!
 
 
Looking for a Cinco de Mayo party idea? Take a look at this one I styled a few years ago!
 
This recipe is one of my go to signature drinks, if you make it let me know how you like it and if you need any help finishing up a pitcher.
 
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St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Bark DIY

Please give me all the sweets! Then add in all kinds of colorful sprinkles, some Lucky Chrarms cereal marshmallows and colorful chocolate and you will get...........

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This is such a easy dessert to make for family and guests for your St. Patrick’s Day get together! Are you asking, just how easy is it? I whipped this colorful treat up in just minutes and I have to tell you it may be the quickest dessert there is, not to mention the most colorful! 



Below you will find all you need to recreate this fun and delicious dessert!

🍀Lucky Rainbow🌈 Bark Recipe:

Ingredients and supplies: 
1 Bag white melting chocolates 
3 Tablespoons Rainbow colored melting chocolates (6 total)
Lucky Charms cereal
Variety of sprinkles
6 small bowls
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet

Directions:
  1. Pour entire bag of white melting chocolates into microwave proof bowl and melt in microwave until most of the chocolates are melted, making sure it does not burn. Stir until all chocolate is melted. 
  2. In other bowls, add one color of melting chocolates to each bowl
  3. Pour white melted chocolate onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  4. Smoothing with back of spoon
  5. Working quickly, melt other six colors of chocolate individually and pour these in rows across the white chocolate. 
  6. Don’t worry if your chocolates start to harden before you are done with all the colors. If this happens, simply place in a low temperature oven (200 degrees) for approximately 2 minutes or until the chocolates start to melt. 
  7. Remove from oven and take a butter knife and simply swirl the colors together to make a fun design. 
  1. Now it’s time to add all the fun items like Lucky Charm marshmallows, star sprinkles, gold sprinkles and anything else you can think of. Simply sprinkle each item over swirled chocolate. 
  2. Place in freezer for approximately 10 minutes to harden. 
  3. Once hardened, break into pieces with your hands

If you make your own, I would love to see it! Make sure to tag @BellaGreyDesigns so I can take a peek!

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Shamrock ☘️ Shake for St. Patrick's Day

My family loves McDonald's Shamrock Shakes, but we can't seem to find any locations that serve them any longer, so I decided I would try to make my own. If you search on Pinterest you will find several copy cat recipes, some with Greek yogurt, some with heavy cream, some with plain or vanilla yogurt and even some with ice cream - both adult version and kid friendly. Most ingredients include peppermint, but when I think back to the last Shamrock Shake I had, it wasn't pepperminty {yes, that is a word *wink*} it was more minty! So I made mine with mint!

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Shamrock ☘️ Shake Recipe

Ingredients:
2 scoops of ice cream per person
1/2 cup milk per 2 scoops ice cream
1/2 teaspoon Mint extract 

2 drops green food coloring 

Green decorating gel

Sprinkles

Whipped cream

Directions:

1. Add ice cream, milk, mint extract and food coloring to blender and blend well


2. Rim glass with Green decorating gel and add sprinkles to the rim




3. Pour mixture into glass, top with whipped cream and add a fun straw!


These may be green for the St. Patrick's Day holiday, but you can now make them whenever you want! The best part? You can enjoy these all year long!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘️

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First Old Navy Try-On of 2019

Did you hear the great news? Today is Groundhog day and Punxsutawney Phil - did NOT see his shadow, which means an early Spring! I am all for that!! Who's with me?

So I thought it would be the perfect time to head to Old Navy to do a try-on! I started with this pretty white spring top, which could very easily be wore into summer. 

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I am wearing a small, but definitely need to size down because the arm pit holes were too big and you could see the tunic I am wearing underneath. Since this top is low cut, I am wearing a solid white tunic under it. 

I paired the ruffle top with a classic navy blue blazer {I am wearing a small} to dress it up a bit. You could easily wear this to the office for casual Fridays and remove the blazer for happy hour. 


This is one of my favorite tops of the try-on. It is very light weight and ties not only at the waist on the outside but also inside the shirt. It has a snap front on the v-neck part, which will help keep it closed. I wore the tunic again under this top, as it is a little low cut for office attire. This top would also be super cute with white shorts and a pair of Espadrilles!


This super cute green crew neck sweater fits really tight on the sleeves, so if you don't like that, you may want to size up. I am wearing an XS. I like the color details on the wrists and bottom of the sweater. 


I really like this tee! So perfect for the big game this weekend or for any outdoor spring sports! I felt it was a little long and boxy in the front so I simply did a front tuck for a more polished look. 


This navy and white striped shirt is soooo soft and comfty, I didn't want to take it off! It does fit true to size, I am wearing an XS and it fits perfect. Take a look at my Insta-stories for another way to wear this outfit! 


And that is a wrap, friends! It was cold and damp here today, so the white turtleneck was a must! *wink


I have had a few people ask where my booties are from! I purchased them here! You can find full videos of today's try-on in my insta-stories under Old Navy Try-on tab! 

**For reference: I am 5'5" and 102 lbs**

Let me know where you want me to go for my next try-on! I don't yet have Like to Know It, so all the direct links are here for you! 

Happy Shopping friends!


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Bar Cart Styling Ideas and Tips

You know how much I love a good bar cart, but often bar carts don't live up to their full potential. By adding a few key accessories, yours will be a true focal point.

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Pick a color scheme, so it will be easier to style. I chose red as the primary color and "shopped" my house and prop closet. I was so happy to find most of these items in my house and didn't have to purchase much at all. 

Intentionally use the top shelf of the cart as your serving space. Lining it with different types of glassware, stir sticks, cloth napkins, or anything else you may need for the drinks or food you are serving. Keeping in mind what you want your guests to use will help you determine how you should style your bar cart.


Adding other statement pieces such as books, beautiful jars, a sign, a plant or fresh flowers helps make the cart feel like it's part of your home's interior.


You don't need to style every inch of your cart. This one I styled has very little on it but makes a big impact with the bold red color and the items I chose to add to it. 

 



To get the cohesive look use this little styling trick, bunch like items in odd numbers. For example, I used three red single rocks glasses {these are for any spirit on the rocks} and three champagne glasses with stirrers already added. This trick fills in negative space on the bar cart. 


If you are styling your bar cart for a holiday or special occasion, add a few festive pieces to incorporate it. I added an XO lighted sign, a LOVE cake topper and the love and heart shaped drink stirrers. 

Now you are ready to pop the bubbly! If you would like to see other bar cart ideas, look here, here, here and here

I would love to see how you style your bar cart, please comment with your photos below!

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First Target Try On of the New Year

If you missed my post last week on Instagram about my Valentine's Day easy casual outfit, 

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here is one of the photos! Head over to my Instagram page to see more! Today I am sharing my first try on of the new year ~ at Target! 




All the items shown here are all under $30! As an added bonus, the jeans are Buy one get one 50% off!!! 

I had so much fun styling this try on for all of you, but let me tell you even in the dressing room of Target, I was nervous for my very first one! I am trying new things this year and affordable everyday style is one of them! I will still be sharing home decor and tablescapes, but I have always LOVED fashion and I thought it would be a fun addition to this blog space of mine! I don't yet have Like to Know It, so all the direct links are here for you! 

I hope you enjoy this new addition to BellaGrey Designs! Leave me a comment to let me know if you like it or not or if you have any other ideas you would like to see. 

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The Perfect Holiday Gift

The Perfect Holiday Gift

The holidays are a crazy time of year! Trying to juggle more than one kid's schedule, a styling/design business + holiday parties to attend and shopping, time management is essential, am I right? That is why I am super excited to have partnered with JORD Watches!


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Just in time for the holidays, we will be giving ONE lucky winner a $100 code towards your own gorgeous watch! Even if you don't win, you will get 10% off your purchase just of entering! 



Here are just a few reasons I LOVE my new JORD watch:

  • You know me and packaging - I love a beautiful packaged item! Look how gorgeous the all cedar humidor presentation box is! It can also be engraved
  • The humidor has a little drawer that holds a humidity pack for storing and protecting your watch
  • The watches can be sized for the recipient
  • Every watch comes with a one year warranty, with options for a return or exchange
  • Free worldwide standard shipping
  • The quality, craftsmanship and style is timeless and makes it really stand out! Which I absolutely love! 


My Cassia Ebony and Sable, is sleek in style and bold in appearance and it keeps me running on time to my appointments + it is an effortless addition to my holiday attire. What's not to love about that?

Click HERE to enter the giveaway!


Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!


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