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A Morning Routine with Smile Brilliant Review and Giveaway

Hello friends, after purchasing our new house in May, having it renovated most of the summer and finally moving in about three weeks ago, this girl boss is getting back into her routine! A productive morning routine helps my day run more smoothly and prepares me for my daily to-do list!

Mornings are typically my favorite part of the day because it’s fresh and new. The way I start them usually sets the tone for the rest of the day. Therefore, I want to make sure my mornings are exactly how I want them to be; peaceful, grateful, positive and productive! I feel, if I am productive in the hours before the kids get up, (yes hours!) then that motivates me through the rest of the day. After my daily devotional and showering, I love brushing my teeth with my new cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush by Smile Brilliant! A white smile gives me all the confidence, so it’s important to have a good toothbrush. Over the years, I have tried several electric toothbrushes but, honestly this is the best one yet! If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I only share products I love! 
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The design of this toothbrush is sleek and beautiful. Made in a charcoal gray, so its perfect for a man, yet elegant enough for a woman. I love that there are several different setting options to choose from. I most often use the clean and white settings. With each brushing mode designed to operate for two minutes with brief pauses in between each 30 second burst. The brief pause tells you to move to a different quadrant of your mouth, which is very helpful.





The cariPRO is an amazing, AFFORDABLE option with the same features of the highest quality electric toothbrush on the market.  

Main features:
  • 5 brush modes (clean, white, massage, gum care, sensitive)
  • Waterproof design
  • Wireless charging dock
  • 30 day battery life (when fully charged) 
  • 40,000 vibrations/minute dynamic cleaning action 
Package contains:
So whether you are an on-the-go mom with a coffee cup in her hand or a busy professional - this is a product that suits everyone.
Another reason why having a morning routine is so important is because it allows you to choose to start your day positively by doing something you really love and makes you feel good.

Now's your chance to get 20% off your own cariPRO by entering my personal code BELLAGREYDESIGNS20 or Enter HERE to try to win one of your own and start your day like a boss with cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush!

Do you have a morning routine you love? Please share it with us in the comments below.

Have a great day friends!

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Rose Bridal Brunch Bar Cart

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Who's ready for brunch? This is the time of year you can style your bar cart and move your parties outside to your patio or backyard! Best thing about a bar cart? They are a party on wheels and what's not to love about that? I partnered with Kate Aspen to style this sweet Bridal Bar Cart, which would be perfect for a bridal brunch, mother's day, baby shower, birthday party or a girls soiree! What would you style your bar cart for?









TIPS FOR STYLING A BRUNCH BAR CART
  • Keep your color scheme to main beverage colors {Rose, pink, gold, rose gold} and pull together plates, napkins and party accessories in these pretty colors. You can always add white plates with a punch of color to match your scheme.
  • Decorate your bar cart in the same colors, adding in some foods and other beverages in the same hues. Think about giving out mini bottles of Rose Champagne as a party favor! 
  • Serve some brunch food! Keeping it simple and bite size. Head to your favorite bakery or grocery store to pick up some mini muffins, donut holes, fresh fruit and pasties. A cake stand in the hues of the bar cart will nicely hold some of the brunch food you are serving. 
  • For the toast, you will want to either serve up a signature cocktail or a Rose champagne or wine to fit your theme! 
  • Look to Kate Aspen for all the fun decor I used to style this beautiful Bridal Brunch Bar Cart! 

I hope I have left you with some inspiring ideas for your next bar cart party! 

Cheers!!





We are Moving!

We recently put our house on the market {March 8} to be exact! The house sold quickly ~ 14 days! YIKES!!! Don't worry, we had a house in mind to purchase and quickly put in an offer, which was accepted!

 
This could have been very intimidating to pack up a household of 4 in less than a month {closing is April 23} but it wasn't, because we had a plan. This will be our first move as a family, so it has been a little bittersweet for a few of us. All the memories we made in our first home - the first home we bought as a married couple; the home where we brought home not one, but both of our sweet babies and last but not least, the home where we had our very first pet puppy! We've laughed, cried and had a lot of fun in this house, but it is now time for us to move. We aren't moving far, only about 6 miles north of where we live now. I have talked with the kids about our move and at first they weren't excited because they don't know any other home but as the days have gone by, they have now embraced for our new home and the memories we will make together!
They have both picked their rooms and are so excited to have a say on how to decorate them. 
 
 
{side note: I just realize both house look a lot alike - we must really like this style house} *wink*
 
I will be sharing how we prepared to move in less than a month as well as more photos of our new home and all the updates we will be making.
 
I am super excited to share this journey with you, so come on over to Instagram, to see more photos of the new house and all the excitement of our move!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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