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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time To Unplug For A While

I am taking a short break to celebrate the holidays and new year with my family!!!  The blog will be back on Jan 7 with more fashion, family and fun ideas for 2919!!  See you soon!!




I will be posting my fashion finds on Instagram @NSlifestylesblog during the break...so check it out!!!!



Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas To All

And To All A Good Night.......

Thank you to my wonderful readers for making this a wonderful Christmas time.  I loved getting all your messages and comments and photos...here is a round up of some of my favorite decorations..





























Saturday, December 22, 2018

Local Shopping for Last Minute Gifts!!!

I have teamed up with two of my sponsors to bring you some really cool, chic last minute gifts...run over to Patdo light studio in Port Chester and Stile Fashion and Home for some great items to put under the tree (you can always call either store for any items featured in this post)...here are some of my last min favs!!!!!

From Patdo:

Hand's down the best gift..these agate votives..I am dreaming of a pair for my dining room table!!!!


 I saw this frame there recently and fell in LOVE!!!

This was one of my favorite purchases for 2018..I love love these led lights..I used them all over my patio..


This bedside table lamp is great for teens...you can also charge your phone on it!!!


It also comes in black!!!

I love this lamp too.....

And this one..it is a fan as well.....How cute!!!

From Stile..

There is a great selection of jewelry and clutches and how awesome is that Hermes tray....I would really love that under my tree!!!!

The fashion fur selection is out of this world!!!!  I love these ribbon cuffs!!!

These stackable bracelets are gorgeous!!!!

How about something for New Year's Eve?!!!!???

More chic bracelets..I love a stack!!!!

There have a bunch of colorful accessories!

These camo joggers are all the rage!!!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Kiss Me Kate for February

Kiss Me Kate is returning to Broadway in 2019 at the legendary STUDIO 54!!!!!.  The Cole Porter favorite will star, Tony award winning actress Kelli O'Hara.  In case you do not know the story:

Two divorced and egocentric performers find themselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Taming of the Shrew.The revival will premiere 20 years after the last Broadway production, which starred Marin Mazzie and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

We have plenty of front mezzanine seats for the February 26th show at 8:00 pm.  The tickets are $130.  To reserve your spot, EMAIL me.  Also, here are the upcoming show dates for 2019, so far....Postings to follow!!!!

The Prom 1/13
The Ferryman March date TBD
Tootsie 4/10
Ain't Too Proud To Beg 5/14
Moulin Rouge 9/24




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Here is a behind the scenes of Too Darn Hot!!!!  I cannot wait!!!



Monday, December 17, 2018

Give The Gift of Finanical Freedom This Holiday Season

Do you have a college grad that could use some financial guidance?   Or, maybe ways to stay on a budget or to start to invest and save those paychecks?  Do you and your hubby sometimes question your retirement or college planning?  Or do you simply just want to be better financially educated or want your financial questions asked?  Perhaps your elderly parents need some financial guidance during these crazy times...I worked with my sponsors, New Leaf Financial to offer gift certificates for their expertise...60 minutes of financial planning for only $150.  This offer is open to all including college students, and millennials!!!!  I love this idea and am so happy that we are able to bring this incredible offer to our readers.  For more information, please EMAIL New Leaf.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Easy & Skinny Artichoke Dip

I am posting this recipe for my sweet friend Theresa....She was just telling me that she had the best spinach and artichoke dip and I wanted her to try this.  I have not made it yet but I am going to try it on Sunday.  My son just got home for the Christmas break.  I am sooo happy..The band is back together again!!!!!!!!!  Bon Weekend!!!!!


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adapted from "Mind Full" Mom


  • ounces reduced fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach defrosted and drained
  • 1/2 cup jarred artichokes drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients until well incorporated and transfer to a 1 quart baking dish. 
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Serve with veggies, tortilla chips or pita chips

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Tablesettings Quick Guide

Here is a quick holiday table setting tutorial with some helpful entertaining tips from our Sponsor Iconic Modern Home.  So now that you have all of those awesome holiday items from Home Goods, what do you do with them?  Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate some of the things I found in my Home Goods recap into your holiday tablescape.  I suggest if you are interested in using one of these photos for inspiration, taking it with you when you shop!!!!



Here's an idea for the Woodland Reindeer, artificial trees, and plaid placements!!!
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Decorative napkins rings and Christmas trees really stand out on this table...It is a nice touch to put a festive favor at everyone's plate, like these mini gingerbread houses!!
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The plaid tablecloth with simple china, red goblets and decorative green branch and single floral accents really make this table pop.  Gold flatware is on my wishlist for sure!!!
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I love this children's table...great way to incorporate all the cute festive mugs and dessert plates...
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The printed tablecloth is amazing and a great way to incorporate gold accessories, including the gold glasses!!!!
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We have seen so many of these mercury glass trees in Home Goods.  I love how they used a tall one surrounded by simple leaves for the centerpiece...also the red goblets make an appearance again as do the festive dessert plates!!!
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This rustic table is so elegant and simple.  The greens really take center stage.  All you need is a simple neutral runner and napkins!
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I love the decorative reindeer, red vase and simple greens as the centerpiece.  The red goblets are here again, with holiday napkins and plaid chargers...all readily available at Home Goods!!
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Here is the tin Angel!!!!!  
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Now onto creating seamless entertaining spaces!  Thanks Iconic Modern Home!!!!.

1.  Lighting - Clean White Light Illuminates Area



2. Seating - Inviting and Organized for Optimal Flow


3. De-Clutter - Remove Personal Items, Paper, Mail and "Stuff" to Ready the Space


4.  Custom Home Automation - Handheld Convenient Automation For All Things Ambiance
Music
Lights
Blinds/Window Treatments
Videos
Doors
Appliances