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all the fun without the fuzz

Tuesday

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March 2015

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Spring Prints

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I don’t know about you, but after this winter craziness I’ve been dreaming of Spring. So I took to my fave app ever – Mavatar!! Mavatar lets you shop your fave stores and finds steals and deals so you don’t have to! So I put together this new Spring Prints Collection because I’ve been dreaming of warmer temps!! Check it out below – and if you like what you see (sorry for the fuzzy images) then click “Shop My Cart” to find the original link and shop away!!

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The Peach Bellini | Spring Prints

Mavatar Spring Trends Collection
The Peach Bellini | Spring Prints 2

Wednesday

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February 2015

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Creating Abstract Art

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How to create your own abstract art

Well my last post didn’t lie! I have been crazy busy for the last month- but with the help of a few snow days I’ve gotten back on top of my work and my schedule! This post has been a long time in the making- I knew I was moving to a new apartment and didn’t want to take all of the same artwork with me. SO I started thinking about creating my own!

How do you create your own art, you ask? I went to Michael’s (they have 20% off your WHOLE order until 2/28!) and used a 20% off coupon to buy a large canvas and picked up some acrylic paints as well. I sketched out  a quick idea of what I thought I wanted- this was based on a quick google search and my own ideas.

The Peach Bellini | Abstract Sketch

After the sketch I just went for it! Acrylic paint is great because it mixes so well, layers easily, and allows you to change your mind!

How to create your own abstract artThis was my first take- I wasn’t sure about that orange color and thought it started looking like a sunset… some may like it, but that wasn’t what I was going for! So I took another stab at it- again using the same canvas, waiting for the paint to  dry and adding layers.

how to create your own abstract artThis time I added a thick border somewhere in-between that orange and red color. I liked the way it looked but still wasn’t certain. So eventually I decided to change the shapes from that free-form idea you see above to a more structured/block like shape. I also remembered that I had some gold foil on hand and used a little elmer’s glue to add that to the mix. And voila- here you have the finished product hanging in my new place!

How to create your own abstract art

 

Couch: Crate and Barrel Axis II in Nickel

Side Tables: Amazon

Pillows: Caitlin Wilson Textiles, Target

Coffee Table Drums: CB2 Silo Side Tables

Rug: Haverty’s 

 

Saturday

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January 2015

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Quick Update

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I’m sure you have realized by now that I am no longer blogging regularly. To update you – before the New Year I made the decision to “quit” my blog. The Peach Bellini is truly one of my greatest loves. But right now it is time that could be spent elsewhere – like achieving my goals at work and in grad school.

Because I am heading into my busy season at work (yay 70 hour weeks!) and because I have so much going on this year I am not making any promises. If I find the time to post, I will definitely do that- and I hope my loyal readers will be there when I do! But for now, I don’t have a regular post schedule or even plans to post regularly. I appreciate each and every person that has followed me over the past 16 months. Your support and encouragement have meant the world to me.

For now, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite posts:

ClassPass DallasFW*If you haven’t signed up for ClassPass in DFW yet – use this link to skip the waitlist!

The Peach Bellini - Double Blueberry Muffins

The Peach Bellini | Cut Out Back

The Peach Bellini | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll

J.Crew Top, Graphic Tee, Full Skirt, Steve Madden Heels, Clutch

Ted Baker Dress, Steve Madden Pumps, Tory Burch Bag, J.Crew Patent Leather Belt

The Peach Bellini | Casual Feminine

The Peach Bellini | Styled Furniture Detail

The Peach Bellini | Paper Flower Wreath Final

The Peach Bellini | Crop Top Side

The Peach Bellini | Happy Valentines Day

The Peach Bellini | Loose Curls Tutorial

The Peach Bellini  Vested Interest

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Thursday

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December 2014

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Corn Chowder

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The Peach Bellini | Bowl of Corn Chowder

When I go home to Ohio there are a few things I look forward to this time of year. Fires in the fireplace (Texas doesn’t seem to have ANY fireplaces), sweater weather, and winter foods. Corn Chowder is one of my favorite things to eat when I’m home so I talked my mom into making some and sharing it on the blog! B also helped out by modeling in the first picture! Aren’t they great? (And B.’s flannel is perfect for cold winter days, right?!)

The Peach Bellini | Corn Chowder

My mom originally found this recipe on allrecipes.com and tweaked it a bit:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 T all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup onions
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) whole can kernel corn OR 1 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

Melt the butter, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add flour and stir, then salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add milk and stir, and cook until thick. Add cans of corn, peppers. Let simmer on low for at least an hour. Add Monterey Jack cheese at the end for flavor – stir in and then serve.

Simple, right? Try it out and let me know how it goes!

 

Recipe has been updated as of 8:45 AM 12/18/14

Tuesday

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December 2014

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Winter Sweater

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The Peach Bellini | Reversible Sweater

I’ve been living in this sweater lately! It is so comfy, warm, and perfect. I think I need to go find a hundred other draped sweaters so that I can be as comfy and chic as this every day!

The Peach Bellini | Winter Sweater

The Peach Bellini | booties

The Peach Bellini | Winter StyleTop: J.Crew Similar Sweater: Monoreno Similar Jeans: AG : Booties: Biala Similar 

 

Tuesday

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December 2014

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Fabletics Review

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Fabletics Review

So I tried Fabletics and I LOVE it. In case you didn’t know, Fabletics is a super cute, cost friendly athletics line! The line is the brain child of Kate Hudson (I know… I want to be her bestie, too) and it is this amazing subscription service where you can get a new outfit each month for as little as $49.95 – that’s a WHOLE outfit, folks. Like 2 pieces of clothing (sometimes three) and the price does vary depending on the outfit.

When you first sign up you take a little quiz. Then Fabletics recommends outfits just for you and your lifestyle! Each month you can browse personalized picks starting on the first. You have five whole days to choose… or skip. That’s right, it lets you skip as many months as you’d like. For each purchase you also get VIP rewards points and once you hit 1,000 points you get a free outfit! **there is no need to become a VIP (aka part of the subscription service) you can also just checkout as a normal guest.

Now, I know you’re wondering about the quality. Let me start by saying I LOVE the pants. They’re super thick- no see through issues here! And they hug your waist. I think the colored piping is such a fun touch! The jacket I’m wearing was a bit confusing to figure out- but we (my mom and I) got it after looking at the pictures online for just a few minutes. I have to say, the sports bra isn’t anything I’d actually work out in- but it is a fun color! I’ll probably stick with outfits that don’t come with sports bras for my next purchase.

If you’re interested in Fabletics be sure to take a look! And if you like this new fitness vibe on The Peach Bellini be sure to checkout my post from last week about ClassPass coming to Dallas!

Fabletics Review

The Peach Bellini | Work It

I have also put together a new Mavatar collection with some of my favorite fitness pieces if that floats your boat!

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Let me know what you like to wear when you work out in the comments below!

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Wednesday

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December 2014

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ClassPass

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ClassPass DallasFW

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it might be like to take a spin class? How about yoga? Or Barre? Or Pilates? I could go on. I’ve wanted to take them all at least 100 times in the past year… right now I have a slight obsession with researching cross fit (side note- is cross fit scary? Because it seems like it… but I still want to try it). The problem is that trying all of these classes, and joining all of these gyms is not only impractical but also extremely expensive!

If you’re like me and have a wandering fitness eye, then ClassPass is your answer! And guess what, lucky ducks, it just came to Dallas!! Basically ClassPass is your ‘in’ to a ton of fitness classes all over the metroplex. With a $99 monthly membership fee you can take unlimited monthly classes (up to three classes per studio per month) so you can always feed your whims and try new fitness trends! Just reserve your class and show up… if you don’t show there’s a $20 charge. It’s like extra motivation to workout when the laziness is trying to win.

A little confused? Read their FAQ and it’ll clear up the question marks!!

I cannot wait to try out my first class with ClassPass next week City Surf Fitness and Dallas Fit Body Boot Camp both caught my eye! If those don’t sound like your thing, don’t worry there are nearly sixty studios in Dallas that have already partnered with ClassPass.

Which class will you take first?!

 

**Disclaimer – ClassPass did offer me one month free to try their services – all opinions are my own and the excitement is real!**

 

Monday

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December 2014

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Holiday Party Dressing

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So today is Cyber Monday. We are all (apparently) supposed to shop online to our heart’s content. I personally see no issue with this… I have quite a few things on my list- including a new winter coat. But I was afraid y’all might need some inspiration. So I created a little Mavatar collection of Holiday Party Dressing ideas! I hope you enjoy.

P.S. Shop the collection:

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The Peach Bellini | Holiday Party Dress Ideas The Peach Bellini | Holiday Party Dresses Holiday Party Dresses | The Peach Bellini

Friday

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November 2014

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Wednesday

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November 2014

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