Music Festival Prep // Part 1

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Music Festival Season is finally upon us, and whether you are actually attending a music festival this year or not, everyone can tap into their inner bohemian goddess this summer when it comes to style! I am excited to introduce Mariah today, who is now our official music fest expert. She has attended music weekends like Bonnaroo (ft. here for her style) and Evolve, and is heading to California in a few days to catch the second weekend of Coachella! Mariah is here to help us through the steps of becoming music fest ready, starting today with a full dose of inspiration! Check out some celebrity style icons below and find out where you can shop to recreate their looks!

Coachella-AlexaChungalexa1Get Alexa’s Look
top: Forever 21 | shorts: Gap | bracelet: Baublebar | sunnies: Forever 21 | nail polish: Essie

Coachella-AudrinaP audrinaGet Audrina’s Look
printed dress: Forever 21 | floppy hat: Free People | boots: Aldo | crescent necklace: Forever21
chain necklace: Forever 21

Coachella-LeighLezark leighGet Leigh’s Look
printed shorts: Forever 21 | sunglasses: River Island | nail polish: OPI | bustier top: Forever 21

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Get Miranda & Alessandra’s Looks
Miranda - hat: Oasap | top: Sincerely Jules | shorts: Forever 21 | boots: Aldo | shades: ASOS
Alessandra – hat: ASOS | shirt: Forever 21 | belt: Forever 21 | short: Forever 21 |
purse: Urban Outfitters | boots: Urban Outfitters

For more festival fashion inspiration, don’t miss this article on Vanessa Hudgen’s outfits over the past few years! Also, make sure to follow Mariah on Instagram for a closer look into Coachella weekend two! She will be giving us an official update after the weekend!

Spring Has Sprung

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If the snow banks in the background of these pictures weren’t there, this post title would actually be believable. But the truth is, we are finally having somewhat typical Spring weather and I am loving it! This casual outfit was one that I wore over the weekend, and I am loving the colors! Mint green and coral is my new favorite combo, I really love the way they compliment each other! I also want to apologize in advance for wearing my TOMS so much, but they are my spring shoe go-to, and the world’s most comfiest wedges, so I will be wearing them a lot over the next month or so! Hope you guys enjoy this casual outfit, and make sure to give the mint/coral combo a chance! I promise you will love it!

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Oatmeal Banana Bread

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Okay guys, this is seriously the best substitute recipe for banana bread: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! I found this recipe on Pinterest from BakerBettie.com and knew that we had to try it! I love how simple this recipe is, easy to whip up quickly with ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen! So if you are craving something sweet, but don’t want a complicated recipe full of sugar, then you should definitely give this a try!

Ingredients:
2½ cups oatmeal
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas if they are small, 2 very large bananas)
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup dark brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1½ cup chocolate chips
banana slices for garnish if desired

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Instructions:
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Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Lightly oil a loaf pan and set aside.
- Put oatmeal in a blender or food processor and pulse to a fine crumb.

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- Add all of the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips to the blender and blend until combined. You may need to scrape down the sides and then blend again to get completely combined. (it will not be completely smooth. The oatmeal will give it a grainyness and it will be very thick! Much thicker than a traditional banana bread)

-If the batter is very crumbly add a few TBSP of water or non-dairy milk to the mixture. You want the batter to be very thick but it should still hold together.

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- Fold in 1½ cup of the chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

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- Top with banana slices if desired.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Hope you all enjoy this great alternative to banana bread! Let me know if you gave it a try!

Business Floral

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Last week I had to host a large business meeting for work, and I had no idea what to wear. If you live on the East coast, you can relate to this. Technically it is Spring, but when we look out the window all we see are banks of white snow. This always makes me wonder what is appropriate to wear to work events this time of year. I decided to go with this super bright floral blouse! I tried toning it down a little with a black skirt and tights. I felt really good in front of the room, as the colors commanded everyone’s attention and gave off a super cheery vibe!

business6 business2 business7 business1 business4 business3blouse: Forever 21 (similar here & here) | skirt: Old Navy | belt: old, similar here | necklace: H&M (similar) | watch: Marc Jacobs | heels: Target

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The McCormack Family // Baby Video

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I am so excited to have finished my first family video, introducing the sweetest baby boy, Chance! Lisa and Cory wanted to have a video to remember the beginning stages of their son’s life, and to share their story of bringing Chance into the world. They also had tons (and tons) of footage from the first couple of months and wanted to incorporate those moments in the video as well. I love the idea of taking lots of video of a newborn’s first year, because their sweet little movements and sounds are so precious! Check out the video of the McCormacks below, it was an absolute pleasure to put this together for them! Thank you Lisa and Cory for trusting me with this project!

Feel free to check out some of my other videos at the BDH Films page and message me if you are interested in getting any videography work done! Thanks for stopping by!

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