My latest obsession, burrata toast

In August, my best friend Danielle and I went to the beach to celebrate her birthday and I'm still sad it's over. Our favorite 30A restaurant is Caliza, so that's where we went for her birthday dinner. It's the most incredible poolside restaurant and every single detail is absolutely gorgeous. I wish you could tell from this adorable selfie of Danielle and I, but you can't. 

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Anyway, while we were there, we ordered the burrata toast with tomato jam and from that moment on, it was love. What is burrata you ask? It's a soft, fresh cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It has a texture like ricotta and it tastes like heaven. So when I got home, I tried to recreate it. And while I don't have an amazing poolside table to sit at with incredible chandeliers and a waitress with the most beautiful European accent, I did find some burrata cheese at Costco and I have a pretty cute dining room with a handsome husband to pour my Pellegrino. And I must say, my homemade version was pretty darn good.

 Brittany Wood Photography

Brittany Wood Photography

It's just three ingredients, burrata cheese, tomato pesto and a delicious crusty bread of your choice. I lightly toast the bread, spread on a thin coat of tomato pesto and then add as much burrata as you like on top. I also like to sprinkle on some fresh ground pepper. It's simple as that!

 Brittany Wood Photography

Brittany Wood Photography

So next time you're having your girlfriends over, whip this up in just a few minutes and be prepared to wow them. 

Happy Monday!

XO, 

Di

Stars and Spots - My Latest Fall Faves

You guys, I absolutely cannot believe it's October. It's nearly Tim and I's fourth anniversary! (Was that proper grammar?) This year is flying by much too fast. 

Recently, I was shopping with my Nana in Ohio at a great department store call Von Maur and I fell in love with a sweater made by Miss Me. It wasn't on sale - and I'm not one to pay full price - so I decided to keep an eye on it on their website and wait for it to go on sale. Much to my dismay, I was looking for it that night and I couldn't find it anywhere on Von Maur's website or Miss Me's website either. It's not everyday that I absolutely love a piece of clothing and worried that it was maybe discontinued or something, I made Tim stop back by the mall on our way back home to Tennessee so I could pick it up. 

 Photo cred:  Brittany Wood

Photo cred: Brittany Wood

On that same shopping trip, I fell in love again, with a pair of leopard mules. Again, they were more than I wanted to pay, they're Kate Spade, but I ended up doing some research later on and found them on Kate Spade's Website for a much better deal. Be sure and sign up for her newsletter for an additional coupon! So now I have a great fall shoe that I'm obsessed with.

 Photo cred:  Brittany Wood

Photo cred: Brittany Wood

OUTFIT LINKS: Sweater | Jeans | Shoes

 Photo cred:  Brittany Wood

Photo cred: Brittany Wood

It's a perfect, comfy outfit for a fall brunch. Currently, my favorite Nashville brunch spot is Caviar and Bananas. It's the cutest place in town! And their lattes are to die. This past weekend, I went with my sister, my cousin Brittany and her girls and had the absolute best time. 

 Photo cred:  Brittany Wood

Photo cred: Brittany Wood

I was quite surprised to have had a pretty good hair day this past Saturday. I honestly couldn't remember when I washed it last. It was held together by nothing but dry shampoo and wishes.

XO,

Diana

Before and After: Our Kitchen Update

When we moved into our house in 2015, we knew we had our work cut out for us. We've still got alot of projects around here but the kitchen is definitely something to be proud of. Also, it should be said that my husband is a miracle worker. Here are some before photos:

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And here's what it looks like now (photos by Brittany Wood): 

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Tim painted all of the cabinets by hand and we found the new hardware at Ikea!

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It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. And I'm in love with the flooring that Tim and my brother-in-law installed.

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That sweet man of mine has made my kitchen dreams come true - and all on a budget!

XO,

Di

A Tennessee Tailgate

The University of Tennessee Volunteers are my team and I'm absolutely elated that it's finally football season. I wanted to share some ways to inspire your tailgating setup to be a little more Tennessee Pretty.

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Get cozy. Make the tailgate your home away from home. Lay out some cute throw blankets and pillows to make it more comfortable.

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Use your team colors on the food table. Lucky for me, they make orange La Croix and cheezits. Be inspired by your team colors when you're at the grocery store before the game. 

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And double duh, I had to make some UT sugar cookies! How cute are they? They were a major crowd pleaser on gameday.

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Obviously, for those of us gals who get to go to the game, we need a great stadium purse! I love mine from Packed Party.

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So whether or not you're tailgating in your backyard, like I am in these photos, or in the parking lot at Neyland, use some Tennessee Pretty tips at your tailgate!

Huge shoutout to Brittany Wood for these amazing photos!

XOXO,

Di

All the Things - Living with Landyn Live

If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know that I love Living with Landyn's blog. So naturally, I was very excited to be one of the lucky ones who was able to score a ticket to Living with Landyn Live - and it did not disappoint! From the moment I walked in, I was wowed. The decor was perfect and totally Landyn. Gorgeous chandeliers, beautiful tablescapes, awesome vendors like Vici and Fashionable and of course 400+ amazing women. 

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The day was basically Landyn's insta-stories brought to life. We learned about health and fitness from Shed Fitness - the place where Landyn gets those amazing arms. Virginia from Your Life Edit taught us about nutrition and how to do well balanced meals. Melissa Schliecher was a major highlight for me. She's one of my favorite makeup artists - she does Carrie Underwoods makeup, NBD. Lori Paranjape taught us some really great interior design tips and Landyn shared her tips on all of those subjects and did also gave us her tips on how to be a great wife/mother/woman. I took away so much great info and was scribbling notes the entire time. 

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Of course an awesome swag bag was to be expected from Landyn so we couldn't wait to get our hands on them. They were filled to the brim with amazing things and amazing coupons.

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I absolutely love the Orca travel mug! And I used that Living Proof dry shampoo this morning and y'all, it's the good stuff. I was so excited and honored to be a part of the swag bags too. So many great things! Landyn assured us that there would be more Living with Landyn Live events so if you get the chance, don't miss it! It was such a great experience and the perfect gals day! 

XOXO,

Di