Wifey

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Well I purchased this ILY Couture t-shirt a few weeks ago and have worn it about 7 times since receiving it.  Not only is it super soft and comfortable but the “wifey” graphic is just so cute I can hardly stand it.  I get so many compliments when I wear it and naturally it prompts people to ask about my recent wedding.  I’d recommend it as a gift to any bride or “wifey”!

I’m also in love with my new panama hat from T.J. Maxx!  I had one from target a while ago but I’ve recently misplaced it so it was time for a new one.  This version is much more sturdy and well made and even came in two different colors. Check your local store to see if they have one!

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Here’s to One Year!

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Happy Monday everyone! Today marks the first anniversary of when I began my blog, Sunshine State of Style.  First, I’d like to say thank you to my hubby, Neil, for encouraging me to start it.  I was very nervous in the beginning but I’ve grown to love blogging and the people I meet as a result.  Next, I’d like to thank all of you who read my weekly blog posts. I know my readership is small, but I love all of you for checking in every week and giving me your honest feedback.  It makes me happy to know that I’ve inspired a few people to break out of their comfort zone and given them a few ideas!  I’m not sure what God has in store for me and Sunshine State of Style, but I can happily say that I’ve enjoyed the ride so far and can’t wait for the years ahead!

ktsignature2P.S. Just a funny side-note…As I was walking out the party store this morning, a woman stopped me and asked if I was carrying a gold, penis balloon. No ma’am, it’s not that kind of party.

Easy Goat Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta

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Ingredients:

1 Loaf of sourdough bread (3-4 slices per person)

1 Pint cherry or grape tomatoes

1 Small package plain goat cheese

Extra virgin olive oil

Fresh basil or Dried basil flakes

Garlic salt

Recipe:

1.  Place a large skillet on medium-high heat on the stove.  While it is heating up, start slicing the bread. You can either use a thin baguette or a regular sourdough loaf (if you do, cut the slices into quarters).  Brush olive oil on both sides of each piece and place in the skillet. Flip once; cook until both sides are crispy and golden-brown.

2. While the bread is toasting, start cutting your tomatoes into four small pieces.  Place into a small bowl and toss with a generous amount of basil (use either flakes or fresh basil cut into small pieces) and garlic salt to taste.

3.  Once the bread has had a chance to cool off a bit, smear a thin layer of goat cheese on one side and top with a spoonful of the tomato mixture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh basil. Enjoy!

Cooking isn’t my favorite thing to do (in truth, Neil usually does most of it) but when he’s not around I really don’t have a choice.  I try to eat healthy and limit the amount of time I spend in the kitchen so this recipe is ideal for a quick, easy dinner.  It’s also perfect as an appetizer for a summer dinner party. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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