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Happy Monday friends! Stating the obvious that weekends are flying by, especially when you add in the holidays and all the activities that this time of year brings with it!
It was a great weekend so let's get to the recap! 
Unexpected visits from blogger friends! Carly emailed me earlier last week saying she'd be in town for a quick visit and I couldn't wait to see her again and meet her husband. It was a quick couple of hours, but it's always fun to see blogging friends!
Crossed a to-do off the 30 before 30 list and made my first ever macaron! 
Making them is so much more labor intensive than I ever expected and they are finicky little buggers! It could have just been beginners luck, but they turned out to be truly perfect and were even more delicious the next day! Oh and if you're wondering if I attempted this at home - the answer is NO, I signed up for a class to take with my friend! 
Second holiday party of the season! 
Our friends hosted us on Saturday night with delicious cocktails, lots of laughs and a riveting game of heads up where we came up short in 2nd place!! Check out Gary getting some love from their sweet pup Sophie! 
I needed to add a little color to my coffee table and this Kate Spade hostess & event planning book was perfect!! I scooped it up and spent all of Sunday flipping through it! 
Oh and remember that recipe I mentioned a few Friday's back - well it was insanely good and man approved! 
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Hope you have a great start to your week & link up below to share your weekend with me & Meghan!

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  1. Looks like a fun weekend. Cheers to blates, so much fun and your pink macaroons look sooo delicious! I think it was your talent, not beginners luck! :)!

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  2. I've made macaroons at home, but I want to perfect how pretty they look. Yours are beautiful. I'm planning on a class this spring, where did you go? Also those cocktails look amazing!
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  3. Heads up always make a party even more fun. Looks like a whirlwind weekend! Glad it was a good one!

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  4. Aw so jealous you got to hang out with Carly again! SO fun! And looks like you had a great weekend! Your macaroons turned out amazing, especially for your first time. And love your new KS book, such a pretty pop of color on your table! Happy Monday love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. You did it B, the macaroons look delightful!!! And how cute are you and Gary at the party!!! Oh my pink and paper heaven, the Kate Spade party planning book, I so should've put that on my Chritmas list, so great! Speaking of great, glitter for breakfast and YOU!! Here's to a Merry Week beautiful!!

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  6. Your weekend sounds so fun! It would be so awesome to meet some blogger friend IRL, it's great you guys were able to make time for each other! I'm so impressed by your macaroons! Mine would def not turn out that pretty!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  7. Wow those macaroons look so so good! They are making me hungry right now!!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Yay for your blate with Carly! You and Gary's photo together is perfection--you two are so cute! Looks like the weekend was awesome and those scallops?? Where's my leftovers? :)

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  9. You MADE macaroons!! Wowza… that book looks wonderful!

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  10. The macaroons look so perfect and yummy! I have a feeling if I tried, they would look terrible. Lol.

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  11. I can't believe you made those macaroons! They look so good! Looks like a fun weekend!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. I am not sure I would have the patience to make macaroons!! Cute photos and I love the Kate Spade book cover!!

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  13. I’ve always wanted to make macaroons but know they’re so hard to make! Yours turned out amazing!

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  14. OMG Macaroons! How talented are you? Looks like you had a great and busy weekend B!

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  15. Oh my god! How on earth did you get the macarons to rise?!?! Those look amazing!!!! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  16. Those macaroons looks delicious!! I want one! :)

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  17. Ohhh your macaroons look so pretty!!!! Will you ever attempt to make them at home? Just wondering how hard it would be without being in a class lol. Yay for blates!!! And that Kate Spade book looks so pretty!!! I saw some of her stationary and stuff at TJ Maxx last week and I think I might go back and scoop some up. Have a great week!

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  18. I have heard that macaroons are actually really hard to make! Yours look awesome! And not going to lie...I saw that Kate Spade book an your Instagram and quickly added it to my wish list on Amazon;)

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  19. What a fun, festive weekend!! I am seriously still so impressed with your macaroons - they are perfection!!

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  20. They did turn on perfect!!! And yes, so finicky! I have a friend who doesn't share her recipe because it's perfectly developed for her climate and oven and she doesn't want other people to be frustrated when it doesn't come out as well in their kitchen!! Yay for more holiday cheer!! Gary is hilarious with that phone! Too cute!!

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  21. That coffee table book and those macaroons are too pretty! Loved following the steps of how you made them on snap, they came out perfect! And yay for blates, and getting to see Carly again.

    Cheers to a fabulous week <3

    Green Fashionista

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  22. Fun weekend! Love heads up! The macaroons look awesome! Nice job! The color is perfection! Love your new coffee table book! :) xo

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  23. Your macaroons look beautiful! I've heard that they can be difficult to make, so major props to you for having them turn out so beautifully!

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  24. yay for last minute blates and holiday parties! loved your snaps from that night. looked like a blast! also those macaroons are just perfect! i doubt i'd have the patience for them but seriously they look worth the work! what a fantastic weekend :) happy monday girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  25. Those macaroons are perfection! Congrats on getting it just right on the first try! Those scallops...I still need to make them. Loving that pop of color the Kate Spade book brings to brighten up a table. xoxo

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  26. You made macaroons! How yummy do these look???? So fun that you can go and sign up for a class! They look beautiful!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  27. Those macaroons look amazing! Do you have a recipe or is not even worth trying at home? I feel like I would probably give up half way through it. Those scallops and risotto look amazing, happy Monday!

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  28. Kate Spade and entertaining--two of my favorite things! Your macaroons look perfect. Now that you've taken a class, would you try it again by yourself at home? You're right, the recipe for those bad boys are super intimidating!

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  29. Those macaroons are seriously the cutest! Looks like you had such a fun weekend (and I need that book!)

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  30. I love the macarons! I am taking a class in Manhattan in the spring to learn how to make them, can't wait! Yours came out so great!

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  31. you nailed the macarons! they are so hard to make--lots of work, like you said. i am crazy for the pink shade. so cute!!! another fab holiday party and another fab weekend in the books for you!

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  32. So impressed that you made macaroons! They look yummy!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  33. Looks like a fun weekend! Your macarons look perfect.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  34. What a busy weekend! I am VERY impressed that you made macaroons! I have never even gotten near trying them!
    The Adored Life

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  35. Very impressed with those macaroons! They look beautiful and I'm sure taste great

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  36. You go girl with your perfect macaroons! They look awesome. I've always heard they are finicky.

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  37. Those look delicious! I can't believe you made those, even if it was in a class, that's still some talent right there. you know I had no idea Gary wore glasses is this the first time you've had pictures of him with glasses on. How cute that their dog is named Sophie haha.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  38. I think that makes you an official blogger now that you made macaroons :)

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  39. Looks like you had a fun + festive weekend!
    ~Sam
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  40. Such a fun weekend! Your macaroons look amazing, they came out so perfect looking and I'm loving your new coffee table books!

    Happy Monday! xoxo

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  41. You did an amazing job with those macaroons!! I took a baking classes a few years ago and made them, and yeah they didn't look like that lol. Looks like you had a really fun weekend, your pictures are great!! :-)

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  42. That recipe looks awesome! And your macaroons are so cute! Also I think I need that KS coffee table book! I have the one from last year and I love it!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  43. Sounds like a great weekend, Biana! The macarons looked so good on your Snapchat on Saturday! I have always wanted to try them, but have heard how difficult they can be! Love the pretty pink!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  44. I've heard that macaroons are difficult to make...yours looked SO good and tasty- I just tried my first one ever last weekend and now I'm obsessed. I had a coffee one and it was so good! How fun hanging with another blogger friend too!

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  45. I've always wanted to take a macaroon-making class it looks like so much fun!! Yours turned out PERFECT!

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  46. WOW! Your macaroons look like a professional made them!!! Looks like a great weekend! :)

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  47. Girl, those macaroons! You did an awesome job! I'm sure mine would be a fail, I'm not the best at baking.

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  48. I am sooo impressed with your macaroon skills! I think signing up for a class is so smart. I would love to learn to make them because they are my favorite cookie. So good! And can you believe we have zero holiday parties this year?! Yep, not a one. My hubs work is a very secure place and massive so no company Christmas parties and when they have them at work spouses can't come. Such a bummer.

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  49. The upcoming holiday really does seem to make the weekends go faster! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend and those macaroons! Seriously impressed, they are perfection! Hope you have a great week as well!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  50. that macaroon is perfect! way to go girl! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  51. Your macarons look fantastic! What a fun activity and great idea to try it as a class. Those drinks at the holiday party look ah-mazing!

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  52. Your macaroons look amazing!! They do sound super labor intensive - I would've given up if I was doing those lol Love your new coffee table additions!

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  53. You are Gary are so cute, I love that picture of the two of you! I can't believe how good your macarons turned out-- they seem like they would be so hard to make, but yours look like you bought them somewhere fancy! What are in those festive cocktails? They look so good!

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  54. You are gorgeous!! Those macaroons looks so tasty.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  55. Looks like such a fun-filled weekend and all your food always looks so amazingly delicious!

    www.theduncandiaries.com

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  56. Wish my weekend was that fun!

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  57. Those macaroons not only look delicious but so pretty! They would make sure perfect gifts!

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  58. I could never make macaroons! I messed up making oatmeal the other day....
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  59. Wait, so you made macarons for the first time and they came out perfect? Witchcraft! Lol!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  60. I just love that you took a macaron class, they look amazing!!

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  61. How fun that you got to meet up with Carly!! Your macarons look amazing!! I cannot believe it was only your first time making them.

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  62. Your macaroon's look so pretty! I have that Kate Spade book on my Christmas wish list :) So glad to hear you love it!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  63. Those macaroons are impressive. Now you have to try to replicate it at home :)

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  64. Your macaroons looks so lovely! I'm kicking myself for not trying any when I was in Paris over the summer. Also, those drinks at the holiday party you attended look amazing as well. So festive!

    You and your husband are so photogenic! Always love your pictures!

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  65. I saw a macaron kit at Target yesterday, thinking about picking that up after the holiday if it's on sale! Yours turned out amazing! Mmmm.... scallops and risotto... sounds like heaven to me. You look so pretty in all your pics as usual!

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  66. Looks like such a fun weekend! Good food, parties, tasty treats- you win!!! :)

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  67. What a nice weekend! So jealous of your french macaroons! I NEED to see if there's a class around here. I hear they are pretty difficult to master. Yours look perfect!

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  68. I've been wanting to try making my own macarons for a while!... Yours look soooo yummy!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  69. Those scallops looked so good in your snaps! And the macs! Amazing work!!

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  70. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend, Biana! I LOVE macaroons, it must have been so much fun making them, I need to try and see if I can find a class! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  71. Yay!! It was so much fun seeing you! We had the best time in Boston. You live in one fun city. Your macaroons look perfect!!

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  72. The weekends are flying by! Looks like you had a fabulous one. Those macaroons look incredible.

    Wishes & Reality

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  73. Wow! Your macarons look amazing! Lisa made some for the party this weekend too and I was impressed. Love Heads Up :) We play that with friends and family! And those scallops...yum....I do remember that recipe you mentioned!

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  74. Glad that you had a fun and busy weekend - it looks like your macaroons turned out perfect!

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  75. Your macarons turned out amazing!! I can't imagine what a pain in the butt they must have been!! Lol.

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  76. Those macarons looks PERFECT! What flavor were they?? Super impressed lady, well done!! And yum, love scallops so much, wish we got the opportunity to eat them more! xx

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  77. I'm obsessed with your macarons. I mean, they look PERFECT! That's cool that you got to take a class... makes it a little less stressful and more fun since there's so much work to it.

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  78. Right, the weekends are just flying by! I was just telling Shawn this weekend that I can't believe the New Year is almost here. It's crazy. I am loving these great festive weekends you're having! Hope you're equally having a great start to the new week! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  79. Looks like a beautiful weekend! I can't believe that the holidays are so close to being here :) I want to steal the cranberries in champagne idea- so fun and classy!

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  80. Looks like it was a great weekend!!! I totally want to take a macaroon class. So fun.

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  81. Those macaroons look amazing! That class sounds like so much fun! :)

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  82. I didn't even know they offered a class to make macroons! That is so cool! What a great way to spend the evening with a friend or a fun date idea!! It looks like it was fun even though it was tough haha!

    Shannon Sage

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  83. Ah you made the scallops recipe! Looks amazing!

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  84. I love every single one of those pictures - you hit it out the park this time. The Happy Holidays card-appropriate pic. Those macaroons. Those cocktails. The Kate Spade book arrangement. Love it. Pinning it now.

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  85. omggg those macaroons look AMAZING! I would never even attempt to make those. Those cocktails look delicious too. Such a fun weekend!

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  86. What a fun weekend!! I love the game, Heads Up--- always a blast!! Those macaroons are making my mouth water!!

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  87. Those macaroons look so cute! I've never tried making one. They look tricky.

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  88. Oh my gosh, your macarons came out so perfectly! I'd be sure to need way more tries than you did to have them turn out that good! Lovely photos :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  89. Yum, those macaroons looks amazing...the pink ones are so cute! Its so fun you had a blog date and went to a holiday party. I love the Heads Up game!! Hope you have a great week!

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  90. What a fun weekend with friends. Your macaroons came out looking amazing like you're a pro already. I'm sure they tasted amazing. I love reading about everyone's holiday parties over the weekend.

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  91. Those look awesome!! Fun weekend! I love the headbands game, one of my favorites to play!!

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  92. I am SO impressed by your macarons! They look like they are straight from Laduree!

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  93. Your macarons are so pretty! I'd hate to eat them if mine turned out that good! Also, that meal looks so yummy!

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  94. awww I need to learn to make macarons
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  95. oh my gosh that food looks amazing! and wow, good job on the macarons, that sounds like a great class to take, better than trying it at home for sure. how fun you got to see Carly!

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  96. The macaroons are too cute to eat!! The dish looks yummy! Sounds like y'all had a fun-filled weekend! :)

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  97. What a fun weekend! The macarons look fantastic!

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  98. Sounds like such a fun weekend and your macarons came out so beautiful Biana! Never would have guessed it was your first time making them!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  99. It's always so much fun to meet blogger friends in person! What a fun weekend! Xo, Stephanie

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  100. Love your blate! And how fun are y'all at your holiday party! That dinner looks delicious! And what a great quote! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  101. Your macarons look amazing!! I'm a huge gummy bear fan so those champagne ones sound delicious!

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