oh baby.

SURPRISE! J + Jay are expecting a baby this coming May and could NOT be more excited! A little look into their gender reveal last month:

J+J Reveal
you’re invited via paperless post.
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had to have these giant balloons from shop sweet lulu! jay was a trooper getting transporting them. #largeandincharge
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cake stand for THE cake was a wedding gift from L’s sweet mom, Jan. paper goods | shop sweet lulu + toot sweet. additional serving pieces | pottery barn.
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
YOU do the honors, Jay.
YOU do the honors, Jay. (With the Kate Spade cake servers from our wedding)
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it’s a BOY!
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precious cake topper by Clover & Bloom Co and delicious cake from Henri’s Bakery.
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James Murray Baker V will join us in May! J sweater | blouse | jeans | shoes
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brunch bunch.

J: Jay and I are lucky to have one of the best brunch spots in ATL right across the street from our home… Buttermilk Kitchen! We trotted over recently for a little french toast and chilaquiles you have to see to believe:

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Chilaquilles = sour cream, salsa verde, tortilla chips, epazole + scrambled eggs. A fiesta in your mouth! ๐Ÿ’ƒ
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A closeup of the most delicious french toast we’ve ever had.
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Nothing could keep this guy from brunch… #wipeout
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this is big.

Happy Cyber Monday! We know you’re scouring the interweb for the best deals of the day, but never fear… we’ve compiled a list for you.

1.Sole + Dish | Up to 20% off with code CYBER2015. Time to stock up on denim and scoop the fur vest you’ve been eyeing!

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7 for all mankind | ginger flare
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faux fur vest

2. ASOS | 30% off everything with code BLESSED. Stock up on their ADORABLE (and reasonably priced) shoes.

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carrie bradshaw would totally approve.
asos booties
hello, perfection.

3. H&M | 20% off $25 code 2020 | 30% off $50 code 3030 + Free Shipping!

HM Plaid
mad for plaid.

 

comfy cozy.
comfy cozy.

4. Tory Burch | 30% off your $250 purchase + FREE shipping and returns with code THANKS. Now is the time to buy the boots and bag you’ve been eyeing…

Tory Boots
these boots are literally 50% with all promotions. sold.
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this wrap bracelet is everything. also available in ROSE GOLD.

5.ย  J.Crew Factory | 50% off + an additional 15% AND free shipping (whoa) with code TODAYONLY. Seriously, everything on their gift guide is adorable. A few of our fave stocking stuffers:

Festive Flask. $13 shipped

Metallic Jewelry Tray. $6 shipped…

Stay tuned to @glitter_blog_xo on twitter as we announce other sales throughout the day! Let’s get shopping, people!

 

 

 

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give thanks.

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Happy thanksgiving! 2015 has been an especially wonderful year for us. We celebrated Jennifer and Jay’s marriage in April, we welcomed Baby Ed in September… and there have been countless other small victories and miracles in between. And of course we are thankful for all you who read this blog! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We hope you all have a relaxing day with family or friends (or maybe both!), with plenty of time to reflect on your own blessings as well. xo

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bacon-y brussels sprouts.

From L:

You know how adult children are always assigned something non-essential at family Thanksgiving, like an appetizer or “the salad”? Well, I’ve graduated from the salad to…side vegetable!

I’m actually really excited because I lovvve sides at Thanksgiving. Turkey isn’t my thing, so I always load up on veggies. Behold, my vegetable contribution this year: Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts. Bonus: this recipe is SUPER SIMPLE and easy – the perfect thing to whip up for that last-minute Friendsgiving celebration tonight.

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green goodness

Bacon-y Brussels Sprouts

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lbs baby brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed (halved if very large)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces diced bacon (3 – 4 slices)
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots (about 2)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley, if desired

What You Do:

  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook until lightly browned, tossing often.
  • Add the bacon and saute for ten more minutes, or until well browned.
  • Reduce the heat and add the shallots and the garlic. Saute for two more minutes.
  • Increase the heat to high and slowly add the chicken broth, a little at a time. Cook for ten more minutes or until the sprouts are tender, tossing often.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
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bacon, shallots and garlic make everything better.

NOTE: This recipe is adapted from Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters (a Glitter Life favorite). The original recipe called for the addition of balsamic vinegar and fresh bread crumbs at the end. We don’t think you need either one…the brussels sprouts are SO GOOD on their own that we didn’t want to mask their flavor or beautiful color. But if you’re new to brussels sprouts (or you think your family will be weirded out by them), you may want to experiment by adding one or both of those ingredients to this recipe. Honestly, if you get fresh Brussels sprouts you can’t go wrong!

 

 

 

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doing good.

J: Last month Jay and I joined Chick Fil A + Feeding Children Everywhere at City of Refuge in Atlanta to package over 54,000 meals for families in need. No better feeling than giving back on a Saturday morning!

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ready to get to work!
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we had around 100 volunteers who divided into 10 at each station.
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our assembly line. I was the funneler…
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Jay on lentil duty.

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some of the meals packed and ready to go!
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and then we lunched.
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it’s game-day.

So. Real talk. We could eat a cheese plate for every meal. Easy. But sometimes we need to switch it up! Never fear… this quick and easy dip from Damn Delicious has you covered. A crowd-pleaser for your football watching this weekend!

Damn Delicious | Beef Enchilada Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes

ย Yield 6 servings
This meaty, cheesy enchilada dip comes together in just 15 minutes, and is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup roasted corn kernels
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil two 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray. *I used these amazing Le Creuset Cocottes instead of ramekins. Highly recommend scooping a few for your kitchen!*
  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat. Stir in enchilada sauce, corn, chiles, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Divide the filling evenly into the ramekins and top with remaining cheeses.
  • Place into oven and bake until bubbly around the edges, about 5 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
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the goods.
voila!
voila!
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fri-yay.

You guys. This week has been a little insane. We’ve had photo shoots, work deadlines, meetings galore…plus a few life hiccups, including RAIN literally every single day (which is why you haven’t seen any outfit pics. How many more times can we post about our trusty anoraks and Hunter boots?).

Our cure for a stressful week? Indulging in a little retail therapy. Starting today, you can shop the Black Friday sale on www.shopsoledish.com. Use code BLACKFRIDAY15 and take 25% off everything on the site…from now until November 29! Scoop a sparkly holiday dress or cozy fur vest and watch those cares melt awayyyy….

    BCBGeneration the glitter lifeTake 25% off this gorg BCBGeneration cocktail dress. Code: BLACKFRIDAY15

Know what else helps after a stressful week? Grabbing a drink with a good friend! We’re meeting up in Athens on Saturday for the Georgia / Georgia Southern game. Follow us on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) to see our adventures, and if you’re there too tag us in your pics!

 

 

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flannel + floral + friday.

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The glitter life fall floral

The glitter life hobo wallet floral

plaid button-down (mine is from last year, but this one is super similar) // quilted vest (also available in black and red) // 7 For All Mankind skinnies // ankle boots // HOBO clutch (this floral is sold out, but we’ve got tons of other colors available)

We love pairing our plaid with a dark floral this time of year. And our new 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Mid-Rise Ankle Skinnyย is everything. Shop this look on Shop Sole Dish and take 10% off everything when you use the secret code GLITTER.ย Cheers to the weekend!

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