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Sunday, July 19, 2020

5 favorite beach looks

Friday, July 17, 2020 Seaside, FL 32459, USA


5 favorite beach looks

Hello Love!
Today I'm sharing with you 5 of my favorite beach looks from our trip to Seaside, Florida! From perfect seersucker dresses to affordable bikinis, I've got you covered for your next beach trip!
SHOP THIS LOOK
SHOP THIS LOOK
SHOP THIS LOOK
SHOP THIS LOOK

My Favorite Low Carb / Keto Meals

Monday, June 29, 2020

My favorite low carb / keto meals

Hello Love!
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite Keto meals for you. If you're not sure exactly what keto is, it's a high fat, low carb diet to help regulate your sugar levels and help you manage your weight. Some people completely change their lifestyle around this diet but my husband and I do it a few times a year as a "reset" so-to-speak. When we came back from vacation a little over a month ago we started our diet back up because, like we always do on vacations. we ate TERRIBLY. Junky foods and WAY too many sweets.
When most people think of keto they think it's nothing but bacon and cheese burgers but that's not how we do it. We go more veggie heavy than meat heavy. 
We mainly do eggs and spinach every morning with an occasional side of bacon. Lunches are mainly salads or turkey/ham wraps on low carb tortillas and then dinner dishes vary depending on what we are in the mood for. With this diet we tend to get full and our meal portions get smaller and smaller. 

I didn't think about writing this post until the very end of our cycle and I wish I could have taken photos of all our recipes but here are just a few of our favorites. Next go-round I'll be sure to document everything better.
Being on Keto doesn't mean you have to eat in every meal. While some restaurants are harder to eat at, the grilled chicken nugget meal, side salad, and diet lemonade from Chick-Fil-A is by far my favorite meal when eating out. I don't know what the actual carb count is for this meal (I'm sure the marinade of the chicken has to have carbs) but I never feel bad eating this one. At other places we tend to just get a protein and 1 veggie side, like broccoli or a side salad. One time I had to eat at Wendy's with my family so I just had a Jr. bacon cheeseburger (no bun) with a side salad. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box a bit if you're stuck eating somewhere that doesn't offer low carb.
A meat and cheese charcuterie board is always on the menu at our house. You can read more about this platter in THIS BLOG POST.
Italian Beef is a family favorite in this house and I make it all the time! It's just a boneless chuck roast, a jar of pepperoncinis, beef bouillon cubes or beef broth, and a packet of dry french onion soup mix. I brown the meat on both sides, add the other ingredients and cook on medium for a few hours. It's so tender that it just falls apart...and that heat kick is to die for. 
I usually cook this with mac & cheese and mashed potatoes but when we're on keto I pair it with green beans and mashed cauliflower.
Taco night is our favorite night at home so instead of putting our fixings on tortillas, we load it on greens. This dish is nice and filling and we can spread the chicken or beef to last us a few days.

If you have any keto recipes that you love, I would love to hear them. Feel free to list them in the comments below so we can try them on our next round.

Celebrate the mom-to-be with these cute baby shower ideas

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas

Celebrate the mom-to-be with these cute baby shower ideas

Hello Love!
After combing through my Facebook photo albums, I ran across these photos of a baby shower my friend and I threw many years ago for a special mom-to-be and her little sprinkle! We put a lot of time and love into coming up with every special little detail of this shower and I thought it would be great to share with you. From a rosette covered cake to monogrammed plates, we had the best time planning this party.

CHECK OUT THIS POST ON HOW TO THROW A BABY SHOWER IN A RESTAURANT.

Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
We added the new baby's name and initials everywhere we could.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Since this wall was going to be where the food was I took out my family photos and had the mom-to-be's maternity photos printed to fit all of my frames. 
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
We used my great grandmother's crystal dishes and added in a few antique plates for the 
hors d'oeuvres.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
I got out my cricut and monogrammed all the clear plates for a special little touch.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
Instead of playing games, we made personalized onesies using fabric transfers and my cricut. Each friend handmade one specially for Hannah Grace.
Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas
As always, thanks for visiting Shaw Avenue! I hope this gave you some ideas for your next shower.
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Shaw Avenue lifestyle blog, baby girl baby shower ideas. Monogrammed plates, circuit crafts, and more ideas

Keto-Friendly Charcuterie Board

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle blog featuring fashion, style, home decor, Young Living essential oils, Longaberger baskets, Dresden & Company baskets, recipes, Keto charcuterie board
Hello Love!

Now that the husband and I are back on Keto, I thought I would share one of our favorite snacks, our Keto-friendly charcuterie board.

We grabbed our favorite Hickory Farms summer sausage, and cheese tray from Publix, added in some fruits and my #1 personal favorite kept snack, salami wrapped with cream cheese and banana peppers (SWOON).

It's a quick and easy tray to put together and I love all the colors!

PS. I grabbed this adorable charcuterie platter HERE!
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle blog featuring fashion, style, home decor, Young Living essential oils, Longaberger baskets, Dresden & Company baskets, recipes, Keto charcuterie board
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle blog featuring fashion, style, home decor, Young Living essential oils, Longaberger baskets, Dresden & Company baskets, recipes, Keto charcuterie board
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle blog featuring fashion, style, home decor, Young Living essential oils, Longaberger baskets, Dresden & Company baskets, recipes, Keto charcuterie board
Shaw Avenue Blog by Jenn Pennell. Lifestyle, affordable fashion, family of 5 travel, Young Living Essential Oils, Longaberger Baskets, Dresden & Company.

Weekly Instagram Roundup - 6/20/20

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Keto-friendly charcuterie board blog post coming soon!

How To Use Your Dresden & Company Baskets And Products All Year Long

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hello Love!

Today I'm going to share with you many ways you can decorate your home and for the holidays using products from one of my favorite USA companies, Dresden & Company.

Whether you have party plans in your future or are just looking for products made in the USA to decorate your home, D & Co. is one that you need to check out.

Use THIS LINK to save 20% off everything in my shop!

Home Decor & Parties

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2-Tiered Server

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Main Street Moments Basket in Ash Gray

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Christmas Decor Ideas

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GIFT IDEAS


Thanks for stopping by Shaw Avenue today! Please leave a comment below if you'd like any more information on the products above or have any questions.

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