About Taylor Bradford

I am a shoe lover, book hoarder, wanna-be-fashionista. I call Texas home, Chai Tea Latte’s my go-to drink and time spent with my hubby and friends music to my soul. I call myself a Lifestyle Blogger, but really that just gives me an excuse to blog about what I want. You’ll find Blogging Edumacation posts, Fashion posts and Book Reviews frequenting my blog weekly. You might even see a craft, recipe or healthy living post every now and then. My motto in the blogging world is to roll out your own red carpet and keep your big girl panties pulled up high. I've always got something going in the works...my brain very rarely shuts down. Welcome to my blog!!

Comfort Food Recipe Roundup

Cold weather immediately makes me think of Comfort Food. Try out one of these delicious recipes this cold weather season!

When the weather starts cooling down, I start hunting for Comfort Food Recipes. Dishes that speak to my soul. Foods that are filling and warm me up. Here’s a roundup of some super yummy Comfort Food Recipes for you to add to your repertoire this cold-weather season! What are your favorite comfort food recipes?

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Slow Cooker Beef and Mushrooms || Pink Heels Pink Truck
Bacon Mac & Cheese with Roasted Green Chiles || Pink Heels Pink Truck
Ultimate Loaded Baked Potato Soup || Center Cut Cook
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe || It All Started with Paint
henri’s french onion soup || The Curvy Carrot
Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup || Mostly Homemade Mom
One Pot Enchilada Pasta || A Simple Pantry

More Amazing Comfort Food Recipes
Easy Lasagna Bowls || A Simple Pantry
Southern Potato Salad || My Newest Addiction
Totally Loaded Potato Soup || The Midnight Baker
Light & Easy French Onion Soup || The Comfort of Cooking
Baked Potato Soup Recipe – Marie Recipe || Budget Savvy Diva
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast || A Dose of Paige
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP || Eazy Peazy Mealz
French Onion Soup || Favorite Family Recipes
Sausage and Kale Soup || A Spicy Perspective
Chicken Bisque Soup || Will Cook for Smiles
Shrimp Bacon and Corn Chowder || Delightful E Made
TOMATO CHICKEN RICE SOUP || Give Recipe
Easy Weeknight Mac & Cheese || A Simple Pantry
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Smoky-Roasted Chickpeas and Bacon || Iowa Girl Eats
Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker) || The Food Charlantan
Creamy Parmesan Tomato and Spinach Tortellini Soup || Closet Cooking
Lasagna Soup || Damn Delicious
SLOW COOKER TOMATO BASIL SOUP RECIPE || The Rebel Chick
Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup || The Recipe Critic
Fire Roasted Tomato Soup || The Recipe Critic
Broccoli Cheese Soup | Everyday Ingredients Extraordinary Food || Taste and Tell
Chicken and Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe || Six Sisters Stuff
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BACON SOUP || Krafted Koch
CROCK POT WHITE BEAN CHICKEN CHILI || Host the Toast
Roasted Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili || Foodie Crush
Cook-off Winning Chili || Life with my Littles
Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana Soup with Swiss Chard || Julia’s Album
Famous Chili || Julie’s Eats & Treats
CREAMY CROCKPOT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI || Lovely Little Kitchen
White Chicken Chili || Cooking Classy
PALEO SWEET POTATO CHILI || Tastes of Lizzy T’s
White Bean and Chicken Chili Soup || Hip Foodie Mom

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Happy Eating!



#KissedbyCovergirl & Rent the Runway = One HOT NYE!! | GIVEAWAY

This post is in partnership with SheSpeaks/P&G. All stories & opinions are 100% my own.

My love for Rent the Runway is growing y’all. I first talked about Rent the Runway here. And then I had my very first Rent the Runway experience for the TXWB Farm-to-Table Dinner Event back in November. Every bit of my RTR experience was amazing. From my dress (which I’ll show off below bc it’d make a PERFECT NYE dress) to the service to…well…all of it. Throw in some HOT Covergirl Lipstick and it’s truly a match made in heaven!!

Covergirl and Rent the Runway have partnered together to give one of my readers a chance at a $50 Rent the Runway giftcard and one of the new shades of lippies from Covergirl…the Colorlicious Lipstick.

I received Caramel Kiss. It’s the perfect shade of Coral/Pink and it goes on like butter! And the staying power….surprised the heck out of me! I didn’t have to reapply it until after lunch. And that was when I remembered…that I hadn’t HAD to reapply it until then. Y’all…I’m constantly drinking either my morning Chai Tea Latte or Hot Chocolate and then bottles and bottles of water. And then to get through lunch and realize that my lipstick was gone…whoa baby. Some amazing stuff.

Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick - Caramel KissCaramel Kiss Lipstick

Okay, enough of my babbling about this really super cool lipstick…aka Colorlicious Lipstick. Let’s see what you need to be renting for yourself for NYE…

Badgley Mischka Fifth Avenue Showstopper DressBadgley Mischka Fifth Avenue Showstopper Dress | Rent for $55 (retails for $750)

Vie la V Sprinkle the Sequins Shift DressVie La V Sprinkle the Sequins Shift Dress | Rent for $60 (retails for $875)

Robert Rodriguez Black Label Avril DressRobert Rodriguez Black Label Avril Dress | Rent for $40 (retails for $795)

The dress above…that’s the one I rented. It was stunning in person. And I felt like a princess wearing it. One thing I made sure of when I was selecting my dress was to read the reviews of the girls wearing the dresses. That was a HUGE help to me. Like seriously…a few of my selections were wiped off the table because of reading the reviews. So…I highly recommend you read the reviews of the dress so that you know that you are going to be excited once it arrives. (PS…you can totally see my review of the Avril dress under the Review area)

The other really cool thing…Rent the Runway sends a backup size for that “just in case” it doesn’t fit moment. The whole process is so simple I only wish I could rent designer clothes every week!!

So now that you’ve seen my choices for NYE, now it’s your turn to start hunting!! And to get to entering the giveaway below in the Rafflecopter widget!!! Ohhh and to decide on your new favorite Covergirl Colorlicious Lip Color…36 different shades!! Pop in to your local Walmart to find your new lippies! I can’t wait to go pick up a few more!!

**Note: if you search Walmart.com for the new Covergirl Colorlicious Lipsticks, it will say 9 different shades. But the stores will have all 36 colors…so you definitely want to pop in to see them all!!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Please see Terms and Conditions inside the Rafflecopter widget for further rules.

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Good luck!!!

PS…need inspiration for your NYE party to go with your Rent the Runway dress and new Covergirl Colorlicious Lipstick?? Check out my NYE Party Ideas Part 1 & NYE Party Ideas Part 2!

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My Holiday Traditions #bestdressedhome

Sharing some of my holiday traditions and my dining room table holiday decor. #bestdressedhome

This post is written in partnership with Sears/Kmart. All stories and opinions are 100% my own.

The Christmas holiday is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. It’s like from the end of Thanksgiving till December 25th, it’s all about food, family, decorations and holiday cheer. Ohh and all the Christmas movies you can imagine on the Hallmark channel. ;) Decorating is one of my favorite parts, well besides the cooking and baking. ;) My hubs and I are currently living in one of our duplex’s and the space…well, let’s just say when we downsized after I went on the road full time, we squeezed 6 years of living in a 4 bedroom into a 2 bedroom and with our furniture and antiques, my Christmas tree has to stay in the box. Whomp whomp. Usually I get my tree up the day after Thanksgiving and leave it up well into the New Year (it’s hard work, yo…I want to enjoy all of it’s prettiness…ha!). These last few years, I’ve had to get by with decorating my dining room table. Before I get to the rest of my pictures…I wanted to share with you my Top Ten Holiday Traditions…drum roll please…….

TEN: Drinking Eggnog
NINE: Enjoying Warm Fires
EIGHT: Watching Christmas Movies
SEVEN: Baking with Friends and Family
SIX: Sipping on Hot Chocolate
FIVE: Getting a new set of Holiday PJs
FOUR: Driving around to see the Christmas Lights
THREE: Christmas Dinner
TWO: Enjoying time with my family
ONE: Celebrating the real reason for the season!!

And now…let’s look at my pretty dining table decor!!! Look how pretty it turned out!!!

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I shopped at my local Sears but I’m so jealous at some of the Christmas decor I’m seeing online at Kmart!

I went with soft blues, whites and silvers for my theme. Each year it’s different. My tree in the past has been hot pinks and blacks and silvers. Are you surprised?? lol Didn’t think so. Anyways, this year…the blues were calling my name. I went shopping at Sears and came home with lots of fun goodies. A table garland, fake snow, glittery beads, strings of pretty beads and lots of shiny garland. Ohh and my little reindeer too!

I can’t wait until I can actually set the table and serve a holiday meal. I have my mom’s china and it’s rimmed in silver. I think it’ll be the perfect compliment to my holiday decor.

Kmart and Sears recently conducted a survey and found that 41 percent of Americans defined their signature design as “classic,” followed by “colorful” (37 percent) and “vintage” (12 percent). Where do you fit in??

Have you taken pictures of your #bestdressedhome?? If you have (or if you haven’t…there’s still time!), go enter the #bestdressedhome Sweepstakes hosted by Sears & Kmart!!

ENTER HERE

The #bestdressedhome Sweepstakes is open to US Residents from now until December 26, 2014. Answer the poll questions and upload a photo of your home decked out for the holidays for a chance to win Shop Your Way points.

I’d love to hear about your #bestdressedhome!!

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