Queenstown Premium Outlets Easter Egg Hunt

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Baltimore-area premium outlet center hosts Easter Egg Hunt for shoppers and their families

Queenstown, Md. – Hop down to Queenstown Premium Outlets for this egg-citing event! The Queen Anne’s County shopping destination is hosting its third annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children twelve and under are invited to make their way around the center to receive prize-filled eggs from stores with an egg decal in their front windows. Select eggs will have egg-tra special prize coupons in them redeemable in-store.

Shoppers and their families can also visit a complimentary craft table with stickers and coloring sheets. Perfect for a photo opportunity, a roaming Easter Bunny will be hopping his way around the center.

WHAT: Easter Egg Hunt

WHEN: Saturday, April 4

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Queenstown Premium Outlets
441 Outlet Center Drive
Queenstown, MD 21658

MORE INFO: For more information on this event, please visit premiumoutlets.com or facebook.com/queenstownpremiumoutlets.

Easter Decorating and Traditions

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it symbolizes rebirth.  It’s the the one day that officially launches Spring and gives us hope that flowers are blooming soon.  Tradition also suggests that we dress up in bright colors to lighten everyone’s spirits.

Aside from wearing the perfect Easter attire, one should also remember to decorate our homes.  I do this for my boys because it’s fun to hear them talk about “the easter bunny” and I enjoy adding a sense of whimsy to my space.


My family and I will attend church, brunch, and take family photos.  Of course the day before we attend the annual Easter Egg Hunt and laugh about all of the eggs we collected.  Although we’re busy setting our own traditions, it doesn’t take away from decorating my home to create lasting memories.

Photos are from Pinterest.com






More Easter Traditions:

Decorate or Dye hard boiled eggs

Plant flowers (tulips or lilies)

Host Easter brunch

Read books together about Easter

Gather together as a family at sunrise

Bake Easter themed cupcakes

Interview with Debi Lilly: Entertainment and Design Expert

Debi Lilly
Debi Lilly

Style + Life + Fashion had the opportunity to interview Debi Lilly, Entertainment and Design Expert.  Debi shared with us wedding advice, trends, budget conscious tips, and her new collection at Safeway.

· What’s the most important aspect when planning a wedding?

o Weddings reflect the personal style of each couple, with welcoming, thoughtful, elegant designs and details that celebrate the couple, their family and friends.
· Can you share the latest wedding trend?

o This year it’s all about a colorful, interactive dessert themed Cake Bar to get guests up out of their seats celebrating once dinner ends. Brides can create an elegant but affordable dessert bar using debi lilly design cake stands, pops of color with ribbon accents, candy and cookie collections, and more. It’s gorgeous, DIY edible décor, that doubles as your wedding favor, helping to stretch that bridal budget.

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· What are some budget conscious tips for brides?

o Safeway stores are a great source for brides on a budget. Modern brides have access to value and quality with everything from customized cakes, affordable wines and now an exclusive line of chic, trend forward wedding flowers from debi lilly design.

· Where do you find inspiration?

o I travel the world studying wedding, floral and entertaining trends, color palettes, and fresh takes on cultural styles of celebration.

· What can we expect from the Debi Lilly Collection at Safeway?

o I work alongside Safeway to create an affordable and unforgettable collection of bouquets, bridal party flowers, and table-top centerpieces to maximize the floral and decor budget for weddings and parties.


Romantic Collection: Brides will fall in love with the delicate colors in our Romantic Collection. The graceful pink, lavender and green hues will add soft, elegant beauty to your special day.
Chic Collection: The bright red and orange palette of our Chic Collection adds depth and warmth to any wedding celebration.
Classic Collection: The timeless elegance of our Classic Collection includes stunning white and ivory flowers and lush greens to provide a sophisticated and elegant feel
Modern Collection: Add a contemporary flare to your wedding with our Modern Collection. Vivid yellows, hot pinks and rich purples are the perfect complement for you and your bridal party.


Christy Whitman – The Art of Having It All Paperback

Christy Whitman

In the new book The Art of Having It All – A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance  (due out January 31, 2015), Christy Whitman offers up a modern strategy for women who want to “have it all”. She lays out a path forward that shows people how to feel thankful, hopeful, and healthy all at the same time, all the time.

The ideas she shares can not only be used to chart a course to greater abundance and success, but to a deeper connection with yourself and an increased ability to enjoy all that you are and all that you have created and have yet to create. Here are some of the steps she recommends women take.

Define Your “It” and Your “All”

The first step is to become profoundly connected to yourself.  No two women have the same life experiences, the same perspectives, the same goals, preferences, beliefs or ideals… and for this reason, no two women define having it all in exactly the same ways.  Each and every one of us is a unique expression of the Divine, and – despite what we may have been socialized to believe – we don’t all want the same things.

Give yourself permission to envision what having it all means to you in each important area of your life.  Let your imagination expand to create a vision of all that you desire to create – physically, emotionally, socially, financially, and spiritually.  Visualize a reality in which your desires manifest naturally and easily, and in which you experience all the joy, health, success, abundance and fulfillment that you desire.

Define the things that truly bring you happiness. Identify the conditions or experiences you have always wanted to create. Design your life to be amazing beyond your wildest

Imagination. What would it look like?  How would it feel?  Are you financially abundant and debt free?  Is your body a certain size or weight?  Do you feel more rewarded in your career?  Are your relationships more intimate and satisfying? Allow yourself to dream about what having it all means to you. Don’t worry about how it will happen.

“Having it all simply means having access to all

of yourself, in any moment you choose it, and in every

aspect of life that is important to you.”

Create From the Inside Out

Identify a specific area in your life – your finances, your career, relationships with others, for example – where you feel discontent, frustrated or unfulfilled; an aspect of your life where you

do not yet feel you have it all.  Identify the dominant emotion or vibration that you are emitting

in response to it.  Do you feel resentment?  Disappointment?  Resignation?

Allow yourself to feel this emotion in your body. Where is the feeling located? How large of an area does it cover?  Connect with this emotion.  Notice if it is familiar to you.  Think back to the past, to relationships or circumstances where you experienced it?  Notice the feelings in your body as you consider this.

Acknowledge that you – and no one else – are the sole generator of your vibration. Ask yourself if there is anything you have to give up in order to shift your attitude. Do you need to release some old resentment?  Do you have to give up being a victim?  Do you have to let go of being right?  Identify what you have been holding on to, see if you can give it up, and notice what happens to how you feel as you do.  Liberate yourself. Connect with the feeling you want. Allow it to become your new center and your new point of attraction.

“Nothing can happen until you start paying attention to you,

and this means listening to your emotions rather than

trying to resist, suppress, ignore or deny them.”

Be Open to Receiving

Call to mind any area of your life where you are in a state of resistance – some place where you have a chronic complaint or where your viewpoint is one of “It shouldn’t be like this.”  Try to see if you can allow yourself to accept it exactly as it is. Accepting a situation does not mean that you approve of it, or that you don’t want it to change.  It simply means accepting what is at

this moment.  Give yourself permission to think and feel about it the way that you do, without trying to minimize your feelings or pretend to feel any differently.

Pay closer attention to the way you feel about this situation. Allow yourself to receive whatever information your emotions are trying to convey to you.  What is the message your feelings are giving you about you?  Allow yourself to feel the intensity of your emotions fully and completely, without describing or labeling them.  Simply be with them with all of your attention, and feel the power of their vibration.

Embrace them rather than resist them. And notice that they begin to dissipate and release.  From this new level of awareness, allow yourself to connect with what you really do want to experience in this area of your life. How do you want to feel in relation to this situation?  What is one action you could take – be it an inner action or an outer action – to change your set point about this issue? How can you allow in more of what you are wanting?  Go for it. Bring it on. Make it happen.

“Give yourself permission to have.  Give yourself permission to be.

Give yourself permission to need.  Give yourself permission to let go.”

Clarity + Alignment + Action = Manifestation

Clarity about the exact nature of what you want builds intensity and distinguishes the unique

vibration of your desire. Maintaining a feeling allowing and non-resistance draws it towards us.  The combination of feeling good, excited and content with what is, while at the same time being clear about what more we want, that opens the door for more to come into our lives.  Intending and allowing are equally important in the manifestation equation, but every situation calls for a different degree of each.  The bigger our goal and the clearer our intention, the more we need to allow.

When you then add physical action into this equation, you summon the power to manifest anything you desire.  Whether you experience this creative process as spontaneous and easy or as slow and difficult depends on how much of a balance you are able to strike between these inner and outer forces.

“There is a deep place within your system

where there is complete alignment and infinite capacity.”

You Can Have it All

Kristy says “By allowing yourself to swell up with that gratitude, you open up doorways along your path.  Synchronicity comes into play and people show up in your life, that bring you to places that are truly unimaginable to you in the present moment.”

Life really happens. Dreams really can come true.


Floral Design Decorating and Debi Lilly: Entertaining and Design Expert

One of the least expensive ways to decorate a home is with the use of floral design.  Not only is it beautiful in terms of aesthetic value but it’s a money saver depending on the plant and design concept.  Flowers can also set the tone for any room, whether romantic or contemporary.

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In decorating (or design school) it’s always suggested to use nature for inspiration.  Home floral design can be duplicated with authentic greenery or silk plants.  Either option creates a beautiful centerpiece with a few additional suggestions:

1.  Purchase or use a unique container

2.  Select flowers that are in season with a local florist shop or nursery

3.  Think outside of the box and use fruits as an arrangement

4.  Add ribbons and lace as a nice accent

5.  Try something new such as a wreath, swag, or garland

Also, don’t forget to consider your supplies and the space for your new arrangement.  We will have more floral design tips on Style + Life + Fashion from Debi Lilly (Oprah’s Party Planner) as she will be launching a line of floral designs at select Safeway locations in the Baltimore/DC area.

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Organization and Time Management Printables: To Do Lists

Lifestyle Printables are the latest self management, organization tool.  I like to use them not only for my home but also in terms of selecting cosmetics, bill paying, blogging, and meal planning.

DIY Life Planner
DIY Life Planner


Printables are the perfect solution for simple living.  Here’s how it works:  select the list that’s specific to your life goals, print the list or add fun graphics, and check off items as we move through our tasks.

Some people like to use daily lists (such as the one below) and others prefer to create a lifestyle binder.  No matter what’s your preference this is a great way to feel more in control of your life.


Home Cleaning Schedule
Home Cleaning Schedule


In addition, sharing is caring and we appreciate all of the bloggers that provided printables for us via Pinterest.com  Check back with StyleLifeFashion.com for our list of newly designed printables.


Daily To Do List
Daily To Do List
The Mom Planner
The Mom Planner
Wardrobe Checklist
Closet Inventory
Closet Inventory


Homemade Soup and Recipe – Lifestyle Tip

I like to make homemade soup for my family during the winter months.  It’s a fairly easy recipe and can be a hearty meal.  As new generation women, we’re busy and need simple ideas to make our lives easier; one option is to make soup.

Homemade Soup
For Recipe Click On Photo


For Recipe Click On Photo


Eating soup can be a healthy meal substitute from our normal grilled caesar salad.  Simply cook the recipe, store in ziplock bags, and put in the freezer.  Also, depending on the amount that’s left over, one can store soup (in the freezer) for family sick days.

There’s two easy steps I like to incorporate that’s less time consuming when cooking the recipe.  Number one, use a soup starter mix and number two, take pre cooked chicken breast (from last night’s dinner) and shred for your recipe.  If you want to get “fancy” add vegetables to the recipe as well.


After you’re done don’t forget to serve in your soups mugs (I found a set at the thrift shop) with crackers or make a batch of crescent rolls on the side.  You can sit back and watch your favorite reality show because dinner’s done!

Soup mug