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Jessica Holoka
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Creator of the lifestyle blog, Living La Vida Holoka. NJ native, wife, fur mama, home chef, and maker of pretty things.
Creator of the lifestyle blog, Living La Vida Holoka. NJ native, wife, fur mama, home chef, and maker of pretty things.

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What's the temperature where you live? I woke up and took Hunter outside to a "nice and warm" 2 degrees outside. And by "nice and warm," I mean pretty damn cold (but I'd still take this over the brutal heat and humidity of summer - don't @ me).

If you're itching for warming temperatures and spring flowers, I can help you out today. With Valentine's Day coming up, I decided to make a new wreath for our front door. Sure, I've made plenty of wreaths during this past year, but none have so much in-your-face color and florals as this wreath!

The best part - you can use it for Valentine's Day or to welcome the return of Spring. That means I'll be keeping this up on our door for months!

See how I put this wreath together on the blog today and grab supplies to make your own! Stay warm, friends!
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Happy Tuesday! I'm getting a late start today. Had a little change of plans this morning that didn't leave me feeling too happy. But we're good now, I'm enjoying the snow we're getting, and I'm ready to tackle the rest of my day.

I'm also starting to get ready for Valentine's Day. I don't have a lot of Valentine's Day decor, but after putting this post together, that might change!

I love boho home decor styles and these items will help you achieve those laid back boho vibes while styling your home for Valentine's Day! Head to the blog to see my favorite boho inspired Valentine's Day decor!
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#AD Who is ready for the big game? šŸ™‹ā€ā™€ļø Well, I may not be able to talk some football smack, but I can definitely talk football SNACKS! I am all about that game day food!

During the big game, you want food you can grab and eat without having to tear your eyes off of the action. Right? So today I'm sharing a crazy mashup of football food so you can have the taste of tailgating in every bite!

Head over to the blog today to grab the recipe for these Loaded BBQ Pulled Pork Beer Battered Fries. The recipe might be a mouthful to say, but you'll have no problem digging into this dish!

It's made with crispy McCain Craft Beer Battered Thin Cut Fries topped with cheddar cheese, BBQ pulled pork, green onions, and coleslaw. It's a total touchdown for game day snacking! #McCainPotatoesAtWM

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Happy Monday! Did you catch that amazing super blood wolf moon last night? It was waaaaaay too cold here in Jersey to stand outside and watch, so I caught the live feed here on Facebook. Still pretty cool!

As sweet as that moon was, I'm going to make your Monday even sweeter with a new Valentine's Day recipe. šŸ’˜ Over the holidays, I made meringue cookies to add to my cookie trays. They were so light and delicious that I wanted to make them again for Valentine's Day.

I piped the meringue into hearts and used a little red food coloring to turn them pink. Once they baked, I dipped them into dark chocolate, and added Valentine's Day sprinkles on top. They're better than a box of chocolate, in my opinion! šŸ’

Bake up this simple, but delicious cookie on the blog today!
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Happy Friday! Yesterday, I totally forgot to share my new post! It ended up being a pretty busy Thursday.

I ran some errands in the morning, dyed my hair, cut my husband's hair for the very first time (he still loves and trusts me šŸ˜‚), and worked on a new Valentine's Day recipe. The recipe took TWO DAYS to work on (it was giving me a little trouble, but I've got it down now) and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

Anyway, I'm getting ready for Heart Day with a roundup of cocktails. If you're about to get snowed in this weekend, like we are, it's a perfect time to test these out before Valentine's Day! šŸ’˜
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Are you slaying your healthy eating goals? So far, so good over here! Of course, the occasional craving for something chocolaty and sweet has hit. But there's no need to torture yourself. If you want chocolate, eat the chocolate!

What??? What did she just say?

Yup! Just make sure it's dark chocolate and you don't devour an entire chocolate bar! I'm about to help you knock out those cravings for something sweet today on the blog.

Follow the link for a recipe for No-Bake Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Butter Bars. They're super easy to make and taste like a better-for-you version of a PB cup!
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Right before Christmas, I treated myself to a Cricut Explore Air 2. I wanted one for a couple years and finally took the plunge while they were on sale. I'm so glad I finally got one!

Since my Cricut's been set up, I've found new ways to use it! I was able to make some last minute homemade gifts and have been using it to label and organize storage around the house.

There are SO many ways you can use your Cricut machine. If you're a new Cricut user, like me, I'm sharing some of the best tools and accessories to get you started! Head to the blog today to see what I picked up immediately!

Even if you're a seasoned Cricut user, you might want to restock up on some of these items!
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Who else has stocked the house with healthy snacks? šŸ™‹ā€ā™€ļø That's what I love about the New Year. All of the heavy holiday foods have been cleaned out of the fridge and you can restock your kitchen with better food options. It's nice to start fresh and reboot our bodies.

Today on the blog, you're pretty much getting three recipes in one. I'm showing you how to roast a head of garlic to make this amazing Italian Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Hummus. Since hummus needs a good dipper, I'll also show you how you can make easy pita chips in the air fryer! So easy!

This hummus isn't your average hummus. It's packed with bold Italian flavors to keep your taste buds happy with every bite. Head to the blog to grab this recipe and make healthy snacking waaaaaay tastier!
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Just when you think you're safe from the sweets and homemade goodies, you realize that Valentine's Day is just around the corner. šŸ¤¦ā€ā™€ļø Yup! Soon, it'll be all about the chocolate and candy! šŸ’˜ But if you're like me, nothing says "love" than a warm pan of homemade brownies.

My husband is the brownie master in our house. He makes them perfect EVERY SINGLE TIME! They always have that slightly crispy edge and chewy center. Mmm! So good!

If you're mouth is already watering, you might as well click over to the blog today. I'm really sorry to have to do this to you when we're in that "New Year, healthier me" mode.
But I'm sharing 30 brownie recipes to make when that chocolate craving hits!

Don't hate me. šŸ˜‚
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