// SMUDGE - Pregnancy Fatigue Superfood Smoothie // 

I was veeerrryyyyyy lucky to have a pretty symptom free first-trimester. I had little to no morning sickness but I did get hit hard with fatigue. I was napping almost every afternoon regardless of how much I had...

// SMUDGE - Caramel Pumpkin Chai Bread Pudding //

   This recipe came about a few weeks ago by my wanting to make something seasonal / sweet with what I already had in the kitchen. I looked up a ton of pumpkin bread pudding recipes on Pinterest and they all were requiri...

// SMUDGE - Best Tortilla Soup Recipe….Ever //

   Once you eat this tortilla soup you will forever be jaded and wish they all tasted like this one. My obsession with tortilla soup started when I had the most mind blowingly delish version of the soup at a restaurant cal...

// SMUDGE - Perfect Party Food Recipes // 

I had the pleasure of hosting a get together with the wonderful friends I had made in Paris this Spring / Summer before heading back to Cali. It was a wonderful evening with a mix of entrepreneurs, bloggers, photographers, and...

// SMUDGE - Easy French Afternoon Sandwich Recipe // 

This quick sandwich is so easy to make, impressive when served, and addictively delicious.   


  • 1 Baguette

  • goat cheese 

  • honey 

  • your favorite cured meat 

  • arugula 


  1. Cut...

// SMUDGE - Breakfast Brioche Croque Madame with Lime Fleur De Sel Avocado Recipe //


  • 1 Loaf of Fresh Brioche Bread 

  • Your Favorite Cheese Grated 

  • 3 Eggs

  • Butter 

  • Chopped Breakfast Ham 

  • 1 Avocado 

  • 1 Lime 

  • Fleur De Sel aka...

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Meet Melody

Welcome to SMUDGE beauty, a lifestyle blog started by an obsessive cultivator of all that is beautiful. Melody Joy Kennedy is the founder of SMUDGE Social, co-founder of 3RD & LUXE, an enthusiast of beauty products and the latest in skincare, an unapologetic foodie, and above all a true lover of writing and photography. Smudge all these passions together and the blog was born! 


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