DIY: Autumn Leaf Bouquet
How wonderful is this fall bouquet featured on Design*Sponge?!? Who knew you could make something so fun from all the extra pesky leaves in the front yard! Kate Hust, the brains behind this creative bouquet, explains that all you need is: 10 colorful maple leaves per flower in various sizes (they should be dry & freshly fallen, so they are pliable), a few short twigs, some scissors, and a...
Fashion: Current Cravings
1. MTWTFSS Weekday knit top, €35 2. House of Harlow 1960 chain jewelry, $79 3. Zara sheep boots, $90 4. ASOS clutch hand bag, $37 5. Dorothy Perkins cotton poncho, £55 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
I made these labor intensive, but absolutely amazing cookies today! Falling leaves and photo shoots in Celle, Germany. Meet Charlie, our friends lab and the absolute love of Tyler’s life (I have been replaced). Everyone needs a little positive reinforcement. You can. I will. I still have an nagging shopping itch I just can’t scratch. I’m hoping to be relieved soon...
Recipe: Candy Corn Cookies
Since we still have a few days left until Halloween, here are perfect cookies for trick-or-treaters (or yourself). I love the look of candy corn and think this idea from Jenna Weber at Eat, Live, Run is adorable. Find all the information on these cookies, including these pictures and the recipe, here! Recipe from here. Yield: 5 dozen tiny cookies Ingredients 2 sticks butter, softened ...
Travel: Neuschwanstein Castle
We are currently booking our trip to Füssen, Garmish, and Munich! We will leave the second week of November for a few days and I am so excited to see and experience Bavaria a little more. So many people have said wonderful things about this area and I cannot wait to see the Neuschwanstein Castle Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! xoxo, Sunset & Vine.
For the home:
I am currently trying to persuade Mr. H that this is an absolute necessity for our place. So far, it’s not going so well. I guess I can wish, can’t I? Duvet Cover Moose €109.95 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Make Your Own Canvas Portrait
Tyler and I went to a town called Celle yesterday with a few of our friends for lunch. Our friends will be welcoming a little one into the world soon, so we found the perfect location for some photos at a castle in town. We took turns taking photos for both of our very special occasions (their pregnancy and our engagement) near a beautiful water way and park full of colorful leaves. I am so...
Party Planning: Doily and Birch
This is a very pretty shoot from Ruffled Wedding blog. Shabby chic seems to be a trend with continuous staying power and I think I am definitely in love with the birch details. Find these pictures and more information on this shoot here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Fashion: Saucy Glossie
I am absolutely in love with all that this women does! Her name is Lindsay and she is the author of a style blog called Saucy Glossie and also a fashionista for TJ Maxx. She has a wonderful eye for beautiful textures, colors, and fun accessory pieces. I would raid her closet in a second and often draw inspiration from her classic, yet playful outfits. All photos from her website here. ...
Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Cookies
I am seriously dying to make these cinnamon roll cookies by Bakers Royal. Not only do they look absolutely delicious, I believe I am going through some serious baking withdrawals - I’ve been so busy this past week that I haven’t had a chance. Luckily, I know Monday is my day off and that means a full days worth of yummy delicious treats. Cinnamon Roll Cookies Makes...
Love this hair tutorial by Katie at It’s the Small Things. I am thinking about creating a wall like this with all of my projects and sketches. Now I just need to invest in a few frames and nails. Our girls baking day was a success last Sunday, complete with chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, and a little bubbly. From right to left: Mandy, Lisa, Marie, Me, and Candace (Missing...
For the Home: Cowhide
I am so in love with the look of adding masculine and feminine items to a room. With our recent (teeth-pulling) trip to IKEA - Tyler’s teeth were pulled, not mine - I realized I will be adding interior designer to my resume as a wife. I currently am loving this Cowhide from Saddleman’s of Santa Fe. Dark Tri Color Brindle Cowhide Rug $249 1. 2. 3. 4. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Caramel Apple Kits
I think Oh Happy Day struck gold with this DIY idea! Who doesn’t love a good caramel apple in the fall? Click here for all the information, including materials needed, steps, and packaging ideas! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Party Planning: A dose of FALL!
Here is a wonderfully designed table for fall by 100 Layer Cake. I am in LOVE with all things fall - the colors, the weather, the pumpkins, the leaves, and the celebrations all make me swoon. I am using this shoot as an inspiration for a girl’s halloween dinner next week. We are going to have the kids trick-or-treat throughout our apartment complex and select houses will also become stops...
1. Jessica simpson heels, $100 2. J Crew tote handbag, $265 3. TopShop leopard scarf, $32 4. Oasis asymmetrical jacket, £120 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Pumpkin Jars
Here is a fun, easy, and not to mention cheap, way to decorate for Halloween. All you need is a recycled jar, some black paint, and a paint brush. I ended up painting multiple, different sized jars and added candles as a fun alternative to carving pumpkins (since they are currently hard to find in the city of Wolfsburg). I plan to line the walkway of our apartment with these puppies as a perfect...
Recipe: Homemade Butter Finger Candy
Maybe its the fact there are no Butterfinger bars to be found here in Germany, or maybe I am just craving candy in general, but this recipe is now filed under “do asap.” Find out more about this recipe from Not Without Salt and see more of these absolutely gorgeous food pictures here. Homemade Peanut Butter Finger Candy Recipe from here & adapted from “The Ultimate Candy...
Twelve by 2012
I recently was blog browsing and came across a few Twelve by 2012 posts. Seeing some of the girls goals inspired me to join in on the fun and start my own list of goals. Hello Friend began this project for all the procrastinators in us and challenged anyone to follow through on their ambitious dreams. As I started to put together a list, I found myself inspired to do more, but for now, this it...
I recently found the best place for a long walk/run behind the rink. The boats and tiny docks remind me a bit of the east coast. I’m making these bad boys as we speak for the guy’s road trip tomorrow. I don’t know how I get conned into making things for them so much, but I don’t mind too much.. I love to bake and try out the goodies too. This video is all kinds of...
I am by no means ready for a baby of any kind - well I take that back, I wouldn’t mind a baby dog cough, cough. But with all seriousness, even though my recent job as a nanny has made me very content with living with just a boy (and not a baby and a boy), I still do love to find wonderful ideas for our new moms and moms-to-be on the team. There is one mommy in particular that is expected to...
DIY: Printed Paper Garland
If there is anything I love, its a touch of vintage. Last year, during the christmas season, my mom and I created one of my favorite dessert bar tablescapes in our catering history. We used various antique finds from flee markets and made this beautifully fun paper garland to lace through vintage tablecloths and our yummy desserts. This garland is also perfect for a photo booth backdrop or even an...
For the home: Bite By Bite By Peter Callahan
I recently had seen a few of these wonderful photos on Pinterest and decided to look into the mastermind behind the pairings. Peter Callahan, caterer and author of the book Bite By Bite, has an amazing eye for creating all things delicious. In his book, you will find these recipes, tips and how to’s, and many other yummy goodies. Margaritas served out of mini Patron bottles & Fish...
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Yesterday I was knee deep in sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce for a Canadian Thanksgiving celebration with the whole team and their children. Each family provided a dish (or dishes) and feasted for hours while enjoying time together. I am not Canadian, but there are many on the hockey team who are - and I never will pass up a meal involving turkey, stuffing, and cranberries. I had a wonderful...
kdoll218 asked: I saw a dress on Pinterest, its white with a jeweled back and is GORGEOUS and I am wondering where I can get it from??? Thanks so much!
karmina asked: Favorite blogger! Such creative stuff!
Party Planning: One Charming Party
I am in love with this baby shower featured on One Charming Party! I wish I could be a parent that would leave the sex of the baby to surprise, but let me be real in saying that I cant even go a Christmas without shaking, opening, and re-wrapping presents before the December 25th date. I guess that means I’ll have to plan a party like this for someone else, complete with all of these...
Fashion: Statement Necklaces
Kate Spade resin necklace, $119 Collection John Lewis Women rhinestone necklace, £60 Stein Blye chain necklace, $68 BCBG Max Azria chain necklace, $78 Banana Republic metal necklace, $90
This past week seems to have gone by so quickly, I can’t believe it is already friday again! I am definitely starting to feel more at home here and that is a wonderful thing. Here are the 5 things that have been on my radar recently: The dropping temperatures have forced my lovely scarves out of the closet and I am fully okay with that! The boys had another road trip, so my paint...
Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
To continue with the pumpkin theme, this recipe from Athena Plichta looks divine. She also is the photographer of these absolutely gorgeous photos. To find out more about Athena, and more on this recipe, click here! Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling Recipe from here, Adapted from a friend’s recipe and Annie’s Eats Servings: 18 muffins Ingredients for the...
DIY: Pumpkin Party Cooler
With Halloween rounding the corner, You might as well start your planning ideas for the big day. How cute is this idea from Martha Stewart (also seen here on my Fridays Five post)?
For the home: Pottery Barn
Envelope Mail Box $49.00
Travel: Munich Oktoberfest 2011
I have always heard about Oktoberfest and have been to plenty of impostures back in the States, but this year I finally got to go to THE original Oktoberfest. We decided to take a train down (a 4 am train at that) to Munich, from northern Germany, and spent the day soaking up as much German culture as we could. The boys all bought outfits and hats before we even sat down to a table and by the end...
Party Planning: Down on the Farm
Since I am a little bit country and am missing my cowboy boots and country music back home, this party makes me swoon. (You can tell I’m country because of this post, and this one, oh and this one too.. oops and this one, and oh yeah, I forgot about this one too) Jenny Cookies is the genius behind this wonderful party and I am absolutely in love with each and every detail. Find more pictures...
Fashion: List Lust
1. Mango cropped jacket €80 2. TopShop lace tank top $70 3. Platform heels $124 4. Mesh vest $66 5. Club Manhattan gold jewelry $24 6. Diane by diane von furstenberg $75 7. TopShop orange shift dress $100