It’s All About The Detail’s brings this beautiful party idea all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. I love the vintage feel and wonderful array of sweets & treats. Its a perfect party theme for anyone (especially kids). To find more about Ewa, the wedding planner and author of It’s All About The Detail’s blog, click here.
Oh my God, how good does this look? There is an ugly Christmas sweater party happening tonight and this is calling our name. I am so in love with Sangria and adding vanilla and pomegranate into the mix for the winter season makes me so excited!! Off to Real (the grocery/market here) I go! More information on this delicious recipe from How Sweet it is here.
Pomegranate Vanilla Sangria
serves 4? (depends on how much you drink!)
- 1 large navel orange, sliced
- 1 large apple, chopped
- 1 large pear, chopped
- the arils of 1 pomegranate
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 vanilla beans
- 1 1/2 bottles of red wine (I bought a Spanish red wine)
- 2 cups of sparkling pomegranate soda (bought mine at Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1/2 cup sugar (possibly more depending on your wine)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Add orange slices, apples, pears, cinnamon sticks and pomegranate arils to the bottom of a big pitcher. Pour wine, pomegranate juice/soda, brandy, sugar and vanilla extract over top. Scrape vanilla beans out of their pods and add to the mix. Then throw the entire empty vanilla beans in. Mix with a giant spoon to really combine everything.
- Place in the fridge for about 1 hour before serving. Taste to determine if you’d like more sugar, and if so – add it! Spoon some of the fruit into glasses before pouring, then add ice and sangria on top.
Note: If you can’t find the pomegranate soda, I would sub 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice + 1/2 cup ginger ale or club soda. Taste before adding your sugar in case it is super sweet.
Its the last Friday before Christmas so I am gobbling up as many Christmas decorations as I can before the end of the holiday. - at the Celle Christmas Market
We’ve played mom and pop to a wonderfully cute puppy all week.
Tyler’s Mom is in town!! We picked her up Wednesday and took in some sights.
During family skate at our Wolfsburg Grizzle Christmas Party, I decided to dress in Tyler’s smelly gear and run out onto the ice. Everyone had a good laugh and the manager ask me to sign for next years season.
MY NEW ADDICTION! Its (nothing fancy) hand creme in a vintage looking tin and its all over Germany. Packaging gets me every time.
Thank you so very much for the kind words! Enjoy! xoxo
Firstly, I am seriously loving these tones for any party. Secondly, there are wonderful DIY ideas all over Elizabeth Anne’s post. And thirdly, I am in love with her name (mainly because if you made one little switch - change the z to an s, we would have the absolute same name). Find out more about Elizabeth Anne’s Designs: The Wedding Blog and see more of these beautiful pictures here. Ps. if anyone needs any christmas gift ideas for me this year, vintage china would be just fine. Just kidding.. but seriously. :)
Hello possible Christmas gifts! I have been dreaming of caramel sauce ever since I touched down on German soil in September. I haven’t quiet found the right caramel sauce here - either its too processed & freezes into a hard shell as soon as it touches ice cream, or it just plain old doesn’t taste like caramel. Plus it seems no one here believes in adding a little salt to the taste (which is my favorite). This easy recipe comes from Always with Butter, find these pictures and the recipe, here.
We’ve been busy people over here! Here are just a few things we did this week:
Ty & I had date night in Vorsfelde, Germany. I was obsessed with the Christmas lights!
We got to dog sit this week! Our favorite doggy got to come over for a few hours to snuggle and play.
My winter nails for our little Girl’s gingerbread “House Party”!
Cheese board for the occasion. We lined the cutting bored with a paper bag and labeled the cheeses and other goodies. It was so yummy!
Our Gingerbread house kits! And my handmade Royal Icing (recipe here)!
It is all the rage lately. Chalkboard paint is not just for the kids playroom anymore, it’s perfect in the bathroom, mudroom, kitchen, hallway… the possibilities are seriously endless. Now they are selling chalkboard paint, chalkboard spray, chalkboard sheets, and chalkboard rolls, so why not indulge in this (very) fun trend? I am so in love with it!
Sunset & Vine
I made my first online shopping purchase in Germany people! (Huge news that I held out this long, back home I am online shopping often, very often). It was a mini one with steals that I couldn’t pass up. One of the purchases might be given away at our girls Christmas party gift swap, but if its too hard to part with, it may just have to stay in my hands (shhhh). Early Christmas gifts to me, right?
Wide Strap Heels €24.75
Beaded Burst Clutch €21.75
Beaded Chain Necklace €8.90
This is an adorable 1st birthday by Sunday Suppers and I am so in love with the simplicity, typeography, and little touches. I feel like I need this burlap sign from etsy, - although I have no idea when, where, or for what occasion I’d need it for. And I love the handwritten signs for the food.. It looks like I may be practicing my printing and cursive a litttttle but more now. Plus, the floral garland? To die for! For more information on this party and creator, click here. All pictures from Sunday Suppers.
This recipe from i am baker looks heavenly. I am running out of ideas for ‘road trip cookies’ and this just might fit the bill next Tuesday. (I make cookies for Tyler and the rest of the guys on his team every road trip. I got suckered into it, but don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of practicing my baking. Plus getting to try one or two of the goodies is just right, instead of having the whole batch). Find all the information on this recipe and these pictures, here.
Maple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 3 cups rolled oats (I used organic)
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup ripe mashed banana
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup PURE maple syrup (I used organic)
- 1 cup powder sugar
- In mixer on low speed, cream together vanilla, eggs, banana, sugar and 2 sticks room temp. butter. Turn off mixer and add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, raisins and oats. Turn mixer to low for 30 seconds, then medium for about a minute. Do not overmix.
- Place batter in freezer for 15 minutes or fridge for one hour. Using 1/4 measuring cup (or ice cream scoop), scoop batter onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes on 350.
- For GLAZE
- Melt 2 tbsp butter and PURE maple syrup over medium low heat until fully incorporated. Remove from heat and add 1 cup powder sugar. Pour 1-2 tbsp of glaze over each cookie.
Tyler came home to this the other day. Lets just say it didn’t end well for me.
This Filigree monogram bracelet is on my wish list right now.
Doing this in our kitchen asap. Framed family recipes.. Absolutely perfect.
Out with some of my favorite people the other night at the christmas market! This amazing photo was taken by my beautiful friend from the team.
Loving this quote right now. Try to do something remarkable.
I am so copying this idea I saw the other day on Pinterest! Just a few yards of both - red and green - ribbon and you can display your holiday cards from family and friends perfectly (and not to mention beautifully) in your home! I’m going to the craft store right now and putting my cards up next to the front door of our apartment!