Party Planning: "Spring Bling"
As ME Catering starts to gear up for our one of our busier months, it seems as though love is in the air. We have two weddings coming up and a handful of showers sprinkled in between. To keep with the trend, Hostess with the Mostest shares this beautiful party - full of girly and “blingy” details. Click here to find more information, including all these pictures. ...
DIY: Rustic Cake Stand
This wonderful idea is brought to you by Once Wed! With our catering, cake stands like these are a hot commodity and this is an inexpensive way of creating a rustic or garden themed tablescape. Further information (including this how to and these pictures) can be found here What You’ll Need A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval), A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb (Make sure the top and bottom...
Adorable! For more informations and these photos, click here!
For the Home: Patina
I recently fell in love with the cutest golden retriever and secretly considered getting a dog for Tyler’s birthday today. Since he moved to Germany this past year, he has not stopped talking about pups, namely labs, and wants nothing more than a little companion. Trying to be level headed and travel conscious (we’d be taking the poor little guy back and forth from the States to...
Recipe: Strawberry Champagne Spritzers
And it’s healthy! All you need is: 1 bottle Sake – any kind will do 1 bottle Champagne 1 pint strawberries 6 meyer lemons 3-4 springs of mint Vanilla Stevia Recipe, pictures, and more on how to make these, here!
Fashion: Marc by Marc Jacobs
MARC BY MARC JACOBS KITTY ST. JAMES BALADINE $278.00
Party Planning: Little Outdoorsman
This adorable party is from Hostess with the Mostest. This reminds me of summers at the lake with my family and most importantly my brother, he always was a little fisherman when he was young, I wonder if this would be fitting still for a thirty year old. Pictures and all other information on the party here.
DIY: Recycled Wine Corks
These are absolutely brilliant! Coming from a “wino” family, these letters would be easy to make a would be loved by all. All you need are corks (lots of them), a wooden letter cutout, hot glue, hanging brackets, and these instructions!
Travel: Road Trip
Before the holidays, I had surprised Tyler with a two night vacation to the Snake River Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (which I highly recommend if you are traveling to that area by the way). As time passed and as we really started to organize the trip we wanted to add features that both of us had never done: I had never done a road trip and Ty had never visited some of the most popular and well...
Party Planning: Carmel Apple Bar
When so many people are celebrating their weddings and other events with dessert bars, cupcake bars, ice cream bars and the list goes on, I love the idea of doing a carmel apple bar. I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this concept, but I love the idea of it being different. I love how manageable these crab apples are and all I can imagine are the endless possibilities of different...
For the home: Mecox Gardens
I have finally made it home from Ty’s and my road trip through Colorado and Wyoming! I tried hard to keep up with posts, but as the trip ended, it became a little too hard. I can’t wait to sort though photos and show you all a bit of my journey. While in Jackson, WY we constantly came across antler products (namely Elk antlers-they are shed yearly) and I fell in love with a wreath...
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DIY: Glass Vases
These beautiful painted glass vases are thought up of Sugar and Charm. Find the vases anywhere - even the 99 cent store! - and follow the painting directions (and these pictures) here.
For the Home: The Man Registry
Engraved Old Fashioned Drinking Jars $34.00
Recipe: Honeyed pears in puff pastry
For the recipe, follow here
Party Planning: Milk & Cookies Party
Anne Powers thought up this adorable idea for her daughter’s 1st birthday. This can truly be a terribly amazing theme for any party in my family - we all are very well known for our big sweet tooth’s. For more on this party, including these pictures, check out A. Party Style.
For the home: Peg and Awl
Tub Caddy made of Reclaimed Oak from a Broken Down Hardware Store $110
Fashion: Braided Crown
Follow all the directions and find these photos here!
Travel: Palm Springs
It’s been non-stop lately - between having Tyler freshly home from his season in Germany, working, doing daily errands, and the million of vacations planned this month. Ty and I got to join my parents this weekend at the J.W. Marriott in Palm Springs and it was absolutely gorgeous. We got to work on tans (I am still slightly darker), enjoy some golf (well Ty and my dad did),...
101 things to do with Cupcake Liners
Here are all the ideas!
For the home: Clutch Clip
I can honestly say that Jeff Rubio is a genius. I am a firm believer in making lunches and often do so when I have a long shift at work (it keeps me from devouring all the goodies at the Coffee Bean down the street). These sack lunch clutch clips are fashionable and awesome for carrying around. I will be the first person in line as soon as I find out where these are sold. Information on...
Party Planning: Cupcake Fondu
I would like this now, right now.. Cupcakes, chocolate, and sprinkles is my mom’s and my relationship in a nutshell. But in all honesty, the idea of Cupcake Fondu is a very fun one. This could be a great activity to do with your mom for Mother’s day, with girlfriends - over a glass (or bottle) of wine, with your love - and some candle light, or with your kids - line tables with...
DIY: Sidewalk Chalk Paint
With the weather turning out to be rather nice in Southern California now (the abnormal slush and frost is officially behind us and sunny skies and highs of 90s are here to stay!), kids are going to love you with this idea from Idea Room. With a little cold water, cornstarch, and food coloring, the kids can stay occupied for hours this Mother’s Day weekend (you can thank me later for the...
Party Planning: Ice Cream Bar
During the summer, especially in Southern California, many of our guests are begging for something to cool down with. Here is an idea that we’ve done many times and is a huge favorite with the crowds. Often we pair the ice cream cones with a sprinkle or toppings bar to make the perfect summertime treat. Use this idea (from 100 Layer Cake) for making these unbelievably cute cone stands and I...
Recipe: Fruit Brushetta
This looks like something I could definitely enjoy on a warmer day like today! Peach, Strawberry, and Banana Bruschetta (recipe and pictures from here, and Gourmet August 1994, but really epicurious.com) 16 ½-inch-thick slices crusty Italian or French bread 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter 1½ tablespoons sugar 1½ tablespoons cinnamon, or to taste 1 peach, peeled, pitted, and cut...
Fashion: ALLSAINTS SPITALFIELDS
This is the most eye-catching tribal print I have seen all season and I would die to have this dress in my closet right now. It comes in two different tones and I cannot make up my mind as to which one I’d want more. Aztec Dress $460
Fashion: ALLSAINTS SPITALFIELDS
To add to this tribal print obsession, here is the same print in a skirt. Seriously, I am in love and will stand on the roof tops declaring this. Aztec Skirt $299
For the home:
Someday in the future, this could be an unbelievably beautiful way to share a home. Call me a hopeless romantic, but the bedroom sign “you have my whole heart for my whole life” makes me melt. I would honestly design my whole home around just this one sign. The pillows on the bed are such a sweet touch too, I love it!