Recipe: Apfel Zimt Milch Reis
Translated: Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding - If there is anything I have learned from the 500 dinners we’ve had at the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams rink, I know Germans love pudding.. all kinds of pudding. It seems to always be an option at the dessert table and aisles upon aisles of pudding jars fill up the supermarket shelves. This my first German recipe I’ve tried and Mr. T is definitely a...
DIY: Fake Calligraphy
One of my favorite things to give (and receive) are hand written letters. I find there is something so personal in writing a letter (or love note - whatever to want to call it). It timelessly will brighten your day and is something so simple to do. Next time you wish to fill someones day with wonderful words and kindness, try a little fake calligraphy while your at it. This DIY comes from jones...
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I’ve been a bit under the weather this weekend.. I am a 5 foot nothing person and have the bark of a great dane right now. I never knew I could cough like this! But anywho.. I think I need this. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Highlights from this week: We got to spend time with our favorite little buddy this week! We told him we were going for a walk and then put him in the car - he was not too happy. An outfit I wore this week for running errands around town - H&M sweater. Juicy Couture cargos. Forever 21 blouse and necklace. I love birthday parties! We celebrated two this week! Happy birthday Chris...
This is absolutely amazingly wonderful. Mainly because I love mason jars.. and by love, I mean I am obsessed with them. I own boxes and boxes of them and I even own a few sets of redneck wine glasses too - see I told you obsessed. So naturally, this is something I need. Find out more about this wonderful design here. CUPPOW! from Paper Fortress on Vimeo. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Fashion: Endless Summer
Its no secret that am a California girl thru and thru. I am proud of my roots, the beautiful beaches, and wonderful weather. Right now, I have found myself - more so than ever - obsessing over clothing with a vintage beachy feel. It might be because I am tired of the dreary weather and am wishing for summer to come that much sooner.. or maybe its because I know am so far away from an ocean and...
Party Planning: Paper Doll Party
Too stinking cute. Not only is the cake gorgeous, the idea of dressing up paper doll cookies absolutely blows my mind. I wish I was still a 5 year old. Find out more about this fun party theme from Kara’s Party Ideas.. and see all these pictures - here.
Recipe: Rice Krispies Treats
Rice krispies have always been one of my all time favorites. Not only are they absolutely delicious, they are easy to make and you can decorate them as you choose. When I was a kid, it was always the BEST DAY EVER! when I got to help out my Mom with her “top secret rice krispie recipe” (aka the recipe on the back of the cereal box). These pictures come from a post by Cupcakes and...
DIY: Valentine's Day Friendship Bracelets
I ran across this website and have absolutely fallen in love with the idea of Valentine’s day friendship bracelets! Now, I know that there still is a good amount of time between now and the 14th… but that just means you can make more bracelets!! Its perfect for kids, teens, and a sweet gesture for us big kids too. Find out more about this DIY and see all these pictures here!
For the Home: Valentines Cards
Warning: I have become really gushy and seem to be seriously excited for Valentine’s Day (sheesh). But here are a few sweet (& hilarious) Valentine’s Day cards featured on ETSY. I am loving the first one and maybe the second one too. Decisions, decisions. You’re My Favorite Bed Hog Card $4.00 My Life Would Suck Without You $3.00 I Like You Card $4.25 You’re...
This past week has been filled with lazy days, kindness, and good news. Last night Ty surprised me by suggesting we pick out music for our wedding day. Making these for the guys trip - in honor of Girl Scout Cookie season of course! I have a serious crush on dainty rings like these. A few easy painting projects completed this week. One more to go. I just found my perfect...
New things to the site!
The site got a little update! Now you can follow me on both Pinterest and Twitter! Plus you can online shop from a few of my favorite stores! Another new feature is the comment/reactions button on the bottom of my posts. Feel free to give any and all feedback - I’m so excited to hear from you all!! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Fashion: Old Navy
I swear it started as just online browsing this morning… but quickly things turned into online shopping - whoops. During my high school days, I decided to write off the whole Old Navy brand - mainly because I felt I was far too cool for all my old jr. high digs - but now, after seeing countless cute things in magazines, I have inserted foot. I found myself some seriously wonderful things on...
Party Planning: Reverie Magazine
Today I took an unexpected road trip to help out a friend. On the way to our destination, we talked about this new magazine and thought it was a perfect tool to help me with planning my wedding. Find out more about Reverie and read the magazine here!
Recipe: Banana Bread Pancakes
As difficult as it is to see Tyler injured, its nice to play hooky every once in a while. The other morning, we both got to sleep in late and then make breakfast together. We tried this recipe for banana bread pancakes and they were a-maz-ing. (Diet what?) Mr. T decided he wanted to make them “his size” and lets just say they were huge pancakes rich enough for a king, so I recommend...
DIY: SJP Curls
Who doesn’t love Carrie and all of her hair greatness? Bite your tongue if you don’t.. Bite it. I personally am a HUGE fan and because of that, my head looks like an aliens right now (Tyler’s words.. not mine). I probably should have waited to try this when he was away at practice or on a roadtrip, but I just couldn’t. Learn all about Love Maegan’s hair...
Fashion: Jason Wu for Target
Have you heard yet?! Jason Wu is the new specialty designer for Target! This is huge news for me - I’m a bit behind with information from the States since I am here in a foreigncountry and all. See the complete collection here. I have my eyes on the blue stripe dress above.
For the home: Nice
Since Valentine’s day is coming up: Banners $32.00- $38.00 xoxo, Sunset & Vine
I DIE! I can’t wait to try this DIY from Honestly WTF!! This has been my week: Lots of coffee and lots of reading. I really can’t complain. Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin Can’t wait to try this Sock Bun DIY from Made in Pretoria I love this video from David Shiyang Liu. Be Creative. Look what we found at our super market! USA section complete with...
Party Planning: Sunny & Playful "Hello Kiddo"
I absolutely love the vintage and retro feel of this party by Jesi Haack. Not to mention, the sunshine colors and chevron stripes are amazing. This “Hello Kiddo” themed party was a breakfast brunch featured on Hostess with the Mostess a few days back. Find out more about the party, and see all these pictures, here!
Recipe: Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
Tyler’s been out with an injury lately, but that hasn’t stopped me from baking up some goodies for the team. On their last roadtrip to Munich, I baked up these heavenly cookies and I almost didn’t want to part with them. With the handful I did end up saving for us, we realized they were even better the next day. Oreo Cheesecake Cookies Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake...
DIY: Carnival Marquee Letters
I have always loved the look of these Carnival Marquee Letters for a fun event or as decoration for a room in the home. I’ve previously found pricey “real deals” on websites like Urban Outfitters and Etsy, but I couldn’t wrap my head around spending hundreds of dollars for just one letter. Luckily, Ruffled came up with the perfect alternative, find out more about this...
Fashion: Rainy Days
It has been raining non-stop since coming home from Davos, Switzerland.. So, these four things have been on my radar lately because of the seriously crummy weather (boo): TopShop leopard umbrella, $30 Juicy couture shoes, $115 TopShop cable knit hat, £8 Miss Selfridge printed sweater, £42 xoxo, Sunset & Vine 1 2 3
For the home: The Hungover Cookbook
We did some celebrating last night and I could really use this right now.. The Hungover Cookbook $8.00
Party Planning: Pots & Beer Tasting
Such a cute idea for a birthday party! This idea was featured on Hostess with the Mostess and I don’t know any man that would turn down a party involving beer.. and lots of it. I love the details and how cute is the tasting/voting station? Find out more about this fun party (and find these pictures & others too) here. Cheers! xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Heres a few extra snaps taken during Christmas and New Years: Merry Christmas! Love, the Grizz team & Mr. & Ms. Dolly Parton (gone wrong). Never gets old! A little prank the boys played while at the Spengler cup. Every piece of furniture in the hallway of the hotel. The snow falling outside of our hotel room in Davos, Switzerland! Another item that is seriously on my wish...
Recipe: Honey & Toasted Nutmeg Ice Cream
Despite wet and cold German temperatures, ice cream and I are still BFFs. Since today’s winter time high is supposed to be 6* C (woohoo!) and SUNNY (double woohoo!) there is a great possibility I will be attempting to tackle this recipe from Seven Spoons. For more information on this Honey & Toasted Nutmeg Ice Cream (including recipe notes and these pictures) click here. * And p.s....
For the home: Journals
Lately I have felt the need to jot my thoughts down more often, so I decided to search around for something fun. While on my hunt for a new journal, I came across a wonderful blog by the name of Creature Comfort which happened to feature these adorable handmade books. To find out more about these books, including links to purchase, click here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
DIY: Rock Bottle Stoppers
I have had a huge weakness for colored crystals lately and am really loving this DIY from Camille Styles. Its quite easy as well, all you need is a few cork stoppers, some beautiful rocks, a hot glue gun, and twine. Find out more about this wonderful project and find all these pictures here. xoxo, Sunset & Vine
Happy New Year everyone! 2011 brought me many wild experiences and lots & lots of change: I got engaged, moved away from my childhood home, and became a resident of a foreign country. Although all of that will be pretty hard to top, I think 2012 will be just as exciting (if not more). This past October, I stubbled upon a project of goals - Twelve by 2012. As I made my list, I decided on...
Travel: Davos, Switzerland
We’re back from Davos, Switzerland and had such a great time! The trip lasted 5 days and the town seemed to get more and more beautiful each and every day. Since we were there for the Spengler Cup, Ty’s mom and I got to tour the town while he focused on hockey.. It was nice to steal him away for a sled ride or two though. Her and I got to travel up to Jakobshorn, giving us unreal views...