Sarah Hearts

Custom Thank You Cards

September 17, 2014

Don't wait until holidays to celebrate your friends. Surprise someone with a handwritten thank you note!

I’m kinda a stationery horder and not a very good stationery sender. I’m just a sucker for pretty patterns and when I spy a cute set of notecards I just have to have them. Which in turn means the container of stationery in my office is stuffed to the brim with unused cards. So I’m trying to break myself of the habit of not using them and put all those pretty cards to use and into the mail.

Rather than wait around for a holiday or even after my birthday I decided to create some cute notes to send to friends to let them know how awesome they are. Because what’s better than sending someone some happy mail? I mean, everyone loves getting something other than a bill in the mail. I created these bold black and white cards on Shutterfly. There are several designs to choose from but you all know I’m a sucker for polka dots and stripes. In just a few clicks I was able to type in my own phrases and customize a set of notecards that are perfect for sending surprise notes to rad friends.

Thank you notes aren't just for holidays. Make a set of fun patterned notecards to surprise your friends with!

To make the notes even more special, I’m sending a few with an instant photos paper clipped to them and an envelope full of confetti. Now the hardest part is just choosing which of the four cards to send to my friends!

These cute patterned cards have been customized with fun sentiments. This would be so fun for thank you notes for a shower or birthday!

This post was created in partnership with Shutterfly. Thanks so much for supporting the brands that keep this blog going!

Meet + Make Fall Workshop

September 15, 2014

Come create a custom painted doormat that's perfect for decorating your home for fall at Meet + Make, a fall workshop hosted by Sarah Hearts at West Elm Orlando.

It’s that time again—time for another Meet + Make! I’m excited to announce that the next workshop is on October 23rd at West Elm Orlando!

We will be creating painted doormats that are perfect for decorating your home for fall and the upcoming holiday season. The ticket price includes all project supplies, a swag bag full of carefully curated goods, and snacks and sips.

If you haven’t been to a Meet + Make before, you definitely should come to this one. Not only will you take home the awesome doormat that you made, you’ll also leave with an awesome swag bag and some great new friends! The last workshop sold out in less than 44 hours so I recommend getting your ticket today!

Buy your tickets today before it sells out!

Links to Love

September 12, 2014

This post has all the perfect links for hosting such a cute sweets themed party! Loving the DIY donut barstools!

There were just too many sweets that just looked too good this week that I couldn’t not share them with you. Pair these birthday cake milkshakes with those donuts barstools and you have the perfect dessert themed party.

1. Birthday cake milkshakes had me at birthday cake.

2. Tassel garland invitations would be perfect for any kind of party.

3. Why not put a donut on it. These donut barstools are just too cute.

I’m also loving:

Sugar & Cloth’s studio. Don’t you just want to live in this space?

This tutorial on how to apply naked eyeshadow.

Ikea’s new papershop collection (via Poppytalk).

Just when I thought I couldn’t love baklava anymore…this version sounds heavenly.

Mimosa Popsicles

September 11, 2014

Can't wait to serve up this frozen version of mimosas next time we do brunch! Love the stamped popsicle sticks too!

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. And weeks that include brunch are the best. I just love how you can pass off both sweet and savory foods at brunch. Quiches, casseroles, fruit, pastries. Who doesn’t love sleeping in and pigging out on that stuff?

Yet no brunch is really complete without mimosas, the brunch-ing staple on everyone’s menu. But I think mimosas can get kinda boring and bland. So I’ve fixed that problem and made some icy cold mimosas using my favorite all-natural Natalie’s juices and I’m positive you’re going to want to serve at your next brunch.

As I mentioned last week, I’m a total orange juice snob. So I made my version of mimosas with Natalie’s orange juices. I used an assortment of their orange juices (mango orange is my fave) to create fresh citrus popsicles. You just place them in a glass, pour champagne over them, and sip on it as it melts into a delicious mimosa.

Watch the video above to learn how to make this icy version of the brunch classic. I’ve included a few tips on making the perfect pops too.

- Assorted Natalie’s orange juices (I used orange, orange mango, orange pineapple, and honey tangerine)
- Champagne or sparkling wine

- Popsicle mold, I used this one
- Wooden popsicle sticks
- Rubber alphabet stamps, I used this set
- Permanent waterproof ink pad
- Washi tape or any type of removable tape
- Permanent marker
- Glassware to serve your drinks in

Love the idea of using assorted fresh juices to make popsicle mimosas and bellinis.

Since I used four different juices, I stamped the name of each juice on the popsicle sticks. This makes them a fun treat for serving a crowd since guests can easily choose which flavor they want. And with all of Natalie’s different juices, it’s so hard to choose!

This version of mimosas is so much more fun than traditional ones! Love the idea of using assorted orange juices like pineapple and mango orange. Yum!

Natalie’s also makes fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and I think that would make a delicious mimosa too. So it’s your in the mood for something a bit more tart, you can give that a try.

Love the idea of letting guests choose their own mimosa flavor with these cute popsicles. So cute for a brunch shower!

This post was created in partnership with Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company. As always, I only partner with brands that I truly love and I love Natalie’s! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that help me make delicious recipes like this one.