September 15, 2014
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!
September 12, 2014
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.
September 11, 2014
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.
- 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
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!
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.
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.
September 10, 2014
As part of our DIY kitchen update I’m planning on painting the dining room. If you may recall from our house tour, the dining room is currently a warm yellow and one wall has a bold chevron print that I painted. Since we’re going to be lightening up our kitchen by painting the cabinets white, I thought it would be nice to brighten up and refresh the dining room too.
I’ve enjoyed the chevron accent wall but I really don’t want to keep the current color palette so I’m thinking of wallpapering over it. There are so many options it’s hard to know where to start! I’m playing with the idea of designing my own pattern and getting it printed on removable wallpaper so if I ever want to go back to the yellow chevron pattern I can.
Here’s a closer look at the pattern I created, which is based of one of my favorite wallpapers I’ve designed. My first thought was using gray and a mustard yellow since the other walls are going to be painted a light gray.
I’m really loving the gray and yellow pattern but I thought it would be fun to share a couple other options I photoshoped.
Which color palette is your favorite? Do you think this would look fab in another palette? I’d love to know!