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Sep 20, 2011
Johanna

{Autumn Drink} Signature Cocktail

Creating your own signature cocktail it’s a great way to add a personal touch to any event. The perfect signature drink can coordinate with the event’s mood, colors, season and theme. You can even have fun with it and name your cocktail!

I think a Pomegranate Martini will align well with an autumn event. Check out the delish recipe below!

wedding signature drink

Ingredients:
– 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
– 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
– 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
– Cup of ice
– Splash of sparkling water (optional)
– Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Directions:
Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

Did you include a signature drink in your special event? If so, please share!

Recipe from Oprah.com
Martini Picture

Sep 13, 2011
Johanna

{Pinterest Pretties} Fall Weddings

I’m completely hooked on Pinterest! Since Autumn is almost here, I began lurking around for some Fall wedding inspiration. It is such a beautiful time to have a wedding. Enjoy the eye candy!

1. Couple Walking in the Forest via My Wedding Obession
2. Anthropologie Inspired Wedding via Green Wedding Shoes
3. Ruffled Ombre Cake via Wedding Chicks
4. Outdoor Fall Wedding via Etsy Blog

Have you checked us out on Pinterest? You can find us HERE!

Aug 19, 2011
Johanna

Free! First Day of School Signs

My oldest son begins preschool this Monday. He is super excited about it. My parents had the tradition of taking pictures of me and sisters on the first day of school. I plan to carry on that tradition with my kids. I designed these fun 1st day of school signs to go along with the pictures. The signs include nursery school up to twelfth grade. You can also modify the school year and child’s age.

FREE 1st Day of School Printable SignFREE Printable First Day of School Sign

Want your own set of signs? All you have to do is become a fan on our facebook page, and you’ll have instant access to download them.  For those of you who already started school, you can always do a retake of the first day. No one will ever know ;)

I hope you enjoy them!

Aug 15, 2011
OSP

Find us on…

Last month, Tara from Baby Lifestyles reached out to us to see if we wanted to contribute on their upcoming magazine issue. We didn’t hesitate for a second and went to work. That’s how our “Endless Summer” shoot was born!

Their August/September issue is finally out. It’s shock full of great inspiration and eye candy. Check it out HERE.

Thanks so much for this opportunity Tara!

Aug 10, 2011
Yadira

Rolled Paper Flowers

While looking for inspiration for our “End of Summer” shoot, we came across this fun and easy tutorial to make rolled paper flowers that the talented Emily from Jones Design Company posted a few months ago. We thought that since we loved it so much you would too. So head over to her blog to check it out.

Paper Flower Tutorial

Enjoy!

Aug 9, 2011
Yadira

Endless Summer…

Even though we still have some time left before summer is officially over, we wanted to share with you some inspiration just in case you are planning an “End of Summer” celebration.

We designed this entire party around the watermelon color palette–pinks, reds, greens and creme for a great summer feel. Snacks included tomato, basil & mozzarella crostinis, BLT sandwiches, and baked mac & cheese. The table featured apple & watermelon sailboats, watermelon bites topped with fluff cream cheese and mint, and refreshing melon skewers. The party also included pink cupcakes with chocolate chips, watermelon iced cookies, and paper cones filled with cotton candy and popcorn.

A handmade paper bouquet decorated the center of the table. And, our “End of Summer” party collection printables brought everything together.

End of Summer party

Watermelon bites, watermelon balls

Watermelon drinks

We poured watermelon and raspberry punch into an hallowed out watermelon to add a great statement piece.

Gradient decorated cake and invitation

The cake was pink-colored vanilla with mini chocolate chips to give the seeded effect of a watermelon (when sliced). It was also decorated with the very popular green ombre look.

Decorations

One of the reasons we love our “End of Summer” Printable Collection is because it can be used on many special occasions–from a pool party to a fun birthday party. The collection is available in our SHOP now.

Aug 8, 2011
Johanna

{Freebie} Back to School Supply List

I can’t believe how fast summer is going by! Have you started your back to school shopping yet? Stay organized with this super cute back to school supply list.

Back to School List

Just click HERE to download.

Happy shopping!

Jul 29, 2011
Nicolle

Fabulous Fabric Coasters

Lately, I’ve been obsessing over beautiful fabrics and patterns (can you tell?).  As I was browsing Etsy, I chanced upon some really stylish fabric coasters so I had to share them with you all!

Aren’t these so cute? I can totally see myself using them at my next party.How do you see yourself using these fabulous coasters?

Image Credits:

Bird Coasters by Coasters for You

Reversible Polka Dot & Temple Garland Coasters by Love My Coasters

Mod Flowers Coasters by Jennifer Sews

Jul 27, 2011
Nicolle

DIY: Fabric Ombre Garland

The ombre style has been gaining huge popularity recently and I can see why! I love the light to dark gradient effect. I’ve mostly seen this ombre style used on hair, but I must say that I’m super excited Ashley from Under the Sycamore shared this fun DIY tutorial showing us that this ombre style isn’t just for hair anymore.

In this tutoral, Ashley shows us how to take a twin size sheet and easily turn it into a beautiful ombre garland by simply cutting it into strips, tying the strips onto a cord and dyeing them. I really love how the color pops on the fabric. She’s using hers for a baby shower she’s hosting, but you can customize this garland for any occasion!

This is just one of the many ways you can use this ombre garland!

For full instructions on how to create this great garland click here.

Happy crafting!

Image Credits:

Under the Sycamore

Jul 25, 2011
Nicolle

DIY: Fabric Backed Business Cards

The lovely Amanda from Here’s Looking at Me, Kid has shared a super creative idea on how to create a customizable  fabric backed business card. This DIY tutorial is seriously easy to follow and I’m certain you’ll have an amazing time choosing pretty fabrics that represent you!

For the full tutorial and instructions click here. Trust me, anyone who sees your one-of-a-kind business card will be incredibly impressed!

Happy crafting!

Image Credits:

Here’s Looking at Me, Kid

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