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May01 Summer cocktail 2013
Summer is upon us (or already here for those of us lucky enough to live in warm places!), which means that porch-sitting, backyard-barbecuing, and cocktail-drinking are top priority.
The lovelies over at Valley & Co sent us this yummy recipe for a Blood Orange + Mint Sunset. Enjoy!
What you’ll need:
blood oranges || 1 oz. blood orange liqueur || .5 oz. gin || seltzer water || a handful of mint leaves || ice || fine grained sugar
Dampen the rim of a low ball glass and dip in sugar. Muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom the low ball. Add ice, blood orange liqueur and gin. Stir and top with seltzer water. Serve with orange wedges and mint leaves as garnish. Cheers!
Editor’s note: if you want a mocktail version, substitute the liqueur with blood orange juice and omit the gin.
Images and recipe courtesy of Valley & Co Lifestyle
Mar21 Insta Wall 2013
I have a few awkwardly small wall spaces in my house that I never quite know what to do with. I feel the urge to cover every wall while still having clean space. It’s kind of an ongoing dilema.
I recently saw this idea for covering a small wall and I really love it. Let’s not worry for now about the fact that a lot of my Instagram photos (of what I ate for lunch) aren’t going to be great art pieces. Instead, let’s focus on the fact that some corner of the internet houses photos of some really amazing memories. Wouldn’t it be so fun to have a way to display them like this?
You could do this with polaroids or old postcards you gather up at estate sales and vintage shops. Really, it’s a pretty versatile idea.
I did some research on getting my Insta photos printed, and it’s a lot easier and cheaper than I imagined it might be. Printstagram look like my favorite option. Leave other suggestions in the comments if you have experience ordering from different places!
I’m off to go take cooler Instagram pictures. Wish me luck.
Photo from Poppytalk.
Valentine’s Day is in two days! I know so many of you darlings visit from Grey Likes Weddings, so here’s a bit of inspiration for throwing a perfect little early morning Valentine’s breakfast for your new or soon-to-be husband–complete with printable banners and tags, of course.
The lovely Jacy from Hyssop Design created this perfect lavender and gold printable suite of goodies just for Nesting readers! I love breaking away from the typical red and pink, and of course adding sparkle. That’s a requirement.
Feb07 Valentine’s Sussies 2013
Oh my dear, Valentine’s Day is in 7 days! I’m a super fan of the holiday. Well, really, I’m a fan of any reason to throw a little sparkle on something and celebrate. One of my favorite things about holidays is the opportunity to hand make a little something to give away to the people I love and appreciate. One of my dearest friends calls these little somethings “sussies.” Apparently it’s a southern thing, and I think its adorable. So we’re going with it!
Here’s a roundup of some great DIY projects for making sussies for your friends, family, co-workers, or maybe even random neighbors and the mail man. It’s a perfect excuse to spread a little love!
Clockwise from the top left:
1. How adorable is this handmade card? All you need is birthday candles! [via Real Simple]
2. DIY Quill of DATE NIGHT Arrows?! Stop it right now. [via one of our most fave gals ever at Sugar & Cloth]
3. Little felt candle holders. Perfect quick and easy sussy! I especially love this one for co-workers and maybe for your kids to take to their friends at school. [via Purl Bee]
4. DIY treat bags. There are a million cute ways to make Valentine’s cookies and candies, but I think its ALL about the presentation. How adorable is this bag you can print yourself? [via Twig & Thistle]
Don’t you just love LOVE? Happy DIY-ing, ladies!
Sep28 Fall Dinner Party Inspiration 2012
I love love LOVE Fall. I can’t get enough. Here’s a perfect little Fall Dinner Party inspiration board. The weather begs for a fire and chunky sweaters, and the endless rich Fall recipes with pumpkin, apples, figs, and more make it the best time to share a meal with friends. Keep it simple or get detailed–either way, inviting friends into your home will be sweet!
You can see all of these ideas and lots more on our Fall Dinner Party Pinterest board!
Images: Calligraphed menus from Pinterest (original source unknown), La Tavola Sequin Chevron Linens, Table Design from Williams Sonoma, Apple Cider from Country Living, Pashmina party favors from Yadis Closet on Etsy, Honeyed Fig Crostadas from Food & Wine, Most Adorable Fall Outfit EVER from Gap, Cozy living room fire from Classy in the City