Friday, February 27

follow friday // instagram faves

we made it, it's friday. maybe you need a little inspiration to get you through to happy hour? i'm here to help. it's follow friday and here are my faves from the week;)

| from top left to right |

love the cactus display @almostmakesperfect shared | need this pillows in my life via @treasuresandtravels | thinking we need to dedicate a bathtub to champagne next weekend in palm springs like this one via @eatsleepwear | @laurenswells makes want to spend the rest of this day in a cute little coffee shop | but let's be honest, i'd actually rather have a cocktail and @waitingonmartha's pic is only making that craving worse | and finally i'm gonna go out and buy some more flowers today to make minis to celebrate the weekend like did

who are your faves to follow?

Thursday, February 26

balloon invite + cocktail kit // diy

i created a fun take on the typical invite for oh so beautiful paper this week. stop by to check out how to make your invites on balloons and then assemble a mini cocktail kit to hand out with it! i love how this one turned out and now need to host a cocktail party and recreate these in real life.

Tuesday, February 24

tangerine twist // cocktails

i've kind of made cocktail tasting my hobby these past few weeks. my big birthday bash is coming up in 2 weeks and i need to find a couple to serve at our palm springs getaway! i'm crossing my fingers that the weather is decent and the pool party will be able to take place, which means i'll need some refreshing and fruity cocktails to serve. this one got a thumbs up. not only is it super fizzy and refreshing, it's pretty darn healthy and won't ruin that bikini bod i've worked so hard for… totally kidding, about the bikini bod;) it is healthy though.

- grapefruit perrier (or any sparkling water/soda)
- an orange
- a lemon
- a lime

1. add 2 oz. of the tangerine vodka to a shaker

2. squeeze in 1 half of each piece of fruit (orange, lemon and lime)

3. add ice, shake and pour into your glass

4. top with sparkling water

5. serve and garnish with slices of fruit!

this is one of those that goes on the list of large batch cocktails. and how pretty would it look in a drink dispenser with fruit slices on top?

[ skinnygirl vodka provided by coyne pr for use in this post ]

Monday, February 23

mimosa caddy // diy

we all know everyone loves getting a bottle of wine as a host/hostess gift, but adding a little something extra is a great way to show that you actually put some effort into your gift, and you didn't just grab a bottle collecting dust from your wine cabinet. a fun way to do that is to create a mini mimosa kit! perfect for your girlfriends hosting a little gathering.

you know those boxes that hold a few bottles of your fave wine or champs? don't throw them away anymore! i added a quick coat of primer followed by some pink spray paint and a half hour later had the perfect caddy. fill with a bottle of champagne, a single serving of oj, a festive glass and even some garnish for flavor like mint!

final step: bring, gift, accept oohs, aahhs and compliments;)

do you guys have any go to hostess gifts?

Friday, February 20

wild at heart shoot for white magazine

happy friday everyone! i have some gorgeous images for you today from a shoot that i was lucky enough to be a part of. with a mix of rustic and glam, this design could not have been closer to the style i love working in. i sent some watercolor pieces all the way to australia for the team at nomad styling to style. here are just a few of my favorites shot by enchanted wedding photography.

amazing right? you can visit the rest of the creatives that helped make this shoot happen or get a copy of the issue white magazine that it was published in.
concept + design: nomad styling
fashion styling: rosie hamshere
hair + makeup: momu hair and makeup
models: shae rowbottom + timothy downsborough