Inspiration to-go {mother nature}

I found the most beautiful leaf in our backyard the other day and I just had to snap a photo. The lines, the colors everything made me swoon. Happy Friday my friends!

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Be Unexpected…

I absolutely love this quote…hope it inspires you today. xoxo

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Behind the Scenes {signature cocktail recipe}

At parties, and baby showers especially I really like to offer one signature cocktail giving guests the option of adding alcohol if they like. This keeps things simple, and keeps the guests that don’t drink in mind while still offering a great signature drink for all. For Emily’s baby shower we served a pale pink drink I dubbed “Baby’s blush tonic”. A mixture of pink lemonade, sparkling water and honey with a splash of gin for those that wanted a bit of a kick. The drinks were a huge hit!

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We served the drinks in these great bottles, from Specialty Bottles.

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The drinks were very simple to make and are absolutely delicous! I hope you enjoy! Cheers.

Behind the Scenes {DIY Tea Bar}

So excited to be bringing you a behind the scenes look at Emily’s Baby’s shower. One of the best parts of the day was the Loose Leaf Tea Bar. This was a bar overflowing with all different types of teas. Guests were invited to create their own custom tea blend in an adorable animal topped jar. The jars were sourced from Specialty Bottles (a great resource), and then painted & topped with toy animals. I found the tea in bulk from San Francisco Herb Co and they had great prices on the tea strainers in bulk as well. One thing I think guests really enjoyed were the signs next to each tea variety. Each tea was labeled with it’s flavor profile and drinking characteristics!

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We used Emily’s mother’s vintage tea pots as vessels for the teas. This was so perfect and gorgeous, but if you don’t have access to these, simple large glass bowls would be pretty as well.

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Now here is your list in order to create your own tea bar. This would be so darling for a bridal shower, birthday party, or ladies luncheon.

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Photos by Andrea Patricia Photography

For the full post on the shower check out  Style Me Pretty Living.

Mom Monday {Superfood Granola}

I am finally sharing my secret Superfood Granola recipe. I gave this granola to close friends and family for the holidays, and ever since they keep asking me for the recipe (or a refill). The thing I love about this granola is that typically store bought granola is filled with sugars and is definitely not as healthy as it may appear. This granola is sweetened by just a little bit of honey and dates. This recipe over on Relishing It is the basis for my recipe. I made some adjustments to make it my own. It’s a bit of work, but once you have it made it will last for weeks and provide you with an almost instant breakfast for the entire family!

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I actually make batches of this whenever we travel. That way we have a great healthy breakfast or snack no matter where we are in our travels, and I can feel great about what we are eating on the go!

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I hope you all will enjoy this with your families! Happy Mom Monday!

**REMINDER** spots are still available for my next Food to Love workshop right here. Hope to see you there!

 

Inspiration to-go {dwell pattern crush}

Even though we retired these crib sheets with the crib a month ago, I still just adore this Dwell Studio pattern.

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Emily’s Baby Shower on Style Me Pretty Living!

We are all over the moon excited over here! Emily’s baby shower is featured on Style Me Pretty Living!! First of all if you haven’t seen the gorgesousness that is going on over on SMP Living, get over there and check it out..I’ll wait.

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I will be filling you in on more details next week of how you can create this look at home. But in the mean time check out the Style Me Pretty Living feature  here.

Customizable Tattoos!

To compliment our wildly popular TatCards, these customizable tattoos are just hitting our etsy shop. They are perfect for parties, weddings, or can even double as save the dates!

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Rethinking Passover Food

With the abundance of gluten-free and vegan blogs & recipes out there now, it really gives Passover so many new possibilities. There are still the staples that are my grandmother’s recipes like her harroset and Mayeena or Matzah Brie but new foods definitely can find a place at the cedar don’t you think? Here are a few of my favorites to try…

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From the top: Broccoli & Black Bean Salad // frozen Banana Raspberry muffins // potato pancakes with poached eggs

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Cucumber Noodles in Peanut Sauce // Whole Grain Matzah

Mom Monday {birthdays}

Well I cannot believe I am thinking about Piper’s 3rd birthday! She will turn 3 in June, so it is just around the corner. For her first birthday I had the amazing talents of my dear friend Casey, and owner of The Flouring Artisans. Casey created the most amazing dessert table and delicious sugar-less cake for Piper. The party was bright orange and pinks with giraffes.

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For her second birthday Andrea Patricia Photography captured the most amazing photos of the Neon Pink + gold party.

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So now, 3. I would love to try and do something a bit less involved…is that possible for me? I am not sure. I would love to hear your thoughts on birthday parties. Do you go over the top every year or just make it once every few years? Piper’s favorite thing right now definitely is Cinderella and the princesses. How can I do that but still make it a bit more casual? Chime in below.. I would love to know your ideas!! Happy Mom Monday.

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