margo’s first birthday is my fave

July 29, 2015

Our round faced little girl turned one. We celebrated with a small, backyard ice cream party (with leftover soft pretzels) and made a tin can cake for her to pick the frosting off of. Simple, but just right for a one-year-old.
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first birthday party

Besides Margo, the confetti balloons I bought from The Sugar Confetti Shop were my favorite part. One popped the other day and it was a delightful shower of confetti, that I promptly scooped up and saved of course.

Happy first birthday sweet girl.

invitation designed by Kirsten Bingham

sources: confetti balloons, striped spoons, triangle cups, triangle party hat, ice cream cups, ice cream bubbles

a pretzel party is my fave

July 21, 2015

I present to you, the universal party theme. Works for birthdays, wedding showers (tying the knot), Bar Mitzvahs, kids, adults, summer, winter – you name it.

soft pretzel party
soft pretzel party
soft pretzel party

Soft pretzels, I salute you.

See more details right here on Julep.

gallery walls + minted art are my fave (giveaway!)

June 25, 2015

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Whenever I’m asked about where to buy art, I suggest Minted. I’m not just saying that because I write for their blog, it really is my favorite source. They feature a variety of artists, the quality is top notch, it’s affordable, and you can choose to have it framed.

Randi had asked me for some advice on art for her home so I proposed a makeover of sorts. She would tell me where she wanted it and I would pick out the prints and arrange it all for her. She accepted, brave soul. Here are the results.

The before:
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The after:
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Art Sources (clockwise from top left):
Tracks by Holly Royval
Young and Free by June Letters Studio
Drift by Naomi Ernest
Scribble Rhino by Noelle Stolworthy
To the Ski Slopes by Alston Wise
Lula by Parima Studio
United States Map by GeekInk Design

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In the dining area we decided a ledge would be perfect to arrange a couple prints and objects that can be switched up easily.

The before:
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The after:
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Art Sources:
Tangerine by Alexandra Dzh
Messy Dots by Erin Niehenke

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Feeling motivated to get art hung on your empty walls? One lucky reader will win $500 credit to Minted! To be eligible to win all you need to do before eod Monday, June 29th is comment on this post telling me what print you would love to own. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by me via email. Good luck!

It’s come to my attention that the comment section is not working properly. While I try to fix it, comment on this Instagram post for entry.

cake in a box is my fave

June 23, 2015

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This is one of my favorite collaborations to date. I put together three dessert themed boxes to celebrate the launch of Trifle Cosmetics since the entire line is inspired by sweets. They’ll be giving away each of them and this week it’s all about the cake. Enter right here on their Instagram page and keep your eyes peeled for the ice cream and donut boxes to follow.

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the universal gift is my fave

June 15, 2015

salt and straw ice cream

I’m stating that sending ice cream in the mail is the universal gift but I guess technically that’s not true. It wouldn’t be nice to give to someone who is lactose intolerant. Or someone not eating sugar or some nonsense. It’s more universal because it fits for every occasion.

Just had a baby? Send ice cream for that.
Going through a break up? Send ice cream for that.
New house? Send ice cream for that.
Really bummed because you just watched the episode of Good Wife where Will dies? Send ice cream for that.

salt and straw ice cream

There are a few different shops that send pints in the mail (just ask the google) but I love Salt & Straw’s flavors and packaging. And it’s dang good ice cream. Maybe the best ever.

salt and straw ice cream

At $65 + shipping, it’s not the most economical treat but you can quote me when I say, “Worth it.”

This is in no way sponsored. I just really love ice cream.


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