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Fourth of July Favorite: Watermelon Salsa Recipe
{recipe girl} In the spirit of the holiday weekend and gatherings with friends and family, I wanted to share a favorite recipe that I bring to our family's picnic every year - watermelon salsa. It is literally all the same ingredients as regular salsa, but swapping the tomato for watermelon! It is always a hit and has been requested year after year - hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 1 small watermelon 1 medium red or yellow onion (red onion will add a spicier flavor) cilantro 1 jalapeno...
Summer Fun: Strawberry Toes
What I should really call this post: "What Happens When I Go Crazy With A White Nail Polish Pen". Anyways, I thought you might think it was fun, too. Since it's summer and all, and I'm planning a little strawberry jam tutorial in the coming weeks, I thought this could be a fun little post today. Who said you can't do a polka dot pedicure? What I used: * Essie nailpolish in "tangerine" {though "clam bake" and "geranium" are also favorites of mine!} * Sally Hansen white nail polish pen *...
Stocking the Wedding Bar: The Right Wine at the Right Price {Guest Post Colene Clemens Vineyards}
Today I thought it could be helpful to provide you with insight from a wine professional to help you choose the right wines within each price bracket for your big day, or even for just a weekend get-together. So I invited Mark Bosko, direct sales manager {and groom-to-be} at Colene Clemens Vineyard {a private winery in Newberg, Oregon}, to share some advice and recommendations on choosing the right wine at the right price. Have any questions for the expert? Leave a comment {or send an email}...
Lovely Advice: Be Present
{Jose Villa} Sounds pretty simple, right? Well if there's one thing I've learned over the past year or so it is that, much to the dismay and disbelief of most {and contrary to the millions of blog posts I read}, social media does not make the world go round. Ahhh!!! I know, I said it. I love blogging, tweeting, and checking up on Facebook like we all do, but have realized that all of these activities come and go in waves. For example, when I first joined twitter back in November, I thought...
Mason Jar Sunday: Mason Tea Bag Holders
{Our Labor of Love via Elizabeth Anne Designs} Fancy a spot of tea? Today's masons from Our Labor of Love with the custom tea bags are just making me happy. Hope your Sunday is happy,...
Bloggers {Unveiled}: Alison of The Knotty Bride
Today’s visitor in the Bloggers {Unveiled} series is the most straight-up, real blogger I've met to-date, Alison of The Knotty Bride. Alison takes on real life challenges with a hilarious approach, a real girl who I can really appreciate! So please welcome Alison to the LLD blog today! Blogger {Unveiled}: How did you get started in the wedding world? I’ve always been one of those girls who has a slightly different perspective from most brides, in that I never dreamed about my...
A Frozen Twist on a Signature Cocktail: Watermelon Mojito Popsicles! {via Sugar and Charm}
Can you tell I'm in quite the festive mood lately? I say bring it on, 4th of July - I'm ready! Though our lovely heat wave only lasted a few days here in San Francisco, it's ok, I will continue my quest for warm weather as long as I need to. And in the meantime, I'll just keep looking for beachy inspiration to keep me happy. So today I was thinking about a twist on the modern signature cocktail, especially for you summer brides, where it may be a hot little afternoon before guests head...
Summer Solstice = Tequila Daisy Time!
{phone camera pic, taken at Netties Crab Shack} Happy First Day of Summer! Hope you are all out enjoying the heat! In honor of one of my favorite days of the year {did I mention I LOVE summertime?}, I wanted to share a quick cocktail recipe that I happen to love - the Tequila Daisy. Ingredients: 2 oz tequila 1 oz lime cordial 1 oz fresh raspberry juice Mix all ingredients, shake, and serve with a lime sprig; you've got yourselves a cocktail! This could be a perfect way to incorporate...
Keep Calm and Summer On {Free Download and Weekend Update}
{scroll down to download and print!} Happy Monday, lovelies! Hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was great and relaxing; as I mentioned, I took hubby on a surprise weekend getaway and we took a little road trip down to Paso Robles, about 3 1/2 hours south of San Francisco in the warm and sunny central California, a little wine country that is off the beaten path. He had no idea where we were going, so it was a nice surprise. My friend Chelsea gave me the idea to make a brochure so when I...
Mason Jar Sunday: Pretty & Simple Chandelier
Happy Sunday, lovelies! How about this little mason chandelier crafted by WE Design Studios? Pretty perfect, right? Head on over to their blog to learn all about how they made this little...
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