June 2011

{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 [...]


Summer Fun: Strawberry Toes

by jacin on June 29, 2011

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 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 [...]


Lovely Advice: Be Present

by jacin on June 27, 2011

{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. [...]


Mason Jar Sunday: Mason Tea Bag Holders

by jacin on June 26, 2011

{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, too!


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 [...]


Surf’s Up: Wedding Inspiration

by jacin on June 23, 2011

With summer here and the weather heating up for most of us, I am dreaming of long, sun-filled days at the beach. Little known fact: I own a Stewart Colin McPhillips Noserider, a 9′ 2″ surfboard (almost exactly like the one above), and while I’m no professional, there is nothing I enjoy more than taking [...]


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, [...]


Summer Solstice = Tequila Daisy Time!

by jacin on June 21, 2011

{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. [...]


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