Happy Halloween weekend! This is such a fun time of year, where anything goes when it comes to dress up and decor. I had that thought in mind, when I decorated a few mini ghost pumpkins hanging around the house the other day. The pumpkins are inspired by the adorable #unicorncake(s) I keep seeing over on Instagram.
If there was one beverage you could have on demand this season, what would it be? Champs is a no brainer for me no matter the season, since it’s my go-to for celebrating, entertaining and sipping on the weekends.
But what about you? I see so much talk relating to Pumpkin Spice Lattes during Fall, perhaps that would be your beverage of choice? Wouldn’t it be amazing to enjoy PSL and Champs at the push of a bell?!
I think by now, almost all of us are familiar with the terms, “yes way rosé” and “rosé all day.” Being that I love to entertain, they have both become very much used quotes and hashtags for sharing my rosé beverage posts over on instagram and…they just so happen to describe our beverage plans for Easter Sunday! We love rosé in my house! It’s a spring time must, with a crisp fruity freshness perfect for any gathering. And since I have this thing with pink I especially love its pretty blush hue. Ok I think you get the idea! Now let’s give our easter eggs a quick and easy rosé makeover.
Personal champagne service at the press of a button? Darling you don’t have to say it twice! As an entertaining enthusiast and champs lover at heart, I look forward to the day that I can ring a bell for bubbles on demand, or at least visit the Montage Beverly Hills so I can see the iconic “Press for Champagne” bell in person. With Easter’s arrival coming up soon and my mind on champagne service and bells, it didn’t take long before I was painting these buttons all over easter eggs. Because it’s almost a guarantee that champagne will be flowing over brunch on Easter Sunday and these chic little eggs made with paper rose gold frames, although no service included, will certainly look adorbs on display next to your festive mimosa bars and beverage stations.
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week! It’s been a hectic one for me, so I’m truly looking forward to the weekend and a much-needed celebration with my hubs for Valentine’s Day, but first, an easy hearts day DIY for those of you still in need of a quick gift!
You’ll easily melt the hearts of your gals or guys with this simple to make raspberry & strawberry hot cocoa mix. It’s full of fruit and chocolate flavor and fitting for the season, even complete with pink edible glitter hearts for a touch of posh! This hot cocoa is like giving away little packs of X’s & O’s, that will warm you up on the inside. Each mix includes enough hot cocoa for 4+ servings, and takes just moments to assemble. Add some handwritten or typed labels and they’re ready for sweet gifting.
The marble trend is still going strong and that’s fine by me because I love the look of this timeless stone. Back in April I DIY’d marble easter eggs and they were so well received, experimenting with this design technique for Christmas was a must! This time I’m going classic, using only black nail polish, to create marble tags, that will most certainly add an elegant finish to your holiday gifts!
As much as I love to indulge in macarons, decorating with them can be just as sweet! Especially during the holiday season, when there’s so many different ways to use them. From gifts and dessert displays, to holiday decor, the options are endless for this sweet cookie and my inspiration is at an all time high. I’m currently dreaming of a tree adorned with real french macarons, but until that day exists, these DIY macaron ornaments will have to do. They’re shaped with my recently designed macaron cookie cutter (find it here & here) and are almost as good as the real thing, without being edible of course.
Hello October, and hello chilly afternoons and shorter days. The leaves are changing and turning beautiful shades of red, burnt orange and gold, and the displays of pumpkins and all things Fall throughout the markets totally have me feeling inspired. Yes, I’m officially in craft mode and focusing on richer earthier tones for the season, which brings Pantone 2015 color of the year to mind. Marsala is a rich and warm hue that completely reminds me of Fall and I’ve been itching to do a project with it for some time. It’s a shade of red with brown and orange undertones and looks gorgeous in fashions, home decor, and design and quickly turned into the focal point for today’s simple DIY.
Happy July 1st! This weekend I’ll be hosting a small group for 4th festivities! How are you celebrating?
I’ve already started work on the menu and plan to serve two fabulous summer cocktails that I can’t wait to share…But first, to accompany the cocktails, I’ve created these simple & chic color dipped drink stirrers in a soft color scheme.
I’m sure by now everyone is aware of how much I love macarons. Well after a weekend of DIY’s I think it’s safe to say my obsession with them is at a whole new level. Now not only do I want to eat all the macarons, but I want to paint them on all the things too. Like Easter eggs! Fitting considering that we’re less than a week away from the holiday and I just happened to have an excess of Martha Stewart acrylic paints on hand. No expert skills necessary. If you love macs as much as I do, and you know the basic anatomy of these darling delights (shell, feet, filling, feet, shell), painting them will be a breeze when you follow the simple steps below.