Sunday brunching is better when there’s refreshing cocktails involved. Don’t you agree?! Although I’m a mimosa kind of gal at heart, I don’t mind switching up my drink of choice every now and again. With spring in full swing, and summer on the way, I’m highlighting some lovely flavors of the season with a quick and easy floral-citrus sangria, that will pair perfectly with your Sunday brunch favorites.
Every year as spring arrives my hubby and I take our girls to see the tulips in bloom in Skagit Valley. We’ve been doing this since my oldest turned 1 year old and it’s become one of those traditions that we look forward to every year. I’m all about traditions and I love being able to create special memories and have bonding time with my girls. Although they’re both loving the tulips now, I’m sure at some point as they grow older, they might roll their eyes at the idea of kneeling down and taking photos in fields of blooming flowers…so I’ll take advantage while they’re young and while I can still get away with it.
Happy Friday eve! It’s hard to believe we’re now half way through February, with only a short month until Spring. Who else is ready? Although we’ve had a mild winter, with very little snow, I’m so looking forward to the warmer temps, sunshine and of course the fresh blooms that Spring brings. Usually my girls, hubby and I plan a warm weather getaway towards the end of winter, but because we’re building our new home, we’ve made the decision to hold off until completion. With that said, it’s no wonder Winter is dragging on…(strong emphasis on dragging).
February has arrived and now that the Super Bowl is over, I’m switching my focus from football and the painful loss all of us 12s experienced on Sunday, towards some much lovelier things. Yep! I’m choosing not to dwell on what could have been, or what should have been in the final minute of the game and instead drowning my sorrows in pretty pink roses (kidding) but honestly…flowers are truly the way to my heart, especially when I’m feeling a little down. I just adore the way they brighten my mood and bring a smile. So armed with tons of blooms and feeling motivated by the happiness they bring me, I’ve preserved and transformed the leftovers into pretty little beverage garnishes to share with all of you. These cubes are so gorge and perfect for the upcoming arrival of V-Day in soft tinted pink. They’ll fill your glass with floral and fruity notes and dress up your favorite beverages in an instant for easy entertaining.
I can’t believe another Friday is here! Somehow I managed to pick up another flu bug so my regularly planned post for this week has been postponed, but staring at these beauties all week has been helping me keep my spirits high.
I can’t tell you how much I love flowers and I can’t think of one thing that brightens my days more than fresh blooms especially when I’m under the weather. These tulips in shades of hot pink are helping me think ahead to Spring and reminding me that’s there’s only a few more months of Winter and hopefully only a few more sick days ahead. That is something worth looking forward and a such a lovely way to start off the weekend!
Happy Friday all! It’s been a nonstop few weeks for me but I’ve finally had a bit of down time, and the opportunity to edit photos from my daughter’s 5th birthday party. My sweet girl has had her heart set on a Hello Kitty party for the last 5-6 months, but to make it a little more summery we tied in the Lemonade theme for an sweet sunshiny twist.
This past weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday. Her actual born day falls on the 11th which is a special day to me not only because of her, but also because it happens to be my late Father’s birthday. I have to say, it was so nice to come together with close friends and family and celebrate. My baby girl had the most amazing day, full of smiles and lots of dairy free cake!!!
This has been quite a busy week for me and with little time to photograph my projects I put Instagram to use to capture a few shots of the gorgeous flowers I’m designing for a wedding this weekend. Here’s a little glimpse.
The brides bouquet will consist of these romantic red roses.
And fragrant stargazer lilies.
Our newest addition to the family will arrive sometime at the end of this month, or beginning of next. We celebrated the anticipation of her arrival a few weeks back at my vintage-glam themed baby shower brunch, which couldn’t have turned out better! I have my mom, sister and a few good friends to thank for their assistance in pulling together all the little details leading up to the event, the day was simply perfect.