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Tag Archives: holiday

red, white & blue

27 Jun

Show your patriotism this 4th of July holiday, and celebrate our freedom with a little red, white and blue.

P.S. When I refer to ‘it’ below, I’m referring to red, white and blue!

1. Wear it

2. Bake it
Mini Cherry Pies by Country Living

3. Or, don’t bake it…this No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Mini Cheesecake Trifle by Glorious Treats looks amazing

4. Plant it
My father-in-law built these planters with antique red barn wood, and my mother-in-law planted beautiful red, white and blue flowers

5. DIY it
I couldn’t sleep at 5 am today, so I woke up and thought of a quick and easy DIY project. I re-used Budweiser Platinum beer bottles my husband happily consumed last week. The base of this simple patriotic centerpiece is an antique piece of wood, the beer bottles are vases to red and white daisies, and I used a hot glue gun to attach a burlap ribbon with red stripes to decorate the bottles.

6. Hang it…and the tissue fans will look like fireworks, via Martha Stewart

7. Sip it
Red, White and Blue Sangria by Punchbowl

7. Most importantly, thank a soldier serving our country who fights everyday for our freedom. Among two of the many organizations are A Million Thanks and Operation Gratitude.

{images via Glitter Guide, Glorious Treats, Country Living, Tutto Bella, Punchbowl and Martha Stewart}

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happy father’s day, dad

17 Jun

here’s to…

the first man we ever loved.

the one who taught us to always try our best and always have high expectations {to never settle}.

the one who makes our heart melt and eyes tear up just thinking about how much he means to us.

the calm presence and logical mind we needed in a house full of emotional {and fun} women.

happy father’s day, dad. we will always be daddy’s little girls. we love you.

xoxo
your girls

happy father’s day to all the men out there who work hard to provide for, protect and guide their children. and for those of you who lost your fathers – may their love and wisdom be with you today and always.

to: dad

8 Jun

For those special men in our lives that protect and guide us…our wonderful dads. Buy him something special for Father’s Day this year {June 17} to say I love you. Below are some fun finds to get your shopping started.

We’ll share our dad’s gift with you too {it’s adorable if I may say so…but our dad is a #1 fan of the blog…thanks, dad…so all you fab readers have to wait a bit longer to see it}

1. Dad’s Playbook, Uncommon Goods {$13}
2. Guinness Aftershave, Nevermore Body Company on Etsy {$22}
3. Personalized Hand Stamped Key Chain, Fired Up Ladies Hammer on Etsy
4. Blended Scotch Whiskey {of your choice} with Custom Label, Whiskey Blender
5. Bocce Ball Set, Restoration Hardware {$84}
6. Beer Bottle Label, Pinhole Press {$11.99 for 15 labels}
7. Carved Leather Bracelet, DIY, full tutorial here from Lil Blue Boo
8. Car Wash Kit, DIY

{images via Uncommon GoodsRestoration Hardware, Whiskey BlenderPinhole Press, Fired Up Ladies Hammer, Nevermore Body Company, Lil Blue Boo and Martha Stewart}

fit for a queen

4 Jun

In honor of the Queen of England’s Jubilee celebration {June 2-5, 2012}, marking 60 years of the Queen’s reign in England, we’ve put together a list of British finds and party necessities fit for royalty…and you’re worthy!

For a beautiful tea party inspiration in honor of the Jubilee, visit Naomi Kenton’s site here.

Women’s Original British Boot, Hunter {$194}

Union Scarf, French Connection {$88}

Religion Union Jack Knitted Tunic, Asos {$97.41}

Union Jack Sunglasses, Asos {$20.87}

Keep Calm and Carry On Necklace, Bip & Bop {$19.99}

Union Jack Flag Lettering, Rosenberry Store

Tea Cup Bracelets, Stay Gold Mary Rose on Etsy

Vintage China Diamond Statement Ring, Stay Gold Mary Rose on Etsy {$39}

Jam Party Kit, Lakeland {£5.99}
{it’s too late to order these for the Diamond Jubilee, but this would be a fun party favor for an Olympics celebration…and can be made at home with small Mason jars, homemade jam and British-themed toppers and twine}

Union Jack Baker’s Twine, Not on the High Street {$7.42}

British Cupcake Kit, Meri Meri {$12.95}

The Loo Bathroom Sign, Shabby Sign Shop

Hand-decorated Kids Reclaimed Vintage Chairs, Mama Lilly {£85-200}

Union Jack Dresser, Miss Mustard Seed

Classic Union Jack Telephone, Present Finder {£49.99}

Strawberry Trifle Dessert, The Girl Who Ate Everything

{images via Cambridge News, Naomi Kenton, French Connection, Rosenberry Store, Bip & Bop, Stay Gold Mary Rose, Shabby Sign Shop, Not on the High Street, Hunter, Lakeland, Meri Meri, Mama Lally, Present Finder, Asos, Miss Mustard Seed, The Girl Who Ate Everything}

happy mother’s day

13 May

You are our sunshine,
Our only sunshine,
You make us happy when skies are grey,
You’ll never know dear,
How much we love you,
So, please don’t take our sunshine away.

To our mom, who we think is the greatest mom in the world. She gives of herself all the time, and if weren’t for her, we wouldn’t be the women we are today. We love you, mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms out there who teach profound wisdom, give selflessly and love unconditionally everyday!

easter diy

3 Apr

These DIY projects are just too precious not to share. I’m giddy to try them…phew, it’s going to be a busy week!

Flower Easter Eggs, Pizzazzerie

Peep S’mores, Confetti {love this for the kids}

Easter Bunny ‘Carrots’, Loralee Lewis

DIY Succulent Eggs, Roy Joy

DIY Doily Candle {or in this case egg holder}, Budget Dream Weddings

DIY Word Egg, Poppytalk {this would be a sweet way to send a note to friends and family out-of-town}

Daffodil Candy Cups, Martha Stewart

{images via Pizzazzerie, Confetti, Poppytalk, Roy Joy, Martha Stewart, Budget Dream Weddings and Lorelee Lewis}

some bunny loves you

2 Apr

I love these sweet Tutto Bella gift finds to show someone special you love and appreciate them, to bring as a hostess gift or to give as a party favor this Easter.

Custom Ceramic Egg, $28 from Paloma’s Nest

Personalized Easter Favor Bags, $24 for a set of 8 bags from The English Pea
Robin’s Egg Soaps in Nest Soap Dish, $25 from Gianna Rose Atelier
Curvy Chrysanthemum Vase , $28 from Anthropologie
{I REALLY want this…}

 Wire Bag Basket, Pottery Barn
{this would be great to fill with goodies for the day or dyed easter eggs in a bed of hay}

{images via The English Pea, Anthropologie, Gianna Rose AtelierPaloma’s Nest and Pottery Barn}