HOLIDAYS

EASTER BASKET IDEAS FOR BABIES

Before kids: “Oh, I’ll never be a cheesy mom. I’ll still keep things low key on decorating for holidays, I won’t spend a bunch of money on Easter baskets, AND I DEFINITELY will not have all those bright colors around my house for the holidays.”

After Chester: “I need to buy him this bunny, this book because, DUH he belongs here andddd it has a bunny on the front. Oh and that colorful banner, need that, yep”.

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THE MOST MEMORABLE SHOWER

If you read my last post, you would have already picked up that sweet boy and I were showered unexpectedly after our first shower was cancelled due to a family emergency. I am so excited to share this day with you, it’s one of those moments that I will struggle putting into words and expressing my gratitude for so many dear family + friends.

But first..

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRANES

 

 

I seriously can’t believe how quickly Christmas has come and gone this year. Actually, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by! I guess this is a little glimpse into parenthood, if I’m taking advice from my mom. (Hey, mom!)

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FRIENDSGIVING

A few years ago my college girlfriends and I started one of my very favorite traditions, Friendsgiving! While I’ve hosted each year, I was over the moon excited for this year! There’s something so special about a home being yours and being able to do whatever you want with it to make you love it all that much more.

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Cranberry Moscow Mules

As the holidays have been approaching, I’ve been sprucing up anything and everything I can with some holiday cheer. The minute Thanksgiving was over, I ditched the fall sangria ingredients and grabbed the goodies for my favorite, Moscow Mules. I hope y’all enjoy this little recipe, but not too much, okay… Maybe .. Just don’t admit the recipe came from me! Happy Holiday-ing.

 

Copper Mug with Ice..

2 ounces Gin or Vodka.. (I prefer Bombay)

6 ounces Ginger Beer (Cranberry Ginger Shandy is my go-to)

2 ounches cranberry juice

squeeze of lime

Cranberries for garnish

Rosemary Sprig for garnish (and looks..)

 

 

And of course, good company to share with!

 

xo

Showering the bride-to-be

If you’re an avid reader to my blog, there is a couple things you know for sure.. one of those being that I love to host any event for any given reason… Sometimes, I come up with crazy reasons to throw a party.. But my brother proposing to my soon-to-be sister-in-law was the perfect reason to celebrate!

Typically, I would put in weeks-months of planning for an occasion. But with our wedding being only three weeks before the shower and taking a week honeymoon. I knew I was going to have to do something simple and with minor prepping.

Miss Julie is the most darling, stylish, event coordinator and has an eye for the details as well. I wanted something that would be organic and luscious but still have a chic feel.

In my eyes, floral is always the focal point at any event. I decided lots of greenery, hints of berry, and wood platters were a must. I simply used a vintage taupe tablecloth, bought an excessive amount of eucalyptus, and sat out every piece of threshold wood platters from Target I could find in my moms house.

For the shower gifts to guest my sweet husband made a shower scrub (recipe coming later this week), we put the scrub in a pint mason jar, and added a sticker that you can buy here… http://etsy.me/1GPgwfb

I loved the simplicity luscious feel of this shower! Happy Weekend, friends!