Archive: November, 2011

30 Nov

Embroidery

Fashion No Comments by Nicole

Let’s talk about going above and beyond. I think the idea of having something embroidered for a loved one is so sweet and it really shows that you took some real time and effort (especially if you are crafty enough to do it yourself). Having a nickname embroidered on your hubby’s tie or getting your initials and wedding date sewn into your dress are great momentos you can keep with your forever.

And lets not forget the other important people that might be anxious the day of the wedding! Having a special note embroidered on a hankerchif for Mom or Dad shows them how important they are to you and that you still found time to do a little something for them in between all your planning.

As Ben Stiller’s version of David Starsky (in Starsky and Hutch) would say, ” Dooo It! Just Do It!”

Photo Credit: Design Sponge 

 

Photo Credit: Unknown via Little White Dress Tumblr

 

Photo Credit: Unknown via Pinterest

 

Photo Credit: Real Simple

 

Photo Credit: Cameron Ingalls via Style Me Pretty

 

  Photo Credit: Chrissy’s Creations Etsy Shop

 

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

 

Photo Credit: ccbgknikolich Etsy Shop

 

Photo Credit: Molly and Mom Etsy Shop
28 Nov

Drink of the Week: Floating Star Martini

Did everyone have a great holiday? I know I ate way too much. I feel great about it. I think the turkey is definitely my favorite part :)

All I know about this next drink is that I need one. It sounds so spectacular and comforting. Something really great for a wedding on a really cold wedding day. This drink also makes for a beautiful presentation. Remember, having a signature drink is a great way to save money and stay in your budget!

Photo Credit: At The Table

Floating Star Martini

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • 1/2 oz Pomegranate Liqueur
  • wedge of lime
  • 1 Apple
  • Star Anise Clove
  • Lime
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Prepare Garnish: slice apple thinly across the apple to reveal the star shaped center. Place in a bowl of ice water & juice from half a lime. This preserves the white of the apple.
  • In a cocktail shaker combine the Bourbon, Apple Cider, Pomegranate Liquer and a squeeze of lime wedge over ice. Shake shake shake until mixed.
  • Pour into martini glasses, float in a slice of apple and a clove of star anise.
  • Enjoy!
Credit: At The Table
21 Nov

Drink of the Week: Lot 49

Drinks No Comments by Nicole

Here’s another great recipe from Home Speakeasy. They have a lot of awesome drink recipes! For real, check it out. now.

I thought I would start Thanksgiving week out right with a really tasty cocktail that you can try out this Thursday before the big decision to make it your signature cocktail :) Trying drinks out is always a good thing right? I Hope everyone enjoys their break this weekend (and for those that have to work, my apologies. I know your pain :( ). Let me know what you think of this one!

Photo Credit: Home Speakeasy

Lot 49

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Shake the non-beer ingredients well with cracked ice. Pour into a rocks glass, add cold beer and stir. Rim glass and garnish with an orange wheel.

Photo Credit: Home Speakeasy
18 Nov

Flower Spotlight: Billy Balls

Flowers 3 Comments by Nicole

If you don’t already know what a billy ball is, you are about to find out. More than likely you’ve seen it a million times you just never knew what to call it! This modern and playful little flower is the perfect shade of yellow and can hold up to almost any wedding day. It’s available all year round and only costs about $1.50 per stem. Billy balls are also known as billy buttons and yellow crespedia (the more technical name). They make a great filler flower or stand up as a great featured flower, either way they really pack a punch! You can also check out our Yellow and Grey post for more billy ball inspiration!

Photo Credit: Olive Juice Studios  via Style Me Pretty, styled by Mi Mi Design

 

Photo Credit: Unknown via Tumblr

I am in love with this cake! It was created by the Sweet and Saucy Shop, so I guess I should have known it would be amazing!

Photo Credit: The Sweet and Saucy Shop

 

  Photo Credit: Woodland Dreams

 

Photo Credit: Docuvitae Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Photo Credit: Erin Hearts Court

 

  Photo Credit: Erin Hearts Court

 

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