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champagne showers

07.16.13

It’s occurred to us that we are now at the age where our friends are beginning to get married.  This became especially apparent when one of our best friends announced her engagement.  After the initial shock (and fear that we were growing old- can you see any wrinkles?), we decided that alcohol was necessary.  Multiple glasses of wine later, we realized that we should throw our dear friend a bridal shower and that it of course too, should have plenty of alcohol.  Brunch was the name of the game and everyone knows the only reason for brunch is mimosas!  Champagne + an unnecessary amount of pink = best bridal shower ever! Right? (Don’t answer that.)

We wanted to keep the decor girly and fun.  Pink everything, and candy rings and necklaces to decorate the table and guest’s fingers.  We fancified plastic silverware, plates, and glasses with gold spray paint (DIY instructions to come).  Centerpieces were simple roses from the farmer’s market.  We made a “Cheers Rebecca” banner out of pink glittery paper and twine to decorate the bar.  We also created speech bubble and arrow signs for guests to hold up in our photo booth.  And last but not least, we made a piñata.  For some reason a piñata felt very appropriate for this party, but since we are growing up we felt we needed a grown up piñata as well. We spray painted her gold and gave her a “Bride to Be” sash and  a tiara,  then filled her with candy, miniature bottles of alcohol, and condoms (admittedly a questionable dollar store purchase).

For brunch we served guava mimosas as an update to the standard orange (plus, there was the pink bonus), bagels, fresh quiche, strawberries, donuts rings, and mini cinnamon rolls.  Yum!

Everyone had a lovely afternoon celebrating the bride-to-be, sipping guava mimosas, and hogging the photo booth!

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a little wedding fun

07.12.13

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We were so honored to be asked to help with our friend’s wedding this past weekend. A fun, colorful, tropical afternoon for all- we were glad to be a part of it. Here are a few pictures of the event and congratulations again to the beautiful bride and groom!

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summer strawberry rhubarb pie

07.03.13

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With the 4th of July just a few days away, I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate. (And by celebrate, I mean what I’m going to eat.) I’m thinking barbecue, fresh lemonade, cold beers, and pie. But since it’s me, by pie, I mean individual pies for all of my guests! Who wants to share anyway? And since everyone can pick up their own dish, there isn’t any slicing and plate hassle. I’m making strawberry rhubarb because it’s one of my favorites- sweet, tangy, and best of all, it’s red (so, duh, keeping to the theme). Here’s how to make them yourselves:

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diy pinata gift wrap

07.02.13

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For a gift that is just as good on the outside as it is on the inside try making a pinata inspired gift box!  This weekend was my mother’s birthday and I wanted to giver her something extra special.  Keya and I have been drooling over pinatas lately so I thought this would be the perfect way to creatively wrap a gift for my mom and get the pinata-bug (almost) out of my system.

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