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Friendsgiving Luncheon

Since I’m going out of town for Thanksgiving this year I thought it was the perfect time to throw my first Friendsgiving!! I was lucky to have 22 women attend which meant a mix of dishes and glasses to accommodate everyone. But I love an eclectic mix to brighten a table so it was perfect for a big party!

Pinks and navy with a hint of orange and purple were the color palette. I found these cutest hand lotions at Bath & Body Works that I thought were the perfect compliment to the table and something that every one can use extra of. The XOXO on the hand lotion was the icing on the cake.





I love having a menu to view for a luncheon so everyone knows what to expect for the food being served in case there are any special recommendations. And these blue and white plates from Pottery Barn were an amazing deal. They are currently sold out of them online but I’ve linked some similar options on my instagram post.

The star of the show were the flowers- dahlias, snowberries and gerber daisies filled these blue and white vases for a vibrant display on each of the tables.




I couldn’t help but smile every time I looked at the flowers! I loved how bright and happy each vase felt.

I couldn’t have asked for a more fun group of girls to come celebrate with me. This is a tradition I’m hoping to continue each year to say goodbye to fall and welcome and enjoy new and old friendships!




Modern Traditional Master Bedroom & Bathroom Update












All photography by Lindsay Salazar

 

Gingham Tops under $100

1. Urban Outfitters Gingham Wrap Blouse

2. ASOS Drama Gingham Top

3. No longer available




4. H&M Cotton Blouse

5. Anthropologie Gingham Balloon-Sleeve

6. JCrew Embroidered Bell-Sleeve Top




Canopy Bed Teen Bedroom















 

Black and White Living Room











No Fail Crescent Rolls

Sweet Rolls

2 softened sticks of butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
2 c. warm milk
1/2 c. warm water
2 rounded T. yeast
1 t. salt
7 c. flour




Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl and set aside. In a large mixer combine butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add milk and yeast mixture, salt then half of the flour. Mix slowly till well combined, then add remaining flour. Dough will be slightly stick. Allow to rise covered, at room temperature until double the size (approximately 40-60 min.)
Split dough in half or thirds depending on preferred size of roll (half for larger rolls, thirds for smaller rolls). Roll divided section onto floured surface till 1/4 thick into a circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut into triangles. Roll the dough from the long side to the point then space evenly on cookie sheet. Repeat with other divided sections (fills 2 sheet pans). Cover and let rise 20-30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min depending on size of rolls. They should be lightly browned on the top. Melt 1/2 stick of butter and brush on tops of rolls while they are still warm. Yields, 4 dozen smaller rolls or 3 dozen large rolls.




Beachy Vibes Bedroom

First order of business in this bedroom was to paint all of the walls white. It’s the perfect backdrop for all of the soft pastel colors relating to a beachy look and feel. A desk in a teen’s room is so nice to have a spot to get ready and/or do their make-up at. This desk from West Elm was the perfect size and look for the space.

Light strands adds whimsy to this teen space and these jute poufs from CB2 allow for much needed extra seating.




Having somewhere to store all of their ‘stuff’ helps to keep the room organized and clutter free. This simple bookshelf and these baskets from IKEA fit just right on this wall.

A coat rack is a great place to hang hats, scarves or backpacks in a teen’s space. And these beachy prints from Reality & Retrospect lend so much to the beachy feel of her bedroom.




This rattan light from Serena & Lily and nightstand from Wayfair were key pieces in the design. The nightstand added necessary storage and the light added necessary drama.

Finally this daybed is a great space for my client and her friends to chill on and adds a comfortable and cozy feel to the space.




Boho Picnic at the Park

A picnic in the park in the middle of summer was the perfect setting for my daughter’s 10th birthday. To keep with the boho style we laid out rugs and blankets and added colorful pillows for the girls to sit on. My favorite feature of all of the decor was this fabric chandelier that we made with strips of different fabric tied around 2 quilting rings and hung with string. It was the perfect centerpiece and Joss was able to help me make it since it was so easy to do.

We set up next to a small stream that the girls could play in to cool off after their lunch. Greenery headbands adorned their lunch bags so they could all have one to wear during the picnic.





This coffee table bench from Ikea was just the right size to hold all of the girl’s lunches and to sit in front of to eat.

We made Jossie’s headband a little more special by adding flowers to it as well.

After they ate lunch we played squirt gun tag with colorful water guns that we brought for each of the girls.

Joss loved it:)





She requested a Dream Cake which is one of my specialties so I was happy to oblige. I adorned it with flowers and macarons, her favorite cookie.

Because they’re her favorite cookie, we made little boxes of macarons as the party favors. Not the easiest treat to make but totally worth the effort!

These tissue paper flowers and greenery were the only other decorations besides the chandelier, pillows and blankets. So bright and colorful and so simple to make.






This teepee from Land of Nod was perfect for taking pics of the girls inside it and it held all of the gifts as the girls arrived.

Such a fun day for such a great girl!!

 

 

Strawberries & Cream Frozen Bars

Strawberries & Cream Frozen Bars

2 lbs. strawberries, hulled                  7 large egg whites

1 1/2 c. sugar                                         2/3 c. cold heavy cream

coarse salt                                              1 t. pure vanilla extract




In a blender, combine strawberries, 3/4 c. of sugar and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into a 9×13 in. baking dish and transfer to the freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 minutes until mixure is thick and slushy- about 1 1/2 hours. Smooth top with rubber spatula.

Beat egg whites on high with electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 c. sugar with mixer on medium. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form. In another medium bowl, beat cream and vanilla on high till stiff peaks form, about 1-2 minutes. With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into egg white mixture. Pour over strawberry mixture and smooth top with rubber spatula. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours (or, covered, up to 3 days), before cutting into 12 squares.




Pink, Pink, Pink

This pink bedroom for a tween was a small space with big impact. Blush colored walls and rose colored ceilings with crown to give them a finished look were the perfect backdrops for black and gold accents.






The gold dot decals added the perfect touch of whimsy to the space to make it fun and break up some of the pink.

Bedding and pillows from Pottery Barn Teen were great black, white and gold accents to compliment the pink. Can’t go wrong with kitty pillows!!






A pink fur pouf was just what we needed for extra seating- cute and comfy.

This bookshelf added a touch of glam and corralled all of her keepsakes and necessities.

Adding a medallion to the ceiling to accentuate this gold quatrefoil chandelier made the room even more glamorous.






The black and white striped rug from Ikea is a great accent to all of the pink and adds a cute bold pattern as well.

Double closets meant we didn’t need a dresser so we maximized space in the closet by adding built-ins and baskets and drawers from the Container Store to keep everything organized.

So happy with the result of this Pink Glam tween bedroom!