For those of you that have followed my blog from the very beginning, you know how much I adore pretty paper. My little dream, born nearly five years ago was to open up a curated paper boutique (filled with a few other fun goodies like fresh florals and pretty home decor), brick and mortar style—and that dream inspired Yours Truly. But after a 14 week business planning course and the realization that if I didn’t have a decent amount of moolah to invest in myself, why should I expect anyone else to invest in me?
Long story short, I worked at a cute little oyster bar for a few years and then landed my dream job, all while growing Yours Truly in my spare time to the darling place it’s at now. Needless to say, I’m thankful for the journey of a tiny dream leading to a career I love.
That said, today’s post is a little ode to the roots of Yours Truly. And as to the tropical vibes that are happening (I know, I know, it’s fall) I blame my recent stationery purchases on our honeymoon planning. But aren’t they sooo pretty? I picked up the adorable Aloha card at Antiquaria, and I couldn’t resist these Pina Colada cards either. They just have the cutest designs lately. And the Relax and Pink HBD cards are from Rifle. Paper perfection I tell you. Do you all still send out hand written notes to friends and family? I think it’s such a sweet surprise and a thoughtful way to remind someone you’re thinking of them and just how much you love them.
By the time Cinco de Mayo rolls around every year, I’m in full ‘Spring’ mode, ready to plant my garden and plan lots of festive and colorful recipes for the warmer months to come. I look forward to using flavors like citrus, avocado, jalapeños and cilantro in any way that I can, whether it be salads, tacos, margaritas or aioli for dipping. So, in spirit of my most-loved festive day of the year, I’ve rounded up 10 mouth-watering recipes for your Cinco celebration, starting with these yummy spicy potato wedges + lime dipping sauce from A House in the Hills.
Guacamole might be the best snack ever and Rue’s simple recipe is just the way to go for a quick and easy appetizer.
You guys, I’ve been so excited to share this gorgeously pink and gold, heart-sprinkled, Valentine’s inspiration with you! Seeing as V-day is on a weekend this year, we’ve got two fabulous nights to celebrate the love: One for you and the beau, and the other? Well, a girls night of course! This Saturday, I’m hosting 10 of my best girls for a night of bubbly, girl talk and friendship celebrating and I couldn’t help but share a few of the pretty details.
Inspired by the Sugar Paper Gold Hearts Noteset, which I used as the invites, I went with a berry pink, gold and white palette. Since the cocktails will be plentiful, coasters are a must and how could I resist these scalloped ‘XO’ coasters from the J.Crew and Sugar Paper collab?
Because every party deserves balloons (whether you’re 8 or 80) I picked up some mini heart-shaped ones from Mignon Kitchen Co. to sprinkle around the bar area.
In order to save myself a bit of stress, time and moolah, I asked each girl to bring an appetizer or dessert. I’ll be doing a super-easy cheese board and gold lined cupcakes, so I’ll have plenty of time for decorating.
I love my self-inking address stamp for any holiday or celebration. It makes sending out cards and invites and whole lot easier, and pretty too! Of course, gold hearts are fun too.
I’ll be stocking the bar with bubbly and frozen berries, wine and berry sangria. Yum!
This love necklace was actually given to me by one of my girlfriends (who is also coming to the party) for my birthday last summer. I wear it almost every single day and am still obsessed with it. You bet I’ll be wearing it this weekend!
I’m really not a lipstick girl, way too much effort for me. But I do love a stain, gloss or chapstick with a hint of color. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment is my favorite, especially when I’m drinking red wine! If you’re hosting a similar girls night, considering giving these as favors if you have a little extra to spend.
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