Have you all ever tried organic coconut juice? I’ve had coconut water and coconut milk, but I recently discovered this coconut juice at Whole Foods last week and it is sooo amazing. First off (not that I’m gluten free or lactose intolerant) it’s GF and dairy free for those of you who are. Second, it’s got just the right amount of sweetness, a little bit of tanginess and it’s unbelievably refreshing. It’s what I imagine should come straight from a freshly cracked coconut… basically pure heaven.
As good as it is on it’s own, I couldn’t resist crafting up some sort of cocktail with the stuff and what better than with a bit of lime and tequila? So, there you have it. The Lime in the Coconut margarita and my official drink for summer 2014. Keep reading for the recipe and happy weekend everyone!
Lime in the Coconut Margarita
1.5 oz silver tequila
1.5 oz organic coconut juice (I used Lakewood from Whole Foods)
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour into a salt-rimmed glass, garnish with lime and serve! If you like a sweeter cocktail, add more of the coconut juice to your liking.
You guys… I’m so thrilled to announce that Shawn and I are engaged! We planned a last minute, much needed vacation in Florida last month where he proposed to me on a beautiful little beach. It was a complete surprise to me and after 8 years together, I was sure I’d sense the moment it would happen. But my clever, sneaky and romantic fiancé, pulled it off in the most amazing way. It was perfect. Just us, the sun, the sand and the waves (and maybe a piña colada or two).
I decided to take a bit of time off from blogging to spend some time outside of work to enjoy this time and each other. And it has been refreshing in the best way possible. I also took some time to focus on another fun little project I’ve been working on that I can’t wait to share with you all! That’s all you’re getting out of me.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll follow along my wedding planning journey. I work with lots of fabulous vendors daily at Style Me Pretty, so if you’re also recently engaged and have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me. And don’t forget to take a peek at my wedding board on Pinterest for more inspiration!
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*Photo of Bora Bora beach (on our honeymoon wishlist!) by Ashley Goodwin Photography via Burnett’s Boards
Happy Valentine’s Day darlings! I hope you can all take a moment today to look at someone you love, whether it be “the one”, your best friend, mom, dad, grandma… and be filled with the love they have given you in the time you’ve known them. Make a toast to that person, give them the biggest hug ever and tell them how much you truly love them. Sending lots of x’s and o’s your way today!!
*Photo by Jose Villa | Floral Design by Flowerwild | via Style Me Pretty
Hello m’dears! In spirit of Valentine’s Day and all things pink, I watercolored a couple of x’s and o’s to pretty up my desktop and wanted to share the love with y’all. Truth is, having a pretty desktop keeps me organized, as odd as that sounds. And at the end of every day, it motivates me to close out all work related items on my computer and have a fresh start for the day ahead. Really, it works! Enjoy the downloads below! xoxo
Desktop | Mobile
*Design by Yours Truly, please credit when sharing or re-posting. Thank you!
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.
Pink striped straws always make an appearance at a girly event.
For an easy start to cocktail hour, line up your glasses filled half way with frozen berries and when the girls arrive, top with bubbly!