Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case Giveaway! {Closed}

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Good morning guys! I’m SO excited about today’s post (for obvious reasons, *ahem* the 10 pretties shown above!) and actually a tad bit jealous of the potential winner of today’s giveaway. Considering that Rifle Paper Co. is one of my go-to stationers, it’s no surprise that I immediately fell in love with the iPhone cases when they debuted in April. I just picked up the gold stripes for myself and I can easily say it’s my favorite iPhone case yet. I’m fairly certain that you’ll all love one just as much as I do, so let’s get on to the giveaway, shall we?!

{Giveaway Closed} Congratulations Chloe, you’re the winner! I’ll be in touch with the details! Thank you to everyone for entering!

Here’s how to enter…

1. Leave a comment on this post below stating your favorite Rifle Paper Co. iPhone case design.

2. If you haven’t already, “Like” Yours Truly on Facebook

3. Follow Yours Truly on Twitter (@YoursTruly_Blog)

*UPDATE* I’m extending the contest to Sunday, August 18th at midnight EST! Winner will be drawn at random using random.org and will be announced on Monday 8/19!

Good luck everyone!

xo, Melissa

Grilled Margherita Pizza

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That beautiful, cheesy, mouth-watering mess you see right there? That’s what we stuffed ourselves with for dinner last night, accompanied by an absolutely delish white wine. To be honest, the whole thing started with my giant basil plant in the garden that I really haven’t used that much this summer (and was sort of feeling a little guilty about that). I dare say I’ve only made myself one caprese salad this summer, shame on me. So, guilt-trip-driven, (plus the heirlooms were looking so yummy) I decided to turn my caprese-craving into a grilled Margherita pizza masterpiece. There’s nothing better than grilled pizza in the summertime. Keep reading for the recipe!

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I had to throw in just one of Savannah, isn’t she pretty? She was in mid-“rooo” at this point, begging for a little slice!

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Grilled Margherita Pizza

Serves 2


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Ingredients
  1. 1 ball pizza dough (homemade or store bought – we used Whole Foods)
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil (for coating pizza crust)
  3. 1 jar pizza sauce
  4. 1 ball fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  5. 1 Heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
  6. 1/3 cup basil leaves, torn
Instructions
  1. 1. Prepare your ingredients first – slice up the mozzarella and tomatoes as thin as you can and tear your basil leaves, or if you prefer, leave them whole. Place all of your toppings, including the sauce near the grills so that you can quickly add them when the time comes.
  2. 2. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface until you have your desired crust thickness. We like to attempt to ‘toss’ the dough to get a thinner crust usually but this time we went for a thicker, heartier crust to hold our thick slabs of mozzarella and Heirloom tomatoes.
  3. 3. At this point, turn your grill on high, you want to get it nice and hot to cook the first side of your pizza dough. Place your dough on a pizza peel if you have one (they make it so much easier to take off the grill, our is from Crate & Barrel). Brush one side of your dough with the olive oil.
  4. 4. Next, place your pizza dough carefully on the grill, oiled side down, for about 1 minute until it starts to puff up and bubble. Turn the grill down to low about 30 seconds in. Using tongs, flip your crust.
  5. 5. As quick as you can, start assembling your toppings on the crust. Sauce first of course, leaving about 1 inch for the outer crust. Then layer on tomatoes and mozzarella and close the grill. Turn heat back up to medium and cook until your cheese is nice and melted.
  6. 6. Remove pizza from grilled with your pizza peel and place it on a nice big cutting board. Top with fresh basil, cut and serve!
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*Photo and styling by Melissa

Gift Wrapping Tips with Fig. 2 Design Studio

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Since meeting Claudia of Fig. 2 Design Studio a few years back, during her first launch at the National Stationery Show, I’ve been a big fan of her bright, cheery and colorful designs. From her gorgeous wedding collections to her sweet greeting cards and gift wrap, she’s a correspondence connoisseur who knows how put together the prettiest of packages. So, I couldn’t be more excited to have her on the blog today, sharing some fabulous gift wrapping tips! Head on over to see the whole collection of pretties, I’m totally in love with the anchor, confetti and bow tie designs. What’s your fave?

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Tip #1 – When wrapping a gift think of the recipient. Most guys don’t notice gift wrap but if you pick out a paper that reminds you of them and really take as much time wrapping the gift as you did picking it out, I guarantee they will have a new appreciation for it.

Tip #2 – Ribbon isn’t the only way to decorate a package. Pretty packages are often decorated with interesting finds around the house and in nature. When we got our Christmas tree last year, we had a small bit of the trunk cut off. I used the small round to wrap the package for my studio manager, Megan.

Tip #3 – If you have multiple packages that you are giving someone, why note make a fun tower of gifts all wrapped in different patterns of the same color? It makes for a fun surprise and for a fun session of picking out wrap.

Tip #4 – As much as I love paper, there are other great alternatives. Last year, I was visiting one of my retailers and they had the cutest set of dish towels. I bought two and wrapped two house warming gifts using the dish towels. The gift wrap doubled as another gift for the new homeowners.

Tip #5 – Another fun way to decorate a package is by using different papers on one gift. For example, I sent some of my friends Christmas ornaments last year. Each was wrapped in one of our neon orange and gold holiday sheets and I accented each box with a belly band using one of the gold graphic pattern sheets we carry. Tied it up with matching neon orange string and it made another wise simple gift more special.

*Photo via Fig. 2 Design Studio

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