Hi, darlings! These last few weeks have absolutely flown by, in a wonderful way. Call it new year motivation or what you will, but it’s good for my soul. I haven’t been able to spend much time blogging, although I’m thrilled to say I have a few fabulous things up my sleeve that I can’t wait to share. I’m also beyond excited to say that we’ve booked our first week long vacation in four years (happy dance!). I hope you’re all having a lovely week!
*This sweet moment is captured by one of my favorite Southern photographers, Landon Jacob. See more of his work right here.
Have you guys picked up your love notes for Valentine’s Day yet? I know, I Know, it’s five weeks away. There’s just something so exciting about tucking a sweet greeting away for your love to find, or sending your best girls something sparkly, don’t you think? And if you’re stationery-obsessed like me, it’s the perfect excuse to load up on pretty paper. Here are a few gems I’m loving this year!
Planning parties gives me an immense amount of satisfaction. Pulling all my loves into one happy process might explain why—selecting pretty paper, crafting yummy cocktails, arranging flowers to my hearts content and hand-picking the most gorgeous decor. In the planning process, every hostess needs go-to’s and BHLDN sits high atop my go-to list for decor. Most of you may know them for their beautiful wedding goodies, but let’s face it, they’re fitting for just about any soiree you can dream up!
I’m planning a Valentine’s evening with a few of my closest girlfriends and you bet I’ll be scouting BHLDN for a touch of pretty. Here are a few of my faves!
Hey guys! I’m so excited to be guest posting over on my dear friend Jacquelyn’s blog today, Lark & Linen. I’m sharing my recipe for a Blood Orange Sparkler, a festive, bubbly cocktail that has New Year’s Eve written all over it. Head on over to check it out and have a sparkly New Years!
*Photography by Yours Truly
Merry Christmas Eve, friends! Around here, the next couple of days are all about feasting. Our tradition (passed down by Shawn’s family) is steamers and lobsters on Christmas Eve and tomorrow, we’ll make a big lasagna, followed by plenty of tasty treats. Including this new concoction I whipped up for the first time last week. An adult version of the root beer float, this overflowing, beautiful mess is complete, utter heaven. It’s a MUST-try and it couldn’t be more simple. Maybe too simple for the unbelievably delicious result. Keep reading for the recipe below. Wishing you a cozy evening and a Merry Christmas!
Chocolate Caramel Stout Float
- 1. Brooklyn Brewery Double Chocolate Stout
- 2. Häagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche (Caramel) Ice Cream
- 3. Spiced Chocolate
- Pour chocolate stout into mug first, leaving 1-2 inches for the ice cream. Slowly add three scoops of ice cream to the top. Shave spiced chocolate over the ice cream and dive in! If you’re feeling brave, add a cookie to the top! (I won’t tell)
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*Photography by Yours Truly