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Best of (Vol. 4)

Spring is here! We’ve got all things sunny in our latest Best of.

1. How perfect are these for a spring brunch?

2. “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy” and these shoes on my feet will too. Get them while you can…they are marked way down!!

3. Our Pom Pom Pillows are here and we LOVE this one. We have a special discount code for our readers. Save 20% with code POMPOM20 at checkout!

4. How cute is this dress?

5. This swing for lazy afternoons on the porch. They are having a 25%OFF sitewide sale through 3/31.

Hope it’s sunny in your neck of the woods!

In Christmas/ Decor/ Entertaining/ Gifts/ Holiday/ Party

“Here We Come A-Wassailing”-Bar Cart Styling

We had fun styling our bar cart for you as inspiration for this festive party season- or anytime around your home, they are always in season (in our book;). Bar carts are both functional and stylish-a fun way to display and keep your unique glassware finds and your favorite spirits. We have some of our favorite accessories from our new line that are just right and ready to be added to your bar cart-or for your hostess with the mostess!

 

As a BONUS for YOU, when you spend over $75 you’ll receive a FREE WINE BAG while supplies last!

Find the accessories we used to style and other gifts here. Cheers!

In Entertaining

4th of July Drink Recipes

Need some refreshing cocktails for your 4th of July barbecue? Today, I am featuring colorful cocktails for the occasion.

drink1Thai-Basil Sangria

drink3Blueberry Coconut Sparkler

drink4Strawbetty Daquiri

drink5Spicy Jalapeno Marguerita drink6Red, White & Blue Daquiri

drink74th of July Mojito drink8Make-ahead Frozen Daquiris

And now, a couple of non-alcoholic drinks…

drink2Fruit Spritzer

And for the kiddos…

drink kiddosLayered Sparkler

Happy Independence Day!

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World Market Round-Up

World Market is becoming one of my favorite places to shop. It’s a bit of a drive to the closest store, but it is worth it every time. To me, they are channeling Anthropologie, but at a much lower price point. Today, I am sharing some of my latest World Market finds.

wm7Jute Travel Pouch $14.99

wm15Bracelet $12.99

wm5Cotton Outdoor Throw $23.99

wm6Flamingo Sponge Holder $6.99 (currently sold out online, but available in stores)

wm4Flamingo Canvas Art From $79.99

wm1Havana Club Coaster Set $7.96

wmbarAcrylic Bar Cart $199.99

wm2Gold Metal & Glass Ice Bucket $29.99

wm8Citrus Juicer $29.99

wm9Ikat Kitchen Towels $7.99

wm10Copper Colander $9.99

wm12All Weather Wicker Sanya Tub Dining Chairs Set of 2 $359.98

wm14Round Madras Chargers Set of 4 $35.96

wm11Small Colored Glass Raya Tabletop Lantern $12.74

I bought the copper colander and matching, measuring cups, paper towel, holder etc. for the new kitchen. Can’t wait until it is finished and I can use them!

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DIY Flatware Caddy

Today I am sharing the DIY project that I did this weekend. Now that it is the time of year that we are dining outside often, I wanted a new flatware caddy that is both functional and decorative. I couldn’t find what I was looking for and decided to make my own. I found most items at my favorite craft store, Michaels.

Supplies List:

-4 galvanized tin cans

-1 6″ square of unfinished wood

-7mm rope

-black acrylic paint

-2″ alphabet/number stencil kit

-round foam stencil brush (called spouncers)

-hot glue

-glue gun

-round head fasteners (from staples)

-wood stain (I used Minwax in special walnut)

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Instructions:

1. Stain your piece of wood by applying with a brush or cloth and wiping off any excess. Allow to dry for about an hour. I didn’t apply a top coat since the wood doesn’t really show too much and I am not that worried about wear and tear.

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2. Apply the paint with the stencil and the foam topper and allow to dry. I applied numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4, but you could do letters like K, F, S, and N for knives, forks, spoons and napkins or leave blank.

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3. Cut your rope to about 21″ and hot glue ends to the center of the board, creating a rope handle.

caddy rope

 

 

4. Hot glue the tin cans to the bottom of the board, around the rope making sure the painted side faces out. Once the glue has dried, turn piece over and drill holes in the bottom of the cans. Place fasteners through the bottom and bend prongs (inside can) to further secure the cans to the board. Put a dollop of hot glue on top of prongs to hold in place.

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5. Turn over and pull rope through two of the cans like below…

caddy rope wide

6. Put a dollop of hot glue over the rope to keep it in place. This helps to balance the handle when carrying when you are using stainless instead of plastic cutlery.

caddy rope glue

 

 

The actual time spent on this project(not include drying time) might have been 30 minutes. I would love to hear how it turns out and see photos of yours!

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Weekly Finds – Bring on Summer!

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Each week I am going to share “stylish living” items I find for your home or for your bod. Some will be splurge-worthy, but most will be (what I consider) reasonable and hopefully, some will be downright steals!

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1. Woven Striped Fedora. $88 Garnet Hill.  This is my favorite find. I will be wearing this a lot this summer. Splurge-worthy!

2. Leather Triple-Wrap Bracelet.  $25 now! (reg $45) Banana Republic. I am a bit obsessed with Banana Republic this season. They are always at the top of my list, but I went a bit crazy there this year. Their jewelry is to die for right now in my book. DEAL!

3. Studded Ring. $45 Banana Republic

4. Ikat Grey/Coral Handbag. $48 Rosanna. I love this bag for summer. Roomy size for going to the beach or the market.

5. Semi Precious Stone Necklace $25 now! (reg $55) Banana RepublicDEAL!

6. Michael Kors Damita Wedge Sandal. $74.25 now (reg $98.95) Nordstrom.

7. Under the Sea Melamine Collection. Starting at $6.00. Anthropologie. Choose from 4 patterns in canape plates, dinner plates and serving pieces. Great for outdoor entertaining.

8. Shibori Circles – Indigo Outdoor Pillow. Starting at $30. Clairebella Studio. Choose from 3 sizes and lots of patterns. Indoor pillows available also.

9. Glass Yorkshire Dispenser. $19.99 World Market. World Market is becoming one of my favorite places to get inexpensive pieces for entertaining.

10. Starfish Round Cutting Board. $30.00 Clairebella Studio. 12″. Many patterns to choose from. Great for serving cheese and fruit. 15% off cutting boards thru 4/30. DEAL!

11. Aqua Ombre Hobnail Glasses, Set of 4 $23.94 World Market. Available in other colors.

12. Clear Bulb String Lights. Starting at $16.99. World Market. I love a lighted patio in the summer time.

13. Ashland Milk Can. $9.99. Michaels. Great for flowers as a table centerpiece.

14. Praiano Outdoor Bar Collection. Starting at 139.98. World Market Some pieces are available in store only. Hurry…15% off all outdoor furniture now! DEAL!

 

 

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Kid Party Fun

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Every season is kid-party season. If you’re in need of party ideas, there are so many fabulous kid parties around! Here are some of our favorite fun and bright party ideas for the kiddos in your life.  And…if all else fails, everyone LOVES a piñata:)!

What has been your favorite kid party theme (either to plan or to attend)?

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1. Monster Party  |  2. Paint Party  |  3. Madhatter Party  |  4. Cowboy Western Party  |  5. Girlie Camping Party  |  6. Vintage Car Party