Make It: Herbed Dill Butter


As much as we just love dog-earing summery recipes from our favorite magazines, testing out fresh local bites and whipping our summer menu into a frenzy of freshness and tastes anew, our schedules don’t always allow for us to map out creative dishes on the daily. We look to simple methods to jazz up ears […]

Make It: Campari Sangria Spritzer


Happy, Happy Monday! We are oh-so excited to announce another fabulously sweet Lifestyle contributor, the talented Ashley from Lemon + Lavender! Please give her an extra warm welcome {we can’t wait to taste test this delectable recipe}! Hello! I’m Ashley the stationer at Lemon + Lavender and an expat blogger at The Blonde in Africa. I’m […]

Saturday Fun


Happiest Saturday! The weekend has arrived and as we inch closer to August {and the end of summer!} we’re planning on savory every last bit and taking time to slow down and enjoy, amidst a busy event schedule. On our agenda this weekend: breathing deep, sipping coffee, watching bits of the Olympics, taking a beach stroll, rinsing and […]

Dogs Days of Summer Style from Style Your Life


Howdy, lovelies! We’re oh-so close to the weekend and hope you have something magnificent planned! Today is exciting on a few levels. First off, we’re celebrating our wedding anniversary {cue the confetti and bubbly!} and will be toasting all day! We’re also rolling out our blue-and-white striped carpet to welcome new contributors to Lifestyle! We’re […]

How to Stain Cedar and a Rustic Table Top Design


While working on a construction project for an upcoming wedding we quickly realized how difficult it is to naturally weather or stain wood.  Nick is building a washed wall with some cool embellishments but we needed a weathered look for our shingle shake to look authentic. We’d been working with all sorts of elements to try to […]

Weekend Challenge: DIY Fun with Wine Corks

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Happiest Friday to you! We originally whipped up this project after wondering what to do with extra {extra?} wine corks we had just hanging around. Aleah’s always looking to blank canvases to jazz up rather ordinary elements and had the idea to use the corks to create a polka dotted look on basic Kraft paper {purchased […]

How to Create a Farmers’ Market Dinner Party


Fresh, local bounty is what summer is all about and we love it. In fact, we can’t get enough! Whether it’s seafood like Dungeness crab plucked fresh from the sea in Washington, salmon candy, heirloom tomatoes or artisan cheeses, we’re all about utilizing what’s fresh to create a comfortable and unique entertaining setting at home […]

Make It: Leaf-Studded Napkin Bands


Le sigh. How was your weekend? Ours was positively refreshing, rejuvenating, and quite inspiring and it felt oh-so good! Often times when we’re looking for inspiration for creative concepts for our events, clients and even entertaining at home we look to our natural surroundings. After all, you’re bound to find creativity with leaves, pine cones, […]

Finishing Touches: Wine Corks as Escort Holders


Life is all about the sweet finishing touches, right? We’re suckers for little elements that impress our guests, both at our own parties or at our client events. Being welcomed to a charming setting with elements that are unexpected will have your guests talking about your celebration for ages. We’re smitten with this escort display […]