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 […]