While I can’t really figure out where the weeks are going, turns out St. Patrick’s Day is this week! (You know, in case you’re like me and the flurry of green all over Pinterest didn’t tip you off a little sooner.) I haven’t had the time myself to host any St. Patrick’s Day festivities in recent years, but who doesn’t love a good excuse to sip on a Guinness and listen to Irish music? So usually I just throw on my favorite green shirt and head out to a local Irish pub to hang out with friends, but if you’re up for hosting a St. Patrick’s Day gathering this weekend, I’ve got you covered!
Here are ten of my favorite ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Recipes, crafts and DIY ideas that are super simple, but also super festive. For more of my finds for St. Patrick’s Day, visit me at Babble where I rounded up a handful of awesome St. Patrick’s Day decorations and don’t miss my Erin Go Bragh board on Pinterest, too!
Happiest Monday morning, friends! I hope you all had an awesome weekend. Mine was great, but decidedly too short and today I feel a bit scattered running around in preparation for a short trip to New York this week. My flight leaves this evening and tomorrow will be a literal whirlwind of meetings and appointments all over Manhattan. So right now, let’s chat about color, shall we? I am loving this color palette of poppy and rich, moody teal. It has such a tranquil feel, but the kick of poppy red makes it feel energetic at the same time. Add in a touch of gold and a bit of concrete gray and I decidedly love this color palette.
[Photos, from top: Sew Fresh Fabrics | Lonny | M Stevens.]
Hi! It’s Friday. And I’m pretty sure that makes a fair number of us excited for the weekend, am I right? I know it’s been a while since we rocked out some Friday Link Love around here, so I’m excited to share some of my favorite recent finds from around the web. But first, many thanks for bearing with me throughout my recent travels and the move. I know posting was erratic at best for a couple of weeks there, but I appreciate you hanging around with me anyway. Have you checked out our new apartment yet? I’m so excited to share all the behind the scenes of designing the new space with you…which is part of what I’ll be doing this weekend! (And more unpacking, of course.) Whatever you’re up to this weekend, here’s hoping it’s fabulous – see you here on Monday! xoxo
[Photo by Arrow and Apple from A Beautiful Mess.]
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When thinking about our new apartment, having a pretty little bar cart is definitely on my wish list. What better way to show off all my favorite glassware, I say! To keep everything on that wish list organized, I’ve been using Keep for a couple of months now and absolutely love it. Think of it as Pinterest meets shopping, blending inspiration with easily shoppable products that you’ll want in your home and in your closet. All of these items are safely tucked away in my Bar Fly collection, so I can easily track the bar carts and accessories that I’m loving and ultimately make a decision as to what things we’ll be purchasing for our new home. Although, I’m also considering a console table to serve as a bar cart. I love the poppy red color of this one and I think the scale could potentially work great for us in the space we have allotted.
So how does Keep work? It’s simple! Users create collections based on the things they love and want to buy (or as is my case, really want Santa to bring them come next holiday season). While I love Pinterest to no end for cataloging inspiration, ideas, recipes, photographs and more, I am loving Keep for bookmarking the items I may want to purchase at some point. I find it really easy to keep them organized and then I can just click right over to the retailer to purchase when the time comes. And with collections such as my Underfoot and Sweet Dreaming collections, I can easily find the rugs or bedding I’m eying. Plus if shopping is the name of your game, you can scroll through what everyone else is keeping in their collections to discover new products and retailers. (I think that’s my favorite part!)
Oh! And guess what? In the coming weeks Keep is going to be sponsoring an amazing giveaway, helping one reader get a jump start on making their house a home, too. So get excited! And in the meantime, pop on over and start keeping all your favorite items!
[Shop: Red console table | bottle opener | white tray table | bronzed libations cart | ice bucket | nautical coasters | gold bar cart.]
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I’m pretty sure you’re all fully aware that I’m a sucker for a great party. Which naturally means I’m a total goner when it comes to amazing kid’s parties. (To illustrate that point, I’ve featured more than a few over the past few years.) I love the excuse to bust out loads of color and cheer without even having to pretend to be the grown-ups we’re supposed to be. Throw in oversized balloons, bits of confetti, a dosing of glitter and, well, I’m sold. Hook, line and sinker.
Today in honor of that love, I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite kid’s birthday parties to share with you! From the wee ones marking their first year to the older kids with personalities all their own, these ideas are going to inspire you to no end. Click through for all the fun!