Ash is Getting Married! Tropical Glam Wedding Ideas

Tropical Glam Wedding Ideas from @cydconverse

My sister and soon-to-be brother in law fly home tomorrow, because ready or not it’s wedding week! There are so many words I could write about my sister getting married, but most of them sound an awful lot like bawling uncontrollably so I’ll save that for my toast later this weekend. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a quick peek at the wedding moodboard I’ve been using while piecing together all of the elements of their celebration. Designing, planning and coordinating their wedding over the last year has been a really special process for me. While I don’t have any desire to jump back into professional event design, it has been fun to wear that hat again for a short time, especially for such a meaningful event so close to my own heart. At any rate, I’ll be sharing little snippets here and there on Snapchat throughout the week as we pull together all the final details so you can follow me there for more! Of course you can expect a full blog post recap once we have photos in hand, too. In the meantime, here is our general inspiration. An all-neutral palette with touches of gold foil. A little bit tropical, a little bit boho, a little bit glam. Chic is the name of the game over here, friends. Stay tuned for lots more! I have a feeling this entire week is going to be the very definition of bittersweet and I can’t wait to soak up every minute.

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[Row 1: Isabelle Selby via Style Me Pretty | Kassinka | Row 2: Charming Love save the dates by Minted | Row 3: Megan Clouse via Style Me Pretty | Our Labor of Love via Refinery 29 | Row 4: Aesthetiica Photography via Me and Mr. Jones | Row 5: Aesthetiica Photography via Me and Mr. Jones | M.K. Sadler via 100 Layer Cake.]

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12 Perfect Summer Peach Recipes

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Whipped Cream | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

Few summer treasures make me quite as happy as fresh summer peaches. I usually just snack on them as is, but I also love them in cocktails and even pancakes! With the height of summer gardening season about to reach its peak here in our area, an ode to the peach seemed appropriate. Today I’ve rounded up all the peach recipes you can handle from ice cream to cocktails to pie and pizzas! Pin away, friends. You’re going to want to make precisely 100% of these concoctions on the double.

1. Grilled peaches with cinnamon whipped cream [above]

Fresh Peach Salsa Recipe with Walnuts | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

2. Fresh peach and walnut salsa

Peach Whiskey Smash | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

3. Peach whiskey smash

Cherry Peach Trifle Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

4. Cherry peach trifle

Coconut Peach Lemonade Slushies Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

5. Coconut peach lemonade slushies

Peach Ricotta Pizza Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

6. Peach ricotta pizza

Fresh Peach Gin and Tonic Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

7. Fresh peach gin and tonic

Peach and Cream Popsicles | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

8. Peaches and cream popsicles

Peach Sorbet Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

9. Peach sorbet

Peach Thyme Hand Pies | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

10. Peach thyme hand pies

Fresh Peach Margaritas Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

11. Fresh peach margaritas

Grilled Flatbread with Peaches and Arugula Pesto Recipe | Best Summer Peach Recipes and Summer Entertaining Ideas from @cydconverse

12. Grilled flatbread with peaches and arugula pesto

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Loving Sugar & Charm

In my very early blogging days, I met the super sweet Eden Passante online and instantly fell in love with what she was doing with her blog, Sugar & Charm. Since then, Eden has become a mommy (soon to be of two – hooray!), a super successful entrepreneur, and along the way Sugar & Charm has evolved into one of my all-time favorite blogs. It’s sort of an oldie but a goodie for me that just keeps getting better. Over the years I’ve featured her parties and work here many times, plus Eden has also graciously guest posted in the past, so it seems a shame to just now be taking a moment to give this incredibly talented lady an official shout-out. If by chance you guys are not yet following her, full stop. Jump over there and get digging into her treasure trove of entertaining ideas, recipes, party tips, cocktail recipes and more! These are just a very few of my favorite posts of hers (links below), which clearly show evidence of this lady’s insane domestic prowess.

Sugar & Charm | A blog loaded with entertaining ideas, recipes, party ideas, cocktail recipes, and more!

Elsewhere, be sure to follow Eden on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest! And on Snapcaht, too! (Her username is sugarandcharm.) Tell her I sent over to say hi and be sure to stay awhile. She’s as sweet and friendly as she is talented and gorgeous, which is a combination that is pretty hard to resist. For more blogs I’m loving, people I’m following and design trends I can’t resist, click here.

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[Row 1: Boozy strawberry snow cones | Summer nice cream recipes | Row 2: Blueberry crunch icebox cake | Row 3: Cold pressed watermelon soda floats | DIY Fabric Marbling | Row 4: DIY fruit sodas | Row 5: Layered ice cream pops | Baked chocolate donuts | Row 6: DIY watercolor plates.]

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Cool Off with These 10 Frozen Cocktail Recipes

Frozen Cherry Cosmo Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

There are few things I know with absolute certainty. The fact that I will surely have melted into a puddle of my former self by the end of this week? That is one of those things. The heat and humidity has been stifling much of the last two weeks, but today Mother Nature decided to take up a few notches. It was pushing 90 by the time I had coffee this morning and, friends, in a land where most people do not have central a/c at home, the 90s are just too much for our little Upstate New York hearts. Unless, you’re on a boat. Or, unless you’re sipping something icy cold. So, today, I’m here to help everyone cool off with 10 seriously amazing frozen cocktail recipes. Prefer a virgin drink? Just skip the booze! All of these would be equally delicious as a mocktail. Good luck not melting. Cheers!

1. Frozen cherry cosmopolitan [above]

Frozen Pisco Sour Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

2. Frozen pisco sour

Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

3. Lava flow (aka a Miami Vice)

Boozy Coconut Hot Fudge Milkshake Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

4. Boozy coconut hot fudge milkshakes

Gin and Juice Slushies Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

5. Gin and juice slushies

Frozen Peach Bourbon Mule Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

6. Frozen peach bourbon mule

Rosé Wine Slushy Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

7. Rosé wine slushy

Sangria Swirl Frozen Margarita Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

8. Sangria swirl frozen margarita

Peach Ginger Mint Slushies Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

9. Peach ginger mint slushies

Coconut Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe | Cocktail recipes, summer entertaining ideas and party tips from @cydconverse

10. Coconut raspberry daiquiri

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The Weekend To Do List

It has been forever since we properly wrapped up the week and kicked off the weekend, so today we’re kickin’ it old school. Also known as, I am working really hard right now between being mommy full time and having just moved in the midst of renovating a house to get back into our usual groove around here. As we approach the stage where she’s mobile, little miss Baby E will likely be transitioning into at least part time daycare to allow me to ramp up my work load again, but I’ll share a lot more about that soon. In the meantime, I’ll quit rambling and just thank you for sticking by me as I figure out how to make this whole working mom bit work best for me and this sweet little girl I have the great honor of hanging out with everyday. And with that, here’s to Friday and a whole bunch of fun ideas for what you should be making, eating and drinking this weekend! xoxo

The Weekend To Do List | Party ideas, DIY projects, recipes, cocktail recipes and more from @cydconverse

1 | Try This
This two-ingredient all natural tinted lip balm is yours for the making! I love those bright, fun colors. [Photo by Paper & Stitch]

2 | Wear This
Your summer wardrobe just got super easy with these fun t-shirts with cute, fruity pockets. [Photo by Damask Love]

3 | Sip This
Because the heat and humidity are making everyone grumpy this week and a watermelon cocktail is just what the weatherman ordered. [Photo by Salt & Wind]

4 | Drizzle This
My salad game has been seriously lacking lately, so this homemade avocado cilantro dressing is where it’s at this weekend. [Photo by Pinch of Yum]

5 | Do This
Tackle a little home decor project this weekend and create your own printable art canvases. So fun! [Photo by Dream Green DIY]

6 | Make This
Spruce you your summer wedding wardrobe with this super cute DIY patterned clutch. [Photo by Sarah Hearts]

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