Hi, guys! So I’m signing off for the weekend and wanted to wish you all the happiest of Fridays! This weekend will be a working weekend for me, tackling a few projects around the apartment and some other prep work for other projects I have in the works. By this time next week I’ll be all packed up and ready to head to New York for the National Stationery Show and I feel like there is so much to get done between now and then! Wishing you all a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend. This week I’m linking a whole bunch of fabulous last minute DIY gifts for Mom if you’re still hunting for that perfect little something. See you here on Monday! xoxo
[Photo by Jocelyn Noel Photography for A Subtle Revelry.]
I’m sure it’s no secret that Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, which I figured means we should talk about brunch. There’s just something about Mother’s Day and brunch that go hand in hand, which is alright with me. Turns out I’m a bit of a brunch fanatic. Probably because breakfast is my favorite meal of the deal, but brunch gives you a pretty awesome excuse to throw in a few savory delights and even dessert. Oh heck to the yeah! That’s my kind of meal.
This weekend I’ll be making brunch for my mother so I’ve been thinking about what to make her and dreaming up ideas for our Mothers Day brunch menu. My siblings both live in South Florida so Mother’s Day has become a bit of a day just for my mom and I, which is a tradition I really do love. So for the lady who inspires this here blog more than she probably even knows, I’m enacting a little ode to Mother’s Day brunch and moms everywhere. Ready to chow down? Click on through for 10 Mother’s Day brunch recipes!
I have this odd relationship with shades of pink. See, sometimes I love pink like it’s my job. Other times, I really could leave it or take it…generally leave it. Lately I’ve been having a major pink and coral moment. It might be because I’m considering giving my desk a wash of glossy coral to pep up my office. Or it might just be because it’s spring and pink feels happy and pretty. You know. Like cherry blossoms and other spring things. Whatever the reason, I am just outright obsessed with pink and coral at the moment! For more of my current obsessions, pop over to Pinterest and give me a follow!
[Row 1: Once Wed | Cooking Classy | Row 2: Golubka | A Brit & A Blonde via Junebug Weddings | Row 3: White On Rice Couple | Creature Comforts.]
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy of Amy Palanjian’s latest book, So Pretty! Felt, which is loaded with 24 super pretty DIY ideas all made with felt. Felt is a an old school crafting favorite of mine, namely because it’s inexpensive and forgiving. It comes in loads of great colors, it’s easy to work with and it has a certain charm that I just love. Plus, Amy is the former deputy editor of ReadyMade so you know the lady knows her stuff.
[So Pretty! Felt by Amy Palanjian | Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or Chronicle Books.]
What I love about this book is the range of fabulous projects that Amy includes, all of which are really approachable even if you’re not a sewing pro. (Because, guys, I am the farthest thing from a sewing pro you’ll ever meet.) Plus the photography and styling is lovely and the book itself is just beautifully designed. Some of my favorite projects are the little felt cupcake flags and the dainty felt bunting – so perfect for parties! Or for yourself, the felt earrings and gorgeous felt statement necklace are totally my groove. Add in a whole host of sources for supplies and inspiration and this is a truly fabulous little tome for you crafty types. Want to see more? Pop over to our Facebook page for more photos and thoughts about the book. Enjoy!
[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
No compensation was received for this review. All opinions are my own.
My pick for this week’s cocktail is this crazy delicious looking rhubarb raspberry fizz over at Golubka, dreamed up by Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog. Made with fresh berries, rhubarb and vanilla bean it’d be equally as tasty as an alcohol-free refreshment as it would be with a liberal splash of bourbon. I love this time of year when it’s so much easier to pick up fresh ingredients at the farmer’s market or grocery store to really elevate the flavors when cooking. But, seriously, don’t underestimate the power of fresh ingredients in your cocktails, too! Skip the pre-made sticky sweet mixers and go fresh. Like, you know, with raspberries and rhubarb. With summer coming, let’s toast with this rhubarb raspberry fizz, shall we? Get the recipe at Golubka!
[Photo + recipe by The Vanilla Bean Blog for Golubka.]