Smores Mini Cakes

I hope everyone had a great weekend and spent Mother’s Day doing something special. Now that it’s Monday, I’m thinking we should all day dream about these mini s’mores cakes. Because, let’s face it, they’re pretty genius. A thick graham cracker crust, loads of chocolate and toasted marshmallow frosting. What’s not to love? Get the recipe on Desserts for Breakfast.

{Photos from Desserts for Breakfast.}


Something Sweet for Mom

Just in time to head out for the weekend, I couldn’t resist a final dose of something beautiful to inspire your Mother’s Day. Sent over by Juli of Sweet Cupcakes and Treats, this little celebration was planned for a mom and her two beautiful daughters. Loads of sweet treats nestled in vintage jars and dishes were paired with a pretty backdrop of billowy white curtains and a lovely little doily garland. Isn’t this just darling?

With prep for the upcoming National Stationery Show, I’m cutting out a little early this week so happy weekend and happy Mother’s Day! xoxo

Vendors – Sweet Cupcakes and Treats + The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie

{Photos by Juli Stertern-Gill of Sweet Cupcakes and Treats.}


Party Palette: Cinco de Mayo

Can you believe it’s Cinco de Mayo already today? I am so ready for summer! We’ve had nineteen consecutive days of rain here so I’m dreaming of long, hot sunny days, fruity drinks and a little fiesta flavor. Especially after a few  beautiful days on St. Pete Beach last week, I can’t keep summer off my mind so I’m happy to welcome Cinco de Mayo with bright, refreshing colors reminiscent of sunshine and limes.

Not to be forgotten, much love to my friends at the New York Wedding Boutique celebrating their first anniversary today! xoxo

{top. Sarah Yates via Style Me Pretty. left. Emily O. Photography from this fiesta dinner party. right. Dia Rao via design*sponge.}


DIY Fringe Chandelier

Hello again, lovelies! It’s me, Jenny from Hank + Hunt and like most everyone these days my heart is infatuated with fringe. I love it any and everywhere and whipped up this little chandelier out of fringe trim you can get at your local upholstery or yardage shop. I found some really long fringe and it works perfectly for party decor or would also be cute around home!

Supplies –
Hot glue
4 yards of fringe, found in the trim section, I used 8” length
2 embroidery hoops
acrylic paint
clear fishing line

Separate the inner and outer hoops. Paint the inner hoops white (or color of fringe) and let dry.

Cut 3 pieces of fishing line about 18” long. Tie each to a hoop, evenly spaced around the hoop.

Either set the hoops together, the smaller hoop higher (5-7 inches) and propped on something, or get a helper to hold both hoops.  Note: I highly recommend getting help, so one person can hold the hoops in position and one can tie the fishing line. It is important that the line is tied with even spacing and length; the smaller hoop should be centered and lower than the larger hoop, but also slightly overlapped by the length of the fringe. As for the fishing line, you will not use all 18”; it is just easier to tie if you have a little extra.

Now, cut 3 more pieces of fishing line, about 20 – 25 inches long. Tie each, like before, to the large hoop. (You will finish this after adhering fringe.)

Place a larger bead of hot glue on the hoop. Line up the top of the fringe and press the end of the fringe into it and hold until cool.

Continue around the hoop, being careful to line up the top edges. I doubled up, and went around each hoop twice. Once you reach the starting spot, trim, and tuck the end under and glue down with hot glue. Be careful not to hot glue any of the fishing line! (don’t ask me how I know)

Repeat with the second hoop.

Now, take those three pieces of fishing line (from step 5) and holding all three together, tie in a knot twice, while holding up the chandelier by the lines, to make one large knot directly centered and evenly spaced above the hoops.

And, voila! A super cute and even more budget-friendly chandelier for your next celebration. Enjoy!

{Photos by Hank + Hunt.}


Inspired by Mothers Day Brunch

It may only be Wednesday, but I’m already looking forward to spending a quiet Mother’s Day brunch with my mom this weekend. This will be the first year it’s just the two of us now that my siblings have both relocated and can’t make it home, so it will be low key but we always make it special. I’m thinking brunch at our favorite restaurant in our favorite town on the lake. To say I’m loving this pretty little brunch inspiration shoot from Margherita of Le Chat de Sucre in Florence, Italy, originally spied on Amy Atlas, is an understatement. Crusty loaves of bread, fluttering paper butterflies, and sweet jam jars are just the right amount of fuss and the perfect inspiration for your Mother’s Day brunch.

{Photos by Adam Montanaro of Le Chat de Sucre via Amy Atlas.}