Color Palette: Denim + Poppy

Happy Monday, gang! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty amazing (more on that later today with this week’s edition of The Weekly Dozen), a really fabulous summer weekend. We spent it in the Adirondacks and now all I want to do is plot a more extended getaway into the woods. No internet, lots of hiking and canoeing and just generally letting the world slow down for a few days. I want to mosey along smelling the flowers and going wherever the wind takes me, which probably explains why I am loving this rich jewel-toned summer color palette of denim and poppy. Somehow it’s the perfect description of my mood today!

Denim and Poppy | The Sweetest Occasion

[Photos, from top: Shanna MurrayJenn Elliott Blake from Scout. | Hannah Queen of Honey & Jam.]

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Friday Link Love

Hey guys! I hope everyone has had a great week. Who else is excited that it’s Friday? I know I am! I have to say, I really live for summer weekends. We’re off to spend the weekend with family and I’m going to enjoy unplugging for the next couple days. Have any fun plans this weekend? Or planning to just kick up your heels and spend a quiet one at home? Whatever you have in the works, here’s wishing you a beautiful weekend full of sunshine and laughter. See you here on Monday! xoxo

Tiny Dancer

[In love with this photo by Nicole Traveller. See more at Grey Likes Baby.]

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Loving Indigo

I’ve been in love with moody hues of indigo for the longest time. Years, in fact. (Evidence here from 2+ years ago.) So I am loving that the indigo color is making a major comeback at the moment. Although, is indigo ever really out of style? I vote no. I think I love indigo because it’s somehow modern, classic, romantic and sultry all at the same time. Indigo is having such a moment right now and I am wild about the trend. I kind of want everything I set eyes on to be washed in shades of indigo these days. Who’s with me?

Loving Indigo | The Sweetest Occasion

[1: Heinui | 2: Elaine Palladino Photography from Style Me Pretty | 3: Gucio Photography from 100 Layer Cake | 4: Haus Interior | 5: American Eagle | 6: Clarabella | 7: Gucio Photography from 100 Layer Cake | 8: Elephant Ceramics | 9: Bookhou At Home.]

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Sweet Eats: S’mores Kit from Whimsy & Spice

I’ve been looking for a gift this week to send to a friend who is going through a tough time. Because I’m a huge fan of edible gifts, especially those of the comfort food variety, and because it also needs to be something that can be shipped, I turned to one of my old standbys, Whimsy & Spice. I’ve been gifting their homemade marshmallows, brownies and cookies for years now and they seriously never fail to delight. These brownies? Crazy good. Flitting around their site today though what caught my eye was their new s’mores kits. Packaged up with your pick of their signature cardamom or maple marshmallows, the kit includes homemade graham cracker shortbread cookies, chocolate, skewers and everything you need to make over the top delicious s’mores.

Whimsy & Spice S'mores Kit

Whimsy & Spice S'mores Kit

Whimsy & Spice S'mores Kit

Whimsy & Spice S'mores Kit

And we don’t really need to talk about the packaging do we? It’s completely charming and just perfect for gift giving. And what do you know? Now I’m craving s’mores.

[Photos by Whimsy & Spice.]

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Recipe Favorites: 10 Best Zucchini Recipes

10 Best Zucchini Recipes

This time of year I become a bit of a zucchini freak. Luckily, B is on board with my obsession and is right there with me toting it home by the bagful from the market or little roadside veggie stands. We’re huge fans of grilling it on the charcoal grill with a bit of olive oil and garlic and eating it just like that, but I also love working it into dishes of all varieties. Pastas, pizzas, soups – zucchini makes everything taste summery and delicious! I used to be obsessed with my grandmother’s zucchini bread as a kid and can’t wait to make some soon.

Have a garden bursting with zucchini you don’t know what to do with? Or, like us, and can’t stop buying it every time you see it? Click through for 10 of the best zucchini recipes you absolutely want to try this summer!

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