August 1, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Ice cream. And lobster. Absolutely my two favorite foods in the whole wide universe. Followed very closely by cheese. But I digress. Turns out, I love an ice cream party like you wouldn’t believe. Load up on your favorite flavors and the cutest ice cream cone wrappers, cups, spoons and sprinkles you can find and you’re well on your way! Of course, while we all know that kids love a good ice cream party, don’t discount an ice cream party for grown-up friends, too. Fruity drinks and fruity cones go perfectly together!
[1: Watermelon ice cream cone wrappers | 2: Strawberry ice cream cone wrappers | 3: DIY ice cream caddy | 4: Ice cream party invitations | 5: Strawberry ice cream sandwiches | 6: DIY tassel ice cream spoons | 7: Ice cream soda printables | 8: DIY waffle cones.]
July 31, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Sometimes a lady just likes to feel feminine and pretty, am I right? And in my book there’s no better color to evoke that feeling than blush pink. I think I love blush best when it’s used as a neutral and paired with other neutrals like black, white and ivory. Can we talk about these booties for a second? I think they’d make the perfect shoe for late summer right on into fall when they’d look adorable with jeans and sweaters. (They also come in camel and natural, too!) At any rate, here are some pretty in pink things I’m loving at the moment. Any favorites?
[Shop | 1: Abstract flower sweater | 2: Satin ball cap | 3: Accessories storage bags | 4: Salt tasting dish | 5: Suede belt | 6: Cut-out booties | 7: Bobbi pin set.]
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July 30, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. There’s little I love more than a summer lemonade stand! I grew up on the old family farm, outside of town, surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields and woods. It was awesome, but it pretty much meant that having a lemonade stand was completely futile lest I could beg one of my cousins, aunts or uncles to buy a cup. For that reason I find lemonade stands to be so nostalgic and idyllic. Today I’m sharing that nostalgia with some of my favorite lemonade stand printables, making hosting a lemonade stand this weekend as easy as downloading, printing and mixing up the lemonade!
[Lemonade stand printables from Caravan Shoppe.]
[Printables by Miss Wyolene for The Sweetest Occasion | Download here.]
[Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat. | Printables from One Charming Party.]
July 29, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
I’m a day late with this week’s color palette, because I had to take a day away from the computer yesterday to tackle some other projects. Namely, we’re working hard on that dining room makeover and I’m hoping to have an update to share later this week. In our home I’m all about neutrals and cool colors, with just very occasional appearances from warm colors like these bold shades of yellow. I’ve said it before but I have such a love/hate kind of thing when it comes to yellow, but I do really love it paired with green. Especially this time of year! It just feels so vibrant and summery. Also, this mango cilantro mojito looks like just the right kind of delicious.
[Photos: Rustic White via Style Me Pretty | Diana McGregor via Grey Likes Weddings | A House in the Hills.]
July 28, 2014 | by Cyd Converse
Every once in a while I think it’s fun to dig deep into the nearly six years of archives and share an oldie but goodie from the 1000s of posts I’ve written and shared since 2008. Today’s post takes us back four summers ago to this gorgeous dandelion themed dinner party, designed around a love for a vintage copy of Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine. With a neutral color palette, vintage book pages adorning the wall and an amazing dandelion centerpiece, I love this look today as much as the day I first set eyes on it back in 2010. This would make the perfect at-home wedding or just a gorgeous setting for a dinner party or housewarming party, don’t you think?
So so pretty! You can see more details by checking out the original post. I have more pretty posts from the past I’m going to be sharing at some point, too. Maybe one favorite from the archives each month? I’m not quite sure yet, but in the meantime I’m definitely glad I dug this one out to share with you. I hope you love it, too!
Photography: Sara Gray Photography | Floral design + styling: Punch | Venue + rentals: The Party Place