Friday, April 18, 2014

Link Love


Happy Friday + for those who celebrate Happy (early) Easter weekend!
Holidays are the best, aren't they? A perfect time to get together with friends and family, holidays create memories that will last forever. This weekend I have plans to decorate Easter eggs (and compete in a very competitive egg decorating contest) and enjoy some delicious meals with the people I love! I am totally thinking sequin easter eggs for the contest. What would you do?  If you are looking for an easy Easter DIY check out my bunny tail cocktail stirrers or whip up a couple of cocktails for your out-of-state relatives!

Have a happy, hoppy day.

+ Finals Week, as Told by Zack Galifinkakis & Will Ferrell (Her Campus)
+ Lauren Conrad's Must Haves (Domaine Home)
+ Two Year Anniversary (Cupcake & Cashmere)
+ This Southwest Flight Attendant went viral this week! (People)
+ OISTNB Season 2 Trailer is out! (E!)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Covets & Craves

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My current covet + crave list is colorful and nautical, and everything I want in a wish list. Because duh, it's my wish list. When I come across an item that tickles my fancy, I bookmark it. It may go on sale and if I really love it, I will watch it like a hawk. I am sharing some of my absolute favorite items for spring today! Many of the trends I spoke about last night call to the products featured on my wish list. Nautical stripes, colorful sneakers, patterned clutches and stark neutrals are the necessities for the season. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Trendy

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I am honored to be one of the bloggers speaking, on a panel, at Boston University, tonight, with the gals from Boutikey. I will be touching on my absolute favorite spring trends (the one's featured above) and answering any questions about Tickle Me Pink. I am super excited and can't wait to meet the girls at the Sigma Kappa event!

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* Continue below for a delicious cocktail recipe!

Grapefruit Cucumber Cocktail




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Easter Sunday means brunch, and brunch means delicious cocktails, specifically mimosas! But this year, why not branch out? Try something new and share it with your family. It's better than sitting around and waiting for Mom to finish making the feast. Impress your aunts, uncles and cousins with this delicious grapefruit + cucumber cocktail

What You Need:
+ 1 cup Gingerale 
+ 1 cup Grapefruit Juice
+ Wedge of Grapefruit
+ Slices of Cucumber
+ 2 - 4 ounces Gin  

Mix ingredients together in a tall tumbler, add ice and a decorative straw, as well as the bunny tail stirrers from yesterday's DIY and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bunny Tail Drink Stirrers






























One of my very favorite Easter stories is the Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter. Peter disobeys his mothers' orders and sneaks into Mr. McGregor's garden, full of delicious vegetables. Peter is caught and manages a swift escape, but not before losing his jacket and shoes. Peter returns home with an upset stomach and learns his lesson the hard way. It's a fantastic children's tale and one that's really stuck with me. 

So today I decided to share a little DIY project that I created for my Easter Sunday. Bunny Tail Drink Stirrers (inspired by my friend Peter) for a delicious Grapefruit + Cucumber cocktail that I will be sharing tomorrow. 

What You Need: 
(all of which I found at Michaels + can be found at an craft store)
+ Scissors
+ Thin Pink Ribbon
+ White Pom Poms
+ Glue Gun or Clear Tacky Glue
+ Bamboo Skewers

Simply glue the white pom poms to the end of the bamboo skewers. Right before they are set to dry, tie a pink bow and slide it up the bamboo skewer, directly below the pom pom. The excess glue from the pom pom keeps the bow in place. Set to dry, add to cocktail, stir and enjoy!

It's a super simple DIY that will give your Easter cocktails an extra dose of cuteness!