Recipes

Cocktail Hour | Caipirinhas

05.08.13

Caipirinha Cocktails

We are heading to beautiful Brazil (not really, but you’ll feel like it when you try these cocktails) during this cocktail hour to taste their signature Caipirinha – pronounced ‘kai-pur-een-ya’. This fresh cocktail is perfect on a warm day hanging out with friends in the backyard.

A little history on Caipirinha will further make you appreciate and enjoy this native cocktail. The signature ingredient in an authentic Caipirinha is Cachaça, which is a cousin of rum, made with 100% fresh cane juice and comes only from Brazil. A classic Caipirinha consists of fresh lime juice, natural sugar, Cachaça, and ice … but turn it up a notch by adding fresh fruit and/or herbs for a unique, delicious taste.
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Style & Beauty

How To Stylize // Shorts

05.07.13

The sun finally seems to be making its long-awaited appearance for most of the nation! Unpack your tank tops, sundresses, flip flops and shorts. I was inspired to create this post when I received an email from Erin, a good friend living in Houston, asking how I would style a pair of floral pattern and metallic jacquard shorts.

Erin was probably expecting a simple email reply, but that just wouldn’t do justice with all the ideas I had floating around in my head! I didn’t know if she needed looks for date night, a work event or a Saturday afternoon out with the girls. Thus, I created her options that covered every realm and some tops that were versatile enough they could work for both pairs of shorts. READ MORE

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Monday Momentum

05.06.13

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and maybe even celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some delicious margaritas!

I wanted to start off with Monday Momentum … a little inspiration to kick start your week!

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do Focus on what you want to accomplish, work hard for it and keep dreaming big!

– Kristin

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Friday Faves

05.03.13

There have just been som many great things happening on the web this week from others’ blog posts, product launches, etc! Thought I’d share with you some of my faves!

Tom Ford’s New Summer Beauty Collection // I mean, the packaging alone is like decor! tom ford summer beauty collection
Turning those single earring studs (cause we will never find the matching pair!) into fab push pins on your latest inspiration board via Baublebar! earring studs as push pins
Cinco de Mayo is this weekend and it’s all about the perfect cocktails thanks to Style Within Reach! cinco de mayo cocktails
Ok … so if you don’t follow or check in regularly to The Everygirl, you are seriously missing out. Today they featured one of the creators, Danielle Moss’ Chicago Apartment The Everygirl Home Tour

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Blog / Style & Beauty

Inspiration // ikat

05.02.13

Some might call it an obsession, infatuation or just plain in love with the ikat print. As a textile thought to be derived from the middle east on over to south america, it has influences of tribal & ethnic qualities with an abundance of colors.

I completely have to restrain myself from making my entire life draped in ikat. I figure a little of something in each category (i.e. home, accessories, clothing) won’t do any harm as long as I’m not wearing the tunic while laying in the bed mixing cake batter in the bowls!

ikat print inspiration

 

1. TOMS Desert Botas 2. Quiksilver Shorts 3. Zara Tribal Necklace 4. A-Thread Scarf 5. Yellow Pillows at One Kings Lane 6. TOMS Strappy Wedges 7. Pottery Barn Bedding 8. Target Bowl Set 9. Zara Clutch 10. Tray at One Kings Lane 11. Target Plate Set 12. Zara Strappy Heels 13. Mango Scarf 14. World Market Candle 15. Multi-print Pillow at One Kings Lane

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May Day is Here!

05.01.13

I can’t believe May is already here… where has the time gone? I hope wherever you live that the sun is out, flowers are blooming and activities are moving from the indoors out. Lately, on my walk each morning with the dog, I’ve been bringing my camera with me to capture some of the beautiful array of flowers in the neighborhood. To me, that truly signifies Spring is here!

Here is a free desktop wallpaper with an inspiring quote to ensure you live each and every day in the moment!

May Desktop Wallpaper

Choose your size:  1024×768   //   1280×1024   //   1920×1200

 

Blog / Lifestyle / Travel

On The Road Again… Big Bear Mountain

05.01.13

Last week I headed up the mountain to Big Bear Lake, CA for a work retreat I helped planned. Eleven women, two dogs, a candy bar, mimosa bar, tea time lunch, and lots of training in one amazing home makes for a fun time!

As a significant part to the event planning, I often turn to Pinterest for ideas to make it extra special and one-of-a-kind. I’d like to think we accomplished that with the fun elements we added to the weekend that gave it a special touch to let the ladies know this weekend was not only about learning, but about having fun too. (lots of photos were posted on Instagram from the team with #bigbearleadership2013)
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Style & Beauty

Top 10 Hair Tips

04.30.13

Whether to go for the bob, the pixie, add layers, highlights, lowlights, bangs versus no bangs ….. those choices I cannot help you with unless I know you, your hair and your lifestyle. However, I can give you my Top 10 Hair Tips & Tricks that I know work pretty much universally across the board.  Top 10 Hair Tips Some of these items require me to go into a bit more in-depth so you understand what their purpose is and how to use them. I use these products and/or styles on a regular basis and truly think they are some of the best on the market!

I personally have long, fine hair, so I have definitely made best friends with dry shampoo, the Moroccan Oil Light and the Wet Brush. I’m terrible at getting into the salon for haircuts (we’re talking anywhere from 6-8 months between trims!), so I have to use products that will keep my hair in great shape for as long as possible. I should note that I rarely use a blow dryer and opt for the slight breeze to do it’s thing while I take the dog for a walk. So not applying direct heat on a daily basis definitely helps me extend my trims to 6-8 months!
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