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Thirsty Thursday: Summer Fruit Sangria

1 Sep

Sorry to bombard you with another food related post, but it’s Thirsty Thursday!!! I’ve really been craving Sangria since I read a recipe feature on all different types of Sangria in Martha Stewart Every Day Food (a must subscribe for impressive, but not too complicated recipes). Sangria is so easy to make but has such a beautiful presentation. There are a million different recipes out there – red wine, white wine, blush wine with endless fruit combination possibilities. Now tell me that a Sangria bar isn’t a great idea for a wedding?! You can have fun with what you serve them in – pitchers, punch bowls, mason jars, whatever you want! Here is a fun Summer-Fruit Sangria from Martha Stewart with plums, apples, oranges and rasberries if you want to give a try.

Summer Fruit Sangria

I am loving…mini appetizers!

30 Aug

Who doesn’t love something mini?! Mini horses, mini people (also known as kids) – they are great. Something I can’t get enough of is mini food. Little bite size versions of something large and delicious. It’s genius. American classics like burgers & fries, mac & cheese and grilled cheese & tomato soup seem to be a big hit.They make the most adorable appetizers for weddings or showers. Plus if you can hold something indulgent with two fingers, can it really be that bad for you?

Mini Burgers and Fries Appetizer
Image & Recipe at: Pizzazzerie

Mini Mac and Cheese Appetizer
Image & Recipe at: The Curvy Carrot

Mini Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Appetizer
Image at: fresh tart

Thirsty Thursday: Vodka Watermelon Cooler

5 May

This looks so darn refreshing and delish! Vodka, triple sec, lime and pureed fresh watermelon make this a perfect little summer treat. Served with a little watermelon slice garnish, this would be the perfect signature drink for a hot summer day soiree! Get the recipe at Dine and Dish via Epicurious.

Vodka_Watermelon_Cooler

Inspiration to Reality Shoot on Style Me Pretty: My Modern Clementine

2 May

Good morning and happy Monday! In case you missed it a couple days ago, Style Me Pretty featured an inspiration shoot based on our “My Modern Clementine” inspiration board. Contributors included Bliss Wedding and Event Design and Merriment Design. It has a super cool mod 1960s vibe – so chic I love it! Here are some sneak peak pics but  be sure to check out the whole gallery.

1960's_Inspired_Clementine_Shoot

1960's_Clementine_Inspired_Wedding_Invite

1960's_Inspired_Clementine_Inspiration_Shoot_Soda_Bottles

Thirsty Thursday: Fizzy Sour Cherry Lemonade

21 Apr

It’s sweet, tangy and fizzy. What more could you want from a fun summer cocktail? I love this twist on traditional lemonade from Gourmet. Cherry is a bit of an unexpected flavor, sparkling water gives it a refreshing touch and vodka gives it an adult rating (optional of course). Plus the cherry garnish is sweet as cherry pie! Get the recipe for fizzy sour cherry lemonade and get crackin’!

Thirsty Thursday: Cucumber Ginger Fizz

14 Apr

Mmmm. I love cucumber and I love ginger. Two very refreshing flavors. So when I saw this Cucumber Ginger Fizz cocktail from Martha Stewart I had to pick it. Such a perfect spring or summer drink. I love the presentation with the English cucumber slices. Great as a signature drink and I think it would make a great bridal shower drink too. But it has vodka in it, so not so much if you are having a bridal shower brunch because vodka before noon is called alcoholism.

Thirsty Thursday: Raspberry Beer Cocktail

7 Apr

I’ve got yummy summer drinks on the mind so when I saw this raspberry beer cocktail punch, I knew I had to share it! It’s a combo of beer, raspberry lemonade and some vodka to make things really interesting! I love the presentation of the floating raspberries and limes. Great for a laid back summer wedding signature drink or even a summer party or picnic! Find the complete recipe on My Recipes.

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