HAPPY HOUR: Mandarin Sunset

Happy Holiday Weekend, everyone!! I’m planning on spending my holiday weekend lounging by the pool and grilling out so I thought I would give you all a nice little cocktail recipe to try out poolside!

MANDARIN SUNSET

MANDARIN SUNSET

1 PART PUCKER WATERMELON SCHNAPPS

2 PARTS MANDARIN FLAVORED VODKA

A SPLASH OF ORANGE JUICE

*garnish with a lime and sugar rim and you are ready to go!

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Built-Ins

So many new homes being built these days do not have built-ins! They really make any room look like a custom living space, plus they provide amazing storage! As long as you don’t get something too trendy I feel like built-ins are an amazing addition to any living space! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of built ins and all my favorite ways to show that they really can be versatile!

Classic Entertainment Unit Built Ins

Classic Entertainment Unit Built Ins

Built-in bookshelves are perfect for an office

Built-in bookshelves are perfect for an office

Great space saving built-ins for the kitchen dining space!

Great space saving built-ins for the kitchen dining space!

Obsessed with the idea of bathroom built-ins! Perfect space saving linen closet right there!

Obsessed with the idea of bathroom built-ins! Perfect space saving linen closet right there!

Love this desk/office space built in!

Love this desk/office space built in!

Totally unique idea of having built-ins around your bed, acting as a headboard and bedside table!

Totally unique idea of having built-ins around your bed, acting as a headboard and bedside table!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOME-SPIRATION: Mounted Bedside Tables

They key to any organized house and even organized room is storage! You need a place to put your things, regardless of the size of space you have. The one things I have found so important in our adventures to redecorate our bedroom is bedside tables. I looked at hundreds of bedside tables and found this amazing space saving bedside table idea, mounted bedside tables! This is definitely the most economical approachHere are a few of my favorite images I found!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

HOME-SPIRATION: White Bedding

So David and I have taken on the challenge of redecorating the master bedroom and the guest bedroom in his house. From picking out colors, painting, painting fiascos, beds, bedding, etc. it has all been a huge learning experience, but so much fun! This home-spiration comes from the fact that we finally made the plunge and got all new amazing ALL WHITE bedding from Pottery Barn for our new bedroom. I was a little nervous about all white, but I LOVE the idea of monochromatic bedding! So here are some of my favorite home-spiration photos for white bedding.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

HAPPY HOUR: Southern Belle Cocktail

Now that I have officially taken up residence in the south for the next four months I decided to feature a Southern Belle cocktail in honor of needing a drink after my first official day back at my internship!

SOUTHERN BELLE COCKTAIL

SOUTHERN BELLE COCKTAIL

1 PART SWEET TEA VODKA

1 PART FRESH LEMONADE

FRESH SLICED PEACHES

mix together in a sweet southern mason jar and you have yourself an adult sweet peach tea.

Enjoy! and always drink responsibly 🙂

HOME-SPIRATION: Reinventing Wooden Headboards

David and I have spent a ton of time shopping for bedroom furniture and headboards. I found this great new wooden headboard trend while I was looking for inspiration photos, and I am obsessed. I love the idea of a whole wall of wood or a great piece of refurbished wood as the centerpiece of a bedroom and the headboard. Here are all the inspiration photos I found of this great look.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

PRODUCT FEATURE: Crate & Barrel Cheese Plate

So my boyfriends mom knows how much David and I love wine and cheese. She was so sweet and got us this gorgeous cheese plate from Crate & Barrel that I am so obsessed with! Its perfect for a pre dinner appetizer or a little get together! Here is the cheese plate and knife and you can see how we used them!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

This is the Small Rectangle Slate Board from Crate & Barrel! This is the one that I have but they have all different sizes! This one is only $9.95

This is the Small Rectangle Slate Board from Crate & Barrel! This is the one that I have but they have all different sizes! This one is only $9.95! Plus the slate gives you the ability to write on the board in chalk!

This is the Crate & Barrel Hard Cheese Knife that is perfect to go with the slate cheese board and its only $9.95!

This is the Crate & Barrel Hard Cheese Knife that is perfect to go with the slate cheese board and its only $9.95!