Yesterday I shared a look at my updated gallery wall with Simply Framed, a wall that definitely doesn’t shy from the bold or colorful. And while gallery walls tend feel very “one-and-done,” I touched upon the process of continually...
If you’re finding yourself at a loss for a good, easy hostess gift, consider gifting a simple flower arrangement. But I’m not talking about a store-bought bouquet from the grocery store down the road. Instead, by taking the time to compile and curate a bouquet, you’re able to put a personal touch on a super quick solution (and who doesn’t love getting fresh flowers?!).
MKR originally shared these great tips when gifting a simple flower arrangement, which I’ve leaned on for many hostess gift opportunities. First, keep the bouquet simple and in-season. When in doubt on what to mix with what, compile a single-flower arrangement. Second, tend to the stems, trimming any excess leaves, twigs, etc. Third, use pretty wrapping paper, rustic kraft paper or ribbon to tie your bouquet together (roll into the paper at a diagonal for best results). Be sure to trim the ends of your stems with scissors or pruning shears to keep ends clean and tidy. Lastly, if your bouquet needs an extra pop (which I usually don’t think it does), consider adding fresh herbs or a stock varietal.
Tell me, are you bringing flowers to hosts this upcoming weekend? Cheers, Kat
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A DIY taco bar is quite possibly the easiest way to feed a crowd, while keeping things casual. My favorite part is that you can prep all of the ingredients the night before too, if you’re busy finding a sombrero the day of the fiesta. And who doesn’t love a good taco?!
I have a deep love for anything that has corn in it. When MKR shared the original recipe for her corn queso fundido dip, I couldn’t make it fast enough. This recipe is addicting (don’t say we didn’t warn you). Think roasted corn in a skillet with fiery poblano peppers, red onion, garlic, Monterrey Jack cheese.
There’s nothing more festive for the Derby than mint juleps, am I right? Since I limit my mint julep intake generally to Derby season (whiskey reminds me of college if you know what I’m saying), I must admit I never remember just how to make them when the time has come to whip one up. Luckily MKR shared her take on the classic mint julep recipe here, and I keep coming back to it every year! As I’m sure you’ll agree, with three ways to enjoy your mint julep (my favorite being the tangerine, but strawberry is delish too), you’ll be set for a fun-filled day of horses, so many great, big hats and plenty of pastels.