Campari Orange Ice Pops

Looking for something delicious (and a little boozy) to help beat the heat? Try these refreshing Campari orange ice pops from Bon Appétit.

Campari-Orange Pops photo

Campari-Orange Pops via Bon Appétit

 

Make them in these Sur la Table swirl popsicle molds, and it’s sure to be a fun party!

 

Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops

Mastrad Silicone Ice Cream Pops via Sur la Table

 

 

Sporting Cocktails

With the World Cup and Wimbledon both underway, it seems only right to enjoy a few rounds of international cocktails. Cheers!

 

Brazil is known for Cachaca and its popularity has risen in the United States over the last few years as more and more embibers enjoy Caipirinhas. Epicurious highlights the Brazilian spirit in this great post.

 

Pisco Sour

If you're supporting Chile in today's match, you might want to take a sip of this Pisco Sour from Food and Wine.

 

Don your tennis whites and enjoy this all English beverage via Bon Appetit

 

 

Happy Birthday Cake!

It’s a birthday weekend! I have four friends whose birthday is tomorrow. There is a lot to celebrate!

When your dear pals are celebrating their special day, I highly recommend this fabulous hot fudge sundae cake from Smitten Kitchen. There are a lot of steps, but she graciously offers short cuts (which you would never know were taken). If you have patience for all of the steps, though, you (and your pal, more importantly) will surely be rewarded!

Happy Birthday!

Jenny & David’s Engagement Shoot

I have privilege of working with a fabulous couple on their November 2014 wedding. Even in the short time we have been working together, I have been so impressed by their thoughtfulness — both to others and to each other. They are a joy to work with and I am so excited for their Big Day! Here are some beautiful shots of their engagement — featured on United With Love — and taken by the talented Dani P. S. Photography.

Best wishes and congratulations Jenny and David!

Jenny and David's proposal; photo credit: Dani P. S. Photography

Sweet Valentines

Julia and Paul Child always sent Valentine’s Day greetings to friends and family. Take a leaf out of their book and spread the love with any of these sweet Valentines.

 

Valentine's Card with Tiny Envelopes Card and Custom Messages via LemonDropPapers on Etsy.com

 

Hedgehogs Valentine Card Kit via Paper-Source.com

 

DIY Affectionate Seed Cards via MarthaStewart.com

 

Valentine's Day Mad Libs via PinwheelPrintShop on Etsy.com

 

 

“Valentine cards had become a tradition of ours, born of the fact that we could never get ourselves organized in time to send out Christmas cards.” Julia Child, My Life in France

Super Bowl Party: Chips and Dips

Whether you are a Broncos’ fan, a Seahawks’ fan, or just in it for the commercials, it’s not too early to start thinking about your Super Bowl Party. The best place to start is with everyone’s favorite snack: chips and dip. Here are some different takes on the great classic. Bon Appétit!

 

Instead of store bought Sour Cream and Onion Dip try Sweet Onion Dip via Martha Stewart

Instead of Hummus, try White Bean Dip with Herbs via FoodandWine.com

Instead of Charcuterie try Salami Chips with Grainy Mustard Dip recipe via Epicurious

Wedding Gift Idea:Tree Ornaments

Newlyweds look forward to starting new traditions. Help them get started on their first Christmas together by giving them ornaments to trim their tree.

Personalize their first Christmas via JillAllenDesign

 

A bit of whimsy never goes amiss. Try this deer head Christmas ornament via NeimanMarcus.com

 

World travelers? Find them a unique ornament from a special place they've traveled like this ornament from east Africa, via Ornaments4Orphans.com