Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day to the most wonderful father, best friend, man I have ever known.  He has taught me how to be strong, passionate, and to follow my dreams.  I only hope that I can be as wonderful of a parent as he is to us.  He will always put his children first and I admire him for that.  I am so grateful to have received his passion for creativity and art.  I hope all of you are as lucky as I am to have such a wonderful father.  

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to the most wonderful father, best friend, man I have ever known.  He has taught me how to be strong, passionate, and to follow my dreams.  I only hope that I can be as wonderful of a parent as he is to us.  He will always put his children first and I admire him for that.  I am so grateful to have received his passion for creativity and art.  I hope all of you are as lucky as I am to have such a wonderful father.  

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Dad Always Knows Best

Father’s Day is around the corner and I am not proud to say that I am a procrastinator when it comes to finding my daddio the perfect gift.  I usually end up painting something, making a photo book from Pinehole Press, or giving him a gift card to Barnes and Noble to pick out a new book to add to his collection.  This year I decided to jump outside the box and get him something he would never ask for or expect.  Here are a few of my front runners and would be perfect gifts for any husband or dad.  

 

1. Malin + Goetz Rum Soap 

2. Field Notes from Letterbox Company 

3. Jack Spade Laptop Briefcase 

4. Kiehls Cross Terrain All-In-One Wash 

5. Mougin and Piquard Watch 

6. Alden Shoe Tree

7. Jack Spade “Dad” Money Clip

8. Baldwin Demin KC Cap 

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Momma Always Said

Need last minute gift ideas? These are a few I think any momma would love to have.  

1. Rifle Paper Co. Mother Daughter CardAnthropolgie carries Rifle Paper at their stores 

2. Diptyque Candles– these French candles make great makeup brush holders  via Cupcakes and Cashmere

3. The lovely Momma Always Said bangle from Kate Spade is too cute and would be the perfect Mother’s Day Gift 

4. Fresh flowers are a must. I wish I lived in the same city as my momma so I could bring her tulips (they are her favorite) 

5. A journal from Graphic Image for all of the daily “to-dos” and look good while doing it 

6. The perfect red lipstick from Poppy King for J Crew 

7. A lighthearted book like the Object of Beauty by Steve Martin 

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Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! Isn’t it weird that there is one extra day in this year? Let’s celebrate today because we will wait another 4 years to celebrate again! 

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Daily Detail: The Menu

Here is the menu for our romantic night in.  Opposite to last year’s fabulous Chicago getaway, we decided to keep it homemade and low key.  My one ambitious goal is to make a perfect chocolate soufflé- hopefully it will be a success.  Everything will be made with love even to the last drop of wine.  

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Baking With Love

 

If you read my post yesterday you would have seen that I was baking cookies all afternoon and watching my Jayhawks beat Oklahoma State! I found this great recipie for sugar cookies on Sweet Sugar Belle blog where there is no refrigeration necessary.  It took me half the time that it normally takes and I think they taste even better than Martha’s famous sugar cookies (Sorry Martha).  * A tip for the icing- use gel food coloring. You achieve better colors for the royal icing.  

Here is the reciepe via Sweet Sugar Belle 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup- 2 sticks of real unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp almond flavoring 
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
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    DIY Love Notes- Valentine’s Day Style

     

    Every year I try and come up with creative valentine’s gifts for P and this year we decided to make something handmade instead of buying presents.  Two years ago, when I was abroad in Italy, he sent me 14 love notes to open everyday until Valentine’s Day (I know what your thinking… so romantic) He is really great at gift giving and I always try to step up my game every year.  I saw these cute handmade cards on Cupcakes and Cashmere and had the idea to do the same.  I can’t tell you what I am going to do with them or else it would spoil the surprise.  Until Valentine’s Day…. 

    I found this tutorial on fake calligraphy here and also Mackenzie from Design Darling made a few of her own.

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