K.I.S.S.

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Stripes and florals

Stripes and florals

Mint&Basil Lemonade <3
4-5 medium sized lemons
1 1/2 c. sugar (you’re welcome to add to taste)
A dozen basil leaves
A dozen mint leaves
First, make the simple syrup by adding some water to a sauce pan and letting it simmer. Turn the heat off and add the sugar and stir until it’s dissolved. Set that aside to cool.
Cut some lemon rounds or thin wedges for presentation and set aside. Juice the lemons and have the lemon juice ready in a pitcher. With a mortar and pestle, pulverize 2/3 of the mint and basil leaves—I save the other 1/3 (usually the smaller, petite leaves) as decoration. Add the juice and the pulp to the pitcher and give it a stir. You may now add the simple syrup as you stir. Add 2 cups of water and about a cup of ice cubes. Give it another mix and set the lemon rounds on top; now you’re good to go! *thumbsup*

Mint&Basil Lemonade <3

4-5 medium sized lemons

1 1/2 c. sugar (you’re welcome to add to taste)

A dozen basil leaves

A dozen mint leaves

First, make the simple syrup by adding some water to a sauce pan and letting it simmer. Turn the heat off and add the sugar and stir until it’s dissolved. Set that aside to cool.

Cut some lemon rounds or thin wedges for presentation and set aside. Juice the lemons and have the lemon juice ready in a pitcher. With a mortar and pestle, pulverize 2/3 of the mint and basil leaves—I save the other 1/3 (usually the smaller, petite leaves) as decoration. Add the juice and the pulp to the pitcher and give it a stir. You may now add the simple syrup as you stir. Add 2 cups of water and about a cup of ice cubes. Give it another mix and set the lemon rounds on top; now you’re good to go! *thumbsup*

My girl friends and I went for high tea for Katie’s birthday and we all unabashedly love Downton Abbey so that was the theme!

Dress: In the Mood (thrifted)

Necklace: World Market

Earrings: Forever 21

Boots: Deena & Ozzy (Urban Outfitters)

Makeup: Studio Mac foundation, Prestige eyeliner, Elizabeth Arden’s Champagne lipstick, Elizabeth Arden blush

Hair: I used this tutorial to base my hair off of Lady Sybil’s style.

Lauren is wearing a cardigan by Ann Taylor Loft and a dress by Anthropologie’s Maeve.

Katie is also wearing Maeve.

Blazer w/ Mandarin Collar: thrifted (brand unknown)

English Riding Boots: Marlborough (thrifted)

High Rise Trousers: Urban Outfitters

Blouse: Sheridan Square (thrifted)

Necklace: borrowed from mum!

Earrings: Forever 21

Sheer white, pleats, and statement jewelry.

Sheer white, pleats, and statement jewelry.

Welcoming the midi skirt back!

Welcoming the midi skirt back!

raechelw:

One of my besties gave me a silpat sheet. (See ya later parchment paper!) She’s enabling my craze. #macarons #irish #baileys #bakedgoods

Green macarons with whipped Bailey&#8217;s ganache!

raechelw:

One of my besties gave me a silpat sheet. (See ya later parchment paper!) She’s enabling my craze. #macarons #irish #baileys #bakedgoods

Green macarons with whipped Bailey’s ganache!

(Source: lost-angeles-found)

DIY Tutorial HERE!
I had the opportunity to guest-blog for my gorgeous and talented friend Courtney Werner! (This chick is seriously a jane-of-all-trades!) I decided to blog about what I&#8217;ve been getting crafty with lately, and that is mini-ecosystems, or terrariums! Check out the tutorial to make your very own! 
Also check out our Etsy shop for vintage goods! 

DIY Tutorial HERE!

I had the opportunity to guest-blog for my gorgeous and talented friend Courtney Werner! (This chick is seriously a jane-of-all-trades!) I decided to blog about what I’ve been getting crafty with lately, and that is mini-ecosystems, or terrariums! Check out the tutorial to make your very own! 

Also check out our Etsy shop for vintage goods! 

Emerald.

Emerald.