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Table for Two

We are planning ahead. Yes, it is still winter, but spring is right around the corner! To get you in the mood and thinking about the warm, fresh air of springtime, here is our take on a colorful, bold, elegant and chic sweat-heart table. Remember the couple should stand out more than the décor, so it is ok to pull back and add in only the key pieces to style a dinner.

To see more of this shoot, we have the full feature on Style Shoot & Smitten Magazine.

Credits // Design, Staging, & Styling: ENLY Event Design | Photography: Meigan Canfield | Floral: Boulder Blooms | Invitations: Paper Plates Press | Cake: Sugar Breck | Ice Cream Truck: Mile High Creamery | Hair: My Hair Trip | Makeup: Alli B | Model: Lindsey Gallagher & Trey Downey | Dresses: A&Be Bridal | Dress Designers: Rebecca Schoneveld | Jewelry: Purpose Jewelry | Ring: Bucura Designs | Venue: Blanc

Quilted Coasters

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We are stepping up our sewing game this week! Yes, we know the basics of sewing (thanks moms!) but we want to push our techniques and move from beginner to extra special beginner.

So testing out a few tricks of the trade plus some fun techniques we’ve seen on pinterest, we whipped up some fun and quirky quilted coasters. With a little batting sewn into the inside, they are textural and extra cushy for our upcoming cocktails and coffee break. And if I may, a note to other fellow beginners. A patterned cotton is your best friend! Event though I love the matte lilac and pink, they show every mistake. The pattern dots and triangles were more forgiving and allowed me to hide my overlaps, stitching run-overs, and creases a little better.

Up next? We might have to hit up a few projects out of A Beautiful Mess’s project book. We’ll let you know how those turn out too and if we have follow up tips.

Cheers,

Name Ellie

Geometric Backdrop

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This week we made a quick and easy backdrop to add a little color and pop to our dinner party. I loved the pattern and dimensionality that it created. Enjoy!

Cheers,

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White Russian + Coffee Cubes

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Recipe: 1.5 oz vodka / 1 oz coffee liqueur / 2 oz heavy cream

Freeze coffee in ice-cube tray. Place ice in a highball glass. Add chilled vodka and coffee liqueur. Pour cream on top. Let cocktail settle on its own or stir with spoon. Enjoy!

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I created and styled a cocktail based on our most recent concept board, Bold Fun. Since it is hard to find purple drinks (but I will try lavender vodka soon), I used a dark drink to pull in the black shades from the board. The soft purples were incorporated with florals and my lovely nail polish.

Cheers,

Name Ellie

Rosé Slushy

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Summer has been brutally hot here in Denver and you just can’t find enough ways to cool down. So when thinking about a cocktail this week, why not make a slushy?! And what’s even better than an ice cold slushy? Well, a rosé slushy! It’s a super simple recipe and one that is so refreshing on a hot summer evening.

Recipe: Bottle of Rosé | 4 oz. Belvoir Eldeflower & Rose Lemonade

Freeze rosé in ice cube trays. Once frozen, blend rosé and Belvoir Eldeflower & Rose Lemonade. Then serve and enjoy!

Cheers,

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