Belly up to the Bar(Cart)

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I love mixed metals, whether I’m wearing them or styling them.  So mixing them on my bar cart was an easy YES!  I am in love with all the copper barware items that are available, so I used some of my favorites and styled up this baby to kick off some (hopefully) sunny weather on its way to the PNW.  Below I’ve linked some of my favorite “bar cart styling items” AND a coupon code to the Copper Mug Co!!

Copper Tumblers/Copper Shaker: c/o  Copper Mug Co (next on my list is the bucket, and straws!) **Coupon Code>>>> PARTYTILDAWN for 15% off sitewide!!! **

Wine glasses (these are my fave!  The long elegant stem is ALL the things!)

Geometric Terrarium (so many possibilities with these!  I collect matchboxes, so this is a fun way to store them.)

Bar Cart …I will forever love my bar cart!  If you’re not into using it for drinks, it makes a great side table or a fun display for books etc!

Black/White Dishtowel LOVE LOVE LOVE the stripe on these towels, and they not only look great but are amazing quality!

I also love adding fresh flowers or greenery, and of course, pretty bottles of sparkling water, wine and some pretty coasters.

Feeling a little inspired to get your cart set for Spring??  Don’t forget to grab the coupon code above for the Copper Mug Co.!

xoxo~Dawn

I received free product for this post, however all opinions are my own.  This post contains affiliate links and I may receive compensation when links are clicked.

Jewel Toned Wedding Tablescape {Styled Shoot}

Jewel tones are some of the most vibrant and luxurious of colors. Some might think of a jewel toned wedding tablescape as one for the Fall or Winter months, but by adding in pops of yellow or coral, as we’ve done here, definitely makes the color palette spring and summer appropriate. This beautiful table with its watercolor hand-lettered place cards and touches of gold, is elegant, beautiful and so easy to recreate.

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I reached out to Rachel from The Brightline Studio to create these amazing watercolor and gold embossed place cards.  They are so beautiful and added the touch I wanted for the table.

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I love a layered table, so by layering two different types of plate chargers and a few different plates it creates the depth and interest that I was going for.

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One of my best tips when creating floral arrangements for your table, if you are not a florist like myself, is to buy a pre-made bouquet in the color scheme you’re looking for and then cut and arrange into a container.  This is such a great way to save money, but look like you spent much more!

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This is a sweet and simple DIY to create Fern Chair Decor.

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Watercolor DIY coasters were a fun and easy addition to the tablescape.  I used the place cards as inspiration and love how they look!

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Every guest needs a party favor and who doesn’t love a little chocolate at the end of a meal??  These Decadent Chocolate Orange Truffles are so good and only require three ingredients!

Jewel tones…not just for the months at the end of the year!

You can read all the details at the links below!

Jewel Toned Wedding Tablescape

DIY Fern Mr and Mrs Chair Decor

DIY Watercolor Coasters

Decadent Homemade Truffles

Vendor Credits: 

Watercolor Place cards : The Brightline Studio

Party Supplies:  Oriental Trading

xoxo~Dawn

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided these samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review. I was also compensated to blog on the Oriental Trading Blog.  All ideas and opinion are my own.

Bunny Napkin Tutorial

Are you hosting Easter this year?

Need a cute napkin ideas for the table?  I did these for my table(s) last year, and they were so darn cute, I’m doing them again!  This is all over Pinterest, but I thought I’d share it with you here!  Now, this is a little easier with paper napkins, but I’m a white cloth napkin girl when it comes to holiday tables…so it’s a little trickier folding these, but it works!

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Fold your napkin in half and then half again..so thirds!

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Take one end and bring it straight down the center.  Do that again on the other side.

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Take your corner and fold it back up to the center.

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Repeat on the other side.

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Take your two outer points and fold them in to the center…you’ll see that you are creating the ears here.

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Flip your whole napkin over….

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Fold up the point to create the tail.

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Turn the napkin over and tuck one corner into the other.  This is where it gets a little tricky with the cloth napkin because it’s thicker, but just keep adjusting, and it will hold.

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Cute huh??  Even if you add nothing else to your place settings, these make your table look adorable!

Happy Easter!

xoxo~Dawn

 

Spring Fashion Trends {I’m all in!}

Happy Spring Friends!  Ready or not in your neck of the woods, Spring fashion is in full swing!  Over the weekend Lucy and I attended a fun Spring Fashion Event with Macys and my friends at Gossip & Glamour and Styled Seattle. 

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One of the “perks” of getting older and being an over 40+ blogger, is that people don’t expect you to follow all the trends.  Some trends….well they need to stay with the younger girls,  and then there are some that can be left to interpretation for anyone which is a lot of fun.  The Spring trends for this year are perfect for any age in my opinion and some of my favorites!  So let’s get started!

Leather Jacket / the color Blush

One of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe is my black faux leather jacket.  I have had mine for 2+ years and it’s a staple (see what I wore to the show..not kidding)  It was on the runway again over this gorgeous Blush (IT color for the season) dress.  So don’t stick that baby in the back of your closet…keep it front and center and pair it with everything!

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The Bomber Jacket / Pattern Mixing

The bomber jacket is another great ageless piece this year.  You can find them in solids, satins, florals and lace!  Pair it with jeans to skirts they look adorable.

Pattern mixing is one of my favorite trends, and I have been doing for years!  As Jennifer Lovin from Jenniferlovin.com shared, the key is to find a common color palette and it naturally binds the patterns together.  In the photo below the theme of black and white in the stripe skirt and the floral bomber makes this outfit work perfectly!

The Utility Jacket

Again, another trend that I’ve been wearing non-stop!  Olive green is a perfect neutral and works with everything.  The utility jacket is light and gives the perfect additional layer to a jeans and tee outfit.

Statement Sleeves

I love this one!  I have a few tops in my closet with amazing sleeves, and they are so fun!  They look great with a simple skirt, jeans or a great pair of trousers like the ones below.

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Florals Florals Florals

Enough said?  Dresses, blouses, bomber jackets, shoes…florals are everywhere!  I have yet to get anything in this print, but I know there will be something!

So, what do you think?  Are these some trends that you can see yourself working into your wardrobe and style??

xoxo~Dawn

*All photos by Jenna Lynn Photography*

 

 

 

Easter Basket Ideas for the Tween/Teen

In our house we are past the days of toys in Easter baskets…don’t get me wrong, my 20 something boys still love a good Nerf gun!
 Gone are the days of wind up bunnies and bubbles…so I thought I would put together a few basket ideas for the little girls (ahem…the big girls 😉 in your life.  My daughter, Lucy, will be 13 this year, and I know all of these things would be a huge hit with her!
Tween/Teen Easter Basket

sunnies

purse

robe

notebook

feather pens

lotion 

lip gloss

You could always add in gift cards and books!
This age really is so fun, as the girls are wanting to be treated older, but still love the idea of getting an Easter basket…I mean seriously, I wish I still got one!
xoxo~Dawn
**this post contains affiliate links.  I might make a small commission on your purchase.  All opinions are my own.**

My Easy Spring Uniform

Spring has sprung, and I could not be happier!

Here in Seattle the rain is still fallng…and realistically, it will be until July!   Honestly though, the longer days and mild temps let me know Spring is here.

I love a spring dress or a cute look with heels, but really, most days you will see me in this easy laid back style..my Spring uniform!

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I’m a Seattle girl and coffee is my jam..so I love cute coffee tees.  This green lightweight jacket is probably the most worn item in my closet.  It’s thin enough to wear all day for a little extra arm coverage, and as far as I’m concerned this color green is a neutral..it goes with everything!!  Jeans are my forever favorite.  Whether they are boyfriend, skinny or flare, I love to style a great pair! (See what I did there??)   My love of sneakers will never die, and I am loving the trend of colored sneaks…they really can take a simple outfit and add a pop of fun!

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When it comes to accessorizing, I like to keep it pretty simple.  I am a watch girl and this gorgeous zebrawood and turquoise watch from Jord is perfect for this look!  I love the warmth of the zebrawood and the gorgeous turquoise face gives an unexpected pop of color!  It really is such a unique watch and gets so many compliments.

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Would you like your own wood watch for Spring?

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Wooden Wrist Watch  {This post was in collaboration with JORD watches, and all opinions are my own.}

A Peep Four Ways!

Are you a fan of Peeps??  You know, those sugared covered marshmallow bunnies and chicks that used to only come out at Easter??  Now they make an appearance for every holiday AND they are now in Oreos!!  Heaven help me!

I am a fan!!  Yep, right here!!  However, my favorite way to eat a Peep is after it has been out of the package 1 day!  I like when it tends to have a little more “bite” to it than the squishy soft right out of the package texture!

I thought it would be fun to show you Peeps 4 ways!  Two ideas you can eat, but if eating them is not your thing, you can always decorate with them!

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How about Peeps and jelly beans lining the inside of my trifle bowl, and a vase of tulips stuck in the center!  Super easy and a darling Springtime centerpiece!

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My kids always get Peeps in their Easter baskets..some love them more than others, but everyone loved this S’mores Peep dip!  Just line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with chocolate bars, lay your chicks in a row, and bake at 300 until the chocolate is melted.  Use graham crackers for dipping!

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I am crazy for these Peeps Pops  I found on Pinterest from Gimmie Some Oven…this is what I’m making this year!

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Ok…and is this not the cutest wreath ever from Tried and True Blog???

So whether you love ’em or hate ’em…maybe you could decorate with ’em!

xoxo~Dawn