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DIY // Reusable gold drink stirrers


DIY reusable gold drink stirrers | DIY reusable gold drink stirrers |

Once upon a time I emailed Bombshell Bar Goods and practically begged her to be best friends, and by that I mean I asked her if I could use her glassware forever and ever until the end of time — I loved it that much. Obviously I needed a fitting embellishment to go with my token white and gold go-to color combo, so I made these DIY gold drink stirrers. Technically they’re brass, but girlfriend has a strict budget…

Before anyone goes jabbing at me with food safety regulations, let me come to my own defense by saying that A) I grew up playing in creeks in West Virginia that no one has even thought of enough to name, so food safety isn’t one of my fears or top concerns in life, and B) the FDA website specifically states that brass is food safe as long as it’s not in contact with food or liquids with a pH level below 6, such as wine, vinegar, or fruit juices. There, that’s my PA for the day, now the rest is up to you to decide if you’re okay with a little brass.

Now that that’s behind us, we can move on to the cuteness that is gold drink stirrers that you can make in all of five-minutes…

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DIY // Pom pom placemats and tabletop


DIY pom pom placemats and tabletop | DIY pom pom placemats and tabletop |

photography by Kimberly Chau

One of my worst qualities in life is not being able to keep surprises. I swear the second I get excited about sharing something it’s over, I should just apologize to all loved ones in advance for never actually having anything to open on Christmas or birthdays (sorry about tomorrow Jared!). Fortunately what I lack in keeping surprises I can make up for with a whole bunch of pom pom trim loveliness, like this tabletop I styled with Kim a few months ago.

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DIY // Gilded bowls


DIY gilded bowl gift set | DIY gilded bowl gift set |

In case you’re scrambling to find a quick hostess gift idea for tomorrow’s 4th of July celebrations, look no further. I already did the scrambling for your and came up with this simple (less than ten minutes!) DIY gilded bowl gift set over on the Minted blog today!

Also, be thinking of me in the midst of all of your pool splashing, ice cream eating, and firework watching as I may be trying to meet deadlines in the studio most of this week. Get this, there is Christmas colors involved, crazy right?!

Last thing, don’t forget to vote for our floral tablescape over on Better Homes & Gardens for the best summer tabletop ideas!

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DIY // Colorblock food domes


DIY colorblock food domes | DIY colorblock food domes | With summer in full swing, dinner al fresco is our go-to any time we get half a chance. The only catch is that Texas bugs are about as unforgiving as middle school dodge ball, which leaves me with no choice but to bring on the power of a repurposed basket.

These DIY colorblock food domes prove two things, never underestimate the power of paint and that no bug will come between me and a cupcake if I have anything (DIY) to do with it. The latter of which I’m not always proud of…

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