photos by Jared Smith
In case you’ve been saving your holiday styling and DIY energy for an impressive New Year’s bash, this mixed berry punch recipe and brass drink tag DIY will definitely make your guests feel like you thought through every last detail… or at least the bloggers and DIY’ers at heart that are in attendance will (I’ll let the others speak for themselves).
Regardless of who your crowd consists of, everyone loves a refreshing, simple punch recipe that’s easy to grab and go throughout the night, and this Simply Juice Drink mixed berry punch will take you all of five seconds to make which is perfect for early arrivals and quick refills during the party…
The kids all love snowballs, the big kids at heart love snowballs, and now, here’s a snowball that everyone in between can love too (even if there’s no snow to be found): a perfectly wintery snowball float recipe! Let me just say that if you’re a sweets lover, then this has your name all over it. Honestly, how can you say no to a recipe with homemade vanilla soda you made on your own?
I’ve also decided that I’m officially SodaStream’s number one, self proclaimed spokesperson because I’m obsessed. I stopped drinking sodas almost four years ago and I reverted strictly to carbonated water since (coconut sparkling water is my jam!), and this is like heaven just opened up to give me all of the flavored sparkling water in the land… forever. Technically I haven’t run out of CO2 yet, but when that happens I’ll be sure to notify you of my mental breakdown. Until then, I have my machine sitting at the front of my kitchen cabinet so I can make drinks without even having to take it out. Don’t judge me…
I’m finally back from the West Coast, and while I catch up on the thousand emails and to-do lists that have piled up, I’m sharing this wishbone donut recipe over on Studio DIY while she’s honeymooning! They’re perfectly fitting for the donut Queen if I do say so myself.
In other news, I have a cool giveaway for you tomorrow plus a DIY or two up my sleeve for the rest of the week, so stick with me here while I overcome my macaron hangover from California…
photos by Jared Smith
Alright, I’m back on the pumpkin bandwagon again with this pumpkin loaf cake recipe and I’m loving it! It’s the one time of the year where an abnormal amount of pumpkin consumption is socially acceptable so I’m going to run with it while I can. Also, I’d just like to say that since you can’t experience the home-baked smell and taste via the internet, be consoled by the fact that Jared made this bad boy look just as good it tasted. Then again, what doesn’t taste good with a whole tablespoon of butter on it?
See the full recipe right here, on the Minted blog!