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Baby Shower for Duke

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My cousin Jenna has a bun in the oven and we couldn't be more excited to share her gorgeous baby shower from a couple weeks back.  My mom and I adore throwing parties and we we so giddy to get to dream up the perfect shower for baby Duke!  We envisioned a seaside feel with fresh white blooms and succulents scattered amongst driftwood.  We topped the table with burlap and layered on a frayed edged runner and a blue and white striped searsucker runner.  The straw chargers where topped with white china and blue and white napkins in mix matched patterns to create some interest.  We sipped custom mimosas and noshed on handmade crepes.  I was a piggy and had two because I couldn't decide if I wanted a sweet or savory crepe.  I went with a California Sunrise which was made up with avocado, egg, bacon and sun-dried tomatoes.  For my second option, I chose a Cinnamon Apple crepe with carmel and mascarpone cheese.  I mean!!! Now you know why I had two! We kept the games simple and opted for baby bingo.  As we ate and mingled, each guest could drop a sweet message to the mama to be in our message in a bottle station.  As Jenna, opened up presents we cut the gorgeous succulent topped cake which was chocolate with a raspberry filling. It was heaven!  

Thank you to all the amazing vendors that helped create our vision for the day!  

My dress: Rent the Runway

Photography: Gina Diaz photography

Floral: Bottles n Blooms

Table and Chair rentals:  All Occasion rentals

Chargers and Napkins: Pottery Barn

Crepe station: Crepes Bonaparte

Mimosa bar: Bottles n Blooms

 

 

Video: Night at the Emmy's

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This past Sunday I had the most fun ever at the Emmy's!!  I was invited to join Dooney and Bourke for a night of red carpet, live show, endless celebs and Govenor's Ball.  To say it was amazing was an understatement!  Here is a little video recap of it all!  

music: premiere beat- new summit

beauty: heidi garrett

dress; h&m

shoes: badgely mischka

earrings: nadir 

image credits: usmagazine.com, vanityfair.com, mercurynews.com and glamour.com

Peppermint chocolate snack mix

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Our tradition for the first week of December is long but one of our faves is to snuggle up and watch "Polar Express" with a special treat.  We are big peppermint fans in my house and this year I whipped up a new recipe, Peppermint Chocolate Snack Mix  for our movie night.  It was a hit! Peppermintchexmix_edited-1

Peppermint snack mix

you will need:

5 cups of Chex Mix cereal

1/2 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candy

1 cup melting chocolate or chocolate chips

1/4 c powdered sugar

 

to make:

In a double broiler melt your chocolate, stirring often.  About 3 minutes. Once chocolate is melted, pour over cereal and mix thoroughly.  Fold in peppermint candies.  Transfer mixture to large ziplock baggie.  Add powdered sugar to bag and shake until evenly coated.  Enjoy!

 

Wish List Wednesday

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I'm Kacee and I hail from Sunny So Cal where I live with my hunny Erik and two daughters. I am a wine loving, lipstick obsessed, fashion crazed, hair and makeup artist. I journal my fashions, beauty tips and some of my favorite things. I hope you enjoy the little things that make me happy!