Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Sale - Christmas in July!

So excited to share this Christmas in July offer with you!
You know I love to monogram just about anything, right?  Well, one of my favorite monogrammed items is my Barrington Bag!  I toted it all over Ireland and it was perfect to hold my camera, umbrella, and scarf - perfect!  I hope you will take advantage of their generous Christmas in July offer of 10% off plus free shipping anywhere (even International!)  Use the code: SANTAJULY

Head on over to their site and have fun playing around designing your own bag!  Here are a few of my favorite combinations.








Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tiny Toes!


Remember these little faux-Valentino shoes that Millie wore to our Easter Egg Hunt this year?  They are her favorites!  I'm jumping for joy because I just found them in additional colors on sale for $8.99!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

We are Dublin Bound!



Hunter Wellies - Forecast doesn't look so sunny....

Le Pliage Expandable Tote - Makes room for my souvenirs!

Celine Sunnies - might be wishful thinking but I hope I need them!

Burberry Trench - I have a feeling I'll have this on every day.

Hermes Cashmere Scarf - I don't leave home without one.

Canon Rebel - Sooooooo light and I've decided that it actually does take better photos than my iPhone.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Make Your Own Margarita Bar


When it comes to summer entertaining, I love setting up a do-it-yourself element for my guests. Whether it is a DIY food stationer or bar, it gives guests a chance to get in on the action and make their own custom creation exactly the way they like.

This summer, I set up a Make Your Own Margarita Bar in my yard.  Everyone has their own margarita preferences and some take those preferences very seriously so this was a fun way to let them have it just the way they like it.


Here is what you need to set up on your table or bar:

and a recipe!


I asked the talented gals at Halo Home to make this for us and I thought they did a great job!


Then your guests can start having some fun creating their own concoctions....


I loved this Lemon Sugar and Salt option for the rims!













And don't forget to set out a few little nibbles.  I thought guacamole was the perfect snack to go along with the margaritas.


Happy Hosting! 

Cocktail Napkins - Custom by Halo Home
Napkins in Tray: Anthropologie
Blue and White Dish: Similar from One Kings Lane
My dress: Vivetta

This post is in partnership with Sunkist Growers, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favorites











Wouldn't have made it through my 36 hour trip to LA yesterday with out this or this! 


Hope you caught my Hallmark Home and Family TV segment?  I made Citrus Crown Cake - perfect if you have a house full of guests this summer.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Citrus Crown Cake



It was so much fun to celebrate Christmas in July at Hallmark's Home and Family TV today!  Did you catch it?  I'll share the link here once it is live just in case you missed it.

Cristina and I made my family's favorite Citrus Christmas Crown Cake and I shared the story about my ill-fated attempts at recreating my grandmother's famous Apple Pies the first year I was married.  I bombed big time so I gave up on pies and moved on to this cake


It is great as a dessert at a Christmas lunch and can be put out for breakfast too!