Monday, January 5, 2015

Liz's Purple Tie Optional Wedding

We're baaaaaaccckk! We've missed blogging, but while we were away, we stayed plenty busy working, traveling (Lolo just got back from Nicaragua!), enjoying some quality time with family and friends, and of course celebrating Liz's wedding!  As promised, below is a snapshot of the special day, which took place in St. Louis this past September. (An enormous thank you to Stephen Seebeck for such beautiful photos!) We hope you enjoy it as much as we did...



LOCATION Whitmoor Country Club, St. Louis  EVENT PLANNING Simcha's Events  
FLOWERS Wildflowers  PHOTOGRAPHY Stephen Seebeck Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Video Views  STATIONARY Paper Patch  QUARTET Manhasset Strings  BAND Griffin and the Gargoyles  BRIDE'S GOWN Monique Lhuillier  BRIDE'S TRAIN R&M Designs  BRIDE'S ACCESSORIES Bracelet borrowed from her mother, BHLDN headpiece  BRIDESMAID DRESSES Various designers, Bella Bridesmaids St. Louis  FLOWER GIRL'S DRESS Us Angels, Nordstrom  GROOM'S SUIT Stallone's Formal Wear  TRANSPORTATION Best Transportation  VINTAGE RENTALS Finch Vintage  SIGN Constructed from 100-year-old reclaimed barn wood by bride's father 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On Hiatus...

"Find what brings you joy and go there." -Jan Phillips

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Oh, hey there. We're sorry we missed you! With Liz's wedding rapidly approaching and a little too much fun in the sun going on, we are taking a blogging break for the Summer! But fear not, because we will be back soon with more beauty and bargains (and a wedding picture or two!). Have a blissful Summer!  (And take a little hiatus of your own while you're at it!)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mini Omelettes for Scrambled Mornings

If your mornings are anything like our's (read: sprinting out the door late, shoes in hand), you will love this easy, healthy breakfast you can prepare Sunday night because it lasts for several days (unless your fiancĂ© eats them all!).  We like to start our day with protein, so these pre-portioned egg muffins have been a big win for us!

S E R V I N G S : 9 mini omelets

S E R V I N G   S I Z E : 2 omelets

T I M E : 30 minutes

I N G R E D I E N T S :
4 cups broccoli florets
1 cup button mushrooms
4 large eggs
1 cup egg whites
1/4 cup shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup pecorino romano cheese (or use 1/2 cup of cheese above)
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
cooking spray

T H E   H O W :

1.  Pre-heat oven to 350*.

2.  Spray a non-stick cupcake tin with cooking spray.  

3.  SautĂ© the mushrooms and broccoli in a skillet with olive oil and salt until vegetables are tender.  Evenly divide the vegetable mixture into 9 tins.  

4.  In a bowl, beat the egg whites, eggs, and cheese.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  

5.  Pour the mixture into the tins over the vegetables so portions are divided evenly.  (Each tin will be about 3/4 full.)  

6.  Bake until cooked, about 20 minutes.  

7.  Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and store in your fridge.  When you're ready to eat them, microwave for one minute and enjoy!

We originally adapted the recipe from, and there are so many variations you can play with depending on your taste.  Enjoy and have a great week!  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Deep in the Heart of Texas

We have a new favorite city: Austin. We travelled there a few weeks ago to visit our brother and sister-in-law and almost didn't come back. Our apologies for the delay (we've actually been traveling quite a bit these last few weeks!), but please enjoy a few snapshots from our jaunt below. Highlights included running around Lake Austin with our "niece" Tinkerbell (a.k.a. Stinkerbell), amazing Tex-Mex, a movie and din at the Alamo Drafthouse, and antique shopping for the cutest nursery ever (in our unbiased opinion). And of course there was gospel brunch at Stubb's BBQ, where we tasted the best pecan pie on the face of this earth. Hallelujah.

Coffee with the sisters.  

Spending some quality time with "Stinkerbell". 

Nom nom nom.  

After a long day of nursery shopping.  (For the cutest nursery ever!)

Sing it, sister.  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wedding Shower Invitations

As far as maids of honor go, Lolo takes the seven-tiered cake. This post is more of an enormous thank you for the (in my unbiased opinion) most darling invitations in the history of bridal showers. How fortunate for me that my MOH (that there little blonde peanut next to me in the photo on the right!) is also extremely talented and crafty.

Lolo worked with Sweet Melissa Creations on Etsy; Melissa was wonderful helping her personalize the design. She then recruited the entire family to help cut the edges (thanks, Dad!), tie the grosgrain ribbon bows (thanks, Mom!), and attach the tulle skirts. To add the finishing touch, she ordered the envelopes and liners from our new favorite Cards & Pockets.  

Like Lolo, the invites are too wonderful for words, and I feel terribly blessed. I can't wait for my shower!  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Pass the guac, por favor!

One of Lo's good friends recently tied the knot at a picturesque private estate in Punta Mita, Mexico.  From the flowers and dazzling lights to the bride's gorgeous Jenny Yoo dress, no taco was left unturned (or uneaten!).  Here's a peak of paradise to brighten your cold, snowy day!  

Nothing says love like a bouquet in a mason jar.  (You know how we feel about mason jars!)
No need for decor down this aisle!
Years of watching Father of the Bride paid off; we love Katie's classic look!
How do you say "Martha Stewart" in Spanish? 
Love these girls.  (That's me, Lo, in the middle!)

Glam and guac, could you ask for anything more?
And they lived happily ever after.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Walker for letting us share your special day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Write This Way...

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Dear Reader,

We. Love. Letters. Not text messages. Not e-mails sent from iPhones. (Although we'll take those too!) But letters. Handwritten. On beautiful stationary. Call us old-fashioned, but whether we're writing them or opening them, snail mail forces us to slow down for a minute. And that is, after all, our New Year's Resolution.

And we're not alone: in our increasingly digital world, the demand for personal stationary is actually on the rise. Since we're suckers for letterpress and Valentine's day is just around the corner, we thought we'd share our list of noteworthy note makers with you.

Not sure where to start?  Anthropologie recently posted on Penning the Perfect Thank You Note on their blog.  Your welcome.

So fondly,
Liz and Lo

Sugar Paper
L.A.-based stationary company Sugar Paper is our latest love! Connoisseurs of correspondence and self-proclaimed traditionalists Chelsea and Jamie share our love of letterpress and founded the company in 2003 to shine a spotlight on this under appreciated art form. And their recent partnership with J. Crew features the sweetest bridal stationary.

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Cheree Berry Paper
We don't just adore Cheree Berry Paper because it's in our hometown of St. Louis. Or because Cheree graduated from Liz's Alma Mater Wash. U. Or because she designs stationary and gifts for Lilly Pulitzer. (Not to mention she was the stationer for Chelsea Clinton's wedding!) We adore CBP because the whimsy and unexpected details melt our hearts.  

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Rifle Paper Co.
The hand-painted illustrations and lettering of Florida-based Rifle Paper Co. feel both nostalgic and timeless.  Owners Anna and Nathan Bond started the company out of their one-bedroom apartment. They write on their website, "We strongly believe life's personal stories and moments are best told through the gift of a hand-written card or note…" We agree.  

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Urbanic Paper
Located in Venice Beach, Urbanic Paper Boutique is a favorite of LA design lovers and event planners. The store is a one-stop shop for unique gifts, wrapping, greeting cards, and stationary. Liz can't wait to visit when she's there for work in a few weeks!

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Papel New York
Papel New York describes itself as "A Brooklyn Modern Paperie". Tucked away in Cobble Hill, they specialize in eco-friendly social stationary, greeting cards, and customizable invitations.  Papel truly is a neighborhood gem!

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Kate Spade
(Sigh.) Who doesn't love Kate Spade Paper? Endlessly witty and whimsical, these beautiful cards and calendars continue to be a huge inspiration to us.

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Paper Presentation
For the "paper-minded", Paper Presentation features a large selection of paper products and tools to inspire all of your DIY projects. They have been located in downtown NYC since 1990.

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Minnie and Emma Correspondence
Last but certainly not least, Minnie and Emma Correspondence was started by a group of NYC designers who love smart design and clever execution. We recently discovered the line through One Kings Lane and just fell head over heels.  

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