recipes

3 Ingredient Cocktails || Peppermint White Russian

This time of year has me totally hopped up on Christmas cheer!  I’m not even sure which part is my favorite. The present wrapping? The cookie baking? The holiday music? Actually it’s probably the holiday cocktails that accompany all of this holiday celebrating!  In an attempt to keep things simple for you, we set out to create our perfect White Russian cocktail.  We experimented with so many things which you may have seen last week on our stories– coconut milk vs regular milk vs almond milk? coffee vs. coffee liqueur vs. …

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A Texas Holiday Barbecue

(Today, we’ve partnered with Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand to create this post! We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it!) Here in the south, things are done a little differently.  People tend to move at a refreshingly slower pace.  They value big open spaces more than most.  There’s also a lack of pretension around hosting that feels almost therapeutic.  It’s fun to create and style beautiful tabletops, but I hope that those beautifully styled images would never keep someone from hosting …

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DIY Leather Place Cards

Add a personal touch to your table settings with these stylish DIY leather place cards. Easy and quick to make, these personalized place cards are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays and birthdays. I feel like we could all use a little Thanksgiving in our lives right about now.  A real time to gather around a table full of food in the company of friends or family or, best of all, both. We chatted yesterday about “Friendsgiving” and this idea of entertaining that’s more understated, focusing on community rather …

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An Effortless Chic Friendsgiving in Dripping Springs

As we were packing up our house in LA last spring, memories of past parties we’ve hosted there came flooding back.  Some of my favorites were the black and gold themed New Year’s Eve bash where a backyard dance party broke out and went into the wee hours, the 30th birthday party complete with DJ and an ample supply of French 75’s, and an “LA Family Christmas” party where all of the guys ended up at the top of the rickety old treehouse in our backyard.  These were all pre-kids when life seemed to have a lot more …

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