Christmas

Cocktail Hour || Mexican Vanilla Moscow Mules

As you might expect, this holiday season in Austin is markedly different from the last 10 that we spent in LA. For starters, we are surrounded here by immediate and extended family and there is no shortage of invitations for Christmas cookie baking parties, trail of lights adventures or holiday celebrations.  Also, as I’m typing this it’s 47 degrees outside and I’ve worn a coat more times in the last week than I did in an entire LA winter. (Not complaining, I happen to LOVE coats!)  The last month has been filled with …

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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 Bubble Bath Gift Box

This DIY Bubble Bath Gift Box costs less than $30 and is perfect for just about everyone on your gifting list! Great for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas or any time! Can I get a collective TGIF out there?! So excited for the weekend and so excited for this holiday season.  As if the fact that I birthed her from my body wasn’t proof enough of kinship, we were on our way to school one day this week and Parker said out of the blue, “Mama, Christmas music makes me so happy!”.  Me too, sister, me too. Our to-do list …

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