Note from the Editor

St Patrick’s day seems to creep up just as we’re starting to dive into out first bag of mini cadbury eggs and planting our spring grass. I love the flexibility that St Patrick’s day can focus on either green shamrocks or rainbows. Here are a few last minute fun ideas for your festive St Patrick’s day this year:

Green velvet cake/Shamrock barrette/Rainbow headband/Leprechaun hat favors/Rainbow felt table runner/Clover patch cake/Leprechaun trap cake/Moss shamrock for your door/Shamrock juice

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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pastel spring

Is it starting to feel like spring yet where you live? It may be only early March but I’m already drawn to bright sherbet colors and pastel hues. Here are a few spring inspired links you might enjoy to get in a spring-y mood:

1. Japanese Pastel Spoons/ 2.Marc Jacobs scarf / 3.Spring ceramic bowls /4. Painted polka dot balloons /5. Color dipped marshmallows/6.Meyer Lemon Pudding /7. Egg flowers/8.The prettiest floral wallpaper /9. Eurowoman Feb 2013 via

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Note from the Editor

weddingtable(Image by Jose Villa Photography found here)

Happy Friday! For all you brides to be, I’m excited to announce that we are incorporating more wedding content beginning this month as many are starting to plan for their perfect summer weddings. We’ll be sharing wedding inspiration, collages, theme ideas, and simple wedding DIYs each week. Of course we’ll be keeping up with the regular Julep content as well. Be prepared to be inspired!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
elcapitancanyon

This time of year I get a little stir crazy to travel. The past weekend my husband and son and I took a must needed camping trip in Big Sur with some friends and it was the perfect little getaway. I need to check out these safari tents above in El Capitan Canyon (image above) for another weekend trip. Any fun trips on the horizon for you?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS We are looking for paid design post submissions for Julep for the We Heart Design category.  If you’re a designer (a Minted designer or otherwise) please check out our submission form right here.

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By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
With NYC Fashion week going on I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful collections circling the internet and this red and pink dress from Honor caught my eye with the unexpected, bold combination of pink and red (not just for Valentines Day!). Apparently, Princess Diana was a fan of this color combo, and so is Sarah Jessica Parker.

The only question that remains:  Would you wear red lipstick or pink?

Have a bold, unexpectedly wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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DIY Heart Cupcake Toppers

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

Valentines Day is tomorrow and whether you’re making treats or buying them, you can create a special festive touch by adding a little glitter heart cupcake topper into whatever is on the dessert menu. Here’s how to make these special glitter heart cupcake toppers…

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By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

no sew hair bow tutorial (image)

As you can see from the posts this week, Valentine’s Day has arrived at Julep! I’ve got red glitter covering half of my house and serious damage has been done to the family size bag cinnamon hearts. I’ve loved spying all sorts of crafts and projects around the web to create something special for your valentine, but here are a few favorites I’ve seen to add a little touch of cupid to your wardrobe:

1. Cute no-sew bow project by one of our fantastic Julep writers, Alison (above image)

2. DIY red saddle shoes on A Beautiful Mess

3. Felted heart elbow patches on Honestly…WTF

4. Red tie dye leggings on Small Fry

5. Sequin no-sew heart sweater on Say Yes to Hoboken (my site)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors


 

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By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

Last week a couple of the editors and I were able to attend the design blogging conference, Alt Summit in Salt Lake City where Minted was a sponsor. We got to hear insight from our favorite bloggers, and rub shoulders with some fantastic hot shots like Jessica Alba, Stefan Sagmeister, and Chris Anderson. During the sessions, Minted had gorgeous booth in the lounge area put together by Natasha who heads up PR and Olivia, our DIY editor here on Julep. It showcased some of the new Minted party products and allowed participants to create their own bunting banners. Minted also hosted a dinner for a few of the participants the night before the conference started. A fantastic week all around!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

(+ a few more pictures after the jump)

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By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor

(Betty In Paris from Olive Us)

Hi friends! All over the west there’s been a cold front, even in San Francisco where the editors and I live it’s chilly coat and scarf weather which is unusual for us here! I hope you’re staying warm and cozy right now if you’re caught in the cold front’s way. I wanted to share this sweet video above of Betty in Paris that I think will make you smile. I love the simple concept of her wandering around Paris by herself, having a croissant at a cafe, visiting the sites in her knee high red socks. Wouldn’t you love to tag along with her?

(Fun fact: that cute Betty is my niece!)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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