Wearing Braids On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Hair

Up until recently, braids have been considered a casual way to tie back your hair. Now though, brides have been taken it to an entirely new level. By adding multiple braids, curls and little details like flowers, they are now a great idea to consider for your wedding day hair. I think they look best with summer wedding dresses and details, but they can certainly be altered to compliment a wedding in any season.


Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: DIY Tea Poms

Whether it’s a cup of tea for Mother’s Day or for a bridal shower, the plain tags at the end of a tea bag could use a little fun.  There’s no reason your can’t fix them up with a teeny tiny tissue pom. Choose her favorite flavor of tea (or yours) and dress up a simple breakfast or brunch with a pop of color.

Gather just a few items that you probably already have in your gift wrap supplies and whip one of these mini poms up in a flash.


Note from the Editor

lemonadestand (image)

We are having an unusual heat wave here in San Francisco this week – since we don’t have a warm summer, the beach/lemonade/sunbathing/evening ice cream cones are what’s on my mind right now for our small taste of summer this week. Here are some favorite refreshing ideas to keep you cool for summer, or a heat wave!

A homemade lemonade stand (image above)

Make your own watermelon slush

Fun car wash activity for the kids to go through in their bikes

Classic Mint Julep

Make a snow cone party banner

A cool summer hat

Outdoor movie party ideas

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS Minted Mothers Day giveaway winner is….

Congrats to…

Please email us at Liz@minted.com to claim your prize!

MORE AFTER THE JUMP... Comments Off on Note from the Editor

Minted + west elm art challenge: Vote now

In a very exciting new partnership, unlike any we’ve done before, Minted has partnered with West Elm! We received 1,438 entries to our Minted + West Elm Art Challenge. The winning pieces of art will be featured and sold in West Elm stores around the country, starting later this year.

Apertures - West Elm by Genna Cowsert, see more art prints

Apertures – West Elm board by Genna Cowsert. See more art prints

We couldn’t be more thrilled about this collaboration. Whenever we come across an empty nook or cranny in our homes, West Elm is our go-to stop for something both chic and useful. Also, we love that West Elm shares Minted’s commitment to supporting and promoting individual artists and artisans.


photo booth strip mother’s day card

If there’s ever a holiday to gift something handmade, it’s definitely Mother’s Day. Moms have the power to look past the imperfections and love something just because of the thought that went into it. They tend to like things even more if the face of their sweet kid is involved too. So I made this photo strip card as something to accompany that breakfast in bed already in the works.