Whether you and your little one are off on adventures enjoying the last weeks of summer or already gearing up for back-to-school, you’ll both love this simple DIY notebook craft. Made from simple recycled materials, they are a breeze to make and will have your little adventurer recording their travels or sketching wildlife (which include zombies in our neck of the woods) in no time.2 COMMENTS
By Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry
Serve your wedding drinks in style with these golden heart swizzle sticks. They are an easy way to create a celebratory feeling as your guests are served and keep the love going all night long.Comments Off on Golden Heart Swizzle Stick
By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum
I’m totally smitten with the design work of Missy Austin, maybe I’m a little biased because she’s fellow former Wisconsinite, but I think it’s more likely because her work is awesome. Now calling the Twin Cities home, and working for award winning design firm Zeus Jones, Missy’s design style is so fun and colorful. With an eye for typography and iconography her work includes those special touches that take a design to the next level, which I love.Comments Off on Designer to Know: Missy Austin
By Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum
As a graphic designer I don’t use a lot of pink, partly because it usually is so strongly feminine that it can be a little limiting especially for a brand. But lately I’ve found myself very drawn to the perfect shade of coral pink. It’s so fresh and fun for summer and when paired with really strong graphic elements I almost forget about the colors girly characteristics. Below are a few examples of coral pink done right, not to sweet or feminine.1 COMMENT
One of my favorite wedding traditions is definitely the getaway dress. While I’m not a huge fan of swapping dresses mid-celebration, I love the idea of donning a short shift for a couple’s big exit. Historically, the custom arose from necessity, as newlyweds would leave for a honeymoon immediately following the reception. Now, its less about tradition and more about a celebratory spirit and a stylish send-off.1 COMMENT
When warmer weather shows up, I find myself hosting casual dinners with one of two vibes: Polished and pretty or low-budget and laid-back. With this in mind, I’ve created two different types of cutlery bundles to style the table and complement each dinner. I’ve avoided fussy folds or ornate presentation, and focused on easy assembly with special touches.
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We’ve all been stuck in awkward situations at parties where we hardly know any other guests and end up talking about the weather. As a host it’s sometimes hard to insure that conversation stays lively but if you make these cheeky mini button name tags for your guests, you’ll automatically give them something to talk about.13 COMMENTS
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
Make a snow cone party banner
A cool summer hat
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Liz + The Julep Editors
PS Minted Mothers Day giveaway winner is….
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This just might be our easiest DIY ever. It’s as simple as tying a knot! We’ve been seeing these hair elastics in our favorite stores and all over the web, and can’t get enough. They’d make a great party craft for girls, a cute addition to a bridesmaid’s kit, or maybe they’re just the thing to brighten up that laundry-day-ponytail.