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Grapefruit & Mint Mojito

If you’re searching for the perfect summer cocktail, look no further. Featured at Lauren Kelp, this mojito recipe is light, refreshing and oh so pretty thanks to a simple garnish of pink grapefruit and mint! It’s quick to make and perfect for sipping any day of the week, so what are you waiting for?

Every sip you take, you’ll be one step closer to the weekend. Trust us. For the full post and more delicious recipes, check out Lauren Kelp!

Grapefruit & Mint Mojito
prep time
3 Minute/s
cook time
total time
3 Minute/s
Serves 1Ingredients
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves (about 8 leaves)
  • 2 oz rum
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1 oz club soda
  • Grapefruit wedge or wheel for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place 1/2 of the mint leaves in your glass and muddle gently.
  2. Stir together the rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and ice until the drink has chilled.
  3. Top with a splash of club soda.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint spig and grapefruit wedge or wheel.

 

For more summer cocktails, check out:

Blackberry Saint Cocktail | The Watermelon Sashito | 22 Game-Changing Sangria Recipes

Photography: Constance Higley | Recipe: Constance Higley

DIY Dreamcatchers

We are currently in the midst of making over 500 dreamcatchers for an event, so I thought I’d let you join in on the fun, and make your own! They are the perfect touch to any type of shower, nursery, or home decor! I made a couple different variations- I mean who wouldn’t when they are making so many- so have fun with it and be creative!xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative

Materials
Embroidery hoop (any size you prefer, for the demo I used 10′)
Yarn
Feathers
Hot Glue
Pom garland (optional)

instructions

step-1 Begin by putting a dot of hot glue on the back of the hoop and adhering your yarn to it. Then begin wrapping the yarn around the hoop making it as full as you’d like.

step-2After the base is complete, it’s time to cut your pom garland. Adhere the poms with hot glue and secure them around the rim.

step-3 Next, cut desired length of yarn for your fringe. Fold the yarn in half and place the loop part on the rim of the hoop. Tuck the ends of the yarn under the rim, and through the hoop. Pull tight, and you have created a knot. Continue this step until you are satisfied with the amount of fringe you have.

step-4The final step is attaching your feathers. Simply create a loose knot, insert the feather into the knot and pull tight. Repeat until satisfied with the look!

Photography: The Shift Creative | Design: The Shift Creative

Alexis

Contributing Editor: Party DIY
Flamingo Inspired Birthday Party

Flamingos are all the rage. Is it because they’re pink? Tropical? Who knows but we’re officially declaring them the “it bird” of 2015. And while I’m well past my second year of life, it isn’t stopping me from snagging cute details for my very own Flamingle party. Colorful and summery is just the beginning of this shindig designed by Lindsey Rendon and snapped by Amy & Jordan Photography

When asked, Makena’s mom, Lindsey, described her daughter’s 2nd Birthday this way.

My inspiration for my sweet two year old’s birthday party was something fun, colorful and summery! Because Makena is a summer baby and there isn’t much to do besides a pool party, I wanted something that said “summer!” I actually saw the yard flamingos in a store window for a display and thought they were so cute and classic summer, so that is where I got my inspiration! The “Flamingle was born!”

With incredible paper products dreamed up by Idieh Design, the party started to take a life of its own! I was blown away by the desserts by Ruze Cake House and Carte Blanche’s perfect floral pineapple, all perfectly captured by Amy & Jordan Photography. I just LOVE the way it all came together! It was exactly what I had pictured!

Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography | Event Design: Lindsey Rendon | Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design | Desserts: Ruze Cake House | Flamingo Skirt: Chicwish | Flamingo Straws: Amazon | Giant Flamingo Float: Big Mouth Toys | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linens | Paper Products: Idieh Design | Pineapple Cups: Oriental Trading Company

The 65 Most Beautiful Style Me Pretty Interiors

I’ve decorated my current apartment as best as I can, but unfortunately there are certain things that as a renter I just can’t change. So, I can’t wait for the day I have a place of my own to decorate. And I know exactly where I’ll look to for inspiration—the interiors of Style Me Pretty Living, of course. Take a look through our favorite rooms and tell us, which space would you want to call home?

The 65 Prettiest Style Me Pretty Interiors
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More Interior Inspiration to Love:

Girly & Sophisticated Glamour Apartment Tour | Modern All White Nursery With a Pop of Pink | Three Ways to Incorporate Wallpaper

Fresh Peach Bowls with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream

Crafted by Kara Stout, this summer recipe takes peaches and ice cream to a whole new level. And we won’t even tell you how healthy it actually is. Why ruin all the fun? Homemade coconut ice cream, candied pistachios and fresh peaches are match made in heaven.  Learn how to make this crazy simple dessert below. It goes a little something like cut in half, fill and top with pistachios. Boom, done.


There’s no better combination in the summer than cold ice cream and fresh fruit. And what makes this even better is that it’s a dairy-free, vegan, and refined sugar free, no-guilt indulgence. Not to mention the variety of vitamins and minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants this refreshingly sweet dessert provides. It’s a great source of vitamin C, potassium, iron and vitamin E. This treat is a healthy, summery twist on peaches and cream and is just as pretty as a peach!

4-Ingredient Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients:

½ cup unsweetened organic coconut cream
½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp organic pure maple syrup
¼ tsp sea salt

Directions:

1. For the coconut cream, you want to choose an organic, full-fat unsweetened coconut milk in the can. Place the can in the fridge and leave for at least 24 hours.

2. The cream and water will separate in the can so be sure not to shake the can since you just want the cream that is on top.

3. Open can gently and scoop out the cream into a mixing bowl. Stop when you begin to see the watery liquid.

4. Add the vanilla and maple syrup to the mixing bowl and whisk.

5. Next, add the sea salt and whisk until all is combined and is a smooth consistency.

6. Place in the freezer for at least 2-4+ hours or overnight.

Candied Pistachios

Ingredients:

1 tbsp organic coconut oil
½ cup raw pistachio pieces
1 – 1½ tbsp organic pure maple syrup

Directions:

1. Mix the coconut oil, pistachios and maple syrup together in an oven-safe glass bowl.

2. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes, stir pistachios and bake for another 3-5 minutes.

Fresh Peach Bowls with Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients:

3 organic peaches
Homemade coconut ice cream
Candied pistachios

Directions:

1. Cut peaches in half and remove pit. You will have 6 peach bowls.

2. Scoop coconut ice cream into peach bowls.

3. Sprinkle candied pistachios on top.

4. Enjoy!

Photography & Recipe: Kara Stout