Summer drinks aren’t quite as fun when you’re pregnant. But I’ve decided not to let that get me down. Mocktails to the rescue! A homemade concentrate or simple syrup, a little sparkling water, and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime and I’m back in the game. Pictured above: Cookie and Kate’s Ginger Beer. Recipe naturally alcohol free.
Pictured above: Baked Bree’s Rhubarb Cocktail turned mocktail. Make the rhubarb simple syrup. Add a little to your glass based on desired sweetness. Fill with sparking water and the juice of half a lime. Store the remaining simple syrup in your fridge for tomorrow night and the night after.
Love these two landscape paintings by Karen Smidth (“Water 7″ and “Pope Valley Oaks 1″), available at Serena and Lily. Lots more on her website!
Say hello to spring in this fresh palette.
1. sunglasses / 2. tee / 3. bag / 4. skirt / 5. loafers
This week we have such a fun and quirky giveaway!! One lucky winner will get all six of these items from imm Living (a $300 value). I had so much fun working with the folks from imm Living on this project, and styled/photographed these pieces in my home to show you how I’ve used them (they generously gave me a set, too!). Be sure to check out Coco + Kelley and The Everygirl for their imm Living giveaways this week.
Also, Burke Decor is offering a 15% discount with code: CHOOCHOO.
There are three ways to enter (that means you can enter up to 3 times!):
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite piece is, or how you’d use these items in your own home.
2. Like imm Living on facebook and leave an additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do).
3. Like Mint on facebook and leave a additional comment letting us know you did so (or, that you already do).
Please note: Your comment may not show up immediately. That’s ok; please don’t leave another one. We’ll go through our spam folder and resurrect any wayward comments before the giveaway ends. Giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday, May 12th and the randomly chosen winner will be announced on Monday the 13th.
* Limited to US readers only.
Items pictured: Feathered Nest Container (Heron) / Mortise Collection door knob hooks / Menagerie Plate: Owl / Menagerie Plate: Rabbit / Grassland Companion Container: Giraffe / Drink to Life Wine Stopper: Bull
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED.
I was so excited about last week’s Cinco de Mayo place cards that I had a sudden urge to put fringe on everything. A very special little girl’s birthday is coming up soon – so I added some layers of red, pink and white fringe to a boring craft paper wrap job. Now how pretty it is!
All you need to do is cut tissue paper in strips, fold it over on itself a few times, cut fringe, unfold and glue on. I used quick-drying craft glue and it was perfect. Once the glue is dry, gently ruffle the fringe to give it a little lift. (Happy Birthday, Scarlet!)