Sometimes I like to take a break from the inspiration, party essentials, mouthwatering cocktails, and delectable treats. Sometimes I like to post about really cool things I find, like Appy Couple. In the digital age, having your wedding information readily available for guests is a must. Appy Couple does just that. It creates an app for smart phones specific to your wedding. Purchase a design that fits the theme of your wedding and start plugging in information. Include things like hotel and flight information, maps, and the ability to RSVP. Once guests download the free app or log in to your wedding website that it also creates, they have access to all the information. Guests can also interact with one another sharing stories of you both on the message boards or uploading pictures. All in all it's an affordable and fun addition to your wedding that really gets guests excited and interacting long before your big day!
Have a great Tuesday y'all!
Happy Monday friends. Today's color combination is a little out of the ordinary, but one I'm obsessing over at the moment. Coral has always been one of my favorite shades to pair with colors like aqua, navy, and pink. Recently though, I saw it partnered up with gorgeous lilac. The combo was a little unusual in my eyes but I couldn't help but stare. Together, coral and lilac are a bright, spring-like color duo that certainly catch any eye in the room. Try using them for a backyard gathering or a birthday bash and mix with neutral patterns for the ultimate impact.
What's your favorite unlikely color combination right now?
Happy Friday y'all! We're finishing out picnic week with what I consider to be the most important part of any picnic...the cocktails. The perfect picnic cocktail has to contain many qualities such as easy drinking, fruity and fresh. This mango peach sangria is just that. It's full of flavor and subtly sweet with a pop of effervescent flair. Mix it up the night before for easy packing and you can't go wrong. Even if you aren't picnicing this weekend, mix up a batch and enjoy it while soaking up the sun on your back deck. Here's the recipe...
:: Ingredients ::
8 oz Mango Juice
750 ml White Wine
2 Mangos, sliced
2 Peaches, sliced
3/4 Cup Peach Schnapps
:: Directions ::
1. Combine mango juice, white wine, sliced mangos, sliced peaches, and Peach Schnapps in a pitcher. Let sit over night for flavors to combine.
2. Serve over ice and top with club soda.
Picnic week continues today with the ultimate picnic snack...the sandwich. Some may opt for fancier fare, but I much prefer the traditional. Even as a kid, I used to love taking my sandwich down to the park and eating it outside. Back then it was peanut butter and jelly, now a days, a modern day club. Loaded with oven roasted turkey, fresh sliced avocado, crispy bacon, shredded lettuce, melted white cheddar, and avocado mayo, it's filling, fresh, and delicious. Here's my recipe for the perfect modern club!
:: Ingredients ::
1/2 Pound Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey
Sliced White Cheddar
1/2 Avocado, sliced plus 1/4 Avocado
3/4 Cup Mayo
4 Slices Cooked Bacon
:: Directions ::
1. Combine 1/4 avocado and mayo in food processor. Pulse till smooth and well combined.
2. Slice baguette in half. Adorn with melted cheddar. Place in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
3. Spread mayo on cheesy bread. Layer with turkey, avocado slices, bacon, and shredded lettuce. Enjoy!
No picnic is complete without the perfect blanket. It's what keeps you comfy for the day and sets the mood for the whole day. The perfect picnic blanket should big, soft, and most importantly stylish. It should represent you and the feel you want for the afternoon. Whether it be bohemian, nautical, or preppy, the look is key to creating your perfect picnic. The best way to do this is to make your blanket yourself. I've rounded up for you today four of my favorite DIY picnic blankets from some of my favorite bloggers. You've got a fun diamond neon print from Design Love Fest, a confetti-esq geometric from Studio DIY, a floral number from 333 Park, and a lovely chevron from Twig & Thistle. All are beautiful in their own right and I wish I had the time (and storage!) to make my own version of each. What would your ideal picnic blanket look like?
Happy second day of picnic week! I shared my picnic inspiration yesterday and I'm very excited to share my perfectly packed picnic basket (or straw bag!) today. It's busting with many of my favorite things that all equate to the best relaxing day imaginable. Packed inside is a comfy blanket, my favorite pair of shades, a lazy day read, refreshing cocktails, delicious sandwiches (recipes coming later this week!) and some adorable printed napkins. A picnic is more than packing a bag and eating on the ground with a group of friends. To me, it's escaping reality for a bit and unplugging to fully enjoy the time you have with those you love most. That's exactly what my bag encompasses, relaxed quality fun!
What would be in your ideal picnic basket?
I'm kicking off this week with a bit of picnic inspiration. Whether you live near the beach, lake, mountains, or plains, indulging in a summertime picnic can be one of the most fun and relaxing things you do over the summer. Pack up a basket with all your favorite snacks, beverages, a good book and take off. Hang out in the sun all day and soak up time with the ones you love most. Let the kids run around and have fun while you sip on refreshing cocktails and munch on indulgent treats. Get lost in a good book or catch up on that stack of magazines you haven't read in ages. Either way, a picnic is summertime fun for the whole family.
As the week goes on, I'm going to share more and more picnic fun with you including my perfect picnic basket tomorrow, a delicious easy sandwich everyone can enjoy, mango peach sangria to sip on, and so much more. So, sit back, relax and enjoy all the picnic fun this week and maybe plan your own for the upcoming weekend!
Have a great Monday!