Clementine Coconut Cocktails

What happens when you have a bag of clementines about to go bad in the refrigerator, a new found love for Waterloo coconut sparkling water (not sponsored, it’s just that good), and a free Friday afternoon? This bomb cocktail that tastes like vacation, but isn’t so ungodly sweet that you get a headache as you’re drinking it. The recipe I’m sharing with you all today is truly a gem. Continue reading “Clementine Coconut Cocktails”

Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake Recipe

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe around here! There are really two things that have led me to this point. One, I have been a recipe repeater. I’ve made funeral cake, chocolate chip cookies, and lemon bars galore. Two, I went through a huge phase of macaron testing. Spoiler: I’m still not an expert. Some days I make the perfect little cookie halves and others result in puffed up shell with almost no substance. I think I’m not beating the batter enough for fear that I will over mix it. You win some you lose some. The good news is that I have two new recipes coming up, and today’s is brunch appropriate and perfect for Easter morning! Continue reading “Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake Recipe”

Making a Wedding Mood Board

Can we acknowledge the fact that I’ve been engaged for over 3 months, and I have yet to post about it on the blog!? I shared my news on Instagram a few days after Kyle and I were engaged, but dove straight in to planning and have had little time to share anything new about it on my site. Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day, I figured it was high time to let you all in on a few details and share my inspiration process! Continue reading “Making a Wedding Mood Board”

Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial

Can you even believe that we’re so close to Christmas!? Every year I promise myself I won’t let it sneak up on me, but it happens nonetheless. Kyle and I only just purchased return tickets to Houston from Chicago and then have no plans for NYE… I can’t be too hard on myself, though. Tree is up (homemade ornaments and all), gingerbread house is constructed (and partially deconstructed), presents are [mostly] purchased, and I have an outfit picked out! Continue reading “Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial”

Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial

Growing up with a baby sister 13 years younger than you, you get used to her living a completely separate life. When I was getting ready for prom, she was coloring at the kitchen table. When I was graduating from college, she was finishing up a science project about the planets. And then all of a sudden, she’s visiting me in Houston showing me how to apply eye-shadow and inspiring my fashion choices. Enter: this adorable overall dress. Continue reading “Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper

When it comes to making pillow cases, I’d say I’m the queen. I have a stash of almost every color pillow case in the rainbow so that I can change them out whenever I feel like it. My go-to method for making pillow cases had always been the pocket method that I shared a couple years back, but recently I wanted to try out adding a zipper instead to give the pillow a sleek look on both sides. As it turns out – it’s almost just as easy! Continue reading “DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper”