Monday, July 30, 2012

Weekend Blessings

 One of the best things I've ever tasted, {salted caramel milkshake}

 Outing with our little sweet cheeks
 Ahi tuna burgers
Baby love

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! Here's to a beautiful week for all.

Love and Live Life!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend Wear {To the Farmers Market}

I've been meaning to get back to my weekly weekend trips to our local farmers market. In my book you can't beat local veggies and farm fresh eggs. I always love sampling the local fare and chatting with the friendly farmers. Plus our down town market has live music which makes the simple outing feel super fun and fulfilling. Here's to your weekend beauties! May it be fun and full of love.

1. Madewell 2. Essie 3. Madewell 4. Topshop 5. Madewell 6. JCrew

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

I made these muffins a few weekends ago for a girls brunch and they turned out so yummy I had to share. The muffins are thick moist and almost donut like in texture. The use of the coconut oil instead of vegetable oil adds a bit of luxury to the recipe, plus coconut oil is super healthy. And the glaze is bright, fresh and oh so delicious. I think it's the perfect summer muffin.

Lemon Blueberry Donut Muffins
zest of 2 large lemons
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cup. In a medium bowl, combine the lemon zest and sugars. Use your fingertips to incorporate the zest into the sugars. Combine until moist and fragrant.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, coconut oil and sugar lemon mixture. Use an electric mixer t combine until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat to combine. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture in thirds to the butter mixture alternating with the milk. Beginning and ending with the flour. This is how it should go: 1/3 flour mixture {mix} - 1/2 milk {mix} - 1/3 flour mixture {mix} - 1/2 milk {mix} - 1/3 flour mixture {mix} Once everything is combined gently fold in the blueberries. Spoon the batter evenly into into the muffin cups, filling the cups nearly full. Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes, or until they're a pale golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.

Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
3 ounces softened cream cheese
1 teaspoons lemon zest
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice {or more if you like it really lemony}
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sifted powered sugar

With an electric mixer beat cream cheese on medium speed until creamy. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla, beat until smooth. Gradually add and mix in the powered sugar, beating until smooth.

When the donuts have cooled a little but are still slightly warm, lightly dip the tops into the glaze. I double dipped mine!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recent Work {Rubber Ducky Birthday Party Invitations}

I recently designed these invitations for a first birthday. When I first spoke with the momma she explained to me that the party would be held in their backyard with kiddie pools, slip-n-slides and popsicles galore. How fun! She wanted the invitations to be sweet, fun, feminine and most importantly water themed. We decided on blue chevron, rubber duckies and sweet pink accents. I'm really happy with the way the invitations along with the cupcake toppers and favor tags turned out.

Have a custom design project? I'd LOVE to work with you. Contact me at christina{at}

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend Blessings

the glorious much needed wet stuff
my little guy turned three months
i played hostess for brunch with the girls
fresh flowers for the dinning room

Have a successful and blessed week cuties!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Twig & Lily On Style Me Pretty

I received the exciting news yesterday that one of my brides from a few months ago would be featured on Style Me Pretty today. The bride, Jenny was so lovely to work with and I absolutely loved designing her rustically romantic wedding suite. Take a look at her elegant Texas Hill Country vineyard wedding.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Blessings

No matter extravagant or simple, weekends with the family are so very sweet.