lately: wedding season, part 1

This a big year for many of our closest friends! To date, we’ve been honored to attending 2 weddings already this “season” – and we still have more to come! I thought it would be fun to post some of the photos, sort of as a glimpse into these relationships we are so lucky to be part of : ) one of the weddings was local {yay, no travelling!} and the other was up north, which was drawn out into a family trip {see here!}. both were equally fun and amazing, and we look forward to celebrating these dear friends for many years to come! 

…and don’t worry, a recap for more of our wedding season celebrations will follow in the later months! x o x o 

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4th of July – how to celebrate!

Another holiday means another round up of ideas, trips & tricks for all of those who might be hosting {or co-hosting} a party! While we won’t be hosting this year, I spent some time perusing the web to make life a bit easier for y’all : )

As always, feel free to leave suggestions/tips/ways to not go crazy in the comments!

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Food & Drink

4th of July Recipes {via Food Network}

4th of July Food {via Southern Living}

Healthy 4th of July Recipe & Menu Ideas {via Eating Well}

Throw a Kid-Friendly 4th of July Party {via She Knows}

4th of July Drinks {via Food & Wine}

Red, White & Booze: Awesome Drinks to Sip on {via Cosmopolitan}

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Decor

4th of July Party Decorations {via Good Housekeeping}

Easy 4th of July Decorations {via Better Homes & Gardens}

Simply Chic 4th of July Decorating Ideas {via HGTV}

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Games & Activities

10 Outdoor Games to Try at Your BBQ {via Huffington Post}

4th of July Ideas for Kids {via Disney Family}

Drinking Games for the 4th of July {via Drinking in America}

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Happy planning, y’all!

lately: graduation weekend

As you saw from Friday’s post, the hubs and I were home for a long weekend, celebrating a huge milestone for my sister Jackie : ) We spent the weekend touring Richmond – soaking in the graduation ceremonies, exploring the downtown area, and of course…lots of good eats and drinks! What made it even more special was that we got to see several of my extended family members, some of whom I haven’t seen for quite some time. Here’s a peak into how we spent our time!

-Alicia xoxo 

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easter dinner: what to make!

With Easter dinner right around the corner, it’s high time we start nailing down those menus! Our celebration will be a bit different this year than others in the past, but nonetheless, I’m looking forward to it! Here are some ideas for those who will be entertaining – from tablescapes to treats, I do hope you find some inspiration in what’s to follow!

Beverages:

VOGA Sparkling Spring Sangria [RECIPE]Sparkling Spring Sangria

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Champagne Limoncello Cocktails

Champagne Limoncello Cocktail

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Black Rose

Black Rose

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Limoncello Collins, Hatfields• Los Angeles

Limoncello Collins

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Dishes {mains & sides}

 Honey-Curry Glazed Lamb with Roasted Grapes and Cranberries Recipe

Honey-Curry Glazed Lamb

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Roasted Ham with Cherry-Chutney Glaze

Roasted Ham with Cherry-Chutney Glaze

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Shaved Vegetable Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe

Shaved Vegetable Salad with Toasted Almonds

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Cheese Grits Soufflé with Mushroom Gravy

Cheese Grits Souffle with Mushroom Gravy

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Easy Three-Seed Pan Rolls

Easy 3-seed Pan Rolls

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Desserts 

Carrot Cheesecake

Carrot Cheesecake

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Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries recipe

Pavlova with Lemon Curd & Berries

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Apricot-Coconut Cake

Apricot-Coconut Cake

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Decor:

carrots in large vases, c/o valentinexday

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mini cadburry eggs in hurricane glasses, c/o holiday central

 

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egg cups & shells used as name cards and food labels, c/o lushhome

Happy Easter! xoxo

lately: charleston

With the influx of snow and cold that we’ve been experiencing here lately, what better excuse than to go see my baby sister down in beautiful {& warm} Charleston?!

It was the most special weekend – good food & drink, good conversation, and above all, quality sister time. Here’s a glimpse into how we spent our time! 

Alicia xoxo 

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