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Daydream In Banana Leaves


1 – Milly iPhone Case ($40) | 2 – Topshop Banana Leaf Print Top ($76) | 3 – Whit Banana Leaf Print Clutch ($102) | 4 – Palm Beach Pillow ($65) | 5 – Poplin Banana Leaf Silk Pajamas ($395) | 6 – Banana Leaf Wedding Cake by Cheryl Kleinman | 7 – Banana Leaf Coaster DIY | 8 – West Hollywood Salad Recipe via Tory Burch | 9 – Nicky Hilton’s Banana Leaf Wallpapered Room

We are headed to Cabo this weekend to meet up with some of my best friends. I’m so excited. After the crazy hours at work for the past month, it’s much needed for both of us! In the mean time, I’m going to enjoy some beach time, lounging in the sun, and shopping so I’ll be back posting on Wednesday. I’m in total resort mode thus the banana leaves! I’m loving their bold pattern flair!

PS: If you’re more into banana print, check out this post.

Did you go anywhere this summer? Are you a fan of banana leaf print?

Design Fashion Paper Patterns

{Lust List} Just My Type

Build A Word Necklace ($10) | Jerome L’Huillier Typography Shift Dress ($156) | House Industries Flour Sack Towels($30) | Typography Recipe Cards ($15/10)

The bold look of type always appeals to me. It’s fun and modern. I’m lusting after it today in a couple forms for your wardrobe and kitchen. A shift dress, necklace, flour sack towels, and letterpressed recipe cards.

Which is your favorite?

Art Food Home Decor

{Wish I Was Wed} Lucile Prache

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As I work on the details of getting our new home, I’m dreaming of all the amazing goodies I can make in my new kitchen. I’ve never had so many cabinets before! These beautiful watercolor paintings by Lucile Prache have me swooning over the possibilities in a gorgeous way.

What’s your favorite thing to cook or bake in your kitchen?

DIY Food Paper Party Printables

{Make & Munch} Refresh Bannered Straws & Rosemary Water

I know you’re thinking. Where had that {Make & Munch} series gone? I was bursting at the seams with ideas and even began designing printables. Then life and work got a hold of me, so I was never able to shoot any pictures or make the fun recipes I had been so eagerly creating.

Well, I’m back today with a really simple idea. It’s a great way to stay hydrated especially with the warmer seasons on its way (or so I hope!) and the craft is perfect for any get together. We had it with homemade pizza (recipe to come) one night and it was delish!

 Refresh Bannered Straws


  • Template
  • Colored or patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Straws


  1. Print the template onto desired colored or patterned paper.
  2. Cut along the solid gray lines.
  3. Punch holes at the marked X’s.
  4. Weave banner onto straws through the punched holes.
  5. Stick into your favorite drink or display them in a cup alongside cool drinks for your guests to enjoy.

Note: I printed the gray template on yellow paper inspired by my Daydream In Gray & Yellow post.

 Click to download printable tutorial & templates!

 Rosemary Water


  • Rosemary, as much as you like for drink & garnish
  • Water, tap or soda water
  • Ice


  1. Muddle rosemary on ice.
  2. Pour water over ice.
  3. To serve, fill a cup with ice and strain water into cup.
  4. Garnish with rosemary spring or lemon wedge and a refresh bannered straw.
  5. Flavor variations: try with your favorite herbs like mint, lemon balm, chocolate mint, lavender, basil, cucumber, or even with a squeeze of lemon or lime.

 Click to download printable recipe card & craft templates!

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Do you have weekend plans? Will you try making this rosemary water?

DIY Food Paper Party Printables

{Make And Munch} Frilly Toothpicks & A Biscuit Sandwich

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I’d share one of my favorite indulgences. Breakfast in bed! There’s nothing quite like staying in those warm sheets especially with all the cold weather lately. This would be such a treat for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. You could even do a brunch version of this with friends. Just set out a bunch of blankets and pillows and serve everyone on little trays. I love casual get togethers because everyone’s relaxed and more likely to have fun.

I wanted to debut a blog series today called Make & Munch. A fun craft to make and a delicious recipe to munch on. Pretty much my favorite activities ever. I have a quick tutorial for frilly toothpicks to go with a very simple breakfast sandwich recipe today.



  • Toothpicks
  • Crepe or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive


  1. Cut a strip of crepe or tissue paper.
  2. Fold it in half several times (so you don’t have to make as many cuts).
  3. Cut frills into one side of the paper and leave the other side connected.
  4. Unfold your strip of paper.
  5. Cut a small piece of frilled paper and apply adhesive against the uncut side.
  6. Place your toothpick at the start of the paper and beginning rolling tightly onto the toothpick.
  7. Continue with the rest of your toothpicks to make as many as you need!


Click here for a printable tutorial!



  • 4 eggs
  • 1 avocado, soft to the touch
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 biscuits (packaged or homemade)
  • Mayo or your favorite spread (I used prepackaged spinach dip because that’s what I had on hand)
  • Salt, pepper, & any other spices or herbs you have on hand
  • Optional: Cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, brie) or meat (ham, bacon, veggie sausage)


  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices or herbs. I opted for some smoked paprika, but dill or cilantro would’ve been yummy.
  2. Preheat the oven if you are baking premade biscuits. Pop in your biscuits to bake or heat up. Remove when done.
  3. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Pour half of the beaten eggs into the pan. Use a spatula to loosen the cooked egg along the edges. Place on a plate once cooked through. Repeat for the second half of the beaten eggs.
  4. Cut up the tomato and avocado into slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut or pull your biscuit in half.
  6. Spread mayo or your favorite spread (I used prepackaged spinach dip) onto the biscuit.
  7. Layer the egg, avocado, tomato, and cheese/protein, if using, onto the open biscuit and top with the other half.
  8. Stick a frilly toothpick in it to keep it all together for serving.


Click here for a printable recipe card!

This week we’ve:

Do you like breakfast in bed?

DIY Food Nature Printables

{Freebie Friday} Mulled Apple Cider in Apple Cups

The air has been quite cool lately and I just love snuggling up to a blanket and drinking warm delicious beverages. Hot chocolate, fragrant teas, and spiced mulled apple cider just make me breathe deep breaths to take it all in.

Most recently, I made a large batch of apple cider for our Makers Gathering. A helped me carve apples to be used as cups. Not only do you take in fresh apple smells as you take a sip, but it’s the most perfectly ergonomic cup to be nestled in your hands.

The apples are pretty simple to carve, but they can get time consuming, so allot yourself some time if you are planning to entertain with them. I used a paring knife pointed at an angle with the point towards the core and essentially scored the width I wanted my hole to be. I did it in one swoop so that the top would just fall off in a cone like shape. Then I used a melon baller to scoop the flesh out (so much easier than a spoon). Be careful not to get too crazy because you still need the walls to keep the cider in! It definitely gets easier after the first couple!

I thought this might be a cute hostess or just because gift too, so I’ve included some tags with the printable recipe that you can print out and punch holes in to tie around your homemade mulled cider.


This week we’ve:

What’s your favorite Autumn drink?

DIY Food Paper Party Printables Sweets

{Freebie Friday} Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe & Labels

Happy Friday to a nice long weekend! Yay! We don’t really have any plans, but I know that I’ll finally get a chance to relax a bit. We brought our swimsuits with us to work today so that we can hit the river right after work. With the end of Summer nearing, I thought it was totally appropriate to try to capture it in a bottle. You may remember that this Summer I spent one of my weekends at a Lavender Festival. I bought a fresh bunch of lavender and I wanted to make the lavender lemonade we had there because it was so refreshing! I ended up making a batch of simple syrup to be easily made into a cocktail, tea, lemonade, soda, or even over lemon ricotta pancakes! Yum!

I thought I’d share a printable recipe with you as well as some labels for your bottles. I made both a large and small version in case you make some little bottles for favors at your next party (cute for a Parisian or herb themed one). I got my bottle at New Seasons Market in the Homegoods section while shopping for other goodies, but you can also find them online  at Cost Plus World Market.

Click the card for the recipe:








  • Label template
  • Cardstock and adhesive or label stock
  • Scissors
  • Bottled lavender simple syrup
  • Ribbons, fabric, string, as desired


  1.  Click on desired size label to open PDF template.
  2. Print on cardstock or label stock.
  3. Cut out labels around black border.
  4. Add ribbon or fabric or string around neck as desired.
  5. If using label stock, remove backing and adhere to bottled simple syrup.
  6. If using card stock,
    • Apply adhesive to the back of the label and adhere to bottled simple syrup.
    • OR Punch holes on the left and right edges of the label and weave string or ribbon through the holes to tie onto the bottled simple syrup.

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Do you like lavender?