• Category Archives: summer

    Summer Signature Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade Fizz from Valley & Co.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee PhotographySummer weather has crept in around the Pacific Northwest. That can only mean one thing: cocktail time! This recipe is easy to make in a snap when guests show up for impromptu entertaining but would also make one pretty little signature drink at a wedding. Make them in batches in decorative glass pitchers!

    Valley & Co.’s Blueberry Lemonade Fizz

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    For this cocktail you’ll need: 1 can San Pellegrino Limonata {you’ll need about a half for each drink} | 1 oz. good vodka {or light rum} for each drink | fresh blueberries | fresh mint | 1tsp. sugar

    Sprinkle a few blueberries into each bistro glass with sugar. Do a tiny bit of muddling.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Pour your vodka into shot glasses for easy pouring and divide 1 oz. into each bistro glass.  Top with San Pellegrino Limonata {or a sparkling lemonade}

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Garnish with mint leaves. There you have them. Sweet, aren’t they?

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography So, who’s making a batch of these bad boys tonight? Let me know what you think!

    Photo credit: Rippee Photography | recipe: Valley & Co. Lifestyle


    {Real Wedding} Ginger & Chris: Pink DIY Wedding in Kansas by Amanda Perry

    Pink DIY Kansas wedding by Amanda Perry Photography
    Today’s wedding is a pretty, pink, all-DIY celebration.  The muted tones and frilly and lace details make this a feminine wedding sure to please all romantic brides.  If you love pink, this one’s for you!  Read More »
    Leave a comment

    {Real Wedding} Cassie & Bennet: Intimate Backyard DIY Wedding + Carnival-Themed Reception (Part 1)

    whimsical pastel DIY wedding

    Happy Monday!  I know not everyone gets excited for Mondays, but I love them because I usually have a lovely wedding to share with you, and today I have one of my favorite weddings EVER.  It’s so fabulous and there are so many great details and images that I’m sharing it in two parts.  Today is the sweet and small backyard ceremony the couple had for just family and close friends, and tomorrow will be the fantastic carnival-themed reception with the best DIY details you’ve ever seen! Read More »


    {Real Wedding} Jennifer & Josh: Casual Wedding on the Family Farm

    DIY backyard wedding by Erin H Photography

    Ever since I saw Father of the Bride I’ve loved a good wedding at home.  And a wedding on a family farm?  Even better!  So when Erin H. Photography sent this wedding my way, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I’d love it.  I hope you do too. Read More »

    1 Comment

    {Real Wedding} Chelsea & Chris: Stunning Backyard DIY Wedding in British Columbia from Mikaela Ruth Photography

    stunning backyard DIY wedding in British Columbia by Mikaela Ruth

    Happy Monday, lovelies!  I hope you’re ready to start your week off with one fabulous wedding.  This is just the thing to wake you up and get you going – with the vibrant colors and stunning views, you won’t even need coffee.  Well, maybe just one cup.  But first… Read More »

    • The Land of Nod, design for kids and people that used to be kids
    •  Three things: 1. You've got one day left to enter my @mywildbird sling giveaway, so head over to my blog (link in profile) and tag your friends. 2. I was featured on @loyal_hana blog as part of their motherhood series, so if you want to give it a read and hear about my typical (hot mess) day or how I (don't) balance work and mothering head to their profile to find the link to their site. I pretty much live in their nursing-friendly clothes and was honored to be featured. 3. Charlie took this picture (and basically directed me for the shot) and it makes me really really happy   Putting the finishing touches on the boys' bedroom and had to stop to admire the magic that the morning light and their @babyjives mobile was making. ✨☁️⭐️❤️✨#charlieandcalsroomredo
       Can a person be your happy place? Because I'm pretty certain that Quincy is mine ☺️✨ #quincyrhys #thatdimpletho  This week was a rough one. I feel like I say that every week but this one really was. Today alone had me at my breaking point. All three of my kids seemed hell bent on driving me crazy. Quincy literally wouldn't let me put him down or leave the room without a major scream-cry fest. He rode around on the fuss bus allllll day. Tropical storm Calvin left destruction in his wake everywhere he went (if you follow me on snap/stories you got a little sampling but that was nowhere near the extent of it). At one point I went into a room away from my kids and sat in a chair and cried. Within three minutes one of them found me (of course) gave me a hug, and we were all better (except Calvin -- I think this is his permanent state ). This photo is my version of thinking happy thoughts. Bougainvillea vibes ✌️️✨
    • The Honest Company
    • Personalized Mother's Day Photo Cards: She’s always gone the extra mile for you. Now, it’s never been easier to add an extra special touch to Mother’s Day with a personalized photo card.
    • Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Day Needs - Programs, Menus, and more
    • Free Wedding Website from Wedding Paper Divas
    • Earth Mama Angel Baby