As I mentioned last week when I was playing around with table ideas, I had a few of my girlfriends over on Saturday to have a Valentine’s Day brunch. Valentine’s Day is without a doubt the girliest holiday so it kinda just makes sense to celebrate it with some of your favorites ladies, right? Anyways we kept it pretty low key and I just made a few breakfast casseroles that can be prepared the night before along with some biscuits and a fruit salad. The most important part of a brunch, after all, is the cocktails. Here are a few snippets from our love brunch.
Light pink hyacinths and white hydrangeas. The hyacinths are so fragrant.
Hearts on strings I have had laying around since Colleen’s bridal shower. I always hang on to this kind of stuff cause you never know when you’ll find use for it again.
A mimosa bar with OJ, peach juice, Chambord, and St. Germain along with raspberries, strawberries, mint, and candied ginger. And champagne, obviously.
One of the dishes I made was this killer cinnamon french toast casserole and I will be sharing the recipe some time this week because it was just too good and easy not to.
Happy Monday friends! Hope everyone has an awesome week!
Happy Valentine’s Day special hearts! Colleen and I are both super excited about today’s post because we have a very special guest here today to help us all improve our Valentine’s Day beauty.
For those of you that have ever tried to start a blog, you know that as a newbie getting into cool blogger clicks can be very difficult. Colleen and I have been very fortunate to form some very special relationships with some ladies that we truly respect and admire. This lady that is making a guest appearance today is actually our first guest blogger ever and that is very fitting as she is one of the first people that welcomed us into the blogging community with open arms and has given us an unbelievable amount of support in the last year. She is seriously and amazingly talented and also incredibly beautiful inside and out. I know I am getting a little mushy here, but at least it is Valentine’s Day which makes the sappiness more acceptable and appropriate (right?).
Lucky for all of us, she is also the premier makeup and hair artist and stylist in the Charlotte area. Believe me when I tell you that if I ever get married, it will be planned around her schedule so that I can have her work her magic on me. Many brides and other Charlotteans have to book way in advance to get a bit of the expertise that she is so generously sharing with us today. I will quit running my mouth now and turn the floor over to Mrs. Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty.
I’m Lindsey Regan Thorne and I’m a makeup + hair artist with Be Pretty (come visit me)! I had the honor of beautifying the gorgeous, Two Delighted sisters, Colleen + Megs for Colleen’s fairytale wedding. Two creative little ladies that I deeply adore… their creative minds blow me away and I’m so glad that once client turned into a friendship(s) blogger buddies!
In the next coming months we have some exciting blog collaborations… all dealing with beauty, fashion, girlfriends, sisterfriends, bloggerfriends and dressing up! :) Yay!
You’re excited right!?!
In the meantime… here’s a makeup application that I fell madly in love with and perfect for Valentines day! Dewy Pink Beauty! It’s all about the light application, hints of shimmer and delicate pinks. Enjoy!
Now you guys all run over and check out some of the other posts on makeup, hair, style, and so much more that Lindsey has on her blog including her work. Also, if you are a bride or need hair/makeup/styling for any little thing at all you would be absolutely silly not to contact her. She is truly the best.
To be perfectly honest, I like getting flowers or candy as much as the next girl but I have never really considered Valentine’s Day to be a very big deal. However, I do fully support pink and spending time with loved ones and so I think Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to get girly with your friends. This year I plan on having a few of my besties over for a Valentine’s Day weekend brunch and I decided to play around with some items I already had to create some table prettiness. Although we will probably be drinking mimosas instead of tea, I have always liked the idea of a tea party so I incorporated my pretty tea tins that I bought at Target in the decor along with an orchid I bought a few weeks ago that is totally still alive.
I also used the silverware we painted for our spring tablescape last year. I definitely used more patterns all together than I typically do (paisley, stripes, polka dots, and boho print) but I actually quite like result. Since it is just the girls, we may as well get a little wild.
We wanted to do something super simple for a quick Valentine’s DIY this year (as we weren’t quite feeling up to a tablescape) and Megan came up with the idea of using little cardstock hearts for cupcake toppers. You know how we like to top our cupcakes. The beauty of this DIY is that you only need some pretty cardstock (extra points for little polka dots), scissors, and maybe a bit of glue. So easy yet so festive.
What you’ll need:
- Cardstock in some beauty colors (we chose several shades of pink, red polka dots, and a nice shimmery gold)
- Scissors – even the crappy kind will work for this. I know because my scissors are truly awful. We always joke that we have the worst crafting supplies.
- Glue which is really only needed if you make the heart towers (my name for the stacked ones)
What you’ll do:
1) Cut out some mini hearts; kindergarten style by folding the paper in half. We started using one as a template to make them all the same size but you don’t really need to.
2) Glue one heart onto another in order to make the heart towers.
3) Stack as many as you want, but I stopped at three. If you are doing the side by side ones, you can glue one half of a heart to the other (I didn’t even do this and they stayed together just fine).