Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Happy Pinteresting Wednesday everyone! We a are linking with Vintage Apple again this and here is a look at what we are loving on Pinterest. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest to check out everything else we are pinning.

Delicious salmon sliders with a tangy avocado sauce

A DIY jewelry holder made from a cheese grater...funky but neat idea

This watermelon lemonade is perfect for a hot summer day

Loving this idea of having a fruit pizza bar filled with all your favorite fresh fruits

Friday, June 22, 2012

SUMMER COCKTAILS

What better way to celebrate summer than with a refreshing cocktail. Everyone loves to enjoy a delicious drink on a summer night. We have found some easy recipes to create the perfect cocktails. Enjoy! 


Pink Grapefruit Margarita


1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2  cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
3 cups ice 
1 cup silver tequila
1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in salt, if you do not like a salted rim sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass, the salt really brings out the flavor.
Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir.




  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes), plus wedges for serving
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Stir together lime juice and agave nectar; add to a blender, along with pineapple juice, pineapple, triple sec, tequila, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy.

In a small shallow bowl or saucer, combine chili powder, sugar, and salt. Rub a lime wedge around the rims of four glasses, then dip glasses in spice mix to coat. Divide drink among glasses and serve with lime wedges.




1 1/2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange Flavored Vodka
3 parts freshly brewed ice tea
1/4 part
 simple syrup
4 mint leaves

In the bottom of a shaker, muddle mint leaves and simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients and ice, and shake vigorously. Pour, ice and all, into a tall glass. Present with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.




2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce Aperol
3 ounces Gin
Club Soda


Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add lemon juice, lime juice, Aperol and Gin. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Add a generous splash of club soda. Garnish with lemon or lime.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SUMMER PARTY INSPIRATIONS

With summer in full swing it is a great time to get together with family and friends. Summer is all about kicking back and relaxing so we wanted to share with you two easy party inspirations that are fun and casual. 


Who doesn't love a traditional backyard barbecue on a warm summer day? A barbecue is perfect for company of all ages and with a smores bar for dessert the kids will be sure to have a fun time. We chose a rustic theme to keep things simple so the host is able to enjoy the day just as much. Go with your favorite summer barbecue foods that everyone loves.


If you are looking to do something a little more intimate a summer brunch is the way to go. We have turned the backyard into a colorful paradise by choosing refreshing colors like blue, green, and yellow. Invite a few of your close family and friends over to enjoy some delicious brunch favorites and summer cocktails.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

Keeping with the theme of summer, this weeks Pinteresting Wednesday features everything we are loving summer style!

101 ways to embrace summer

The perfect summer outfit

No summer is complete without a trip to the beach

There is nothing like refreshing key lime pie in the summertime

Friday, June 15, 2012

GIFT GUIDE FOR DADS

Father's Day is coming up this weekend, Sunday, June 17 to be exact and we wanted to share our appreciation for Dad all over. We created a quirky gift guide to help make finding the perfect gift easier. With a little creativity you can make a gift that any Dad will be sure to love.

Movie Party Bucket: because every Dad loves a good movie. 

A Homemade Tie Holder: an original idea with a creative twist. 

Candy Bar Letter: will be sure to make any Dad laugh.

Tie-rrific Dad Coupon Book: even includes free printables.

A Bouquet for Dad: fill with all of Dad's favorite treats.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

It's Wednesday so you know what that means! It is time to link up with The Vintage Apple for another Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday.
Here is a look at what we are loving this week...

Peach and prosciutto bruschetta

This teal and coral maxi dress is perfect for the summertime


Make a jewelry holder out of utensil trays- so clever

Chocolate muffins made with no sugar, oil or flour

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OH, HOW PINTERESTING!

With summer upon us we can't help but think about warm days and cool nights relaxing at the beach. Nothing gets better than that. So this week for Pinteresting Wednesday we wanted to share everything "beachy" we are loving on Pinterest.

Perfectly colorful and eye-catching front porch of a beach house.

Nothing like a sunset on the beach.

Peaceful dinner on the beach. Great idea for a get together with friends and family.

Take me there.

Friday, June 1, 2012

SERIES SIX

Our inspiration this month is the lovely and talented Stephanie, from The Round Envelope. We met Stephanie three years ago and our creative collaboration has blossomed beyond measure. At Savvy Selebrations, we know our niche – designing stylish events, home entertaining, cooking, baking, planning and organizing. We have a passion for creativity but we wouldn’t say that we are “crafty”…that is where Stephanie comes in. Her love of paper, ingenious design and all things crafty inspires us, and is the reason why we love working with her so much. 

What better way to get in the mood to create and design custom paper goods than to begin the project in your in-home craft studio? Well, that is EXACTLY what Stephanie does….




















Hand painted poppies (done by Stephanie) add a visual pop as soon as you enter the space. With rows and rows of organized ribbon, paper punches, glitter, decorative paper and much more the visual eye candy of this design space is so captivating. Not only is her space inviting, the things she produces here are just as special. Everything she creates for her clients is custom, often handmade. From invites to cards to personal stationery, all are created by the analytical mind and hands of a perfectionist. We previously shared what she did for our Christmas card here. Now, let us introduce you to Stephanie from The Round Envelope:

How do you like to begin the process of creating and executing designs?
At The Round Envelope our focus is on customer satisfaction with our end-product and working style.  I enjoy the brainstorming stage and developing the project plan.  A big part of what I do is collaborating with my customers, while focusing on their needs to ensure they have ownership in the process.  Gaining an understanding of the vision, theme, style and color palette provides direction for the project. I love sharing pictures, viewing color swatches and invitation styles during the initial brainstorming stage because I can then head to the in-home studio to build off ideas or create new ones.  During the time I spend in the studio, I usually create a few invitation options that will be presented to the customer and then the project refinement takes shape.

Can you share any recent projects?
But, of course!  The two recent projects I’d like to share are:
A wedding with an opal and sage color palette. The things I love about this event are the blend of soft papers, tonal floral print and a traditional font style used throughout the invitation suite.  The homemade jarred jams favors were created by the bride and groom covered with a tonal fabric. The Round Envelope created and designed custom 2x2 folded floral tags featuring the name of the jam, ingredients & a special message from the Mr. and Mrs. 

The next event is a baby shower we recently did with the “Our Little Happy Feet is Kicking!” theme. The playful color palette of chartreuse, black, white and orange were accented by hand-crafted penguins. How cute are they?

We made these custom penguins made from a Round Envelope exclusive template and attached them to an opal and chartreuse patterned paper to create the signature invitation.  These little paper penguins went over really well with the customer that they requested an additional supply to be used on the guests favor boxes.

Do you have any thoughtful ideas for personalizing paper goods for your clients?
With each project The Round Envelope strives to find an element that can be turned into something unique for the customer or the project.  For the May wedding, the couple wanted to incorporate drawings of them that had been designed by a close friend.  We are always happy to accommodate special requests; so we found a perfect spot for them in the design on the front cover of their program. 

In other projects custom images & sketches have been incorporated through the use of custom rubber stamps.  Stamping & embossing in a corresponding color or watermark look adds that unique & tactile element. I look forward to the packaging of the invitations as much as I do the brainstorming & assembly.  Each delivery is put together with care, stacked & bound with sheer color-coordinated ribbons or included with something unique to the customer. 

What is your favorite color palette to design with?
My personal color favorites have a tendency to change, as there are so many colors to choose from!  The beauty of being involved in different projects is that the color palettes vary. 

What can we expect to see from The Round Envelope in 2012?
For starters, a website!  The business has been rapidly growing through word of mouth, but the focus this year has been to broaden the scope, develop new ideas and offer a wider range of products and services.  The Round Envelope is now an Envelopments dealer/designer, which is a good move for the company.  After having attended the National Stationery Show in May, we saw so much paper inspiration that we are already working on more design and product options!        

Don’t forget to connect with The Round Envelope on Facebook and thank you to Stephanie for being our feature this month. TheRoundEnvelope.com will launch soon, so be sure to check back to see when their site is officially launched.