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Inspiration from Anywhere…DIY Pumpkins!

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via Pinterest + laurenconrad.com

There is NOTHING I don’t love about fall but something I especially love  about it is pumpkins. I am THAT girl, I adore everything and anything pumpkin.  The minute SBUCKS releases pumpkin spice lattes my car literally makes a bee line for the closest sbucks, I order one and quickly take an instagram of it, letting everyone I know they are here! It’s a similar routine the second anywhere around me starts carrying these orange beauties but in this instance I have to kick it up a notch. They can’t just stay orange, they way nature intended, I have to paint, bedazzle, carve and foil them.  One year, I sat at my dining room table pinning sequins on the ENTIRE pumpkin…one by one (I have to have some sort of DIY mental illness) the next year I painted my pumpkins different shades/patterns of rose gold, grey and added metallic studs on one. Everyone was impressed but everyone also wondered what was wrong with me.  I haven’t planned out my pumpkin DIY game for this year yet but I sure have started out with some top notch inspiration.

XO. klb

Inspiration from Anywhere…Celebrity Halloween Costumes!

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Like anything else, I look to my favorite celebrities for inspiration for a great halloween costume.  And I don’t mean I look at the characters they play on TV or in movies, I literally find what they wore for October 31 and take inspiration from it, because let’s be honest they have access to the best make up artists and designers, which means their costumes are going to be top notch. I rounded up a few of my favorite celebrity costumes of halloweens past.  FYI Lauren Conrad’s Tooth Fairy is a DIY and I think it’s genius and, am I crazy, almost looks couture?!?!?  Swoon alert, her husband dressed up as a dentist.

What are you dressing up as this year???

XO. klb

Friday Wine Tasting….2013 Charles and Charles Rosé

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In celebration of America’s 238th birthday, we are featuring 2013 Charles & Charles Rosé, an American made wine with a very patriotic appropriate label! HBD America!!!

Wine of the Week:

2013 Charles & Charles Rose

$13

Winemakers notes:

Gorgeous and vibrant pink color with streaks of salmon and fushia edges. Wild strawberry and watermelon aromas are interwoven with Herbs de Provence, citrus and mineral notes

Pair with Grilled salmon or halibut, pan-seared scallops with a cherry compote.

 

Inspiration from Anywhere…Last Minute 4th of July DIY!

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Happy 4th, America!!!  Hot  dogs are purchased, alcohol chilling and sparklers ready to go. You just need those little touches that set your 4th of July Soiree apart from all the other basic BBQs.  Here are some fast last minute DIYs that pack a red, white and blue punch! Locate your inner Martha and start DIYing!

XO. klb

 

 

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