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03 May

MInt Julep

Forever a fan of the Run for the Roses...horses, hats and mint juleps!

Here's a favorite recipe for the official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby:

Serves 12

  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 bunches fresh mint, divided
  • 24 oz. (3 cups) Kentucky whisky (Early Times is the official brand of the Derby)
  • Crushed ice
  • Frosted pewter or silver cups (the cutest) or tall old-fashioned glasses

Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes until thick and clear. While hot, stir in (1) bunch of mint sprigs. Let cool. Then strain the syrup into a small container and discard the mint.

When ready, pour (2) ounces (1/4 cup) whiskey and (2) ounces of syrup into each ice filled, frosted cup. Add a sprig of mint (and for fun, a cute striped straw to match your jockey's colors!)

Cheers!

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26 Apr

supergoop everyday

When I get obsessed with something (a la BP Cleanse, the Junk Bonanza, Birchbox, TOMS, the coffee at the local cafe Jensen's...), I am compelled to shout about it from the rooftops. My newest victim is Supergoop!.

I have a crush on this sunscreen and can't stop buying it in all forms...serums, travel-size, wipes, lip balm...you name it! It's amazing and it's not even that sunny in Minnesota yet! But just like my mom reminded us to always have good manners...with our fair-skinned Scandinavian roots, she also reminded us to wear SUNSCREEN. And I'm no different with my boys. They are just lucky enough to know about Supergoop! out of the gates.

Cheers!

 signatureHeather o

 

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22 Apr

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One could call me a Bag Lady and I would take no offense...I {heart} bags!

And these Mercado Global bags in Red Envelope's Inspiration Market are no exception. Stunning. 

I love that they showcase the skill, design and craftsmanship of indigenous artisans of Guatemala as well provide the opportunity for these women to craft these beautiful bags and support their families while sharing their art with the world.

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Be sure and check out the other products featured in the Red Envelope Inspiration Market including the Eco-pillows by Alexandra Ferguson that were spotlighted here on GetMarried earlier this year! I told you they were cool...

Cheers!

 signatureHeather o

 

Photos courtesy of Red Envelope

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12 Apr

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I love when I find something that just screams my name and I can't stop thinking about it...and this week it was these ridiculously charming Long Distance Note Cards from Pear Tree Greetings. A-Dorable.

I get flashbacks of t-shirts my grandma would bring me from her random adventures around the country. While at the time, the t-shirts seemed too cliche and sometimes mundane (unless it had bubble letters, glitter or rainbows), I so have a soft spot now in my heart for them...and personally wish these cute cards came in t-shirts too!

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But these note cards are perfect and made me instantly happy...so friends and family, you will soon be reminded that Somebody in Minnesota Loves You!

Cheers!

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10 Apr

riflerifle paper co.

Yipee! The most lovely stationery company, Rifle Paper just released ten signature iPhone cases. Genius and gorgeous. Now I can carry one of their designs with me everywhere!

Of course, they are selling like hotcakes...and I've got my eye on the green one with leopards...hmmm..but the map of Manhattan is pretty amazing too?! Decisions...decisions...

Cheers!

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