Couple Things…

Here’s a photo recap of our week:

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Cinco de Mayo continued with jazzed up leftovers (this is black beans cooked with cilantro topped with crumbled queso fresco).

Z has been using this little Mexican towel for snack time picnics ever since I got it out for Cinco de Mayo.

Here is that towel again while we were snack picnicking in the living room (yes, Z is trying to eat her pear with her toes).

We also shopped at Trader Joe’s for fancy cheese.

Our Z is obsessed with this giant yellow tulip in our front yard, she *smells* it every time we get home from somewhere before we go inside.

It was warm enough for shorts early in the week!

Hope you have a great weekend and Mother’s Day! Here are some fun links:

Met Ball recap…and gallery of dresses.  I loved SJP’s interpretation of the punk theme, who doesn’t love a fax-hawk at a formal event?

And the cartoon version!

Here’s an interesting article if you ever wanted to know why some people remember dreams and some don’t (I always seem to remember snip-its of dreams)…

Once you make your own butter, you can shred it for easy spreading!

Sometimes I appreciate a good Game of Thrones episode recap, so much happens in 1 episode!

And here is the most wonderful indulgent gift you can give to a new mother…

Couple Things…

We had a good week around this house, here’s a photo recap:

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(from the top, left to right)

We made ribbbbbbbs

We went biking!  Someone isn’t too thrilled about her bike-seat and can’t wait til she’s riding on her own… soon enough Z!

The weather was warm enough this week for sandals

Our tulips finally bloomed (we live on the shady side of the street)

Party prep

Random selfie, I just can’t get enough of my polka dot pants!

 

Have a great weekend – I hope you have fun Cinco de Mayo plans! I have you covered for recipe ideas, what to wear, and a super easy party decor idea. Here are a few fun links:

Don’t forget the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday!

I really can’t wait to see the Bergdorf Goodman documentary, opens in select theaters today!

An interesting article on the Vine app in the fashion industry.

These salted caramel cheesecakes look amazing!

DIY Drink Umbrella Wreath

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I wanted to make a decorative piece for our small Cinco de Mayo gathering tomorrow night and I had about 12 minutes this week to make it. So, I thought of all those drink umbrella crafts I’ve seen on Pinterest over the past year or so and thought a bright Drink Umbrella Wreath would be perfect. And let me tell you how simple this fun wreath was to make.

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You’ll need just 3 things: a Styrofoam wreath, a pack of drink umbrellas, and a ribbon to hang the wreath (not pictured b/c I forgot to grab the ribbon before I took this photo).  Drink umbrellas can be tricky to find, but I just got them on Amazon (what would we do without Amazon Prime?). *Note, I used a 16″ Styrofoam wreath and used 66 umbrellas.

The most time consuming part is this first step. Open all of your umbrellas!

 

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Then, tie the ribbon around the wreath.

 

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Then simply stick the umbrellas into the wreath. Make sure to arrange the colors at random.

 

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I also stuck umbrellas around the outside of the Styrofoam wreath to add some volume.

 

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And voila – Cinco de Mayo DIY Drink Umbrella Wreath!

What to Wear – Cinco de Mayo

I’ve always loved Cinco de Mayo – according to Wikipedia, the holiday “originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.”  It’s also the perfect excuse to drink margaritas and/or Coronas, wear a sombrero, and hang out at your local Mexican restaurant.  Even though I don’t need a special holiday to do any of those things, it’s a fun reason to have a fiesta anyways. I’ve given you ideas on what to eat on Cinco de Mayo, now here’s an idea of what to wear:

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1. J.Crew Collection short-sleeve beaded sweater; 2. Sombrero hair clip from iParty; 3. Beautiful hand carved yellow Mexican amber ring from an etsy seller in Mexico; 4. Serape drink cozy from iParty; 5. Vintage tooled leather handbag, Mexican purse pouch satchel from etsy; 6. Vibrant orange pedal star skinny jeans from Closed; and 7. Authentic Mexican Huaraches from la Mariposa.

PS. Tomorrow I’ll have the Cinco de Mayo craft!

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Ideas

Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday, May 5th – we’re having a little fiesta at our house Friday night in celebration (plus a friend is in town for the weekend!).  While I’m putting my Cinco de Mayo menu together, I thought I’d share some recipes with you, here is a round-up of a few of my favorite Mexican recipes I’ve shared with you in the past:

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Guacamole (this was my first ever blog post, btw!)

 

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Burritos

Taquitos

Taquitos

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Sangria, not really Cinco de Mayo, but a margarita alternative if you don’t like tequila

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Fish Tacos

PS. I have a fun Cinco de Mayo craft DIY to share later this week!