Dream Catcher DIY

IT WAS ALL A DREAM…

When decorating my office space, I came across a major challenge.  I was loving the whole tassel garland idea, but found it was becoming way too common for people to have the garland hanging in their offices.  Every blog I turned to there it was…The colorful tassels!  Who wouldn’t love a pop, but I needed something different.  So, I started doing my creative research and found the Dream Catcher idea.  Dream Catcher’s are so beautiful and you have the option to use mixed media and pops of color.  This piece of art that represents dreams would be perfect to hang in my new office for inspiration.  I chose ribbons in the neutral/pink story but also added pops of Hot Pink, Army Green & Gold.  Another little fact about my very special Dream Catcher…I had left over tulle and silk from my wedding dress so I put it to good use and tied it on!  I glance over at my new wall art and feel a sense of accomplishment and ambition to follow my dreams…

Supplies:

1.  Gold Ring (the base)

2.  Feathers & Beads 

3.  Ribbons (all different colors & textures)

Suite Tuesday

Oh So Charming

We are excited to be adding a great vendor, b.t.elements to our store!  We love the featured “Lilly” invite for its charming elements that would suit any kind of party.  Whether planning an enchanted garden wedding or a black tie romantic celebration, this invite says it all.

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For more information on this Wedding Invitation or to schedule a FREE consultation please contact us!  We would love to help you find the perfect invitation for your special day:

marissa.allie.designs@gmail.com

XO,

C&M

Monday's Mood

Mon.day’s Mood [muhn-deys mood]-A collage of images gathered to inspire you every Monday

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For this Monday’s Mood we are feeling really inspired to keep following our dreams.  When trying to achieve your goals you may find there are obstacles…Hills & mountains to get over, days full of every emotion good or bad, and days where things just happen to go your way.  Keep on going because it will all be worth it in the end!

Have a great week, and keep following your DREAMS!

XO,

C&M

Suite Tuesday

Put a Bow On It

This Suite Tuesday we are exploring what a little trim can do to up your invitation game.  We love the chic look of these suites by Checkerboard, and can’t get enough of the flourishes they offer.  The featured invites are a great example at how two totally different colors can say the same thing in so many ways.  We call it “Black Tie” & “Champagne Taste”

For more information on these Wedding Invitations or to schedule a FREE consultation please contact us!  We would love to help you find the perfect invitation for your special day:

marissa.allie.designs@gmail.com

XO,

C&M

Suite Tuesday

Mon.day’s Mood [muhn-deys mood]-A collage of images gathered to inspire you every Monday

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Get Inspired by Printing Techniques:

With so many printing options out their, it can be quite confusing to someone who doesn’t work with paper & print on a regular basis.  When clients ask me what all of the differences are, I feel it’s best to show a visual of the differences (which I have displayed in the studio), rather then listing each definition out.  When all of the options are lined up on a board you can visualize and experience the tactile differences.  I enjoy helping my clients choose the best method for their taste & budget.  But, in case you all wanted that defined answer…here it is!

Have a great week!

Friday Hostess: SPECIAL FEATURE

Forget the term home cook, we are so thrilled to be adding our #HomeMixologist feature to our “Friday Hostess” segment.  Here at PP&I we feel the art of making cocktails is very important to hosting & our in house mixologist Perry Meltzer will be sharing his famous recipes with our readers.  With each cocktail recipe, we promise to give you creative ideas for those so called “Old Fashioned” drinks, and also share what glasses to use, what embellishments to include & what to pair these recipes with when it comes to your meals OR snacks! So kick up your feet and enjoy the first of many cocktails…

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Perry’s Old Fashioned Cocktail – my version of an Old Fashioned combines ingredients from two of my favorite classic cocktails – The Old Fashioned and a Sazerac. An Old Fashioned can be made with bourbon or rye and is served on the rocks. A Sazerac is made with rye and served neat in a chilled absinthe coated glass. Both are made with bitters, angostura and peychaud, respectively. I combine my favorite parts of the Sazerac (peychaud bitters and the absinthe coated glass), with the traditional ingredients of an Old Fashioned.

Ingredients:
1. Absinthe (made in America so no hallucinations)
2. Bourbon (nothing too fancy, Maker’s Mark works)
3. Angostura bitters
4.Peychaud bitters
5. Maraschino cherry
6. Orange slice
7. Sugar cube
Preparation:
  1. Chill an old fashioned glass (we recommend these lowball glasses by Kate Spade New York) by filling it with ice and letting it sit while preparing the rest of the drink.
  2. In a separate mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, 1/2 teaspoon of water, 2 dashes of angostura bitters, 2 dashes of peychaud bitters, and 1 maraschino cherry together.
  3. Add 2 oz of bourbon and ice to the bitters mixture and stir.
  4. Discard the ice in the chilled glass and rinse it with absinthe by pouring a small amount into the glass, swirling it around and then discarding the excess liquid.
  5. Pour the mixture into the absinthe coated glass.
  6. Garnish with slice of orange
  7. Drink!

XO,

C&M