Sparkling Holiday Cocktails

Berry Christmas Cocktail

Whether you’re throwing a big holiday party or just ready to spend Christmas Eve with a cocktail in hand, we’ve got ya covered today! These two drinks aren’t your average Christmas drinks, thanks to the mixology skills of Bourbon & Goose, so your guests (and you!) are in for a refreshing surprise! Black currant, pear, apple, moonshine… gang’s all here! We brought along my new SodaStream Play for the ride, giving these babies a little fizz and sparkle. Let’s do this!

Lipstick Cocktail Tray
Sparkling Holiday Cocktails


It’s Holiday Card Time! (+ Win $350 to Minted!)

Holiday Giveaway - Win $350 to Minted!

And just like that, it’s holiday card time again! Can you believe it!? Jeff and I have had a ton of fun creating our holiday cards over the past couple years. We always try to get creative and have fun with it, and we’ve teamed up again with Minted this year to create our cards AND help one of you lucky folks out with yours!!! Working with Minted for our cards is basically a no-brainer. I mean, they have a gold foil line…. SOOO! This year, they also introduced coordinating envelopes and booklette cards! If you come from a family that puts out one of those lengthy holiday letters (ehm… mine) , I think the booklet makes a pretty schnazy alternative! Minted is giving away $350 towards holiday cards to one winner and you can enter to win below! In the meantime, I wanted to share the cards we chose, for both our personal cards and my business ones!

Minted Card Giveaway

While we’ve done our own little shoots in the past for our cards, this year our wedding took care of that for us!!! Our AMAZING wedding photographer, Katie Stoops sent over an early edit of one of our favorite shots from the day and it just had to a part of our holiday greeting for 2014. I mean, not to toot my own horn but.. THAT CAR! THAT BOUGAINVILLAEA! We loved how this calligraphed “Merry” card looked with the photo. Simple, perfect and GOLD FOIL! Ba-BAM!

For Studio DIY I’ve made it a habit (tradition?) of sending out cards + a DIY ornament to all those who have played a big part in my business that year. Brands I’ve worked with, photographers and vendors who I’ve collaborated with, contributors, the list goes on! This year, well, I may have given you a hint at the ornaments they’ll be getting…. but here’s the card! EEP! What I loved about this card was that I could customize the phrase and the font. If you’re like me and want to DIY everything, being able to edit the whole card to your liking is probably right up your alley! Next year I’m thinking it could be fun to do a booklettte card with some highlights from the year!

Minted Card Giveaway

Top Photo: DIY Balloon Ornaments, photo by Mary Costa / Middle Photo by Katie Stoops / Bottom Photo by Jeff Mindell / Card Designs by Minted

And there you have it! Our 2014 cards. But now… about you guys! Check out Minted’s full holiday collection then use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win $350 to Minted for all your holiday card needs this year! This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Winner will be announced Monday, December 8th.

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