Flowers for Your Love

Ok friends, this is it!  Our last Valentine post for 2016, can you believe it?!  Thank you for following along this year, we loved sharing all of our Love day inspiration with you, but today is the most quintessential of all… What do you think of when you think of a Valentine’s Day gift?!

That’s right, FLOWERS!!!

Our girl Meagan of MV Florals created some real pretty bouquets that we are sharing today that any of us would be excited to receive!  Wait till you get a look at these beauties, and she has a DIY step by step for you to recreate at home so you can give to your friends, loved ones, or even yourself!

All photos by our Galentine Megan Welker

meganwelker-mvflorals-47 Here’s Meagan’s easy step by step guide…

meganwelker-mvflorals-1 1. Gather your blooms and take any leaves or thorns off each stem about halfway down.

2. Keep each type of bloom and foliage in individual sections and place beside each other.

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4. Fold the right corner of the paper in the middle underneath your top point on the left side of the paper.

5. Repeat the fold with your first fold you just did.

meganwelker-mvflorals-12 6. Place your blooms together and on top of the folded paper.  Once the flowers are placed, make another fold from the right side of the paper over the foliage and blooms.  You can determine how tight or loose you like by tucking the paper.

7. Fold the remaining corner of the paper from the left side over. meganwelker-mvflorals-14 8. Tie off the paper with a piece of twine.  You can also use a piece of tape on the back of the bouquet.

9. Give the bouquet to someone you love to brighten their day.

Now, how great is that?!?!  The paper we used is from Laura Hooper Calligraphy and we are pretty in love with it, it’s simple, classic and beautiful!

Check out some more of Meagan’s beautiful creations below…

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By on February 11, 2016 in DIY, FLORALS, HOLIDAYS, VALENTINE’S DAY


Valentine’s Day at Home for Two

Like we’ve said, Valentines Day is one of our favorite holidays, I mean why wouldn’t it be?!  It celebrates love!!  And love is the best, am I right?!  We’ve talked about love with the littles and love with our gal pals, but what about with our real deal lover… Our hubbies or our boyfriends!  Although it’s nice to go out on Valentines Day, we prefer the idea of staying in with our special someone!  This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so why not have a brunch for two at home and stay away from all of the hustle and bustle?  That way you can focus on the most important thing, the two of you!

We decided to create a romantic and cozy set up at home for two with some of our favorites and we can’t wait to share it!  It’s also up on Style Me Pretty Living today, make sure you head over to check it out!!

All photos by my favorite lady Megan Welker

To create this special celebration we turned to one of our favorite sources for home goods, The Little Market.  They have the prettiest new china collection that we were dying to play with.  This isn’t your typical Valentine’s Day scene with red and pink, we spiced it up a bit with some purples and teals.  We also love their little wooden heart bowls which add the perfect Valentine touch!  We also turned to the master of calligraphy and paper goods, Laura Hooper Calligraphy has the most amazing shop with pieces for any holiday, and her Valentine’s Day selection is just the best!  We loved playing with her coasters, stir sticks and even used some as pancake toppers!  She also created a few custom pieces for us, little love notes if you will!

meganwelker-vday-33 meganwelker-vday-18 meganwelker-vday-14 The gorgeous pink macrame hangings were done by Elsie Goodwin of Reform Fibers, you may remember her from our Yes Way Macrame party!  We love her work and especially these beauties that add a pop of pink on the walls!  Cute for the holiday and year round!!

meganwelker-vday-2 There’s those Laura Hooper stir sticks we turned into pancake toppers, pretty cute, right??

meganwelker-vday-3 There are some of those custom pieces!  Thanks Laura, we think this couple liked them ;)

meganwelker-vday-108 meganwelker-vday-5 Gotta love Boho Pillow and all of her creations!  We had her create these custom napkins for us and we use them again and again!! IMG_5553 IMG_5554 For florals we asked our girl Meagan of MV Florals who came through with the most gorgeous arrangement, and it’s always fun to play with some extra blooms here and there.  Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about red roses, we like this mix much more!!

meganwelker-vday-24 One Hope Wine has the sparkliest and yummiest bottle to pop, we love that their wine is not only pretty but also delicious!  And best of all it goes to a good cause.  For every two bottles of this gorgeous pink glitter Chardonnay bottle fund a clinical trial for one woman with breast cancer.

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IMG_5557 Now after the champs you’ve gotta have some cuddles and cards!  Laura Hooper does it again with her cute card collection, we fell in love with her sweet collection.  And how pretty does this center piece look in the Little Market basket?

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Valentine’s Day Date with Pottery Barn Kids

We love any holiday where we can put together a pretty looking table for the occasion. But the most favorite one of all is definitely Valentines Day. Although we do love the chocolate, the flowers (we love those everyday), the mushy cards, it really is all about the kids for us on this one. So when it came time to put together a little party and table, we teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids to create the perfect day for our little ones.

Photos by Yasmin Sarai

You can also see this dreamy table on Pottery Barn Kids Blog and 100 Layer Cake-let today!


A dreamy table all starts with the decor and flowers. Pottery Barn Kids Valentine’s Day collection this year is just the cutest, anyone will fall in love with these items. Be sure to get some before they are all gone.


When you were little don’t you remember making paper heart mail boxes to go over your chair or on top of your desk? I loved doing that when I was little. When I saw these heart chair covers, I knew this was a must for a valentines day party. These Love Notes Chairbacker is also so cute! I love how the red flag comes up, you got mail!



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This pretty table was set with all the Pottery Barn Kids Valentine’s Day  I love you bowls, flatware, and placemats alongside the airplane and kitty plates and cups. On the side of the plates were the cute valentines card set which include red heart shaped straws. Any little kiddie will love drinking out of those.




We used the I love you bowl to use as a holder for the littles name cards. Christine Cater filled the bowls with loose flowers and we placed the acrylic heart name card on top. So cute right? We love this idea for any holiday or occasion, the added detail of flowers just makes it. Don’t you think?

The acrylic hearts were done by Meghann Miniello, along with the invite and game we will show you in a bit!


Now no table can set without flowers and dessert right!?

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Christine Cater did this amazing arrangement that we are obsessed with. I love the added mint in there, I could smell this beauty all day.

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On the side was the Valentines Day two tiered centerpiece that was filled with an assortment of yummy cupcakes, macaroons, heart shaped dipped cookies from our favorite dessert place, The Sugar Studio. In the mix was small acrylic conversation hearts and loose flowers. The Sugar Studio nailed the perfect Valentines Day mix of macaroons. I love the ones with the “xoxo” on them. So cute!



loose flowers on the ground is my ultimate favorite party detail!



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This table was a setting for a love date with my littles, Jett and Dylan. I love getting them together to spend a little time with each other for the holidays. Another fun tradition that I like to do with them each year. You might have seen our other tradition this past weekend with our little men in our lives. See  our Mama Son date here. It is so fun to start these traditions when the kids are young. Something they will love to do every year and hopefully for years to come.

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Of course when you have a love date you need an invite. Meghann Miniello created this cute heart invite that goes along with the Pottery Barn Kids Valentines Day theme this year. This little date is a great idea for two little ones, or even more! Invite your little’s close pals and have a little afternoon of sweets and play time. This is also a great idea if your little one’s birthday falls on or near Valentine’s Day.

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Christine created this breathtaking floral installation that set the scene for the afternoon. That lady out does herself overtime! If this could stay alive to keep up all year long.

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I mean couldn’t you just started at this all day. Can you spy those crazy two toned roses that look like they got splatter paint one them? So so good!

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The Heart mobile above the table set the mood for the kiddies. Christine also made heart shapes out of cabbage and hearts that were placed on the heart mobile. So cute! This lady also went DIY on us, and made the adorable colored arrows that you see on the table. We will be seeing a DIY from her soon.

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 The littles started their date with a little sweet snack and sparkling juice out of the heart straws.





They continued their love date with playing “Lay One on Me” where they were blindfolded and tried to place a felt heart on their faces. So funny to watch! They loved playing this game! Jett was very serious about his placement of his heart.




You can save the poster which Meghann Miniello made by blowing up a picture of the Dylan and Jett, and use it as Valentines Day decor in your home after their little love date is over. You can do this yourself by uploading a picture at Walgreens or any other online photo source and making it a poster size.

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Ending the date, they had story time with some of their favorite Valentines Day books. We are loving the In My Heart book and Love is All Around California books. Another little tradition in our home is new books for Valentines Day. They love seeing what mommy picked out for this each year.

We hope you loved taking a peek into our family traditions, and hopefully gave you ideas to start your own!

Such a fun day for them!



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Mama Son Date with Homethrown La

We got something reeeallly cute for you today!

We know this week is going to be all about Valentines day and what to do, what to wear, where to go, etc. But have you thought about the little man in your life?

Abby and Jacquelyn have two loves in their lives and they are about oh 3ft tall, and wild as can be. We have a tradition that we started with them that every Valentines Day we take them on a Mama Son date. Hopefully a tradition that they will love to do as they get older.

Our pals at Homethrown La have the cutest experience boxes. Their Mama/Son Valentines day box is filled with little love bug crafts, a sundae adventure, tattoos, and so much more! I mean how perfect is a Mama Sundae date? Get it… so cute.

A little about these gals:

we are both moms who share a background in children’s education. we know what kids like, and we will use our creativity and imagination to entertain them, while at the same time, not boring you, their parents. and, lest you worry that we only throw kids’ parties, there is nothing we’d love more than to convert your backyard into an sophisticated cocktail party–just for the grown ups. we would love to meet you and share our passions as we create a personal and unique event that you will never forget.

These curated experience boxes are just so thoughtful and creative for your little ones!

Photos by Megan Welker and Yasmin Sarai

Lets start with Jacquelyn and her little love, Court. They took their box to the park!


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How cute are those jars of sundae goodies? All the jars are filled with essentials for a love bug sundae.

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Someone is loving the chocolate dirt….


Dirt kisses for mommy are the best!

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Look at me Mommy!!

Court’s Je T’aime T-Shirt is from Whistle & Flute

meganwelker-beijos-65  That little love bug sure seems to be enjoying his sundae!

We love the idea of taking your adventures to the park, such a fun time for mommy and son.

Now onto Abby and Jett. They stayed in for their love date…


The boxes also come with a cute love bug craft where you can create and paint your own little love bugs.   yasminsarai_beijosevents_mamasonvdaydate-8 yasminsarai_beijosevents_mamasonvdaydate-10

Jett loves snakes so we created snakes and his version of a love bug. Tiny little hands at work are so cute….. we can’t get enough!



Your little one can become a love bug as well!

Jett’s Love T-Shirt is from Whistle & Flute

Now onto the sugar!

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Each box comes with a cute xoxo banner for you to hang up for your love date, and don’t forget the mama and son signs! These ladies think of every little detail for you!

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chocolate for the little man + vanilla for the mama





Mommy’s turn to be a love bug!


eek! its a love bug on your arm Jett!



This was such a fun time with our little love bugs! Hurry and order your own box from Homethrown La so you can create the same traditions with your little man!



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Eats – Superbowl Sunday

It’s finally here everyone… The ultimate Game day.  What does everyone care about most?? The Game? The Food?  The Commercials?? The halftime show?? An excuse to get together with friends and family?? If your like us the commercials and food are pretty high up there, but that depends on the teams playing too.  If our teams are playing, then all the better the day becomes!! But let’s get real…the food right??  We wanted to share our most favorite appetizers with you today, because it’s all about munching and tasting a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  We couldn’t resist these two apps as we mouth watered the names for a taste test!  Take them to tomorrow to the get together you are having or invited to…you and your friends won’t be disappointed!

Taco Cupcakes


Here is the finished product.  They are the ideal finger food and bite size for all the yummiest flavors into one.


Here’s most of the ingredients pictured above and a list of what you need:

1 pound ground beef

1 package taco seasoning mix

2/3 cup water

wonton wrappers

refried beans

tortilla chips

shredded cheddar cheese

Toppings: sour cream, pico de gallo (onion, tomato, cilantro)


The presentation is great too right, you’ll definitely impress the crowds taste buds and eye!

Ok, here’s how to make them:

Preheat your oven to 375.  Spray an 18 cup muffin pan.  Brown the beef, and drain the fat.  Add the taco seasoning mix and let simmer for 4-5 minutes.  Place the wonton papers in the muffin pan.  Top with 1 tsp of refried beans.  Crush a tortilla chip and layer on top of the beans.  Add 1 tsp taco meat, 1 tsp cheese, then repeat the layers starting with the wontons.  Once you got your two layers they are ready for the oven.  Bake them for about 15-18 min or until golden brown.  Remove the cupcakes, put them on a pretty plate and top them with your sour cream and pico de gallo fixings. And your done!!


Easy right?? We have another easy one for you too…Next is

Cheesy Ranch Dip!!  Yes, dip people!!  Who doesn’t love a good one…This one is so easy, it will definitely be the winner at your party.


This is all you need…

Ranch Dip mix

Sour Cream


Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Green onion for garnish

Chips and veggies

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In a bowl combine the ranch dip with the sour cream.  Fold in the bacon bits and shredded cheddar cheese.  Refrigerate before serving and your done!!

Enjoy your day tomorrow everyone!! And don’t forget the commercials!!

Xx Leah

All photos done by the lovely Megan Welker

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By on February 6, 2016 in BEIJOS MUST HAVES