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Be a Firecracker for the 4th of July in One of these Fun Outfits

Do you have your 4th of July outfit ready!?  I am still in shock that it’s less than 2 weeks away!!  If you’ve ever been to Newport Beach for the 4th of July then you know it’s a BIG DEAL.  Lots and lots of partying going on over here!  But since I’m a mother of two now I won’t be heading down to the peninsula with all the craziness, instead I’ll be with my sweet family!  Our new neighborhood in Costa Mesa has a parade for the kids and pets, a water balloon toss and other fun events, so that’s where you’ll find me.

Both are fun, my reality is just a little more family friendly nowadays.  Either way I want to look my best though! Abby and I set out to find our favorite Red, White & Cute, I mean Blue outfits for the big day.  Let’s start with my outfits… So cute and easy to wear, perfect for the 4th of July.

Here I am soaking up the rays on Balboa Island in this amazing blue & red silk print Tularosa top.  The perfect amount of red, white and blue in the print and I love the loose tie sleeves, such a great trend right now that is worth investing in.  It’s both feminine and on trend.  For me, being comfortable on a holiday like the 4th of July is a huge factor.  I’m passed the age of being in something uncomfortable but cute.  I like the idea of just throwing on a cute top, jean shorts and my favorite sunglasses, done and done!

Photos of Jacquelyn by Megan Welker // Jacquelyn’s Hair by 1011 Makeup

Photos of Abby by Susannah Gill

Here’s Abby looking on fire in an all red outfit.  She paired this really amazing body suit with a Band of Gypsies maxi skirt, both are sold out but this maxi in the same print is real cute too!  You could also pair a cute swimsuit with a maxi skirt, such a great look for a pool party!  Either way, I love that she’s not afraid to wear that bright red… And her cute white Brixton hat will keep the sun out of her eyes.

Next up, another red ensemble but a little more understated.  When I saw this red and white Lovers + Friends top it just screamed 4th of July to me.  I love how it sits off the shoulder and is so cute paired with shorts or even a pair of jeans, if it gets cold at night for fireworks.  I like it with my white cut offs, a Summer staple for me!  Perfect 4th of July outfit for me!  I’ve also been wearing this Brixton straw hat so much already this Summer, if you don’t have it you should get one, it’s my favorite!!

Last up, a little more blue from Abby.  She paired these super cute shorts she got on Amazon with a boho Tularosa top.  I love this for a more sophisticated 4th of July outing, maybe if you’re going somewhere a little nicer for the holiday.  Or you could pair it with some flats to dress it down a bit for something more casual. And we’re all still jealous of Abby’s cute Cult Gaia bag, but Summer is still young!  You can still get it, they were sold out for a while but now we’ve seen them in stock at our favorite stores!!

Feel inspired for your own 4th of July outfit?!  Now get out there and make sure you get your outfit for one of the best holidays of the year!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 22, 2017 in 4TH OF JULY, FASHION, STYLE

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Beijos All American Cherry Pie

We are so excited and highly anticipating the 4th this weekend, so we thought we’d let you in on one of our pie recipes.  This one has a good shortcut, so you won’t be slaving over the baking in the heat, but it’s a definite crowd pleaser!!  It’s the all American cherry pie!!

All photo’s by Megan Welker

First Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

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The time consuming part is the crust, and it’s very important you get this part right.  It’s delicious!!

Crust ingredients (enough for bottom and top crusts):

2.5 cups All purpose Flour (plus a little extra for rolling)

1 cup unsalted butter (very cold & cut into 1.5 inch cubes)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

6-8 tbsp of ice water

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Put flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a couple times to mix. Add about half of the butter to the food processor and pulse several times. Then add the rest of the butter and pulse 6 to 8 times until the largest pieces of butter are about the size of large peas. Sprinkle the mixture with about 1/4 cup of ice water (make sure there are no ice cubes in the water!) and pulse again. Then add more ice water, a tablespoon at a time, pulsing once or twice after each addition until the dough just barely begins to hold together.

You know that the mixture is ready if when you pinch some of the crumbly dough together with your fingers, it holds together. Be careful with the amount of water you add, too much and the crust will be tough.

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Carefully empty the crumbly dough mixture from the food processor on to a clean, dry, flat surface. Gather the mixture in a mound.  Push down with the palm of your hand on the dough crumbles a few times. This will help flatten the pieces of butter into layers which will help your crust be flaky.

Divide the dough mixture into two even-sized mounds. Use your hands to form each one into a disk. Make sure not to over-knead!

Sprinkle each disk with a little flour, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for one hour.

Remove one crust disk from the refrigerator. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to make rolling out a bit easier. Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch circle.  Carefully place onto a 9-inch pie plate. Gently press the pie dough down so that it lines the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to trim the dough to within 1/2 inch of the edge of the pie dish.

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Now here is the easy part…the Filling!!  My mother and father in law visited Door County Wisconsin some years back and brought us back a jar of the most delicious cherry pie filling called Seaquist Orchards Cherry Pie Filling.  You can order it on line here!  It’s amazing, you will clean your plate….seriously.

Add the filling to the pie.

Roll out second disk of dough, as before. Gently place onto the top of the filling in the pie. Pinch top and bottom of dough rounds firmly together. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, leaving a 3/4 inch overhang. Press edges using thumb and forefinger or with a fork.  Make some holes and cuts on the top of the pie, so that steam from the cooking pie can escape.

Place your pretty pie in your pre heated oven and bake for 50 min or until golden brown.
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Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! And enjoy the cherry pie!!

Xx Leah

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By on June 30, 2016 in 4TH OF JULY, BEIJOS PICKS, CELEBRATIONS, EATS, ENTERTAINING, FOOD, HOLIDAYS, LIFESTYLE, RECIPES, SUMMER

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Beijinhos Style – 4th of July Kids Style

The 4th of July is so close, it’s just next week!  By now you all know that we always love finding fun and new items for our littles to wear, even more so than finding clothes for ourselves!  Well, there happens to be a few ladies who feel the exact same way as us, actually probably even more so!  Our buddy Carissa from JL Designs and her sweet friend Ashley started the most addictive Instagram feed called Little Style Collective, us Beijos ladies get so much inspiration from their adorable posts!  So we decided to team up with them to style our littles and a few of their friends for this fun 4th of July Beijinhos Style shoot… We died over the cuteness and think you will too!!!

Thanks to one of our favorite shops, Sweet Threads, for adorning our little ones with the best little outfits!

Photos by another cutie, Megan Welker

Let’s start with the little ladies, and who better than this cute little diva, Edie Lola..

All of the ladies are wearing the most adorable Paush line by Sweet Threads, and we are in love with each and every piece!  Little Style Collective styled it up with this adorable star headband, white sunglasses and white sandals.  The star headband is absolutely perfect for this festive and patriotic holiday while keeping with our boho vibe!

Can you even with this pose?!  You can find Edie’s Sailorette Romper here

meganwelker-kidsstyle-28 meganwelker-kidsstyle-2 meganwelker-kidsstyle-13 meganwelker-kidsstyle-19 meganwelker-kidsstyle-35 Now we have to bring in Edie’s adorable little sister, Miss Isla Jean!  Aren’t these sisters the cutest?!  And their mom isn’t bad either….

Isla is wearing the Ruffle Bikini Playsuit in Americana Stripe that you can find here…  The Little Style Collective styled Isla in the cutest little head wrap that just makes the outfit along with gold salt water sandals and a golden star wand to play with!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-53 meganwelker-kidsstyle-67 meganwelker-kidsstyle-75 meganwelker-kidsstyle-88 Next up is little Lena, who is an adorable little ball full of energy!  We loved catching her in these darling shots, isn’t she so stinking cute?!  Lena is wearing the Heart Romper in the Confetti Swiss Dots, Carissa & Ashley styled her in the cutest baby clogs (yes I just said baby clogs!!) and a straw hat with matching bag…

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meganwelker-kidsstyle-114 meganwelker-kidsstyle-91 meganwelker-kidsstyle-261 meganwelker-kidsstyle-132 Now on to the boys!!!  Nash and Court are looking so handsome in their Sweet Threads outfits, and we can’t get enough of how cute they are together!  These two have so much fun being boys and getting into trouble, I’m a little scared for their high school days, haha!

Court is wearing this Rylee & Cru jumper styled with denim shorts, tan salt water sandals and tortoise wayfarers by Carissa & Ashley… Nash is wearing the cutest Bobo Choses blue & white striped shorts with a Nico Nico long sleeved tee and we love how the ladies of Little Style Collective put him in those leather boots!!  How cute is that?!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-192 meganwelker-kidsstyle-176 meganwelker-kidsstyle-149 meganwelker-kidsstyle-189 meganwelker-kidsstyle-187 We have to share this last photo… These shoots with kiddos aren’t always easy, and we always attempt to get a group shot, and needless to say, they don’t always turn out, haha!  This was the best one, not too bad?!

meganwelker-kidsstyle-276 We hope you got inspired for your little’s 4th of July style, or maybe you just are smiling because you saw all of the cuteness ;)  Either way, have a great 4th with your families!!  And make sure you head over to Sweet Threads to pick up all the adorable outfits for the little people in your life!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on June 29, 2016 in 4TH OF JULY, BEIJINHOS STYLE

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4th of July Backyard Party

One of our favorite holidays is right around the corner… The 4th of July!!

There are so many reasons we love this special holiday… The patriotic feeling it brings, fun family time, the festive foods, and of course…. FIREWORKS!!  This year we wanted to try and keep things simple with a backyard party including our littles; it sounded like the perfect fit!  We teamed up with a few of our favorite vendors to make this one happen and we’re excited to share all of the prettiness with you today!  All of this inspiration can also be seen on Lauren Conrad’s website today as well, with some of the tips we are giving out below on how to throw that fun & festive 4th of July party…

Photos by that little firecracker, Megan Welker

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1. Get Festive!  With any holiday, when throwing a gathering you really have to get into the spirit!  So really just go for it as far as colors and decor to create the perfect atmosphere, and have fun with it while you’re at it!  Embrace whichever holiday you are celebrating and make it your own, in our case we were celebrating the 4th of July, usually you see the colors Red, White & Blue… We went a little more with what we love and did Pink, White & Blue!  It still turned out super fun and festive but we were able to make it our own style.

meganwelker-littlemarket-53 meganwelker-littlemarket-203 meganwelker-littlemarket-158 meganwelker-littlemarket-78 meganwelker-littlemarket-198 meganwelker-littlemarket-189 2. Go Casual!  For a Summer soiree it’s nice to just be casual and not deal with so much fuss…  The days are longer, the weather is amazing, why not be outside and enjoy your surroundings.  Whether you have a backyard or you are at a park or the beach, bring blankets and pillows and make it a fun casual affair on the ground!  Less fuss and more fun!  We added a simple wooden board one of our husband’s made out of left over wood scraps as the table.  It was fun and nice for everyone to hang out and be comfy, not at a fancy dinner table for once!

meganwelker-littlemarket-172 meganwelker-littlemarket-136 meganwelker-littlemarket-171 meganwelker-littlemarket-42 meganwelker-littlemarket-149 3. The Details!  With any event we throw, it’s all about the details…  You may have all of the essentials you need, but it’s the details that will have people saying what an amazing party that was!  Start with your invite, we always love getting something pretty in the mail or even in our email, it adds a nice touch to your guests and shows that you took the time to start your party off right!  Having small touches like signs through-out the party, place cards, and items for your guests ready to enjoy the party (in our case fun sparklers) show that you thought of them and wanted them to feel special at your event!  These are the pieces that will have them saying the next day “Wow, that was one amazing party!”

meganwelker-littlemarket-1 meganwelker-littlemarket-19 4. Know Your Guests!  Throwing this party you are responsible for catering to your individual guests, you want each person to feel special!  If you are like us and at an age where your guests have kids make sure they are included, have special treats or activities for them.  If you know you have a vegetarian guest have some options for them to eat.  People always remember when you go that extra mile, and this will not go unnoticed!  We guarantee you will be making their day that much happier and memorable.

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meganwelker-littlemarket-88 meganwelker-littlemarket-77 meganwelker-littlemarket-101 meganwelker-littlemarket-95 meganwelker-littlemarket-69 6. Don’t forget to document your day!  As party hosts we tend to get really busy the day of the event, so make sure you have a designated friend who you can trust to capture it all!  After all that hard work you want to make sure you have photographic proof of how awesome it was!  You can also have polaroid cameras around for guests to use and capture images themselves… Oh, and obviously make sure you have a catchy hashtag ready!  This is 2016 of course :)

meganwelker-littlemarket-146 meganwelker-littlemarket-164 meganwelker-littlemarket-18 meganwelker-littlemarket-169 meganwelker-littlemarket-26 Hope this gives you all some inspiration for your own 4th of July events!!  Can’t wait to celebrate the U.S.of A.!!!

xx
Jacquelyn

Vendors

Styling/Design – Beijos Events / Photographer – Megan Welker / Florals – MV Florals / Paper Goods & Signage – Blot & Dot / Tabletop, Pillows & Serapes – The Little Market / Desserts – Beverly’s Bakery / Sparklers – Tops Malibu

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By on June 22, 2016 in 4TH OF JULY, CELEBRATIONS, ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAYS, STYLED BY BEIJOS, TABLESCAPES

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