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Stylish for Spring & Summer with Rachel Pally

With the hot hot weekend we just had, I’d say I’m ready for SUMMER!!  Not trying to pick favorites, but it’s probably my favorite season.  Not like there are much of a change of seasons in California, but you know what I mean…  With these hot months coming up I obviously want to keep things stylish, but as always comfy.  I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Rachel Pally for this reason.  Her fabrics are extremely comfortable and light weight, but her designs are equally stylish.

I wore Rachel Pally a lot during both of my pregnancies for that reason.  The fabrics are amazingly stretchy so they work perfectly with your growing belly, so if you are pregnant you should definitely invest.  The best part is you can continue to wear them after!  The designs are timeless, so they can be worn for years to come.  Today we’re sharing 3 different designs from their newest collection that are perfect for the upcoming months.  Abby and I each chose fun pieces that I know we will wear all Spring & Summer long, and even into Fall!

Photos of Jacquelyn by Ariane Moshayedi / Photos of Abby by Erin Milnik

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Let’s kick things off with a jumpsuit (ps it’s on sale!)!  A few weeks ago I posted about how jumpsuits are so big this season and shared a few of my favorites.  Well add this one to the list!  This black jumpsuit is so perfect, it can be dressed up or down, plus I it is beyond comfy!  The black color makes it so versatile and classic.  I paired it with these amazing new SALT sunglasses and my new favorite Beek sandals.  It’s a great casual look that I could basically live in.  Seriously, the jumpsuit feels like wearing pajamas, but you obviously look way cuter!!

Now Abby went with this super cute short little ruffled number.  We’ve already talked about our love for the off the shoulder trend this season.  I can’t get enough of it!!  This dress is perfect to throw on any day over the Summer.  It’s lightweight, stylish and the color goes with anything!  Abby of course accessorized it up with the bag of the season by Cult Gaia.  And keeping with our love for Target sandals she wore these with her Wyeth Sunglasses.  The perfect little Summer outfit!

Last but not least, the sexy Summer maxi… I mean our lives wouldn’t be complete without it!  And Rachel Pally does that perfectly as well!  I will definitely be wearing this dress on a few date nights this Summer.  If you are invited to any weddings this Summer, this dress would be so perfect!!  The color is yummy and the ruffled detail on the neckline is real cute…  I added in my favorite tassel earrings by Vanessa Mooney, these leather sandals and a simple clutch.  Done and done!!!

Now you can stay cool and stylish this Spring & Summer with Rachel Pally as well… Just shop below!





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By on May 22, 2017 in FASHION, SPRING, STYLE, SUMMER


Lemon Summer Table

We recently styled a real gorgeous summer table inspired by our favorite summer drink… Lemonade!!  What other drink inspired our childhood entrepreneurial dreams and is so simple yet so refreshing?!  It’s definitely been one of my pregnancy cravings, that’s for sure!  But the best thing about this table is that you can easily recreate it at home, thanks to our friends at The Little Market!  We used all of their product for this pretty set up and just added a few touches from some of our favorite vendors… Keep scrolling to read our buying guide!

meganwelker-TLMlemons-114 We are also featured on Style Me Pretty Living today as well, so head on over there to check it out!

All photos by our friend Megan Welker

Florals by MV Florals

Calligraphy by Poppy Jack Shop

Lemon Ceramics

This collection of ceramics is so classic but there is something about it that’s also so fresh!  We love the colors and the mediterranean feel to it, setting the table makes you feel like you are at a villa in Italy…  Another plus to this collection is that it can be dressed up or down, it could be used for a casual family dinner or for an amazing dinner party in your own backyard.  The colors are amazing and easy to use with items you probably have in your own home and they are timeless.

Items we used
Plates, Platter & Utensil Holder

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We are in love with The Little Market’s glassware, especially these floral pieces.  The entire collection is amazing, but for this table we used the clear water glass and the blue stemless wine glass.  The blue color is so vibrant and adds such a fun pop to your table and the clear is so simple yet really beautiful as a basic to your every day glassware.

The pitcher and glass set is a great addition to your glassware collection.  We loved using it on our table but it would also be a great piece to add to your guest room, what guest wouldn’t love this set by their bed side table or in their bathroom to use for water or refreshments, now that’s a good host!

Items we used
Table Linens
For this table we used a basic tablecloth, this neutral color can be used over and over again in your home, and we love doing a tablecloth at an angle to have it be a little different and interesting.  Since we went neutral on the tablecloth we had to have some fun with the napkin!!  We love us some yellow, and this yellow was just too pretty to not use!

Items we used
Olive Wood

Everyone should have some pretty olive wood pieces in their home collection, they look amazing standing on their own in your kitchen and they are incredibly useful!  We especially love the round olive wood board, it’s just so pretty and can be used in so many ways!

Items we used


These beautiful baskets add so much to your table or really anywhere in your home.  You can add anything into them, for our table we added artichokes and lemons, simple as that but makes such a pretty statement.  They are great to use on your coffee table or as an accent in your home with something pretty inside, it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, we got our fillers at the grocery store!

Items we used


The Little Market just launched a new line of Otomi pillows this past Monday ad we are so in love with them!!  They remind us of vacations to Mexico and we love everything about that!  The pillows come in a variety of colors and for this pretty table we had to go with blue and yellow of course!  But there are many colors to choose from and are a great addition to your home, we love how fun they are!

Items we used

Tenango Pillow in Blue & Yellow

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This lemon inspired summer backyard dinner table wouldn’t be complete without lemonade!!  It just happens to be our favorite summer beverage!  We wanted something to cater to our guests and this tray was the perfect fit.  It could also be used every day on your coffee table or dinner table with florals or photos to add a layer to your decor.

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Seaesta Summer at the Beach

Are you enjoying your Summer?  You know we are, and we have to make sure the little people in our lives are too!  Our buddy Julia, owner of Gunn & Swain, just launched the cutest little boardie line for boys called Seaesta Surf… I don’t know about you but I have the hardest time finding a good fitting and stylish boardie for Court, but these you guys… These are the best!  They have a great fit, the prints are on point and I love how light weight they are!!  We wanted to celebrate her launch so we set up a little beach play date for our kiddos with some of our other friends… Living in Southern California our summer’s usually revolve around the beach so it couldn’t have been more perfect!!  We also have an amazing giveaway so you and your kiddos can enjoy as much fun as we did, enter below and scroll down for all of the cuteness!!!  More of this shoot on Mini Style Blog today!

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Here is the giveaway… You can visit all of these wonderful vendors via clicking here and it will be an entry, but make sure you follow them!!  We will be checking to see who follows ;)  PS, how freaking amazing is this giveaway?!  It’s basically the best Summer has to offer for your kiddos!

Beijos x Seaesta Surf Summer Giveaway

Here are some cute fellas wearing the Seaesta shorts in the Sri Palm print, love us some Bronson and Gram!

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untitled-1-17 untitled-1-3 untitled-1-7 The girls couldn’t be left out!  They were all wearing Jen’s Little Pirates, we love this line so much for ourselves it’s only fitting our little’s wear it too!  Here are Miss Edie and Miss Perry being so adorable together… They are also wearing scarves by Bink & Boo (Perry’s mama) and sunnies by Sons & Daughters

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untitled-1-152 untitled-1-134 untitled-1-121 untitled-1-141 The kiddos ate yummy Teebsie Pops, a super yummy organic non GMO popsicle brand that is perfect for summer and healthy too!!

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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


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


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.


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.


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.

Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! And enjoy the cherry pie!!

Xx Leah

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Summer Entertaining – The Table

Today we are up on SMP Living sharing all of our Summer entertaining tips along with some major inspiration for all of you!  You saw the adorable styled coffee table & living room combo along with the amazing bar cart yesterday, so today we are sharing our lovely table that we styled as well!  Here are our tips for entertaining and styling your own table at home, the great part is that most of the vendors we used you can easily access on your own at home as well!  Cheers to that right?!  Why wait any longer, let’s get to it!!

All photos by Megan Welker

All of the pretty succulent photos used for the pillows & placemats by Edyta Szyszlo

1. Take your entertaining outside!  It’s summer after all!  Enjoy a meal outdoors with your guests and enjoy the beautiful weather.

meganwelker-shutterfly-68 meganwelker-shutterfly-33 meganwelker-shutterfly-80 meganwelker-shutterfly-86 meganwelker-shutterfly-38   2. Add personalized details.  We love making our guests feel amazing by adding personal touches like place cards and menus to our tables, it dresses it all up and makes the event feel special!

3. Use things from your home/garden… We did have an arrangement made for this beautiful table, however we added more touches and details with fresh flowers from our own garden, to add some more pops of color!

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5.  Have fun!  Entertaining is hard work, but make sure you enjoy yourself in the end!  Maybe set the table the night before, or a few hours before so you can relax and get ready with ease before your guests arrive.  No matter what you deserve to enjoy your company and your hard work!

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Styling/Design – Beijos Events / Photographer – Megan Welker / Florals – Flowers by Mae Mae / Menu/Placemats/Placecards/Pillows – Shutterfly / Glassware/Decanter/Napkins/Olive Wood Boards – The Little Market  / Napkin Rings – Hostess Haven / Flatware – West Elm / Small Paper Plates – Design Love Fest for Cheeky 

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