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From L: Happy Thursday, Glitter Girls! Long time, no post. Sorry, but I’ve been BUSY…busy planning the best baby shower ever, that is!

As you know, J is expecting a precious baby boy in May. Her bridesmaids and I (with a little help from my sweet mother) showered the beautiful mom-to-be with a brunch at Cook Hall in the W Buckhead. Each one of us is so seriously excited to meet this little guy! Here are the deets and a few of our favorite photos:

Menu||all served family-style|deviled eggs|salmon tartare|jalapeno fritters|homemade ricotta on crostini|shrimp and grits|roasted cauliflower hummus|mimosas (most importantly!)|cupcakes

Flowers||hydrangeas|roses (courtesy of J’s sweet step-mother-in-law)

Invitations||minted

cupcakes
J had one request: CHOCOLATE
framed invitation
framed invite for J to keep
cocktail napkins
hostess annie found the perfect cocktails napkins
JB Shower Sign
hostess kati doodled a cute chalkboard to say “welcome”
JB Shower 6 t
OH HI!
JB Shower Cousins
from L to R: Beth, Jay’s stepmom / Becky, J’s mom / Britton + Ali, J’s sweet cousins
JB Shower Girls
we all love Baby James already!
JB Findlay Rowe
gift from J’s aunts Audrey + Barbara of Findlay Rowe Designs
US AND OUR MOMS! <3
Jan (Laura’s mom) / L / J / Becky
JB M+M
Mo + Maggie
JB Girls
aubrey, one of the Dish girls, created this cute Insta frame for us!
jb hooray
J + JMBIV can’t wait to welcome JMBV in just a few short weeks!

J: dress (sold out. similar here + here) | shoes | earrings

L: dress | shoes

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interview + kalamata-basil spread.

If you missed it this weekend, L was featured on the awesome blog Sophisticated in Style on Saturday. Check out the interview here. It’s an interesting look (if we do say so ourselves) into our blog, her stores Social and Dish, and our working relationship. Hope you enjoy!

And because no weekend is complete without a homemade appetizer, we want to share Kalamata-Basil Spread with you. This delicious vegetarian appetizer was forwarded to us by L’s mom. We’ll be honest – when we first read the recipe, we weren’t sure about the flavors. But O-M-G. This was so good – the feta and olives give the spread just the right level of saltiness, and the fresh basil (use a LOT – we did) makes it bright. Plus, it’s easy, easy, easy. This is our new go-to.

Kalamata-Basil Spread

What You Need:

  • 8 oz block 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 15 Kalamata olives, chopped (or half a 6 oz jar sliced Kalamata olives, chopped)
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh basil

What You Do:

  • Combine softened cream cheese and feta cheese. You can do this with a spoon, or with a hand mixer.
  • Fold in olives.
  • Roughly chop basil with scissors and fold into mixture.
  • Spread over toasted baguette slices. and garnish with more chopped basil if desired.
The Glitter Life Kalamata Basil Spread Recipe
spread over toasted baguette slices. add a glass of sauvignon blanc. perfect.

Did you try a new appetizer this weekend? Tweet or Instagram us @glitter_blog_xo!

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Leibster Award + Noms

Liebster-Award
We were super psyched when Katie over at Confessions of a Southern Fashionista nominated us for a Leibster Award. Thanks, Katie! We love your blog, too. As a nominee, we had to answer eleven questions from Katie, nominate eleven other bloggers, and post eleven questions for them to answer. Whew!
First, our answers.
1. Who’s your favorite fashion designer?
J and I both agree on this one: Tory Burch. Sure we love her clothes – they’re the perfect mix of preppy and boho – but we also admire her charity work and her mentoring of women entrepreneurs.
2.  What’s your favorite color?
Glitter.
3. Gold or Silver?
Glitter. Fine, gold.
4. If you won the lottery would you spend the money, save it, or both?
We would invest in a plane (a small one, okay?) so that we could work together in person (rather than over g-chat) more than once a month.
5. If you had to live in any other decade, which would it be and why? We’re thinking the 70s. Yacht rock, Studio 54, Halston…you feel us?
6. Who’s your fashion icon?
The term “icon” may not apply here, but we really admire Lauren Conrad. her style is girly without being Taylor Swift-y, always appropriate and just plain pretty. We have a girl crush. 
7.  What’s your favorite hobby?
Our favorite hobby is also our job – buying for, marketing for and growing our stores Social and Dish. Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life! Painting our nails is a close, CLOSE second.
8. If money was no object, where would you travel in the world?
We’d hop on the PGA tour circuit and watch our friends at Chase 54 take over the world of golf apparel.
9. iPhone, Droid, or Blackberry?
10.  If you could only live in one city for the rest of your life, would it be NYC, Paris, or Milan?
Call us crazy, but we love where we live! We’re Georgia girls through and through. We wouldn’t refuse invites to visit any of these cities though…so keep us in mind.
11. Which show inspires your fashion choices more, SATC or GG? 
Eh, neither. For fashion inspiration, we love period shows like Downton Abbey (10s/20s) and Mad Men (50s/60s). The new FX drama The Americans (80s) is our new favorite – we spotted a pair of Guess jeans last week! We wouldn’t necessarily wear these looks, but we love the retro referencing.
Now, our nominations. We love all of these blogs, so check em out if you have time!
1. Amanda at Carefree Blonde
2. Kelly at Austen Hill
3. Gerdie at Love Gerdie
5. Rachel at Front Row Seat
8. Kenya at Life with Giggles
9. Christina at Virginia Belle
10. Kristyn at Chits and Giggles
11. Katie at Confessions of a Southern Fashionista (we can nominate you again, right?)
And finally, our questions.
1. Whose writing inspires you most?
2. What’s your favorite sushi roll?
3. Cupcakes or cookies?
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Roman Holiday?
5. Los Angeles in the 40s or New York City in the 60s? We’re talking decades, not temperatures.
6. What is your go-to nail polish shade?
7. If you could own one lipstick, what would it be?
8. Your house is on fire and you can only save one item in your closet. WHICH ONE?
9. Kim, Kourtney or Khloe?
10. Cheese plate or dessert?
11. You can only order one cocktail for the rest of your life. WHAT IS IT?
Take a peek at our nominations and discover a new blog today!
xo
L+J
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