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Weekend Wrap-Up

instagram diary.

The Glitter Life Instagram Diary
dunkin donuts munchkins on sunday morning // j + jay at jezebel magazines 100 best restaurants party // lunch with a view at the modern luxury offices // j + beth at yacht rock // l’s super cute centerpieces for a saturday bbq // romes soaking up the sun

We had a crazy busy weekend filled with a lot of work and a little play. Follow along with us next time on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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instagram diary.

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! J played hostess to her parents and celebrated her cousin’s wedding at the gorgeous Georgian Terrace in Atlanta; L enjoyed a low-key family weekend before traveling to Jekyll Island for a board meeting. In case you missed them on Instagram, here are our fave images from the weekend.

The Glitter Life Instagram Diary
stuffed portobello at mellow mushroom (seriously, the best veggie dinner ever) // friday night baking: peanut butter blossoms // a much-needed manicure in the shade of the season // dry bar action before the big night // dinner menu at the georgian terrace // stunning flowers // J and her sweet dad // crab legs for sunday dinner // peaceful night for L at the historic jekyll island club

Follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo. Now, let’s get busy. It’s Monday.

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instagram diary: lake edition

It feels like we just got back from our weekend at Lake Oconee, and it’s already time for another holiday. J is headed back to the lake, and L is excited for a family pool day at home.

Before we check out for 24 hours, we’ll share our pics from the weekend.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July Collage
low-tech directions for L // ahhh // fruit + cheese tray at the pool // kalamata-basil spread for cocktail hour // sparkle + shine // reynolds cup // cotton candy at linger longer steak house // more sparkle // happy hour at reynolds landing

Now, let’s talk fashion for tomorrow. Need some last minute red+white+blue inspiration?

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

 We also love this outfit from Social Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

Check out more of our fave red+white+blue images here. We hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July!

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weekend wrap-up: instagram diary.

We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. J jetted to Chicago for three days in the big city; L stuck close to home and had a laid-back family weekend.

The Glitter Life Initial Necklaces
these initial necklaces arrived at social just in time for the long weekend. {$19, call 912.681.7008}
The Glitter Life Memorial Day Weekend
thanks to all our friends who shopped with us over the weekend! L is always happy to text you a pic of the newest inventory. #saycheese
The Glitter Life Cross Bracelets
these new cross bracelets flew out the door at social. {$12, call 912.681.7008}
The Glitter Life Baby Joe
there’s nothing more awesome than a toddler in sunglasses.
The Glitter Life Grilled Asparagus
grilled asparagus.
The Glitter Life Lanier Pic
happy family: a sunday selfie.
The Glitter Life Pond House
peaceful afternoon on the pond.
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starbucks in hand and Chicago bound!
The Glitter Life Chicago
a bbq with a view.
The Glitter Life Delightful Pastries
picking up a sweet treat from delightful pastries.
The Glitter Life RPM
post dinner drinks at RPM.
The Glitter Life J.Parker
“eight pieces” cocktail from J. Parker. stay tuned for the recipe…

Follow along on Instagam @glitter_blog_xo.

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azalea cocktail + weekend wrap-up.

Our friend Kate introduced us to this delicious cocktail during our weekend at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta. It’s a refreshing mix of gin and citrus, and the pretty pink color is about as girlie as you can get. Switch up your usual order with this spring concoction.

Azalea Cocktail served at the Augusta National Golf Course

What You Need:

  • 1 part lime or lemon juice
  • 1 part canned pineapple juice
  • 3 parts gin
  • Grenadine (enough to color the drink pink)

What You Do:

Mix in cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Garnish with lemon or lime wedges.

Azalea Cocktail
the awesome bar staff at locos grill & pub perfectly replicated the azalea cocktail during our Masters with the Moose party last night.

Try our other Masters-inspired recipes: Four Cheese Pimiento Cheese and Egg Salad Sandwiches.

Cell phones aren’t allowed on the course at the Augusta National, so our weekend pic selection is pitiful. We did capture a few moments, though.

Weekend Collage
essie tart deco // gladiators and loafers at atlanta market // j dressing the part // oysters at the french market grille // masters swag // sweet words at J’s parents house // post-masters dinner at our fave, silver moon. // big finish for the tournament

We’ve got a great week of posts planned, including an awesome 30-minute meal, a recap of our buying trip in Atlanta, a sweet mother’s day gift DIY. Now, get back to work!

XO

L+J

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white chocolate snack mix.

I love anything salty-sweet, and I’ve been obsessed with White Chocolate Snack Mix ever since Glitter Girl Melanie Herrington made it for our very first Easter Egg Hunt two years ago. I made it again this year, so I thought I’d share the recipe. It’s pretty and perfect for a spring party. Snack on it by the bowlful, or place individual portions in clear cello bags and tie with a pretty ribbon for cute favors.

white chocolate snack mix.
white chocolate snack mix.

Ingredients (makes 20 1-cup portions)

  • 6 cups cereal (Mel recommends a mix of Golden Grahams, Multi Grain Cheerios and Chex)
  • 1 12oz. bag mini M&Ms (try to get the pastel kind!)
  • 3 cups pretzels (sticks or mini pretzels)
  • 1/2 jar dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips, melted

Method

Mix dry ingredients together. Pour melted chocolate over mix and stir to coat. Spread mix out on wax paper to dry. TRY NOT TO EAT IT ALL AT ONCE.

white chocolate snack mix.
the salty-sweet combo is good on its own, even before you add the melted chocolate.
white chocolate chips.
melt chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler.
white chocolate snack mix
spread the mix on wax paper and let dry. (i let mine dry overnight!)

Speaking of Easter, we had a great one with family and friends.

L’s Easter:

Easter Collage
600 eggs stuffed // good friends // goldfish carrots // my mom made 86 cupcakes for the hunt // family pic // duck-shaped pimiento cheese sandwiches // baby joe and uncle jim // mini ham sandwiches // live music at locos on saturday night

J’s Easter:

J's Easter
romes watching golf / / easter in augusta / / jays sweet niece annabelle / / little j / / j +jay before church / / jellybean taste test / / fancy wine to-go cup / / j’s white chocolate mix! / / jay and his easter basket.

How was your weekend? Share you Easter pics with us on Twitter/Instagram! @glitter_blog_xo

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glitter girl: britton rowe.

Meet our latest glitter girl, Britton Rowe. J’s beautiful cousin (who’s getting married this July EEE!) and L’s former intern at the Georgia State Capitol. Could the world be any smaller?

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britton rowe: software developtrix, bracelet queen and reality tv junkie.

About Me: I’m a fashion-focused girl working my way through the Star Wars-infested waters of the software development world.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most? My David Yurman bracelets. No matter the outfit, they work perfectly and I can layer them with other fun accessories.

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks and mortar)? 1. Kate Spade for statement investment pieces 2. C.Wonder for on trend basics 3. Etsy for interesting, personalized pieces that no one else has.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter. Kim Kardashian, because let’s be real she doesn’t follow anyone. People just follow her.

4. Your last meal. What is it? This is tough because I really like food, but if I had to choose it would be Rotier’s cheeseburger and french fries. It’s this hole in the wall place in Nashville near where I used to live but it’s rumored to be the cheeseburger Jimmy Buffet wrote ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ about…yeah, it’s that good.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Reality TV. My fiance can’t stand it, but I just love the drama. It makes me feel like my life is much,much more sane!

L and I can definitely relate to Britton’s favorite accessory. We wear at least one Yurman bracelet everyday. #armparty

About our Glitter Girls: Once a week-ish, we highlight one of our favorite friends/readers/fellow Glitter Girls with a pic and a brief questionnaire. We’ll feature girls who are living in interesting places (from Atlanta to Alaska) and doing interesting things (from stylish stay-at-home moms to corporate ladder-climbers). We hope you enjoy getting to know The Glitter Life community!

In other news:

3.26.13 Collage
J had a birthday!

We’ve got an exciting week of posts planned! Stayed tuned for the perfect spring appetizer (Mango Avocado Shrimp Cups); a make-up bag makeover; and spring’s best denim.

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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: mary clare.

Monday, we meet again.

The weather was beautiful in Georgia this weekend! We hope you enjoyed your two days off as much as we did. L participated in the usual weekend festivities at Locos, had a blast at a James Bond-themed black tie gala, and enjoyed a low-key Sunday night on beautiful Jekyll Island. J had a blast celebrating Jay’s sweet nephews fifth birthday, dove into spring with a bright mani, and enjoyed a cocktail or two around Atlanta. Our pics:

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guys with guitars at locos // our favorite moosekeeter // reubens and fries for st. patrick’s day // adore this vintage bag from joe’s grandmother // love a man in cufflinks // dressed to kill // kate and L // gorgeous evening on jekyll island // ahhhh, bubble bath
birthday boy on the trampoline / / snow cone truck / / jays sweet niece and nephew / / saturday starbucks / / breaking in a new pair of heels / / blue&baubles to watch the UK game / / loose curls / / gorg day in ATL / / essie tart deco mani
birthday boy on the trampoline / / snow cone truck / / jays sweet niece and nephew / / saturday starbucks / / breaking in a new pair of heels / / blue&baubles to watch the UK game / / loose curls / / gorg day in ATL / / essie tart deco mani

And now, for this week’s glitter girl. Meet Mary Clare, New York City hostess extraordinaire and one our most favorite people ever.

Glitter Girl: Mary Clare Silva

Mary Clare
mary clare: mother and marketing visionary.

About Me: I’m Southern by the grace of God; a former corporate fashionista; a New York City transplant now living in the mountains of Colorado with my husband; raising my scrumptious 17 month-old daughter and two rascally Cavalier King Charles Spaniel boys; and attempting to balance my life with my work in my company First Chair Creative.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most? Pearl studs

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks and mortar)? Gilt, CosBar, and eBay.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter. Not sure…Karl Rove?

4. Your last meal. What is it? I like, and cook, pretty much everything – this is tough – probably something wonderful at Gramercy Tavern or DanielNYC with my husband, who is also a foodie.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure? English period piece dramas! Downton Abbey is just the latest in my longstanding obsession.

Gah, the menus for Gramercy Tavern and DanielNYC have us dreaming of another weekend jaunt to the Big Apple. Are you planning any fun trips this spring?
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weekend wrap-up.

Hi Hi Hi!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We definitely have a love/hate relationship with this time change… See how we spent our low-key weekends:

L

L Weekend Pics
BCBGeneration top / / hummus makes an appearance at Locos / / my Friday night date / / Saturday morning waffles / / Sunday sushi date / / mimosa / / watermelon manicure / / homemade pizza / / Pura Vida bracelets arrived at Dish!

J

J Weekend Pics
filmed a harlem shake video at the tavern / / fresh mani / / essie fiji (my fave) / / sunday funday at the ivy (per usual) / / Jay deep in thought / / cajun angels at the ivy / / masters egg salad (recipe coming soon!) / / romes got a haircut / / arm candy

What were y’all up to this weekend? Share your pics with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

X0

J+L

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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: melanie herrington.

We’re a little late on our weekend wrap-up…we blame a manic, manic Monday. Here’s what we were up to:

J: Had a R&D session with my boss/coworkers on Friday at Chuy’s. Saturday, Jay and I headed to our home away from home, Lake Oconee, for a relaxing evening. Sunday we got in a little golf (even though it was frigid) and enjoyed a cocktail at Fado.

Weekend Collage
friday, saturday, sunday

L: Did a little cooking and experimented with up-dos (both will be on the blog this week!), had a mini-photo shoot, enjoyed a date night with Joe, and finished the weekend with a good friend and glass of wine at home.

Weekend Collage
modeling // shopping // chops // great friends // updo // orange + cream + turquoise // pizza with homemade kale pesto

And now, for this week’s Glitter Girl, Melanie Herrington.

About Melanie: Mel is an artist extraordinaire and stay-at-home mom to three adorable girls. She’s got city-girl tastes but lives in the small town of Dublin, Georgia. We love her style and couldn’t wait to share her with you!

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most?

Besides wearing a side braid almost each and every day, my most-worn staple would be my drop-hook diamond earrings.  My grandmother gave these to me before she passed and they have proved to be a classic pair!  Since they have no post, they are a comfy to sleep in, too.
2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, on line or bricks and mortar)?
Etsy is my number one favorite store-if you can call it that.  I love that the stores on Etsy are filled with unique finds made by unique artisans.  This site brings a hand thrown bowl made by a potter in Oregon directly to my doorstep. I like that!  Check out these super finds:
Blood Orange Lip Balm. 100% Natural Lip Balm. Vegan. Shea Butter.
Fun Abstract Aztec Tribal Inspired Pattern Art Block Print 5 x 7 Home Decor / Gold / Hand Pulled Linocut / Gift
  little love notes teeny tiny note cards
Pottery Bowl - Seafoam Green Dot Bowl with Handle - Noodle Bowl
West Elm Market – Lately I just cant get enough. The utilitarian feel and the simplicity of the images in general keep me coming back for more. The clean look of the products and site is attractive for shopping and selecting the perfect piece for your home.  The spices, the sauces, the syrups, the appliances, the furniture, the cute little things–it is all so good.  Some of my faves are:
Krups Espresso Machine
Cake Kitchen Paper - Table Wrap
Spoonable Caramels
Labeled Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set
And last but not least…Hobby Lobby! I love a good craft store shopping trip. I find it hard to shop on-line for art or craft supplies unless I need something specific. One great thing about Hobby Lobby is their framing. Oh, their framing!  It is quick and reasonably priced, and therefore hard to pass up. Dont forget your 40% off coupon!
3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter.
What is twitter? We may have to change this question. Apparently none of our friends tweet as much as we do.
4. Your last meal. What is it?
Easy!  A goat bomb!  There is a small little Victorian on a side street in Savannah where The Starland Cafe lives.  This eatery makes the most delectable dishes.  One of these being a goat bomb.  It is piping hot bowl of tomato thai soup topped off with a gigantic dollop of goat cheese served with ciabatta bread wedges pressed and grilled.  Dip this bread in, swirl around and there you have it-all other food has lost its taste.
 

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is a monthly subscription to the Jones Design Company printable collection.  This guilty pleasure won’t break the bank–it’s less than ten buck-a-roos per month.  I look forward to the end of the month when I find an email from Jones Design with the new collection attached.  Every monthly collection differs slightly.  I thoroughly enjoy these weekly calendar printouts, cute little shopping lists and a sometimes there is even a craft project to complete with the kiddos.  Check it out here.  It is worth the look.
Melanie
melanie herrington
Side braids, Hobby Lobby, goat bombs…so easy to see why we heart Mel. Hope you enjoyed her interview as much as we did! We’ll introduce you to another Glitter Girl next week. Dont forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.
XO
L+J
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