so this was christmas.

We hope you had a wonderful time with your families this holiday season. We enjoyed a few days off…and now we’re ready to dive headfirst into 2014! Best of all? We’ll be ringing in the new year together (YAY). In the meantime, today we’re sharing some choice Christmas pics.

L's Christmas Collage
baby joe meets santa and IS NOT SCARED // gift wrap at social statesboro // oh, christmas tree // mistletoe courtsey of the friendly elves at colonial house of flowers // love these containers designed by kristin marks // popcorn: the best gift ever // plaid skort for the unseasonably warm statesboro weather
As for J: channeled my inner figure skater at the ritz lake oconee // christmas day with the fam in augusta // the BEST surprise from santa jay // jays niece holding the newest member of their family // mr. cocoa bean {for now} // life-size gingerbread house at the st. regis // here goes nothing… // spent a cold, rainy staurday by the fire //pre-skating cocktails at gaby’s // post-skating cocktails at gaby’s… // just call me jenny mac // a furry romes soaking up the sun // fabulous bar snacks at the ritz oconee.

What did Santa bring you this Christmas!? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

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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!



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egg salad sandwiches.

Every spring L and I get super excited about a little golf tournament played in April in Augusta, Georgia. We both have ties to Augusta – L grew up there, and my parents live there now – so the Masters Golf Tournament  is near and dear to our hearts. We meet up there every year to enjoy spectacular golf and all the social events that come with “Masters Week.”

If you’ve ever been to the tournament, you’ve no doubt tasted one of the famed sandwiches from the concession stands scattered around the Augusta National Golf Course. Our fave is the egg salad sandwich. In anticipation of our favorite week of the year, I re-created the egg salad goodness to put us in the Masters mood.

What You Need:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, diced (how-to follows)
  • 3 tbsp Kraft mayo with olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

How to Hard-Boil the Eggs:

  • Place the eggs in a single layer in a heavy saucepan and cover with at least an inch of cold water.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt.
  • Leaving the pot uncovered, turn the heat to high. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover.
  • On another burner, let sit for 17 minutes.
  • Plunge eggs into ice water to cool.
  • To peel, gently tap each egg against the counter, turning to crack all the way around.

To make the egg salad, just combine all ingredients and chill. Spread on the softest white bread you can find. Cut the sandwiches on the diagonal and enjoy!

Egg Salad Prep
thanks to L for the awesome ice-water tip! peel your eggs with ease…
Hard Boiled Eggs
freshly peeled.
Egg Salad in progress
onion powder added and ready to be mixed with mayo.
Egg Salad Complete
Egg Salad Sandwich

Are any of you attending The Masters next week? If not, whip up these sandwiches and catch the tournament on CBS. You’ll feel like you’re in Augusta (lite beer in a plastic cup optional).

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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


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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weekend wrap-up.

Hi Hi Hi!

Whew. This weekend *flew* by. L spent hers cheering on the Georgia Southern Eagles (they won! eeek!), engagement party hopping and wrestling with Christmas tree lights. J traveled back to Augusta to attend her first holiday party of the season. Our weekend in pics:

Laura Glitter
L’s game day glitter.
Braswell's Jelly App
cream cheese/ braswell’s red pepper jelly/ grapes/ crackers for J’s holiday party. easy and delicious!
J + J
J + Jay kicking off the holidays!
Country Club
a few of J’s Atlanta friends came down to Augusta to hang on Saturday night. here we are enjoying Amanda Daughtry at Country Club.

Hope all of you had a great weekend! We’ve got lots on tap for this week: must-have planners and calendars for 2013, our fave accessories and a recipe or two. Here’s to the week!



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