spring fling. ūüĆ∑

Our favorite season is among us… SPRING! Fresh blooms, dining al fresco, pastel color palettes, the list goes on.

As we know, with a new season comes a much needed wardrobe refresher. A few pieces we’re starting with:

Ladies. No wardrobe update is complete without new pj’s…

your Masters party: ham sliders + azalea cocktails.

These Hawaiian Ham and Swiss Sliders are THE BEST SANDWICHES YOU WILL EVER EAT, swear. L made these for her fifth annual egg hunt on Saturday, and all 96 were snapped up by party-goers (kids included!). Whip some up for a Masters viewing party this weekend and add a round of Azalea Cocktails.¬†You’re good to go.

The Glitter Life Ham and Cheese Slider

you cannot – repeat, cannot – eat just one of these.

Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Sliders (makes 24 sandwiches, plan on 2-3 per person)

What You Need:

  • 24¬†slices deli honey ham (L used Sara Lee Maple Ham)
  • 6¬†slices swiss cheese, cut into quarters
  • ¬†1/3 cup¬†mayonnaise (L used Kraft mayo)
  • 1 tablespoon¬†poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons¬†dijon mustard (L used French’s Dijon)
  • 1/2 cup¬†butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon¬†onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon¬†worcestershire sauce
  • 2 packages (12 count) King’s Hawaiian Original or Honey Wheat Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

What You Do:

  • Split rolls in half and spread mayo onto 1 side of the rolls. Place a slice or two of ham and a (quarter) slice of swiss cheese in roll. Replace the top of the rolls and bunch them closely together into a baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Bake covered at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm.

These sandwiches are also great at room temperature – don’t stress about serving them right out of the oven. You can assemble the sandwiches the night before baking – just cover TIGHTLY with plastic wrap to prevent them drying out. When you’re ready, pour on the sauce and pop them in the oven!

The Glitter Life Ham & Cheese Slider

easy to make for a crowd.

Adapted from http://www.kingshawaiian.com.

easter weekend style.

It finally feels like SPRING! Whether you’re headed to a golf tournament (J), hosting an egg hunt (L) or just relaxing with family, this beautiful weather calls for fresh spring threads. These are our top five looks for the next 48 hours.

1. Sophisticated Simplicty. Church and brunch with the family calls for a simple shape in a pretty pastel. Add a metallic clutch and sandals.

The Glitter Life Easter

this one sold out, but you can find tons of other options here.

2. Classic with a Twist. Repurpose your favorite white button-down by adding a pastel midi skirt and ladylike heels.

The Glitter Life Easter

buy a classic white button down here.

3. Just Add Flowers. Spring-ify your favorite dark skinnies with a lightweight floral kimono and bright heels. This look is perfect for meeting up with friends for lunch on Saturday. Check out more casual outfit ideas here.

The Glitter Life Easter

see some of our favorite kimonos here and here.

4. Prints Charming. This playful look works beautifully for a fancy brunch or Easter celebration. Tone down the pattern with a kitten heel or even a cute flat. Bonus points: add a low bun and bright pink lip.

5. Hey, Shorty. We DIE for short sets. Love this patterned one, or you can keep it simple in all-white. Perfect for an afternoon shopping or walking the golf course. Shorts call for a great tan – fake one with our helpful hints!

The Glitter Life Easter

Whatever your plans, we hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

 

friday five | bunny brunch.

Hard to believe, but EASTER is a little less than a month away… Time to plan your tablescapes! Here are 5 must have items for your bunny brunch via Joss & Main + One Kings Lane:

1. Cora Beaded Chargers. The perfect base for your place settings.

Bunny Brunch

2. Moss Bunnies (Because why not? EEE!)

Bunny Brunch4

3. Adorable serving tray. A Lela Rose favorite.

Bunny Brunch 7

4. Peonies for days. Our most favorite Spring bloom. Bunny Brunch 5

 

5. Stemless wine glasses. That of which are hilarious.

Bunny Brunch 6

 

friday five: weekend at home.

We’re sticking close to home this weekend. Can’t. Deal. With. This. Weather. Read on for our top five things to do around the house!

1. Finally create that gallery wall. This excellent article and video show you exactly how.

How to Create a Gallery Wall

photo: In Style

2. Make soup. Like this Cauliflower and Arugula Soup…or choose from sixteen other cold-weather soups here.

Cauliflower  Arugula Soup

we’re warming up just looking at this. photo: Food Republic

3. Clean out your closet. This article has great tips for a winter-closet cleanout.

Winter Closet Cleanout

photo: Bacon Smores

4. Whip up a quick sweet treat. Make yourself (or that special someone) a batch of 5-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge.

skinny and peanut butter are two of our favorite words. photo: Skinny Ms

made with coconut oil and raw honey, this is actually good for you. photo: Skinny Ms.

5. Start planning your spring parties now. Easter brunch, anyone? Be sure to include these adorable DIY gold lipstick champagne flutes on your bar.

DIY Gold LIpstick Flutes

repeat after us: it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon… photo: Sugar & Cloth

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