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valentines day

our pick: valentine’s cocktail.

Tomorrow’s the day! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two at home, or inviting the girls over for Galentine’s cocktails, you should shelve your usual bottle of wine cocktail in favor of something special, like this Raspberry Rose by Kristin Alexander via Camille Styles.

Raspberry Rose
feeling frisky yet?

Raspberry Rose
all images courtesy Camille Styles

KRISTIN’S RASPBERRY ROSE

(serves 1)

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 c. pesticide free rose petals (dried or fresh)
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 egg white

WHAT YOU DO

For the Raspberry Rose Syrup:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add raspberries and rose petals and bring to a slow boil.
  3. Remove from heat and allow contents to cool.
  4. Strain liquid and discard any remaining pieces.

For the Cocktail:

  1. Pour Raspberry Rose Syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker and shake.
  2. Add egg white to shake and shake for an additional 10-15 seconds until foamy.
  3. Pour into champagne glass and garnish with a rose peel or raspberry.

Enjoy!

 

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be mine. ❤️

Hi friends! Can we all agree that January was the longest month ever? We welcomed February with open arms and 😍 because Valentine’s Day is upon us! And who doesn’t love LOVE?

The first step in prepping for Valentine’s Day was to order cards for James’ class. Minted has been my go-to for paper goods since 2013. Save the dates, Christmas cards, VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS. They have the best designs and highest quality products hands down.

Last year was James’ first Valentine’s Day and I wanted to send a little love to his baby class at school. These pouches + berry cards were a huge hit. And let’s take a second to look back at my Valentine one year ago:

This Emily & Merritt crib sheet from Pottery Barn is one of my favorites.
Can’t take the sweetness.

Now for this years Minted Valentine’s Cards in 3 2 1…

And Goldfish for good measure.
All wrapped up with a little twine.
L O V E

Every holiday calls for festive pajamas… Click here to shop these Aden + Anais cuties!

I’ve linked all of these valentine’s day cards plus some other faves below and here.

Get your Minted orders in by Wednesday, 2/7 at 3PM PT with rush shipping and express service to receive your Valentine’s Day Cards by Friday, 2/9.

XOXO

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valentine’s day essentials.

Okay, okay, we know Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap these days (fake holiday, stupid Cupid, etc)…but we still love it. There’s something really sweet about acknowledging all the amazing people in your life, including but not limited to significant others. BFFs, teachers, your children and their classmates, etc. Jennifer pulled together this assortment of V-Day essentials, and we had to share. There’s something so happy about red and pink and xs and os.

Pottery Barn Valentine's Day Chair Backer
jennifer got this adorable chair-backer to hold all of James’ “love notes” from school.
Target Love Candle
a most delicious candle.
Target Trinket Tray
cute little trinket tray.
Target Valentines Terry Towel Set
under $5: terry-cloth kitchen towels.
Target Love Pillow
this sweet pillow works on your sofa year-round // just pair with a graphic black-and-white throw.
Target XO Snack Plates
stuck doing the valentine’s day party for your child’s class? (er, I am) these are perfection.
Target XO Napkins
matching napkins check all our boxes.

Happy Friday, glitter gals!

 

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friday five | sweet picks.

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. What’s not to love about a day filled with happiness, treats, cheesy cards, hugs, kisses etc etc? Here are five things we’re crushing on this weekend:

1. Diptyque Rosafolia Candle: If you’re in Atlanta, check out the new Diptyque boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. You’ll never want to leave.

rosafolia_candlepack_722. ASOS Sweater With Heart Elbow Patches: Wear your heart on your sleeve. Literally.

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3. Chloe Love Story Perfume: So fresh. So amazing.

Chloe Love Story4. Kate Spade Heart Dish: Because you need the constant (adorable) reminder.

854766_6505. J. Crew Foliage Earrings: Girls…We always need fun jewels. Always.

jcrew earrings

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friday five | cupid shuffle.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether cupid is stupid or you’re spending the day with someone special, you NEED a fun playlist. Now, drop the chocolates and get down:

1. Mark Ronson | Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars.

2. Rihanna + Kanye West + Paul McCartney | FourFiveSeconds.

3. Maroon 5 | Sugar.

4. Betty Who | Somebody Loves You.

5. Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud.

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five ideas: homemade valentines.

We’re not big crafters, but something about Valentine’s Day inspires us to actually MAKE something for our loved ones. These are our five favorite ideas for homemade cards and gifts. (Difficulty level: SUPER EASY)

Pop-Up Paint Chip Card by All You / Click here for how-to.

Pop Up Paint Chip Card
these adorable cards use leftover paint chips…OR you can just pop in to Lowe’s or Home Depot for some. these card are perfect for mailing, since they fold flat.

You Light Up My Life Card / Click here for how-to.

You Light Up My Life Card
who doesn’t have leftover birthday candles in a drawer? put them to use!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by I Heart Naptime / Click here for free printable and how-to. Click here for the amazing recipe.

homemade treat, topped off with a precious printable.
perfect friend gfift: homemade treat, topped off with a precious printable. 

You’re a Real Cutie by The Cards We Drew / Click here for free printable.

Youre A Real Cutie Valentine
love this idea for kids or co-workers.

Ex-STRAW Special Valentine by Lil Luna / Click here for how-to and printable.

Ex Straw Special Valentine
we’re both obsessed with colored vintage drinking straws. it would be so awkward if we gave these to each other.

Show us your Valentines crafts on IG at @glitter_blog_xo!

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be mine.

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate that with a deliciously romantic cocktail? We’re totally feeling this festive toddy from The Stylish Type:

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Serves 1
1.5 ounce of Patron silver tequila
1 ounce Organic brand lemonade
splash of Rose’s Red grenadine syrup
red sugar for rim
lemon wedge
ice
Pour sugar into a shallow plate or bowl. Wet the rim of glass with the lemon wedge. Dip glass into the sugar. Fill glass with ice. Combine tequila, lemonade, and grenadine into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 45 seconds. Strain into the prepared sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon wedge. Enjoy with your love!
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