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Happy (early) Valentine’s Day

13 Feb

Happy early Valentine’s Day! I hope you all have a day filled with love.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I hope you have a day full of love with whoever your Valentine may be.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

11 Feb

Good morning! Valentine’s Day is just a few short days away. I have definitely waited until the last minute to get a gift this year. I have pulled together some great ideas for your significant other, yourself, or whoever your Valentine is this year. Most of these gifts are available in stores, perfect for last minute shopping.

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Monogrammed Lacquered Box – I have this box and absolutely love it! Perfect for storing baubles.

Rebecca Minkoff Satchel– This is a beautiful classic handbag. Perfect to wear year round.

VDay Mini Iced Cookies– Who doesn’t love cookies??

Butter London Nail Polish– One of my favorite brands of polish. Every girl loves a little polish right?

Rifle Paper Co. Floral Cards– These note cards are great for year round use. I love pretty stationary.

See by Chloe Fragrance– This is my new favorite perfume. It has a beautiful floral scent and the packaging is really pretty.

Heart Mug– This is a perfect gift for the tea or coffee lover. I personally think you can’t go wrong with a pretty mug!

Fossil Watch– This masculine watch transitions for casual or dressed up looks.

Tartan Card Case– Perfect for the businessman.

Original Penguin Socks– My husband loves colored socks. I think they add a little hidden flair.

Cashmere V-neck Sweater– This is perfect to make it through the rest of Winter. Can’t go wrong with cashmere right?

Growler– I thought this was funny. Perfect for tailgating, homebrew, or transporting beer.

Heart Boxers– Just for fun.

Hope this helps with your shopping!

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Fashion Friday: Valentine’s Day

7 Feb

Happy Friday! First of all today is the 2 year anniversary of The Suite Life Designs! I can’t believe it! I actually forgot, but wordpress reminded me. I want to take a moment to thank all of you for following along this journey. I love all your comments and likes. I hope to expand and revamp the blog to make it even better over the next year.

Valentine’s Day is a week away so I thought I would pull together a few outfit inspirations for you. To be quite honest my husband and I don’t do too much for Valentine’s Day which is fine by me. We change it up between me making a nice dinner at home and going out somewhere special. I am a casual kind of gal. I like to get dressed up every once in a while, but I much prefer to wear jeans and a nice top to a dress and heels. The outfits I have pulled together range from casual to dressy all of which are great for Valentine’s Day at home to a fancy night out.

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Top | Jeans | Earrings | Ring | Flats | Bag

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Top | Clutch | Pants | Flower Necklace | Jacket | Lipstick | Booties | Bracelets

Glam-VDay-Outfit

Dress | Pumps | Necklace | Clutch | Lipgloss | Stacked Rings | Nail Polish

Do any of these fit your style? I happen to like them all, but I would most likely wear the first two. The last one is what I feel like I’d wear when I “grow up”. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day my loves! Hope you all have a love filled day planned with your significant other or friends. My husband and I are having low key V-Day this evening because we are having a little getaway to San Francisco this weekend. Very excited! I thought I would share some of my favorite Valentine’s Day ideas from my Pinterest board and a yummy cupcake recipe you can make to celebrate. Enjoy!

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Strawberry cupcakes

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Sprinkles’ Strawberry Cupcakes

This yummy recipe is courtesy of Candace Nelson owner and creator of Sprinkles Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.

Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners’ sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.
Don’t those cupcakes sound yummy?? Hope you all have a beautiful Valentine’s Day!
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Be Mine

8 Feb

Happy Friday everyone! I personally don’t think it’s about the extravagant gifts on Valentine’s Day. A cute card and some chocolates are perfect. I have gathered a few cute V-Day cards for you and some simple gift ideas to get you in the mood.

vday cards

1. You Complete Me | 2. Salt & Pepper | 3. Love | 4. Better Together | 5. Heart | 6. Perfect Match | 7. XOXO

gifties

1. Pop Champagne | 2. French Macarons | 3. Heart Cake Pops| 4. Champagne Candle | 5. Godiva Chocolates

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

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Valentines’s Day Fashion

1 Feb

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I loved Valentine’s Day growing up. It was so much fun exchanging candy and valentine’s at school with friends. As an adult it is fun to get dressed up for a night out with friends or your significant other. Put on some sparkly jewelry, pink or red and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit! I have pulled together some great wardrobe items for you to take a look at.

Vday wardrobe essentials

1. Blazer | 2.Kendra Scott Earrings | 3. Kate Spade Necklace | 4. Blouse | 5. Tory Burch Wallet | 6. Heart Ring | 7. Pink Pants | 8. Michael Kors Pumps | 9. Nine West Pumps

dresses

1. Alice + Olivia Dress | 2. J. Crew Dress | 3. Mod Cloth Dress | 4. Tadashi Dress | 5. Topshop Heart Print Dress

Do you like getting dressed up for Valentine’s Day? Have a great weekend!!

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