April 17, 2017

DIY Cotton Candy Cones

The second the sun comes out, we’re ready for bright colors & ice cream cones. And what’s a more perfect treat for a spring party than sprinkle cones and cotton candy?! It’s easy to do it yourself, and your guests are going to love these adorable desserts.

You will need white chocolate chips, ice cream cones (we used pretzel, but waffle cones work too!), sprinkles, tin foil, a rubber spatula and cotton candy.

Step 1: Melt your white chocolate and set up your table.

Step 2: Roll your cone in the white chocolate and use the spatula to smooth it out.

Step 3: Spread out the sprinkles on the tin foil and roll the cone evenly in the pile, being sure to cover all the chocolate.

Step 4: Place the cones on the tin foil and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Then take a small bundle of cotton candy and place in the cone!

Cutest. Dessert. Ever.

Enjoy!

 

xx, Maggie
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April 13, 2017

How to Host a Dinner Party

I’m sure it comes as no surprise when I tell you that I host a lot of dinner parties. I truly love nothing more than having friends and/or family over for a meal, wine and good company.

Since we host so much around here we thought we should start a “How to Host” series that we could share with you all. We filmed our first series here to show you How to Host a dinner party and we’re pretty jazzed about how it turned out. We will put together a series of these videos to show you how to host the simplest of parties to holiday dinners, birthdays and more. We want to know what you think so please share your feedback with us and if there is anything in particular that you’d like to see…please let us know.

For the How to Host a dinner party series, we went through the process of planning, setting and styling the party.

With a trip to our local farmer’s market we came were inspired by all the greenery and decided on an “Earth Day” theme for this dinner party. We found air plants on Amazon which created an unexpected element to our decor and fresh herbs that we planted into pots for everyone’s place card.

You can find the DIY for our plant place cards included a recipe PDF for each on our blog here. They were so simple to makes for a beautiful little gift for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

Without further ado, we present the first of our “How to Host” series. We hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to the gals behind the lens on this one…
Video footage and Photos by Abby Copleston
Video editing by Maggie Antalek

xx, Seri
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April 12, 2017

Chef Lukes goes Pacman for National Grilled Cheese Day

You know that saying “it’s so easy a kid could do it”? Well…that’s how we feel about grilled cheese. Seriously, it’s so easy, our own little Chef Luke made it!

Since it’s National Grilled Cheese day today we thought of a fun way to celebrate with our little guy.

Chef Luke whipped up a few grilled cheeses (all by himself!) slapping two pieces of bread together with his favorite slices of cheese inside (cheddar and muenster) and then grilled it up in a hot skillet filled with butter.

Now since Chef Luke loves to play with his food…we let him do just that. We found Pacman cookie cutters for him to cut the grilled cheeses out into Pacman shapes. With all the cut shapes, he built a game board on one of our black trays with grape tomatoes and cherries.  HOW CUTE IS THIS?!!

Watch Chef Luke in action here…

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day, friends!

Video by Maggie Antalek
Photos by Abby Copleston

xx, Seri
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April 11, 2017

Green Tea Sangria

Earth Day is coming up (April 22nd to be exact) and we are taking every opportunity to get in the spirit here at LMP, since we need to be kind to our Earth, now more than ever!

This week, I’m combining two of my favorite beverages – white wine and green tea… to make Green Tea Sangria!

Here’s what you need:
-1 bottle white wine (we used our favorite, Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc)
-4 green tea bags
-4 cups hot water
-fresh mint
-fresh lemon
-honey

Here’s what to do:
1) Bring your 4 cups of water to a boil.  Transfer hot water to a pitcher and steep 4 tea bags for about 10 minutes, or to your desired strength.
2) Remove tea bags, and add 1 tbsp of honey to pitcher of hot tea.  Stir gently to mix.  Put pitcher in fridge to cool for about 1 hour.


3) Once cooled, remove pitcher of tea.  In each cocktail glass, fill about 1/3 of the way with white wine.


4) On top of the white wine, fill each glass the rest of the way with chilled tea.  Garnish with lemon slice and fresh mint.

Voila! Super easy, light and delicious.  Think about enjoying this on your front porch on a springy day. Feeling relaxed? So are we!

Until next time…

xx, Abby
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April 10, 2017

Crafty Easter Eggs

Easter is approaching quickly, so we decided we would do this week’s DIY project with the upcoming Holiday in mind.  Seri’s boys and their friend, Eryn, came over after school and we got to crafting!

We’re always trying to find a way to repurpose supplies that we already have in the studio, so we decided to use these leftover tissue tassels to decorate Easter Eggs! You can also use regular tissue paper. Besides that, all you need are some hard boiled eggs, Mod Podge, and paint brushes.

First, we cut our tissue paper down into small pieces that would easily glue onto the eggs.

Next, we set the kids up with their own cup of Mod Podge and a paintbrush.

We were careful about showing them how to add small amounts Mod Podge to the egg before placing their pieces of tissue paper on top.

Once they had the hang of it, we let their creativity run free!

Even Seri joined in the fun to make an Easter Egg!

Luke took a quick snack break….

While Eryn worked hard to make the prettiest egg of the bunch.

It was safe to say the girls ruled this craft, but in the end, all the eggs made for the most perfect Easter decoration.

xx, Maggie
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