Gratitudes

When our friend Kelly of Winifred Paper invited us to be a part of this styled Valentine's Day shoot, we were over the moon. We had no idea what to expect but the experience alone was more than we could have ever asked for. Spending the afternoon in the presence of such creative, talented women and entrepreneurs left us feeling energized and inspired beyond measure. While we are thrilled to be featured in this post on Style Me Pretty Living, we are even more grateful to see our name alongside such talent.

 

Ok, enough gushing, go check it out for yourself because these photos are to-die-for! xo

 

 

 Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

 

Mintwood Social: Valentine's Day

 As Valentine's Day is quickly approaching (in 4 days!!), we've rounded up our favorite party pins for those of you who may be racking your brains for cute ideas to celebrate with your BFFs, BFs or whoever you may want to show your affection for on this LOVE filled holiday! 

 

 These bright colored pins encompass everything that makes this holiday so much fun!

 

 For those of you looking for something a little more subdued and classic, these pins are for you! 

 

 

 Looking for even more inspiration? Make sure you're following us on Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

Pop. Fizz. Clink.

Here we go! 2015 is knocking and ready or not, we're closing up the books on 2014. We're so thankful as we reflect on the last 12 months and we couldn't be more excited for the journey that lies ahead. Before we completely say goodbye to 2014, though, there's one last party to throw and it's a big one! To help get you in the mood, we're very excited to share the confetti filled engagement photos of Taylor-Rae, the blogger behind Style Soufflé shot by our good friend, Ariana Clare. If these pictures don't make you want to put on your party dress (or skirt!) and sip champagne all night...well, we don't know what to tell you because we're off to do just that. Happy New Year! xoxo

 

 

 

Shop the look:

 

 

Mintwood Mixology: Peppermint White Russian

With only two sleeps left until Christmas, we wanted to share a quick and easy cocktail recipe that you can easily make for your family and friends this week. A fun twist on the traditional white russian, adding a bit of peppermint makes it perfectly festive and a great treat for the season. Merry Merry & Enjoy!

Mintwood Social: A Cheerful Christmas Spread

The Holiday season is officially in full force and we could not agree more that this really is "the best time of the year!" Whether you're hosting a cocktail party for your besties or having your family over for Christmas dinner, it's always fun to have a beautifully decorated (and not overly involved or fussy) tablescape. So go ahead--pick that holly out of your neighbor's yard, add a sprig of rosemary to your napkin tie (smells great too), spray paint pinecones gold.  Nothing too fancy but it sure looks good.

Merry merry!

 

 

 

 Shop this look:

Ikat Holiday table runner

Celadon Pencil Lines Napkins

Tuscany Dinner Plate

Tuscany Salad Plate

Gold Marrakesh Rocks Glasses

 

 

 

 Shop this look:

Red Pom Pom Napkins

Gold Halo Dinner Plates

Vintage Gold 5-piece flatware 

Gold Marrakesh Rocks Glasses

Oxford Antler Candle sticks

Boxwood Wreath with Ribbon

First Impressions

You only get one chance to make a good one. Or so they say. This holiday season, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeve to help you make one damn good first impression. With your home that is.

  1. Find a ridiculously cute puppy. 
  2. Put a big ole holiday bow on aforementioned ridiculously cute puppy. 
  3. Hang great looking wreath on your front door. 
  4. Place ridiculously cute puppy in front of wreath. 
  5. Lure puppy with treats to stay there to greet passersby and neighbors.

 

100% success rate. Click here to shop other 100% successful ways to decorate your home this holiday season!

Mintwood Mixology: Cinnamon Spiced Sangria

Fall means crisp, cool weather, lots of tailgating and time spent outside with family and friends. This yummy sangria recipe makes us want to do just that. Our marketing director, Caroline Lawler, recently had this at a friend's fall themed cocktail party and swears that it's a must-share recipe! We love this twist on a classic and think it would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving cocktail list.
 

 

 

Shop the look:
Photography by Ariana Clare

Mintwood Social: Pass the Cranberry!

Whether you're hosting a friendsgiving throw-down with your besties, being put to the test serving your first ever turkey-day feast, or are a certified turkey roasting expert - we're sharing our tips and inspiration for creating a beautiful setting.

 

   

 

 

Friendsgiving, our favorite new holiday!

Plates: The chances that you have matching plates and silverware for the entire "listserv" of people that you've invited over are not that high, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great looking and PRACTICAL friendsgiving spread. Get a few people to bring the plates, mix them up and place them stacked at the beginning of your buffet line. It looks intentional, relaxed, and dare we say, kind of cool! 
Wine: Let's be real. Friendsgiving isn't Friendsgiving without copious amounts of wine. Are we right?
Silverware: Stack it in mason jars next to the plates. This saves space and keeps silverware organized.
It's Fall Y'all: Fancy place settings? Girl, please! Get outside and pick up some pretty fall leaves, add a name tag, and taa-dah, everyone will be super impressed by your crafty nature decor. 

 

 

A Typical Thanksgiving Feast!

This Thanksgiving table setting provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate what's really important - the friends and family around the table.

Place Settings: These DIY placemats are an easy and thoughtful way to ground each place setting. They also make a great conversation starter. What are you thankful for? Gold spray painted pumpkins are also a fun and easy way to spice up each place setting. Guests can take them home or leave them behind.
Fun Adult Beverages: Specialty cocktails are always a hit, look for something easy and seasonal that will fit in with your traditional meal.
Centerpieces: Pumpkin flower arrangements are an easy way to utilize any leftover pumpkins from Halloween! Simply scoop out the insides and use oasis to put together a fun fall arrangement.