Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th & Fun News - Part 2

Happy Fourth of July everyone! I don't know about your weather, but when I made a Target run this morning it was already mid 80s! While I'm looking forward to two cookouts this week, I'm not so much looking forward to the extra heat the grill will add! So it is vitally important to share a drink recipe to help you cool off and entertain!
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Photo and recipe sourced from Punch Bowl

Red, White, & Blue Sangria - Because it's SO easy to make!!
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 cup berry vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Combine, stir, refrigerate for at least 4 hours...ENJOY!

For dessert I will be going the simple route with sliced angel food cake topped with strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and a homemade strawberry syrup! I plan on doing this in slices, but I might just eat the whole cake!

Other fun news, (as promised from Part 1 yesterday) I am co-hosting a virtual Stella & Dot Trunk Show online for the next three weeks with Lindsey Anne from Pinklet & C! You may remember her from her guest post about Summer destinations while I was away on BHI earlier this summer. We wanted to create a way outside of the evite for friends to enjoy the party, so we took to Olioboard!
I have featured some of my favorite pieces for you to shop!
To shop the show directly click here!

Why go to Olioboard? Because it makes sense!!
With the ability to add your own items, I was able to pull my favorite pieces from Stella & Dot directly from shopping my show, so when you click "Shop It" on any of the pieces I've added, you should be connected to my virtual trunk show while you shop! If not, don't worry! Just put my name (Kate Sessoms) in as your hostess and I'll make sure to do my best to host you well! Not only is this a way to have guests in my "home" (I would kill to have that Layla Grayce chair in my home by the way!), but it's another way to market and boost sales! 
I hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July! Dablet is rousing from her morning nap and it's time to get her red white and blue on!!


  1. I love that you cut the pineapple into shapes of cute! Have a wonderful 4th!

  2. Super lovely blog!


  3. Love the Sangria recipe. It is so pretty! Enjoy your trunk show--Stella and Dot rules.