April 03, 2019
Now that your table is set (per yesterday's post), let's chat about baskets...
I love creating one of a kind baskets each year, but each one takes SO long... I only have time to do a couple. Fun fact about me, I hand-painted Easter baskets in college for a store in Tuscaloosa. It was a seasonal thing, but I enjoyed it. I still enjoy doing them, though paint is the preferred medium as opposed to the markers I used for these. Another fun fact: when I ordered these baskets on Amazon, I didn't check the dimensions. When they arrived I was shocked by how small they were. However, I think they're the perfect size for a more mature basket-recipient.
So, what are you putting in your baskets this year? For the older kiddos, I can attest to the fact that they probably just want money (if the Easter bunny still comes). Throw in a notepad and luggage tag to make it more festive.
If you're really stuck on what to add to your baskets this year, look no further...
Allow me to introduce you to ellenJay sweets. They make the cutest decorated cookies for every season. The best part is they ship anywhere in the US! If your kids can't make it home for the holiday next weekend, send them a box of festive cookies. Done and done!
April 01, 2019
Easter is a mere two weeks away and I couldn't help but set a festive table filled with punchy colors, fresh flowers, and of course, candy. Tulips are a great option for this time of year, but don't buy them too far in advance as they don't live long. I love sticking just a few accent colors and incorporating them into every aspect of the decor.
We used the bandanas as napkins draping them over the side of the table, but also love them rolled in the plate like the first picture. The table runner is a great anchor for the table layered with a palm placemat (from Hester & Cook). We tried the plate several different ways swapping out the yellow DIY chicks with gold eggs, neutral grass and the Easter candy hero: Reese's eggs.
March 27, 2018
The playing cards are restocked! Get them while you can!
March 26, 2018
Hippity - hoppity...
The Easter bunny is hopping into town soon! We want to make sure
you're ready for the big day, so we're GIVING AWAY this one of a kind BFP Easter basket.
Here's how you enter:
3) do both before Tuesday, March 27th at 3:00pm CST
One winner will be selected at random and notified via instagram direct message. You must respond within 24 hours to claim your prize! Not only will the basket be guaranteed to arrive by Saturday, March 31st, but you also get to select a box of notecards and a notepad to be included in the basket. You must live in the US to enter and all entries must be received by Tuesday, March 27th at 3:00pm CST. The winner will be notified by Wednesday, March 28th at 10:00am CST. Good luck!
March 23, 2018
The Easter bunny hops into town in a week! Do you have your
basket supplies ready? I couldn't think of a more festive way to get ready for the sweetest holiday than to personalize a basket the BFP way. I stumbled upon a perfectly miniature basket at Publix while grocery shopping, then ran to Target to get fillers and the rest fell into place. Whether you stuff baskets with candy or festive goods, throw in some BFP products to make it even more special!
March 15, 2018
It's time to play your Ace! I've been waiting for this day for months and am trilled to finally release the latest product: PLAYING CARDS! This set includes two decks of casino-grade cards with my signature ladies as the Kings & Queens and illustrated icons for the suits. Every detail was carefully thought out, every outfit perfectly planned. The end result is the perfect answer for your next game night!
December 18, 2017
The Christmas parties are in full swing. You're running around picking
up those final few gifts. You still have to wrap everything. Your pants already feel tight from all the holiday goodies. AND, you don't know what to wear to the next gathering. No? All of the above is just happening to me? Ok, well, here's what I suggest for that casual friendly get together that's probably taking place on a weeknight. Throw on your favorite jeans and a cozy sweater. Make it more festive with a pop of red or green (or both).
August 02, 2017
I'm not sure if it's because I'm officially "in my 30s" or if it's because loungewear has become it's own category on most retailer's websites, but it's time to step up my lounge game. There are too many good options to say no. Even places like Target have increased the size of the pajama/loungewear department. It's time, y'all... it's time. Whether you're hanging out at home alone, inviting your best girlfriends over for the Bachelorette finale, or having a Netflix and chill night with a significant other, throw on something comfy but cute. It's as simple as a cute pair of track shorts, a basic white tee, and a long cardigan (something I plan on living in this fall). Start with that combination and add your own spin to make yourself more comfortable (I see changing out the shorts for my old faithful high-waisted leggings when the temps drop). The long cardigan is something that can almost double as a robe around the house (especially early in the morning when it's always 10 degrees colder inside, someone explain that one to me). Here are some of my current favorites that are light enough to wear around the house and will be the perfect choice when fall arrives:
I'm also positively obsessed with anything from Barefoot Dreams including this sweatshirt. I would live in this. I also cannot curl up on the couch without my favorite BD blanket. It's the softest thing in the world as most of their products are, AND it's included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It's the perfect time to pick up a few early Christmas presents if you ask me (it's available in multiple colors here)!
June 28, 2017
Time to gear up for a fun-filled holiday weekend! With Independence Day falling on a Tuesday this year, I assume the celebrations will start Friday and carry through the actual holiday. I've never been opposed to an extended holiday weekend. Who's with me?
December 20, 2016
December 19, 2016
You absolutely cannot beat a cup of peppermint hot chocolate at Christmas time. It's so seasonal, it keeps you warm on those chilly nights, and is even better when sipped by the fireside (and Christmas tree). Williams Sonoma has the best. Bonus points if you sip it out of a brand new BFP cup (get one here before they sell out)!
Consider this my auto-reply... social media might make it appear like I'm working around the clock, but today marks my last day in the office until 2017! I'm stepping away to spend time with family doing Christmas things. I hope you do the same!
December 16, 2016
We are offering three different designs. The two lovely ladies above feature a design on the front with "but first, coffee..." in the signature BFP font on the back.
The other design has java-loving girls wrapped around the cup. They are perfect for the coffee, tea or hot cocoa lover!
December 14, 2016
Pip, pop, pipcorn!
Y'all, have you heard of / are you obsessed with Pipcorn?? It's the cutest mini popcorn with cute packaging and a handful of delicious flavors to choose from. I'm not going to lie, I tried them all. I'm a huge fan of a sweet and salty combo, so the Kettle Corn is my favorite with Rosemary being a close second. The Sea Salt is classic and is great with a few M&Ms thrown in while the Truffle is a bold and unique flavor. Try all four with the 4 pack or load up on smaller 100 calorie bags.
(exclusively in stores - other cute bowls here)
Fill a stocking full, tie a small bag on the outside of a gift, host a movies & popcorn night with your holiday favorites... what you do, try it! Or better yet, spread some holiday cheer by sending a mini bag to a friend, neighbor, or colleague.
December 09, 2016
'Tis the season for eating, drinking and being merry!
Today we're bringing you two of the easiest cocktails that will surely make a splash with your guests. Whether you're the host or simply being a gracious guest by not showing up empty handed, these are two cocktails you'll want to have in your arsenal. Seriously, they're are so easy (translation: they take about 5 minutes to throw together and have about 4 ingredients total). They pass the taste test, the time test, and most importantly, the short list of ingredientstest. I have been wanting an excuse to use my fresh rosemary plant, and both of these cocktails called for a garnish of rosemary!
I came across the first one while flipping through the Favorite Things issue of the O Mag. Oprah always seems to kill it at all things Christmas, let's be serious. The only thing that takes a little planning is freezing ice cubes in advance. They are what takes this one to the ultra fancy (looking) Christmas punch level. I halfed the recipe below to simply make one pitcher full.
2 bottles Prosecco (chilled)
3 C white cranberry juice (or white grape juice)
20 drops Angostura bitters
1 C fresh cranberries
Rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
In each section of a large ice cube tray, place a few cranberries and a cluster of rosemary leaves.
Fill with water and freeze about 6 hours or overnight. In a punch bowl, combine Prosecco, juice,
and bitters. Add prepared ice cubes and additional fresh cranberries to bowl just before guests arrive, and serve.
The next one popped up on my instagram feed as a sponsored ad and instantly grabbed my attention. It screams cold weather with hints of maple syrup, a splash of something sweet in the grapefruit juice and a Christmasy touch of rosemary as a finishing touch.
4 parts Vodka (Grey Goose)
1 part organic maple syrup
5 parts freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 pinch of sale
1 sprig of rosemary
Add the maple syrup, a pinch of salt, and a sprig of rosemary to a glass. Mash
the rosemary to combine the flavors. Top with the vodka and fresh grapefruit juice.
Serve over ice.
Cheers to the holiday season!
March 30, 2016
Not all new designs make the cut and this is one of those. She's too cute to be a called a reject, but she simply didn't fill the need in the collection. I was aiming for a chic lady that would meet the needs of birthdays and other general celebrations with a darker skin tone. I opted to include "Olivia" as both a notecard and greeting card instead! She's also available as a luggage tag. For now, this one will sit in the archives.
Also, I just added new PRINTS, so check them out!
March 26, 2016
I got a little carried away with Easter eggs earlier this week. While I started by dying a handful, I eventually gave up and switched to the old faithful Sharpie method.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!
Be sure to tune in Monday for a special announcement!