DIY Spring Flower Arrangement

We hosted my parents for a casual Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday night, and what a treat it was to all be together. Since I had created a few floral arrangements for brunch earlier that day – a combination of  fresh blue, green, and white hydrangeas mixed with cheerful yellow roses – I repurposed the flowers for dinner, and let the classic color palate inspire the table setting.

The flower arrangements were a breeze to make, as I used my own square glass vases (these are super inexpensive and you can find them at the flower department at the grocery store or at a flower shop), and simply trimmed the flowers and then grouped them together by color and divided them among four vases. A helpful hint for hydrangeas, choose ones that are super dense and then always cut off the leaves. They have the most gorgeous luscious green leaves, however they drink up so much water that it can sometimes prevent the actual blooms from getting the hydration they need. To still achieve a look of greenery, simply tuck the cut leaves under the flowers so they are spilling out over the edge of the vase.

Now for the table setting! I used these navy placemats, gold chargers (similar here), blue and white printed napkins (similar here), antique silver napkin rings I found in London, and votive candles from Roberta Roller Rabbit. I love the color combination of the rich blue, white and gold, and the chargers and votive candles were the perfect little touches to dress up the tablescape.

White Summer Sandals Under $150

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We celebrated Mother’s Day with our family, including the boys godparents and their precious baby girl, and it was so special to all be together. We had brunch yesterday at one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas – Bistro 31 – and sat on their sun drenched patio enjoying the gorgeous weather, fabulous food and of course incredible company. The weekend was capped off with a casual dinner with my parents at our house, and I’ll share my blue and white table setting and floral arrangements later this week.

Now onto the sandals! White sandals are always on-trend for summer, especially this year. I’m loving these classic ones by Joie (they are also 10% off!), and can’t wait to wear them with white jeans or maybe a little striped sundress. I’ve included my favorite white sandals and slides for the season, and cheers to a great week ahead!

When Life Gives You Lemons

…You make lemon bars! I wanted to share a quick and delicious lemon bar recipe that is perfect for warm weather entertaining, and even Mother’s Day this weekend. The bright and crisp flavor of this darling little citrus fruit elevates these bars to a whole new level, and I think they are a treat you will adore. Serve them on pretty dessert plates dotted with fresh raspberries and perhaps a sprinkling of confectioners sugar, and there you have it!