August 31st, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

DIY PERFECT SUMMER POPS…presented by Cake Walk Bake Shop and photographed by Apryl Ann Photography.

- lemonade (2-3cups)
- green tea, room temperature (2-3cups)
- simple syrup (1 cup)
- fresh mint (handful)
- fresh edible flowers (as many as you like)

- Pop Molds (I purchased this mold on Amazon for under $20)
- Popsicle Sticks
- it’s that easy!

1. Mix equal amounts Green Tea + Lemonade into a spouted vessel (for easy pouring). Add a splash (to taste) of simple syrup to cut the tartness of the lemonade.

2.  Mix it up.

3. Pour the tea-lemonade mix into the pop molds, only filling to about 1/3. You must freeze the pops in phases, otherwise the fun stuff (flowers + mint) would all float to the top of the mold, leaving you with a mostly solid-looking pop.

4. Carefully place a few flowers and mint leaves into the pop mold, dunking them into the tea-lemonade liquid. You may choose to use a fork or butter knife for this, but I just went all in with my fingers.

5. Freeze each layer for at least 2 hours so that the layer is completely set before you add the next, otherwise meltage will occur and your carefully preserved flowers will float on up to join their friends in the next layer. Only partially freeze the second (middle) layer for 30 minutes to 1 hour so that you can place the popsicle stick. You are looking for an almost slushy like texture with enough thickness to hold the stick in place. Insert the stick and pop it back into the freezer to continue to freeze solid before adding the final layer. If adding a sliced lime, this would be the layer to do so. For each layer, repeat steps 3 and 4. Let the entire pop freeze for at least 6 hours before sharing with friends.



Note: To make simple sugar, mix one part sugar with one part water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let cool.

Fun Ideas: Make adult-only pops by adding sweet tea vodka! Add almonds for crunch! Use pink lemonade to add some extra color!



Penned and Pretty

August 30th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)

I’m not gonna lie – I get a little giddy around back to school time. It’s like office supply heaven! I believe your desk accessories should be just as beautiful as the stationery you write on. These are a few of my absolute favorites.

Patterned Pens by iomoi

Clear Acrylic Ruler by Poppin

Brass Squirrel Letter Opener by Jonathan Adler

Task Clips by Knock Knock

Acrylic Tape Dispenser from Container Store

Pink Dictionary from See Jane Work

Skyline Desk Organizer from See Jane Work



beholden, my heart!

August 29th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (1 Comments)

My trip to BHLDN Houston was all that I hoped for AND MORE!!!! When designing a bouquet, I gather inspiration from the brides dress….The gowns at BHLDN are DIVINE and very inspiring! BOWS, LACE, TULLE, BAUBLES…

ring bling

August 28th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Photographers, this ones for you! Yes, diamonds are already gorgeous but look to this post to show some creative ways to style them. Sometimes the most obvious mundane objects with a little texture or color can really make a ring pop.


ice cream (mini) dream

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Parties | Style - (Comments Off)

Summer’s almost over! How did that happen? So in the spirit of the last days of summer I have ice cream on the brain. I mean, mini anything is adorable right? But mini ice cream cones, push pops, milk shakes? Yes please!

server, acrylic serverbucket-o-cones, gold wrapped!, milkshakes, pushpops, more milkshakessandwiches, love the pink my husband



palm springs crush

August 26th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Beauty - (Comments Off)

What do you get when a crafty Barbie with Jonathan Adler style marries the Ken of her dreams at the Parker in Palm Springs? Sweet Perfection! When I first spotted Hayley and Dougie’s Real Wedding on Green Wedding Shoes I was wishing it was mine! A gorgeous couple, precious pink bridesmaid dresses, floral ceremony garland, colorful fuzzy pom poms to toss, mod overlays and runners, and a Jonathan Adler ring bearer pillow! Hello, Love!


la la la tavola

August 24th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

La Tavola is like music to my ears when it comes to linens! Seriously, they have a great selection….things you can’t find anywhere else! And, they just opened a new showroom in Big D!