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Classic Gimlet Recipe with Honey and Sage

When I was in college my father introduced me to the delicious beauty of a gin and tonic, and it quickly became my go-to cocktail, especially in the heat of summer. I’d come home from a long day working my summer internship and we’d convene on the back deck with a cocktail each, feet propped up …

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12 More Awesome iPhone Wallpaper Designs for Summer

Last year I was having a little love affair with pretty iPhone wallpaper designs and I rounded up a bunch of pretty patterns for summer. Turns out, that post was a random runaway hit with you guys, telling me that you love a good wallpaper download as much as I do. So, why not do …

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Baby Talk: Baby E at Seven Months Old

Our internet was down earlier without reason so I gladly stole some extra baby snuggles and spent some time thinking about this post. We’ll jump right into the cliches as I proclaim that I can’t believe that little Baby E is already seven months old. Really, how does it go so fast? Even when you know …

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12 Festive Red, White + Blue 4th of July Recipes

Following that one particularly sparkly and festive holiday in December, the 4th of July is very easily my favorite holiday. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love summer, but I’m also pretty sure it’s because I am kind of a fireworks fanatic. Plus all that red, white and blue patriotic spirit gets me right in …

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Our Living Room Renovation (Before and After)

I am so excited today to share photos of our living room renovation with you! If you’ve been following along on Snapchat, you know we have countless hours into renovating this room. As a quick recap, when we began we thought there was just a single layer of wallpaper on the walls. As it turns …

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Fruity Summer Cocktails in a Jar

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! A few weeks ago when we made this super fun and colorful DIY picnic blanket, I hinted at my current favorite summer cocktail, which is where these super fruity and refreshing cocktails in a …

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9 Awesome Brass Light Fixtures Under $350

I mentioned in my renovation update last week (and also multiple times on Snapchat) that we would be looking to swap out the existing light fixture in our dining room sooner rather than later. Frankly, it’s just not our taste so we had always planned to change it at some point, but then we discovered …

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