SOCIAL MEDIA

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DIY Floral Facial Steam

There has been so much hype surrounding facial steams lately that I had to try it for myself and I have to say, I'm a big fan! Of course I had to do a DIY for you all.

This DIY was just as fun to make as it was to use! And isn't it beautiful!?!


For this steam I used three different types of dried flowers- 

 Rosehips help regenerate skin cell production and can help reduce the appearance of some scaring. 

Lavender helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps eliminate blemishes. 

Chamomile helps with inflammation. Bye Bye bloat! 

This combo is the triple threat!



I added two tablespoons of each to a large bowl and poured boiling water over the top. Then I put a towel over my head to trap in the steam and held my face over the bowl for 10 min. It was the ultimate detox. When I was done my skin was super soft and dewy!

You can even add a drop of peppermint essential oil if you are feeling stuffy! It is genius!

I felt so pampered! It was such a luxurious at home treatment! I will defiantly be adding this into my skin care line up and you should too!

xx, Prosecco and Projects

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Feature- Passport and Rosé

If you want to feel some serious wanderlust vibes then you have to check out Lisa of Passport and Rosé! I travel via her blog, like it literally takes me away! Lisa exudes beauty! I was instantly intrigued by her esthetic and I never turned back... I will scroll through my insta feed and a photo will really catch my eye so I stop to look closer, it never fails every time its @loveslisaxoxo!

Since my obsession runs deep and I know yours will too there was no question that I had to feature her on the blog and share the love with all of you!



What inspired you to start your blog? 
I have always wanted to start a blog I love giving advice and taking photos. Right before my last trip to Europe I finally decided I was going to do it. That same night I came up with the name Passport & Rosé a week later I had a logo and the rest is history. 

Are there any bloggers/influencers that inspire you? 
My favorites are Tamara Kalinic, Marianna Hewitt and Amelia Liana. All amazing style and travel to the most beautiful places. 

What motivates you to continue blogging? 
I want to inspire others to travel. To find places that might be a bit off the grid but worth seeing. Some of the most beautiful places I have seen had nobody in sight, hidden gems. 

What is something as a blogger that has helped you grow your brand and blog? 
Being consistent don’t just post things or write about things you really are not too excited about I feel like it shows and that post ends up getting deleted almost instantly.

Tell us what a day in the life of Passport and Rosé like? 
Everyday is different for me even on my days off I am up super early around 6am. You can always find me working out I love my workout classes especially Barrys Bootcamp. I am also guilty of going to Whole Foods almost everyday. In the evenings when I get home I work on my next post for the blog. 

Summer is quickly approaching, where will we find you on a Saturday afternoon? 
Brunching! It is my favorite activity. You can find me either in Malibu drinking rosé by the ocean or having a mojito at The Ivy. 



What does your dream vacation look like? 
My next dream vacation would be going on a month long trip and visiting The Maldives, Australia and Singapore. There is so many places I am dying to go. 

Any current fashion obsessions? 
Anything that is off the shoulders. Zara has many good ones right now! 

Anything you want our readers to know about you? 
Originally wanted to name my blog The Pink Pom Pom Now that I think about that it was a horrible idea. Glad I didn’t. 


Go check out her blog and follow for more amazingness!

xx, Prosecco and Projects
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beach and Backyard Must Haves

It's finally time to put on a cute sundress and head to the beach or plan your next BBQ! Thank goodness... I thought the day would never come! My soul is full of sunshine and ready for some fun in the sun!



I am always on the hunt for fun and functional products that are perfect for a beach or backyard hang. Here are a few of my current favs!

This Gunn and Swain blanket is just the cutest! Mexican blankets are so in right now and you know I had to have the pink one! They have tons of fun colors to choose from though!



Silicon wine glasses! ...So easy to throw in your bag! You don't have to worry about them breaking or getting squished. I know I told you in my Wine Tasting 101 post not to put sparkling or white wine is a stemless glass but desperate times call for desperate measures! Lol! Just toss them in your cute beach bag (this one is from target) and go!

A good book is a must have! This one needs to be on your list. It is filled with beautiful poems and amazing photos! It will end up on my coffee table it is so chic!

This house wine is just the cutest. And all we really care about is the cuteness level. Only kidding but it is a bonus! Lol... but for real its delicious and convenient!



Now that you have your go to list of essentials, get shopping and head to the beach!

xx, Prosecco and Projects
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Vegan Rosé Gummy Bears

Today I am sharing a recipe with you from the kitchen of Chic Cooper... the most chic vegan goddess of all! She is creating the best of the best on her blog! Everything from vegan swimwear to dog treats. And we were lucky enough to have her share this fun recipe for Vegan Rosé Gummy Bears with us!


Vegan Rosé Gummy Bears 

ServingsPrep Time
20 Gummy Bears10 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Rosé
  • 1/2 Cup                 Sugar 
  • 1 Tablespoon Agar Agar Powder
Servings: Gummy Bears
Instructions
  1. Put your mold into the freezer. 
  2. In a sauce pan, over medium heat, whisk all ingredients together. Stir until agar agar powder is dissolved. 
  3. Bring to a simmer while continuing to whisk. Simmer for 3 minutes while whisking to prevent any lumps from forming.
  4. Once simmered for simmered for three minutes and mixture is smooth, remove for heat and cool for 5 minutes. 
  5. After 5 minutes, remove your mold from the freeze and pour mixture into the mold. Freeze for 10 minutes. 
  6. After 10 minutes, remove gummy bears from mold and enjoy! Can also last in the fridge for a few days

Of course we couldn't get enough of Kayla so we decided to do a quick Q & A- 

1) How long have you been vegan? 
Almost a year now. 

2) What made you make that decision? 
I was at a point where I felt awful. I had constant stomach issues, serious skin problems, and was just tired. My son was diagnosed with a liver disorder and due to that he was placed on a vegan diet. His diagnosis forced me to begin educating myself on food, the food industry and health. In learning how disgusting the standard American diet is, I went cold turkey vegan and never looked back. 

3) What inspired you to start your blog? 
Lack of information. When I became a vegan there was a lot of information but not a lot of information regarding what was important to me. There is this image that being a vegan means you're this granola tree hugger who has no other interests. I want to change the conversation around that. Vegans are normal people who love fashion, food, and everything else life has to offer. We just love life without the abuse of animals. 

4) What foods are currently trending in the vegan community? 
Honestly, EVERYTHING! Great BBQ carrot dogs, fried oyster mushrooms, rose gummy bears, you name it. 

5) Anything you want our readers to know? 
Being vegan is a beautiful, conscious, healthy, selfless and spiritual lifestyle every person should experience. 


Go visit her blog and follow along for more chic vegan lifestyle tips! 


P.S. Here is a silicon gummy bear mold link. 

xx, Prosecco and Projects

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wine Tasting 101

I signed my mom and I up for a wine tasting class on Mother's Day and it was a blast! I would highly recommend you all take a class like this if possible! It was so fun sipping different wines that I wouldn't normally pick out! I mean most of the time if it has a cute bottle then you know I'm gonna buy it! I really feel like I picked up some fun tips that you would all benefit from! So here they are...



First of all, the type of glass really does matter! Again, I just always drank out of the cutest glass that I could find but there is a method to the madness.

  • Never drink a chilled wine (white or sparkling) out of a stemless glass! The heat from your hand will warm up the wine and make it taste flat. That being said if you are using a glass with a stem always hold the stem for the same reason. Plus who likes a warm glass of white wine? Not me! 
  • Sparkling wine and champagne should always be drank out of a champagne style glass. They let in less oxygen and help your bubbly stay bubbly! 
  • The shape of the glass allows the wine to hit different spots in your mouth and also allows for you to taste it properly. 
Here is an cheat sheet to help you know which glass to use when! 


Another fun tip that I learned is that when smelling your wine before tasting it you shouldn't take one big long sniff, rather you should take three short fast sniffs. The instructor made a reference to how a dog smells things. They don't take big long sniffs. They always take quick short ones and they have the best sense of smell! Doing this will help you take in the aroma better! 

Did you know that your should swish you wine! Ah! I know... it is terrifying to me to! I am so worried about it damaging and staining my teeth! I'm not going to lie I have drank my wine with a straw before because of it. But not anymore! If you swish your wine then it coats your whole mouth and you can taste it better! 

Cheese should not be used as a pallet cleanser. While it is a great pairing to certain wines the cheese coats your mouth and doesn't allow for you to get the full flavor range. You should use something acidic like an apple to cleanse your pallet, or something bland like a plain cracker! Here's a little history lesson for you! Back in the day the men that used to purchase and sell wine had a saying "buy on apples and sell on cheese". This meant that when they were purchasing wine they would eat apples in between tastings so that they could cleanse their pallet and taste it properly but when they were selling it they would serve cheese so that the people buying wouldn't be able to tell the difference between they high quality expensive wine and the cheap wine. Thus, they could sell more of the cheap wine! Now I will say that some cheeses pair really well with certain wines and you should take that bottle home and serve up a fun snack tray to include cheese. Just don't eat cheese when you are purchasing the bottle! 

Here are some great wine and cheese pairings-

  • Cab with blue cheese, parm or aged gouda
  • Chardonnay with brie
  • Sharp cheddar pairs well with most wines (a good go to) 


Here's a quick recap: 

1. The type of glass matters
2.Take three short fast sniffs
3. Swish your wine
4. Buy on apples sell on cheese
5. Know your cheese pairings



Now that I have shared my 101 with you, go pour yourself a glass and get your tasting on! 

xx, Prosecco and Projects






Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Friday Feature- That Trendy Fellow

I am thrilled to share this gem of a blogger with you all! His passion for fashion is like no other. You are sure to glean inspiration for all things lifestyle by following him. On his blog you will find tons of fashion/beauty tips and tricks, gift guides, interior design inspiration and so much more! Without further ado... That Trendy Fellow: 



1. What made you want to create your site?- I decided to create my blog That Trendy Fellow because I wanted a platform to share my love for fashion and writing, and to be able to combine the two things into one. I wanted to have a place for people to visit and feel inspired and want to get inspiration from.

2. Are there any bloggers/influencers that inspire you?- Absolutely! I seriously have so many lol. From males to females, from all across the board. I read other influencers sites on the daily. I have them all bookmarked on my phone and laptop. Some of my favorites are Lauryn Evarts of theskinnyconfidential.com  Marianna Hewitt of Lifewithme.com/, Courtney Kerr of  Kerently.com, I could go on forever. 

3. What motivates me to continue blogging?- Honestly i enjoy what I do so much as a blogger I try not to get caught up in the numbers. I do get disappointed sometimes when I see content that isn’t as “popular” as others per-say, but I just keep pushing on. I always try to do better than the post before. Every influencer that I know have all said at first its going to be difficult and your content may not get noticed a whole lot but you’ve got to keep pushing and don’t give up.



4.Its obvious that you have a great sense of style, what’s your current fashion obsession?- My current fashion obsession would have to be distressed denim jackets! I love the entire concept of it, the look, the style, the edge. I’m obsessed, I will definitely be adding one to my wardrobe pronto.

5. Current Beauty Obsession?-As far as beauty I would say nails. Lately have you noticed the trend of having really intricate nails? I love it, it’s fun, creative and unique.

6. Tell us what a day in the life of That Trendy Fellow looks like?-Typically I wake up early in the morning to get to work at 6, then after work I usually stop at Starbucks for my daily green tea lemonade, or passion tea w/ lemonade, etc lol. After hanging out there for a while I head on home and work on blog posts, and other blog content. Then for the most part I stay at home and relax until the next day. That’s an very short version of my day lol.

7. Summer is quickly approaching where will we find you on a Saturday afternoon?-Well since I’m about to start going back to school to finish my degree this summer, I will probably be on my mac working on school work or blog content, while eating of course.

8. Anything you want our readers to know about you?- I love what I do as a blogger and to share my life with my readers. Even though I’m young I know my aesthetic, craft, and what I want for my life.


Now that you have a taste of what That Trendy Fellow is all about, go follow and show him your love! PS- Josh, we want to hear those pipes babe! ;) 

xx, Prosecco and Projects

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sparkling Rose Water

I'm currently on a floral kick.. if you saw my post about lavender infused popcorn you know what I am talking about! I think it is the fact that spring if finally here and I am looking forward to blossoms and blooms! My house is soon to be filled from head to toe with peonies!

We have had an extremely harsh winter  in Oregon this year. Like, it snowed two days ago! I'm so over it and I needed a pick me up from this dreary weather. This sparkling rose water is perfection. I am day dreaming about sipping this at brunch on the patio while listening to the tropical house station!




One thing that I love about this recipe is that you can make it as strong as you would like! I got these edible rose buds and I am obsessed! More fun DIYs featuring these to come!

There are like two steps to this DIY and that is my favorite kind of recipe or project. People will be impressed when you whip this out and say you made it yourself. It would be the perfect thing to fix up for an impromptu guest.

Sparkling Rose Water-


  • Edible Rose Buds
  • Pure La Croix Sparkling Water


That's it! Two ingredients and two steps! Steep the rosebuds in hot water. You can leave them in as long as you want depending on how much of a rose flavor you want! Then add the rose "tea" to the sparkling water. Again add as much or as little as you want. Then pour it in a cute glass of course! And garnish it with one of the little dried roses! Enjoy! 



xx, Projects and Prosecco



Friday, May 12, 2017

Podcasts- The Must Listen List

What did we ever do without podcasts? They seriously get me though life! I consider listening to podcasts part of my self care routine at this point! Binge watching a Netflix series is so old news to me! I mean, duh, I will never stop but binge listening is the new black! Here is my current must listen list...



Happier by Gretchen Rubin- I have been listening to this podcast since day one! It is the perfect easy listening, self helpish podcast! You will glean a little gem of info from every episode! I have become a better me because of this! Learning things like- "outer order equals inner calm".  Hello, we all know that we need to tidy up but that little saying keeps me going! Also, if a tasks takes you less than one minute to complete just do it. Don't leave it! P.S. if you haven't checked out Gretchen's books, you must!



Thats So Retrograde- Talk about binge listen... once I discovered this podcast it was non stop! And I look forward to the new episode coming out each week! This podcast had me feeling like feminine goddess and a little bit witchy! All the right feels! This is some real talk ranging from feng shui tips to menstral cups! Ladies gather your crystals and a tequila on the rocks, you wont want to miss an episode! 





Lady Lovin'- More girl power here! I mean do we ever really get enough? You will get sooooo many take aways from this podcast! Talkin all things relationships, fitness and business. Does it get any better? Well a little... Lo Bosworth is one of the co-hosts! Hello The Hills fans! Go check it out! 



The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast- If you want to laugh until you cry, this is the podcast for you! This husband and wife duo is hilarious! They are so down to earth and relatable. They share it ALL! I mean Lauryn Evarts is #goals and you will fall in love even more after listening! This duo is so inspirational when it comes to being real and hustling! 




xx, Prosecco and Projects

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DIY Dip Dyed Cloth Napkins

Mothers Day is right around the corner and these hand made beauties are a perfect little gift for your perfect little mama! I don't know anyone that wouldn't love these chic treasures!


This Mother's Day I signed my mom and I up for a wine tasting class! I'm very excited! All I know about wine is what the sample guy at Trader Joes has taught me. However, I think I am pretty advanced- I mean my $7.00 bottle has the perfect viscosity and floral notes if you ask me! ;) While I think my mom will love the class I wanted to give her something tangible as well. These cloth napkins will be perfect.

I can just picture it already- her pulling out these little babies for a fancy night on the patio with my dad who probably whipped up a fresh batch of chicken wings or jalapeno poppers! And while we all love a popper we have to add a little class to the mix- insert hand made cloth napkins. We aren't using brawny paper towels for this feast folks!

Enough about my very advanced Sommelier skills! More to come on that after the class.. on to the DIY!


DIY Dip Dyed Cloth Napkins

Materials Needed- 

  • White Cloth Napkins
  • RIT Dye (of course I got the one called Merlot) 
  • Container- I used a plastic storage container
  • Gloves
1) Mix the dye according to the instructions on the back of the bottle. 
2) Rest the napkins on the side of the container; dipping them in about 1/4 of the way up the napkin. I dipped it a bit unevenly on purpose. I didn't want mine to look perfect!
3) Let them sit for 10 min. 
4) Hang dry over night. 

I then tied mine with a cute piece of twine! Perfection!


xx, 
Prosecco and Projects

Lavender Infused Popcorn

I was looking for a new super chic, super simple recipe to add to my party line up and this lavender infused popcorn is perfection. I mean all things lavender just seem so decadent! You would think that this would have an over powering floral flavor but it doesn't at all! The sweet from the vanilla and the salt mixed with a small floral note is amazing! Only one problem... this is so addicting!


I am thinking of doing a fun movie night with my girls and putting little bowls of this all around! Ugh... a whole lavender theme would be so fun! I'm thinking a spa vibe! My mind is going crazy... def more to come on this girls night! In the meantime, do yourself a favor and go make this! You will feel like a Goddess on a basic Wednesday night!

Lavender Infused Popcorn

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon dried lavender
  • Salt

Put coconut oil in a large pot. Heat on medium heat until melted. Add popcorn kernels. Put the lid on and let if pop until you are no longer hearing consistent popping. In a separate smaller pot melt butter, add lavender and vanilla bean paste. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool. Strain lavender buds out of butter. Drizzle the popcorn with the butter. Salt it. Top it with a few fresh lavender sprigs for extra credit! 


Enjoy! 

xx, 
Prosecco and Projects 
Monday, May 8, 2017

DIY Super Moisture Mask

I love a good face mask! I hate not knowing what is in them... therefore I took matters into my own hands and DIY'ed one!


I completely understand that we will never be able to control everything that we put in/on our bodies but if I can make small adjustments here and there I will do it! Its all about balance right!? And this one is so simple! 

I have really dry skin! I live in the High Desert (Oregon) and the second the weather warms up my skin looks and feels like the High Desert. Not a good look! So I am very into all things moisturizing! And this mask is just that! 

In case you haven't jumped on the essential oil train yet- you should! Guys, they are life! Literally! 

Ylang ylang is like the wonder woman of oils in my opinion. Its extremely nourishing/moisturizing and it smells so amazing! A super chic and feminine vibe! 

For more info on oils check out my girl- The Half Hippie! She has all the deets and is all about that balance! 

Super Moisture Mask-


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to face, neck and chest! Leave on for 10-15 min. Rinse and dry! I do this 2-3 times a week! Be sure to store the rest in an air tight container in a cool dry place! 

xx, Prosecco and Projects
Friday, May 5, 2017

Spicy Jalapeño Lime Margaritas

I love any excuse for a fun marg! And I mean obvi Cinco de Mayo is the best one yet! I was picking up a few essentials at Trader Joe's yesterday and saw this Organic Jalapeño Limeade and had to incorporate it in my Cinco festivities! The ingredients are pretty clean! I wanted to make it as "skinny" as possible so I added some fizzy water and it is perfection! This marg is so fun and refreshing with a little kick at the end! (Tequila not pictured) ;)


Spicy Jalapeño Lime Margaritas-
  • Trader Joe's Organic Jalapeño Limeade
  • Lime Lacroix
  • Desired amount of your favorite tequila 
  • 1 Lime
  • Ice
Fill your glass with ice. Add tequila. Fill glass 1/4 full with Jalapeño Limeade. Juice lime in glass. Fill the rest of the glass with Lime Lacroix. Stir. Top it with a cute straw! 

Enjoy!

xx,
Prosecco and Projects


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Let's Flamingle!

Flamingling is just what we did! One of my favorite babes turned 30 this year and we had the most flamingo filled celebration that you could possibly imagine!

Her love for these beautiful birds was the inspiration for this party. As soon as I found this banner the planning was on!

Flamingo Banner - Flamingo Party - Let's Flamingle Banner - Flamingo Birthday - Flamingo Party Decor - Flamingle Banner - Flamingo - Luau

We were inspired by all things pink and gold! I mean when are we not though... the cake was the total star of the show! A local bakery made the cake with the gold foil details and then I added the "toppings". The flamingo was the hardest to find- why wouldn't it be though? Being majestic and elusive was all part of the facade. I also added some fresh flowers and fake (insert terrified emoji here) leaves from my local Hobby Lobby. The gold sparkle thirty was a cupcake pick.






































We also made cupcakes and put the rest of the toppers on them.



Add a lace table cloth, some confetti, fun jars filled with pink candy, and call it a party!

And this confetti cake batter dip was a must have!

A few other details-

1) I feel like these gold plastic utensils make an appearance at every party we have!

2) The cake would not have been complete with out an equally as chic candle on top!

3) I filled this giant apothecary jar with a 5 lb. bag of grapefruit gummy bears! My boyfriend is still snacking on these... and they look super cute in my kitchen! Win, win!

Pop a bottle...or three of rose (its pink- duh!) and put on your party pants!







Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Unicorn Confetti Cake Dip!

Oh my! This dip is magical to say the least- hence the name! What a fun sweet treat! This dips seems to make an appearance at every party that I have. It is too cute not to. And one of the easiest things ever to whip up! I love pairing it with these gluten free animal cookies and fruit. Pretzels and vanilla wafers are delicious too! How fun would it be if they made little unicorn animal cookies??


Unicorn Confetti Cake Dip-

  • 1 box funfetti cake mix
  • 2 cups of vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups of whipped topping (I use dairy free coco whip)
  • Additional sprinkles on top
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and top with sprinkles! Pour a glass of bubbles and enjoy! It doesn't get much easier! 

xx, Prosecco and Projects

  





Monday, May 1, 2017

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies-



In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, (yes this is a real thing, I don't know who thought of it but when I find out I am going to kiss them right on the mouth!) I decided to share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!
These don't last long in our house and I can almost guarantee that wont last long in yours either! I can also almost guarantee that if I don't share some of these with my dad this time I wont live to taste another warm gooey CCC again! Oh and side note, apparently I am now abbreviating chocolate chip cookie (CCC) because it takes too long to type! :)
Warning: These cookies are so delicious, it makes people mad!
Now on to the recipe...
My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup (1 1/3 sticks) butter, room temp
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Course sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
Slowly mix in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
Use a large spoon and scoop about 1 ounce of the cookie dough into your hand form into a ball and place on a ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with course ground sea salt.
Bake for 10-11 min. Let cool on a wire cooling rack.
Enjoy!
xx, Prosecco and Projects