My 4th of July Weekend Lookbook: 2015

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - Blueberry Pancakes

 

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

Photo 1: Patriotic Breakfast

We woke up Saturday morning and all I could think about was blueberry pancakes… had. to. have. them. After our morning bike ride to our favorite local spot to pick up hot lattes (one of our Saturday traditions!), we came back and whipped up an all American breakfast. Nothing says Happy 4th of July like pancakes, eggs, and bacon!

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - A Fancy 4th of July

 

Photo 2: A Fancy 4th of July

On Saturday night we got all gussied up in our best red, white, and blue and headed down town to our favorite restaurant, Hillstone! Since most of our family was out of town for the weekend, we did the 4th of July all fancy like and invited a few friends out for dinner, drinks, and fireworks on the lake. We had THE best time enjoying each other’s company, and getting the chance to watch six, S-I-X, firework shows happen simultaneously around the lake! It was magical to say the least

P.S. I sported my favorite Lilly Pulitzer JumpsuitDagne Dover Tote, and my go to Vegas Volt Lipstick from MAC!

P.P.S. Patriotic mani pedi from Marilyn Monroe Spa on Mills! Color: Gel “Marilyn Red” | Nail Tech: Ryan <— she’s the best! 

Ashley Brooke Designs - Wicked Good Cupcakes

 

Photo 3: Red Velvet Goodness

Over the weekend, my husband’s business partner sent us a case of Wicked Good Cupcakes, and holy goodness they were amazing. First off, who doesn’t like to recieve cupcakes in the mail? No. one. That’s who. So this was already a win! And second, let’s be real… this jar is empty. It was THAT good I couldn’t even take a photo of it fast enough. If I were you I would send yourself and your bestie a box of Wicked Good Cupcakes ASAP

 

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Hope your weekend was equally as lovely, but for now I am off to go get this week started! Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!! 

 

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On The List: July 2015

On The List July 2015 - Ashley Brooke Designs

 

Good morning and Happy Friday to you! Today I’m so excited to share with you a new blog series, “On The List.” At the beginning of every month, we will put together a little To Buy, To Do, To Watch, To Listen, To Wear, To Eat, To Go list for you! I am always interested in my girlfriends’ “lists”, so I thought I’d make one for you!

To Buy: I love a good Summery floral, and this HOT pink separate set from Lilly Pulitzer and romper from Yumi Kim are perfect!

To Try: Hats hats hats… I love a hat! Also, red sunnies? YES please.

To Grab: Every girl needs the perfect Summer bag!

To Adorn: Loren Hope is killing me with her latest collectionI love the muted blues! (BONUS: 15% off through the weekend with code HAPPY4th!!!)

To Dance: Listen. If you take me to a party, I am dancing. So I need shoes that are not only cute, but festive! These J.Crew beauties will do just the trick.

To Primp: Who doesn’t love a good drug store beauty buy? Both the nail polish and lip crayon are under $9.00. So the next time you run in to pick up a pack of gum, don’t forget these two!

To Watch: Bill Cunningham’s Documentary! I may be the only girl in America that hasn’t seen it yet, but don’t worry, it’s happening in July. 

To Find: My best girlfriend received a record player for her birthday last month and ever since then, I have been obsessive over them. I have a serious case of “I want one too-s”. Also, as a side note, yes I want the Clueless Soundtrack on Vinyl… do not judge me. 

To Create: This Strawberry Caprese with Pistachio Pesto looks AH-mazing. Making this ASAP!

To Shake: Watermelon Moscow Mules on me!

To Make: I have yet to try The Coop in Winter Park! I am dying to make a brunch date… chicken and waffles here I come! 

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ABD’s Fancy Friends: Rebecca Peace

Ashley Brooke Designs Rebecca Peace - 3

 

Pajamas Are My Love Language

On Saturday mornings, I like to wake up and stay in my pajamas as loooooong as I possibly can. There is nothing more relaxing than sipping hot coffee while scrolling through Pinterest, with a fluffy dog on your lap, all the while in your pajamas. I am convinced that is what heaven will feel like. Since my love for a good set of pajamas is real, I try to scoop up a new pair every now and then! When I spotted Rebecca Peace’s line of classic PJs, I got really excited because they were both feminine and comfortable. Don’t get me wrong: I love, LOVE, a good pair of sweatpants, but it’s nice to feel fancy every now and again…so that is where my Rebecca Peace PJs come in! 

qAshley Brooke Designs Rebecca Peace - 1

I’m serious, do yourself a favor and order a set of her pajamas… it will be a Saturday morning game changer. 

Ashley Brooke Designs Rebecca Peace - 1

P.S. If you think we may be besties and we just haven’t met yet…feel free to shoot us an e-mail and fill us in on what we are missing! 

 

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{New in Shop} Sunshine Tumbler + Iced Coffee Recipe

Ashley Brooke Designs 4 Sunshine Tumbler

 

Sunshine + Iced Coffee!

Good morning!  Today I wanted to share with you one of my new and very favorite afternoon pick-me-ups: Coconut Iced Coffee. A few weeks ago, I went to lunch with one of my best gal pals; when I arrived, she had already ordered me an Coconut Iced Coffee, to which I looked at her and said…. “Thank you! But I don’t like iced coffee.” She looked straight at me and said, “Ashley, you will like this Iced Coffee… I know you.” And of course, she was right. I am historically not a fan of iced coffee because I don’t love cold milk and I don’t like sugary sweet drinks, but this was neither! 

 

 

Ashley Brooke Designs 3 Sunshine Tumbler

 

Let’s just call it like it is: this coffee changed my life. I have since then perfected my very own version of this coconut-y goodness so I wouldn’t have to drive 45 mins. and spend $6.00 every afternoon… because, let’s be real, I was thinking about moving to be closer to this magical concoction. Here is my recipe for happiness in a cup! Also, just an FYI, it’s much better in our Hello Sunshine tumbler. Seriously, I did not make that up. #provenfact

 

Ashley Brooke Designs 2 Sunshine Tumbler

 

Coconut Iced Coffee (Dairy Free)
The best thing you've ever tasted.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Cold Brew Coffee
  2. 1 cup Almond Milk
  3. 1/4 tsp of Coconut Extract
  4. 1/2 tsp of Light Agave
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients, then shake or stir over ice!
Notes
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Ashley Brooke Designs Sunshine Tumbler

 

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