Posts tagged #peach

DIY: Indian Summer Tepee

I have seen so many adorable Tepees on Pinterest and  blogs lately so, when we decided to launch our “Indian Summer” party box, I knew I had to make one.  I found this great tutorial here and found all my supplies in Downtown LA and Home Depot. Altogether, it cost us about $30.00. We started with 7 yards of fabric at about $3.00 a yard, and then bought 6 pieces of framing wood at $1.80 apiece. The tutorial is pretty simple, although, when trying to measure out my triangles, I found it difficult to make the angles straight without a protractor. Also a super long ruler would be immensely helpful.  But even with all the imperfections, the tepee still turned out great. 

 

We used some pink leather cording to tie the posts together and then hung our “Indian Summer” balloon tassel tail and hand dyed streamers from the top to make it more festive and colorful! You can purchase them in our Large and Medium boxes found here

So cute! Everyone loved hanging out in it and taking pictures. Adorable! 

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Cocktails: Gin and Grapefruit Mixer (AKA the GREY FOX)

Beat the Heat with this zingy gin and grapefruit cocktail. 

Here in California, September means it’s just the beginning of a long, warm fall. So warm, in fact, that it almost feels like a second summer.  On these long, hot, lazy days the best remedy for beating the heat is a refreshing cocktail under a beach umbrella. Or in the air conditioned comfort of your living room. Try this zingy drink at your next barbeque, pool party or festive gathering… or whenever you feel too hot to carry on!

1.5 oz Gin

4oz Grapefruit Juice

1-2 cubes sugar 

Ice

Mint

Splash of tonic water

 

Directions:

muddle sugar and in a low ball glass. Add grapefruit juice and Ice. Stir. Add a splash of tonic water and serve with a straw!  

 

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