It’s official: Summer is nearing its end (sigh!). After a fun-filled season on the water, we were in need of one last boating bash to send summer off in true Eastern Shore style. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, we gathered a few friends, stocked a cooler with our all-time favorite summer cocktails, boarded Rachel and Todd Vecchio’s jaw-dropping 29-foot Hinckley, and set out for a happy hour on some of Talbot County’s most scenic waters. The mood was light, the laughs were hearty—the sting of another summer come and gone too soon lifted by the promise of one last sip and sail.
Happy Fourth! This weekend is all about celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave in signature summer fashion—which means patriotic cocktails are an absolute must! We love this super refreshing Peach Pomegranate Fizz made with Van Gogh Cool Peach vodka. Its subtle red hue from the organic pomegranate juice is festive without going over the top, especially when paired with a skewer of fresh blueberries. So here’s to you America! To freedom, to opportunity, to libations!
Peach Pomegranate Fizz
2 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka 4 oz. Organic Pomegranate Juice Splash of Prosecco Garnish with peaches and blueberries
We have two rules when it comes to wedding DIY. Number one, it must be manageable; and number two, it has to pass for professional grade. That’s why we love this little envelope liner project recently featured on Southern Living’s The Daily South blog. These liners are simple, quick and you’d never be able to tell they’re DIY!
Envelopes (we used Euro Flap Style A7 envelopes from Paper Source) One piece of heavyweight cardstock Paper for lining Scissors Ruler Tape runner or glue stick (we used Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive)
Make the template. Take an envelope and trace it onto the cardstock to make your template. Cut the template out, then trim 3/4 of an inch from the bottom and 1/8 of an inch from each side. This will ensure the liners can easily be inserted into the envelopes.
Trace the liners. Trace the template onto the back side of your envelope liner paper. Cut out the liners.
Put it all together. Insert the liners into your envelopes, folding down the envelope flap with the liner inside before securing it with the adhesive. Use a tape runner or glue stick to secure the liner to the flap.
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