Lace House Wedding

🍾Wedding Season is here!🍾
About a month ago I had the pleasure of decorating a full fledge wedding venue 😱
My manager brought me on the decorate her daughter, Alicia's  wedding at the gorgeous and historic Lace House in Columbia, SC.
Needless to say, we did not disappoint!
The color combo was pale pink, sparkley gold, and a hint of green. With a grand total of 8 fireplace mantles, they were seriously my favorite!

Arriving in Columbia, I headed straight to our blank canvas the day prior to the wedding. Not a blank canvas at all, with such southern elegance and lush green, gardens . . . the Lace House was like a true Southern Woman; naturally and effortlessly beautiful but gets "gussied up" for a big event!
The next morning we headed over to the Lace House and worked from 8:30-4. Let me tell ya, time goes by SO fast when you're doing what ya love in a hurry!
It was so awesome to see Alicia's family and friends all there helping set up her fairytale wedding and I don't think we had one thing go wrong!
Even Govenor McMaster popped over with his wife, Peggy, to admire the decor!!
#heresmycard 🤣🤗




Homemade Coconut Almond Butter

Aloha yall!
With swimsuit season already here I have been working out and weight training the past 2 weeks
Now don't get me wrong, with the exception of my brunch posts, I have actually always eaten pretty healthy. . . I know, shocker alert! Lol
So I thought I would post a DIY on one of my favorite healthy fats. that truly keeps my sweet tooth at bay. . .
And add in my favorite thing
No, not pugs or pineapples
Now I know some people are iffy about the texture of raw coconut, but if you toast it is the oven . . . I swear it totally changes the whole experience and you will love it!

Shopping List:
2 cups of raw almonds
1cup of UNsweetened coconut
1/4 tblsp of salt
1-3 tblsp of melted coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Pour almonds on a cookie sheet, no need to spray. Bake for 10 minutes.

3. Mix coconut in with almonds and bake for 5-7 more minutes. Make sure the coconut doesn't burn!

4. While they are still hot/warm, pour almonds, coconut, salt, and 1 tblsp of coconut oil in food processor. . . If you don't have one just use your blender.

5. Purée on high speed for 7 minutes; adding in coconut oil for consistency. The mixture will be coarse at first but then it will purée to almost a paste within minutes.

I personally like my almond butter thick rather than runny, so I only used 1 tblsp.
6. Store in air tight container or Mason Jar and you're good to go!