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Darling Pink Peonies Picnic Birthday Party

 

Pink peonies are favorite, so I had to share this adorable picnic birthday party of little Mila I spotted on Pinterest.

pink peony picnic birthday party

How cute are the little gold crowns on each chair, fringe streamers and diy pinata letters spelling out the birthday girl’s name?!

Letter Pinatas - Birthday Party Ideaspink peony, citrus and gold metallic table runner #party

Love the little biodegradable  birch wood plates from eco-gecko topped with kumquats. And check out those gorgeous pink peonies in full bloom.

pink doughnut birthday cake

Donuts instead of cake or cupcakes? Why not.

drink table #picnic #birthday #party

At the end of the table a pair of drink dispensers from Pottery Barn are placed for guests to serve themselves. So simple.

pink and gold birthday partypink peony picnic birthday party table

 

Adorable right? For more images and links associated with this party, visit 100 Layer Cakelet!

happy entertaining,

cristin

*images by Jenna Elliot via 100 Layer Cakelet

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Read full story By on August 28, 2014 in baby and children, birthday party, Birthdays, color, craft, Entertaining, flowers, Parties, pinterest, tabletop

My #ZeviaStyle & Contest

As you know, I’m a Zevia fan. So when I was asked to participate in their #ZeviaStyle campaign and show how Zevia fits into my unique style. I was pleased to do so.

#ZeviaStyle - Simplified Bee

My pic shows my fresh, eclectic and multi-layered home decor style. The image also includes a punch of color, pattern and texture that also communicate my personal style. I couldn’t decide which Zevia flavor I like best, so included a variety. :)

Zevia would like to see what makes you an original too and are currently running #ZeviaStyle contest that anyone can enter. It’s really quite simple. Zevia  would like you to snap a picture of your unique style – think fashion, parenting, entertaining, cooking/baking, home decor, etc. and post it to Twitter or Instagram using #ZeviaStyle and you will receive a free 6-pack of Zevia. In addition, you are eligible to win a $100 Target gift card or other oodles of other fabulous prize handed out daily until September 5th. All pics will be curated in a style gallery and if you need more inspiration head here!

Just to be clear, here’s how to enter:
•              Anyone can enter. To qualify, please post to Instagram or Twitter, follow Zevia on the platform you post to, and use the #ZeviaStyle hashtag in your post.

•              Everyone who posts a #ZeviaStyle pic will receive a free six pack.  Additional prizes will be given daily including $100 Target gift cards.

•              Style gallery where all pics will be displayed: www.zevia.com/stylecontest

Can’t wait to see your #ZeviaStyle.

happy monday,

cristin
*this post was sponsored by Zevia, however all opinion are my own (as always!)

 

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Read full story By on August 25, 2014 in chinoiserie, color, contemporary decor, Entertaining, Features, Giveaways

Friday Finds :: Fave Memorial Day Sales

disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means Simplified Bee receives commission if you make a purchase using these links.

 

Memorial Day weekend is here! The day marks a special day of remembrance for the men and women who lost their lives in service of the United States of American. Many celebrate the weekend with backyard bbqs, picnics in the park and lounging at the beach. Wherever you are this holiday weekend, you don’t have to miss out on all the amazing deals from retailers because most can be found online. Here’s a round-up some of my favorite online Memorial Day Sales you’ll have to check out!

memorial day sales

Tom's // Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale


Nordstrom
: Half-Yearly Sale for Women’s & Kids (Spring markdowns on women’s & kids apparel, shoes, accessories and more) // Ends June 1 // Loving the classic summer stripes by Toms currently marked down!

white rattan scroll headboard // girl's bedroom

 Serena & Lily20% off everything // CODE SUMMER20 // Loving the vintage inspired rattan seahorse headboard featured in the little girl’s room above!

daydream believer t-shirt - Kids Gap #sale

Gap: Take 40% off regular price styles! Use code EVENT. Restrictions apply. // Ends 5/26 // I’m going to have to pick up this girl’s “daydream believer” tee!

indigo tie dye dress - Joie

Joie: Receive an extra 20% off sale items through 5/26 // CODE MDW20 // Loving the indigo tie dye dress above for summer – it’s under $100 with the promotion!

white snake skin handbag // Loeffler Randall #sale

Loeffler Randall: 30% off // Ends 5/26 // Loving the selection of handbags – the white snakeskin bag is stunning!

Channels Wallpaper in Beige by Kelly Wearstler #sale

 Kelly Wearstler: 20% off sitewide with purchases $250+ // CODE KWFAMILY // Ends 5/26 // I’m a huge fan of Kelly’s designs and love her fabrics and wallpaper especially. Channels in Copper/Beige (above) is a current fave!

Happy Memorial Day!

cristin

 

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Read full story By on May 23, 2014 in bedrooms, beds, discounts, fashion, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, wallpaper

Healthy Root Beer Float with Zevia

Recently the smart soda company, Zevia asked if I’d participate in a their “Flavors of Summer” campaign. I love Zevia, so it was a hands down yes. In fact, my family and I have been drinking Zevia sodas for years because they taste great and are sugar-free. What makes Zevia sweet you ask? The sweetness comes from the plant-based ingredient stevia – which makes it all natural and zero calories. Because there are no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, Zevia is a healthier soda and a smart choice. 

summertime root beer float table - simplified bee

For the campaign, Zevia asked me and a few other bloggers to create a summertime drink using one of their 15 yummy flavors. I polled my kids and they selected Zevia’s Ginger Root Beer. It’s what we use to create healthy root beer floats – the kids LOVE them. It also inspired me to created an intimate summertime root beer float party for kids.

healthy root beer float - simplified bee

Using a dairy free, coconut ice cream, I added two scoops to a chilled Zevia Ginger Root Beer, popped in a straw and a spoon – that’s it. So simple. It wouldn’t be the “Simplified Bee” if it was a complicated drink ;)

Zevia sugar-free root beer floats - simplified beesugar-free root beer floats - simplified bee

This healthy root beer is a great choice for kids with food allergies or sensitivities because with Zevia and coconut ice cream they can be made sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten free. It would be fun served at a summertime kids’ birthday party because always nice to have a dessert that the whole party can enjoy!

Check out all the other fun drink creations from other bloggers, vote for your favorite on  Zevia’s site or Facebook page!

root beer float table idea - simplified beesummer root beer floats table - simplified bee

For the decor, I selected a festive southwestern inspired table runner. The beautiful pattern and muted color palette inspired me to create the box and tray. I’ll be covering how I did it in a follow-up post.

earth-friendly party cutlery by susty party - simplified bee

And how cute are the compostable wood cutlery with grey stars? Susty Party supplied them and the other party supplies (including the plate below) that are all non toxic, renewable and compostable. Love that!!!

Zevia root beer float party - simplified beeZevia Flavors of Summer Pinterest Contest - Win $500

I’ve pinned all of my party images on this Pinterest board. Zevia would like see your own party details and what flavor inspires you the most too! Enter the Zevia Flavors of Summer Pinterest Contest and you may win a $500 grocery gift card.

Can’t wait to see your which flavor of Zevia you choose!

Cristin

*this post was in collaboration with Zevia and Susty Party, but as always my opinions are my own

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Read full story By on May 7, 2014 in Entertaining, Features, Holiday, Parties