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Minted Curated Collection

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my big announcement on Monday morning: a curated collection for Minted. I am thrilled to partner with Minted as one of their first curators.

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite party and home essentials by Minted, and they’re now available to you in one, beautiful place. Some of my favorite items are Minted’s new home decor linens and fabrics.

Stock up on linens because they are a great way to bring a little jazz to each party without breaking the bank. In fact, Minted’s table linens start at only $24 for 2 napkins. A steal.

Then, use Minted’s pillow collection to swap out your sofa accessories for different party themes.

I’ve pulled some of my favorite items from my curated collection to show you how to create a winter cocktail party using Minted’s home and paper lines. I love the moodiness of the black and white.

I am thrilled to partner with Minted as one of their first curators. Shop my collection! | http://www.minted.com/store/annettejosephstyle

I would probably want to replicate this gorgeous flower arrangement from a recent dinner I had with the Minted team, gorgeous right?

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  1. Scallops Pillow
  2. Painted Oval Chain Pillow
  3. Pop. Fizz. Clink. party invitation
  4. Florals Table Runner
  5. Brushed Scallops napkins

Of course, Minted has loads of lovely items for spring, too, and I am equally as excited to start using them to brighten up my table and home for the impending warmer weather. How darling is this floral table runner? Find the items here along with tons of others in my Curated Collection for Minted.

What Minted items are you most excited to add to your own party closet?

xx, Annette

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Color I’m Crushing On:: Red

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With Valentine’s Day this weekend, it only seemed appropriate to wrap-up the week with a color I’m certainly crushing on recently: red. I love red. In fact, I love it so much that my work table in my office is a vibrant red shade. What can I say? It keeps me focused throughout the day.

Traditionally, the color red evokes feelings of energy, vigor, and of course, passion. Incorporate red into your wardrobe, your office, and even your kitchen for a punch of color. Add a subtle splash of it whenever you can, but most of all, enjoy being festive with the ones you love this weekend.

  1. Record Player
  2. Diptyque candle
  3. Sephora cream lip lip stain
  4. Swingline stapler
  5. Tory Burch saddle bag
  6. Martiniano glove shoe
  7. Hay storage boxes
  8. Williams-Sonoma heart platter
  9. KitchenAid stand mixer

What’s your favorite way to enjoy red?

xx, Annette

 

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A Nutty Valentine’s Day treat

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Hi Everyone! I’m Nicole, Annette’s blog manager. When Annette asked me to share a Valentine’s Day post with you, I couldn’t wait to get started. Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become one of my favorite holidays.

Whether you’re celebrating with a significant other, your best friends, your children, or your coworkers, it’s a day to stop and remember the good and loving people around you.

My husband and I live in a quaint little neighborhood in Atlanta, and we happen to have some of the best neighbors around. They get packages off of our porch if we’re not home, smile and ask about what we’re up to, and make it a point to always look out for us. As a street, we take care of each other; I love the camaraderie!

I decided I wanted to give a little token of appreciation to each of my neighbors (a nutty Valentine’s Day treat!), and I knew the first place to look was Minted. Minted is an online marketplace for independent artists and designers, and a vibrant playground for paper lovers like me.

You can find everything from photo backdrops to home decor at Minted, but this time of year, I love looking through their Valentine’s Day cards. Of course, Minted has a large selection of photo cards, postcards, and greeting cards, but did you know that Minted also has classroom valentines?

I’ve always enjoyed how cheeky and funny kids’ classroom cards can be, so I knew I would find exactly what I was looking for…and I did! Minted kindly sent me a set of these Nuts Classroom Valentine’s Day cards for the neighbors’ treats. With Minted’s easy to use personalization options, I was able to change the color, select my own wording, add a scalloped edge, and include an adorably nutty background. So cute!

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Once my Valentine’s arrived (within a week!), I picked up some cute food-safe pails** from my local craft store along with Valentine’s Day crafting supplies. I used scrapbooking stickers and ric-rac washi tape to decorate each pail before filling it with Annette’s Big Game Snack Mix from her book, Picture Perfect Parties.

Her snack mix packs a punch and includes a lot of flavors that meld so well together. Plus, who doesn’t love snack mix? Annette’s mix is incredibly easy to toss together and requires no extra work other than picking up the ingredients from your local grocery store. I love that I didn’t have to dirty any dishes, pots, or pans and just could just mix everything together. Her recipes are great like that!

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I can’t wait to leave each of these pails on my neighbors porches as a fun little Valentine’s Day surprise. Let me know if you find any other cute uses for classroom Valentine’s beyond the classroom. Minted has a great selection, and I’m excited to hear your ideas! Thanks for having me, Annette!

xo, Nicole

Thanks to Minted for sending me the classroom valentines seen here in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

**Be sure to read the labels to get food safe containers for any food crafting.

Photos: Nicole Letts

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Kentucky Derby Party- Think like a stylist

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Last year I designed a Kenucky Derby themed party for Minted . With a few touches and a nod to the race, it was a pretty simple party to pull together. As a stylist, I also try to come up with a color theme, and then go from there. In this case greens and pinks, with silver and gold touches, roses, silver trophies, and a touch of vintage was the thing.

Here’s a list of of elements of the party you can easily put together.

1. Rent some trophies: most local antique or vintage stores have no problem renting things (think like a stylist)

2. You can also get vintage ribbons online, or again rent them from a vintage store.

3. Buy plastic horses: I suggest going to Amazon  spray paint them gold

4. Use candy jars and fill them with the plastic horses

5. Flowers? Roses of course.

6. Paper fans can be used to make winners’ ribbons

7. Find vintage riding photos in black and white to create a collage

8. Serve mint juleps with striped straws

9. Use mint julep cups for arrangements

9. Ask guests to wear hats, and have a “best hat” contest

Let me know how it goes.

Just know: by collecting a few horse themed things and choosing just the right color scheme, you can have a wonderful day at the races. …and they’re off!

Photos By: Leslie Graham

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west elm Bridal Registry Launch

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I am so excited to be involved with west elm Atlanta and their team once again. They always do such a flawless job with events. Last fall they threw me the most amazing book signing ever! I am a huge fan and I’m always honored to be a part of anything they ask me to do.

This weekend I will be participating in an amazing Bridal Event. west elm is offering a Bridal Registry for the first time. I know, “where was this when I got married?” Right?! Well you lucky Brides-to-be now have an opportunity to register for all things west elm.

Please join me along with some incredible local wedding vendors, for a fun afternoon out full of inspiration. This is an opportunity to explore ways to make your own wedding unique and special. You’ll get to meet and greet with some of the best in the wedding biz and all at one time!

I will help you plan what to register for to make your own perfect “Party Pantry.” I will also be doing a Q&A, book signing for my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties, plus designing 5 reception tables with help from west elm and Victory Blooms owner, floral designer Megan Dunlap. To kick of this fabulous party enjoy bubbly from Drync and nibbles by one of the best caterers in Atlanta: Dennis Dean Catering. Wander and mingle with wedding vendors and event planners. Minted will supply fun backdrops for selfies and decor. Sound fun?

Please RSVP and we will see you there! I am so excited to meet all you Brides and talk everything wedding and entertaining!

Watch me on Better Mornings Atlanta on Friday June 20th I’ll be sharing details of Sunday’s event.

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