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How to: Make the Perfect DIY Housewarming Basket

by Lovelola

How to: Make the Perfect DIY Housewarming Basket
Whether having a baby, getting married, or moving to a new house, transitional periods of life are a perfect time to give a thoughtful gift to friends and family. It's a simple act of love that can significantly impact the recipients. It might just be a few little household items, but they are household items that come with an intrinsic value deeper than kitchen towels or recipe cards., because it comes from a place of thoughtfulness and care. And in the end, that's what the receiving party will remember.    

The options are endless for items to include in your basket. Here, I included:

  • Kitchen towels from Anthropologie,
  • My favorite magazine,
  • Greenery (this succulent party favor also makes a great housewarming gift!),
  • Recipe cards from Rifle Paper Co.,
  • a bottle of wine

I don't know about you, but after packing, moving, and unpacking boxes, all I want to do is prop my feet up and sit with a glass of wine. Your friends will certainly appreciate the gesture in this gift!

Some other items you can consider including in your basket might be: a candle, a cook book, measuring cups, a bottle opener, or flowers. 

To assemble your basket:

1. Collect a cute wicker basket and some lace material. Line the inside of the basket with the lace, letting some of the material hang off the sides.

2. Put the largest items in first. For this basket, the magazine was the biggest, so I put it in first and built the basket with the magazine as the base.

3. Choose the second largest items to assemble next. The kitchen towels and bottle of wine fit perfectly up against the magazine. 

4. Finalize the basket by dropping in the recipe cards and the succulent.

Your friends will not only be impressed with the items, but they will be impressed with the look as well. Enjoy!

 

Lauren Foster is the founder and editor of LoveLola. On on any given day, you’ll find her cooking, thrifting, and dreaming of life in the city. She's constantly seeking out adventure, embracing every moment of this beautiful life.  Stay in touch: 
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Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch

by Lovelola

Inspired by Spring: Creating the Perfect Brunch
I think Spring is definitely worth celebrating. After a long, cold winter the sun starts to shine and flowers begin to bloom. It's as if life starts all over again. So to celebrate, I put together a little brunch.    

I kept the decor simple with fresh flowers from Whole Foods, and I incorporated my vintage china and amber glassware. I used some old mason jars from the thrift store as a vase for the centerpieces.

You can build your own collection of mismatched china by visiting a local antique or thrift store. It adds great color and variety to your table. A lot of the vintage floral designs you find on older plates are also perfect for a spring palette.

For the beverages, I served sparkling apple pomegranate juice and mimosas. The apple pomegranate juice was a great alternative for those that aren't huge fans of orange juice. To make, combine the following in a large pitcher:

  • 4 cups of unfiltered apple juice
  • 3 cups of pomegranate Juice
  • 2 cups of club soda. 

You've got to have sparkling beverage to celebrate!

The other items on the menu consisted of a large variety of fresh fruit, homemade baked donuts, and little ham biscuits. The thing I love about throwing parties is that I can add my own touch and taste to the menu and decor. Don't miss this window of opportunity where the weather outside is perfect to host it outdoors. 

Have fun!

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Lauren Foster is the founder and editor of LoveLola. On on any given day, you’ll find her cooking, thrifting, and dreaming of life in the city. She's constantly seeking out adventure, embracing every moment of this beautiful life.  Stay in touch: 
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