Think Pink

Fall is officially upon us and I have all things pink on the brain. Not only because it’s a rather trendy color for the season but also because the color pink is the designated hue for Breast Cancer Awareness, and October just happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Organizations from all across the US will be participating in the fight against breast cancer by going pink and I’m honored to be participating as well!

This year, I’ve been invited to be one of the vendors at a local Mammogram Party in my hometown. The event will offer mammograms by donation to women without a prior appointment, while also raising awareness about the disease, and helping in the fight for a cure.

I’ll be putting together a display of breast cancer awareness baking and party supplies for sale locally and also in limited quantities in my Etsy shop for the month of October. Not only can we bake for a cure, but we can also celebrate the strength and courage of all women and families affected, while also supporting a great cause.

With the event just a few weeks away, and breast cancer awareness such a huge part the coming month, I’ve put together a board that I can draw from to style and design my vendor space. I hope to also provide inspiration to everyone affected by the disease.

Think Pink! - Breast Cancer Awareness Inspiration by PLD

For the vendor event, I’ll be working with a color scheme of pink and gold/silver. The setup will be all white and clean with a few small floral arrangements and pops of pink in a variety of shades. I’ll be carrying everything from cookie cutters, to paper straws, baking cups, sprinkles and more. As I work on projects for the event, I’ll be sure to share them here, so you can see how it all comes together!

Visit my Etsy shop for a look at the Breast Cancer Awareness Products currently in Stock. I’ll have more to sell in the coming weeks!

Source: 1 Ribbon Cookie Cutter 2 Rock Candy 3 Sprinkles 4 Glitter 5 Posh Paper Straws 6 Apothecary Jars 7 Floral Arrangement 8 Free Prints 9 Striped Baking Cups 10 Chevron Baking Cups

There are so many ways to help raise awareness and fight for the cure! For more information and details on how you can do so, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A portion of all proceeds from breast cancer related products sold by Posh Little Designs will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Think Pink. Raise Awareness. Fight for a Cure.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a lovely Saturday!

xo

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Bride’s Night Out

Bride’s Night Out (BNO) is a wedding showcase that takes place in Spokane Washington annually. The event features some of the top local vendors from all over our State that come together to provide inspiration, ideas, and advice to bride’s on their big day! This year I am thrilled to be working with Dana from Spokane Bridal Blog and SBB Marketplace who will have a showcase at BNO. I will be supplying various wedding themed products from my Etsy Shop, for sale at the event!

Here’s a peek at some of the Posh products that will be available for purchase at BNO 2013. Everything from themed cookie cutters, trendy paper straws, baking cups and more!

Paper Straws by Posh Little Designs Paper Straws - Posh Little Designs Posh Little Designs Products - Paper Straws Bustier Cookie Cutter PLD Products - Cookie Cutters, Paper Straws Bridal Shower Cookie Cutter Collection by PLD PLD Products - Paper Straws, Baking Cups, Cookie Cutters

Many of the items, such as the floral and chevron straws, baking cups and toppers are new stock and will be available in my shop very soon!

If you are a local bride-to-be and interested in attending Bride’s Night Out, you still have time! The event takes place this Friday, September 27, 2013 from 5-8 PM. Tickets are just $10.00 when purchased in advance and $15.00 at the door.

Find out more details about the event here: BNO

Thanks for reading! I have another vendor event coming up in the next few weeks, so there’s plenty on my end to accomplish! I’ll have much more to share soon.

xo

 All images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013

Make: Spiked Candied Apples (V)

Lately I’ve had Fall parties on the brain and I’m itching to throw a celebration in this theme. If and when I do, I’ll certainly be making some fall themed treats featuring some of my favorite items of the season. Speaking of favorite seasonal items, one of mine is the apple. My mother in law just happens to have 3 apple trees at her house so recently, the girls, my hubby and I took a trip out to her place to stock up. We ended up with enough to make a double batch of crisp, and still had plenty leftover to spare.

Apples

As you can see the apples are fairly small (4-5 inches in size). I’m not quite sure of their name, but their crisp and tartness makes them perfect for baking and ideal for bite-sized desserts. Many ideas for the leftover apples came to mind, but I settled on a treat that would test out my candy making skills. The treat that I’m speaking of, is the candied apple, but this time I’ve added a grown up twist!

Spiked Candied Apples by PLD

The twist is in the form of spiced rum, because I love the way apples and rum pair together. If you have a gathering to attend this fall, try making these! Their size makes them easy for party guests to enjoy, and they can be easily dressed up in a way that will fit the color scheme of your celebration. I tried this concept out with paper straws (visit my Etsy shop to see all the colors available) and a little bit of bakers twine for the posh factor.

Cocktail or Halloween Party anyone?!

Spiked Candied Apples (V)

The spiced rum candied sugar shell adds an unexpected kick to this fall party favorite and pairs perfectly with the tartness of the homegrown apples. There is also no dairy or soy ingredients in this recipe so it’s also vegan friendly.

Ingredients/Supplies

1 sheet parchment paper

Candy thermometer

striped paper straws, popsicle sticks, sucker sticks, or skewers (12)

12 very small tart apples

2 cups raw turbinado sugar

1 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup spiced rum

1/4 cup boiling water

4/5 drops red food coloring

Red sugar sprinkles (optional)

Spiked candied apples - supplies

Instructions

Wash and pat dry apples.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Begin the process of coring the apples. If you’ll be using the paper straws, gently remove the apple stem and twist the straw into the center of the apple (at the stem) applying pressure until the straw is firmly in place. You can then cut the straw in half and use it to core your next apple. Repeat these steps until all apples are cored.

If you’re using another device to core your apples, just repeat the same steps as above. Set apples aside.

In a pot, combine sugar, corn syrup, spiced rum and boiling water.

Mix ingredients together and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Be sure not to leave your sugar mixture unattended for long as it can easily burn. It should be watched with a close eye. Once it reaches the temperature of 250 degrees, turn it down to low temperature heat and add food coloring. Stir to blend.

Spiked Candied Apples

Once the color is blended, your apples are ready for dipping! Tilt the pot on an angle and begin dipping each apple until it’s fully submerged in an even layer of the spiked candy.

Gently turn the dipped apple to remove any excess coating, dip in sugar crystals and place on parchment paper.

Repeat these steps for each apple, then set aside to harden.

They will harden quickly, but be sure they’ve cooled before serving.

They can be stored in the fridge, to chill quicker, but should be eaten within 24 hours.

Display on a decorative tray or dessert table and they’re ready to enjoy.

Candied Apple Recipe Source: About.com

Spiked Candied Apples

Cheers to Fall!!

posh little tip ~ Would you like to serve these for your child’s party instead? Simply omit the alcohol, and use a full 1/2 cup of boiling water for a fun kid friendly treat!

What’s your favorite fall fruit or recipe to make?

Looking for more fall party treats to try? Check out the mini apple crisp I made last season.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for reading.

xo

This concept is a Posh Little Designs original with the exception of the candy apple recipe as referenced above. All images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013

Trends: Pantone + Paper Straws

Paper straws are among some of the hottest ongoing trends for parties, weddings and celebrations. I obsess over them a bit and I’m always sure to have a variety of colors on hand when I throw a party. They’re an ideal accessory for drinks and treats and add add an element of whimsy and chicness to the ordinary. These days they’re available in almost any color and design and tie in perfectly with the trends that we see throughout the seasons.

For Spring we saw many pastel tones, with mint, peach and blush all the rage, but now that we’re moving into Fall, expect to see deepened hues in almost jewel like tones, as per Pantone’s Fall picks for 2013. Along with these colors, you will see neutrals such as browns and grays to balance out the brighter shades.

The eye catching hues can be expected in women’s fashions, home decor, bridal fashion, wedding decor and themed celebrations for the remainder of the year.

And with these colors so on trend, I’ve put together a display of the paper straws that I carry in my Etsy Shop that just so happen to coincide with the colors for Fall, according to Pantone.

With that said, if you have plans to throw some parties from now until the end of the year, be sure to add in the hottest color accessories to your party beverages and dessert displays this season!

Pantone Color trends - + Paper Straws - Posh Little DesignsPantone Color Display via Style Pantry

What do you think about the picks for Fall 2013 and what are your favorite colors?

Follow the link to shop these colors and more now. Just $3.75 per package and perfect for your posh parties.

Check back soon for more!

xo

End of summer-gram

My daughter heads back to preschool today, so our summer is officially over, but what an amazing 3 months we had.

Just one week ago I wasn’t quite sure I felt ready for fall, but after visiting some of my favorite shops and purchasing a few items for my wardrobe, I’ve pretty much decided I’m ready to welcome it with open arms. Not to mention the fact that we’ve already made two batches of vegan apple crisp from homegrown apples and I had my fantasy football draft for an all girl’s league this past week!

Yes, I got the push that I needed to transition into fall mode, which means I’ll have seasonal concepts and inspiration to share with you soon.

Until then, here’s a peek at how the last few weeks of our summer went down, captured via Instagram of course. 20130904-103459.jpg

There’s nothing I love more than quality time with my hubby and two girls, lunches with a view and mason jar summer cocktails. Local olive oil and vinegar tastings, fresh flowers from the public market, macaron heaven, day trips to Vancouver, a new favorite accessory from urban outfitters and lastly a little football bling to kick off the fantasy season.

The images of the orchids were a surprise to me from my husband for our 8th wedding anniversary. The phalaenopsis orchid is my favorite flower and the blooms I chose for our wedding.

As memorable of a summer it was, let’s just say I’m more than ready for Fall now!

How did you spend the last few weeks of summer? I’d love to hear from you all!

Thanks as always for reading!!

Catch up with Posh on Instagram.

xo