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KK Lobster Party

KK Lobster Party

As I prepare for my annual 4th of July trip to Nantucket, we are taking a look back at my Summer ’18 trip. 

In a nod to east coast preppy of summers past, enjoy sailor motifs accented with vintage block prints and tonal geo’s. It’s nostalgia with a modern twist! Essential KK table-top, hostess gifts, home decor and the perfect all season leggings. Check out shots from KK’s summer kick off lobster clam bake in Nantucket with family & friends.

The color & charm of Nantucket are the inspirations for the KK summer collection. Enjoy!

Austin Mural Tour with Carrie Colbert

Austin Mural Tour with Carrie Colbert

There so many things I love about Austin, but one of my favorite things Austin has to offer is the amazing street art. People come from all over to see the creative wall art done by talented local artists. I’ve been wanting to do a mural tour for years now – and when I saw my friend and fellow creative Carrie Colbert’s Austin Mural Tour I was so inspired!

Carrie Colbert of carriecolbert.com is an inspiring women who started the “More Color, Please” movement, a movement focused on adding color back into every aspect of life.

After 17 years working in the energy industry, Carrie left the corporate world behind to embrace her creative side. In addition to being an author, investor in numerous female-founded businesses, and a champion for multiple philanthropic causes, Carrie also is a proud mom to her daughter Elle.

Wall 1: Love is the Question Love in the Answer Mural
Location: 1115 W. Lynn St., Austin, TX 78703

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Monstera Journal 

Wall 2: Colorful Stripes House at 508 Tequila Bar
Location: 508 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Carrie’s Note: Colorful stripes and tequila? A winning combination! Stop by this laid back tequila bar for a drink and photos.

Wall 3: Blue and White Diagonal Stripes
Location: 1500  W. North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Carries Note: Wall is very tall and design wraps around the building. You’ll find these fun stripes on the north and west sides of the building.

Wall 4: Purple Stripes at Parts & Labour
Location: 1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Carries Note: Note: Sadly, this business has now been demolished for a new development. Nevertheless, we had to include it, as it was a favorite of ours from the Austin wall scene.

Since its re-development, you will still find amazing wall art in this location. We stopped by to see the new art work that has since be created. The wall has many different sections with different color stories throughout

Product: Banana Leaves Folded Notecards
Product: In Check Tumbler
Product: The World is your Oyster Journal

Wall 5: Yum, Fresh mural at Steel City Pops
Location: 3001 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Carries Note: Particularly during the hot summer months, you’ll find a snack at Steel City Pops especially refreshing! Wall faces south, so it’s often in sun, but that only enhances the summery feel of the location.

Wall 6: Cornflower blue graphic tile wall at Lick Ice Creams
Location: 6555 Burnet Rd #200, Austin, TX 78757
Carries Note: This wall faces west, so morning light is best.

Wall 7: Heart Wall at Jack and Lola
Location: 503 W. Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
Carries Note: These colorful hearts aren’t a huge wall, but it’s a fun small vignette worth checking out.

Product: Goddess Journal

Wall 8: Groovy blues at Uptown Modern
Location: 5111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Carries Note: We can’t get enough of the 70s vibe of this wall!

For more inspiration from Carrie follow her on Instagram @carriec.

Oscar Party Ideas + Printables

Oscar Party Ideas + Printables

As I prepare for one of my favorite Sundays of the year, Oscars Sunday, I wanted to give you some Pinterest-inspired Oscars DIY ideas. Here’s some printable Oscars Decor to make your party one of a Kime!

Oscar Ballot – Print out for you and your guests to follow along.

Oscar Buzz Printable Champagne labels – Print out onto a label sheet and stick onto your champagne bottles to make customized Oscars Champagne

Popcorn Box Bands – Print these out and stick these Oscar labels on your popcorn boxes to spice up your popcorn bar

Oscars Tent Cards – Print, fold, and label our tent cards for each item in your popcorn bar

Gold Mason Jars Utensil Holders 

What you need:  
1. Gold metallic spray paint 
2. Mason jars 
3. Gold or Black Utensils 

Directions:
Spray paint the mason jars and let dry for 30-45 minutes or until dry. Add your utensils. 

Black Tie Napkins 

What you need:  
1. Black disposable napkins 
2. Black washi tape 

Directions: 
Black Tie Napkin Tutorial 

Photo: BHG.com

Popcorn Box Roses 

What you need:  
1. Popcorn box  
2. Roses  
3. Scissors 

Directions:  
Cut down the stem of your roses and place into the popcorn box 
Tip: You can put them in a small vase of water inside of the popcorn box 

Photo: Iheartnaptime.com

Gold Sugar Rimmed Champagne Glasses  

What you need:  
1. Champagne glasses 
2. Gold glitter sugar  
3. Simple syrup  
4. Champagne 

Directions: 
Set out edible gold glitter and simple syrup into separate small plates. Dip the top of the Champagne glass into the simple syrup and then into the gold glitter. Let sugar dry, add champagne and serve. 

Photo: hercampus.com

Popcorn Bar  

What you need: 
1. Popcorn  
2. 1 large popcorn bowl / tin  
3. Several small bowls / tins  
4. 3-4 sweets such as M&Ms, Reeses Pieces, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids 
5. 3-4 savory spices such as garlic salt, chili powder, truffle salt  
6. Several serving spoons 
7. Small popcorn containers / bowls 

Directions:  
Set out popcorn in a large tin / popcorn bowl, set out and label each sweet & spice, add serving spoons with each sweet/spice bowl. 

Photo: Popsugar.com

A Star Is Born Cheese Tray 

What you need:
1. Cheese (we used cheddar)
2. Crackers
3. Star shaped cookie cutter
4. Tray

Directions:
Cut cheese with the star cookie cutter and place on the tray with crackers.

Photo: Mycheapversionoftherapy.com

Download and print the labels for your Oscars party.

The Oscars Playlist

Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

The Big Unknown – Sade / Windows

Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga / A Star Is Born

I’ll Fight – Jennifer Hudson / RBG

I’ll Never Love You Again – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

Trip a Little Light Fantastic – Emily Blunt / Mary Poppin Returns

All the Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA / Black Panther

When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings – Willie Watson, Tim Black Nelson / The Balad of Buster Scruggs

Girl in the Movies – Dolly Parton / Dumplin’

We Won’t Move – Arlissa / The Hate You Give

The Place Where Lost Things Go – Emily Blunt / Mary Poppin Returns

Why Did You Do That – Lady Gaga / A Star Is Born

A Place Called Slaughter Race – Sarah Silverman / Ralph Breaks The Internet

Wakanda – Ludwig Grandson / Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

That Old Black Magic – The Green Copacabana Orchestra / The Green Book

Black Eyes – Bradley Cooper / A Star Is Born

A Galentine’s Happy Hour

A Galentine’s Happy Hour

Celebrating love is easy when you are surrounded by amazing people. Valentine’s Day generally revolves around a person’s significant other, but in the past few years, Galentine’s Day evolved. Celebrating the love of the women in your life is something we can get behind. We are lucky to be a team full of wonderful girls and one amazing male intern (Hey, Javier!). Here’s a look into our Team DIY Galentine’s Happy Hour.

Inspired by Pinterest, we made a hand-painted table runner that turned out so cute and chic. Our goal for this event was to put a creative, non-cheesy spin on classic Valentine’s decorations.

Place cards are always a fun way to spice up a table display. We used our Goddess Folded Notecards cut in half to make DIY place cards.


You can’t forget to get a little gift for all your girls. We all got Love Collection Journals in our favorite Katie Kime prints and monogram. Monogrammed gifts are always a great way to make your gift personalized and feel special.

KK Cocktails at Picnik

Founder Naomi Seifter started her wildly popular health food and drink concept Picnik in 2013 in a shipping container on Austin’s South Lamar Boulevard. It quickly became the go-to spot for grabbing to-go gluten-free breakfast and lunch items, butter coffee, and bone broth. She opened her first brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2016, and it’s now a buzzing spot from the sunny morning breakfast (the harvest hash with change your life) to the dimly lit cocktail hour. We took a seat at the bar to learn the secrets to their low sugar take on a margarita.

 

Wearing our Tye earrings in black, bartender Taylor Trees mixed up the tasty concoction. When it comes to cocktail ingredients at Picnik, they take the same approach as they do with food when it comes to sourcing the most fresh and clean ingredients, like potato vodkas and gins paired with muddled fruits and herbs and a house-simple syrup made from pure maple syrup and raw, local honey. And, keeping things seasonal is a priority. Think warm citrus, spiced butternut and maple for fall and winter, and bright berries and herbs for spring and summer. Cheers for this margarita (which is always in season in Austin)!

 

Ingredients:

– 2 oz Organic Blanco Tequila

– 1/4 oz Raw Honey 

– 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 

– 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

– 1/2 oz of your favorite seasonal fruit pureé (Acai, Strawberry, Pomegranate, Mango) 

– Pink Himalayan Salt

– Lime Wedge

 

Directions:

Combine tequila, raw honey, orange juice, lime juice, and fruit puree into a mixing glass or tin. Add ice, top with shaker tin, and shake for approx. 6 seconds, until properly mixed and diluted. Over ice, strain liquid into an ice filled rocks glass, garnished with Pink Himalayan Salt and a Lime Wedge. 

 

 

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