Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
A few weekends ago my best gals treated me to an amazingggg weekend at the Four Seasons in Orlando. It was the perfect way to celebrate (& relax) before my upcoming wedding. I couldn’t resist making an invitation and came up with this fun/funny print to represent the weekend. I had it printed on tote bags and Sarah helped me fill them with the cutest items…
Inside the bag: Kitty ears // heart sunglasses // custom SK tumbler c/o shindigz// custom Sk print on a coffee travel cup c/o shindigz// kitty eye mask // kitty face masks (these were hysterical!)/rose gold mask/ sephora coconut mask // Lila Rose and La Croix // ring pops and champagne bears by sugarfina // rx bars // custom SK designed chapstickc/o shindigz}
Champagne, brunch, kitties, etc…all the important things…
The Four Seasons welcomed us with this beautiful spread of champagne and macarons!
I wore this fun Filly Boo dress from Free People (on sale now!), Rainbow Raye shoes from Revolve (also on sale now) & floral clutch I got in NYC at Anthropologie last month 🙂
Hanging out by the beautiful pool
They couldn’t resist embarrassing me in Anthropologie, posing with my products. Really though, I love how excited they get to see my illustrations in stores 🙂
Saturday we had brunch at Briar Patch in Winter Park and walked around the Farmers Market. Then we headed to Disney Springs for some shopping.
There was a Halloween trick or treating event which was pretty funny to people watch and see all the costumes. This police offer definitely chose the right group of girls to ask for a photo with lol
These two and their opposite styles! Ha.
Cami’s look // Liz’s look
It was nice to just hang at the hotel since there is so much to do there. We went to the rooftop bar, coffee shop and of course made use of the amazing spa!
The four seasons seriously went over and beyond. Best service ever period. They left the sweetest note and these Missoni mouse ears in the room for me!
Thank you Four Seasons + Sadie, Heather, Cami, Liz & Sarah for the best weekend!
Until next time…
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
I created these fun watercolor leaf tags as a printable! Whoo! I love Halloween / fall so much and have been experimenting with decor and crafts this year! I think they would be perfect place cards for Halloween or even Thanksgiving. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to write directly on them or not so I used a black tag to write names. You could write over the leaf or even on the back to keep it more simple. I used twine to tie them on and wrapped extra around the stems to look like a pumpkin vine.
Download the printable here and be sure to tag me @shannonkirsten if you use them!
Monday, October 1st, 2018
Can’t even believe I’m typing those words. How?! I’m trying to look forward at all the happy things to come and everything I love about this season (plus our WEDDING around the corner!)
These are a few of my favorite fall designs, all available in the shop.
Wishing you all the pumpkin spice lattes and crisp fall mornings.
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
YOU MAY REMEMBER I MADE FLUFFLY BEAUTIFUL SCONES BACK AROUND CHRISTMAS WITH STRAWBERRIES AND HAVE SINCE EXPERIMENTED WITH OTHER FRUITS (ON IG). SAME BASIC SCONE RECIPE BECAUSE IT’S SO PERFECT. THE ONLY REAL CHANGE IS I DITCHED THE GLAZE BECAUSE THE WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS MAKE THEM SWEET ENOUGH. HERE IS THE ORIGINAL RECIPE IF FRUITY TREATS ARE MORE YOUR THING. I PROMISE THESE ARE SO GOOD. ALMOST EVERYONE I SERVED THEM TO WAS LIKE UHHH WHY ARE THEY GREEN?! THEN THEY TRIED ONE AND WERE LIKE HOLY COW, YES.
FOR THE SCONES:
2 CUPS FLOUR
3 TABLESPOONS SUGAR
1 TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
6 TABLESPOONS BUTTER
1 TABLESPOON OF MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER
1 CUP HEAVY CREAM, PLUS ANOTHER 1-2 TABLESPOONS FOR BRUSHING
1/4 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
1/2 CUP OF WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS
PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 400. IN A LARGE BOWL, WHISK TOGETHER THE FLOUR WITH BAKING POWDER, SUGAR, SALT AND MATCHA POWDER. CUT THE BUTTER INTO SMALL CUBES AND WORK INTO THE MIXTURE WITH YOUR HANDS TO FORM A COARSE MEAL, LUMPS OF BUTTER WITHIN THIS MIXTURE ARE OKAY. ADD 1 CUP OF HEAVY CREAM AND THE VANILLA EXTRACT. STIR WITH A FLAT SPATULA UNTIL DOUGH STARTS TO FORM BUT DON’T OVER MIX IT! STIR IN THE WHITE CHIPS. TRANSFER DOUGH TO A FLOURED CUTTING BOARD OR COUNTER TOP AND KNEAD IT BY HAND INTO A BALL. PAT DOWN THE DOUGH INTO A THICK CIRCLE. THEN CUT THE DOUGH INTO 8 EVEN TRIANGLES. LINE A BAKING SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER AND TRANSFER SCONES TO THE SHEET. LIGHTLY BRUSH THE TOPS WITH THE ADDITIONAL HEAVY CREAM. BAKING FOR APPROXIMATELY 15-18 MINUTES. SCONES ARE TYPICALLY BEST SERVED THE DAY THEY ARE MADE BUT WILL KEEP FOR ABOUT 2-3 DAYS IN AN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER.