Hope you are all enjoying your Monday so far! It has been a rainy one here… Wait. What? Yes. Rain! I am loving this right now. Anywho, so sorry about the lack of postage! We are so excited for Wilhelm’s Daughters to launch! We have had a few setbacks with the new design, but hope to have it up and running very soon! I am so excited to start this new little adventure.
In the meantime…. Let’s just look at how rad this all is. Agreed…right??
My wonderful friend Taylor invited me over for some much needed Mojito action and pool time. Living in Arizona, it’s almost a necessity.
Being the fabulous mixologist that she is, she gave me her directions for some yummy Raspberry Mojitos. Try them out and enjoy!
“Bring in the Preserves”
What you’ll need:
2 oz Raspberry Preserves (or blueberry or blackberry)
7 Fresh plucked mint leaves
1 oz Lime Juice
2 oz White Rum
Splash of Sparkling Water
1. Start with your preserves of choice and the freshly plucked mint and muddle. For those of you unfamiliar with the process of muddling, basically mix together until mashed and all the flavors are just ready to take on the the rum!
2. Add your lime juice and Rum and top with sparkling water and some ice cubes! That’s it! You could even get fancy and add some mint leaves to the top for garnish.
Well like I have mentioned in posts past, we will be going through some changes on this blog. About a year ago, Katie and I decided to take this to the next level and update our look and identity. We thought long and hard about all the possible names, logos, colors, styles. We finally settled on our new name: Wilhelm’s Daughters.
It all stems from our great great grandfather Wilhelm Kuhne who came to America from Germany with his Swiss sweetheart, O’Tilly Wettstein. They ended up in Illinois with Wilhelm working as a dressmaker in downtown Chicago. The creativity was passed down from generation to generation, filling our family tree with photographers, painters, seamstresses, and even a toy designer. You could say that creativity is in our blood. As Katie Jean Designs makes it’s move to Brooklyn, New York, we introduce our new site (coming soon) where we, Wilhelm’s Daughters, share our loves, our style, and anything else we feel like sharing with you all! You can follow our adventures in Phoenix and Brooklyn, with our favorite local spots, new favorite trends, or finds, and everything in between!
Our site is not quite ready to launch, but we will of course let all you beautiful people know as soon as it’s ready for you to see! Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
It’s one of those nights. You’re not in the best mood, and the internet (Etsy in my case) sucks you in. It’s also a rare night in Arizona…. it’s raining! It was windy and haboob-ish all day. Then came the down pour! What the heck Phoenix?
By the way if you don’t know what a haboob is…
They are pretty annoying. Any way…. as Etsy entranced me… thought I would post some favorite finds of the evening.
I can’t believe I started blogging, already 1 year ago… and so much has changed! Our blog is heading for a whole new start and I can’t wait to share it with you all!
I have been running around crazy lately with my busy schedule. But one thing that is coming up for me…I am moving! I am moving into a small guest house in Willo, the greatest historic district in Phoenix. I cant wait to give it my own little touch and share it. This is basically the first time I have been able to completely give a place my own style and make it my own. Can’t wait to show you all once it’s all done.
Anyways! To celebrate our almost 1 year birthday, here are some pretty little finds.
The holiday season came and went, and took my computer’s hard drive along with it! So sorry for my lack of postage as of late. But I am back! Still not as strong as before, but slowly but surely. (aka, as soon as I get my computer fixed)
I hope you all enjoyed your lovely holidays and the time with your families and friends. Mine were just grand. 🙂
In celebration of a new year… here are some new fun discoveries on Etsy!
I may not be engaged, as I have said before. Or even in a relationship to lead to a ring. But that doesn’t mean I can’t swoon over some gorgeous things that may or may not make a future appearance at my one-day wedding. 🙂