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Pumpkin Spice Latte
It’s that time of year again; cozy socks, warm sweaters, and hot drinks! One of the office favorites this year is the Pumpkin Spice Latte! It is very simple to make and very delicious! It even tastes exactly like the Starbucks version! Make sure you follow the recipe exactly for the best results!
We found this recipe from A Farmgirl’s DabblesThis recipe makes about 7 to 8 homemade lattes, so you may want to scale it down a bit of you’re just trying it out!
Pumpkin Spice Mixture:
- 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
- 2 c. whole milk
- ½ c. sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 2 T. pure vanilla extract
- 1 T. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. ground dried ginger
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- ¼ tsp. allspice
Assemble the Pumpkin Spice Latte:
- strong coffee
- slightly sweetened whipped cream
- dark chocolate shavings
Pumpkin Spice Mixture:
In a blender, combine all the pumpkin spice mixture ingredients. Puree for about 30 seconds. For a smoother mixture, puree for a couple more minutes, or until the mixture is to your desired consistency.
Assemble the Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Pour 1/2 cup (more or less, depending on your preference) of the pumpkin spice mixture into a large mug. Microwave for about 20 seconds, then add 1 cup of hot strong brewed coffee and stir. Top with a nice lofty pile of sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle lightly with a bit of cinnamon.
Pour the remaining pumpkin spice mixture into a jar, top with a lid and store in the refrigerator. When ready to make another drink, shake the jar well and repeat the assembly of the pumpkin spice latte. The pumpkin spice mixture will keep pretty well for 1 week in the refrigerator.
Thank you, A Farm Girl’s Dabbles!
We were honored to be able to coordinate the wedding of Betsy and Jeff. What a great IU Wedding! How doe you like the way we designed the end zone???? Here is a “teaser” from Northernlight Filmworks. We will have more to come soon. All of you IU fans are gonna cheer for this one!
Want a WOW FACTOR for the entry of your next fabulous event? Use glow stones. These little stones are a tremendous way to add impact and wow to any entry or exit. Set a tone for your event as guests arrive with this magical path. These pebbles are non-toxic, photo-luminescent and waterproof. Just expose them to a light for 10 minutes, and they will illuminate for up to 12 hours. (No electricity required.) Mix them with pavement or gravel for a stunning surprise.
Wow, wow, wow!
We can’t wait to use them!
Hello! My name is Leah Streeval and I have the pleasure of interning for Kim King Smith Events this summer! I am so excited about this opportunity to learn about the event planning business and all the work that goes on behind scenes.
In the fall, I will be starting my senior year at Anderson University. I am pursuing a degree in communication arts with a minor in entrepreneurship. At AU, I am a cheerleader as well as part of the Student Alumni Association and Public Relations Student Society of America. This year, I have the honor of being president of ΦΛΣ. The group is full of wonderful women who I am blessed to be sisters with.
I have always loved planning events for school and church functions as well as nights out with the girls. This internship will be a great experience to take what I already know and apply it while learning more while I go.
Have a blessed day!
Always trying to be “fashion forward”, we must tell you about Lancel creating the Brigitte Bardot Bag. For those of you who do not know this fashion and beauty icon, you must! Bardot was a French naturelle beauty and nonconformist that had Hollywood in the palm of her hand during the early 60′s. She was a legend in beauty and fashion, so we just loved discovering the Lancel designer BB Bag they have created in honour of her.
Lancel describes Bardot as “anti-conventional, archi-natural, too beautiful” and we agree. The tousled blonde remains the “absolute symbol of French Legerete”. All of the fashions she launched are today’s more than ever; skinny, ankle length jeans and ballet “flatties” slippers-the jeans and shoes we all adore today!
We love that this nonconformist went out “on the edge” with her wedding dress too. She was the FIRST to dare wear a plunging neckline, wasp waist and cotton pink gingham, yes gingham, dress on her wedding day. Needless to say, it made the cover of every fashion magazine.
Oh, Brigitte, thank you for making fashion daring, fun and timeless. Thank you for allowing us to have sexy, tousled locks and making a blonde craze that never stopped. Thank you for inventing the “smoky eye” with eyeliner extended into a defined almond shape and heavy lashes; something we have imitated, but never accomplished like you. Thank you for making St. Tropez a place we could read about, dream about and travel to. But most of all thank you for being yourself plus making your Hollywood era so much fun (47 films and 80 songs) .
The Lancel design team, has made your new bag just as we should expect. The signature BB monogrammed charms, the satchel style (lined in no other than pink gingham) and the variety of color to make it exactly whatever we dare it to be. Just like you; unexpected, dazzling and unforgettable!
PS Your handbag is beautiful and we would go out on a limb and pick the pink one.
Special thanks to Harvey Nichols Department Store and Lancel
Get Lucky Downtown on St. Patrick’s Day
As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, there are some can’t miss events going on downtown Indianapolis that you won’t want to miss!
Hayley’s Pick-32nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has over 80 units made up of high school bands, floats, catholic schools, Irish dancers, bag pipe & drum bands, Irish organizations, law enforcement, local media and celebrities. The parade is free to the public. www.indystpats.com
When: March 16; 11:30 a.m.
Where: North Street South to Ohio, North on Meridian, ending at Vermont Street
Friday, March 16, 2012
Andrea’s Pick-Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal
Sponsored by the Hoosier Lottery, the Greening of the Canal is an annual tradition. Enjoy live music, dancing, celebrity appearances and of course, the greening of the canal. Free coffee and donuts are provided and prizes from the Hoosier Lottery will given to a few lucky winners. www.hoosierlottery.com
When: March 16; 6 a.m.
Where: Canal Walk, near Ohio and West Streets
Nate’s Pick- Vermont Street Tent Party
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will host a tent party on Vermont Street Friday, March 16th. There is live Irish entertainment, food, beer garden and St. Patrick’s Day merchandise. The tent is free to enter and it is open to the public.
When: March 16; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Vermont Street, between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Mary Beth’s Pick- Shamrock Run and Walk
The 21st Annual Shamrock Run and Walk is the official race of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The race is open to people of all ages and abilities. Join the fun with thousands of others by participating in either the 4-mile Run/Walk (with timing tag) or the 4-mile Fun Walk (without timing tag). The course starts at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis and goes to Fountain Square, home of the Irish Hill, before finishing back on the Circle. www.indystpats.com/runwalk/index.htm
When: March 17; 10 a.m.
Where: Monument Circle to Fountain Square
Jessica’s Pick- ShamRockin’ the Circle
After the Shamrock Run and Walk, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Monument Circle with entertainment, awards, prizes, food and beer garden. Local Irish bands including Eunan McIntyre, Elevation (U2 Tribute Band)and Second Fiddle will perform. This event is free to the public. www.indystpats.com
When: March 17; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Monument Circle
Kim’s Pick- 14th Annual Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest- The Rathskeller
It might be the German house, but The Rathskeller knows how to go Irish this time every year for Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with great drink specials, authentic Irish food and live performances by local artists. Check out The Irish Dancers of Indianapolis, Brian Cunningham & The Irish Aires and The Gordon Pipers. www.rathskeller.com
by Mary Beth
Engagement season is about to be in full swing and lucky ladies everywhere will be showing off their shiny
new rock! This new life changing experience is only the start of what your
engagement has to offer. Here are a few things that are on the “TO DO’
list once he ‘puts a RING on it’!
1. Get a manicure! Your hand is about to be the main focus of hundreds of
photos and you don’t want to embarrass yourself with un kept nails. Zip into
your favorite salon and start soaking those fingers!
2. Set a Budget! Have a nice, sit down, chat at home, with whomever is
supporting your wedding- it could be you, your fiancé, his parents or yours.
A private family gathering is essential in the early stages so that everyone is
on the same path. The conversation may be awkward, but it needs to be addressed
before anything becomes planned.
3. Insure your ring! If your Love hasn’t done this already, make sure it is done immediately. The jeweler (where it was purchased) should have suggestions about certified insurers. Make sure you get an appraisal slip from your jewelerso the absolute replacement value can be determined.
4. Sign up for Sale Alerts! Your wedding dress is going to be a major purchase, but your accessories don’t need to be. Many
designers have major sales and throughout the year. Check out their sites and sign up.
5. Sign up for Pinterest! Pinterest is the motherland of inspiration! You will be on this site for hours & gather so
many ideas! Majority of the ideas have step by step directions on how to create
the masterpieces. You will want to save (or pin) all of your favorites, from
your dress, to the cake, to favors, and creative keepsakes.
6. Talk $$$ with your Fiancée! Money is always an uncomfortable topic, but it needs to be done, so put on your big girl pants and
do it! You both will need to know all the logistics of combining bank accounts. Make sure you also discuss with your parents about CDs, trusts, or other important documents that may need to change or not change once you become man
7. Sign up for Trunk Show Alerts! Follow your local bridal
boutique on Facebook or Twitter to get all the latest info about an upcoming
sale or trunk show. This will allow you to see your favorite designer’s newest
creations straight off the runway.
8. Chose a diet & STICK TO IT! If you plan to lose weight or tone up for your wedding and honeymoon, the worst thing you could do is crash diet at the last minute. If you want to lose more than 5 pounds, give yourself 9-12 months to do it. Pick a proven plan like Weight Watchers or JennyCraig. Ask your Fiancé to invest a few months of a personal trainer for just
you or as a couple. Make a pact to get into shape together with a personal workout plan. Working out with your Fiancé allows
you to support each other even more and get healthy at the same time! If your Fiancé can’t find time, ask one of your bridesmaids.
9. Pick a location! Whether it is selecting the city or the venue, the most
important decision needs to be determining the location of the wedding. This
may need to be something that you get everyone’s advice on; his family and
yours, as they will have an opinion.
10. Hire a planner! It doesn’t matter how organized you can be or how
creative you are, a planner will be your right hand person. As it gets closer
and closer to your day, a planner can help you with everything! From the moment you get engaged, to your
wedding day, they can also assist you with developing a timeline and assist you
with weekend coordination. A planner will have many connections to venues and
vendors for your day. This will allow you to save time and expense plus
allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the day without missing a precious
Enjoy a flirty and short style to make a trendy statement as you walk down the aisle! Check out some of these short and sweet mini wedding dresses that we have picked out as our favorites. This first dress has a plunging V-neckline and beautiful crystal beading, rhinestones, sequins and pearls at the natural waist. The layering from the waist down is a bubble-shaped dress was uniquely designed by Alfred Angelo. So cute!
Our next pick is an extraordinary two-piece mini dress that is not only perfect for walking down the aisle, but also for getting your groove on the dance floor all night long. With an ivory floral embellished corset paired on top of an ivory draped satin mini-skirt, this mini-dress is a stunning design by Monique Lhuillier.
At Kim King Smith Events, we just love the super glamorous gowns that Pnina Tornai makes every season. Her latest collection features an enchanting one-shouldered mini wedding dress that is the definition of glamour. This little beauty has a sparkly sweetheart neckline that flows down to a large ruffled asymmetrical skirt with just a touch of flair.
After sharing with you a few of our favorite short and chic styles, which one would you love to wear down the aisle for your wedding?
Thank you to Alfred Angelo, Monique Lhuillier and Pnina Tornai for these gorgeous designs and images.
Here are some fabulous photos our friend and photographer, Nate Rowe of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography www.nathanieledmundsphotography.com who took these wonderful photos of our table at the Association of Bridal Consultants Art of the Table 2011. Nate was one of the exclusive photographers for this annual event.
This event was held in the Columbia Club http://www.columbia-club.org/ Our table was “set” for an engagement proposal. We loved the romance and elegance of the noir linens and pewter accents. We love working at the Columbia Club and are always amazed at the artistry and creativeness of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography.
Thanks to our very own inhouse weddings and events floral designer, Jim, for the wonderful floral creation. We love working at the Columbia Club. Our in house floral team can provide you with wonderful floral design and decor for your special event or wedding. Make sure to remember our team of event experts at Kim King Smith Events.