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valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th

valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th
It's one of our favorites weeks of summer - the 4th of July is upon us! This year we'll forego a tradition of being at the beach and will stay at home in the city - probably entertaining friends, trekking to our nearby zoo, and just relaxing. If you're thinking about entertaining for the holiday, you don't have to look very far to use what you have to throw a festive [...]

valley & co. designs :: throwing a summer cocktail tasting party

valley & co. designs :: throwing a summer cocktail tasting party
Gathering a group of friends or family around an outdoor dining table to enjoy good drink and great food is one of our favorite summer pastimes. We're sharing some of our go-to tips for doing just that but putting a wedding spin on it! During the pre-wedding planning process, final menu and dessert planning and cocktail offerings are in full swing 3-4 months out, whic[...]

entertaining :: valentine’s day party with pottery barn

entertaining :: valentine's day party with pottery barn
This past week Seattle got a heavy dose of snow and ice, with more on the way. Just in time for a cozy Valentine's Day! When Valentine's Day comes around it signals the ultimate engagement season, and the perfect day to celebrate love, friendship, or just yourself! We gathered to create a beautiful and delicious Valentine's Day sweets and dinner party, complete with o[...]

entertaining at home :: easter

entertaining at home :: easter
If you ask me, most anything looks that much more festive when it's subtly glittering with sugar! This sugared flower tutorial is a favorite of ours for spring entertaining (and also during the holidays to apply to sugared fruits). This will be our 4th Annual Valley Family Easter Brunch and we'll be welcoming a house full to celebrate, eat, and enjoy. Ava is extrem[...]

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home
The season is here - our halls are decked to the nines with greenery garlands, our tree is filled with our favorite family ornaments that each tell a story (and our tree is just starting to dry out! We got it in late November!), and Ava is excited for Santa's arrival. The stockings (Aleah handmade) are hung by the chimney with care, dozens and dozens of cookies have b[...]

summer is coming :: aleah’s summertime favorites

summer is coming :: aleah's summertime favorites
It's been a very exciting few weeks for us as we welcomed our sweet pea baby Bennett into the world! We're absolutely adoring him and loving to watch our little peach Ava become an incredible big sister. Our mornings have consisted of family walks enjoying our charming neighborhood surroundings and the sights and smells of a late spring and just being in awe of our tw[...]