SIS'S FAVORITE SUMMER PARTY PINS

Happy August! We're getting deep into summer here so if we're not going to be at the beach or in the pool, we may as well be gazing deeply into Pinterest, right? So on that note, here are some of my favorite summer party pins!

Pineapple cotton candy via Bon Puf.

Lemonade pinata via Oh Happy Day

Palm Fronds + Bon Bons dinner party via Studio DIY. Photo by Mary Costa.

Tassel balloon cake toppers via We Are Scout.

Fresh fruit smoothie bowls via Elsa's Wholesome Life.

MILA'S PEONY PICNIC BIRTHDAY PARTY

It's Mila's birthday week! So I'm reminiscing and looking back. Here's a peek at her 2nd birthday. You may remember it from 100 Layer Cakelet (and as one of their favorite kids birthday parties of 2014). Hopefully, I've included a few here you haven't seen before.

All photos by Jenna Elliott of One Eleven Photography.

I had planned an elaborate balloon overhang, à la Geronimo Balloons, but my helium resource fell through. So I went to plan b by criss-crossing twine amongst the trees and hanging the balloons from there.

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These were literally the last batch of coral peonies for the season.

I love this gold twine for the cutlery so much. I hope I can figure out something as good for Mila and Brixton's birthday party this weekend!

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SANTA MONICA FARMERS' MARKET

We have a very special correspondent today... our mom! And what does Mom love? Organic fruit and veggies! So she's taking us to the Santa Monica Farmers' Market. It's the largest grower-only Certified Farmers Market in Southern California and a favorite for local chefs.

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Lets start with the berries. We're certainly lucky to have these fresh, vibrant, local berries.

Papayas grown in California! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Amazing!

Thank God for artichoke season!

You say 'tomato,' I say 'tomato.'

Lots of good greens for dinner.

The Santa Monica Farmers' Market is open every Wednesday from 8.30am - 1.30pm, and is located on Arizona Avenue at 2nd Street.

THE STRAWBERRY GUIDE

Inspired by yesterday's post on our strawberry picking adventure, we've put together The Strawberry Guide. Here's our round up of some of our favorite strawberry items. Let's start with everybody's favorite, dessert!

Lemon strawberry layer cake from The Kitchy Kitchen.

Mini baked donuts from The House That Lars Built.

Strawberry orange popsicles from DesignLoveFest.

Brighten up your day or liven up your party with some strawberry decor.

Tutti frutti pinatas from Kitiya Palaskas.

DIY fruit tissue honeycomb ball from The House That Lars Built.

Fruit inspired party hats from Studio DIY.

Fun for the little loves:

Crepe shop from Kiko Toys via Poppy's Closet.

Fruit rattles from BlaBla Kids via One Kings Lane.

Red strawberry bib from Zigozago via Barneys.

Piñata basket DIY from Sis of Twink + Sis.

And after a long, strawberry-filled day, there may be nothing better than to unwind with a fruity cocktail.

"Making Out in a Field of Strawberries" from Twink of Twink + Sis.

Happy strawberry season!