Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 9th, 2016

It’s almost February 14th which means time for more dinner reservations and gift giving to celebrate the loves in your life. We have been inspired by the rich berry and blush tones of our stationery that we decided to compile this short list of our most favorite (Nashville!) Valentine’s gifts to give to your sweet Gal-entine, little darling or drop a not-so-subtle hint in the inbox of the honey in your life!

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Paper- One of our newer prints (a favorite of ours!!) is our “Darling Print” followed by our matching “I Love You” delicately and brightly watercolored. Shop more custom stationery here. Check out our Instagram for Valentine stationery specials this week!

Tee- With the addition of Reese Witherspoon’s flagship/clothing store, Draper James, to the 12South Nashville area, this adorable “Keep It Pretty Please” tee makes the perfect (and unmistakably southern!) Valentine’s Day statement. Tuck this in with your favorite skirt or wear it casually with a pair of jeans, and you’ll be ready for a night on the Nashville town.

Baby- For the mommas in Nashville, we highly recommend visiting Magpies Nashville to find a one of a kind treat! Whether you’re looking for the coolest tote, softest blanket or most adorable outfit for your babes, Magpies has the sweetest selection in town.

Table- Isn’t this the best salt and pepper cellar you’ve ever seen? February is all for the ‘love birds,’ and this dainty addition to your kitchen table will have any guests swooning. Handmade Studios TN has some of the most delicate and unique pieces for hosting special occasions.

Jewelry- A local Nashville jewelry company, Consider the Wldflwrs, creates simple and elegant pieces that are perfect for any occasion. For this season, we love their double chained bar tag necklace in rose gold, adding a little blush to any outfit or date night.

Sweets- We all need a little chocolate love on February 14th, and our favorite chocolatier, Olive and Sinclair, offers us a perfect southern rendition of white chocolate, buttermilk and these cherry bombs!

Have a happy Valentine’s day! X’s and O’s from EOH Blog!

Holiday Pop-Up Shop at White’s Mercantile

December 3rd, 2015

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Nashville– you and I both know that Nashville has been a not-so-Winter-Wonderland for this Christmas season. If it weren’t for the tree lots, Christmas lights, or Green Hills traffic, you might think that it was still October.

But, Snowbird or no Snowbird, Christmas is still upon us, and we at EOH have got some exciting news. We have been asked to host a pop-up show at the lovely White’s Mercantile! White’s Mercantile is a must-see shop located in the 12 South neighborhood (The New York Times even agrees with us!). It’s full of good things for him, her, or you! We are honored and excited to be featured in this Nashville hub.

We’ll be showing all sorts of paper lovelies that would be perfect for gifts, stocking stuffers, party favors, hostess gifts, or something for yourself!

And we won’t be alone! We’ll be joined by the wonderfully-creative MaryDeaton Heldman, who will have you fawning over her prints, photos, and paper goods. MaryDeaton has been working with us for awhile, and we don’t know where we’d be without her.  Get a preview of her work here or head to our Meet & Greet blog post to read more about her!

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Ok, so here are the details:

Where: 2908 12th Ave. South

When: Sunday, December 6th

Time: 11 am- 5pm

What: A Pop-Up Shop featuring EOH paper lovelies and MaryDeaton Heldman!

We know snow won’t keep you away, so we hope to see you there!

Come one, come all (men, women, and strollers welcome)!

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Being Thankful

November 26th, 2015

Social media tends to create the illusion that we really have it all together. It seems like we are always prepared for a photoshoot with our paper strategically placed on a white, clean blank space and beautiful flowers in the background for just a bit of color and texture. But this is so unlike our lives. Our lives are messy. They are more like our holiday kitchens—splattered and strayed with different dishes and many plates to juggle. But our lives are also real and so beautiful in their own way. We are so thankful that we don’t have to have it all together. We can admit that things don’t always turn out Instagram picture perfect. Instead, we can hand all of our mess over to the one who is the Author and Perfector of our faith.

As you mix and mingle with family and friends this holiday season, we hope your conversations be merry, vulnerable, and life-giving and all of the love you experience only reflects the love of our Heavenly Father.

As a sweet treat to your Thanksgiving Day, we have included a recipe for our yummy Apple Spice Cake, a timeless holiday recipe.

Apple Spice Cake

 

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Cake Ingredients:

-2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour

-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

-1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

-3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

-1 cup packed light brown sugar

-1/2 cup granulated sugar

-3 large eggs

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-1 cup milk

-2 medium honeycrisp apples, finally chopped

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Icing Ingredients:

-8 oz cream cheese, softened

-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

-2 cups confectioners’ sugar

-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1/4 cup chopped walnuts for garnish

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Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans.

3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.

4. Beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.

5. Add flour in 3 portions, alternating with 2 portions of milk. Mix just until combined.

6. Stir in apples, and divide batter between prepared pans and smooth evenly.

7. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, and cool in pans for 10 minutes. Then, remove pans to wire racks to let cool.

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Icing:

1. While the layers are cooking, place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until combined and smooth.

2. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, and add cinnamon and vanilla to mix well.

3. Place one layer of cooled cake on a cake plate. Spread half of the frosting over the top of the cake.

4. Place the other cake layer on top of the frosted cake layer. Spread the remainder of the frosting on top of the cake.

5. If desired, garnish cake with chopped walnuts.

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Photos Courtesy of My Dear Love Photography via The In Between Blog

 

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