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DIY Father’s Day BBQ Lover’s Gift

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Why is it always so hard to find a good Father’s Day present? For whatever reason, dads are never easy to shop for. That’s why we love this DIY idea from Leslie Marshall at Camp Makery. Marshall was inspired by our Galvanized Metal Large Cook’s Caddy to create custom BBQ rubs and sauces for Father’s Day this year. Read on to get the recipes and labels so you can make your own DIY BBQ Lover’s Kit for your dad.


PS: Check out even more great Father’s Day gift options here!

Styling and recipes: Leslie Marshall, Camp Makery
Photography: Shannon Stafford



For the BBQ Rub
1 cup paprika
½ cup black pepper
½ cup garlic powder
½ cup onion powder
¼ cup cayenne pepper
¼ cup coarse sea salt
¼ cup brown sugar


For the BBQ Sauce
2 quarts ketchup
½ cup liquid smoke
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups brown sugar (or honey!)
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
½ cup dry rub seasoning



For the BBQ Rub:
Stir all ingredients together, store in airtight container until ready to use. Sprinkle on choice of meat before grilling or smoking.

TIP: This recipe makes a large amount of BBQ rub, so if your container is small or you’re prepping just a little bit of food, you can always cut the recipe in half.


For the BBQ Sauce:
Mix all ingredients well in a large pot. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes. Pour into containers and keep refrigerated.

TIP: If you plan on giving two bottles of the sauce, add a little extra cayenne pepper and Tabasco to half of the sauce for a little heat. That way you’ll have one bottle of hot sauce and one bottle of mild sauce.


You can download the templates for the BBQ sauce and rub printable labels here.

See more photos on Camp Makery.


TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Green is the New Black

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Is it happy hour yet? It might’ve been a short week for some of us, but we’re still looking forward to the weekend. Kick off yours with this delicious cucumber, lime and basil concoction — Green is the New Black!

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(Served in our Library Martini Glass, mixed in our Rye Cocktail Shaker) 

1.25 oz Tequila Don Julio® Blanco
0.25 oz Velvet Falernum
1 oz cucumber syrup*
1 oz fresh pineapple juice
0.75 oz fresh lime juice
4 basil leaves
Basil leaf, chili powder, fresh lime wedges for garnish

*To create cucumber syrup

4 oz cucumber juice (cucumbers passed through an extractor)
4 oz raw cane sugar

Preparation: Combine ingredients and stir until thoroughly diluted.

Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, Velvet Falernum, cucumber syrup, fresh pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass half rimmed with chili powder. Garnish with basil leaf and two lime wedges.

TGIF! Kick Off Your Weekend with a Whiskey Lemonade Cocktail

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Craving a cocktail? We’ve got you covered — this whiskey cocktail is one of our favorite summer treats.

On a hot summer’s day, nothing quenches thirst quite like lemonade. That’s why we love this laid-back lemonade and whiskey cocktail — it’s a grown up version of our favorite summer drink, and instantly brings memories of warm nights on the front porch to mind.

The best part? It’s incredibly easy to make — a must for summer cocktails.




1.5 oz George Dickel NO. 8® Tennessee Whisky
 3 oz lemonade
 1 slice of lemon

Preparation: Combine the whiskey and lemonade in a shaker (our Saddle Leather Cocktail Shaker is shown here) and pour into a glass (we suggest our Mason Jar Mug for that rustic, laid-back feel) with cracked ice. Stir, and garnish with a lemon twist!

Delicious Drinks + Dishes from Our Instagram Feed

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Summer is all about outdoor entertaining, delicious food and plenty of cool drinks to have on hand. We’ve been loving the gorgeous shots of our fans and follower’s brilliant entertaining ideas on our Instagram feed! Take a look at some of our favorite summer entertaining photos below — from fans, just like you!


Who knew water could look so good? Beth Helmstetter‘s beautiful lemon and orange drinks in our drink dispensers were a huge hit. PS: See even more photos on Have & Hold, our wedding blog. 


Breakfast time! We love waffles — especially when Two of a Kind Cooks makes them on our Cambria Plates.


How cute is this? Our design team set up a delicious birthday celebration in the PB studio, complete with fresh juice in our champagne flutes!


We celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in style. These Ana Paisley plates make anything look good!


Did you catch Glitter Guide’s PB Instagram takeover? This shot from a wine party on a warm summer night is one of our favorites.


LoCa Vintage — can you make our next cheeseboard, please? Preferable on our Vintage Wood Pizza Paddle.


Lobster roll, anyone? We suggest trying this tried and true family recipe.


Erica Chan Coffman’s Spring Salad looks just heavenly, don’t you think? Especially on our Emma Dishware.

TGIF: Weekend Brunch Cocktail Recipe

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TGIF! We’re so happy it’s Friday. It’s Mother’s Day Weekend, and that means Sunday brunch with delicious cocktails. This bubbly, girly drink is perfect for Mother’s Day — a sweet and refreshing blend of pomegranate, vodka and prosecco called the Lola. Serve it in our PB Classic Champagne Flutes for an extra festive feel!

Cîroc Lola 

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1 oz Cîroc® Vodka
1.5 oz pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon elderflower liqueur
1 splash Stellina di Notte® Prosecco
1 orchid blossom

Stir all ingredients over ice to chill and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Top with a splash of prosecco and garnish with a orchid or another food grade edible flower.

Want more cocktail recipes? Check out our Cocktail of the Month tab on Facebook!


How to Make the Perfect Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

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When you’re a mom, breakfast in bed is a luxury. After weeks of rushing around and making everyone else’s breakfasts, lunches and dinners, sleeping in with a tray of delicious food nearby sounds like heaven.


Photo shoot credits:
Styling, Florals, Concept: Juli Vaughn and on Camp Makery
Hair/Makeup: Andrea Carter Artistry and also on Camp Makery
Photography: Haley Sheffield
Mother’s Day Card: Yours is the Earth
Food: Homespun


Stylist and floral designer Juli Vaughn recalled one of her earliest Mother’s Day breakfast in bed attempts with her sister when styling this shoot. “We came up with the idea to serve my mom a breakfast consisting of old candy corn pieces smashed into dry toast,” says Vaughn. “In true mom fashion, she dutifully ate a few bites and declared she couldn’t eat another because she was so full!”



This beautiful shoot takes a simple, low key approach to brunch with some simply delicious recipes from Homespun. Want to try and make them yourself? Simply save the recipes to print out at home!



Regardless of whether it’s an extravagant brunch with these amazing recipes or somehow ends up becoming just candy covered toast, breakfast in bed is the perfect way to show your mother how much you care.

Shown: Pottery Barn’s Cafe Pitcher, Glass Milk Carafe, Alphabet Mugs, Beachcomber Rectangular Tray and Kendra Trellis Shams

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with These Festive Cocktails

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Are you planning on celebrating today? We’re excited to whip up some of these delicious cocktails (shown in our signature glassware) and a big batch of guacamole to cap off the day.

PS: Check out even more fiesta inspiration on our Pinterest board! 

Agave Margarita

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(Served in our Santino Recycled Margarita Glass, and mixed with our Mack Cocktail Shaker and Saddle Leather Bar Tools)

1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio® Blanco
0.5 oz agave syrup
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
1 lime wedge for garnish

Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, agave syrup and fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, strain contents into a margarita glass and garnish with lime wedge.


El Chichimeco

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(Served in our Schott Zwiesel Highball Glass, mixed with the help of our Saddle Leather Bar Tool Set and Mini Blonde Wood Pedestal)

0.75 oz Tequila Don Julio® Añejo
0.25 oz Grand Marnier
0.25 oz mezcal
0.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
0.25 oz agave nectar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Grapefruit peel for garnish

Preparation: Combine Tequila Don Julio® Añejo, Grand Marnier, mezcal, fresh grapefruit juice, agave nectar and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Double strain into a Collins glass with ice and garnish with grapefruit peel.