Retro Pool Party Labor Day Shoot featuring Healthy Recipes

Yummy & Fun!  Rent My Dust takes extremely pleasure bringing this retro inspired Labor Day pool party to you today!  It was the brain child of one of our all time favorite ladies, Kara Stout, a well known bridal nutritionist in Dallas.  Kara and Linda Whitten of Wedfully Yours Events stylized this shoot to perfection. Be sure to also check out the blog feature on former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock’s blog.  One of Kara's delicious recipes for Sangra Pops is seen below.  Photos by the amazingly talented Alyssa Turner Photography.  Hope you enjoy!  

Recipes & styling: Bridal Nutrition + Wellness Coach Kara Stout 

Shoot styling & floral design: Wedfully Yours Events & Design

Photographer:  Alyssa Turner

Makeup:  Wendy Zerrudo

Hair:  Montanna Wilson
Vintage rentals:  Rent My Dust 

Tropical Sangria Pops

{ Makes 4 pops }


½ cup raw coconut water

¾ cup Riesling (opt for organic if possible)

1 pineapple

1 mango

1 papaya

Special equipment: 

Popsicle molds & sticks

Mini heart-shaped cookie cutter


  1. Slice up the tropical fruit in desired thickness for mini heart cut outs.  Then using a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out hearts using each of the three fruits.
  2. Stir together the coconut water and Riesling.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds.
  4. Make sure to leave enough room to add the heart-shaped fruit since the liquid will rise.
  5. Add in your tropical fruit hearts.
  6. Place in the freezer and freeze overnight.
  7. To remove pops, fill a bowl with warm water and set the molds in the bowl for about 20-30 seconds. The water should not cover the entire molds.
  8. Gently slide the pops out of the molds, and enjoy!


Kara Stout's Branding Photo Shoot with Jennifer Wilson Photography

"Beautiful Brides, Beautiful Marriages" is the theme of Kara Stout's new website  Kara is a health coach or nutritionist that guides brides onto a healthy lifestyle to help them get ready for one of the most important days in a girls life.  Then helps them maintain that healthy lifestyle.   Kara also has good healthy recipes and information on her site that we can all use.   Just try one of her green shakes!!!

Kara came to us along with her amazing photographer, Jennefer Wilson in the summer looking for props to use in her branding photo shoot and revamping of her website.  Kara rented some of our vintage items including our flower cart, chippy white buffet, blue velvet chair and some fun extras like our pink telephone, picnic basket and white chandelier.  We have included some of our favorite photos below of that day.  We were so in love with each and every photo that is was hard to pick just a couple.  Huge thanks to Jennefer Wilson Photography for sharing these amazing photos with Rent My Dust.  Be sure to check out Kara's new website at for more info on her lifestyle plan for brides and her brand new website!


(You never know what you might find inside one of our props!)