Monday, August 31, 2009

Today I love (more) Ruffles

Happy Monday Lovelies. I was sorting through my bookmarked pictures and came to a conclusion: I la-la-love Ruffles!
p.s. I highly recommend checking out the Kate Towers link for some serious eye candy!
  • Friday, August 28, 2009

    Friday Sweets: Cowgirl Cookies

    Here is a simple and adorable DIY gift spotted on BakerellaThe recipe consists of tradition oats, chocolate chips, and pecans but adding the pink m&ms just makes them so fab!
    So, here is the recipe ( from Bakerella's site)
    Cowgirl Cookies
    1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup & leveled
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup cooking oats
    3/4 cup m&ms3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/3 - 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    Stir all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

    1 slightly beaten egg
    1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
    1 teaspoon vanilla.

    Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Use the back of a large spoon to work it all together. You may even need to use your hands to get everything incorporated. Then roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, place on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

    For instructions on how to make the cookie jar gifts and for a FREE cowgirl cookie label download click here.

    Happy Baking!
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2009

    Cultural Details

    I love the wedding posted on 100LC this morning. My favorite part....the matryoshka doll favors/escort cards that served as a nod toward's the bride's Russian heritage. They were brought all the way from Russia by her family :-)
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Bigger is Better

  • Monday, August 24, 2009

    Rachel and Ben's Escort Pencils

    Here is a cute shot of the escort pencils we made for one of our etsy brides!

    Copyright 2009 Vanessa Preziose Photography
  • Friday, August 21, 2009

    The Keys to My Heart

    Saw this lovely image and on Kiss The Groom and enjoyed reading the "keys to Elizabeth's heart" The Keys to My Heart
    LOVE, coffee, SWEET DOGGIES, ripe tomatoes, THE SUN, vintage linens, HYDRANGEAS, wedding things, MY HUSBAND, grilled salmon, RUFFLES, new jeans, MASSAGES, pumpkins, STILETTOS, malbecs, FRESH LAUNDRY, bubble baths, KISSES, walks with my husband, THE SCENT OF VANILLA, lavender, ANTIQUES, old houses, CROWNS, talking on the phone with my mom, PRAYER, art, THE COLOR AQUA, shabby chic, COOKING WITH MY HUSBAND, my crazy dog lucy, SOFT COTTON T-SHIRTS, pretty party dresses, PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES, sleeping in, SNUGGLING, handmade lovelies, PECAN PIE, dates with my husband, LOVE...........
    Post this image on your blog and list the keys to your heart.....I would love to read :-) (don't forget to comment and let me know!)
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    Style Circle

    I just joined the style circle, Style Me Pretty's brand new wedding community! Click here to see my profile and sign up too!
  • Layers, Ruffles, and Lace, oh yes!

    Welcome to the world of Magnolija Dress. A place where layers of vintage fabric, tulle, ruffles, and over sized flowers come together to create gorgeous, romantic gowns and accessories........

    Yes, please
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2009

    Back to (old) School

    In light of it being back to school time for most kiddos I thought I would share the most darling little school photos I have ever seen. This is just a small sampling from the incredible portfolio of Mandy Lynne. I love all of the charming vintage elements in her work.
  • Walking in Memphis

    I am back from my little trip to Memphis :-) We had such a fun time. Here are a few pics,

    The hub and I standing outside of Graceland....looks like an ordinary house right? and then you step inside.......
    The living room of The King
    The Jungle Room! Green carpet lined the floor and ceiling. Wow how trends have changed.....
    Elvis' grave site....we didn't even know but we took the tour on the anniversary of his death

    Standing on Beale Street

    View of the Mississippi River from the rooftop bar at our hotel
  • Thursday, August 13, 2009


    I am going on a mini break to Memphis with my sweet husband :-) Be back on Tuesday. I will be tweeting along the way (@adernick).
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009


    I have to say that as a girl who is all about favors, I am a bit jealous of this amazing DIY project by Cannelle et Vanille. I think the packaging is so adorable :-)
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Real Wedding: Texas Chic

    I love this wedding. And not just because it took place in Austin (although that definitely scored points with me). I love it because of the unbelievably sweet and charming details. You can see the couple's unique personalities infused into all of the perfect little touches. There are also so many creative DIY ideas. So if you are a bride-to-be, take notes!
    This first picture, shot at Hotel St. Cecilia where Amy got dressed, completely rocks. It truly encompasses the hipness of Austin's South Congress Street.The bride wore a handmade crocheted lace gown by Magda Berliner. Her pink shoes are such a sweet touch!The bridesmaids wore their own dresses in pops of color that the bride requested. To pull the look together they all wore cowboys boots. (brilliant!) This next detail has to be my fave. Bays of hay covered with handmade quilts served as the perfect seating for the ceremony. With the help of family and friends the bride hung tons of Martha Stewart poms poms from the ceiling of their venue.
    I love that so many details of this wedding were created by family and friends. The bride's friend did all of the flowers and favors were pecans from her sister-in-law's farm.
    Ok, and definately a steal-worthy idea. In lieu of a guestbook, the couple set up a photobooth with a chalkboard. Guests were photographed with their hand-written wishes for the bride and groom. What a wonderful idea!
  • Monday, August 10, 2009

    Home Sweet Home!

    Sadly, this is not my home, although I would probably give one of my kidneys for it.
    I spotted this gorgeous home over at One Boy, One Girl, the wedding blog of photographer Nicole Hill Gerulat. She is a friend of Elizabeth Messina's so obvs. she is fabulous. You should check out her work....seriously.Now back to the gorgeous house......Situated in Palo Alto, CA it was the childhood home of the bride's and served as the perfect venue for her Spring wedding. I think home weddings are the sweetest of all. Of course it helps when you have a home like this. You can see this complete wedding here.
  • Project Runway Wedding Dress

    I am sure you are aware that fashion designer Leanne Marshall was selling her gorgeous designs on etsy long before she won Project Runway in 2008; however, did you know that you can own your very own custom fit Leanne Marshall wedding dress?

    Leanimal on etsy, spotted via Finishing Touch
  • Friday, August 7, 2009

    Happy Weekend!

    Another week has come to an end and I hope it was a fabulous one for all. I love this photo above from TIG. I wish I could morph into Milla Jovovich. Or at least just have that dress.
  • Inspired by Poppy

    "Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly." Epictetus

    Just when Coach was seriously starting to bore me with their classic styles and over-popularity, it launches Poppy; a fresh and edgy line of vibrant retro-ish colors, and I am sucked right back in. This new sister line appeals to a younger, more eclectic crowd. I love the patent leather bag in spearmint (top). And a's more affordable.
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    I want to live in this flat

    This is my first ever interior design post! I have to say that when it comes to interior decor I suffer from inspiration overload syndrome. I see so many gorgeous ideas and styles that I actually get stressed out thinking about decorating. I am 25 and still trying to hone in on my personal style. At this point I don't really have a "home" to decorate as we are renting but it doesn't stop me from reading all of the amazing design blogs! I love this flat featured on Luphia. Let's take a peek.....

    Gorgeous windows, check. White sofas, check (don't know how I will pull this off with a dog who sits wherever she so pleases and kids (one day?) but I have always wanted a glorious white sofa

    I love the faded rug. I am sure it is very expensive. Check out the detail in the crown molding
    I love all of the natural light in this place. Nothing is worse than a dark home

    What a dreamy fireplace

    Simply gorgeous. Maybe one day........