Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Halloween weekend is here! I hope you all have fun plans. A dress-up party to attend? Trick or Treating with the little ones? The husband and I are going to a corn maze tonight with some friends. Never heard of it but I am excited!
I love these "non traditional" Halloween images from Mads Teglers.This makes me want to go to a masquerade ball!
Happy Weekend!
  • Thursday, October 29, 2009

    (oh, hello cuteness)

    Just popping back in today to share these cute little bridesmaid gifts from (oh, hello friend). Asking someone to be a part of your wedding is big honor. Presenting them with a clever, and well thought out gift is sure to make your maidens feel special.
    love it!
  • Pretty in Pink

    The week is more than half way over..hooray! Here is a splash of girly pink prettiness to feast your eyes upon.......all courtesy of my newest obsession, tumblr

    a pink bubble
    sexy legs (an oldie, but a goodie)

    pink ruffles

    omg, can I live in this pretty pink cottage?

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Today I Love.......

    yes, i am too old for gossip girl.... no, i don't care......

    thank you for allowing me to indulge :-)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Rainy Day Project: paper pinwheels

    I saw this tutorial on finishing touch event design on how to make paper pinwheels and I thought wow, this is a really simple and adorable diy project. Sooo, on a rainy day (yesterday) I pulled out my pretty patterned paper and vintage buttons and got to work.I wish I would have had more patterned paper, along the lines of vintage wallpaper, but I think they turned out cute. I was experimenting on what in the world to do with them and I added a name banner to one. I think they would make cute place cards, or you could turn them into a napkin ring. Or, as seen in this tablescape, an over sized pinwheel hanging on the back of a chair looks super cute!
  • Monday, October 26, 2009

    made by julene

    papercut pretties
  • A perfect bun

    Lately I have been inspired by sexy, piled-on-top of head buns Hot, right? Probably only appropriate for fashion shoots, but maybe not........

  • Thursday, October 22, 2009

    Happy Weekend

    Please forgive my light posting this week. I have been battling a pretty bad cold while working like crazy to finish up a big order of spooky spider favors for a very special girl's birthday
    Luckily, I can rest up this weekend and of course take a long hot bath! I can't think of anything that a hot bath won't cure either (for me anyways) :-)
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2009

    Two Brunettes

    How adorable are these goodies from creative design team Two Brunettes? Recipe cards make a prefect gift for a hostess!
    And this calendar, yes I said calendar, is too clever! It is printed on canvas and features a pretty sea foam green ribbon for hanging. Hop on over to Mint to enter to win your very own!

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2009


    I really love all of the flirty and feminine pieces of British clothing label Nadinoo
    These mood shots from her look book are brilliantly staged and photographed
    I love it!

    About the Designer:
    Nadinoo is a small independent clothing label, each style is carefully designed and handmade by the talented British designer Nadia Izruna. Her playful designs are all about being comfortable in your skin, and feeling every bit the precious lady you are. She only hand makes a small quantity of each style to ensure you get a truly unique experience.
  • Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Today I love.........

    .........Jessica Claire and her beautiful shabby chic, anthropologie-infused photo shoot
    I was so taken with those pretty florals the I was persuaded into purchasing these monogram mugs from anthro....

    They are not the exact same mugs, but I love the feminine, curly lettering of these. I think that filled with fresh flowers, sitting on a nightstand, they would be a lovely welcoming to a guest room. Ooooh and remember the french market florals? Well the pots are on sale and my very own set are on their way to my house!
  • Friday, October 16, 2009

    Happy Friday + Link Love

    Happy Friday! Here is some link love for you:
    A groom that bakes
    A dress for a good cause
    A plethora of prettiness
    Enjoy :-)
  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    I think I am in love.....

    ........with this dress. This Temperley London gown is from the newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, and it absolutely took my breathe away!

    Here is another pretty one from the spread. Check out the issue or the MSW gown gallery for more images!
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Mini-Pies, Please

    If you are looking for a unique treat for your guests why not try these tasty tartlets?

    I have been spotting mini-pies everywhere lately and it makes me think that they could quite possibly be the next "big thing" Nonetheless, they are darling for fall and definitely would fit in at a rustic wedding!
    Try making your own or purchase from a local bakery and finish with pretty packaging :-)

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    The Sweetest Occasion

    There is a new blog on the block and I am already smitten! The Sweetest Occasion already has some super cute and inspiring ideas such as her weekly puppy love post!
    Doesn't Lola look lovely in her string of pearls? To make your own pearl dog collar you will need embroidery thread, large faux pearls (18mm), a needle and some satin ribbon. First measure around the dog's neck and add about 12 inches. Then cut the thread to size. Tie a knot as the end of the thread and string the pearls on. Finish off the end with another knot. Now you are ready to tie the strand around your pooch. If it doesn't hold you may need to add a clasp (found at craft stores or if you have an old collar cut off the clasps). The last step is to tie a pretty sating bow around the clasp/joining of the ends.
    tutorial via
  • Monday, October 12, 2009

    A sweet treasury

    I just created this candy cane/shabby chic inspired treasury over at etsy. Click here to check it out!
  • A Perfect Pair

    There is a new shoe on my radar! Remember this shoe? Well this new one (pictured above) is just as fabulous and costs much less! Purchase here.

    Via Ruffled, the brand new Vintage Glam Blog!

  • Friday, October 9, 2009

    Friday Sweets: A Sweet Box

    Happy Friday Pretties!
    Just wanted to share this new box that we added to the shop! I really want to have a Holiday party now :)
  • Thursday, October 8, 2009

    Pale and Dreamy


    Today I am loving these pretty pictures from smashmydreamoflove. They have such a mystical and dream like quality to them. The soft hues and the "whiter shade of white" is just perfect!
    found this lovely flickr stream from lanalou!
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    DIY Jam Packaging

    Now is the time (if you are a procrastinator like me:-)) to start brainstorming ideas for Christmas gifts. I love the idea of hand made presents, especially when they are super cute with delicious packaging!
    Lucky for non savvy web/graphic designers like me, we have the the author of Eat, Drink, Chic graciously offering up her adorably designed labels for FREE. Hooray!

    I love the simplicity of the labels and the "hand stitched look" effect. She has created labels for 5 different jam flavors and they are all available here!
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2009

    It feels like Fall

    The temperatures are dropping and soon the leaves will be changing colors......It feels like fall in my town!
    I put together this fall color board and for the first time used a color generator to extract a soft and beautiful palette. It is a simple tool to use and would be really useful for a bride trying to narrow down her wedding colors. Try it out!

  • Monday, October 5, 2009

    Happy Monday + an inspiring image!

    Sorry for the late post, I took a little shopping trip today :-) I hope your week is off to a great start! I wanted to share this pretty photograph from artist Cassia Beck. Her vintage inspired photography is just dreamy.......
  • Friday, October 2, 2009

    Friday Sweets: Top it Off........

    ......with dolciodille's sweet and beautiful cake topper

    This talented couple also has a cute blog and creative DIY projects so check them out :-)

  • Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Breakfast at Tiffanys

    I love these little coffee sleaves from the latest issue of Utterly Engaged. They were a part of their "Breakfast at Tiffanys" inspired event. I think this would be a delightful bridal shower brunch theme! They are super easy to make. Click on the top picture to enlarge it and you will be able to read the instructions :-)