Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day=a good time for all!

The most fun I have had since we moved to Fort Smith
The hubby, dogs and I had the most wonderful day playing in the snow. I have never experienced anywhere near this much snow and so it was quite fun for me :-) We got 5 inches! The dogs loved catching snowballs but didn't understand where they went when they disintegrated!
  • Friday, January 29, 2010

    Happy Weekend + More Pom Pom Love

    I can't believe it is the weekend already. Sadly, thanks to a winter storm, I may be stuck inside all weekend, but hopefully will have power! On another note, I saw this adorable picture of Scarlett Johansson wearing this fluffy pom pom heart tee and instantly thought "this would be a great DIY" Unfortunately, aside from 7th grade home-ec, I have zero sewing experience and couldn't quite figure out how to sew a pom pom securely onto a tee shirt. Does anyone have any suggestions? Someone needs to make a tutorial for this!
    {photo via Glamour Mag}
  • Thursday, January 28, 2010

    Beautiful Boudoir by Lisa Warninger

    I am so in love with these ultra glamorous boudoir sessions by Lisa Warninger. Let's take a peek.
    "My boudoir style is influenced by fashion and cinema for a look that is classy, sexy, and gorgeous"
    {photos via Lisa Warninger}
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    LBB loves Carnations

    My mother and I have always been huge fans of carnations. I love their softness and fluffiness! This being said, I never really understood the bad stigma that they carry within the floral world. Typically known as a "filler flower" they are often paired unattractively with a lot of baby's breath; however, when grouped en masse they looking stunning! Let me help you see the light.
    Budget Friendly Centerpieces via Chelsea Fuss

    DIY Supermarket bouquet via Real Simple

    Carnation Kissing Balls

    Bed of Carnations
  • Monday, January 25, 2010

    DIY Shortbread Buttons

    Have you seen this fantastic photo tutorial? I was brainstorming button ideas for an upcoming baby shower and came across these lovelies. I think they would be pretty simple to make.

    {photos via fortysixth at grace}
  • Anthro + Poms

    oh Anthropologie, you just rekindled my love for the tissue pom
    {photos via anthro}
  • Friday, January 22, 2010

    DIY Homemade Peeps!

    I use to think I was the only person in the world that liked peeps. I have a huge sweet tooth and love anything super sugary, so naturally peeps are right up my alley! When I saw this tutorial for homemade peeps a few months ago, I literally jumped for joy! I bookmarked the recipe and decided today was the day to try it out! To make your own peeps, here is what you will need:
    Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Sugar, Cold Water, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Corn Starch, Powdered Sugar, Food Coloring and Sanding Sugar and a candy thermometer.
    I followed this basic marshmallow recipe and added pink food coloring at the same time I added the vanilla. I used two different size heart cookie cutters (lightly greased) to cut out shapes once the marshmallows had sat over night.
    I finished them off by blotting them with a damp paper towel and rolling them in clear sanding sugar.
    Package them for a sweet Valentine's Day gift!

  • {pearl tea}

    This week I discovered tumblr member Pearl Tea and I cannot get enough of her inspiring collection of photos. We definitely share the same taste for soft romantic pastels.
    {photos via pearl tea}
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    DIY Printable Valentine Treat Bag

    So, I know V-day is sill quite a bit off, but visions of red roses, pink hearts, candies and sweet notions are already dancing in my head! I want to make sure I have plenty of time share cute ideas and inspiring Valentine's crafts with you. Such as this adorable little goodie bag
    Kathleen of Twig and Thistle designed this sweet and whimsical Valentine's pattern that is easy to download and print on paper bags using an ink jet printer. So fun! If you haven't checked out her blog, you must! She is a very talented graphic designer and has a lot of great projects to share.

    {images from Twig and Thistle}
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    Everything sounds better in French

    Currently loving this sweet little bilingual Valentine from Eva Juliet. It has been hand lettered in both English and French with cute little pet names and expressions of love. J'adore! (I love it!)
    {via the sweetest occasion}
  • Time Capsule

    A vintage trunk filled with beautiful memories.....dried flowers, old letters, worn slippers, dresses, and diariesI love this. I am so inspired to start my own time capsule.
    {photos via The Unicorn Diaries}
  • Saturday, January 16, 2010


    Now that the holiday season is long gone and I am getting comfortably settled into 2010, I am finally feeling inspired to craft. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better excuse to make something pink and pretty?I have to mention that aside from our etsy shop items (that my mom and I create together) I rarely ever share anything that I make on my own because I am always self conscious about whether or not anyone else would think it is cute. Does anyone else ever feel like this?I guess I just feel like with so many amazingly creative people, and so many wonderful ideas out there, that I am out of slightly out of my league. I don't know why I feel that way. I am always so quick to share beautiful things that other people make here on my blog, why not my own? I think my 2010 goal will be to craft more and be proud of what I make :) Starting with my felt heart stitched Valentine. I may sell this in the etsy shop.....haven't decided yet. I am not sure what to promote it as. It is basically a decorated heart that you can hang. So maybe a door hanger? Or maybe it could be a gift accessory? A Valentine keepsake? Any suggestions?

  • Friday, January 15, 2010

    Happy Birthday

    This perfectly simple cake makes my heart flutter.
    to me :-)
    Today, I celebrate my twenty-sixth birthday. My darling husband gave me the most beautiful necklace this morning and we are celebrating with a yummy dinner tonight! I don't have a beautiful cake like the one above, but hey, a girl can't have everything!
    images by Elizabeth Messina, sign crafted by Family Attic Shoppe
  • Thursday, January 14, 2010

    Prayers for Haiti

    It is so awful to hear about the devastation in Haiti. If you are looking for ways to help out, here are a few simple and legit resources.

    Mercy Corps
    Red Cross

    OR simply text Haiti to 90999 and a $10.00 donation will be added to your cell phone bill! Imagine if everyone did this.....the difference it would make!!


    {photo via buttonheart}
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Sugary Pink Goodness

    This yummy post got me thinking......Can you ever really get enough pink? I, for one, LOVE pink, and all of it's girlish glory! I love yummy pink confections. I love plush pink sofas. I love pink frilly frocks. And why not pink books? Am I crazy, or do you love it too?!

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2010


    Just some early morning shoe lust..........
  • Sunday, January 10, 2010

    Happy Weekend + Brrrrrrr

    This pretty much sums up my entire last week....minus the snow! With highs in the teens all week, this Arctic blast was quite a shock to me, coming from Texas where it may get below freezing once a year. I did my best to stay warm, even while having to take a puppy out a gazillion times a day to potty train! Hopefully this week will bring warmer temperatures.....pretty please?
  • Thursday, January 7, 2010

    Is it possible to be in love with a door?

    yes, I do believe so......

    If this was my door, I wouldnt even care what the inside looked like. via
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    Dare to be bold

    Over the last year I have seen a movement of brides really stepping outside of the traditional wedding guidelines and truly tailoring their big day to their own personal style, and I love it! 2010 is all about bold vibrant colors, so if your faves are hot pink and green such as this bride, go for it!
    I love that the bride and grooms attire completely reflect their personal style (and they are both very stylish!)
    And I have to mention how etsy totally rocked it again! Can you believe the bride's dress is a vintage find from this etsy shop? I am smitten!
    images via
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010

    Too pretty not to post

    I have been staring at this magical photo all evening. I can't get over the dream like quality and pastel yumminess.I have had a few other pretty horsies saved in my files for awhile and thought this was a fitting time to bring em out. I think horses are such mystical creatures. I love to look at them
    Maybe if I ever have a lot of land I can get a horse. I am sure my dogs would love it...