Thursday, May 26, 2011

favor ideas

i always think gifts from the heart make the best wedding favors. something that you and your fiance share, something that is part of your hometown, something that made a change in your life, something that is near and dear to your heart... whether its a hershey kiss or a donation to a charity, make it important to you. here are a couple charming ideas with packaging that i love...

the yellow color is a wonderful compliment to the green/silver combo... not only does it look like the dessert with the diagonal lines, but it seconds as a placecard for the guest... yay, two birds with one stone!
succulent favors found on once wed

old-fashioned candy table and cute jars with your favorite candies
from your childhood, candies in your wedding colors,
or confections from a local candy company
found on the planned to perfection blog

i love this idea for outdoor or beach weddings!
i went searching for sunscreen wipes last night at target,
but they didn't have them... but ulta does!
found on martha stewart weddings

i think any gift that grows after given is an awesome reflection
of your blooming relationship...
and check out the cute stitching on the glassine bag. love!
found on martha stewart weddings

this matchbook packaging is perfect for little seeds.
its like magic...
you think its matches and its really "love in bloom" inside... haha
i think the four different colored books make the favor even better.
found on martha stewart weddings

its thursday and only a couple days away from the big day!
can't wait! oxox

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


i love these two bouquets i found on they are right up my alley. bright colorful wildflowers paired with the soft, light pink bunches of ranunculus and roses.

by the way, i tried to grow wildflowers in the front of my house and a bunny or another animal ate the seedlings! argh! so i'm totally jealous of the blooms above... oh well!

happy tuesday!

Friday, May 20, 2011

lovely items of the week

here they are!!!

this pillow made me laugh out loud!

so cute and comfy! toms in olive canvas

together print

j.crew hobo bag in tuscan olive

havanna sunglasses by madewell
i can't wait for summer!

have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

coolest cakes

have you decided on your wedding cake yet? here are a few ideas to make it unique...

cute 4" squares with traditional quilting techniques
found on martha stewart created by city bake shop in sandusky, ohio

samson the elephant from the maryland zoo in baltimore turned 3!
adorable cake by charm city cakes in baltimore...
and they now have a new location on the west coast!

daisy cake by the one and only sylvia weinstock
i met her about a year ago at an industry event and she was great...
funny and wearing her famous glasses that she's known for

blue flower cake by whipped bakeshop in philadelphia
love the flowers!

happy thursday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


things are starting to bloom around here!

this was the peony i killed last year and it came back in full force!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

lovely items of the week

here they are!

in honor of mother's day and upcoming father's day... mint green owls

cute as wedding favors or for valentine's day!

baby elephant necklace... i'm in love

this dress is one of catie's picks... what a great color!

enjoy the beautiful weather!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

happy chic

i'm always looking for fun ways to spruce up my house. i found this book that seems perfect for spring time and redecorating. infuse jonathan adler's fun style in your home with this happy chic accessorizing book. it includes a bunch of tips and tricks for adding humor and funk when arranging your accessories. save money and get it here!

while you are at it, check out the happy chic colors book as well. want color-drenched rooms? learn how to increase hues and discover fun patterns that will work well in your house. find it cheap here.

happy decorating!

Monday, May 9, 2011

catie's picks

maxi dresses galore! check out these adorable dresses!

swirling colors with a subtle shimmer and a sweetheart neckline

makes me want to eat outside with the sun setting in the background
with a warm breeze flowing through my hair...

i'm really liking the flouncy tie on this black mist dress

silk maxi in zebra by jenny han

happy monday everyone!
and a special thank you to catie for picking out these sweet dresses!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

stephanie + joe

once upon a time... stephanie + joe are getting hitched in less than a month! for their wedding invites, we did a fairytale theme in pink and navy complete with birds holding banners and enchanted stars. everything about their wedding suite is charming from the silver embossed tag to the wonderful "name" logo on the postcard.

i embossed a quote that steph loves on the tag on top of a subtle "d"
and tied with a satin silver bow

love the tiered banners... they came out so beautifully

we went with the elegant script font to continue the fairytale theme
and paired it with a small caps serif font

the fun response postcard

hope you like this wedding suite as much as i do!