Thursday, March 24, 2011

A day full of showers

Last weekend my mom, cousin + I threw a bridal shower for my cousin. Although I didn't get a picture of my super cool hand-made flag banners (*sniff*), here are a few shots of a few other parts...

{cheery Spring flowers in mason jars}

{my aunt made homemade focaccia bread, yum}

{all the needed things to make my new most favorite treat...fig jam + brie + crackers/fancy bread}

{it's like a party in your mouth. My mouth prefers fig + brie in a baguette sandwich}

{my family has an obsession with lemons, so we bagged them up with raffia for party favors}

{my mom broke out our family silver and china for the special event, and paired it with Jenni's favorite color - BLUE}

An upside to rain

"there's just something about rainbows that's not to be missed"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I get to see my best friend in t-minus 3 days and I couldn't be more excited. We will be celebrating the completion of my masters program and her birthday with plenty of adventures in between.
Cheers to you, us, and sauciness, Marcipants, can't wait for Friday!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!

One day closer to S U M M E R . . .

{I am officially addicted to Instagram}

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dear inspiration...thank you

This weekend my mom, 2nd cousin (once removed?) and I are throwing my cousin a bridal shower. I wish I had a bazillion dollars because I have so many awesome ideas for showers, weddings and parties...someday I'll be able to host my dream shower.

Although I don't want to spill any details on our secret plans, here are some pictures I found inspiring.

{I saved most of these a while ago and though I can't remember where they all came from, most I'm guessing are from Green Wedding Shoes}

{I love the use of clothespins and like the idea of something similar for seating cards for wedding receptions}

Image - love it here
{love the garden rustic feel to this...and mason jars are great for so many things}

{I've used the candles in mason jars and have to say it adds a great touch especially at night}

{I think this would be a sweet way to make the bride-to-be's chair extra special}

{LOVE this idea for favors}

Image - love it here
{I have a new love for the flag garlands...especially like them with names or words on them}

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{*sigh* I love this seating outdoors on a covered porch with flags. so sweet!}

Pictures of Jenni's shower to come next week...yay!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'm a big fan of big rings, so I understandably got pretty excited when I found what Asos had to offer.

 {recently got this with white + gold...instant love!}
 {this reminds me of House of Harlow jewelery}

{I have one JUST like this with a cream stone from Forever21...may have to be replaced soon, thank you tarnishing}
{lovelovelove this. reminds me of Melissa Joy Manning, who makes A-mazing stuff}
{as Lady Gaga would me your teeth!!!}
{ooooo you fancy}

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This little light of mine

These have {re-} inspired me to find things that can brighten the cloudy and drizzly days.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lesson in life

"After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and changing a soul. You begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. And you start to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open. You learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain. After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. You learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth. You learn that with every goodbye, there’s a hello. Take chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Say no. Spend all your cash. Fall in love. Be random. Say I love you. Cry. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Drink until the bottle’s empty. Sing out loud. Tell an asshole how you feel. Let someone know what they’re missing. Laugh until your stomach hurts. Live Life."

- unknown

Found a new blog to love - check her out!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I have a special weakness for catchy quotes and phrases, and will be spending free moments catching up on Bits of Truth. Here are a few that have caught my eye so far...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I love that Erin from House of Turquoise has a blog dedicated to her favorite color. My guess is this will be my first of many posts dedicated to mine.... yellow. 

Image - love it here
{ I want to play here!}

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{would a ceiling of these be too much?}

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{this makes my heart smile}

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{future therapist chair = love}

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{another great yellow and white. Feels like the perfect sailing combo - duh...maybe why they're wearing it on a boat}

Image - love it here
{I can't stop thinking CUTE about this}

Doesn't looking at yellow make you happy? :) Hope so!