Saturday, February 27, 2010

baby shower bananza

We hosted a baby shower over Valentine's Day weekend in honor of my very first niece who is arriving at the end of March. It was fantastically fun and I've been anxiously waiting to share. I started the planning process with an inspiration board and couldn't be happier with the results.

A bright pink and green color palette made every detail pop.

I tried really hard to cover every detail from the plastic baby do dads in Baby Shower Bingo to the tiny bouquets of baby's breath.

I've always wanted to do a baby block cake and our friend Gabby was able to make that happen. She did a wonderful job on the cake. It was delicious too!

I used jars instead of plastic cups to give the party that extra special feel.

All of the food was camping themed with a miniature twist. You can find all of the recipes used on Inspired Taste.

The biggest hit was the take home treat: mini granola bars for the trail. Speaking of, stay tuned as I'll be posting a step-by-step so you can DIY a cute treat for your next party.

Food by Inspired Taste.
Paper goods and event planning by Quite Like It Design.
Cake by Gabby (email me if you're interested in contacting her!).
Photos by Adam and my husband Josh.


Friday, February 26, 2010

andddddd it's friday!

I love these green striped tights. Reminds me of life before the snow.

{image for Lula via Fashion Gone Rogue}



Remember this color-in dress? Well now you can color your shower curtain.

Huzzah! I see a weekend project coming on.

{found on Giver's Log}


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dad Win

I'm getting excited about having a baby. I have a feeling he/she is going to be the coolest kid ever ... much like this baby who, I'm sure, was the life of the party. Maybe we can steal this costume idea!

We find out tomorrow if it is a boy or a girl, so check back in to find out!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ready to mail

I've always loooooved the idea of covering an envelope in pretty vintage stamps. But who really has the time or energy to search for the perfect stamps? Enter Whitney Rae. Whitney does the searching for you! She sells handpicked vintage stamps already arranged on envelopes and ready to mail. Score!

{saw on Oh So Beautiful Paper, photos from Whitney Rae}


Friday, February 19, 2010

i want to romp

I am so ready for summer fashions. I've been seeing rompers around and they're definitely on my list of must-have summer wear. Totally perfect with a pair of cute heels and chunky necklace or even over a swimsuit. Bring on summer!

1. New York & Company-$42.95
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs at Bloomingdale's-$248.00
3. Anthropologie-$98.00
4. Roxy-$49.50


button seating cards

We're just finishing up the most fantastic watercolor invites for Jenni. She's DIYing her wedding day to perfection and sent over this sneak peak of her adorable seating cards.

I cannot wait to see the rest of the lovely wedding details.

Thanks for the update, Jenni!

{photo by Jenni}


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ode to Dorothy, a fashion rebel

My grandma Dorothy passed away recently. Last night we were going through her photos and I realized that she just loved loud colors. The bright purple and blue eye-shaddow, paired with a fuscia blouse just drove me crazy. But now I see they were strategic fashion choices she used to have a strong appearance to match her strong personality.

I put together a Dorothy-inspired outfit in her honor:

Love ya grandma!


jars galore

I have a few boxes of these jars hanging out after using them as cups at the baby shower I hosted this past weekend (more on that to come), but I have NO idea what to do with them. I certainly won't be doing any canning.

They do make for cute office organizers - for pens, ribbon and the like. But I have BOXES of them. I need more uses. This shelf from old new again is kind of perfect. And I love the wall vase and hooks!

{top photo by Adam, bottom photos from old new again}


Baby bump

I'm excited to share that I've teamed up with, a social networking site for Omaha area moms, to write a weekly fashion blog about all things mommy-chic! Check out my first couple of posts talking about baby name trends and dressing up 'The Bump.'

Speaking of bumps, I had Ben snap a pic on Valentines Day so you all could see what I'm talking about. Small, but mighty! What counts is I FEEL huge.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

doily chic

I have a box full of doilies just waiting to be used. Maybe I'll try making them into a doily pillow when I get some spare time.

Very chic for doilies. I approve.

{photo and tutorial from smile and wave}


Decoder save the dates!

"How fun are these decoder save-the-dates? I’m a nerd myself so you can imagine my excitement over this idea! They come with red glasses that reveal the message. I can’t hardly wait for their wedding, it’s going to be off the hook if you haven’t noticed yet. Shot by the darlings Kelly and Ryan from Kellan Studios.

"From the bride,
“I did all the printing of the cards, envelopes, and stickers myself on a home inkjet and on a large-format printer, and we bought the decoder glasses online for about 20 cents a piece.” She said can custom design them if there’s anyone interested! Just leave a note below and I will give her email address."

Secret reveal decoder 3d red glass save the dates
Secret reveal decoder 3d red glass save the dates
Secret reveal decoder 3d red glass save the dates


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In the ring

Check out this photo of MMA fighter Michael and his fierce fiance Candace! I love that they chose a backdrop that was unique to them. They were photographed by Austin-based Christina Carroll and you can seem more frames from this shoot over at Elizabeth Anne Designs.

What is a location that is totally unique to you or your significant other? Or both?


Monday, February 15, 2010

my valentine

I love this Jersey Knot Bracelet bracelet by Tanya Aguiniga.

And since my husband decided to give me a Christmas card for Valentine's Day (actually it was kinda cute) I decided to take things into my own hands by getting this diddy for myself.

Can't wait to wear it!


Make those pictures last

So you pay thousands of dollars for your wedding photos and then they go straight into an album that sits on your bookshelf? Boring! There are a million ways to surround yourself with your photos in your every day life. Check out to make posters and jewelry boxes. Or how about a photo neck tie at Get creative!

I love the idea of wearing your photos around. Peep this scarf! {via poppytalk}

Polaroid-inspired scarves by Phillippe Roucou for Reborn (found via Jenny).

Reborn-5284Pretty sure I'm in love.And more Polaroid love here:
Sweetest ring, Yellowgoat

Type and tape

Can you tell I'm in a typography phase? I don't know what I would do with this vintage masking tape, but I want it none the less!

{via Chocolate *Letterpress* }

-> Get them here. --> Happy Mundane


Friday, February 12, 2010

Lovely uses for newspaper

"How stinking cute is this shoot that Beka at Innove Events styled and Marie at Art of Love photographed? Love, love, love."


DIY piñata project

DIY Love Notes Piñata music sheet

Photos by John Schnack Photography.

{via Ruffled}


you suit me

I adore this super easy valentine idea from Martha Stewart.

It's SO perfect! My valentines will look like this next year.

{Photo from Martha}


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

a little love

I got my holiday cards out a few days before Christmas so I feel like I'm doing pretty good with my valentines. Here are a couple I put together this weekend when I was snowed in. Simple, but sweet.


Friday, February 5, 2010

dunk or squeeze

The new, improved ketchup packets revealed by Heinz yesterday are so cute. Very convenient too! Finally. They sure needed a revamp.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Long weekend

Ben and I will be enjoying the balmy weather and flashing lights of Las Vegas this weekend. I'll talk to you all soon!

(Oooh, but if you have tips on where the good shopping is located, please comment on this post!)


Perfect wedding photos

These photos of Karen and Glenn are so fresh and fun! I just love this idea. A wedding is a celebration, so break out the confetti!

{Photos by W. Scott Chester}


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


It's way too winter here in Baltimore and I need some sunshine in my life. These beauties are just the trick!

Rays of Sunlight-Elva Fields
Galaxy Swirl Glitz Ball-Kate Spade


all things girl

I love all of the clutches and totes in EightSeason's shop. I just found out that I'm going to become an auntie to little girls twice this year, once in March and once in July. I can't wait until they get older and I can buy them cute totes like this.

{photo from EightSeasons}


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who are they copying?

I saw a beautiful, simple, elegant cake on a blog today and saved the photo. Five minutes later, on a different blog, from a different wedding, I saw the same cake. It didn't seem like they were from the same bakery, so what are these cakes emulating? A Martha? Anyone know?

In any case, steal this cake design! It is chic, modern and PERFECT for your wedding.

Sorry, I don't have the credits!


Too cute for print

From Earth Friendly Weddings: "Maybe not for the wedding day, but perhaps for a shower or rehearsal dinner? Upcycled headbands, made out of real newspaper and protected with acrylic, found at Fey Handmade."


Loving: Home

I heart this rug.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Delicious fonts

Peep these Helvetica cookie cutters by Beverly Hsu! They are perfect for EVERY occasion ... either people will love them or want to talk about them. Since the hubs and I are font nerds, they would have been great at our wedding.

{Via MadeByGirl}