Friday, April 30, 2010

Illustration everywhere!

Ohh, Envelop, you are dangerous. Envelop is an online print-on-demand platform, where independent illustrators can create and sell high quality cotton basics worldwide, made in Belgium, using an eco-defendable procedure.  It also might be where all my time (aka money) is spent for the next few days.  I want it all.

Here’s a sampling of some of the totes:

Visit Envelop to see more than 800 uniquely designed items, ranging from kitchenwear and tabletop linens to pillowcovers.

Totes shown above:  1. Hjalmar_blackwhite / 2. Desolate But Beautiful Life / 3. Little Bird / 4. The Chase / 5. Horseshoe Worm family / 6. Woolly Bear


letterpress keychains

These letterpress keychains from Gazin Design are awesommmmme.

You can pick one up for $15 at Gazin Design or test your luck and enter to win a FREE keychain over on oh, hello, friend!

{photo from oh, hello, friend}


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thought for Thursday

"We must create what we most need to find."

--Sabrina Ward Harrison


Porch love

I'm having major porch lust and this post from elements of style isn't helping.  Check out these gorgeous outdoor spaces.


Curtains ...

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Modern decor ...

Lush ...

Someday ...


Monday, April 26, 2010

Cake color theory


I'm loving these Color cakes ... and check out this idea of a Color Diner!   I could see doing  this with mini cupcakes at a party or reception.  Just make sure you snap a picture before people start grabbing their favorite colors.

{via Bloesem } "House of Origin are Marriƫt Willems and Simone Kroon ... a design studio with several disciplines, but a focus on Food design. During their study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven their fascination for traditional crafts began. They created, designed and styled special dinners, food installations and several cookbooks."


Friday, April 23, 2010

M is for magazines

I just popped on over to etsy and saw this awesome magazine rack in the handpicked items. Want!

From paperdoll woodshop.


Feathery and fabulous

The ultimate accessory: headpieces (aka fascinator).  These gorgeous babies can transform your entire look. I am dying over these pieces from the new Lo Boheme spring collection. 
{via *Style Me Pretty* - The Ultimate Wedding Blog   "Lauren Christensen, the uber talented designer behind these pretties, is inspired by all things vintage and feminine and she has the accessories to prove it!"
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Check out the gallery for even more feathery, sparkly hair adornments from Lo Boheme.

Photographers: Sophie Murdoch and Mike Larson for Mike Larson Photography / Accessories, Clothing and Styling: Lauren Christensen of Lo Boheme / Makeup: Reeda Gorham / Hair: Skylae Johnson / Gowns: Sweet Love Bridal Salon in Maine / Models: Alexa and Cassie / Floral Bouquets: Panacea Flowers / Venue: The Sanitarium Spa and Goreman State Beach


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I've been seeing so many delicious treats around the web lately. Makes me hungry.

Vanilla Bean Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches from Tartelette

Muffins N' Blueberries from Berta's photostream

Nutty Biscotti from Inspired Taste


{images from Tartelette, Berta's photostream and Inspired Taste}


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The latest Carolina Herrera

"Carolina Herrera is the go to designer for all things elegant and chic and her new bridal collection is no exception. The head gear was out to play and the dresses, oh the dresses. There were definitely a few show stoppers in the mix. Matthew Grazier was there to capture all of the gorgeous details, front, back and everywhere in between."



Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Get into the kitchen

Ben is decidedly the cook in our family.  I had aspirations of developing cooking skills until Ben swept in and made everything taste amazing in the first attempt ... not the 18th.  Now I chop the vegetables.

But! I would still love to learn, so I'm intrigued by this book, The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together. It has "83 recipes that gradually increase in complexity and ultimately serve as building blocks for beginning cooks." I love the idea of starting at the basics and working our way up together!

This would also be a great wedding gift if your happen to be attending any ceremonies this season.


Monday, April 19, 2010

a dress a day

New Dress A Day might be the best blogging idea ever. Ever, ever. Marisa is going an entire year without doing an ounce of traditional shopping. Instead, she's repurposing a dress a day from thrift store and flea market finds. And each dress costs less than a buck!

These are some of my fav before and afters.

Day 77

Day 115

Day 125

Love this blog (and am really wishing I could sew more than paper)!

{photos from New Dress A Day}


Saturday, April 17, 2010

invitations to come

We have SO many fabulous invitations we're dying to show you. We're scheduled for a rockin' photoshoot in mid-May and then we'll post, post post. Just a bit longer!

I picked up this card display at The Old Lucketts Store in Leesburg, VA. It's so perfect for displaying invites.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't buy the wedding dress too small!

Listen to Stacey and Clinton and dress the body you have ... but also, you might stay away from these bad-boys this summer:

Cold Stone Creamery introduces Oreo Creme Filling ice cream and Double Stuf Oreo
cookie sandwiches in all stores nationwide. 



Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dreamy dresses


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spending Green

Take a hint from the Earth Day (April 22) and check out some favor ideas at Dream Green Weddings.
Dream Green Weddings

{via Ruffled}

Giveaway alert:
"The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22, and to celebrate, Dream Green Weddings is giving away 40 seeded eco wedding favors to one lucky couple for their upcoming wedding or bridal shower. Click here to enter!"


Friday, April 9, 2010

Weekend project

Hello cute idea!   Just don't slam your doors too hard.

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{ via poppytalk }

"I saw this fun little project in Home Depot's flyer this week and thought how easy this would be to do for a weekend project. Make this shelf for above the doorway in the kitchen or bathroom (or wherever). A fun little way to create some cosy storage. Click here to read how."


sailor girl

I'm all over this Sailor Knot Necklace by the vamoose.

Summer. Summer. Summer.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

food flags

Aren't these flags created with popular foods from each county clever?






{for the Sydney International Food Festival, via}


Monday, April 5, 2010

Keeps on giving

 What a cute idea!  Send someone the outdoors with a PostCarden.  {via the SCOOP }

Postcarden is a series of three greeting cards that you can grow into a mini garden. Designed by London based A Studio for Design, they wanted to design a greeting card that brought more than only momentary enjoyment. Mission accomplished.  They can be purchased  @ for $12.95.
images c/o Postcarden