Thursday, March 31, 2011

Getting Back to Nature

Our reception is going to be outside so I'm on the lookout for nature-inspired decor.
 Here are some fresh ideas...

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A green way to use a monogram.
Many family members were unable to make it to the wedding, so Neddy created a family tree in their honor.
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Great version of a "Family Tree". I love this idea to display fun family pictures.
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I've seen a lot of bouquets wrapped in ribbon and even twine but never bark. So original!

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Love the use of succulents!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cake Stands Galore!

Can you believe all this prettiness is in one shop?! It's like a little piece of cake-stand heaven.
And I want a slice!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

We're Ba-ack!

We are back from our honeymoon and I am ready to do some serious blogging! We had a wonderful, relaxing time and now we face the challenge of getting back into real-life. I am ready to really focus on my reception planning and  I saw this beautiful bird inspired wedding and had to share it with you.
I love the color scheme!
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Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm Getting Married Tomorrow!!!!

This is us. Before we were even dating. Isn't he pretty?!
I am so excited for tomorrow! I am so excited to be marrying this amazing man. He has my heart and I know he'll be taking good care of it.

We'll be gone all next week on our honeymoon ;)

Take care, blogland and my blog friends, I'll have lots to share with you when I get back! We have a party to plan and you all need to help me make it awesome!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It IS Easy Being Green (Just For Today)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here is my salute to all things green.....
LUCKY Jewels - St. Patricks Day BOGO SALE - Soft rain decorates these two stunning macro shamrock images. Vibrant heart-wrenching green scattered with silvery baubles sent from above. Two Fine Art Photographic Prints, 10x10.
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Chocolate Filled Pandan Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Center Of Attention

I think I've already decided what I want my centerpieces to be and I can't wait to show you.
But these caught my eye too.
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Flower Arrangement
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Monday, March 14, 2011

The Answer To My Design Prayers

I have a sad little wing-back chair that I found at a yard sale in 1994. It is a very old chair. The original stuffing was horse hair. So, yes, very old. But the frame is in amazing condition. I had it reupholstered in 1996 and it served me well for over 10 years.
 Now it looks like this...
And I need to reupholster it again. But this time around I am going to do it! (at least that's what I've been telling myself for 2 years now.) I had been putting it off because I wasn't sure exactly how to do the job. Until now! I found this little tutorial and I am so excited to get this job started. I even have fabric, somewhere, that I can use. Let's get this reupholstery party started!

This is a finished project using the method described below...
Photos and instructions found here.

Results to follow one day in the future. Hopefully before I have grandchildren.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Me, Oh My, It's Mia!

Happy Birthday to my super talented and beautiful daughter.
Sixteen has never been sweeter!
I swear it was just yesterday that this wonderful girl came into my live.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Words Of Wisdom

From my sweet daughter's blog
(Not sure where she found it)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Another project to put in my "Someday-I'll-Make-This" file.
Part 1 instructions found here; Part 2 instructions found here
Thank you, Addicted 2 Decorating, for allowing me to further my addictions.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I've always loved doilies. They have such a pretty, lacy, delicateness to them. I don't think "Grandma" when I see them, I just think beautiful.
Here are some ways to make them fit into your home....
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Lacy Votive Holder
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Have fun being fancy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Are you ready for Spring Cleaning?
Yeah, me neither. But I have to do it. I have so much stuff to clear out before we move. I'm going to have a huge yard sale that I wish you could all come to. There is going to be a lot of fun stuff!
It may be worth the drive to the middle-of-nowhere. Yeah, probably not.
simply white 
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I found an article from Apartment Therapy all about Spring cleaning. Maybe you'll get some tips to make your home shine even brighter.

Happy Cleaning!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Put A Bird In It

Birdcage Veils
Dontcha love 'em? I do! I'm going to make my own.
 I have extra veiling in case my first try is a disaster. I have found this tutorial and it sounds like a breeze.
Oh, I hope so!
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My veiling has the little dots like this one has. I need that extra spice added to it.
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