Thursday, May 28, 2009


these centerpieces from martha stewart are so fresh and beautiful. i love the simplicity of the topiary . . . so classy and casual. the flowers have an amazing pop to them against the solid tablecloth, and i love love love the different types and sizes of vases!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

summer treat*

YUM! these ice cream sandwiches are the perfect summer treat . . . and they're pretty! i found the recipe here

princess {gowns}

aren't these gowns beautiful?! the top one is Monique Lhuillier and the bottom one is Amsale. i found them both on InStyle Weddings . . .

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I love, love, love these mahogany tables . . . and the tablescapes!
{photos taken from {frolic!} }

{Outdoor} Wedding

These photos were taken from the Snippet and Ink blog . . . one of my favorites! I love the backyard feel to this wedding.  It is so fresh and casual . . . yet so elegant and full of detail.

My favorite : {Mason Jars}

this picture is perfection. i've already mentioned a million times how much i love mason jars . . . and look how beautiful this sangria is! i love the bunches of fresh cut flowers instead of "professional" looking put-together bouquets. {i saved this image to my computer a few weeks ago and forgot where i found it .. i'm still trying to find it again so i can give someone credit!}

Sunday Suppers

ah, i'm so excited. i found a very fun new blog with fantastic tablescapes and even more fantastic recipes . . . check out sunday suppers for creative ideas for your next meal! i love the simplicity and fresh look of cut flowers in mason jars. cheers!
{all images taken from sunday suppers blog}

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

yellow and purple

I took this picture from Snippet and Ink ... my favorite blog out there! This centerpiece is beautiful. I love the lemons as contrast with the purple . . . so simple and pretty!

{southern} wedding

I seriously can't wait to start planning my own wedding! {okay, I kind of already have . . } Haven't met the man yet, but hey, I do know I want a very southern, down home feel. Mason Jars for my cocktails are a definite. These photos are taken from my all time favorite blog, Snippet and Ink. Also, Southern Wedding Magazine has some fantastic ideas! Check them out here.

my *inspiration

I love weddings. I really hope to someday be a part of creating and designing such a magical day in a couple's life. This blog is fantastic. Snippet and Ink offers daily inspiration for weddings . . . and that's exactly you get! Check them out here.
{pictures above are taken from the Snippet and Ink's blog}

100 layer cake

My all time favorite blog . . . this one takes the cake!! I could sit and look at all these details and ideas for hours and hours. Check out 100 layer cake.

Paper Delights

Wiley Valentine has SUCH creative stationary and invitations, I get so excited just looking at everything. The lovely lady duo is based out of Newport Beach, California . . . and they are becoming more and more known in this creative world! Check out the website, I guarantee you'll find something you like.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

{lemon} curd

The best lemon curd you've ever tasted! Ina Garten makes this perfection. Try it with anything . . . berries, cookies, cakes, ice cream . . . or even by itself!

Limoncello Cooler

1 (750-ml) bottle limoncello liqueur, chilled
1 cup sparkling water, chilled
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
5 fresh mint sprigs, lightly crushed, plus extra for garnish
Crushed ice
*Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Pour into a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with mint!
{recipe from giada de laurentiis, here}

J.Crew Simplicity

Weddings are my favorite. And I love simplicity . . . Less is usually always best. This dress from J.Crew is so classy and feminine.

{loving} the Coast

I love front porches . . . and front porches over-looking the water? Yes Please! These homes from Coastal Living Magazine are so bright and cheery . . . a caption won't do them justice, the pictures say enough.

{ Peonies } are Perfection

Peonies are always so classic. In my dreams I will visit Carolyne Roehm's backyard . . . and she'll host my wedding there too! Look how simple and beautiful those bouquets are as centerpieces for the table.

Images are from Carolyne Roehm's book, Passion for Parties

red white & blue

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday to celebrate . . . what a fun day it always is! Celebrating our country will never go out of style & neither will red, white, and blue. Thank you Carolyne Roehm for yet again a fabulously decorated party.

Images from Carolyne Roehm's book, Passion for Parties.

My Home*

My mom has made our little home in Orange, California absolutely darling {and I have helped!} I love the casual feel it has . . . a little beachy . . . it's fresh, crisp, and classy. I owe my creative side to her.


Have I put Carolyne Roehm on the top pedestal yet? Each and every one of her books is fabulous. Go get 'em all now! I had to steal this picture of the pansies up the front walkway . . . they are my sorority's flower, so they hold a special place in my heart!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ina Garten {Paris}

Ina's apartment in Paris . . . WOW. I love her style. The pink peonies add the perfect splash of color to her simple and chic decor. I'm visiting Paris this summer and can hardly wait to experience everything it has to offer . . . too bad I can't be a guest in this apartment!

Images are from Town & Country Magazine

God Bless {America}

what do you know . . . more Carolyne Roehm and more patriotism . . . the two will certainly never go out of style.

{back} yard style

I am dreaming of an outdoor / backyard wedding . . . do you think Carolyne Roehm will let me borrow her yard? It is stunning. Check out her book Passion for Parties {and the many others} . . . you will not be disappointed!

All-American ::

This table screams summer barbeque, and I'm loving every little bit of it! The mini champagne bottles add such a fun touch. The wooden flatware is also very versatile for any spring/summer gathering. And, of course, the sunflowers are fantastic as a bright and welcoming centerpiece.

{David} Yurman, how I love you.

This wedding ring is stunning! So classy. So simply elegant.