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Entries in color (43)


color styling {splash of red}

Coming at you a bit late with week 9 of my styling series, which was once again delayed from bad weather. I go from trying not to use the heater, to avoiding the AC, to not using the heater. Crazy temps!

Hope you are having a great start to your week!


may ad } red fred bodoni

You must check out this May advertiser—the bright and colorful bunch Red Fred Bodoni & The Jolly Troop. This friendly flock is sure to be enjoyed by any type lover, for everyone else they are just plain fun. Available in all kinda of products like a poster, tshirts, and coming soon a book! Their blog is a great resource for quirky posts, educational links, and free downloads too.

Red Fred Bodoni is sure to add charm and brighten your day, make sure to check them out here!

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lovely bundle {cinco de Mayo}

Happy cinco de Mayo! This may be the year that I check out the local festivities. How about you? Do you have fun weekend plans? A party to celebrate this southern holiday?

Image Sources: 1 Invite from Martha Stewart // 2 Margarita Cupcakes by LaundryGirlPhotog (via Hostess with the Mostess) // 3 Photograph by John Rees (Image Gallery via Pinterest) // 4 Photograph by Jose Villa (Image Gallery via Pinterest) // 5 Pinapple Salsa from Foodie Bride (via Pinterest) // 6 Papel Picado from Lovely Indeed (Tutorial via The Sweetest Occasion) //


color styling {lemon & gold}

Taking last week off from my styling series did a world of good I feel. This set felt a little fresher, or more natural for me, not that I felt completely burnt out. Small breaks just do more good than we give them credit for.

Can you believe it is May already? How does time feel so fast and so slow at the same time?!


compliment bunting

Posting has been a bit sporadic lately, but I'm hoping my mental stablility will return to normal soon. :) April is over, and I am ready for the showers to pass and May flowers to emerge. To end the week, I think this compliment bunting from Jessica at How About Orange is a perfect fit. A great idea to brighten up a coworkers day, or let your spouse know they are your favorite. Free download here.

Have a super great weekend!!!


easter brunch

Easter is over, it's true. But I cannot hold back the images from this weekend.

You might remember these Easter cards I designed while making the invitation for this event. This Easter brunch was a fun event full of bold color and fresh flowers. No pastels allowed. The theme was designed around three bold colors, accented with simple details like book paper and vintage fabric.

On the menu were quiche, vanilla bean scones, fruit kabobs, a yogurt bar, and delicious citrus mimosas. A favorite detail of the event was the Easter baskets. The adorable teal fruit crates were the brilliant idea found here, by Beka and Kimberly of Styled. Another lovely detail were the table centerpieces made from ceramic egg crates with dyed eggs as flower vases. Overall a fun morning celebration, full of color and yummy eats. I've also included the delicious recipes below, in case this inspires you to host a summer brunch!

Recipes: Fruit kabobs // vanilla bean scones // chicken spinach quiche // bacon & mushroom quiche //


color styling {chocolate & beige}

This week begins with some chocolate & beige images, continuing my styling series. Each week I feel my prop supply dwindling, I think this is a good excuse for a trip to the flea market. Have a great week, friends!


color styling {loving green}

I think it's a little to obvious that I'm on a green kick. Either way I thought it made for more fun images to continue my styling series.

A great week is in store people!


color styling {gray & textures}

Happy Monday! It seems each week is a new set of challenges with my styling series. Since the magnolias are almost gone I didn't want to miss the opportunity to use them as props. I intended to style with grays, but soon realized I don't own many gray props despite it being half my wardrobe. Even though I took almost 400 photos, I only felt 6 were interesting enough. But I enjoy these six!

Also wanted to add that I'm completely enamored by this series, styled by Janne Peters and photographed by Maria Grossmann. Obviously, I was influenced by the gritty concrete contrasting the delicate flowers and wanted to create similar environments—although Janne's are clearly 100x more amazing.


color styling {orangey red}

Continuing my Monday series, with a more difficult color this week—orangey red. I'm not sure if it was a lack of props or a lack of passion for the color, but I think the extra challenge is a good thing!

Have a great week, friends!