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lovely bundle {pretty patriotic}

I'm sure you are all sorts of suprised by today's image theme (*wink wink). Makes me want to start scheming for a little thrown down. Hmmm...

Any fun weekend plans?! I am SO excited because my itinerary includes a field trip to a lavender farm. CAN HARDLY WAIT. What about you???

Image Sources: 1 Styling by Scheme Events, Photo by Laura Ivanova (Gallery on Style Me Pretty) // 2 Photo by Bonnie Tsang (Gallery on Design*Sponge, via Pinterest) // 3 Styling by Rachel Ochoa, Photo by Mathieu Photography (via The Sweetest Occasion) // 4 Styling & Photo by A Field Journal // 5 Matthew Genitempo of Ordinary Co (via Pinterest) // 6 Styling by Posh-Paperie, Photo by Jackie Wonders (Gallery on Style Me Pretty, via Pinterest) //


patriotic wreath + ideas

Time to get the ideas rolling for July 4th! This might be my second favorite holiday, summer bbq and fireworks—SO FUN. Above is the wreath I made for this year, complete with denim flowers. Can't get more American than that!

Also below, a few images from last years' patriotic photoshoot. Which features an awesome lemon shortcake recipe and fun pinwheel diy. Just to get you pondering some thoughts for the red, white & blue season!


lovely bundle {summer bbq}

I think I'd be ok with going to a bbq every weekend from now through September. You know know what I wish my weekend plans were. How about you? Do you have some fun summer plans?

Image Sources: 1 Brent Couchman (via Pinterest) // 2 Ulrica Wihlborg (image gallery on Design*Sponge, via Pinterest) // 3 Miss Pickles Press (via Pinterest) // 4 Julie Mikos (image gallery on Style Me Pretty, via Pinterest) // 5 Erin Grace (via Pinterest) //


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) //


lovely bundle {royal wedding}

Did this event sneak up on anyone else? I can't believe it's in a few days. Had I thought far enough ahead, I would have loved to do an inspiration shoot with a theme for a royal wedding party. Golds and yellows, sparkles and glam, tea and pastries. It would be so much fun.

Does anyone have party/watching plans for this once in a lifetime event?

Image Sources: 1 Dasandra & Co // 2 Kate Forrester (via Pinterest) // 3 Mimmo & Naz, Styled by Principal Planner (via Style Me Pretty) // 4 Studio Seed (via Pinterest) // 5 Martha Stewart (via Pinterest) // 6 Royal Crown Derby (via Pinterest) // 7 Karen Mordechai and Sunday Suppers (via Pinterest) //


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 //


happy easter peeps!

Another little something for you! These images are a sneak peek of a project I am working on (an Easter brunch). This invite includes some tasty treats, although not the best to photograph. Peeps are kinda deformed...like every single one of them.

So I made the invite into a fun printable if you want to give out an Easter card! I hope you enjoy!


stunning ezine *styled*

You must check out this crazy pretty magazine. Victoria of A Subtle Revelry pulled together an amazing team to create some amazing eye candy for us all—with entertaining tips, diy's, and shopping ideas.

And to make this even better, she featured my cookie downloads link! So flattered! It's listed under "100 Reasons to Celebrate". Super fun. I don't know about you, but I plan to celebrate. Thanks so much, Victoria!

First Image: Photography by Carly Taylor, Styled by Victoria Hudgins


sweet paris party

Fitting this time of year to share a party themed around the city of love! Look at these incredibly chic and simple details by Stephanie of the blog Stephmodo.

Are the details not the most darling things you've ever seen?! I want to eat it all up. Activities included making crepes and pipe cleaner Eiffel Towers. So clever. AND her goal is to spend $50-$100, which is the icing on the cake because we all know how budgets and number of parties become so unrealistic. Thrifty - simple - gorgeous - definitely my cup of tea.

Find more images of the party here, and be sure to dissect her entire blog here. The array of themed parties is absolutely magical. Thanks so much to Stephanie for allowing me to share!



easy cupcake color update

Ending the week with the simple idea of adding food coloring to update your cupcakes.

For a friends' birthday, I wanted to customize these cupcakes to be her favorite colors. I simply added yellow to strawberry cake batter and (insert ta da sound effect), orange cupcakes to the rescue. Perfect for planning parties where color matters...perhaps a certain football championship game at the end of this month.

Hope you have another great weekend! (one part productive and two parts rest)