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Entries in flower (45)


summer floral bouquet

Monday Greetings!

Sending you a sweet summer (virtual) bouquet to today. The top image is homework from a photography course I'm currently in the middle of taking. The purpose of that image/project is learning to add and subtract light in the photograph. I am pretty proud because there is NO cropping and NO photoshop involved here—a rarity on this blog. It was fun styling the flowers and don't you love that paper backdrop?

Well back to work—continuing my nonstop workaholism to get ready for vacation later this week! Hope you have a great start to your week!


patterned flower diy & a country wedding

July already!?!?

While I am currently exhausted and looking forward to a relaxed work week, that is no reason not share some lovely eye candy with you. Above is a gorgeous paper flower diy by Tie That Binds recently featured on Wedding Chicks. Long time readers may recognize these flowers from a past project I worked on (made from older sewing patterns). Well, Mekala wanted to use them all throughout this amazing wedding—for which nearly all event details she is responsible for bringing to life!

Anyone with an affinitey for barns and an Oregon backdrop can/must view all the images on Tie That Binds Blog.

Be sure to view the beautiful wedding on Wedding Chicks here and for the diy go here! And have an amazing week!

Image Credits: DIY flower images by Tie That Binds & wedding party image by Bryan Aulick


a few spring flowers

I hope your week is going well! Mine is absolutely flying. I wanted to snap a few quick photos of my current blooms before they disappear. Unfortunately my prize specimen—peonies—were destroyed by hail 3 days after their first bloom. Grrr. The hollyhocks and hydrangeas will have to do this year.

It's almost Friday, people!


mother's day idea ::: paper ranunculus

Happy Monday! It comes so quickly, does it not?

Should you have a few hours (perhaps vegging in front of the tv) and some pretty paper—I recommend making a sweet bouquet or stem of this flower. I'm such a cool color person that this paper had me at aqua & cobalt blue. Metallic silver is a lovely bonus.

Here's to a great week, friends!

Tutorial by: D.I.Y. or Don't! (pdf pattern available here)


notable: erin jane

Happy May Day! A lovely illustration of spring letters. I love the sweet accents....makes me want to put a bird on something.

Featured Artist: Erin Jane


notable: little things studio

Occasionally I find myself feeling entitled to various things in life. This quote is a needed reminder of how untrue that really is—we aren't entitled to anything. It's not about what you get but rather what you can give, right?

AND I haven't watched/read Anne of Green Gables since childhood. It may be time to track down this nostalgia. 

Featured Artist: Little Things Studio


simple diy spring wreath

Was able to finish up this simple wreath today!

Supplies needed: $1 table cloth for the grass, large fake flower (one shown is from Hobby Lobby), wreath, and ribbon.

The squares are about 5", which I folded in half twice in order to cut the fringe. Also, set the hot glue gun on low and after squirting glue wait 10 seconds before sticking the plastic down. It burns really easily, but overall this was really simple and worked well. The table cloth makes the wreath "weatherproof" which I am always a fan of.

That's it. Pretty simple but still a fun greeting for guests!

Have a great week!


lovely bundle {bright spring}

This week has been slightly diluted (color-wise), so I need to end on a bright note! Spring is SO revitalizing, and I am blown away how much gratification I get watching my landscaping emerge. This weekend includes more planting (!) and yes—I am participating in the craze that is The Hunger Games. CAN'T WAIT.

How about you?! What are you looking forward to this spring weekend?

Image Sources: 1. Urban Outfitters // 2. Funkytime (via Pinterest) // 3. Martha Stewart // 4. Anthropologie (via Pinterest) // 5. Blue Lily Photography (via NieNie Dialogues) // 6. & 7. Jodi Miller Photography (featured on Green Wedding Shoes, via Pinterest) //


random inspiration {babies breath}

So this will seem really random, but bear with me.

It's been one of those weeks. Where plans and projects just don't happen because something in work/life implodes. When I was unable to make it to the store for diy supplies earlier this week, I was at a loss for my blog post yesterday. That brings us to today, where I decide I just need a little inspiration pick-me-up.

Babies breath has been in my mental bank for a while, I just love it's simple beauty. Also, I recently read the book The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and have been captivated by the idea of the project in the book—a catalog of flowers and their meanings. Shoot, what's holding me back of making this catalog in my own style? Nothing. I guess this means I now have a little side project in the works.

Anyone else having one of those weeks? Or have you read the book? And didn't you love it?!

Image Sources: Shea Christine Photography (via Style Me Pretty)


spring daffodils in a boot

Hello Monday.

I certainly have the itch for spring already...and it's only February. Not a good sign. These little blooms offer a glimpse of spring and chance to use my recent ebay purchase—a mini boot vase. Anyone else attempting to feel spring early? How so?

Here's to a fantastic week ahead of us!