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valentine feather tag {download}

I've got a little download to share with you today. Was itching to play with a little watercolor and figured a feather tag would do the trick.

Feel free to download these feather templates and create amazing Valentine's projects with them! Perhaps a "birds of a feather" gift...or maybe "you tickle my fancy" love note? Any other ideas on what to use them for???


lovely bundle {usa printables}

I found a few free printables for your patriotic decorating. Enjoy the weekend! And all the best as you plan for the midweek holiday!

Art Sources: 1. Eighteen25 (via Pinterest) // 2. Madigan Made (via Pinterest) //


july 4th bbq ::: festive sprinkles

Apparently this year for July 4th all I care about are food related posts. So here's another—with fun sprinkles! After crossing paths with these festive red-white-blue balls, I knew they needed to be used in something like this ice cream sandwich. But taking these photos made me think "perhaps something that doesn't melt would be better". Like smothering rice crispy bars with nutella and then sprinkles. YUM.

Hope you're having a fantastic mid-week workday!


notable: chris piascik

Can't be quoted enough I suppose.

Featured Artist: Chris Piascik for Society6


july 4th bbq ::: food baskets

Came across these adorable food baskets in Target and thought how perfect for July 4th BBQ! They are only 4 for 1$—spotted in the dollar section at the store front. And I don't mind a great excuse for midday bbq photo op (sweet potato fries = YUM). Another party suggestion is to do pulled pork, which is minimal work for a large group. The last party I hosted we catered the pork and the price was really reasonable.

Hosting is plenty of work, why not try and keep it simple?

Have a fantastic week!


snuggle in a teepee

Happy Valentine's Day to you! I am doing my best to wrap up work and take off early for a play day with my husband. Wouldn't it be so fun to make this illustration real life? So fun!

Featured Artist: This Paper Ship


lovely bundle {red velvet}

All these beautiful valentine food images are giving me the BIGGEST craving! This weekend may have to include a trip to the bakery for a gourmet cupcake.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Image Sources: 1 Delectable Deliciousness (via Pinterest) // 2 Sweetcakes Bakeshop (via Pinterest) // 3 Photography by Sewell Photography, featured on Style Me Pretty // 4 Evan's Kitchen Ramblings // 5 Duhlicious (via Pinterest) // 6 Photography by Gabriel Ryan, featured on Green Wedding Shoes (via Pinterest) //


last minute july 4 diy's

In case you get a hankerin' to add some diy flare this weekend, I've collected a few ideas that might inspire you. Crafts that can be pulled off in the next few days.

Striped Menu + Tags by Scout's Honor Co for {Frolic!} (via Poppytalk)

Pie in a Jar by Brooklyn Supper for Babble (via Pinterest)

Printables by Hank + Hunt for The Sweetest Occasion (via Poppytalk)

Paper Cones by Martha Stewart

Licorice Wrappers by Room To Inspire (via eighteen25)

There you go! Any other simple and great ideas that I missed? I hope you have a fantastic weekend of frills & fireworks!


lovely bundle {under the big top}

I always feel so inspired after finishing this column, grouping lovely themed images. How fun is the circus?! Today is inspired by seeing the movie above recently and attending Circus Flora this week. The subtle awe and wonder of the circus IS pure magic.

Image Sources: 1 Old Gold Boutique (via Pinterest) // 2 Monorail (via Pinterest) // 3 Image of Reese Witherspoon for Vogue, Photography by Peter Lindbergh // 4 Styling by So Happy Together, Photography by Brandon Kid, Gallery on Green Wedding Shoes (via Pinterest) // 5 Elyse Hall (via Style Me Pretty) // 6 Rosanna Anson (via Pinterest) //


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) //