Friday, November 19, 2010

Memory Board... Yes please!

Looking for a unique gift for the Holidays... these are totally amazing! 
My Sister-in-law is making these cork/chalk boards. They are custom to order every time. Of course they make excellent wedding gifts as well... hint, hint Cortny! 

I know the pics aren't the best, but it's not hard to imagine how awesome these are hung. 

They take a couple weeks to make so get your orders in ASAP! Holiday special... $175 each. They are handmade by my sissy, she can engrave anything you want, you pick the finish color, and standard size is 36"x36" so totally worth every penny.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Save the date obsession

I came home today, and rushed to my mailbox with anticipation....only to find the most spectacular and unique Save The Date imaginable!

Elizabeth Bardwell, the owner of Blush Design Studio, created such a special save the date suite for us, and I cannot say enough fantastic things about Liz or her talents! She is my new best friend, and I have never even met her before:)...

I found her work on Etsy, the best outlet for creativity on earth, and I am so lucky to have come across this beautiful and talented woman.

Here are some pics of her stunning work:)....

Did I mention that her holiday collection is amazing too??? Visit her on Etsy!

Ciao for now!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

metallic madness...

So I love the idea of putting circus animals on my tables....with our carnival theme and all! If you saw my last post you would see the most delightful metallic gold elephant centerpiece. I re-created the same look for a buck, plus some gold spray paint!

What do you think?




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hello Cuteness!!!

Turquoise : 

Check out this amazing interior design site... 

Ladies... I am also staking the claim on adorable names Ivy & Piper for my unborn daughters.... so cute... also cute.. the online magazine. Check it out! You will love every page !



Wedded Bliss

Our whole wedding inspiration came from the amazing wedding of Jenna Hein, the most amazing calligrapher. Martha Stewart Weddings featured her phenomenal day, and it has so influenced our special are just some of the pictures from their wedding,

I came across the cutest carnival inspired wedding shoot today!

Check out to see this amazing wedding!

Just more inspiration for my day! And this pinwheel extravaganza will be our altar....I am so in love with it:).... had this gem...


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pinwheel parade...

I found this super-easy tutorial on Once Wed......

I used some random double-sided paper that I had at home, and v
oila! The "recipe" called for 6" paper squares, but I am using these in a more dramatic format so I used the whole 12" piece of paper. But wouldn't it be cute to do a miniature 3" pinwheel for gift decorating, or for x-mas tree decorations...hello! A whole christmas tree in pinwheels, so cute:)

This could not have been more easy, quick or fun to create. I am so pleased with the result!

Ciao for now,

Thursday, November 4, 2010


As some of you may have noticed I haven't been very good at bloggin lately... And I think the source of my absence is contentment. I absolutely love my house right now! There are of course a few minor things that I want to change but most of it has to wait until our current roomie moves out.

I search through blogs but find myself uninspired because I officially have run out of space to care out my creativity. So here is my plug... You have seen what Meghan and I do... If you or anyone you know need some help with defining your style, finishing projects around the house, or of course a full home make over is welcome as well. Meghan and I are 100% for hire. We have helped many friends and family with their homes just for fun, or for more important projects... like say staging that house that you are trying to sell. Trust me we can make a normal house suddenly look like it belongs in a magazine, with little cash and lots of creativity! 

Please keep us in mind.... before I go crazy and start over decorating my house!!! Make it stop... I need another canvas!!! HELP! 


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mustachio madness

Our engagement session is Thursday, and we are so stoked! We made these fabulous mustaches for the much fun!

We are shooting at the state fair, and my "strong man" and I will be dressed for the occasion:)...


Monday, November 1, 2010

My inspiration board... hope you enjoy!

I know, I know... MORE WEDDING, but these are so great! If all goes to plan my wedding will be a beautiful collage of these images. I have to give credit where credit is due... I would have none of this with The Amazing Danya Star Thompson!!!  

hello succulents! 
 I live in Arizona, I find succulents a completely appropriate for this setting... and how beautifully do the mix with flowers! Should everything be with in budget I totally want to add these beauts to my tables... mixed with my pumpkins of course, gotta mix it up~

 exchange pickles for jalepeno jam and voila!


All images from the most amazing blog that Meghan missed on her blog shout out... YESPLEASEBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM

ciao, m.e.