Archive for September, 2009

Up, Up and Away

September 30, 2009

I’m seriously floored by the amazing event design of Summer from Grey Likes Weddings.  She was paired with some amazing vendors to create this great palate and I can’t even begin to imagine what fun it was to create. 

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I have to say that my most favorite part is the table and those “hot air ballons”.  I love them and I think they add such an amazing flair.  I’m seriously impressed.  Bravo!

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Vendor List –

Event & Photo Stylist: Grey Likes Weddings

Floral Design: Flora Organica

Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran: All Made Up

Wedding Stationary, Favors, and Paper Suite: MaeMae Paperie.

Printing of paper products: Czar Press

Fabric Rosettes, shoe clips, and “just married” banner over cake: B. Poetic

Cake: Cheryl Stewart of Cake My Day

Bridal Wardrobe: The White Dress

Rentals: Olde Good Things

Organizer of the day/ teacher: Jessica Claire

Weekly Wish

September 29, 2009

Over at AnthroLove, we’ve started posting our weekly wishes.  You can check them out here.  I have already posted mine for this week, but I’m in love with this other item and it just cannot wait until next week to be posted.  So, I’ll share it with you here.

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Are you totally smitten?  I am.

Spotted: Anthro Sweater

September 28, 2009

Did anyone else see last week’s season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy?  Yes, I cried.  Don’t judge me.  Happen to catch the Anthropologie article of clothing? See it?

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Oh, wait.  There is is.

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Haha!  that sweater is totally from Anthropologie.  I actually tried it on and while it sort of looks good on cancer patient Izzie, there is a reason she’s not standing up in this scene.  That sweater is not flattering.  Major bummer, Anthro.  But koodos to Izzie, the stylish Grey’s character.

Foto Friday

September 25, 2009

Happy Friday Ya’ll!  This is Grace.

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Today’s photo (of Grace) is brought to you by the image is found .  It’s a fun photo blog that you should check out. 

“Hi, we’re nate and jaclyn….the eyes behind the image is found photography. we, along with our crazy three year old daughter grace and newborn studmachine jasper, live in oceanside california enjoying the cool climate and constant sunshine. this blog serves as our online diary of just about everything that we do. every single shoot we do will wind up here along with lots of personal photos from trips, days out and about, random stuff, and of course our hilarious daughter :) if you see anything you like, please feel free to leave us a comment! thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and peek into our life…enjoy!” – The image is found.

DIY: Pinwheel Flower Belt

September 24, 2009

Hello Readers!

I’m back with a DIY for you inspired by Heart of Light’s Rachel.  She has launched her own etsy shop and created some amazing belts and headbands.  I posted about her fabulous ruffle belt a few weeks ago and many of you loved it.

Amber especially loved it so we went on a hunt to find something that we could create for her wedding.  We both feel in love with this one of Rachel’s.

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When it came down to creating it, I ran into some problems with the fabric.  The fabric wasn’t melting, but rather burning!  Pam and I had a few screams as we thought we were going to burn the house down and therefore decided against doing that.  I wrote Rachel and email, letting her know of our dilemma and she kindly responded!  She told me that the issue I was having was with the fabric.  I needed 100% polyester for it to work.  I was so grateful for her response, but while waiting for it, Pam and I began to experiment with the fabric.  We kind of came up with this pinwheel flower belt and Amber loved it!

So, I bring you… the Pinwheel Flower Belt.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1/2 a yard of brown satin (you won’t use it all)

1/2 a yard of tulle (you won’t use it all)

1 spool of coordinating thread

2 and a half yards of ribbon

Pins

An iron

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WHAT TO DO:

Step 1: Measure your waist and determine the length of the ribbon (mine was 2 and a half yards).

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Step 2: Tie a bow so you can cut the length appropriately.

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Step 3: Cut the edges (make them pretty!)

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Step 4: Find the center of the ribbon.

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Step 5: Put the belt back on and place a pin where you would like the center flower to be located.

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Step 6: Take up the satin and cut out a large rectangle.  This will be your largest flower, so the size is entirely up to you.  I would say that mine was about 8 inches long.

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Step 7: Fold the fabric in half.

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Step 8: Fold the fabric in half again.

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Step 9: Cut out a large circle about the size of the square.

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Step 10: You should have a total of four squares.

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Step 11: Take up one of the circles.  Pinch it so there are three folds.

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Step 12: Run your coordinating thread through each of the folds to hold them in place.

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Step 13:  Repeat steps 11 & 12 and thread all four together.

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Step 14: Place the “puff” on the ironing board and press the flower. You may want to fight with it a little to get the right look.  Press again.  (Try to ignore that I have tulle on this flower – it’s a bad idea as the tulle melts).

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Step 15: Cut a square of tulle, just larger than the diameter of the flower.

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Step 16: Fold the tulle the same way you folded the satin.

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Step 17: Trim the edge in a half circle.  It’s okay for it to be un-even, it only adds texture.

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Step 18: Thread the tulle to the back of the flower.

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Step 19: Take up three more squares of the stain fabric. You are now going to make three smaller flowers.  One for the center and two are for on either side of the center flower.  These circles should be about half the size of the large circles.

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Step 20: Repeat Steps 11 – 18 for all three of the smaller flowers.  When pressed they will look like this.

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Step 21: Take up one of the smaller flowers and place it onto of the large flower.  Stitch them together.

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Step 22: Take up the ribbon and your three completed flowers.  Place the large flower where you placed your pin.

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Step 23: Sew on the remaining flowers.

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Step 24: Embellish it however you like (beads, pearls, etc) or wear it as is.

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Get inspired!

The Bright Side

September 23, 2009

Good Morning Readers,

I’m here to spread a little sunshine your way.

Have you ever head of The Bright Side Project?  It’s a beautiful website that features a giveaway everyday.  Check it regularly for chances to win things that will brighten up your day.

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Have a great Wednesday!

Peach Ruffle Wedding Revisited

September 22, 2009

So,  you all remember this dress I feel in love with? That I just had to make a wedding inspiration board for?

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Well, I’ve been inspired again!  Once Wed and Design*Sponge teamed up to create this wonderful table trend that goes perfectly with my wedding.  Er, I mean, this imaginary wedding. 
 
Therefore, I’ve decided to revisit my inspiration board and update it a little.
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Sigh.

Southern Peach

September 22, 2009

Anyone else want to just sit on the front porch while eatting a delicate meal and ice cream in the South?

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Oh, so it’s not just me?  Ok. That’s what I thought.

Via Design*Sponge & Once Wed.

Foto Friday, Sort of.

September 18, 2009

Happy, Happy, Happy Friday!

This post is brought to you by me, via my friend Candice; who found this amazing clothing site last night, Shabby Apple.  Now, we all know I’d give every cent I have to Anthropologie if I could live off of it, but sometimes you just want something classic, form fitting, and unique without breaking into your wallet too much.  Here’s where you visit Shabby Apple.

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Need I say more?

Anthro + Ruche

September 17, 2009

Another late night for me!  Tonight I’ll be hosting another event for work and last night I was a busy bee working on a bridal shower. 

But, I’m never too busy to take a gander at Anthro and Ruche.  Here are a few of my favorites for fall…

Anthro:

Minako Wrap BlouseCloaked Vista DressBlustery Days Dress JacketWrapped-in Ruffles Jacket

Ruche:

Ruche_Neck WarmerMilitary Studded BootsTangerine CardiganLace Dress

 

Happy Thursday!