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English Garden Shoot


We had the honor of collaborating with the fabulous Tonya Joy on this English Garden inspired photoshoot. I just love the romantic details that Tonya captured, and that pink bike!? Love. I wanted to share with you some more details of the paper goods we custom designed for the shoot. Take a look!


In Tonya’s words “This shoot was simply designed to create beauty and show what love looks like. I wanted to marry beautiful light, organic design, and romantic styling.


Photography & Styling: Tonya Joy / Venue: Lemonia Grove private estate in Corona, CA / Hair & Makeup: Nicole Deanne / Floral design: Oak and The Owl / Invitation Design: Wiley Valentine / Furniture & China: Vintage / Glassware, Silverware, & Cake Stand: Layla Grayce / Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Dresses: Kirstie Kelly / Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle

Be sure to check out the full post over on 100 layer cake!

Thank you Tonya for including us in your gorgeous vision!!


Natural Tie Dye DIY Results


As promised here are the results of my natural tie dye project. One of the fun things about this was that I involved little miss Piper. She enjoyed watching the fabrics transform into colorful wonders. I will say the beets were the most disappointing. I thought they would be vibrant but the color came out super dull and almost a brown tone. Everywhere I read says to simmer your ingredients for about 1 hour, but I think the beets could have used less time. Next time I am going to try leaving the fabric overnight in the cooled liquid and see how that goes.


My favorite and most successful dyes were the Tumeric blends. I did one with tumeric and orange peels and then one with tumeric and onion skins. The results were vibrant and beautiful. The raspberries were nice, pretty pale, but a nice purple-pink color. Frozen blueberries were pale pink as well. I would LOVE to see your results if you give this a try!

How To {Tie Dye Naturally}


Tie Dye using natural homemade dyes can be a little intimidating so I thought I would simplify it for you. Once you look at these 3 easy steps you will see it’s completely doable, and it’s a lot of fun. Piper and I tried it out the weekend of my birthday a few weeks back. The results were definitely not always what I expected, and I have some ideas for next time. I will share my tips and tricks as well as my results tomorrow. For now, here is the process I used.


If you guys give it a try I would love to see your results!!

Mom Monday {Smitten with Yaya Lala}


Happy Mom Monday my friends! We had such a great time with family. I have to say, staying somewhere with no internet or phone access for days was quite liberating. Not something I am used to but it really makes you decompress and focus on the now. With that said, it’s good to be back in the swing of things. Today I have a treat for you. Something I am completely smitten with lately, these gorgeous shoes by Yaya Lala. I mean the details and craftsmanship are to die for!! Hope you enjoy!! xoxo