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Pink Smoothie Bowls & Rose Cocktails

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It’s no secret I am obsessed with the color pink. The shade of pink depends on the season and my mood. Lately all I want in my life is a dusty shade of blush with a hint of rose gold. This week’s Friday Faves are definitely centered around pink. From pink smoothie bowls to rose infused cocktails, gorgeous pink backdrops on a luxury vacation, to key pink items to add to your wardrobe under $100. I happen to have these pink and grey nike’s and they are the perfect mix of textures and the color palette is spot on. This blush pink cashmere sweater is gorgeous and under $100 it’s a steal! Happy weekend friends!


Wedding Colors, White on White

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For a while there was such a strong push for injecting color into weddings, since this was something so different than what had been done in the past. But recently there has been a return to the classic white color palette for weddings, only with a modern twist. Think layering different colors and textures of whites, to add interest and a sense of a more contemporary look. This invitation we did used blind embossing which is raised printing with no color,  combined with a neutral grey letterpress to complete the look. Here are some inspirations to help you get the look.

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Real Wedding {Little Palm Island}

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I am beyond thrilled that one of my favorite weddings of the year, if not all time,  is featured on Reverie Gallery. Jeff and Bob were a dream to work with, and really gave us creative freedom to capture them as a couple, and infuse the tropical chic vibe of Little Palm Island into the paper goods. We started with a custom watercolor letterpress save the date. The blue watercolor hinted at the turquoise blue ocean, and the palm trees set the tone for the destination. Next we created a custom calligraphed monogram which we used as a wax seal. We sourced bamboo thatched paper to serve as a backer for the invitation itself and wrapped it in a Japanese rice paper to create a big reveal for the guests when opening the invitations. We used hand calligraphy rather than a font to add to the custom and unique feel of the suite.

For the dayof pieces, we really wanted guests to feel like the wedding was a true experience. Guests were greeted with custom tote bags, and personalized hang tags on each. One of my favorite details were the custom door hangers for guests to put outside their hotel room after a long night. We continued the feel of the invitation on the menus which had the same bamboo backer and custom wax seal. We even had each menu hand calligraphed so they doubled as place cards! Such a gorgeous event for a gorgeous couple! Please be sure to visit Reverie Gallery for more of the details there.

Friday Fun {Cozy Sweaters & Hot Cocoa}

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Happy friday everyone! With the chill upon us, I thought I would use that as the theme for today’s Friday Fun. A steaming bowl of ramen for dinner, and a nice maca hot cocoa for something sweet. Wrap yourself in a cozy sweater and curl up by the fire. Sounds heavenly for this weekend doesn’t it? I might just make this my reality. My sweater round up below are all under $100, and look so cozy. Also we just launched spring sale card packs in our Etsy shop. These are limited availabilty and once they’re gone, they’re gone. 20 cards for $20 and they include letterpress and foil details! Grab them while you can friends!


Wish I Was {Greece and Magic Caves}

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My first Wish I Was post of the year takes us to the most magical Greek spots. I mean this cave is just amazing! Wearing the prettiest beachy items all under $100 by the way! Yes and Yes! Loving this floral bikini from Show Me Your Mumu, on sale right now for $86, and these rose gold aviators are only $29!! And a cold pressed juice gin cocktail!? So delicious.


5 Top Wellness Hacks

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It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be getting sick around me. These are my favorite wellness hacks to try and avoid it or at least shorten the length of the cold. First up is seriously this magical honey, Manuka Honey. It’s produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. It has amazing healing properties and is the first thing I grab for in my pantry when I am starting to feel a little run down or like a cold is coming on. You just have a teaspoonful straight as is. That’s it! Next up is the newest item in my arsinal, Sun Potion Reishi. You can add it to smoothies, desserts, even coffee. It has great healing properties as well and is a fabulous immune boost. I am a huge essential oils fan. I mix up potions, and tonics for all types of ailments from the common cold, to allergies, dry skin and headaches. But that is a story for another day. For starters, Lemon Oil is so great, just add 1 drop to your water each day and it can help with mood, immune support and diegestion.  Epic Bone Broth from Thrive Market is so great when you are sick. It’s such a soothing drink, I just heat it up on the stovetop and pour it in a mug to sip on. The kids love it too, and bone broth is amazing for immune support and healing the gut by reducing inflammation. Lastly one of my favorite powders is Maca Powder it’s great for energy, mood and stamina boost. Perfect when you are feeling run down, and it adds a great flavor to your smoothies. I know, with the new year, a lot of us want to increase our wellness, and add to our healthy habits. These are my top 5 heath and wellness hacks to kickstart your new year! Enjoy friends!

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Powder image via Erika Brechtel

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Mom Monday {Holiday Recap}

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Happy New Year friends. I am so excited to start this year fresh and excited. There are so many fun and new things I have planned for you this year, I can’t wait to get started. I am sure you have noticed but with 2 kids and running a business, it has become increasingly difficult for me to get to the blog daily. But I am really trying to make it a priority to share with you weekly. This may mean more posts about what’s going on with the kids, or more behind the scenes posts on what is actually going on at the studio this week, but either way I will keep doing my best to be present here and share with you. I want to let you all know how grateful I am for your loyalty and encouragement. It really means the world to me, so thank you! And on that note, I thought I would share a little glimpse into my holiday break. We spent Christmas with my family in Las Vegas, as is our annual tradition. We have a tradition of giving everyone matching pajamas on Christmas eve so that we can all be wearing them when we open presents on Christmas Morning. This tradition started innocent enough, plaid pajama pants, a nice shirt, but somehow over the years it has transformed into full blown costume pajamas. I have to admit seeing my father in law dressed as a donkey and my brother dressed as a flying squirrel, does not get old. We all have a great laugh, and my mom said she keeps wearing hers (pig) because they are so soft and warm. Who knew!?

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We went to see Santa the same day we drove to Vegas, so needless to say it was a long day, and both kids were exhausted. By the time we got to see Santa, it was just short of a disaster as you can see from the photo. But most kids cry when they sit on Santa’s lap right?

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Our New Year’s Eve was a nice quiet evening at home. I was (actually still am) nursing a cold, but I still got all dressed up. We all did! Piper had sparkling cider, and we had a mini dance party. The hubs and I enjoyed oysters and filet mignon while the kids had Kite Hill Ravioli. We like to make the night feel special with fancy food we typically don’t have, and fun music. We had a great time. What are your holiday traditions? Would love to here from you all! Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday, and welcome to 2017!

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Mom Monday {DIY Holiday PJ Party}

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I really want to start a fun holiday tradition for Piper and a few of her close friends. I love the idea of having them over for a pajama party. Play Christmas movies, serve homemade hot cocoa, and have some fun craft for them to do, like making their own ornaments. I love this snow globe ornament craft, it’s super easy, and I have a thing for snow globes this year. And don’t forget the pajamas. I am in love with these color your own pj sets from my favorite, Cotton On, and they are only $12.50! Plus they have the swan princess which I also adore right now. I would love to hear what your Christmas or Holiday traditions are with your kids?

 


Holiday Style :: Stars and Metallics

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I love the idea of creating a cohesive look for your home during the holidays. And mixing it up each year is fun and keeps it fresh. One of my favorite looks for the holidays this year is inspired by the many holiday cards I have been creating this season. Think stars, mixed metallics, textures, and a clean but slightly whimsical feel. I absolutely love this. The great thing about these pieces is that they can be reused for a different look next year since they are so neutral in color and style. Give it a try! You can shop the look below or create your own unique approach. Have fun with it. And don’t forget to have those few heirloom pieces that reappear each holiday season. For example Emily’s mom gifted me handmade, swarovski crystal covered vintage ornaments and they are my absolute favorite. They always adorn our holiday decor and I look forward to getting them out each year.


Friday Fun {Vegan Eggnog and Unicorn Pops}

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Happy Friday friends. A few things on my radar today, vegan eggnog and these completely magical amazing pops from RayRay’s instagram account. I mean I can’t even!!! We’ve been talking about gifts for the holidays a lot lately but don’t forget to make your packages look pretty. I am a big fan of going all out on pretty wrapping and gift adornments. To get you started I rounded up some of my favorites, including some fun items from Sugar Paper’s line at Target. Spot on. But don’t forget you can always use fabric scraps, kitchen twine, and butcher paper for a blank slate.


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