Archive for November, 2009



DIY Wedding Crafts Contest Finalist

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

DIY Etsy Contest Winner and Finalists (20091104)

Today is my birthday (Woo Hoo!) and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than finding out that I was a finalist in the DIY Wedding Crafts Contest with Etsy and Martha Stewart Weddings. The Sparkler Cards that I entered are one of 19 other finalists and one winner selected. It’s a huge honor to be a part of this fabulous collection and I couldn’t be more thrilled! The winner and finalists are featured in a slideshow on Martha Stewart Weddings. A BIG ol’ Thank You to Etsy and Martha Stewart Weddings for making this one of the most exciting birthday’s ever! You can see the adorable winning Cake Topper here and the rest of the finalists here.

If any of you are curious, I am now selling a downloadable PDF template for the Sparkler Cards along with coordinating Coat Check Tags in my Etsy shop. I’ll be sharing more details soon but feel free to check it out in the mean time. I’m taking the evening off from blogging to spend some computer free time with my husband so I’ll see you all back here Monday. Have a great weekend everyone! xoxo



Holiday Inspiration Oh My!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I spotted this beautiful winter affair on my all time favorite blog, Style Me Pretty, yesterday and literally gasped with excitement. If Monday’s S’mores kits didn’t get you longing for hot cocoa and mittens then this surely will. Everything about this space had me clapping for joy. I can’t remember the last time I was so smitten so I had to share a few of my favorite details.

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The space was put together by Barbara Salzman of Hatch Creative to celebrate the coming season and all the events that will be hosted there. Photos by Karen Mordechai. Be sure to click on the links above to see the rest of this amazing series.



Inspired By: Serena & Lily

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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I recently discovered Serena & Lily, the charming nursery and children’s bedding shop, and haven’t been able to recycle a single issue yet. Each one is like my own personal catalog of inspiration and loveliness. As a child my room was no where near this beautiful or put together- I’m talking foam-for-a-mattress-on-the-floor far away, but no matter. It’s fun to browse through the pages and pretend to be young again.

Their site is also full of inspiration and great little tips for how to decorate. They even have a few downloadable PDFs so that one can create their own rope headboard or painted floor. Above are some shots from their Designer Tips Inspiration Boards. I would gladly trade in even my current room for one of these and am feeling utterly inspired! Ok, off to go rethink every room in my house…



DIY: S’mores Kits

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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Happy Monday to all of you! I spent the weekend with my family celebrating my twin sisters 30th birthdays. We had a blast and I wish that we could have spent the whole week together. To celebrate the occasion I put together these little S’mores kits for everyone. There’s something about fall weather, a cabin and a fireplace that just scream S’mores. Besides, who doesn’t love Graham Crackers, chocolate and marshmallows?

I wish I could take credit for this fun little kit but I actually spotted this while shopping at Packaging Specialties, my favorite packaging store here in Seattle. They used clear accetate boxes to wrap up all the necessities for homemade S’mores and I just added a bit of baker’s twine to finish it off. The two bottom boxes measure 3″x3″x2″ and the top one is 2″ square. These would make a sweet guest room gift at a wedding or a nice treat for house guests over the coming holidays. Simply add a coordinating ribbon, roast and enjoy!