Saturday, April 17, 2010

Good news + Contest Info

Hello! I have some great news I've been dying to share--I finally have a job.... well, 3 actually! I will now be working as a(n)...
  1. Assistant wedding coordinator for Soiree, a Boise-area wedding and event planning boutique.
  2. Bookseller for Boise's Barnes & Noble.
  3. Office coordinator for Incredible Edibles Catering.
Ahhh, I am so thankful and excited! Each of these positions is going to teach me so much while also being super fun and challenging. :)

Anyway, I just came across the following contest information on the Soiree Blog and simply had to share it with you.

Via the Soiree Blog:

Put together an inspiration board representing a tablescape or dessert display you'd love to see come together in real life. The rules of the submission are as follows:
  • Must represent a Spring or Summer display
  • With your submission include a short write-up (no more than 150 words) describing what you feel or envision the party or event to be like (this can also be the theme of the party). Please include your contact info as well.
  • Include all credits of any pictures you use in your inspiration board.
  • You may just send individual pictures over and we can put them into board form for you as well.
  • Winner will be chosen by the Soiree ladies based on creativity, uniqueness, and enthusiasm ;)
  • Send your entries to
  • Contest is for brides and non-brides alike, and all US residents.
Contest ends midnight MST on April 30th. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 3rd at 12:00p MST.

Winner will receive your choice of one of these beauties from Emersonmade:

  1. Dahlia Trotting Blooms for your shoes- you get to pick the color.
  2. The BigDandy Clutch.
  3. The Wildrose hair clip.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Floral obsession of the day: lilacs

Lilacs bring back many significant memories from my childhood and the great times I spent with my Grammy. She had 6 or 7 huge bushes of deep purple lilacs in her front yard. Every year she and I would snip bouquets and deliver them to her closest neighbors and friends. She swore that her lilacs smelled better than any others in the area. She was right; however, in general Lilacs produce one of the most incredible fragrances I have ever smelled, and they're gorgeous to boot! I can't wait to someday plant a bush or two in my own yard and have the pleasure of collecting beautiful bouquets with my own children and grandchildren.

Via Brenda's Wedding Blog.

Just a spoonful of.... Wait, that's not right! Regardless, these measuring spoons are the cutest things ever; I am so in love with them!

However, let's be honest--who would spend $45+ on a set of measuring spoons?

Via Etsy's Beehive Kitchenware.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wed in Color

There's a new trend in bridal fashions that I simply adore and can't get enough of... I am constantly freezing, so the idea of spending the most important single day of my life covered in goosebumps doesn't really appeal to me. There are many options for adding warmth to a traditional bridal ensemble like shawls, jackets, shrugs, and wraps. However, my favorite option is a colorful cardigan sweater.

I love the idea of wearing accessories that really make the bridal look become individual--a favorite pair of boots or heels, a playful necklace or hair fastener, Grandma's necklace or bracelet, and now--a color coordinated sweater to contrast with the white or ivory of the wedding gown and bring a pop of color to the area of a bride's face.

What are your opinions? Does this look deserve two thumbs up or down?

Via Style Me Pretty.

Via Wedding Times.

Via Homegrown.

Via Rock 'n Roll Bride.

Via Rock 'n Roll Bride.

Via Style Me Pretty.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Celebration of Love!

I want to wish a very Happy 31st Anniversary to my amazingly wonderful Mom & Dad!! I love you! Thank you for always teaching me that lifelong love is achievable through patience, understanding, devotion, and hard work.

{Not the best picture, but the only one I could find on this computer}

Rustic Vintage

As many of you may know, I have landed my absolute dream job as an assistant wedding coordinator for Soiree Wedding & Event Planning. So, even though I still am waiting on Matt to pop the question, I am always looking for great new ideas and inspirations for creative, gorgeous, and budget-friendly weddings. I recently came across a great new resource: Utterly Engaged is the first online wedding magazine, and I am definitely a fan! I have included some pictures below of a lovely tablescape they shot to demonstrate how to beautifully decorate for a backyard wedding. What do you think?

Friday, April 2, 2010

An instant library

I have always dreamed of having a library in my house stocked from top to bottom with books of all shapes and sizes; however, until I am able to compile my dream collection (as well as the mahogany shelving to hold it all) this might have to do.

Via EarthArt on