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Happy Valentine’s Day!


I just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day filled with lots of love … and sugar.  Tonight, hubby and I will be keeping it low key – he has to work late (today is part one of his thesis defense … we’re only a few short months away from the end of his PhD, and then he’s back into medical school and rotations – eek!)  The plan is to picnic (in the house) and watch girly movies (guess who’s idea that was?)

I have a few little “boy-appropriate gifts” for the hubby, and of course I’ll be baking (because I relish in any excuse to bake), but I may also try to put a cute DIY together – last-minute-style.

I’m completely smitten with this adorable DIY “love jar” via Inspired to Share.

This Valentine’s Day floral centerpiece is too cute and utilizes the letter mugs from Anthropologie that I’ve been completely crushing on.

Have you ever heard of a “smash cake”?  I hadn’t – but now that I’ve seen this “you are smashing” Valentine’s Day cake, it’s a party surprise must!

Or perhaps I’ll get around to building this incredible fort ( … with chairs, bath towels, and scotch tape)?

Maybe next year I’ll plan a Valentine’s Day soiree this fabulous.

What are your big plans?



Pink + Glitter Backyard Baby Shower

backyard pink gold glitter baby shower balloons fringe

This backyard baby shower had me at gold glitter, but the sweet details really make it a stand-out.  From the gorgeous flower-topped tablescapes to the gold glitter-dipped dinosaur place-settings, the washi-tape-wrapped wood cutlery, and the fabulous sequin backdrop dessert bar complete with pink-frosting dipped rice krispie treats and mason jars filled with milk and a gold glitter decorated stirrer, the details are inspiration-packed.

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Picture Perfect: Tea Rose Crown

I spotted this pretty picture on Pinterest and then discovered all of the great shots of the wedding and the bride’s classic style.  I absolutely love a whimsical floral headpiece atop a bride’s head.  I’m not sure if I would have been so bold as to wear a headpiece, but every time I spot one, I fall in love.  And this floral crown is woven with delicate pink tea roses — so classic and sweet.



Rustic Bohemian Wedding

I’ll admit it: I’m still nowhere near over the Bohemian trend in weddings.  I especially love the more lush, elegant versions.  This wedding has all the right simplicity, a beautiful outdoor setting, one gorgeous wedding dress, and earthy touches on the tables, chairs, and bouquets – all striking that perfect balance.  Plus, I’m a sucker for lights strung through trees at an outdoor wedding.



Dinosaurs + Flowers

I am a fan of all things quirky.  Particularly, quirky with style.  And style, well, there’s plenty here (see last week’s dress of the week).

Both bride + groom grew up in Northern California and wanted their wedding to reflect that natural beauty that they grew up with – along with lots of their own handmade touches.

Little details like hand-sewn fabric hearts, plastic dinosaurs, and wildflowers floating in the pool made for the perfect decor in this very Northern-California wedding..