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Wedding Fashion: Bohemian Tulle

I can’t stop swooning over this bride’s gorgeous handmade blue tulle wedding dress, her bridesmaids’ mis-matched tulle dresses, the stunning bohemian backdrop and details (like flower crowns, Turkish rug aisle runner, lush flowers everywhere), all of it.

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Pretty perfect, right?

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via The Pretty Blog | Photographer: DNA Photographers | Wedding Dress: Alana van Heerden | Flowers: Anli Wahl | Hair & Make Up: Iza Cloete | Venue: Roodezand


Little Love Notes

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Happy weekend, everyone! This week I’ve been back home, juggling my three work hats – mom, lawyer, and blogger – while hubby has been away on the last of his residency interviews. I am so tired. I hate to admit this, but I had no idea how heavily I rely on him for so many things. I nearly cried when I realized no one was going to make me a cup of coffee on Monday morning. Luckily, my knight in shining scrubs comes home on Saturday, and we have so much going on this weekend to make up for time lost. My BFF is adding a new sweet baby to our crew (Early congratulations, B!), my sissy is coming to town (#reunited), we have two really exciting photo shoots for the site on Sunday, and to top it all off, the Super Bowl on Sunday night. Any fun weekend plans? Will you be heading to a Super Bowl party? (Or throwing your own?)

And with that, a few little love notes …

Dear fellow coffee addicts (because you know it’s getting me through the week!), coffee marble … the prettiest take on coffee you ever did see.

Dear February, decorating my desktop with this Valentine background (that doubles as an adorable printable Valentine postcard.)

Dear inspired, this photographer spends his days capturing dancers in their natural element and it is incredibly beautiful.

Dear good reads, why foodies and food bloggers don’t talk about weight.

Dear everyone, the world’s coolest teacher choreographs a dance to to “Uptown Funk” and performs with his high school students.

Dear motivated, you have to check out Oh Joy!’s “The Art of Being a Goal-Getter” series.

Dear little black dress, a mini velvet version on sale at under $75; yes, please.

Dear last-minute party planners, Everything You Need for an Epic Super Bowl Party. Throw in our Nutella chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert and you’ve got a party!

Get the origins of these sweet little love notes, here.

Image via Paris in Four Months


30 Days of Beautiful

Ever since announcing my pregnancy, and really, probably long before that, I’ve had trouble slowing down. If anything, with baby on the way, I’ve sped up and added more and more to my “to do” list, trying to get as much done as possible before baby girl‘s highly anticipated arrival. So when Clarins reached out with their “30 Days of Beautiful” challenge, I knew it would be good for me. Basically, for 30 days, I’ll be taking a few minutes each day to focus on something that exemplifies beauty (and occasionally snapping a photo and sharing it on Instagram with the #30DaysofBeautiful hashtag) and trying out Clarins Double Serum. On both counts, it’s a good way to slow down and remind myself to take care of me, to see the beauty in everything and to just breathe.  (I’ve also heard amazing things about Clarins Double Serum, and so far, I’m hooked … full update coming soon.)

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I’m going to take time to enjoy what I do, I’m going to read more, I’ll buy flowers often, and relax when my body tells me it’s time (or at least I’ll try!)

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Want to get in on the goodness?  Check out the Clarins Instagram sweepstakes (below) – Clarins is giving away a Double Serum everyday for the next month – and let me know that you’re up for the challenge!

Be sure to use the hashtag #30DaysofBeautiful in all of your Instagram posts so that everyone can follow along and get inspired!


Clarins combines two age-defying formulas into one ground breaking serum that firms skin, reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and minimizes pores. 90% of women find it more effective that their current serum. Proven for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.

Compensation was provided by Clarins USA. via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clarins USA.


Little Love Notes


This week felt like a marathon, and though I’m glad we’ve hit the Friday finish line, we’re not quite done yet – I have kind of an enormous project that I’ve been working on, which will finally become a reality this Sunday.  So I’ll be hustling like a maniac today and tomorrow to get ready.  I absolutely cannot wait to share the results with you, by the way!  Other than that, week was busy busy busy, and I had my first pregnancy glucose tolerance test – not the most fun a girl can have, and I’m fearing the worst (a.k.a., the need for the dreaded three-hour test), but otherwise, baby girl is doing great, and kicking like a Ninja master.  How were your weeks?  Any fun weekend plans?

A few little love notes …

Dear go-getters, spend a few minutes this weekend reading Aeolidia’s most recent posts on hard work and small business success.  {Thanks to Zoo Rooney for the heads up!}

Dear BFF, 13 Socially Acceptable Ways You Act Only With your Best Friends.

Dear all white everything, this SoHo loft is everything.  {Plus, a few tips for adding glamorous white touches to your own home.}

Dear Spring-time edge, look to copy, stat.

Dear Sunday brunching, this apple and white pear sangria looks and sounds ah-mazing.  {12 weeks and counting.}

Dear Rue, you’ve got me styling up mini vignettes all over my house, a.k.a., my coffee table is a revolving door of gold stuff.

Dear bloggers, The B Bar is celebrating their one year anniversary and they are offering 10% off your order of $50+ with the discount code ONEYEAR at checkout.  Ahem, snatch up your Blogging and the Law e-book, written by yours truly, with this rare discount!  As a blogger, you are legally responsible for all of the content you publish, and now’s as good a time as any to sharpen your legal knowledge {things like using other artists’ photographs, protecting your own original content (think photos, graphics, etc.), disclosing gifted items according to the law, how to handle cases of plagiarism and defamation, and so much more.}

Dear Anthropologie lovers, while we’re on the topic of a great discount, Anthropologie is taking 20% off all sale items … dreaming of these jersey harem pants (under $20), this luxe chain link camera strap, this dotted linen napkin set, and this Peter Som floral iphone 5 case is a steal at $6.95 (less 20%!)

Image via Cheetah is the New Black // Photography by Michelle Drewes


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?