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Little Love Notes

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We’re back from a perfect family vacation in Maine. Missing my family something fierce but glad to be back with our little family of three in our house. Scarlett and I had the cutest errand-running adventure yesterday complete with grocery shopping, dry cleaning and dog pick-up. Errands become a full-on adventure when accompanied by a one-year old. We actually hit a record at the grocery store yesterday: ten people came over to tell me how sweet Scar is. She has personality for days and I couldn’t be more proud. Man, this kid. This weekend is another busy one. Saturday I’m working on a styled shoot with Ana and I am so excited (dreaming in vintage dishes, delicate rose-colored vases, and gold flatware.) After that, hubby and I are hitting the town with a few residents (our first night without baby girl here in North Carolina; thankfully we found an amazing babysitter. Phew!) Sunday, I’m staying in bed as long as baby girl let’s me (so you know, until like, 7am), and then I’ve got blog work catchup. How about you? Any fun weekend plans? I’m sharing fun snaps on instagramfacebook, and twitter (@glitterinclexi) throughout the weekend. Follow along!

With that, a few little love notes …

Dear Instagram crushing, flowers, flowers, and more flowers.

Dear what’s for dinner, summer pasta with smashed tomatoes, peaches and mozzarella.

Dear perpetual home decorators (raise your hand if you can’t stop buying throw pillows), 10 great vintage home Etsy shops.

Dear brides, would you rock a tank and flowing skirt in lieu of a wedding dress? This one has got me seriously pro-skirt.

Dear Anthropologie, how is it that you read me like an open book? These florencia flats; they’re everything.

Dear North Carolina, though I’m terrified of your winters (I know, I’m a wuss), I couldn’t be more excited for your fall. Currently inspired by this; apple orchards for the win.

Dear weekend baking, chewy café-style chocolate chip cookies, because I will never stop trying chocolate chip cookie recipes. Not ever.

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

via Coco Lapine


Dress of the Week

I love that this Bride made her blush-colored wedding gown fit in perfectly for Fall.  The tulle, the floral details, and that bouquet, so beautiful, rustic, and feminine.



Rustic Winter Wedding

I think my obsession with winter and snow may have something to do with the fact that it’s balmy and a warm 81° here in Miami.  Though I think if I was somehow dropped into a pile of snow, I’d make one snow angel, go inside, drink a gallon of hot cocoa, shiver and complain.  We Floridians were never cut out for cold.

Table: // Branches: Style Me Pretty // . // Rustic Dessert Bar: Wedding Chicks // Dresses // Cupcakes: // Rustic Shoot: Style Me Pretty // Tablescape: // Bow Heels: Style Me Pretty // Tree Lights: // Dessert Bar:


Wood Pallet Chargers

Sundays are my favorite.  I sit on my corner spot on the sofa, bundled up in blankets (though it’s a breezy 78 outside), and I scroll through pages and pages of inspiration.  Pinterest and blogs are my go-to sources, but I find inspiration everywhere … and the more time I devote to this thing called blogging, the more I find images, stories, and ideas I love.

This Sunday, while clicking through story after story I stumbled upon this gem of a post, A Pretty New England Thanksgiving, and had an “oh my” moment.  There they were – square wood pallet chargers. Chargers hold a special place in my heart – my mom, sister, and I spent countless hours hand-covering second-hand chargers with batik fabrics (more on that later) and mod podge.  The pallet chargers add a rustic touch and make a stunning tablescape.  This is love.

Wood Pallet Charges Found Via The Sweetest Occasion // Event design + styling: Paper Posy Designs / Photography: Mark Davidson / Floral design: Betsy Scott of The Flower Kiosk / Stationery: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Dishes + glassware: Nahcotta / Venue: Mack’s Apples Orchards in Londonderry, New Hampshire


Inspiration: Thanksgiving

I absolutely love Fall.  I’m a sucker for the colors, the tastes, the smells – all of which I fake here in Miami. Seriously, our home smells like pumpkin pie Yankee Candle scent 24/7.  Naturally, Thanksgiving is also up there as far as favorite Holidays go.  And I like pie.  Strike that; I love pie.  These pictures have me yearning for fireplaces, falling leaves, and dropping temperatures.  But since those are only seen in Movies, I’ll DIY my way into Fall.  Next on the list, caramel covered apples and feather/corn-husk centerpieces …

Heartstrings Jute Twine Rustic Wedding Ring Holder by Alisa of Blue Pearls // bouquet via Enjoy Events Co., Photography by lili durkin // Dress from the Alita Graham Collection via Merci New York // Cake by Dessert Deli via Merci New York // Gold Corn + Pumpkin Tablescape via Hey Gorg // Burlap Utensil Holder via Style Me Pretty // Centerpiece found on Pinterest // Caramel Apples found on Pinterest //


Bun In The Oven Chevron Baby Shower

Admittedly, chevron print has become an obsession.  Paired with a sweet “Bun in the Oven” theme, and we’re sold!  Not to mention, everything Posh Paperie does is just perfection.  This “Bun in the Oven” themed shower, hosted by Karrie along with Brianne Walker of Sean Walker Photography, is definitely no exception.  Every detail fits with the “Bun in the Oven” theme {that’s dedication!}, like the “Bungo” game (a fun spin on Bingo), the homemade Cinna”bun” favors, and the Bundt bar.  The red, brown, grey, and white color palette is also oh so unique, and the chevron, wood utensils, kraft paper gift boxes, and baker’s twine used around the party add a whimsical homemade touch.

via On to Baby // Hosting: Brianne Walker of Sean Walker Photography and Karrie Pyke of Posh Paperie  // Photography: Brianne Walker of Sean Walker Photography  // Paper Goods: Posh Paperie