the bride wore white....as did her bridesmaids

I love the white bridesmaids dresses! You don't often see white on bridesmaids; So elegant and refined. And the estate they got married at... wow.

{Photos by Max Wanger}

Oh yea, and Max Wagner is my new favorite photographer. What amazing photographs! You gotta check them out.

we've been featured on Swanky Tables!

check out the post here.


a lazy day

Today i am enjoying sipping on some hot tea and catching up on all my blog reading. Maybe later I will get out of my sweat pants and put a little make-up on... maybe not. Hope your day is all you want it to be. Welcome new readers!
{photo via perfection is a myth}
Wish I looked as glamorous as she does just laying around.


merry christmas

Wishing all of you and your loved ones a very merry christmas. 
{image found at we heart it}


have a beautiful weekend!

Good luck with that last minute shopping! I know i will be at the mall fighting the crowds.
{Photo from Bloom Magazine issue #1}

bringing in a little holiday cheer

Looking for a easy way to add a little holiday love to your home? Here is a great idea that i saw in the december 2008 real simple magazine... I took vintage mason jars, filled them with faux cranberries, tied some fun ribbon around the top, and topped it off with a tea light. You can really use any festive object in the jars... small glass ornaments, pistachios, small pine cones, nuts, berries... It is super easy and looks so great! I put a jar in the guest bathroom as well as on my bookshelf in the living room. What do you think?

Want more easy holiday ideas? Go here. Have favorite holiday decorating ideas? Please share!


Rachael's vintage circus bridal shower

I had so much fun throwing this lingerie shower for my little sister Rachael. It was a perfect end of September day, warm and sunny. We sat around drinking sweet tea vodka mixed with lemonade, in little mason jars. We ate "circus" themed food such as corn dogs (yum! when do you ever have the excuse to eat corn dogs?), chocolate covered bananas, popcorn and peanuts. We played a few "circus" games, the favorite being throwing a dart at a peg board full of balloons with prizes inside. We also had a photo booth set up, which was painted by my sisters talented friend Lindsey. Top all that off with a table full of candy and sexy lingerie gifts, and the party was a hit! 

Inspiration boards here and here.

Floral design: Us!
Concept design and planning: Us
Photography: Bridget Kammerzelt
Invitations and labels: Munchkin Designs
Life-size circus poster: Lindsey Jordan


much love monday

Happy Monday! I finally got around to finishing my hand-tied christmas wreath this weekend! I sure do love how it turned out... what do you think?
{pics by me, much love monday brought to you by much love}


golden doll

loving gold, burnt red and natural wood for this christmas season.
golden doll
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much love monday

Today i am making christmas cookies and sipping on hot chocolate with grand marnier mixed in (orange and chocolate goodness with a kick!). I am also going to finish making my christmas wreath (inspiration here)... life doesn't get much better then this! I sure love the christmas season. 
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What are YOUR holiday loves??? Join in on much love monday, instructions here... much love monday brought to you by much love.


sneak peek: rachael and alex

In october my beautiful little sister married the man of her dreams... here is a sneak into their rustic-fishermans wedding. Stay tuned for the whole shebang!
{photos by Phillip Wise Photography }