Archive for February, 2011



Well Branded: Envision Eyewear

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Ever since the Kate Spade party at Alt, I’ve developed an affinity towards chunky black eye wear. While I’m not personally chic enough to pull the look off, I am still drawn to the bold graphic aesthetic this trend embodies.

Hence my love for the Envision Eyewear Identity and stationary system. I spotted this lovely collection on designworklife last month and keep going back to it. Sussner Design in Minneapolis is responsible for this clever suite. I love, love, LOVE the mix of pattern and clever crops!



Behold BHLDN

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Blog land is all a buzz with the announcement of Anthropologies new Bridal collection, BHLDN. While I don’t want want to be redundant, I must gush for a brief moment about one particular dress!

I wish that I could get remarried right this second just so I could wear the appropriately named “Pleated Fantasy Gown”! Even the light grey would have fit right in with our color scheme! I’ve already added every image to my Pinterest page right down to the detailed fabric shot! The site even has a video of the model wearing it so that you can view the dress in action. The pleats are even more magical in motion than I had imagined!

If you haven’t already seen the entire collection, you really must take a look for yourself. Earlier in the month, Erin of Apartment 34, went to New York for a sneak peek and you can see her behind-the-scenes photos on her blog. The collection really comes alive by seeing all the lovely Anthropologie details from the event as well. What a dream and I envy all you planning brides!



Inspired By: Mark Lund

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Truly enjoying the photographic work by Mark Lund. Whether it’s interiors, stills, food or otherwise; Mark is a genius and has an incredible eye for catching subtle details! Have a look-see through his portfolio site, you’ll be inspired!



T&T Utterly Engaged Feature

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Hi Friends! Apologies for being out yesterday, I haven’t been feeling well and I spent the weekend trying to rest up and recuperate. Hopefully you all had a lovely Valentine’s Day and good start to your week.

To kick things off here, I’m thrilled to finally share some projects I put together specially for the latest issue of Utterly Engaged! The goal was to create three projects that could be used during the wedding using mainly paper cups. I love the concept of taking inexpensive staples and transforming them into pretty wedding details. As we all know, weddings can add up quickly so finding ways to cut costs without it looking like it is a win win!

I ended up creating a simple wreath to be used during the ceremony or as decoration throughout the reception. By simply sliding the cups inside of eachother and securing with hot glue, this was a surprisingly easy craft.

For the second project, I wanted to create a centerpiece that would be both inexpensive and multi-purpose. I wrapped espresso cups in fabric and used them as planters for small plants. At the end of the event, guests could take these home and transfer them to their own gardens.

Lastly, 8oz. paper cups were dressed up with a simple paper wrap, filled with hot cocoa powder, marshmallows and adorned with a wooden spoon! Serve with hot water and encourage guests to warm up and take a cup home!

All the detailed instructions and more images can be found in the latest issue of Utterly Engaged along with a plethora of other amazing articles and contributions. Cheers!



Mini Monkey Puppets!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

My sister-in-law, Johanna, made the most adorable Valentine’s for her son’s class. These felt monkey finger puppets come complete with heart shaped faces, belly buttons and tails! They are just so stinkin’ cute and I had to share! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and have a great weekend! xoxo