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I’ve been feverishly trying to come up with a new theme for our annual Halloween party, and was drawing a blank for quite some time. Earlier this week though, I realized how fun it would be to do a dark, devil themed party with lots of gothic and spooky decorations. Based on this Devil Halloween Cocktails Party Invitation from february 13 creative, I’ll be making sure the party has plenty of blood-red details! Can’t wait to decorate!

inspiration-board-devilDevil Halloween Cocktails Party Invitation from

Pina Ghoulada from Martha Stewart

Jessica Simpson Platforms from Nordstrom

Yummy Mummy Cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens

Jessica Nail Polish

Blood Red Candle from Hostess with the Mostess

Cardstore Gift Tags in Real Simple


We have some exciting news we’re rather proud of! Our new Photo Gift Tags have been featured in the newest issue of Real Simple in their “9 Problem-solvers of the Month” Holiday Edition! Needless to say, we couldn’t be happier! See an image of the feature below (we’re # 3 in the top right), and be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine for more of Real Simple’s always fantastic tips!


Cardstyle Find #60: Personalized Silhouette


Starting to think about what you’re going to get for friends and family during the holidays?  This Personalized Silhouette on Etsy is a fun alternative to a regular framed photo.  It’s personal, artsy, and everyone in the poster is sure to love it!

Take Two Tuesday: Birds on a Wire

One of my favorite cards from the Think Pink Cards Collection is definitely this Lovely Birds Pink Friendship Card from Driscoll Design. I find it so sweet and I think the little details are simply perfect. Paired with this real life photo, they make an adorable couple of love birds.


Lovely Pink Birds Friendship Card from

Image from Flickr photographer Martin Lucas

Cardstyle Find #59: Less Stress


With the Holiday season approaching us in the form of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years, as well as birthdays in the midst of this, stress is easy to find. In an attempt to keep stress at bay, I’m going to try this Jane Inc. Less Stress bath salts product. It’s sleep-inducing and looks like it would smell great!

Our Favorite Blog Posts: October 11 – 18

Photo by Jocelyn Mathewes via Style Me Pretty

Photo by Jocelyn Mathewes via Style Me Pretty

1. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Maryland Wedding: This wedding from Style Me Pretty is so subtle and romantic. The bride’s dress is stunning–handmade with antique French lace. The location is perfect–I love the intimate feel of the pond.  Beautiful use of light gray. All-around breath-taking. –Allison

Photography by Josie Miner via Once Wed

Photography by Josie Miner via Once Wed

2. Bohemian Farm Wedding: Another gorgeous wedding, found via Once Wed, that I can’t stop sighing over. How Bohemian! How effortlessly cool! This wedding looks as though it would have been so much fun to attend. -Allison

chili5-21. With the arrival of cold weather here, I find myself craving just one type of food: warm, comforting soups, stews, and chilis. I’m often overwhelmed with recipe lists for these though, so I end up never making them! This recipe for 5 Step Chili from How Sweet It Is is a total dream come true! 5 steps to deliciousness… can’t wait to try it out! –Vanessa

ed0c743812. I am often amazed by the lack of food education that young children receive. There’s just no appreciation for all the incredible things that grow from the ground and what can be created with these items! When I came across this post from La Tartine Gourmande I was blown away. Apparently France has a Week of Taste to educate children about food. Who do I talk to to get this started here?!

Inspiration Board: Neutrals

As the light starts to get darker and we go further into Autumn, I’ve been adding more understated neutrals to my wardrobe. This inspiration board contains some items that would fit perfectly with this new neutral theme I have begun! And how gorgeous are those pumps??


Tillia Press Wedding Save-the-Date at

Double Breasted Trench from Burberry

Cole Haan “Air Violet” Pumps at Bloomingdales

Toscana Coffee Table at Pottery Barn

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe from Williams-Sonoma

Spices Eyeshadow by Chanel

Crystal Necklace at JCrew

Inspiration Board: Halloween Party


It may still be mid-October, but I’m already thinking about planning a Halloween Party.  After the annual stop at the pumpkin patch and grabbing some decorations at Target, I’ll finally be able to start decorating.  Now all I need to do is figure out what to dress up as!

Halloween Invitation by Tillia Press on

Halloween Brownie Pops from Williams-Sonoma

Lantern Lights on Real Simple

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown from

Inflatable Ghosts from Target

Spider Lights from Target

Halloween Candles from Pottery Barn

Why Don’t You… October 16 & 17


… create a mini jotter + book? When I first saw these little books on oh, hello friend I thought they were from an etsy shop because they’re so cute! As it turns out, they’re completely hand made and so easy to do for yourself! I think they would make a great and personal gift when covered in a special fabric and with a little note inside. -Vanessa


…host a design swap? I personally get bored with my wardrobe way too frequently. However, I just don’t have the funds to go out and buy all new things every time I want to! That’s why I love this design swap idea from design*sponge. Invite over your most stylish friends to swap clothes and items to add some freshness to your wardrobe at no cost! Paired with a little wine and cheese, I think this would make a fantastic event. -Vanessa

. . .make these delicious looking pumpkin cinnamon rolls? I can’t be the only one around with a weakness for cinnamon rolls!  Coupled with my pumpkin obsession and incurable sweet tooth, I can’t imagine any better morning treat than this amazing recipe from Multiply Delicious. -Allison

Cardstyle Find #58: Message in a Matchbox

cardstyle-find-birthday-greetingEveryone loves a heartfelt birthday card or message wishing them a wonderful day.   Make your greeting more playful by putting it in this Matchbox by SepiaSmiles on Etsy and have your friend or relative arrange the greeting together themselves.