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!
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.
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!
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
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
1. 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
2. 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?!
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??
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
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 Brownie Pops from Williams-Sonoma
Lantern Lights on Real Simple
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown from Amazon.com
Inflatable Ghosts from Target
Spider Lights from Target
Halloween Candles from Pottery Barn
… 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