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Take 2 Tuesday: Spring Time

With the first day of spring yesterday, I’ve found myself incredibly excited for the return of bright colors, baby animals, and everything spring-related. I’ve already started thinking about the upcoming Easter holiday, and have been admiring this Hatched Chick Easter Holiday Card from february 13 creative. Paired with these egg creatures found on Martha Stewart, these adorable chicks have me waiting eagerly for the renewal that comes with spring.


Hatched Chick Easter Holiday Card from

Egg Creatures from Martha Stewart

Cardstyle Find #93: Baby Eiffel Tower



If you’re trying to raise your child as a francophone, I’d start with this adorable Eiffel Tower toy from oeuf. Handmade in Bolivia and with a vintage feel, this would be such a sweet and soft toy for a baby.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: March 15-21

1. Vintage Sonoma Real Wedding – This gorgeous wedding, featured at One Lovely Day, features an absolutely sumptuous color palette. I love the use of gold and pastels. Photography by Kate Harrison Photography.

2. Floral Inspiration – While its still decidely feeling like winter here in California–so much rain!–this flower inspiration post from 100 layer cake is sure to get you in the mood for spring (as if you weren’t already)! Designed by Hatch Creative and photography by Jen Huang.

3. 1960s Vintage Alabama Wedding -I love every detail of this vintage 60’s inspired wedding. The bride especially–her makeup, dress, hair–is perfect.  Gorgeous theme, perfectly executed! Post from Ruffled Blog, Photography 1313 Photography


4. {wedding} nick & surya, basalt, colorado – While this post is from a long time ago, I found it this past week and had to share. I have never seen an effortless, cool looking wedding done so perfectly. This looks like the celebration of the century.


5. Dinner in the Sky – Dinner parties are taken to a whole new level in this gorgeous take on the traditional dinner seen on Black Eiffel.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: March 8 – 14

1. The Many Meanings of Pie – With pie being the up and coming dessert in the culinary world, despite its timeless history, and with today being pi day (3.14), I thought this post from Eating is Art was especially interesting. Featuring a story from an incredibly gifted pie maker, just reading this post has me smelling some warm apple pie coming straight out of the oven.





2. Tech Accessories for Throwing a Great Party – I know almost nothing technologically-related other than some absolute necessities, so when I saw this post from design*sponge I was so relieved to finally have a guide about handy gadgets for hosting parties.


3. Lulu et les madeleines – From La Tartine Gourmande, I was smitten by this post when I saw the gorgeous photos. After reading the text, I loved the childlike feel of the story and the effortless realism it uses.


4. Classic Red Ball Birthday – From the eye-popping red details to the birthday girl’s tulle skirt, this party made my week. I love the idea of taking such a simple toy and making it shine as a party theme; so simple but so cute.

Cardstyle Find #92: Kim Eichler-Messmer Quilts


Even though winter is (finally!) coming to a close, this vibrant quilt from Kim Eichler-Messmer is just vibrant enough to fit perfectly into almost every season. I would love to build a room around this gorgeous color scheme! Found via Anthology Magazine.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: March 1 – 7


1. Missouri Wedding – This simple, classic wedding–featured on Style Me Pretty made rich by the gorgeous vintage-style Hawes photography. Some truly inspiring images of a classic couple in a classic setting.


2. Leprechan Potions – This DIY craft from Design*Sponge is at once magical and holiday-centric–two qualities to which I am definitely drawn. Why not use this craft as a starting point to throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party that verges beyond the typical gold coin and corned beef shindig? Instead, create an elfin, woodland garden party–a whimsical and magical celebration suiting St. Patrick’s Day’s happy leprechan figure!



3. Real Wedding: Kate & Felix – If you look at anything I post today, make sure to glance over this eccentric and inspiring wedding featured on Snippet & Ink. Totally inspiring in its originality, the setting, couple, and photography is stunning. Photography by Nick Tucker.


4. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread – There’s something about a Monday morning that seems to be unbearable for everyone. I was feeling this way today when I saw this post from Joy the Baker that immediately pulled me out of that Monday morning blues with some delicious photos. This recipe looks fantastic, and Joy’s fantastic sarcasm has me celebrating this Monday morning.

Cardstyle Find #91: The Journal ipad Cover


I don’t have an ipad yet, and don’t have much need for one, but when I came across this cover called “The Journal” designed by Kate Spade, I came to a realization: I need an ipad just for this case! The cover is so stylish and urban all in one; perfect for a modern worker.

Cardstyle Find #90: Fisherman Lantern Spring Lights

cardstyle-find-90I’m ready for flowers and being able to spend evenings outside and spring lunch gatherings on patios. In short, this is enough bad weather! It’s officially March!  I thought these lantern lights from Pottery Barn were particularly pretty for when the weather finally decides to come around.

Cardstyle Find #89: Sprouting Flower Favor


I love these heart-shaped sprouting favors from Etsy vendor naturefavors. They would fit just perfectly at the natural weddings–specifically those with lots of wood, green, and simple florals–that are so common lately.

Take Two Tuesday: Floating Away

Whimsical balloons, alone or in bouquets and in almost any color, have long been one of my favorite things. Whether they’re for a birthday, special occasion, or just for fun, balloons always make my day! The balloons decorating this Pink Birthday Balloons birthday card designed by february 13 creative looks adorable when paired with some real balloons.


Pink Balloons Birthday Card from

Balloons from Flickr photographer House of Sims