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Our Favorite Blog Posts: April 5 – 11


1. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Safari Themed Forest Wedding – I try to highlight an array of weddings that range in budget, style, and location.  This wedding features lots of cost-saving DIY tips and an unusual jungle theme! Featured at 100 Layer Cake. Photography by onelove photography. -Allison

2. How to Steal Like an Artist (and 9 other things no one told me) – This post, from Austin Kleon, is a must-read for any creative individual. Full of great, straight-forward advice. -Allison


3. Up-Inspired Floating House – The second I saw photos from this National Geographic shoot, I felt like I was being transported to a fairy tale. I love that not only did they test the idea of the house floating off with balloons in the movie Up, but the colors are so perfectly matched to the colors from the film. This must have been incredible to see. -Vanessa 


4. How to Make Playdough – As a child, playdough was one of my favorite creative tools. There was something about the feel of the playdough in my hands, along with the variety of colors, that always got my creative juices flowing. This post from black eiffel has an easy tutorial for making your own playdough in colors you want; it sounds like a blast! -Vanessa

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.

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 #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.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: February 22-28

1. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Pennsylvania Wedding by 6 Degrees of Celebration – This wedding has all the simple touches that I like to see, but what really makes it stand out is its gorgeous color scheme.   This is a great example of an autumnal color palette that is emphasized just the right amount.  Also, how perfect is the photo above?  Tastefully and beautifully done. Found via Style Me Pretty.

2. Earthy Spring Bouquet – I get so tired of seeing only pastels for spring, when that isn’t really what’s surrounding us outside.  This earthy bouquet, created and beautifully photographed at Design*Sponge, is a refreshing dose of mossy greens and the richer tones of spring.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: February 15 – 21

1. Homemade Streamers:  These colorful homemade streamers are perfect for a spring party.  Oh happy day is responsible for these gorgeous crepe paper creations. Learn how to make them yourself there! -Allison

2. Favorite Wedding of the Week: Virginia Vineyard Wedding – This dreamlike wedding, featured at Ruffled, really succeeded in creating an ethereal vibe. I love the faded quality of the photographs, and the use of whites and pastels against bright bursts of color. -Allison

3. This gorgeous shoot of the musical duo snowbirds from Live It Out Photo is probably my favorite thing I’ve seen this week. The backdrop for the shoot–with all sorts of intricate grey structures–is stunning, and the couple photographs so beautifully together. Totally inspiring! -Allison


4. While this Breakfast Brunch may have been for a one year old’s birthday party, I was instantly smitten with the idea of stacks of pancakes with candles, a cereal bar, and a funny but sweet take on bacon and eggs to celebrate anyone’s big day. Seen on The Sweetest Occasion, this little party made my day. -Vanessa


5. In this age of online communication, the art of handwriting has quickly disappeared, and I’ll be the first to admit my handwriting is nothing to be envious of. However, this post from David Lebovitz entitled “French Handwriting” has left me with some hope that in some parts of the world, the art of handwriting and letter writing is still alive and well. The continuation of this talent is somehow comforting and has me thinking about how I can improve that communication skill. -Vanessa

Cardstyle Find #85: Heart Pockets


I love these adorable homemade heart pockets from Design*Sponge. It’s the perfect after-Valentines day craft, and I like to feature finds you can make yourself every once in a while, instead of always focusing on what you can buy! Go read the post here; the sentiment is sweet as well.

Our Favorite Blog Posts: January 31st-February 7th

1. Best Wedding of the Week: Amy & David: This gorgeous lavender-themed wedding, found over at Snippet & Ink, is set in California with a French twist!  I like it because it isn’t too theme-heavy, but manages to be cohesive nonetheless.

From Oh Joy!

2. Feeling Dandelion & Blush – I spend a lot of time looking at visually appealing blogs–but I actually integrated this simple dandelion and blush color scheme into my wardrobe this weekend! It felt like the perfect look for 75 degree, sunny California this weekend (I know, it’s almost cruel to mention with the weather going on all over the rest of the country!)–hopefully you’ll find this inspiration board from Oh Joy! similarly inspiring.

Cardstyle Find #79: Chalkboard Placemats


This set of 4 Chalkboard Place Mats from b.a.friend is sure to keep your little ones entertained at the dinner table!  Plus, you’ll have a homemade piece of art to put your plates on when they’re done!