Saturday, February 28, 2009

Banana Crepes

I like to pretend I'm a photographer, so there's always the possibility of a photo shoot even at breakfast :)


{sauteed bananas}

{banana crepes}

Friday, February 27, 2009

I Have the Best Sister

My sister is so nice and not just because she sends me boxes of fun stuff in my favorite color :) This was in the package I got from her today :)

{organizing containers, dry erase board, and pretty curtains}

{pretty aqua blue and brown bins}

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Magazine Organization

I absolutely love magazines and finally went through all of the ones I had collected especially the wedding ones. When I was engaged I went through a phase where I felt I needed to have everyone wedding magazine that existed :) I slowly went through them all while watching Thursday night TV and saved only the pages that I love along with some interesting articles too. I placed them into clear plastic sheets and put them in either my wedding and party inspiration binder or my article and decorating inspiration binder. I couldn't part with my Martha Stewart Weddings magazines or my past issues of Martha Stewart Living :)

{my wedding and party inspiration binder}

{my article and decorating inspiration binder}

{my Martha Stewart Wedding magazines}

Pretty Tree Blossoms

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Last Minute Oscar Ideas

popcorn containers from Plum Party, ballot from,
statues from, champagne flutes from Red Envelope
twizzlers from, my photograph

I really love any reason to celebrate and I love watching award shows! Before the show starts tonight you could print an official ballot from or make a quick trivia game with questions from Champagne or sparkling cider {my favorite} makes everything a little fancier and of course anything to do with the movies wouldn't be complete without popcorn and twizzlers :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Grandmother's Scrapbook

I have been working on simplifying my things for what has felt like a lifetime :) A few years ago my mom gave me one of my grandmother's scrapbooks and I found it again today while I was looking through my stuff. Sometimes it takes me some time to organize because I have a tendency to stop and reminisce. Here are some of the pages from her scrapbook which is a little over seventy years old :)

{her scrapbook}

{a pretty pink get well card}

{a colorful get well card}

{a Washington stamp}

{a Jefferson stamp}

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pretty Ring Dish

{Urban Outfitters version}
image from Urban Outfitters

{my version}

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Simple Things

"walk in the rain
smell the flowers
stop along the way
build sandcastles
go on fieldtrips
find out how things work
tell stories
say the magic words
trust the universe"
-Bruce Williamson

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Dinner

Yesterday we stayed home and cooked dinner together for Valentine's Day. Eric made grilled chicken and I made a red wine risotto for the first time by myself. When we cook I am usually the sous chef because Eric is a much better cook :)

{our new wedding china}

{our centerpiece}

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Hearts Day

This morning we received this heart shaped tea set packaged in a pretty yellow hat box from my mom. I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day :)

Friday, February 13, 2009


I made a few Valentine's Day cards for our families. Before I sent them they had a quick photo shoot :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I ♥ Conversation Hearts

I sprinkled the last of our conversation hearts on a cake stand to take a picture and the you & me heart just happened to fall like that :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heart Garland

I made some heart garland with some extra doilies from my showerette to decorate our fireplace for Valentine's Day :)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Carnation Heart

Last year when we registered at Crate and Barrel for our wedding we were given this pretty glass heart bowl. On Valentine's Day last year I filled it with pink carnations and used it as our table centerpiece for dinner. I love carnations because they are inexpensive, simple, and are so pretty just by themselves :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Seashell Frame

This weekend I was feeling crafty and decided to make a seashell frame. I painted a simple frame that I already had white and carefully used a hot glue gun to attach some seashells :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Grammys

image from

I am so excited to watch the Grammys tonight! I love the Foo Fighters and can't wait to see Dave Grohl perform with Paul McCartney :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Share Your Engagement Story

image from Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas is giving away a $500 gift certificate for the best engagement story they receive. You can enter even if you've already purchased your wedding invitations or already living happily ever after. They are accepting entries until February 22nd and will be posting their favorites stories every week on their blog, Diva Dialogues. For all the details visit Wedding Paper Divas and share your proposal story :)

Scratch Off Save the Date

Eric is going to be a groomsman in his friend's wedding this September. We just received their scratch off save the date for their wedding in New Jersey :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Encyclopedia of Crafts

image from

I'm so excited to someday add this book to my Martha Stewart collection, it will be released on March 31st :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wedding Day Barbie

Many many years ago my sister and I received the Barbie Dream House on Christmas morning. Although we no longer have the house we still have our Barbies and the accessories all packed away at our mom's house. When we were home for Christmas we were seriously considering bidding on a few vintage Dream Houses on eBay :)

{my mom, my sister, and me}

As a bridal shower gift my older brothers gave me Wedding Day Barbie and she now sits on a shelf in my crafty room :)