Tuesday, February 22, 2011

DIY Placemat Clutch

I found this really cool and EASY tutorial from Blue-Eyed Freckle to make a cute and simple clutch out of a placemat!!! How cool!! It's very inexpensive as well and can be accessorized with any colors, fabric, and adornments you want! Click here for the full tutorial & enjoy :)

Handmade accessories {love}

Etsy is one of my favorite sites to browse and I have found some accessories that I {LOVE} and wanted to share :)

So cute! For a tea party?

{From CM VISION Jewlery Etsy Shop}

Pretty Locket!!

{From Botanical Birds Etsy Shop}

I love this filigree flower ring!!!

{From Luxe Adornments Etsy Shop}

Pearls+Pretty Pink Ribbon=LOVE! So feminine :)

{From Erin Keys Etsy Shop

Reminds me of Sex and the City :)

{From Cheap and Chic Land Etsy Shop}

{From Sweet Simple Etsy Shop}

The following accessories are from Lonkoosh and I absolutely adore them!! They are so girly and beautiful!! :)

{From Lonkoosh Etsy Shop}

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tea Time!!

Despite the cold windy and rainy weather here in Southern California--Spring is on it's way and bringing blue skies, blooming colorful flowers and sunshine! It's perfect weather for any outdoor event and my favorite--TEA PARTIES! :)
From beautiful floral tea cups, to adorable fabric, a plethora of flowers, feminine stationary, cutesy dresses, and big floppy hats--it's an event to share with the gals that mean the most in your life! A Tea Party could be a perfect way to celebrate a joyous occasion whether it be a bridal shower, baby shower, engagement, birthday, or just an event to make new memories! I have compiled different ideas for this theme and hope this brings some inspiration to your next event!

Invitations-So girly and lacey! I love it!

{From Once Wed}

{From UMAMA 142}

{From Tie That Binds Parties' Etsy Shop}

Love the serving tray chalkboard! :)
{From AZ Creative Studio Etsy Shop}

Pretty calligraphy, floral fabric, and lovely tea cup--perfect seat for a bride-to-be :)

{From Once Wed}

The fabric bow around the silverware is such a good idea!

{From The Sweetest Occasion}

In love with the colorful designs!!!! It's so fun!! You can make the table clothes and chair covers quite easily too!

The bright colors are SOOO PRETTY :)

{From Design Dazzle}

Cute idea for name tags/table seating!!!

Love the pastels and the eiffel tower to add some french romance :)

Pink champagne!!

{From The Sweetest Occasion}

So Alice in Wonderland and so fun!

{From FireFly 1505 Etsy Shop}

Dessert Tables!!!! YUUMMM!!!

{From The Sweetest Occasion}

{From At Home with Kim Vallee}

DIY tea bag favors!!! Love this idea! Send your guests home with delicious tea that was created by YOU--or even create a "tea bar" where guests can assemble their own tea bags :)

{From Merriment Design <--DIY instructions INCLUDED!!!}

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A BIG BREAK--& not a good one :(

School is officially back in session and with a full load this semester consisting of college algebra, ASL II, Basic Arrythmia, and Medical Terminology---while working---& finishing my nursing applications---as well as starting my volunteer work next month at a pregnany center, I don't know where I will find any time to finish projects that I have started or create anything new :-/ So, blogging as well as using my creativity (except with new study habits) won't be as frequent as I would like, if at all. ::Sigh:: Wish me good luck this semester--until June 8th!! I will need it!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Valentine's Date

Ok, so I stumbled upon this ADORABLE shoot just in time for Valentine's Day! The couple, Michael & Natasha, had their sweet romantic date photoshoot done by iDrop Photo and this definitely makes me wanna have super cute photos like these!!! Ahh I'm such a girl! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Treeeees :)

I have always been obsessed with trees! Beautiful trees! I just love the way they are captured in pictures and the different ways to use them as decor in events-whether it's covering the branches in lights for an elegant night display, hanging lanterns, garland, crystals, ribbon, etc. from the tree to add ambiance or even just having a beautiful tree as a backdrop to capture and draw the eyes in to the main event!

Here are some ideas and photos that I love!!

{From Green Wedding Shoes}

Hanging flowers from the branches

{From Project 10K Wedding}

A cute string of fabric strung from one end of a branch to another

{From 100 Layer Cake}

lit up lanterns make it so romantic :)

{From DexKnowsWeddings}

{From Storied Events}

{From Ruffled Blog}

This was apart of an outdoor baby shower. I love the tissue pom pom, the lights, the super cute initial in the frame...adorable!

{From The Sweetest Occassion}

Our initials carved into a wooden heart hanging from a tree at our wedding

{From Cortnie Dee Photography}

several hanging vintage frames and flowers. so cute!

{From Hindsight Bride}

ribbon and fabric flowers hanging from branches

{From Hindsight Bride}

Hanging notes or escort cards around tree trunk :)

{From The Knot}

love the hanging fabric initials and ribbon!!

{From My Personal Artist}

{From Sitting In A Tree}

There are so many ways to "dress up" a tree with easy DIY projects to add something unique or even to just have a beautiful tree apart of the main event! Hope some of these photos inspired some thoughts and maybe even some projects to have fun with! :)