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Here is a peek of my lovely wedding day! We were married July 20, 2008 in the gorgeous Black Hills of South Dakota. Find more images and details about my incredible wedding day on Style Me Pretty.


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YAY! I just could not wait until Wednesday, or even tomorrow. I am giving away one of my vintage notebooks on the delicious blog Baked by Joanna! The giveaway ends April 4th, but head on over now to enter.


a victory cheer

I have some exciting announcements, but I'm waiting on a few wrap ups.

So what to do when waiting to post? Why, make bunting of course!

My office walls are in dire need of some personality, so here I have installment #1. Professionally crafted with staples, spray paint, and hot glue. I thought it was fun....until I discovered awesome bunting here. Now I will be restless till I get my grubby hands on that aqua burlap.

Anywho. Coming soon (I promise) will be a much more exciting post, that will make YOU do a victory cheer. Hooray!


brace yourself

These muffins are addictive. {seen on love your neighbor post}

With so many requests I gave up waiting on the chance to document the step-by-step. These will make a great weekend treat. So ENJOY. And next week includes a fun surprise!

{click on image for download} {pattern from lovelydesign}


lucky day to you


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

To celebrate the big holiday, I am sporting my version of the shamrock badge found
on Design*Sponge last week. I included the little tag {missing my irish half} since my husband is gone and will miss the celebration this year. Time to go enjoy some Guinness cupcakes and Irish cream....!

Vintage Irish postcard source.



What better way to find beautiful details than weddings?! I promise this will not turn
into a wedding blog...but I COULD NOT resist the unbelievably adorable details found
in this wedding. Aimee and Phil were married in a little white chapel in Kansas. You can
see their charm and personality throughout every inch of the celebration. All photos taken by the talented Tom and Jerry, a father/son team in Kansas City.

You can probably guess that my favorite is the thrifted coffee cup favors. LOVE LOVE. The adirondack chairs and parasols being a close second. Every detail is so fresh. You can find more pictures here. Doesn't this ALMOST make you want to get married again.......?


home sweet home

So super excited to share my recent projects with you.

First, the latest addition to my bathroom door.

Easiest craft EVER. I found these little wood cutouts at Hobby Lobby and used some scrapbooking paper I had on hand. Simply glue them down with mod podge and then trim the eccess paper around the edges. The knubbs presented a little difficulty, but still easy enough to re-make if I decide I want color patterns.

And some personality for the mailbox! Below is the outside slot, which my husband suggested we paint it to have a mouth with fangs, so it appears to eat the mail..............

And the inside. {before}

And {after}

Using a decorative knob from Hobby Lobby and an order of vinyl letters from Words Anywhere, I'd say an improvement, yes?

Lastly, the other sweet in my home today. I entered a giveaway from inspired by charm and WON! I just had to share my delightful little prize, pinapple blueberry jam, it was delicious! Maybe I've only had grocery-store-grape, but I was never a big jam person. Until now. I also acquired lovely bakers twine—on spindles, take a look at Michaels blog and check them out, so great! Thanks again Michael.

Happy weekend friends!


the fun begins

I get the privilege of throwing a bridal shower for a wonderful friend, and I am more than excited to start planning. I wanted to share some of my research and prep you for the fun that will be following.

There will be some great diy to share in the upcoming weeks. Does anyone have any fun tips for throwing a shower?! This will be my first one and I need all the help I can get.

my mild obsessiongingham check sundresswedding bar straw holderbrown needleboookalphabet in chocolate browngingham and dots


irish cream tut

Almost time for yummy goodness. But first...housekeeping! // Thanks for all the wonderful comments and especially to Jessica from How About Orange for the publicity. Last week was so great and the number of subscribers is nearing 3 digits!!!
I'm also finding so much great content that I'll now be posting three times a week!

On to good cheer.

Downloadable Tags
Mason Jars & Ribbon from Michael’s Craft Store // Or really any jar/container
Homemade Irish Cream


1. Download and print labels on cardstock (I had ivory on hand). Cut using gray guides,
I used a rounded corner punch on two opposite corners. Also, hole punch top left corner for ribbon.

2. Make recipe of Irish cream and fill mason jars (be sure to wash jars first).

3. Attach tags with ribbon, using 21″ of ribbon on each jar.

// If I did this again I might find green fabric and cut squares for the jar lids, sealing it with coordinating ribbon. I hope you enjoy making this fun treat!


more irish fun

A fun followup as promised. Here we have Guinness cupcakes and homemade Irish cream, with fun accents that I added to my shop.

The recipe came from Big City, Little Kitchen and the tutorial for Irish cream was featured on Style Me Pretty.

The cupcake shamrocks were a little time consuming, but will be fun for the St. Patricks Day get-together, and I had plenty left over. If you haven't had your Irish fill yet, do not fret. I will post one more followup with the full tutorial with the free recipe tag download.


top o' the morning

March is an important month when you are married to an Irish family, so for the first post of the month I wanted to share a few images of how I incorporated Irish heritage into my wedding.

My oh-so-talented mother made this adorable garter a few days before the wedding. Complete with a Claddaugh charm—a traditional marriage symbol that means, "With my two hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my loyalty."

And a fun blessing that I added to our wedding favor. This tutorial was featured on Style Me Pretty last March. Coming soon I will share my tutorial/recipe for homemade Irish Cream—which is amazing by the way. Stay tuned...