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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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christmas details

The posting rate is terrible, I know! Making this a habit has not been going so well. Here is a Christmas that I could not resist posting regardless.

One of my absolute favorite blogs for content, A Field Journal, posted her amazing holiday wrapping images. I am such a sucker for kraft paper and bakers twine! How incredibly beautiful.


many horns of plenty to you

Happy Thanksgiving! Above is a card that I letterpressed onto chipboard, and some lovely little felted acorns that I couldn't resist making.

I found this lovely tutorial from Betz White. Probably one of the easiest and highest
pay off for craft projects. I found the acorn tops on ebay and the felt balls are from Ornamentea. A few hours hot gluing and around $35 later, I had 150 of these little guys! I enjoyed giving them out along with the Thanksgiving cards, and I still have so many leftover!


wishing you a happy weekend

I am working away to get this blog up and functioning. I will hopefullly have some tips soon. Have a great weekend!


Happy Halloween!

Good thing no one is reading this because I its been a long while since the last post.
But finally the ghoulish promise is delivered. Most idea credits must be given to Martha Stewart, young and old, as I looked through years of her Oct magazine while planning for the 2008 Halloween party. Here are my favorite simple tips that add spooktacular accents to your scare fest:

ABOVE: Use a small red candle to drip red wax over a tall taper candle.

ABOVE: Put a few drops of red food coloring in water, and floating candles and you have a bloody glow!

ABOVE: Just glue plastic spiders to toothpicks and insert into any food.

ABOVE: I found some plastic flys with the spiders, and simply set them on food plates.

Wishing you a wonderful evening of creepy crawlies!



The chilly weather has inspired me to decorate the lawn with adornments. While this flamingo wanders the yard in search of his soul, I'm working on a post with tips for a Halloween party. Coming soon!


number one

Hello there! I'm starting a blog about starting a blog. Today I write to you (currently no one) on my 25th birthday and am making a goal that one year from now I will have a successful blog. By success, I mean consistent posts and hopefully a few readers who enjoy them.

This lovely image is my fourth attempt at a terrarium. I showcase this as my first post to proclaim that I am determined to make it work. This blog will be about noticing the lovelies in life, making beautiful things, and of course the ups and downs along the way. If you've stumbled across this blog, please say hello! I'd love to know you and possibly twist your arm to become a fan. Yay for the maiden voyage post!

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