Friends, I have a request of you. My nephew is going in for surgery today, which is just so scary. Actually, he’s probably taking it the best of any of us. He’s a sweetheart and a charmer, he loves to brush his auntie’s hair (I know – lucky auntie!), he loves his brothers, and he loves chocolate chip cookies almost as much as his mom does. Whatever you believe, or however you pray, I hope that you’ll keep him in mind today and in the weeks to come.

And because bubbles and laughing are always good for the body and soul…



Happy Mothers Day!

Pretty DIY spring wedding bouquet by Chelsea.

Fold up water bottle – love this!

BHLDN does decor. I especially love the cashier key stakes.

Such lovely family photos!

Calder’s so clever: a bourbon tasting bar for your wedding guests.

How about a cute new outfit for your iPhone, via Design Crush.

Food on a stick!

Pretty floral demi robe from Ari Dein.


Inspired by the royal wedding…?

My favorite round-up of Will and Kate’s nuptials.

Why not celebrate your new family with a custom herald, via Once Wed.

Or top your noggin with a fabulous hat from Preston & Olivia.


Have a happy weekend, friends. And Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful women in our lives!

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Since I’m writing this post Thursday evening, I don’t have anything yet to say about the royal wedding, but… did you watch it? Did you wake up early to watch it live, or record it for later? Did you have tea and crumpets and wear a fabulous hat? And what about this weekend, what are your plans?

by Elizabeth Messina


Some fun links for your Friday!

Mmmmm….Tartine… via simplesong.

Love the cover of The Beekeeper’s Bible.

Ray Charles’s letterhead.

Vintage Dior gorgeousness.

A Brooklyn wedding with sassy green bridesmaid dresses.

The tulip fields in Holland are one of the dreamiest things I’ve ever seen!

Royal bachelorette shenanigans a la Mrs. Lilien.

Vote for letterpress.

The How To Project makes me happy, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Congrats on the new website, Edyta!


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Having a girls’ weekend for my friend Susie’s bachelorette celebration! She doesn’t know where we’re going, so I can’t give you details, but I can tell you it’s going to be a good time. Whenever the four of us get together, we pretty much can’t stop laughing, no matter where we are or what we’re doing.

What are you doing this weekend? Doing anything for Earth Day, or Easter, or Passover?

by Rodney Smith


Loving this winter bride’s style.

Pretty dress with a pretty bow.

Pink ombre cake!

Eggs aren’t just for Easter – confetti game!

Terrariums go geometric.

How about a very unexpected something blue?

Looking forward to this year’s SF Decorator’s Showcase because of pretty things like this.

Impossible art ideas. I love how clever some people are.

A collage of bows, via The Neo-Traditionalist.

It’s the rhubarb time of year. I prefer mine on its own, no strawberries.

Happy yellow convertible. Vintage of course.

And a happy yellow-dipped dress.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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What are your weekend plans? Hopefully they involve enjoying some beautiful spring weather – I’m thinking maybe a picnic?

by Jeremy Lawson


And of course some fun links…

Up, up and away!

If I had an extra $615 lying around and a party to go to, this Plexiglas clutch would be mine, via This is Glamorous.

How about a homemade film for your honeymoon?

I’m not a player I just blog a lot.

Mmmmmm…. sandwiches….

I want Jordan’s Paris apartment furniture. Especially that blue couch.

Are you a Marilyn or a Jackie? via This is Glamorous.

Paula Deen riding things. Hilarious. via @designcrush

Is it weird that a cat food commercial got me a little misty? (Here’s the extended version if you feel like it.)

Send more mail.

Darling “perfect match” save-the-dates!

And a paper record player wedding invitation (courtesy of Michelle!).

Fascinated by the How Did You Know Project… anyone have some love stories to share?

Congratulations to Forget Me Knot Weddings on the new site launch!

Have a lovely weekend friends!

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It has been such a treat for me to revisit my wedding this week – thank you so much for all of your kind words about everything! Since my sister is here for the weekend before she leaves for 6 months in France, I thought I’d end the week with this photo of us at the wedding opening the Christmas crackers. I feel so lucky to have her as my best friend (especially since I wasn’t always the nicest big sister growing up), and I’m so excited for her French pastry school adventure. Our grandmother is turning 101 on Saturday, so we’ll be spending the day celebrating with her and our extended family, which is always a good time. What about you? What are your weekend plans? If you’re in the Bay Area, how much are you loving this gorgeous weather?!

by Elizabeth Messina


Some fun links to kick off your weekend…

If you have ten minutes and need a little laugh, this clip of Jack Hanna is pretty funny.

Books are such special objects; even more so with these embroidered covers.

Matchbook asked me what I think is the ultimate luxury. Check out my answer on page 46!

Who wants to have a tea party?!

What can I say, I have a thing for vintage-y sunglasses, via coco+kelley.

Check out my inspiration board tips over on

Will someone please get married in this dress? via A Cup of Jo.

I’m one of DailyCandy’s favorite wedding bloggers!

Whole wheat flour never tasted so good. (Heidi made these cookies for the Little Flower School a few weeks ago, and I couldn’t stop eating them!)

This “Jubilee Stripe” cover makes me want to upgrade to the iPhone 4.

Emersonmade goes to India.

Dreaming of spring picnics

I’ve been Unveiled.

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies! See you next week!


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