Can you believe it’s already July? How did that happen?! What are your plans for the Independence holiday – family, friends, fireworks? I’m headed to Montana for the week, where I’ll be without internet access most of the time, so posting will probably be pretty light until I get back (I know, I know, I was just out of town and posting was light. I promise this is the extent of my summer vacation!). But in the meantime, I hope these fun links will get you through the week, and Happy 4th of July!
Taking off on an Airstream adventure is one of my lifelong dreams.
A lovely baby shower brunch.
Thank you to Shannon Leahy for the blog love!
Congratulations Jose and Joel! Can’t wait to see the wedding pics!
I need this backpack. In the navy stripes.
Pretty paper on a string.
Five French food groups.
Preppy summer inspiration of the anchor variety.
And some Fourth of July links too…
How to cut a watermelon.
DIY fans and fireworks.
July 4th printables.
Gouache 4th of July menus and name tags.
Have a happy weekend, and a Happy Fourth of July! I’ll see you next week!
There are so many beautiful engagement rings out there, but some of my very favorites are vintage or antique. My own engagement ring is a garnet cocktail ring from the 1920′s, and I love that no one else has anything like it. (Being eco-friendly was an added bonus of going with something vintage.) Not everyone has a family heirloom ring to pass down, but the internet makes it insanely easy to find beautiful antique bling (I could spend hours browsing 1stdibs). Anyway, I have a folder of pretties that I’ve bookmarked, and thought it would be fun to share them with you…
Don’t you love them?! Are you hoping for (or wearing) a vintage engagement ring? Do you prefer unexpected stones or classic diamonds?
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In an alternate universe, my wedding would have been a picnic…
Red gingham is the quintessential summer pattern, reminiscent of picnics and backyard barbecues. Mixing it with other prints, such as the fun floral of the Ila clutch, adds some depth and playful sophistication. Gingham, florals, strawberries – by using them sparingly against a mostly white backdrop, they can work together without looking cheesy or theme-y. (For example, skip the gingham tablecloths, and instead choose a lovely white linen, or perhaps your guests will lounge on picnic blankets in the grass.) I imagine that this wedding would be simple and budget friendly, with details like baskets of strawberry shortcake favors that double as centerpieces and family-made layer cakes. A delicious box lunch is a totally budget-friendly way to feed guests, and is logistically much more manageable than most other options, and limiting alcoholic beverages to bottles of beer is perfectly appropriate for a picnic lunch. And yes, I know we’ve all seen mason jars a gazillion times, but they’re still sweet, especially when the rest of the wedding doesn’t look like an Anthropologie catalog exploded all over everything.
Mood: playful and sweet
Palette: petal pink and strawberry red
Top row from left: floral print clutch by Ila Handbags, photo of strawberry lemonade in mason jars from flickr, strawberry buttercream cake from Call Me Cupcake
Row 2: photo of red gingham shirt and drink by Thayer Gowdy, bouquet with pink and red ribbon from Martha Stewart Weddings (photo by Johnny Miller), women’s red gingham bow tie from Forage
Row 3: strawberry shortcake basket favor from Martha Stewart Weddings, thank you note by Rifle Paper Co., photo from J.Crew
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I know it makes me a delinquent blogger, especially since this is my second day playing hooky in a week, but I was just having too much fun with my nephews to finish a post for today! I hope you’ll forgive me, and accept this lovely photo from Rodney Smith as a bit of daily inspiration. I’m traveling home today and will be back with regular posts tomorrow. Have a lovely Tuesday!
by Rodney Smith