Friday, February 8, 2013

Chic Valentine's Day Tablescape

No surprise that my blog has been neglected.  We all know that when things get busy, the 'non-essential' tasks have to be dropped from the to-do list.   I started taking online classes again, changed my career path and got a new job, am busy decorating for events, and working on two different house renovations. All wonderful things (that take up time)!

I thought I would pop in and show you one of the most amazing Valentine's Day tablescapes I have seen.

Stacy, over at Stacy Naquin Interiors created this beauty. Not only is it gorgeous but it isn't difficult to recreate (some of these items can be found at Wal-Mart and your local craft store!).

Aren't the chalkboards adorable?

I love the simplicity and detail, the patterns and colors, and how to will appease to the masses- romantic dinner with your significant other or just a bunch of the girls!  No cliche Valentine's decor here.

Head on over to Stacy's blog to get the details and where to find the pieces she used.

What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Brown & Green Rustic Wedding

These photos are long overdue :(
 This wedding was  green and brown (and touches of sunflower yellow) and was definitely rustic. Antlers, mason jars, burlap, wheat, and sunflowers were used for this couple's special day.  For growing up on ranches, it fit them perfectly.


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Woodland Wedding

I would be lying if I said that some weddings that I decorate for are more 'fun' than others.  Don't tell, but I think this may be my favorite :)
It was a woodland themed celebration with moss, bark, leaves, and more moss.  It was so unique, so elegant, and so pretty. Definately not a wedding style that this area is used to, but that's what makes it so perfect!
Welcome Table:
Cupcake Table:

Head Table:





The gorgeous cupcakes and groom's cake was from the fabulous Luz's Unique Creations.

The reception hall was held at The Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge.

Bulk moss was purchased from

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ice Cream Parlour

One of my brides wanted something fun and UNIQUE at her wedding.  Fitting with the theme of bright colors and a bit of whimsy, an ice cream bar made perfect sense.
Here are a few of my (non-professional) photos of the ice cream bar.
To make the sign, I spray painted an old, wood photo frame hot pink and enlarged the graphic. For the syrup dispensers, I printed out and laminated striped paper and glued it around plastic bottles, purchased from a restaurant supply store.

I made these 'Ice Cream Sundaes' from pink and white carnations! Simple and cute.

The custom-printed wooden spoons say 'eat, drink, & be married' and 'love you to the (moon symbol)'

A fresh floral centerpiece mimics a huge sundae :)
 What are your favorite toppings on a sundae??
Ice Cream Parlour Specs and Resources:
Color Palette: Pink and white
Design: A modern twist on the classic 'parlour'
Toppings: Caramel, chocolate, sprinkles, gummy bears, Reese's Pieces, crushed Oreo's, peanuts, M&M's, & cherries (purchased in bulk from Sam's Club and
Printables: DIY printables from Eat Drink Chic 
Ice Cream Bowls and Custom Spoons: Etsy seller, Intheclear

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of School Kickoff

I have fond memories of the first day of school.  New clothes, a new backpack, my parents making us a special breakfast, and my aunt coming over to wish us off on the bus.

This year, two nieces of ours are starting kindergarden! How time flies.  To make it as special as I remember it, I put together little treat bags for their first day. They included a notebook, stickers, markers, name tags, a few healthy snacks, bracelets and some other goodies.

Here are some other cute ideas to give to the kids as they start off the school year.

Happy New School Year Supply Gift

Candy Pencils

DIY Crayons in Treat Bags
Source & How to...

School Printables

And of course we can't forget the teachers. We all know they spend oodles of money on things they need but don't get supplemented for (supplies, books, crafts, cleaning items, stickers, etc.). Here are some cute ideas to gift to that special teacher.

Teacher Survival Bucket

Monogrammed Pencil Holders
School Supply Cake


According to my Calcualations...
Source and Printables
What cute ideas do you give to teachers/kids?
Happy New School Year!!