All That Glitters: Holiday Gift Guide 2013

They say all that glitters isn’t gold, but I think the opposite is true during the holidays. To make your holiday gift choices shine, there’s nothing like a little gold to amp up the luxe. 1. SS Print Shop prints, $15 – $40 | Give the gift of art with these…

It’s a good time to be a bride-to-be in …

I have a feeling 2015 will be The Year of Weddings for me. Not only is our date set for June 6, 2015, but it seems like every week another lady I know is getting a shiny new bauble of her own. In the last week alone I’ve welcomed my…

5-minute DIY: holiday ornament keepsake

For magpie-types like myself, the holidays can be a dangerous time to set foot into any store. All that glitters is proudly on display and it’s all I can do to keep my blinders on and wallet relatively full. I wasn’t so lucky this weekend when dropping into Starbucks to…

DIY: gilded serving plates

My recent nesting urges have driven me to Teatro Verde, Restoration Hardware and HomeSense more times than I can count recently. We’ve been house hunting in earnest and my house-making feelings have been at an all-time high. I’ll admit, my frequent  business-only sourcing trips for a recent blogger program I…

Wedding Diary: Is this the dress?

It’s a really magical feeling when your mildly desperado-seeming Pinterest boards can be pinned to without an ounce of guilt. I imagine it’s the opposite of the feeling one of my best friends felt when she practically cleaned out our local Chapters Indigo’s wedding magazine section a few days after…

The 5 People You Meet When You Get Engaged

They say all good things must come to an end. For the newly-engaged (or soon-to-be-married), there’s a relatively short window of endless gushing and excitement over your impending nuptials. As the window begins to close (we made it about a month), certain personalities begin to creep out of the woodwork.…

Our blush&gold engagement party

This past weekend, we threw a little engagement party at my place with 50 of our closest friends to celebrate. I love hosting parties, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to go all out and Pinterest my little heart out. The best part? Every single person we invited…