Here’s a fun little tip for all of that left over wrapping paper you might have lying around.
I’m a huge fan of using a roll as an impromptu table runner or cut up as individual place mats (it helps incorporate beautiful patterns and colors – plus you can toss it when you’re done), but I love the idea of using this simple Martha Stewart tutorial to create small flowers for either a bouquet or even as individual stems wrapped around your silverware or wine glass.
Here’s the full DIY instructions.
Beautiful, right? Perfect for a shower, birthday or even a wedding. I love how simple and classic it looks!
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This vintage-esq first birthday is absolutely beautiful. There are too many great details… so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking:
I adore all of the little paper and craft details…
Anna, who owns Blissful Babes in the Philippines, designed this French-inspired celebration for her daughter’s first birthday. Wouldn’t it be beautiful for a shower or even as wedding inspiration as well?
My favorite detail might be the ‘year of firsts’ table that Anna put together to showcase Arie’s very first year (last picture in the below collage), though those fabric birds are amazingly adorable, too!
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Wow it’s been busy over here! If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught a sneak peek of our latest photoshoot for the April issue of San Diego Magazine. What’s better than a San Diego snow day? A spring bohemian picnic! Yesterday we set up shop at a beautiful local park and created one colorful spread. More to come on the behind-the-scenes and the great products featured.
BUT back to that San Diego snow day – because despite the recent 70ish degree weather, San Diego welcomed a good 18″ of the soft and powdery stuff this past weekend!
On Sunday we drove out to the edge of San Diego to introduce Liv to the snow for the first time.
I don’t think she really noticed while she was snug-as-a-bug in her Moby.
It was beautiful.
What does one do when a fresh blanket of snow (cold enough to stay!) surprises us? Build snowmen, of course.
And then the weather yesterday was sunny, bright and nearly called for shorts. Oh San Diego, you are full of surprises!
In other weekend fun, our friends threw their son a Mr. Man first birthday party that was inspired by this post. It was adorable.
I made Liv a matching tie outfit – she’s my little future corporate lady!
Here’s how I’m imagining this baby conversation went down:
Michael: “so… do you come here often?”
Liv: “oh you know”
Michael: “lemme get your digits”
Alright, enough playing. Back to the house remodel we go!
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