Hey Guys! I've been all over the place trying to get my ducks in a row for this wedding. Here's some things I've been working on and the inspiration behind it all.

So I saw the idea of using a sweet, little birdcage for cards and such instead of creating the traditional box with a slit on top. How adorable is this? I mean really!

My future mother-in-law (fmil) got us this birdcage and I thought that it was so romantic. You can slide in a card on the top and sides. I'm pretty excited about it!


So I'm sure that you might remember seeing this picture before. There are some amazing doors that look pretty similar to these at my venue that we can can hang our letters from (P.S. how awesome is it that our monogram is R&B). The doors at our venue have vintage loop knockers, so it will be as simple as tying them on.


Of course my awesome fmil got these from Hobby Lobby. I'm contemplating on spray painting them, but I haven't decided what color yet.What do you think?

I picked up these cute jars as an addition to our candy bar. We haven't decided what kind of goodies we're going to fill them with yet, but I'm sure that they will include some combination sour punch and gummies.

Remember my "all bottled up" post? Well, we're up to 34 wine bottles! A little while ago I spray painted  a beer bottle to see if the color would work out. Yesterday I bought some flowers and did a little mock up. I'm absolutely in love with it, and I can't wait to see them in clusters. We filled the bottle with carnations, white daisies, and some greenery (my fmil did the arrangement) and it turned out adorable. Imagine them sitting on chocolate linen and an orange frame for the table number. I can't tell you how excited I am! (And yes, we love cocktails in this house, lol!) 


So after being completely overwhelmed by the price for bouquets yesterday I decided to experiment with actually making one. Here's the first one I made (above).

The second one I made.

The third one I made.

As my first attempt, I think they turned out pretty decent. I only spent $30 on flowers total. I'm going to keep practicing with more flowers, but I really think that I may end up turning to Publix for all of the boutonnieres and corsages (they had lovely orchid corsages for only $3), making the centerpieces and bridesmaid bouquets with flowers bought in bulk (more than likely from Costco), and having mine professionally made. Hey, this girl's gotta budget, but you know what, I think that everything will still turn out absolutely gorgeous!
Just thought I would share a few of the adorable bathrooms that I've been coveting lately. You know, whether you have an apartment, a house, or your dream home, a few fantastic pops of color and some unexpected elements is all you need to turn your boring bath into a sweet sanctuary.

I absolutely love this bathroom. Everything works so wonderfully. Check out the stripes (you know I love a good stripe), and the ledge inside the shower for decorative goodies. I also love box of rolled towels. They would be a perfect welcome for guests.

Black in a bathroom? Why not? Glossy floors constantly reflect light around the room and the white also does a lot for balance. The skirt under the sink is so charming, and the side table for bath essentials is a nice touch.

How adorable is this? The decorative sunburst is great. It's definitely a tub-only situation seeing as though there is drywall in the tub surround. Grey and yellow is so hot right now and this is no exception. Two thumbs up.

Yes folks, it's all tile! I absolutely love how the organic arrangement starts on the floor and trickles up the wall. The his and her shower heads behind acrylic panels are no doubt romantic, and the concrete keeps it industrial chic.

This quirky bathroom is cool on so many levels! Mosaic tile is so dazzling, and the male/female applique is so playful. Did I mention that it's my dream to have a chandelier in my bathroom? Yeah, true story. Anyhoo, hope this leaves you inspired! 
(images via apartment therapy and hgtv)
Oooo.... I swear I can't go to Homegoods or TJMaxx without falling in love with something. For someone in constant search of stylish deals, I can barely control myself when it comes to walking out of the store with something amazing. I mean HELLO, designer goods at discount prices! Who can resist? I know I can't. Here's some of the awesome things I found to get my inspiration juices flowing.

For crying out loud - I am a complete sucker for lighting. Check out the turquoise lamp on the bottom right-hand side, I already own a matching pair that I acquired from the TJMaxx back at school. I simply couldn't help myself.

Moroccan inspired anyone? I thought these side tables were super chic. I think they would look great nestled next to a sofa or outside on a sweet balcony oasis. Moorish arches for everyone!!!

Check out these side tables and buffet. I totally dig the curvy bases and the fretwork. They're so modern, yet elegant. Pops of white always tickle my fancy. Check out what else I found!

I was completely stopped in my tracks when I saw this white vinyl ottoman and what I like to call "ode to Kartel Componibili drawer unit". I say ode because they were unmarked, but none the less gorgeous! They were speaking to me - maybe a little too loudly much because...

I bought them. And let me tell you how crazy I am. You know how there is only one ottoman in the picture. I went to another store (just browsing) and found its match. I can't wait to see everything come together. Don't worry, I'll keep you posted.
So for those of you who didn't know, my honey graduated earlier this month! He's now home getting ready for his grown-man job that will be starting on Monday. I just wanted to share the invite that I made for him.

If you look closely, you'll see some of his most astonishing achievements in the background (you can click it for a closer view).We eventually revised the text to accommodate our home address for his after-ceremony graduation party. So proud of you Babe! Muah!