espresso

How to order an espresso and not sound stupid: *** This inspiration shoot was featured on The Wedding Chicks, styled by Blossom Events, and photographed beautifully by Paul Nelson Images. photo credits: inspiration board pictures, espresso cups.

treehouse

Guest books and trees go hand in hand. Japanese custom dictates that guests tie their written sentiments to tree branches with ribbons. You could also have guests write their well wishes on paper doves (symbolic of love, happiness, and harmony), or leave their finger print on a DIY guest registry tree. Whimsical and enchanting hair […]

meant to bee

Cinnamon Honey Salad Croutons  2 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons honey 2 cups cubed cinnamon-raisin bread, crust removed Combine melted butter and honey; mix well. Combine with cinnamon-raisin bread; toss until cubes are coated. Spread out on baking sheet and bake at 275°F 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted. Honey Blossom […]

herbs

I just love ‘green weddings,’ (and not just because I’m married to an environmentalist!). Green weddings are ecologically friendly, and there are many ways to have a green wedding without compromising the look you want. You don’t have to all green to be Earth friendly, just try where you can. One thing you can do […]

taste the rainbow

Anyone been to the Miami airport? If you have, have you seen the installation art called Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney? It’s so beautiful! “The work combines light, colour, and sound as it leads passengers from a rental car terminal to the airport proper. Speakers installed at regular intervals along the walkway create a continuously […]

carousel horses and paper dolls

Paper dolls have been around as long as paper (think: origami dolls in Japan and artfully painted paper puppets in Indonesia) however, paper dolls as we know them really took off in France during the 1800s. They were intended to teach about fashion and to entertain and they spread like wildfire throughout high society. Rare, […]

my superhero

Superheroes are an American phenomenon. Why? Well, sociologists argue about exactly that… some say that since America does not have it’s own mythology (like Greece, Rome, India, or most other older nations) we simply invented one. Others say that superheroes were created to represent American ideals: Captain America represents patriotism, Iron man shows the idolization […]

over the rainbow

Rainbow weddings are fun, quirky, and definitely memorable. If you are going to have a rainbow wedding, you have to go all the way. Rainbow theme everything from your drinks to your bridesmaids dress and of course your flowers and decor. A budget friendly way to bring a lot of color to your rainbow wedding […]

pink’s revenge

Needless to say, pink is a little annoyed at yesterday’s post. We just heard this from the color’s spokesperson: “Purple is NOT the new pink. We’re sending paper from our lawyers.” Yikes. Pink is definitely ‘hot’ right now. Looking for some hot pink shoes to peek out from under your layers of bridal white? Look no further […]

define whimsical

whimsical (adjective) whimsy (noun) whimsicality (noun) whimsically (adverb) Playfully quaint or fanciful, espcially in an appealing and amusing way. Things that are whimsical: pinwheels, porcelain figurines, kites, gyroscopes, tulle, music boxes, root beer floats, puddle jumping, garden gnomes, snow globes, lightning bugs, and daisy chains. *** This whimsical real wedding was featured on Green Weddings […]

hunger games

When he wispers “You love me, real or not real?” I say, “Real.” “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever.” “Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true, here is the place where I love you.” “Remember, were madly in love, so its ok […]

monkey see, monkey do

The precursor to the modern zoo was the ‘menagerie’, which dates back to the ancient world. The oldest known zoological collection was uncovered in Egypt and is believed to be from 3500 B.C. The animals included hippos, elephants, baboons, and wildcats. Zoos existed in ancient Greece and Rome, and Henry I of England kept lions, […]

up

Please tell me I’m not the only one who cried like a hungry baby during the first 15 minutes of Up.  The movie goes a little something like this: by tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right […]

date my brother

Tall (6’3 to be exact), handsome, twenty-something, Air Force pilot. Likes gourmet cooking, fine wines, poker nights, traveling, and kittens. Treats his mother right. Remembers birthdays. Seeking single, fun, female who enjoys the outdoors, cozy movie nights by the fire, ski trips to Vail, upscale dining, winters in Minot, and summers in Guam. Has plane. […]

rainbow brite revival

Starlight, starbright, someone hit me up with some Rainbow Brite! Rainbow Brite was a popular kids tv series (originally a hallmark card creation), that followed the journey of the show’s namesake as she is kidnapped and taken to Colorless World, where she befriends Twink, finds the Sphere of Light, and rescues the seven Color Kids. They then […]