12 days of christmas: 3 french hens

It has officially come to my attention that the 12 Days of Christmas song involves a lot of birds. Today’s 3 French hens wedding inspiration board reminds ┬áme a lot of this reader requested farm to table post from a while back. For a rustic farm styled wedding decorate with wildflowers, use lots of mason […]

12 days of christmas: 2 turtle doves

Day 2 in our 12 Days of Christmas series brings us to a turtle dove wedding. Bird themed weddings were really big in 2012 and I expect this trend to continue into 2013 because after all, what is cuter than a pair of love birds?! Turtle doves are normally more of a gray color, but […]

12 days of christmas: a partridge in a pear tree

Welcome to day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas series! For ‘a partridge in a pear tree’ I didn’t want to go too literal with the inspiration but you will find pears, pear shapes, and feathers in this board. The powder blue, gold, and white colors work really well for a luxurious winter wedding […]

a christmas craft for the tragically uncrafty

My friend and fantastic bloggerina Brenda from Brenda’s Wedding Blog emailed me one day in late November and asked if I wanted to participate in her holiday card swap. Basically, you hand-craft holiday cards and send them to six random people (although two of them turned out to be not so random – I knew […]

best new year’s eve party dresses

You’ve got the rest of the year to wear little black dresses – New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glam! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sparkling party dresses for you and even picked one out of the bunch for myself. Sequins, glitter, and tulle; these frocks have got it all. […]


Well, it’s officially December! It certainly does not feel like the holiday season here in Hawaii but all I have to do to get into the spirit of things is take a peek at Pinterest. Winter weddings, while not as popular as spring or summer weddings are absolutely beautiful if done up in with the […]

pennychoo greeting cards

In an attempt to put a face to some of the wonderful businesses I’m working with, please welcome our first Sponsor Spotlight feature: Sue Lee of Pennychoo Greeting Cards! What inspires you? Generally, mid-century design, but more specifically, anything and everything from around 1920 to 1960! So, um, not very specific at all, actually. I’ve […]

my personal favs: 2012 holiday gift guide

Now that the holiday shopping season is here I thought I’d round up some of my all time favorite things! All of the items in this list are either things I currently own and adore or are on my Christmas wish list (someone please tweet this post to my husband @innovatespace). I hope it gives […]

a thanksgiving wedding

Since it is Thanksgiving today here in America I wanted to take a moment to not only share this rustic Thanksgiving wedding inspiration board with you, but to also for helping to make this wee little blog the successful site it has become! I obviously couldn’t have done it without my readers, sponsors, family and […]

a christmas wedding (reader request)

Have you ever gotten an email that just felt friendly? That’s the way I felt when Erin emailed me with a reader request. Erin and Carl are getting married soon (as in right after Christmas) and she emailed me asking for an accent color to her main wedding palette which is shades of gray with […]

winter cranberry

Winter weddings are cozy, fun, and lovely in their own warm and intimate way. Plus it’s a major bonus if you are lucky enough to have snow on your big day! It can be easy, however, to fall into a theme trap with winter weddings because most venues are already all dressed up for the […]


Dachas are Russian second homes, usually located in the outskirts of the city, and rustic in nature. Because of the size restrictions put in place during the Soviet era, dachas were built with massive attics and multilevel verandas in order to get around these restraints. Dachas are generally used during the summers, but some families […]