a surprise wedding

This too cute for words real wedding was a surprise wedding! Can you believe it? The bride, Amy Moss (of the ever popular blog Eat, Drink, Chic) and her husband Mark surprised their guests at their engagement party with a wedding. She wore her mother’s 30 year old red flower bridal gown and styled her […]

sepia

Sepia: noun A reddish-brown color associated with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries. A brown pigment prepared from a black fluid from cuttlefish used in monochrome drawings and in watercolors. A drawing done with this pigment. Burlap is the perfect addition to any rustic barn wedding. Burlap has a definite odor when […]

nashville

PUB TRIVIA NIGHT The Nashville, Tennessee round… Which former President and Nashville resident had a driveway shaped like a guitar? Andrew Jackson! What famous Nashville candy is made of chocolate, marshmallows, caramel, and peanuts? Goo-Goos! After drinking a cup of locally produced Nashville coffee, who coined the phrase ‘good to the last drop?’ Theodore Roosevelt! […]

wedding portraits

My mother is a fabulous decorator and in one of the guest bathrooms at my parents’ home in Fulshear, Texas (population 816), there are at least 20 vintage photographs in black frames. I find myself being creepy and lurking in the bathroom all the time just taking them in – examining each minute detail of […]

wooden clothes pin

The precursor to the spring clothes pin was the one-piece wooden clothes peg, invented by Jérémie Victor Opdebec. The older designs did not use springs, put were fashioned out of a single wooden peg. In England, clothes peg making used to be a craft only associated with gypsies. The spring design, was invented in Vermont in 1853 by […]

the yellow skittle

The yellow skittle gets a bad rap. It polls poorly. In fact, in a recent survey, only 9% of respondents said that the yellow skittle was their favorite. I quite like the yellow skittle.  According to Urban Dictionary, yellow skittles are “hot, popular, people who tend to make others feel threatened, but once you get […]

water for elephants

Water for Elephants the book, or Water for Elephants the movie… book or movie…to book or to movie. That is the question.  Either way, retro railroad cars are completely awesome. Blue Tulip Design has loads of ‘old timey’ stationary and custom designs, perfect for any type of ‘old spice’ wedding. I just bought some thank you […]

orange crush

Crush sodas go all the back to 1916- who knew?! Orange crush was the first flavor, but others soon followed. Clayton J Howell used the term ‘Crush’ for the soft drink’s name to to refer to the process of extracting the flavors from oranges. Any crush fans out there? For sustainable bubbles (of the non-carbonated, […]

coca-cola classic

Coca-Cola was first sold in 1886, has been a registered company in the United States since 1944, and today this carbonated soft drink is sold in over 200 countries. It was originally sold as a patent medicine for 5 cents (a patent medicine is one of questionable effectiveness) due to the belief at the time […]

hanbok

Hanboks are traditional Korean dresses with simple lines and striking colors usually worn for festivals and ceremonies. Korean designers are creating ‘fusion fashion’ by veering away from traditional vibrant hues in favor of western whites (Hanbok Lynn is perhaps the best known of them all). Either way, I love them. photo credits: hanbok, towel, soap, […]