Tag Archives: inspiration

{Saturday Like List} 2.25.12

25 Feb

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This week around the web:

This inspiration shoot is a dreamy pink & white combination.

Travel enthusiasts, you must check out this e-mag.

A song idea for a wedding video.

2012 Word of the Year: Persevere

24 Jan

Inspired by Ali Edwards, I have chosen my word of 2012: PERSEVERE.

Persevere: to persist in anything undertaken.

For some reason, this word suits me. It means that when things are challenging, you keep going. When you don’t know where your next step is, trust God and take a step forward.

Persevere. Keep going. Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.

Do you have a word of the year? I’d love to hear what you’ve chosen to inspire you this calendar year.

Unveiled Wedding Event

8 Nov

This weekend, the Unveiled Wedding Event came to the Minneapolis Convention Center. The perfect one-stop shop for brides-to-be, vendors varied from wedding dresses, men’s attire, flowers, and stationary to furniture rental and even custom chalkboard designs (what a great idea!). It’s such a pleasure to see the talent that the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area has and the creativity involved in the wedding industry. I snapped a few photos of my favorite dresses, centerpieces and desserts that brides-to-be and entourages were soaking up. Continue reading

{Inspiration Board} Paint it Plaid

12 Oct

Today’s inspiriation comes from a simple pattern – a red plaid blanket. A good pattern, once chosen, makes it easy to take a wedding and reception decor in the direction that you really want it to go. Patterns, like plaid, can be carried into little places like favors, escort cards, or napkins to bring your design to your guests. I am loving plaid, especially now that it’s fall again. What are your favorite patterns?

Images from left to right:

eventsbyemma.com

stylemepretty.com

middleofthemapweddings.com

wedding.theknot.com

stylemepretty.com

stylemepretty.com

{DIY} Back to the Basics

10 Oct

This week I went to work on a super easy craft project for my little nephew. I fell back in love with crayons – vibrant colors and lots of dimension, exactly what I love. I also tried to utilize lots of blue crayons, as it is E’s favorite color (gotta love little boys!).

Tools needed:

Glue gun

1 page of scrapbook paper (12 x 12 inch)

1 box of crayons (24 count)

2 printed letters of the monogram letter

1 12 x 12 shadowbox

I used 2 print outs of the letter – one for the final product and one to get everything laid out exactly how I wanted it before I started gluing things down. The E on the scrapbook paper was printed in a light gray, so that if there was any space between the crayons, it wouldn’t show through as much as black. I cut the crayons down to fit precisely, ripped off some of the paper on the crayons, and rubbed down some of the tips so they looked used instead of fresh out of the box.

Here’s the finished product. I popped it into a 12 x 12 shadowbox and voila! I can’t wait to give this to the little man for Christmas!