Thursday, April 17, 2014

All Girls Love Gold Glam

Isn't funny how your personal style changes? I mean, in high school, I wanted to stay as far away from yellow gold as possible. I thought (and all my friends thought) it seemed dated. Back in the day, I was all about the white gold and silver. Did anyone else go through the same thing?

Fast forward 12 years and things have majorly changed. Well, my distaste for yellow gold has majorly changed. I now love gold in the traditional sense and welcome it with open arms. I wear a ton of it as far as statement jewelry is concerned and I find myself gravitating towards many gold home accents.

I recently ordered this "DREAM BIG" print by Abby & Grace for a client's master closet makeover. I loved it so much that I ended up putting another order through... just for myself.

Continuing on my gold kick, I thought I would share my favorite foil prints. Just matte them and frame them. And bam! You have affordable (and glamorous) artwork.

And finally...

Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kentucky Derby Outfit Planning

The 2014 Kentucky Derby is only a month away, which means it's time to start planning! 

Whether you actually have tickets or will be attending a party, you must look the part of a charming, southern belle with your flirty dress and exquisite hat.

I mixed one fabulous hat and accessories with two different dresses. I couldn't choose between them. They were both too darn cute. You must let me know which is your favorite! 

Is dressing up your favorite Derby tradition or do you live for the Mint Juleps? 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Q&A with Melissa from Sweet Lucy's Cakery

When I stumbled across cake pops from Sweet Lucy's Cakery, located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, I fell in love. You might even remember seeing my little "research" teaser here

Melissa, the owner, has the magical ability to turn any concept into a cake pop masterpiece. Each pop I see is better than the next! I mean how cute and clever are these Easter bunny cakes? 

Since I'm often ordering specialty desserts to serve at my personal parties as well as providing recommendations to clients, I asked Melissa if she would be interested in participating in a Q&A. She was sweet enough to allow us to peer inside her enchanted world of art and icing.

Without further ado…

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baby Boy Sprinkle Shower Planning

One of my dearest friends is expecting her second child in April. To celebrate, my oldest friends are getting together for baby boy brunch. We'll be meeting at a local hometown favorite, the Greyhound Tavern, to sprinkle our friend and her baby boy with precious gifts.

As part of the planning, I pulled together this concept. To be honest, I have been crushing on this Tiny Prints baby shower invitation since I saw it on their homepage slider. Between the bow tie and polka dots, it's perfection. I also adore that bow tie cake!

Since we will be in a restaurant, I think a little activity will be fun, so I tied in a "wishes for baby" concept.

I also thought the mini "POP" champagne bottles would work well as a festive party favor. Even a favor, the mom-to-be can "pop" in a month or so to celebrate the arrival of baby #2.

What do you think?

Have you thrown a "sprinkle" shower for baby #2?