Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a {woodland} fairytale

Ribbon streamers and actual family trees - you will looooooove June + Paul's wedding!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

{mixed} media

I can't get enough of this artist - love the way her pieces fit and flow together - just beautiful!

Friday, March 26, 2010

{happy friday!}

Priorities...this week was a doozy with work, kids, life - just wasn't feeling super inspired. I'm hoping a bit of sunshine and weekend wanderlust put me back in the swing of things, xo amber {photo of sweet Layla, 4 months yesterday!}

Friday, March 19, 2010

{happy friday!}

This pretty much says it all! Happy Spring weekend all of you lovelies - ! xo, amber

Thursday, March 18, 2010

cupcake kits

Fairies, mermaids, aloha...these cupcake kits are beyond adorable and I want them all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

dollhouse {with a twist!}

My dollhouse wasn't super fancy, used and purchased at a garage sale and in need of TLC, but I spent many hours just imagining & decorating. The walls were wallpapered, the floors carpeted, and my weekly allowance was spent on teeny tiny furniture - a porcelain clawfoot tub, frilly canopy bed, a kitchen hutch filled with dishes. This post brought me back, and what a simple way to add some beautiful color than with fabric or scrapbook papers. This is a project I will definitely be doing for my littlest.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

yarn wrap {simple+sweet}

Using yarn over pretty gift wrap or over a plain box is just about the sweetest surprise - big shiny bows begone! And, of course, these would make great party favors (for all ages!). image:marthastewart

Friday, March 12, 2010

{happy friday!}

Have a great weekend, my friends! These two girls are the key to my happiness, xo amber

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kell it {like it is}

She scares me, but I like it. It's real, dirty + a bit anti-glam - I can't get enough of the Bravo-drama-rama Kell on Earth. The show follows Kelly Cutrone as she runs her uber-successful fashion PR company - all the while instilling her raw sense of sensibility and real-world rules. If she knew stationary design the way she did fashion, I'd hire her in a hot second. Are you watching??

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

inspiring tiling

We need some {inexpensive} pizazz in our super run-of-the-mill kitchen. We've begun replacing the appliances with stainless (l o v e), next comes paint, and now I'm thinking a simple backsplash could be really fun without being a huge extra cost. I can't stop looking at Ann Sacks collection of glass and ceramic tiles - the colors & textures are pure inspiration!

Friday, March 5, 2010

{happy friday!}

hooray! It's the weekend! We're going to a salsa-inspired benefit for my daughter's school this weekend, so I'm looking for a ruffle skirt or dress (yes, totally last minute which is how I operate). xo amber image: i.anton

Thursday, March 4, 2010

springtime {dinner}

Well, the magnolia trees are in full bloom, so that settles it - spring has sprung! Give me crunchy colorful salads and lots of it - I'll be making this for dinner tonight, along with some grilled shrimp. Kind of excited. What are your favorite springtime dinners?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

a big, beautiful {surprise}

We threw my mom an amazing surprise 60th birthday party last weekend at her favorite restaurant in town. The surprise went off without a hitch, even flying in her brother & mom from the east coast without her finding out. So sneaky! Using her favorite colors orange & turquoise, I made accordion photo booklets which were at each place setting, and cello bags of orange-essence cookies for the favors. We made floral centerpieces using huge bundles of flowering branches in tall glass cylinders and 100 white votives scattered on the tables. Definitely a night to remember!

Monday, March 1, 2010

reupholstery {it's like magic!}

I've been itching to reupholster something, or maybe it's just an excuse to buy some gorgeous ikat or suzani fabric that I can't stop daydreaming about. There's a perfect blank wall in my bedroom for a  settee, so the hunt is on for something old and not-so-perfect that I can fix up. image:house beautiful