Category Archives: Inspiration

Mary Kate McDevitt

Saw these really cute designs by Mary Kate McDevitt over on Oh So Beautiful Paper and had to share!

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Happy Birthday!

I love this idea for a birthday cake. How great are those candles? So unexpected!

For more of these french birthday images by Elizabeth Messina, go here!

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Everyday Pretty

Lately I’ve been working on incorporating some of these beautiful and inspiring ideas I see all over the blogosphere into my actual life. Sometimes it’s easy to just get my fill of pretty things in the virtual world, rather than pursuing infusing my own life with beauty on a daily basis. It’s sort of a practice what you preach kind of thing.

Anyhow, this inspiration board has a few ideas that I really love, each which represent something fairly easy that you could do to touch up your space. First up, I love the ice tea display from Sweet Paul. What I love most is the mint, all bunched up together. Mint is so refreshing and a nice addition to your iced tea. It takes only an extra dollar or two to buy a bunch, and with all the leftover leaves, bundle them together with a piece of twine for an instant centerpiece on your summer table.

The next image from 100 Layer Cake is a table with a plank running down the center. What a creative idea, if you’ve got something like that laying around your backyard or your garage! Also, note the branches in the vase at the bottom left from Apartment Therapy. An eye catching centerpiece is usually as easy as running out to your front yard with a pair of clippers and an eye for a few small tree branches! The last picture from Green Wedding Shoes is a little more high maintenance, but I do adore old letterpress blocks. Whenever I’m at the flea market, I’m on the hunt for more. What a fun sweet little addition to your home!

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Summer Inspiration

I’m so sorry for my absence last week. Bryan’s family lost his grandfather. You can read more about it here, but for now, I’m excited to be reminded of the little things in life that are worth cherishing and savoring.

Here is a little bit of summer inspiration, that honestly, has got me salivating. I am desperate for a really hot afternoon on the beach. I need some sun and enough heat to warrant shorts and a tank top. This long cold spring has got me really excited for what’s coming up!

Top Four Left: Photographer Helen Pe via Emma’s DesignBlogg via Lieblings Weerke. Bottom Left: Shannon Blue Photography Fine Art on Etsy Top Right: Johhny Cupcakes Middle Right: Caroline Tran Bottom Right: 10th Muse

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Inspired | Feminine Wiles

This collage is unapologetically girly. I do not regret it in the slightest. Please note the following: you will never catch me dead wearing socks with heels. Nevertheless, I do very much love it in the photo. Also, that bedroom is so unbelievably delightful that I find myself at a loss for hyperbolic sentiments. Lastly, I hope someday I’ll have a corner nook in my house so as to provide me me with the necessity for showcasing suitcases.

Sources left to right, top to bottom: 1. 2. Apartment Therapy 3. 100 Layer Cake 4. Design Lovely 5. Design Public 6. Deviant Art

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Is it the Limey Yellow?

Feeling rather inspired by these today and I’m thinking maybe it’s that cutie limey yellow that I’m all about:

{design is mine}

{Image Spark}

{Design*Sponge}

{Merci New York}

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Christmas Inspiration

Nope! I don’t have the wood floors or the amazing mantle or the HUGE amount of space you see in this picture. But I do have the color palette here…and let me tell you. All I want to do is spend the next month in my living room drinking coffee by the fire. And eating treats. How do you decorate for Christmas? What color palette do you choose?

{Country Living}

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