Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Welcome to Fall

Last week I worked with my husband to make this cute little yard sign.  "Give Thanks and Be Grateful."  I thought it was a perfect message for fall and Thanksgiving.  I may even put greenery around it after Thanksgiving too.  Who knows!

I hand painted the sign with acrylic paint and it has faired very well through a very rainy week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Bass

To my party lover girl friends...

Check out my sweets and champagne bar.

Grab some bubbly marking your drink with these fun colored "All About That Bass" straw markers.

No need to count calories because every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!

You can find all of these fun All About that Bass Meghan Trainer inspired party paper goods here at my etsy shop!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Free November Calendar!

I'm trying to keep up with a blogging calendar now that I'm doing it a lot more often.  Well, of course I had to make a cute calendar that I can actually write on.  It helps me process.


I always feel old when time moves by too quickly.  It's been an amazing fall this year with great weather and many blessings!  I'm ready for the Thankful/Grateful season of November.

Here is a fall themed table scape I did the other day.

My napkins are folded and sitting up in a wire basket that I found in the Target $ spot area.  It was $3!  I feel particularly proud of that this year.  

My favorite part was using my tree slices as a charger.  I used these tree slices as part of centerpieces for my wedding (4 years ago!!) and now they are spread throughout the house with all kinds of things like vases and candles on top of them.

I also always like to add different heights of interest at a table.  So I turned my brass bowl upside down and set up a dessert plate on top.

I love mixing grey/tans/browns/gold/silver tones together.  I think it makes for a warm comforting feeling.

If you like the printable table decorations you can find them in my etsy shop!  They are so easy to use, you can print them at home and just write names or sweet messages on them and add that extra finish to your fall or Thanksgiving table!

Friday, October 31, 2014

DJ Update Again

Now that you know all about Willow & Shea I'm excited to announce their POP UP shop is opening next week in Greenwich, CT.  If you are anywhere near CT it is going to be worth it to stop in!  These little post cards are hitting the town today all around Putnam Ave.  Let me know if you spot one!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DJ update

Sometimes I like to post about my day job because, I LOVE my day job.  I work with the most beautiful and creative people who are producing amazing products and curating for the good.

I recently worked the St. Louis Fashion Week Butik with Willow & Shea.  It is an online boutique where you can shop for a cause and donate a percentage of your sale to the charity of your choice.  How cool is that?

I did not do any merchandising but I did get to learn a lot about the Willow & Shea brand while familiarizing myself with the products.

Items are curated all over the US, supporting small businesses, artisans, and green products.

If you want to bond with your daughter or give a girlfriend the next big thing, it is temporary tattoo jewelry.  It sold like crazy while we were there.  We only had a few left and they are coming to the website soon!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Paper Goods

During my watercolor painting kick I got inspired and started to mix all of these fun fall colors.  There is an artist that I admire who is always sketching with black ink and then going back in to paint with watercolors.  I wanted to try out some of her method here.  I came up with some fall party paper goods with geometric shapes and a floral design.
Above are some food labels.  I just cut inside the gray lines and fold them over in the center.  This way your labels can be double sided and you can mix and match the floral with the geometric sides.

I always cut inside the gray outline here and tape two together with a toothpick in between as another food label.  Or you can hole punch it once at the top and another at the bottom and insert a straw and use it as a name tag for drinks!

Of course I had to have two different options for cupcake wrappers.  The background is a natural watercolor paper texture to give some interest to the fall or thanksgiving table scape.  To print off your own high quality pictures you can purchase them at my etsy site here.