Thursday, November 15, 2007
These chair notecards, by Annechovie, would be fun put in small frames or grouped into one larger frame:
Here are a few more I like, also by Annechovie:
I also really like this print from a different seller:
You love tea, you love tea, you love tea.... Well if that doesn't work, at least I know what to get my tea-drinking friends for Christmas!
Friday, November 2, 2007
And a pink Christmas tree?!?! Robby would die...
They had some really great ideas in their gift guide, including this adorable onesie for the little ones:
And last but not least, at the intro to all of the holiday features, there was this page:
I love the wrapping paper on those gifts, and those sneaky editors at Blueprint have made them available for download. I think they would be so pretty with really colorful holiday ribbon...
I came across these in the recent Modern Bride (I think) and found them online at Paper Orchid:
I'm not quite sure what I'd fill them with - possibly some sort of butter yellow candy or mints...but I love the cutout detail.
"Meet Linus, the flying blind dog. He has a lot of life and uses it to run into walls. However he pops out of these smacks like Rocky Balboa versus the Russian monster. He is adjusting well with Merrick and seems to really enjoy having a lead dog to show him the way. Come and visit with him when you can and see his walking show."
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
You've already seen my bridesmaid dresses, but here's a little more on the type of invitations I'd like, jewelry inspiration, bridal bouquet inspiration, lanterns and candlelight, aisle with a simple cream satin ribbon in lieu of bouquets...
The weird purple-ish photo is shot glasses of milk with cookies resting on top. My best friend, Emily, actually sent me this image because she knows how much I love cookies and milk. The bakery we'll likely get our cake from also makes the most amazing donuts, so we've thought about having pretty cake stands of donuts in lieu of a candy bar-type setup, but I'd love to do the cookies as well. Both are pretty inexpensive, so perhaps we'll have to have cookies and donuts! Yum...
Photo courtesy of Popsugar
On another note, how amazing does Charlotte look in this fantastic dress?!?
Photo also courtesy of Popsugar
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Anyway, I'm just getting started with looking into invitations, etc, but I'd love to have this script as the font for the invites, name cards, programs - well, all the paper materials.
Here's our names in Ellida...
Ah, so pretty...
Monday, September 17, 2007
I really wanted neutral colored dresses for my bridesmaids, but had a really hard time pinpointing something specific. I loved the idea of gunmetal grey, but my wedding's in May - dark grey doesn't exactly scream Spring. I loved the idea of navy, but didn't want to do navy with the black tuxes. I always thought I'd do black, but I wanted something a little more 'springy' if you will. It basically came down to some shade of champagne, but I just wasn't crazy about anything. Then I came across these dresses at J. Crew:
In person, the color is a buttery gold tone and the fabric is a stiffer silk seersucker. I loved the idea of having a seersucker fabric for our location and the color of the dress in general. It looks great on everyone's skin tone and fits perfectly.
So there you have it... !
I haven't yet created my own board, but I'm gathering pieces here and there and will post one shortly...
Friday, September 14, 2007
I love this Bella jacket in navy, but they used to have it in this awesome pink color, which no longer seems to be available.
I actually already bought this shirt, but it's super cute on and I received quite a few compliments on it!
I really like these charcoal city fit capris...
And I bought these waffle knit skivvies recently - super comfortable and fun...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Average weddings (From a recent issue of Women's Health)
Hours the average wedding takes to organize: 250
Hours per week the average bride spends on it: 8
Percentage of women who undergo physical alterations: 37
Percentage of weddings that get called off: 15
Top three wedding day worries: zits, rain, embarrassing relatives
Pounds the AW wants to lose before the wedding: 10-20
Average cost to attend a wedding: $500
Average cost to be a bridesmaid: $1,400
Percentage of women who have gone stag to a wedding: 41
Percentage of women who admit to hooking up at a wedding: 5
Percentage of weddings paid for by bride's parents: 30
Percentage of weddings paid for by both sets of parents: 4
Percentage of weddings paid for by couple: 32
Percentage of weddings paid for by other: 34
Cost of photography and video: $3,691
Cost of wedding rings: $2,067
Number of women who cry when they find the right dress: 1 in 5
Number of dresses she tried on before finding it: 21
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
So...I've been browsing online and found a ton of fun stuff I can't wait to buy (or dream of buying for those pricier items)!
The MacBeth Collection takes a fun spin on metal bins, trays, etc by putting fun patterns on them. They have some awesome patterns and a bunch of different containers to choose from. Some that I'm loving are:
This tray for a dresser top or bathroom counter:
Or these for the window sill - possibly for the herb garden I'd love to grow but know I'd kill...
And possibly one of these for mail, pens, a notepad, etc in the kitchen...
Another site I stumbled across is Rosanna. She has a bunch of great home accessories, including these beach bottles:
And these Boho plates - I love, love, love the green dot pattern:
Okay, that's all for now!
Friday, August 31, 2007
My absolute favorite store is J. Crew. Love J. Crew. Can't wait to dress my kids in little blazers with elbow patches from CrewCuts. And I hear they're starting a pet line called MuttCuts (or something to that effect).
Anyway, I saw these shoes in the J. Crew catalogue a few months back, but had completely forgotten about them. Well, this evening I was perusing the sale section and look what I found!
I also love them in brown, but the red is just so fun and different. I think I must buy them...
Ah, love the J. Crew...
For those of you who know me, my name is Megan, or Meg for short. In the past year, many fantastic things have come my way - I moved back home to San Diego from my three-year stint in San Francisco, got engaged to the fabulous husband-to-be, Robby, am in escrow on our townhouse, planning a mini-remodel for said townhouse, and planning our wedding. Yikes...good luck to me...
So, I'm starting this blog to talk shop - wedding planning, fun house things, and one of my favorite topics...shopping!
By the way, I'm a big fan of elipses, so you'll likely see a lot of them gracing my blog posts...(see!)