Monday, June 29, 2009

DIY wedding ideas

Aren't these bouquets fabulous? I found this great article on on how to turn supermarket flowers into these beautiful bouquets! Who would've guessed these flowers came from the supermarket. I'm impressed!

DIY wedding ideas

My friend is getting married in August, so I've been constantly on the lookout for cute DIY wedding ideas. Their reception will be in their friend's big backyard.

I found this great DIY wedding. The groom designed their invitations and they made these buttons for the place cards. How creative is that?? Playing games at a backyard wedding is such a great idea! I'm going to have to suggest that to my friend. =)

Here's another great DIY project from 100 Layer Cake. I really like the bright pink on the inside of the can. How lovely.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Adorable Etsy Finds

I've been eyeing MadeByStella's creations for the past year now. Aren't they lovely? She also has a blog and a new website.

Happy Friday! Can the unbearable humidity be finally over?? I wasn't sticky this morning from walking the dog. Can I get a hallelujah? ;o)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Lovin'...

Summers are always full of weddings, BBQs, and other gatherings. We just look for an excuse to enjoy the weather outside. Well...I've been trying to avoid going out for the past couple weeks though. The heat + humidity lately has been pretty unbearable. Here's a picture recap of the happenings this month.

Christine + Will got hitched.

We took Joshua to the racetrack to see the horsies.

Then we had ourselves a good, ole BBQ for dinner.

Katie + Dave got married last Saturday.
It's cute Kyu's been friends with these guys since junior high.

Welcome to the world, Isaac!

Congratulations, Grace & Peter!! Joshua now has a baby brother. =)
[photos borrowed from facebook]

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cute family photo shoot

These are the CUTEST family photos! I love the bold, primary colors, and how everyone is color coordinated. Apparently, there was a prop stylist involved. How awesome is that? I wanna have a bunch of kids just so I can do this. Hehe.

For more photos from the shoot, visit Candice Stringham &

Pictures from Katie & Dave's wedding to come....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Impressive Packaging

WOW, this is a box of Starbucks coffee?? The packaging design is beautiful! I can't believe it's just a box of coffee.


Naturally Victoria's Secret: I was recently at Victoria's Secret buying a shower gift when my eyes were drawn to this beautiful, new line of body care. The packaging is simple yet sophisticated. It was very tastefully done. Quite the opposite of how the stores were remodeled a couple years ago with all the neon pink lights. That was rather loud and tacky.

Now we can't forget about Target, my favorite store. Their line of cleaning supplies, Method, has great packaging. I was definitely drawn to their products because of the clean and simple design. I'm a sucker for that—what can I say? =)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fashion questions is one of those sites I visit on a regular basis. You can send in your fashion questions in the Ask Us section, get your daily dose of celebrity scoop, and find more style suggestions and fashion tips in the Style Recipes section.

Jeans aren't always the most practical pant in the summer because they can be too heavy. But you still want to cover up your legs if you're out enjoying the sunset...and want to avoid those darn mosquitoes. These JCrew pants would've been perfect last weekend at my friend's BBQ. The temperature dropped from the low 80s in the day to a chilly 70 degrees at night. It would be cool enough in the day to wear these and warm enough at night. Linen's so versatile!

Currently admiring...

JCrew models always somehow look effortlessly chic despite the tousled hair. Why can't I look like that?? It's always so much fun flipping through their catalogs. Now you can do it online!

These are the perfect strappy sandal.
Loving all the happy, summery colors the cardigans come in.

Aren't their jewelry beautiful?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh so clever logos

Found some really clever logos here. Sometimes I wonder if companies ever think of a logo design before they come up with their name. Like Wine Kingdom or Wine Searcher. The names make it easier to design a logo. The designs are so clever yet so simple!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yummy, delicious braised pork belly

I think I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. My husband and I tried out Takashi, a Japanese-French fusion restaurant, for our 3 year anniversary a couple nights ago. We ordered the Braised Pork Belly appetizer. Boy were our taste buds happy! It was absolutely DELICIOUS. We were very close to ordering another one. It tasted just like the Chinese pork belly dishes my dad used to make. Apparently, this is a popular dish in many parts of East and Southeast Asia.

[Click on an image for a different recipe.]

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding Day Fun Socks

How cute are these wedding pictures? Florence & Gerry had some adorable footwear for their wedding too. I forgot to take a picture of them. :( I can't wait to see their photographer's pictures!

white box weddings

stacy reeves photography
Martha Stewart
With This Ring

One more umbrella photo

I just had to add this hilarious umbrella photo to my collection. This was from a small and intimate destination wedding in Costa Rica. What a FUN couple! Check out the rest of the wedding photos here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009