There are lots of fun things about what I do. But, one of my very favorite parts of my job is being able to repurpose furniture and vintage items into one of a kind statement items for weddings and events.
With how creative you can be with decor, there is no need to keep things predictable when it comes to styling your shower, party, or wedding. There is just too much fun to be had with incorporating unexpected pieces into your tablescapes, centerpieces, and event design.
Take that chair above.
Why get the standard wedding chair that you’ve seen at every wedding for the last several years when you could completely personalize the type of chair that you sit on for your special day.
Or your registry table.
Or your cake table.
The list goes on, which is one reason why I decided to do a pinterest board of all our rentals. From suitcases and chalkboards to sideboards and lanterns, we would love to help you style your event. And, if you don’t see something you’re interested in, feel free to ask us to hunt for it…trust me…we would be thrilled to find it!
All photos in this post are from Alexa’s Photography from a styled shoot we did a couple years ago. To this day, it’s still one of my favorite photo shoots.
So, I decided to buy red lipstick. What is happening to this world.
For years, I was totally convinced that I could never wear red. I honestly didn’t like it. Then, something changed my senior year of college, and red has been one of my favorite colors since.
BUT, I would have never worn red lipstick.
You know all the cutie pie girls with their fun spunky hair, and their cute bangs, and maybe their bun on top of their head, and their hipster glasses, with their trendy casual chic look…they wear red lipstick. I do not.
Until two days ago.
I have been wanting to grow my hair longer and it’s taking a while, and in the meantime I feel like my face is getting boring waiting for it to get there. So, I had this trip to the flea market, and found a too big black and white polka dot shirt that I loved, and thought to myself, it could be really cute…if I had some pops of red.
I know you’re wondering when I’m going to stop talking about me, me, me.
This is the point. I like a challenge. When I see a shirt with potential, I want to see if I can make it work. I think red lipstick looks great on other people, so why wouldn’t I try it? I decided to step into the world of red lipstick, and it felt like a really fun challenge to myself. Even though every time I looked in the mirror, I was a little surprised, I think overall, it was a fun new step. A way to be creative with my style, but not so much that I wanted to hide. Now,will be a daily occurrence? I think not. But definitely when I’m wearing a thrift store shirt for $1.50 and need a little pop…then, the lipstick will make an appearance.
Ok, so I’m dying to know…do you wear red lipstick??!! If so, what shade is your favorite, because finding the right shade was tricky for me. Obviously, I’m not a pro… what do you think?
My little girl knows how to celebrate.
I watch and learn. She decides to throw a party for her Calico Critters, and they all have animals to ride on (that have all been trained of course) and fancy bottled drinks. Or, she makes lemon squares from a child’s recipe book, and then invites the neighbors over to join us for dessert.
I was gone this past weekend, and as I pulled into the driveway I see my sweet girl of 9 years, face painted as a tiger, light up at the sight of my arrival. Her excitement immediately turns into urgency as she starts to scream, “Close your eyes! Close your eyes!”
She pulled me through the yard with my eyes shut tight until we arrived at the front door where she yelled, “OPEN!” And there I saw the sign hanging on the storm door…
WELCOME HOME MOMMY
I love how easily she celebrates. It’s not difficult, or stressful, or anything that feels like a burden. She simply looks ahead at what’s to come, and thinks of how she can embrace it with all her joy. Somewhere along the way, I think we tend to lose that joy.
When I first wanted to join my blog with my website, I couldn’t wait to have them all in one place. It seemed like the perfect plan. However, as I began to promote the website, thoughts and pressure began to cloud over my head like a storm looming on the horizon. Pressure to write more, or pressure to have beautiful pictures, that I took, that may or may not be professional enough. Pressure to post enough content to make people want to return, but not so much that they clicked off too quickly. Pressure to have fun trendy tips to give, but also enough personality to allow people to get to know me. All the while, having to keep a business afloat, with little time alone in the day to make that happen. Looking back, I know that all the pressure made me do was shut down. Thus, I haven’t been writing. At all.
Though in many ways, I convinced myself that I didn’t have time, or that it didn’t really matter to anyone anway, really the person who has been missing it all along has been me. I miss it and I’ve gotten to where I don’t care if I’m living up to all my crazy unrealistic expectations. I don’t care that it’s a professional website combined with my blog. I don’t care that I might be getting too personal…I just know that I need to write and I need space to think.
So here it is, in all the glory of the most beautiful welcome home banner I could imagine. I’m returning to the world of writing, whether or not it’s seen and whether or not it’s PC, I’m returning, and I’m so glad.