Nov 23, 2015
Hot chocolate in a packet from Nestle or Swiss Miss? Not if your lips touch a creamy rich cup of hot chocolate made right in your own slow cooker with 1 cup whipping cream, 1 – 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 8 cups of milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and two cups of white, dark or milk chocolate chips. Two hours on low and you have enough heavenly hot chocolate to satisfy a small, but very happy crowd.
Nov 22, 2015
Mr. and Mrs. is timeless and traditional but Big Spoon, Little Spoon is just more playful, physical and fun. These spooning pillow covers are printed by hand in a UK based studio and will be sent to you courtesy of Royal Mail (makes them seem even more special) for less than $40 a set plus a little over five dollars shipping. A set of standard, machine washable personalized pillow cases that would make a whimsical and well-loved wedding, engagement or anniversary gift.
Nov 20, 2015
Make it warm, make it inviting...a day full of fun they won't want to miss. The promise that a little bit of traffic and some uncomfortable new shoes will yield them a day of music, laughter and love. Not to mention several helpings of Virginia Baked Ham, Potato Parmesan Pave, and a delicious Lemon Drop Martini or two.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life
with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. --Nora Ephron
Nov 4, 2015
Winter wedding bouquets - many featured here with radiant garden roses, green and purple succulents, fragrant sprigs of juniper and pine, anemones, seeded eucalyptus, faux red berries, silver brunia (looks like a ball but is actually a flower), and light and lovely dusty miller.
Oct 25, 2015
Oct 19, 2015
For less than $50 you can give or receive a custom made return address stamp to grace the envelopes of all your wedding stationery - save the date, invitations and beautifully written thank you cards. Your address will be a combination of handwritten calligraphy (first names or last) and paired with clean looking typography (address and zip code). The result is a sturdy rubber stamp with wood handle, approximately 2.5 by one inch, that will last and be loved forever.
My preference is this Rebel Stout Style with oversized zip code.
Oct 18, 2015
Here are eight of my favorite - and for the most part very affordable - Christmas themed wedding ideas. The pinecone fire starters are lovely but a labor intensive job. Too bad, because a thousand or so have taken up residence on my yard, my deck, my wrought iron patio tables and chairs.
From Kent County, Delaware all the way down the east coast and over to
the lovely state of Louisiana, you should find abundant American holly
with its ripe red berries - free for the picking.
Pinecones, spruce, small gold Christmas ornaments and faux red hypericum berries
tucked around a large, smooth branch with hollowed out candle holders.