Friday, September 23, 2011


happy first day of fall!
bring on the leggings and pumpkin bread.

(i actually have already pulled the leggings out due to crazy Nashville weather.)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

sarah clayton goes to school.

my niece started kindergarden a few weeks back, 
and to get her ready for school i decided to make her 
a little off to school package.

the box included various supplies,
a packet of kleenex, starbust chapstick, 
and a bag of homemade chocolate chip cookies
for good luck!

i loved putting this together, 
and think it is a great gift for any child going to school!


my new favorite things:
my home-grown herbs jar from terrain.
 and making mint water with my fresh mint.
you should try it too.
it is ultra refreshing!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

will you be my BRIDESMAID?

i decided to creatively ask my girl friends to be in my wedding.
since i was planning a wedding relatively fast, i had to think quick 
on how i was going to do this without being point blank about it.

here is what i came up with...
a library card sent through the old typewriter with the date of the wedding stamped in the date due blank.
since we were getting married at the beach i bought aloe, a bar of soap...
a candle and matches with beach street names on the case
threw in some shells
box up the goodies
the whole presentation.
they were a big hit, and i loved how they turned out. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

tonight, tonight.

i'm excited to see how Zooey's show is. Premiere is tonightttt.

pretty pretty

loving this crazy simple way to fancy up a bottle.

read the how-to here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Very She & Him Christmas.

photo via Pitchfork

Yesterday I was so excited to hear the music duo She & Him would be releasing a Christmas album on Oct. 25. You can see a their track list here.

What better way to reel in the holiday season?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Beatles LOVE.

We saw the Cirque Du Soleil Love show in Vegas this past weekend and it was awesome. I saw it last year too, but no one else had seen it and it is definitely a must see!

i liked loved it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This past weekend we went to Vegas for my younger brother's 21st birthday. we spent the weekend shopping, playing craps, walking, and eating good. Here are some of the pictures from the trip..

view from the plane over the Grand Canyon.

vegas sign.

new york new york.

the strip.

the city center.

view from our room at the Wynn.

21st birthday dinner for Michael at SushiSamba.

my sister-in-law Tessa.

Fashion Show Mall.

The Wynn.

Dinner at Beso.

My mom, me, Tessa.

Caesars Palace.

Serendipity 3. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

johnnyswim cover.

love this video and abner + amanda.
check them out here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Work snacks.

I decided I would be a good wife and put together some healthy snacks for my sweet husband. I couldn't be easy and just throw it in a ziploc, however.

So here is my morning creation.. A newsprint bag found from Olive Manna with almonds and organic goodness inside tied with baker's twine and a banana on top.

Who says you can't be crafty at the wee hours of the morning?

Monday, August 22, 2011

i'm back.

so sorry i've been MIA these past few months.
i just didn't seem to have time to blog
on top of planning a wedding in 5 months.

but, i'm coming back in full force with lots of ideas
and a preview of what i've been up to.

oh how i've missed the blog world.
*photo by tec petaja.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

diy: no sew bow tie toppers.

these no-sew bow tie toppers are so precious.
read the tutorial here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

diy: pastel can vases.

this year, i have gotten really into flowers and plants.
i have been so into finding vases and old bottles for little floral touches.

i love this idea of spray painting old cans in pretty spring colors.
you can read more on the tutorial here.

diy: matchbook notebooks.

i fell in love with this DIY matchbook notebook tutorial.
absolutely perfect for a party gift!

photobooth fun.

since most of the blog world is kind of over the year of the mustache, in comes the new..
glasses, hats, bunny ears, indian feathers, ect.
i can't wait to make my own version of these free photobooth printables from oh happy day.

this week on etsy...

Monday, May 23, 2011

diy: headboard.

i love a creative headboard.
furniture is so expensive, and i have been loving
all of the creative options to save money
(at least for a guest bedroom).

insert: the wood pallet headboard.
so inventive, if only i had thought of it myself.
as seen here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

wine bottle labels.

pinhole press launched a wedding section on their website, and i have fallen in love with these wine labels. these would be great for the bridesmaid brunch on a bottle of champagne or just to give for a gift!

originally seen here.


(as seen here)

i'm dying to make one of these little cake banners for someones birthday or a holiday.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

happy cinco de mayo!

i just love cinco de mayo.

usually i like to spend the day dressed in my mexican dress

and end the day eating tacos with some friends.

this year i don't have the time to do anything fun, and the office doesn't approve of mexican attire but next year i will just have to make up for it!

next year i will for sure be making these streamers.

tutorial on how to make them here.


i am seriously head of heels in love with the decor shop {bhldn} launched today. there are too many great ideas, and are surprisingly relatively reasonably priced.

they have everything from tabletop and lighting to decorating and stationary.

i can't wait to order a few things for the wedding!

well done anthro. you never seem to disappoint!

go see for yourself here.