Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category

Bake It Pretty

August 22, 2010

I have cupcakes on the brain. This week, Mari Sawyer of Mari’s Sweets delivered a dozen mixed cupcakes for us to try this week – ChocoLatte (mocha chocolate cake + espresso buttercream), BlueBerryLicious (vanilla cake infused with blueberries, blueberry filling and cream cheese frosting), Glitz & Glamour (spice cake, lemon + ginger cream cheese with candied ginger), Sweet Tart (lemon cake, lemon curd + lemon cream cheese frosting), PB&C (chocolate cake, peanut butter cream cheese frosting + Reese’s cups) and the Goody Two Shoes (buttermilk cake injected with strawberry white chocolate ganache + white chocolate buttercream).  They were all so good! I think we’re going to pick four kinds and do minis of them so that our guests can try more than one – can’t wait!

All of this thinking about mini-sweet treats made me think of one of my favorite food blogs, Bakerella. The woman who writes it (I’m pretty sure she’s in Atlanta) is as good of a photographer as she is a baker. She always has the greatest baking “accessories” – pretty edible glitter, patterned cupcake cups and more. I recently clicked through from her site to her source for all of these cute baking supplies… I found “Bake It Pretty.” It’s such a fun site – I wish I had occasion to bake or entertain more – maybe one day! Here are some of my favorites…

And, finally… this set of four different damask patterns. If we do end up picking four cupcake varieties… I think it could be fun to use the different wrappers as part of the “key” on the table, so that guests would know which flavor was which.

Have a “sweet” rest of the weekend!

<3,

Jennifer

Sweet Dreams

May 21, 2010

I haven’t really allowed myself to spend too much time thinking about what my home will look like – Will & I both have homes for sale, both of which need to be sold before we can begin looking for our house together. That being said, I found this terrific website – www.LaylaGrayce.com that had me salavating over all of their gorgeous homewares.

Look at this stunning hand-finished, tufted head & foot board!

At $3500, it’s not quite a steal… but it doesn’t seem unreasonable either. A girl can (and should!) dream.

The site also has cute things for babies (many monogrammed items), jewelry, and plenty of other homewares. Definitely a great source for gifts and decor. Enjoy, friends, and happy Friday!

~Jennifer

Gimme A…

March 19, 2010

While I love the idea of “do it yourself” projects, the thought of actually doing them for my own wedding is a little scary. Regardless of whether or not I use these pom poms, are they not adorable?

I haven’t tried to make one  yet, but they look pretty easy, and the best part? You can make them any color tissue paper comes in! Gotta love Martha Stewart.

How to Make the Pom-Poms
You’ll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms

1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

Bathed in Light

March 11, 2010

Another inspiration room – this one featured in the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine 2009 Christmas House (available for tour and decorated by prominent local designers to benefit a children’s charity each year). I love this bathroom, with it’s gorgeous stand-alone tub – which reminds me of the bright red claw-footed tub I had in my house growing up – and the neutral colors, black & white photos and gianormous chandelier. I think I even spy a fainting couch on the right side of the photo – love that!

If this were my master bath, I’d be in trouble. I have a feeling I’d never want to leave…