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06 Sep

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Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE pillows. Especially those that are unique and personalized. I believe you can never have too many! And to me, pillows are often art & keepsakes - in addition to comfy-cozy.

Truly, Madly, Deeply is one of my favorites phrases. Passion in the simplest yet most romantic terms.

Ideal gift (even to yourself...you deserve it!) Check out more of the vintage-inspired designs by Betsy Jarvis on Etsy. 


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05 Sep

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Hey Foxy! Move over hedgehogs, could foxes be the new owls?!?!

Woodland creatures are definitely showing up everywhere this fall but it seems the fox may be the IT critter of furry friends this season.

American designer Tory Burch has fully embraced Mr. Fox as the sly little trickster dots everything from shoes to accessories to sweaters. Her velvet fox slippers had me at the grosgrain ribbon on the fox's ear heartPink...I couldn't wait to get my hands on these!

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 Tory isn't the only one sweet on foxes...

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I love the touch of whimsy this character brings while at the same time a bit of preppy - even regal.

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 Nothing sums up this trending little critter better than this line from the film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox:

Mrs. Fox: You know, you really are...fantastic.

Mr. Fox: I try.

Yes, Mr. Fox, I feel you are quite fantastic too!


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04 Sep

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Holy Sugar Rush! These are sweets with swagger.

Vintage Confections took my breath away when I saw their lollies that truly looked too good to eat! Definite conversation starters.

Martha Stewart and BRIDES dig them too with recent features in their publications. And Dylan Lauren even had them at her bridal shower! 

It's so fantastic how they can customize them perfectly for your wedding - or celebration. Theme, color, monogram, size...

Here's a sampling of some of my faves in their Etsy shop. 

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Perfect as favors or even table numbers! I think I need to have a party! So cool. So Willy Wonka.


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Photo credit: Vintage Confections via Etsy


02 Sep

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I recently stumbled across Delezhen on Etsy and I am SO HAPPY I did! 

Delezhen has stunning handmade jewelry featuring vibrant, faceted natural stones. The design is simple and sweet and my favorite part is the hand stamped leaves with personalization.

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The bridesmaid sets are the perfect gift and accessory for your best girls!

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Photo credit: Delehzen via Etsy

31 Aug

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I am in love with all of the mini food options out there...and pies are at the top of my list!

I am a hard-core cake fan but the comfort of a pie seems to make weddings even more personal. 

...and the varieties are endless!

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Undeniable cute (especially with the flavor flags and fun shapes) and there are my new obsession. Just hoping I don't make the cupcakes too jealous?!?!


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29 Aug

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...and the month of August always feels a little bittersweet, as if it were the beginning of summer's end, and the mornings seem a little less hazy and the evenings a little more crisp, and the pace of everyday has begun to quicken, overtaking summer's easy going vibe; but the waters have finally begun to warm, and the stars still light the late night conversations long after the rest of the world has fallen into dreams, and there are still a couple weeks left of beautiful summer.


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29 Aug

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I heartBlue this sash. I think this would be adorable for a wedding party!

Lulu's Upcycling Lounge. The name alone has a cool vibe - and knowing Lulu personally, she and her upcycled products do not disappoint. I am a huge fan of her necktie clutches too!

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She is a vendor at the upcoming Junk Bonanza and her products are showing up in boutiques around the country!

She is always coming up with new and different ways to fashion repurposed and upcycled materials so check out her site and Facebook page. Good stuff.


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28 Aug


This made my day yesterday!

There's nothing better than A.) An unexpected package in the mail {I heartPinkmail} and B.) what's inside is a visual map of the choreography to Michael Jackson's Thriller and CD!?!

How fun and creative is this teaser for my friends' big day! A perfect sampler for the energy they bring to any celebration.

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OMG. Friday Night Video flashback. It's like riding bike. It's all coming back to me. Fantastic.


And fantastic are Bill & Jess! I am so lucky to be part of the wedding party and help them celebrate. And celebrate we will!


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27 Aug

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From the Boundary Waters of Minnesota to New York to Tokyo, I have seen people sporting Minnetonka moccasins - and I always feel closer to home! 

I heartBlue the limited edition colors for fall. Truly some of my faves!


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23 Aug

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I can't believe my sangria-lovin' self is so late to the party with the Calimocho! Where has this been all my life?!? And it's so much fun to say...calimocho!

This Spanish concoction is a worthy signature cocktail that is easy-peasy and a perfectly delightful combination.


50-50 split between a cheap dry red wine (Trader Joe's is always for good this) and Coca-Cola (regular Coke recommended v. Diet or Coke Zero). Ice well. Add a squeeze of lemon and lime. Enjoy!

The wine cuts the sweet and the Coke adds the zing. Yum-O.


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22 Aug


I found this little treasure on my my desk. Such a sweet token from a good friend.

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Wouldn't this be an adorable wedding favor - or on each place setting? Love.


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15 Aug

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I heartPink braids. {And so does The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and Snow White and the Huntsman!}

For many, a ponytail is their go-to hairstyle in a pinch. Mine has always been braids.

I learned to braid at a VERY young age since I showed horses. It was like earning a badge of honor (if only I could have earned a patch!) when you could braid the mane and tail - and it was show-worthy.

Braids and bows. Who knew? Two great skills learned from my mom...{these and the importance of presentation.}

{Thank you, Mom!}

Fishtails are hot right now so I gathered some of my faves that can work for everday - or the BIG DAY!!

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As intricate as it looks, it is amazingly easy to learn with all the tutorials online. Click here for one by BEAUTYLISH that I thought worked well - and I did it on the first try!

For more braids follow my Braid-tastic board on Pinterest!


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12 Aug

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One of my most favorite recent finds that I was lucky enough to stumble across in all my digging for the latest and greatest hidden treasures...Jeanne Oliver Designs.

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Her shop offers thoughtful and unique pieces that seem to tell stories and warm your heart. Whether it be a piece of jewelry, dress, art - or a handbag like the Emerson I just purchased!

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Check it out her shop, lookbook and blog...she is also on Etsy. A Vintage Collection well done.


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