Sunday, September 20, 2009

As October approaches I get even more sentimental over love.
Yes, it's my anniversary month, how did you know?! ;)
Everything encompasses love for me in October, including my s&p shakers! =)
But seriously, who doesn't love fall?! It's the perfect season. Pumpkins, leaves, crisp air, apple crisps..ah sweet delights at every turn!
To celebrate fall, I've put together some fun fall favors that have struck my eye the past few days. They are full of fall goodness, easy to put together and absolutely fun!

For a unique fall favor, wrap tapers in vellum; dress up with blossoms or a matchbox covered with paper, florets, and real leaves. Tie box to candles with a cord threaded through the box's underside.

Take caramel apples and have the packaged individually for your guests. Add a touch of personalization with a ribbon that matches your colors. These are great to give to guests as they leave for the night.

It's only fitting to give cookies in a jar -- this one is tiny in size but big in old-fashioned charm. The mini store-bought cookies inside include chocolate chip, oatmeal cranberry, and shortbread currant. Embellish the jar with a ribbon-tied tag and a homemade label (affix with double-sided tape).

A beautiful Fall Leaf sits on top of a square Matt Gold or Chocolate Brown glossy favor box. Tied with rich coordinating Autumn Gold or Chocolate Brown Satin Ribbon and filled with sweet treats.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


The very talented and amazing Videographer, Lisa Maxwell, from Still Reminiscing made this video for Emily & Danny's Wedding on July 18, 09. Be sure to give her a holler!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

a few of my favorite things...

I love this song from The Sound of Music. It tugs on my heart strings and brings me back to childhood days..."raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens...bright paper packages tied up with string"...But what I love best about the song is the simplicity of it. The things that Maria found JOY in were simple and everyday. Sometimes in life we can get so caught up in the rush from here to there that we don't stop and notice the beautiful world around us. This is something I am constantly working at and aiming to achieve and slowly, getting better at. I desire to soak in the rays of summers last days and sit on the deck and watch my kids play baseball with the neighbors.
So, I challenge you, as I am often challenged, to soak it all in. "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us REJOICE and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24

Share with me friends! How are you soaking in the goodness?