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Sunday, September 18, 2016


I've had the pleasure of creating a number of wedding accessories so far this year, and thought I'd share some pictures.   Some of the brides are local, others I've never met who found me by way of my Etsy shop.  No matter who the bride is such an honor to be a part of making their wedding dreams a reality.
This beautiful champagne ribbon wedding sash is such a gorgeous addition to the bride's special look.  It's loaded with brilliant rhinestones and crystal beads, with organza flower accents.

This veil has beautiful silver embroidered appliques around the perimeter of the veil.  It accents the intricate silver embroidery on the bodice of the gown.

This cascade veil has a beautiful pearl trim accent.  I love the way the trim helps highlight the way this veil drapes so beautifully due to its unique cut.
A couple of custom garters.....the top one, very classic and understated (and no toss garter) per the Bride's request.  The second one pulling in colors from the wedding palette; peach and plum.
A custom order for a 100 inch long cathedral length veil. Scalloped lace trim just around the bottom edge.  Beautiful!
This bride was looking for a veil that wouldn't steal the show from her gown.  So we went with a pencil edge trim and subtle pearl and crystal beads around the edge. 

A sweet rustic chic flower girl basket made of burlap and lace.

I have some additional projects I'm working on for a couple October brides.  I'll be sharing those items in the weeks to come.  Stay tuned!

Friday, September 9, 2016


Every bite of these muffins are loaded with the robust flavors of coffee and chocolate.  So, if you're like me and enjoy the flavor of coffee, beyond the typical liquid version, then you're going to love these!
I fell in love with these silicone muffin cups years ago.  So easy to use and no messy muffin tin to clean up.


2/3 cup whole milk
5 Tbsp. melted butter
3 Tbsp. instant coffee granules
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
9 oz. all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
2/3 cup sugar
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.   Combine first five ingredients.  Spoon flour into measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour and next four ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir together with a whisk.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

Add milk mixture to the flour mixture; stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups (if you are just using the tin, be sure to use cooking spray).  Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes or until done.  


recipe c/o:

Thursday, September 1, 2016


I've gifted my first Christmas present.  I know, it's really early, but I was too impatient to wait another three months.
Last month, my husband and I crafted a bedframe for our daughter out of old doors.  It turned out great, and despite having also distressed an old curio table, it felt to me the bedroom needed a nightstand.  The bed itself is so solid that the little table was dwarfed in comparison.  So, I took a trip to the local thrift stores in the area and found a great bargain and the perfect piece at the second shop I went to.   

This is what it looked like when I purchased it. The drawers were completely functional, it was a bit dinged up here and there, but that isn't even a concern when distressing.   All in all, it was in great shape!   I had all the leftover paint supplies from the bed project, so all I needed to do was work on the pulls.  

While I originally thought I might find some new pulls, as I looked around, I stumbled on an idea to just paint them a silver color and then wrap the wood area with a black twine.  So that's what I ended up doing.     I lined each of the drawers with drawer liner since they were a bit worn looking, and made a lavender sachet for the top drawer.   I have to say--the bedroom looks great!  The size of the nightstand was absolutely perfect and the little curio table is now just a decorative piece.   Oh and the best thing.....our daughter loves it!