Welcome March

Good Bye February!! It’s March! February, the shortest month of the year, felt FOOOOOREVER here on planet winter. And my projects really piled up on each other, in the best way! I am working with my friends at Mod Bettie to do photo booth backdrop installation each month for their events. My latest one will be up at the Better Body Image Conference tomorrow! I worked with the sweetest e-design client and I have curated a space for the Venue3Two Bridal Bazaar this Sunday, March 3rd!

This all pink mood board is for a styled shoot I am putting together with the super talented Alyssa McElheney and Cass and Jean Flower Co. The mood board also represents the lightness I feel moving into a new month and a new season.

I have big news coming next week! And I will feel lighter once I can get it off my chest!

Shades of Pink Mood Board

Hello February

Things are really heating up over here! We have so many little, exciting projects coming up this month! We are partnering with a few local businesses on fabulous installs, throwing a fourth birthday party for a special little someone (named Oliver) and prepping for a bridal show at the beautiful Venue3Two at the beginning of March, plus home projects and lots of fun client work!! Wow! I am exhausted just listing it all out! It’s going to be a fun month! Of course I’ll be brining you all along over on Instagram.

This mood board is for my bridal show area, because it’s way more than a booth, at Venue3Two. I get to create a tablescape, a backdrop and a lounge! I am pumped, but I have a lot of planning to do!!

February Mood Board

My Mantra for 2019: Do All Things With Love

2018 was a year of BIG change. I moved across the country and changed careers. I knew that was the plan, so at the onset I choose not a word, but a mantra for the year, “let it go.” It was tough, but I was forced to let go of so many things. This year, I decided to implement that practice again. I choose a new mantra, “do all things with love.” I made a little vision board for my year depicting not only my hopes and dreams for the year, but also how I want 2019 to feel.

2019 Vision Board

clockwise from upper left: tablescape / cafe / Do all things with love / desk / bride and groom / white shirt / pampas grass heart

I want 2019 to feel warm, inviting, friendly and fun. I want it to be filled friends, family, entertaining and amazing creative, trusting clients. I want just the right amount of things, and to say “goodbye” to the items, people and plans that don’t serve me. I want to be 100% intentional about what I let into my home, space and life. I want to “do all things with love.” If I don’t love it, I want to find a way to love it or find a way to rid it from my life.

Last year was all about pressing the reset button, but I didn’t really reboot until mid November when I started new jobs and moved into our new house. This is the year of the rebuild, starting at ground zero and I have big big dreams for 2019, including more work on the house, some amazing weddings on the docket, hopefully some travel, learning new skills and making lots of beautiful things! I cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer!

Mood Board // Earthy Friendsgiving

I’ve been knee deep in the One Room Challenge, among other projects (more on those soon), and I got behind in my monthly mood board series. Better late than never. It’s November, so of course I had to dream up a pretty tablescape to inspire your Thanksgiving celebration. I love the soft colors of this dreamy mood board, it feels so earthy and natural with subtle hints of traditional fall elements in the dried flowers and greenery. I wish I had a dinning table set up and ready to style with this lovely scene.

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Moody Dinner Party Mood Board

Welcome October, time to usher in the start of the holiday season. I have an INSANE and exciting month coming up here. I am doing my first ever bridal show, the Beer Hop Bridal Show on October 28th, so I have some prep happening for that. The One Room Challenge starts on Wednesday, when I will show you the scary before I’m working with on my mom’s kitchen, and I’m helping my friend Miranda of Thoughtfully Thrifted style a fabulous dinner party. That’s where the mood board comes in. The party will be on November 3, if you would like an invite, find @thoughtfullythrifted on insta and shoot her a DM. We are two newbies to West Michigan trying to cultivate relationships. As I mentioned, I have the honor of styling said party, which is truly an honor, because Miranda is a woman with amazing taste, I am thrilled she is trusting me to make it look fabulous! The vibe for the dinner party will be moody and slightly rustic. Since “thrifting” is in the name, I intend to shop my local thrift stores for pretty pottery dish ware, brass candlesticks and wood elements to create a cohesive moody look.

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Cozy September Wedding Mood Board

I kind of got off the mood board train, or at least I haven't been posting them here, but I have still been creating on the regular, since I use one for just about every project I tackle. I decided, instead of weekly as I once did I plan to share a new mood board to begin the month. Today ushers in my favorite month, September. This mood board is for a cozy September wedding that is feminine, slightly rustic and a hint of fall, just like the September air. I picture this wedding in a modern barn, on an orchard or vineyard. The colors would be inspired by fall, with a feminine bend. Florals would full of texture and hints of lace add just the right amount of vintage vibes. The night would include a bonfire with blankets to cozy up under. 

Cozy September Wedding Mood Board

photos (clockwise from upper left): barn / table top/ blankets / cocktail / bonfire / lace dress detail / floral arrangement 

Mood Board // Misty Marble Project

Most of the mood boards I share here, actually, most of the mood boards I make, in general, are for weddings and parties, this little beauty is for a project I have living in my head. It's been a while since I've really made something and this idea is big, I don't know where I'll it will live and there is a lot of experimenting to be done, but the nearly spring are has me inspired! Hope you have a wonderful and productive week. 

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Black, White and a Touch of Boho

When you think of a black and white wedding, do you picture an event on the stuffy side? I do. I picture black tie, glam, gold, etc. I wanted to take that classic color palette and mix it up. Black and white can be relaxed, friendly and inviting. Black and white can be combined with casual greens and even with bohemian elements like checkered dance floor in the middle of the desert. What do you see when you picture a black and white wedding?

Modern Black and White Wedding with Boho Flair