Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Heartfelt gifts

February 13, 2009

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we figured we’d round up of a few love-ly finds. First, a little heart art via Etsy:

number 1: Healing print {by shirae}
number 2: It is Love 2 print {by valentina design}
number 3: Kiss Me Already print {by nouveau designs}
number 4: Mixtape Love poster {by sparkle power}
number 5: Easy Heart print {by black apple}
number 6: Love is Everything print {by dazey chic}
number 7: Get Dovey print {by wonting}

And if you tend to wear your heart on your…err…ears (or around your neck), here are a few indie goodies:

number 1: Pretty Betty earrings {by only and one}
number 2: Silver Heart Studs {by bella bijou jewellery}
number 3: Once Upon A Time locket {by BridzNbeez}
number 4: Key To My Wood Heart necklace {by kimquinndotcom}
number 5: Heartbreaker Earrings {by frolick jewelry}
number 6: Aqua Leaf Locket necklace {by ornamental things}

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Project Valentine

February 12, 2009

I’ve been seeing lots of great valentine projects and ideas floating around the blog world over the past couple weeks. Here’s a roundup of a few of our favorite lovey-dovey DIY ideas.

It’s a box of candy – made of cake! This insanely creative project comes from the fun and fabulous blog Bakerella. This is pure cake genius. For more photos, a complete ‘how-to’ guide and recipe, see this post.
{discovered via Wedding Soiree}

These sweet Valentine Heart Pins come from the creative minds over at Purl Bee. Such an adorable project! Check out the Purl Bee blog for a complete how-to guide.
{spotted on Design Sponge}

I can’t think of a better thing to do for your sweetie pie than to make them a sweet pie! Complete with custom packaging! SO CUTE! This project comes from the super talented Kathleen over at Twig & Thistle. Be sure to check out this post for the apple pie recipe and a free template with instructions for the pie box!
{discovered via Design Sponge}

These little Oreo Cakesters Hearts are a great idea Bakerella came up with. All you need is a box of Cakesters and a cutter. Now this is right up my alley: easy-peasy and oh so yummy!

If you feel like the Cakester Hearts are too much like cheating, you can always try these Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. These require a little more effort but are still quite easy. Also from Bakerella.

We also spotted a few great valentine recipes from Better Homes and Gardens, seen in the images above…
Top left: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Top right: Lemon Rose Cookies
Bottom left: Honey and Poppy Seed Hearts
Bottom right: White-Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

For those less inclined to DIY (who just want to buy the darn thing and be done with it), Williams-Sonoma has a few great options: Sweetie Pies and Message Cookies.

Color Palettes

Chocolate, White and Ivory

February 11, 2009

Rich chocolate brown has rivaled black as a sophisticated neutral for quite some time now. In this palette, chocolate brown is paired with white and ivory for a timeless, elegant combination. Bridesmaids would wear chocolate dresses while the men would be dressed in ivory suits accented with simple “fiddlehead” boutonneires. Either white or ivory would work well for the bride’s gown. Chocolate itself would of course make an appearance, perhaps in a decadent dessert bar during the reception.

If leaning towards more traditional stationery, our Lois wedding invitation (printed in Mocha ink) would be a great option. The Gabrielle design on Chocolate paper would work well for a more modern aesthetic.

wedding color palette - ivory, white and chocolate brown

Photo Credits:
row 1: Cake Girls, Martha Stewart Weddings, East Hill Photography
row 2: Marie Labbancz Photography, East Hill Photography
row 3: Jasmine Star Photography (floral arrangement by JL Designs), Martha Stewart Weddings, Jenna Walker Photography
row 4: Rich Chocolates & Candies