This is a gem!
Thanks to a couple of great friends, I discovered the cutest neighborhood floral shop in Minneapolis. Brown & Greene. The kind you dream about opening up someday. It's amazing. So warm and friendly and chock full of stunning florals, accessories, home decor and some pretty darn funny greeting cards.
A group of us had the perfect holiday gathering of friends at Brown & Greene to create our own Holiday Centerpieces with the help of shop owner Lyn along with Sarah. What a fun evening! A little bubbly, pretty treats, incredible smells surrounded by fresh greens and great friends. 'Tis the season!
Brown & Greene is a haven of all things beautiful and botanical. So needless to say, it took us a bit to get focused as we meandered throughout the shop, oooed and ahhhed and made piles at the register of things we HAD TO have before we were done.
Enough shopping and noshing...let the creating begin!
Makers gonna make. Who knew we were so talented?! (A huge thank you to Lyn and Sarah for your patience, floral genius, matching scarves and sense of humor! Love it.) And thank you Jordi and Dina for hosting this! Now we can proudly deck our tables this holiday season with these beauties...
ps. I can't wait to come back and do this again!! How fun for a bridal shower?!?
If you don't know who Moorea Seal is (where have you been?!), I am going to introduce you. She is fabulously cool. Part boho, part urban chic. She was one of the first people I followed on Pinterest YEARS ago, and someone I have been lucky enough to meet and hang out with on occasion at different events this past year.
I was first enamored with her arrowhead jewelry that I discovered on Etsy. And this past year, she also launched The Moorea Seal Store, an online mecca of all things beautiful and handmade by artists from all over the country. Inspired by Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, the curated collection is fresh, rustic yet metropolitan.
In addition to making pretty things, she has created an empowered community that supports causes close to their hearts with their Do Good, Do Great motto coupled with proceeds from every purchase being donated to various non-profit organizations. What's not to love?!?
And here are a few of the favorites on my holiday wish list!
1. Wandering Willow Scarf | 2. Katrina Bracelet | 3. Harlow Clutch | 4. Beer and Food 2014 Calendar | 5. Deliah | 6. Crosshatch Knit Beanie | 7. Courage Wall Hanging | 8. Feather Tumbler | 9. Desert Monument Necklace | 10. 12-Month Zodiac Constellation Card Set | 11. Glass Diamond Terrarium
What's not to love about a wedding celebration that spans 4 days?!
Lauren and Andy really know how to make the most of a beautiful thing. Deep sea fishing, luncheons, a low country boil, an enchanting evening ceremony and a hoppin' reception at One Ocean Resort & Spa to ring in the New Year!
I am so excited to share this magical day (and night!) of Lauren and Andy as I LOVE the idea of getting married on New Year's Eve. I can't imagine a better way to start the year together. Captured with perfection by Meghan Stewart, this is a celebration we all wish we were invited to! Cheers!
Wedding Details | Ceremony: Immaculate Conception | Reception: One Ocean Resort & Spa | Photographer: Meghan Stewart | Coordinator: Sarah Seibers | Dress: LOVE Bridal Boutique, Marisa | Bridesmaids: LOVE Bridal Boutique, Alfred Sung | Hair: Cortello Salon | Inviations: The Write Touch | Flowers: Liz Stewart Floral Design | Cake: Sugar Rush Confections | Band: Traveling Riverside Band | Limo: East Coast Transportation
I've been waiting for the perfect day for this giveaway...and today is the day because it is a SNOW DAY!
Nothing is better than a snow day - especially if you can enjoy it with all these goodies from Birchbox Home: Snow Day. It is SOLD OUT and a LIMITED EDITION so here's your chance to snag one!
Check out the loot! It's the perfect combination of pampering, coziness and nostalgia...
Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk (travel size, 0.27 oz)
Chantecaille Jasimne & Lilly Healing Mask (travel size, 0.17 oz)
L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream (travel size, 10 ml)
Mox Botanicals Matcha & Clementine Body Soak (travel size, .50 oz)
S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm in Cinnamon or Peppermint (.15 oz)
(MALIN + GOETZ) Votive in Cannabis or Dark Rum (2.35 oz)
JONATHON ADLER Fireplace Matches in Purple Flame (50 ct)
HAPPY SOCKS Combed Cotton Crew Socks (one pair, not necessaily the pattern shown)
Askinosie Chocolate Single Origin Cocoa Powder (40 g)
Three Tarts Gourmet Marshmallows in Cinnamon (2 ct)
Scrabble Birchbox Edition Mini Game Set
Just leave a comment below by Dec. 6, 5pm CST to be entered and tell me what's your favorite thing to do on a Snow Day!
Going to a Be Crafty Workshop was on my list of Things To Do in 2013. Time was ticking so I was thrilled when I was able to get in on their holiday workshop.
Calling all crafters - and those who long to craft and make pretty things in a pretty space, the Be Crafty Worskhop was absolutely divine! I wish I could do this more often!
The dynamic crafting duo of Amanda and Jessica are as talented as they are cute with infectious personalities and passion for the ultimate craft. Their studio is a crafter and photographer's dream. Urban cool, industrial, natural light, exposed brick, spacious...heaven.
The studio was bubbling over with adorable crafting supplies and accents. All so well-organized and labeled, of course! Chock full of festive treats, drinks and crafters, it was a happy place - the ideal place to make new friends and be creative on this Sunday afternoon.
Glue guns, glitter and tiny deer...oh my!
A beautiful mess.
Finished products...cupcake liner rosettes, glitterized mini clothespins, jar turned gift container using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, stamped canvas bags, ruffle gift tags and embellished kraft box!
We were also blessed with some fun swag!
And with a studio full of crafters and bloggers, photos were a must...I can't wait to see my new friends again!
Thank you again for an awesome afternoon and helping us "be crafty!"
Photos by Jordi Lee Photography