hello, yellow!

what could be more cheerful and a bright and fluffy arrangement of mimosa!


love & other mugs

The weather is SO GROSS. I'm looking forward to curling up with the one I love and a cup of hot cocoa when I come home from work.
I love these valentinesy hot cocoa ideas, too. Use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes out of marshmallows, or,  out of cool whip thats been spread on a cookie sheet chilled freezer. ( I really want to try this one, since my mom always put cool whip in our hot chocolate as a kid)

martha stewart and here  (though I could not find the original source, so if you know please tell me!)



I love the new valentines decor we put up today at Rose Bredl. The letters were so simple- just pre0cut cardboard letters with spray paint- but they are so charming against the brick!


Valentine Brunch wear/carry

 I'm loving the new Peony bottled perfume from K.Hall that just arrived in the store. It has that perfect note of girliness appropriate for both a meet-up with gal pals or a romantic dinner with the one you love.
Since some of the greatest sweethearts in your life are your best girlfriends, start a sweet tradition by meeting for brunch at your favorite cafe Valentine's morning. Show your sisterly love by bringing each girl a simple cut peony stem in a bud vase she can keep in bathroom while she gets ready for her big date that night!

PS- the photo on the right is courtesy Elena at Pretty Light- I highly recommend you check out her gorgeous photos here.


For Mallory: Winter Pink and Cream

Here is an inspiration board made for Mallory's potential winter wedding. She still loves the ideas of white and pink and I think it works splendidly with a winter theme. I added small pops of sage green and blue (for Clay) to keep it from being too peaches and cream.
1. paper decor by BHLDN 2. table decor from Martha Stewart 3. doughnut fare via 100 Layer Cake 4. Wedding invitation via Ruffled Blog 5. Cage Veil and shoes by photographer Jose Villa 6. floral headress, unknown. 6 bridesmaid dress by BHLDN 7. Salty Dog cocktail by Matt Bites 8. winter anemone bouquet by Rose Bredl 9. Barn wedding found here


If you don't mind...

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the small signs of spring

When Mary starts stocking quince in the store, I know that spring is around the corner. Such a comforting thought on a chilly day like today!


{small luxury} warm winter whites

DBO home pottery is so delicate and beautiful on any day- but the way the warm winter light was shining yesterday it looked extra splendid against the glossy black table. These are the small luxuries that take us through Ohio winter...


Color Love:

I loved the palette from this bouquet Mary made for an event yesterday- the pretty greens and pinks just popped paired with the softer neutrals throughout. I always love when brides venture away from the two-color wedding theme. It makes everything more interesting (not to mention easier for planning- since everything you plan on having at your event has to be only two colors- and exactly the same hue as the two colors you chose.) Draw inspiration from a favorite photo, you'll find there are hundreds of colors working together to make one big happy scheme- then pick your favorites!


For Mallory: Springspiration

So, my friend Mal also just got engaged. Its still up in the air whether or not they'll have a spring or autumn wedding so their color palette is not set in stone. I built this inspiration board around a bouquet she pinned on Pinterest, and by pinning the things I knew she would love. Vintage, elegant, rustic, soft, colorful and out and out gorgeous.

sources: oncewed. mal's pinterest. BHLDN. style me pretty. J.Crew. and old issue of Martha Stewart. Rifle Paper.


wintry good eats

So I felt like posting some delicious wintry recipes would be a balm for the cold and dreary weather, and I love the idea of a clementine marmalade (especially with whiskey in it). You can find the entire recipe here. It looks involved, but well worth the end result.

This recipe for Michigan Pasties, reminds me of my early college days and is the perfect lunch or quick dinner treat on grey days like today.

My friend Amy posted this recipe for shortbread with pear glaze and pecorino cheese and I am dying to try it. It looks like the perfect accompaniment to a hot cup of tea.

Hope this warmed you up!


Cumberland Island

Every January Mary and her husband take a camping trip to Cumberland Island, and I love this photo her husband captured on their recent trip. It's so ethereal and full of light... perfect for dreaming on this gloomy january day.


for Jenna: a nocturn in black and gold, and ivory...and blush

1. Martha Stewart 2. BHLDN 3. Kate Spade's Twirl add 4. garden rose bouquet by Rose Bredl 5. Martha Stewart 5. BHLDN 6. J.Crew

My friend Jenna is getting married! She is so beautiful and her wedding will be nothing less than stunning. When she told me she had decided on her colors (black and ivory with pops of gold and blush) I thought it would be fun to make her this inspiration board. Hope you love it, too!


winter greens (& yellows)

Maybe you're feeling sad this week looking at the empty spot where your Christmas tree used to be, and really the perfect remedy is just a new little something green. Blooming plants are a welcome sight this time of year when the weather is dreary- we like adding little pops of yellow to really get things cheerful!


New Years Eve Wedding: the Video

As promised- here's a little behind the scenes peek from our new year's eve wedding. We though it was a fun way to show all of the hard work and magic that go into producing a beautiful wedding. It also captures the Short North! A huge thanks to Patrick McColgan for putting this video together- enjoy!


NYE wedding preview

Here are just a few sneak preview images of the wedding we did New Years Eve... it was so beautiful we cannot wait to share with you the photographers pictures. Be sure to check later this week too for a video of the big day behind the scenes footage!

PS- the bride's bouquet was to die for, wasn't it??