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December 23, 2011

{A Sweet Little Christmas}: A Palette of Candy Apple Red + White

December 23, 2011

{Candy Apple Red + Snow White}

With only 1 day until Christmas Eve, I thought it would be fun to share with you this red and white inspiration board that I created last year. I especially love the candy cane inspired bridesmaids dresses and the light-hearted feel that this board seems to have. Want to add a pop of color to your attire, try on a pair of red heels and step into the holidays with style! And what goes together with a pair of red heels? A beautiful red clutch of course. This holiday palette is brought to life with all kinds of beautiful details. A little red barn, blanketed in snow makes for a cozy spot to say 'I do', while evergreen-filled window boxes make it even cozier. {continued...}

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Thank You Labels by Betsy White

Red Clutch


Unfortunately, this is where I say farewell! I'm taking a bit of a break for the holidays, but don't you fret.. I'll be back in 2012 with lots of fun and exciting announcements as well as your daily dose of color inspiration. My plan is to take these next few days and really spend some quality time with my family. I hope you're able to do the same! From the bottom of my heart... thank you for making 2011 one of my best years yet! I truly appreciate the fact that you stop by each day and I hope you've all have had a great year too! Thank you for letting me be apart of it!

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December 21, 2011

{Chesnuts Roasting on an Open Fire}: A Palette of Chocolate, Latte, Camel, Evergreen & Ivory

December 21, 2011

{Chocolate, Latte, Camel, Evergreen & Ivory}

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.... Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos. Yes, I'm singing Christmas songs! Can you tell that I'm really in the Christmas spirit? As we move closer to the holidays, I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my favorite holiday inspired posts from years past! Our tree is up, our decorations are out & we're already starting the holiday celebrations at our house! Winter is such a cozy time, wouldn't you agree? It's a time to snuggle up by the fireplace, drink hot cocoa & celebrate the blessings in your life. For this board, I imagined a quaint & charming ceremony right in front of the fireplace. A small gathering of friends & family during the holidays. {continued...}

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Sugar Cookies


Warm & Cozy Fireplace

Doesn't this feel absolutely cozy? I don't know about you, but it seriously makes me want to start a fire, curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and put some Christmas songs on. I guess you could say I'm officially in the holiday spirit. What about you? Are you slowly but surely crossing all of your to-dos off your list like I am? Are you finding yourself singing Christmas songs like me?

December 19, 2011

{Nature Inspired}: Holiday Color Palettes

December 19, 2011
Well, hello there color lovers... and Happy Monday! Today I'm going to keep things short and sweet because, I like many of you have quite the list of 'to-dos' before Christmas next week! Oh, and by the way... can you even believe it's already Christmas next week? Where has this year gone? In any case... I thought what better way to kick of this week than to share with you some of my favorite nature inspired holiday color palettes.



Personally, I love how these images have such a natural feel to them. They use small pops of color to highlight rather than large amounts of color. When color is used like this, you can really appreciate the color for all that it is.


Are you more drawn to shades of blue or reds and browns? I can personally see the appeal of both palettes. But I'll always be a red girl at heart, especially when it comes to the holidays!


{berry branches in bottles, table setting, pinecone and book}

I can see these colors looking lovely for a holiday party or even a wedding. What about you? What colors are you loving here lately? Oh, and can someone please tell me that I'm not alone in the fact that I have soo much to do before next week? Between finding those last minute gifts, wrapping and baking... this week is going to be all kinds of fun and crazy!

December 16, 2011

{Blue Christmas Without You}: A Palette of Powder Blue, Gray, Sky Blue + White}

December 16, 2011

{Powder Blue, Gray, Sky Blue + White}

Winter weddings are a time for bringing out all kinds of beautiful colors. For me, cool blues and subdued grays have always been on the top of my Winter weddings color list. Perhaps it's because these colors look perfect against a snowy landscape? Whatever the case may be... one thing is for sure, I'm smitten with this pretty little palette. Soft, elegant and all kinds of pretty, this is the stuff that Winter weddings are made of. {continued...}

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Beautiful Hair Piece by Lucy Marshall + Favors

Isn't this bride simply stunning? Her blue eyes are sparkling like crazy! Oh, and I'm loving how she's wearing her hair down! Not to mention her lovely hairpiece by designer, Lucy Marshall. I think what I like most about this wedding palette is the fact that it isn't overdone. It's simple elegance is the sort that brides often try hard to achieve. And who could blame them? So what do you think? Do you like how shades of blue blend with gray and white?

December 14, 2011

{These Are a Few of My Favorite Things}: Holiday Favorites!

December 14, 2011
When it comes to the holidays, I think it's safe to say that most people have their little list of things they look forward to most during the season. And believe me, I'm no exception. I have quite a few favorite holiday things. So I thought... why not share them with you? So here you have it... my short list of the things I love most during Christmas time. First up on my list are holly berries...


Because what's not love about a beautiful wreath with little pops of color throughout? Holly berries are definitely one of my favorite ways to use nature in my decor.


Next on my list would definitely be ornaments! Because whether it's a handmade ornament or one that's been passed on through generations, each ornament truly does have a story behind it and I love that!


What's the next on my list, you ask? That would definitely have to be all kinds of winter fun. From sipping hot cocoa to snow sledding, there is never a shortage of fun stuff to get into during this time of year.


And since I'm such a foodie, I cannot go without mentioning holiday baking! Christmas cookies are so fun to make, plus not to mention tasty! A tradition in my family is to make batches of different kinds!

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A landscape blanketed in snow is definitely on my lists of favorites. Because what is Winter time without a little snowfall? Okay, maybe that's silly to say! But you can't deny that snowflakes make Christmas feel a little more special.


Up next on my list would definitely be pretty holiday drinks! Because what better time to get creative than this? I love these festive little stirrers! The perfect thing to serve up at a holiday party.


Speaking of holiday parties... one of things I love most about them is the fact that they give you an excuse to go shopping! Because getting something new to wear is always fun! Am I right? Plus, it's definitely fun to play hostess during this time of year.


And what's last on my list, you ask? That would definitely be the snow days! Oh, and snowy kisses of course. There's nothing sweeter than cuddling up with the one you love and getting snowed in for the day... So tell me, would any of these make your list of holiday favorites? Oh, and which colors are you favorites?

December 13, 2011

{A Glittering Affair}: Green, Gold + White

December 13, 2011

{Green, Gold + White}

Gold is a color that I've often associated with sophistication and green is a color that I naturally think of during this time of year. What happens when these two mix? Pure magic, I tell you! No, but seriously, a beautiful thing really does happen when these colors are paired together. It's almost as if they were made to go hand in hand. I truly love this shade of green with all my heart. Looking for a palette for your upcoming Winter wedding? Well, might you consider this pretty little trio? It's elegant, it's enchanting, and quite frankly, it doesn't get more festive than this.

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Centerpiece Idea + Bridesmaid Dress
I don't know about you, but I like these color for Winter weddings and can definitely see this palette working for a holiday party or even a New Year's Eve event. Speaking of the holidays and New Year's Eve... what are your plans? Are you traveling? Will you be going to a swanky party? Oh, and also I just have to ask... is anyone attending a wedding this December? I've said it once, but I'll say it again... December weddings truly are special.

December 12, 2011

{Cozy Little Christmas}: A Palette of Red, Latte, Camel + White

December 12, 2011

{Red, Latte, Camel + White}

Happy Monday, friends. And how was your weekend? Are you finding yourself a lot busier here lately what with the holidays around the corner? It can get hectic, am I right? That's why at the end of a busy day I relish in the fact that I can come home, start a fire in our fireplace and cuddle up on the couch with my little family. I suppose that's the thing I look forward to most during the holidays. That warm and cozy feeling you get - due in part to beautiful decor, family gatherings and of course homemade everything.

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Homemade Holiday Gifts + Cozy Kisses
Personally, I think the idea of getting married close to the holidays is simply sweet. Everyone is already in a celebratory mood, so why not bring together the people you love the most, during the most wonderful time of the year? What could be sweeter? And what better favor to give during the holidays than these handmade ones?

December 9, 2011

{Do You Hear What I Hear?}: A Palette of Latte, Light Sage, Camel, Antique Gold + White

December 9, 2011

{Latte, Light Sage, Camel, Antique Gold + White}

Well hello there, Color Lovers. And Happy Friday! Today I have a really pretty elegant and festive palette - perfect for a Winter wedding or even a holiday party. Not sure if you've noticed, but this Winter I've really taken a liking to Gold. I suppose it's the way it sparkles. Or maybe it's because I just feel a certain warmth radiating from this color and I just can't deny how cozy it feels. Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure... I'm loving the color gold for weddings! Are you having a Winter wedding? Have you ever thought of incorporating a holiday spin or simply some holiday ideas into your big day? I love the idea of having an egg nog bar! Especially if you're a December bride. 

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Twigs and Honey + Gorgeous Holiday Tree

Or why not have specialty cookies made up that have a holiday feel to them? I'm loving these ones which feature a snowflake, a bird and a holly branch. Not sure what to do for favors? Have you ever thought about giving ornaments to your guests? It's a special sentiment that your guest will likely keep forever. I personally would love the idea of knowing that my guests would think of us every time they pulled out their ornaments to decorate each year.

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