Cake & Paper

As I was browsing Sweet Paul Magazine, I came across the most adorable spread featuring cakes with cute paper toppers!
Baking and crafting? Yes I think so.


Scheming over the perfect color scheme

Found! Finally, someone who sees my vision.

I was perusing Smitten Magazine  today and they featured the wedding colors I’ve been pining over for the last couple months. Olive, navy & ivory (possibly with some metallic accents) are the colors that I feel represent myself and Chris timelessly and they feel like fall without being too cliché.


I also LOVE what they say each color represents.

Moss – Balance, Harmony & Stability
Indigo – Trust, Truthfulness & Royalty

Sounds like the perfect starting point for marriage to me…

It’s BEEn 8 Months!

I’m finally back on schedule with Genevieve’s monthly graphics! While I received some great suggestions for the 8 month theme (apple picking, football) I decided that September is really my last month to do whatever I wanted. October, November and December have so much great imagery that I wouldn’t want to stray. As a result, I obviously couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do a Bee-themed month.


Paper Perennials

As most of you know, I’ve been engaged since early this summer. As a result I spend a ridiculous amount of time surfing wedding blogs and thinking about the event. While I’ve changed my mind already more times than I’d like to admit, I do know for sure I want hand-made elements to be a prominent part of the day. Now I certainly do not want the wedding to be an over-sized craft project, but I hope to use my skills to create some special details.

One project I’m more or less committed to is creating paper flowers. I’m leaning towards navy and olive as the color scheme but of course there are very few if any navy and olive flowers. My goal is to incorporate my flowers with some real ones and hopefully you’ll have to look twice to even notice. 

Check out some potentials.

Martha’s Peonies

Paper Roses from 100 Layer Cake

I know it’s not paper but such a great idea!
Felt Craspedia from Design*Sponge

Feeling like Fall

It’s no secret that I absolutely love the fall. There has been a chill in the air lately and now that it’s September first, I am more excited than ever! I’ve decided to share with you some of my fav fall things.

First, being able to enjoy the outdoors with out horrible heat or vicious mosquitos, mini porch, here I come.

Second, fall beer! Whenever Shipyard Pumpkinhead starts popping up in stores it’s honestly like Christmas came early. I am especially lucky this year because the bar down the street from me has it on tap! With cinnamon sugar rims! Swoon.

Third, PSU football obviously. I’m looking forward to an exciting season with all the usually struggles – Who should play QB? Will JoePa be able to give PSU a winning season? Will Penn State win best uniforms again!? It all starts this Saturday.

Fourth, fall colors! I’ve always been a sucker for warm browns and olive greens. I came across this cute number at Forever 21 last week that I will be wearing to a fall wedding!

Last, but not least, fall crafts! I know September for most always means back to school, but for me, it always meant back to art. I can’t wait to find reasons to whip up crafts and baked goods this season all with a fall flair. If you don’t have the craft gene, stores like Paper Source  make it easy with craft kits like these place card pumpkins.

I have to admit I am probably pre-disposed to love Autumn because I am a November baby, but with so many great aspects why wouldn’t everyone love the fall?