Bar Hopping

Originally posted on I love, I need.

As we continue to decorate and imagine our new home we come across some ideas that are a must, like a kitchen island or a futon, and others that are more of a want, such as an entry way settee or coffee nook. But after years of setting aside design desires because a place is too small or temporary, I really want to try to feature as many feasible wants as possible. Our current most sought after want is a bar for our somewhat sparse dining room.

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Now when I say bar, I’m more envisioning a bar cart or a smaller piece of furniture to house some nice glassware and our liquor stash. We are currently pondering this direction because it isn’t so overtly a bar and it could potentially act as a totally different piece down the road, not to mention the amazing price. I think styled with this amazing West Elm serving tray, some fun glassware and the fancy new decanter I just bought Chris, this piece would really pop in our navy blue dining room.

Here are some other great options that have caught my eye.

1. Perfect for a masculine study | 2. A great glitzy touch | 3. For the rustic, eclectic type | 4. Simple & modern flair | 5. Glam all the way 

My other route may be to find a great random piece on Craigslist and completely repurpose it. We shall see, keep you posted!

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes

This past Saturday my four bridesmaids threw me the most adorable bridal shower. The theme was sunflowers and bees and they had so many cute details.

Today, I just want to focus on the delicious cupcakes my sister’s coworker Sarah made. Her company is Wicked Smart Cakes, based out of Northbridge, Mass.  There were two flavors – chocolate with peanut butter frosting and vanilla vanilla. The chocolate peanut butter ones were rich and delicious I was so bummed I only got to eat one! The vanilla cake and vanilla frosting combo were tasty and perfectly adorned with the cutest little bees!

Of course, no cupcake is complete without a great display. My bridesmaids finished off the look with big, beautiful sunflowers, assorted stands and some woven mats for texture.

What’s the tastiest cupcake you’ve had recently?

A Little Bee Told Me

A little over a year has gone by since graduating from good old PSU. I entered the job market knowing exactly what I wanted to do and now as I search for new opportunities I find myself facing a lot of uncertainty. I want to design, I want to be creative, I want to do what I want when I want! So I am more or less in the same exact position as every other person in the universe.

I’ve decided its time to take a little control over whats next. This blog is the kickoff of A Little Bee Told Me invitation and paper design. On here, I will share projects I am working on, work I am impressed by and whatever else I may find relevant at that moment. Hopefully, this blog will create some buzz (pun totally intended) and I will meet new clients, enthusiasts or just get my work out there. So enjoy!