Mother’s Day Breakfast Printables

By Yao Cheng, Photography/Styling by Olivia Kanaley

This Mother’s Day, personalize your mom’s special breakfast with this printable kit! Every year, I try to make something for my mom that is unique and from the heart. In creating these downloadable designs, I was inspired by how lovely and fresh spring flowers always make me feel. I wanted to capture their beauty and softness in this kit by using watercolor and broad strokes of color. The end result is a variety of simple and happy pieces that will make mom’s day a truly special one! Go ahead, download the designs here, print on a thick letter-sized sheet of paper and assemble according to the instructions below.


Sequined Table Number DIY

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Table Numbers

Sequins as your main decor inspiration? Probably a bad idea. Sequins used for a small piece of sparkly decor? Now, that’s a much better idea. Sparkly used sparingly on your wedding day can add a glamourous touch and make otherwise simple decor stand out. And something that always needs to be eye-catching? Table numbers! So people can find them of course… so mix those 2 elements and you have yourself a shimmering piece that basically doubles as your centerpiece.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP... Comments Off on Sequined Table Number DIY

diy floral crown

By Melanie of You Are My Fave
how to make a floral crown

diy floral crown

From what I’ve gleaned from my grandma’s generation, it used to be a tradition to gift a fresh floral corsage for Mother’s Day. When I told my husband I’d appreciate that, he responded that it was too old fashioned. So I’ve decided we should modernize the tradition a bit and gift floral crowns – because moms really are queens. Here’s how to make one for your mom:


DIY Floral Bouquet

by Michelle Barrera

When planning a budget friendly wedding, designing your own bridal bouquet always sounds enticing and inexpensive but also intimidating! Hopefully I can share with you helpful tips that will allow you to create a beautiful bouquet for less than $30 ($29.23 to be exact!) from grocery store flowers.


printable mother’s day cards

By Melanie of You Are My Fave
printable mother's day card

Let’s make a pact to be on top of Mother’s Day this year, mmmkay? Or force our husbands to make the pact. Here’s how I’m helping, I’m offering an even easier version of the photo booth strip Mother’s Day card I made last year. Top a box of good quality chocolates with it and you’ll have a happy madre.


Wedding Trends: Pastels, From Lavender to Creme and Sweet Mint Green

Soft shades of ivory, lavender (radiant orchid’s subtle sister) and sweet, sweet mint green are capturing everyone’s heart this season. Creamy ivory is a welcome alternative to stark white and it pairs perfectly with the pastel shades that we have seen in runway, street fashion, interior design and fun spring themed DIY projects for the family.


Summer Hand Fan Favors

Urban Baby bunting and pretty thaumatrope giant confetti used to make simple summer hand fansOutdoor events and warm weather bring the perfect reason to break out fan favors (here in the sweltering south, we’ve perfected the art of fanning up our own breezes!) I’ve assembled a simple hand fan using re-purposed minted confetti and circular bunting. Try them as wedding favors to pull in a colorful pattern, a sweet quote or even a personalized initial. These can be easily assembled in no time flat, but look like you ordered a completely custom fan set.

Minted giant confetti to make a simple hand fan


Design to Dish: Italian Cream Sodas

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

raspberry italian cream soda

I’m completely charmed by the Southern tradition of throwing a Sip & See after a new baby is born! I love the idea of inviting friends and family over for a little get-together to meet the new baby, eat delicious snacks, and drink fizzy drinks–so many of my favorite things rolled into one fun party.

If you’re going to throw a Sip & See, you’ll need to serve a fun beverage. I absolutely love Italian Cream Sodas. They’re delicious and pretty, appropriate for all ages, and you can set them up as a create-your-own-soda bar, which everyone loves. Set out some pretty glasses, some cute paper straws, and some tasty flavored drink syrups, and you’re all set!

MORE AFTER THE JUMP... Comments Off on Design to Dish: Italian Cream Sodas

Lettered Vase Centerpiece DIY

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Decor DIY

This summer, i’ll be watching one for my friends walk down the aisle… which means, we have been in full planning mode recently. One thing that has come up a lot in planning the decor is, how can we take all of that inspiration we find and really personalize it to her and her fiancé. And I think that can be one of the hardest tricks for any wedding. There are sure to be quotes, songs, even little things that you two say to each other that are special. And those are the perfect pieces to infuse into your wedding day decor to give it a personal touch. I only wish I had this realization before our wedding day two years ago! So, here is one simple and cost effective way to add those special words to your centerpieces.