Monday, April 28, 2014

For Mom | Great Gifts for Mother's Day from Uncommon Goods

Being far from home has mom on my mind.

Over the weekend, my mom and I were reminiscing about the old days and how much more I appreciate her unconditional love and support now that I'm a adult. It's amazing the perspective that comes with age! Any lady that can put up with my stubborn "suburban rebel without a cause" phase deserves years and years of making it up to her, so I figured I would start with some thoughtful gifts.

Find unique gifts for mom here from Uncommon Goods, a fabulous site I'm partnering with today. I especially love this site because they support small businesses and artists when possible. Here are some of my favorites from their collection:

So, the thought of my mom recollecting and journaling about her life for not only me, but my kids to reminisce on later, makes me so happy That's why I loved the  "My Life Story So Far" Journal
and "Treasured Passages- A letter book between a mother and her daughter." I could just imagine her filling up these pages with her handwriting and telling long forgotten memories. I've been really into letters lately...the simplicity and nostalgia of seeing actual handwriting (a lost art these days) and taking the time to write a heartfelt message to a loved one.

I also loved this DIY Bath Salts Kit. I'm always trying to get my mom to relax, so this would be a fun little afternoon project to encourage her!

Here is another sentimental gift for mom: The Family Cookbook, a custom cookbook complete with plenty of room for notes and stories. (This would also be a great wedding gift complete with a few family favorites!)
And for all the times we're munching on snacks and laughing about life, this Ampersand Cheese and Crackers Serving Board is just adorable. 

Though I won't be with mom this holiday, I'm sure a sentimental gift like these will make her smile. Find more Mother's Day gifts at Uncommon Goods. What are you planning for mom this year?

*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions and recommendations are my own.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Hill Country Wedding at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas

Have I mentioned how much I love living in the Texas Hill Country? Sunday drives become inspiring and magical excursions among wildflowers and rolling hillsides. The grazing deer and the little patches of bluebonnets among cactus in our front yard...swoon!

I recently designed florals for what I think is one of the most beautiful venues in the Texas Hill Country--Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas. Among the majestic oaks of Hill Country sits the most elegant yet rustic setting, and a simply stunning event space. I was so happy to do these florals in a soft and subtle blush palette for one of the sweetest and happiest brides I have. Seeing the smile and glow of a happy bride is a great feeling, and I'm glad I could deliver at this lovely place!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pretty in Peach | Mint and Peach Wedding in Austin

Hello friend!

I'm finally coming up for air after a long and exciting Spring full of events. A handful of weddings, a farm-to-table dinner, wine walk, and lots of other fun. It's hard work, but its definitely a labor of love.

Speaking of LOVE, I recently had the privilege of designing some sweet florals for a darling bride at Chateau Bellevue in Austin, Texas. She had a lovely color scheme of mint, peach and gold, and vintage flare to boot. She had great taste, and I adored every detail of her big day. Here are some of the pieces I got to contribute to her lovely event.

The bridal bouquet dresses up the sparkly and soft cake table.

A just-picked garden-inspired centerpiece in a pretty DIY compote.

The beautiful bride and her maid of honor. Love this simple and soft look!

Loved the natural, free-form and just-picked look she chose, as well as the gold accents. Super romantic!

I'll be catching up posting some of my recent work soon. I've missed the blogging world, and excited to do more soon!