New Guest Book & Event Design

I went on a vintage prop hunt the other day and found several cool things.

I hit the jack pot at a local Vintage Thrift Store called the Retro Room.  I found these cigar boxes and instantly thought… New Guest Book idea.

Then I created one of these

I found a few more things that I used to style these guest book tables.

You can find more of these ideas and products on my website.

Baby Shower Guest Book Giveaway is still going on here.


Nursery Ideas

As some of you may know, we are expecting a little boy in November. We are also “expecting” a new house in November. We are having a house built and it is due to be ready at the end of November. I am not thrilled that we will not be able to have our little guy’s room ready for his arrival but I will certainly be prepared.
I have been collecting lots of ideas on the internet and saving them on my pinterest board just for babies. Here are some of my favorite finds so far.

I want to create a room that is not too “baby”. Something fun and simple for him to grow into. I am pretty set on the grey, navy and white for the color scheme. My husband is a big baseball fan. Actually he is a big Yankees fan. So we will definitely incorporate some baseball decor.

Links to photos and photo credits:

stripped nursery  |  navy rug  |  industrial cubby  |  star knobs  |  drum shade

Don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN the current Giveaway – Baby Shower Guest Book Box – Enter here!

Baby Shower Guest Book Box Giveaway!

Hosting a spontaneous giveaway this month.  I will be giving away 1 of my NEW Baby Shower Guest Book Boxes.

ImageWinner is welcome to choose from these designs for the dividers:



any of the following = 1 entry

1. visit my  S H O P  and leave a comment tell us your fav item.

2.  follow on Twitter and leave a comment your twitter id.

3.  follow on Pinterest and leave a comment letting us know you did so.

4.  like on Facebook and leave a comment letting us know you did so.

5.  share the giveaway with your friends on facebook- use this link –

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BONUS  = 5 entry – Purchase any item from my S H O P.

Giveaway ends Friday, August 31st.  Winner will be announced on September 3rd.  {US only}  Good Luck.

Sharing the Love

Currently creating the Wedding Invitation Set I  made for my own wedding in my Shop!  Completely customizable.

You can find more details here.

Etsy Gifts Under $100

All this week I will be featuring Etsy Gift Finds.  Today’s finds are under $100.

Porcelin Wall Vase – image via {Hideminy} $98

Wine Caddy – image via {Bacon Square Farm} $95

Oak Cutting Board – image via {Gray Works Design} $80

Laptop Bag – image via {Women’s Girl} $60

Leather Wrapped Bracelet – image via {Foundling} $38

Tomorrow I will feature gifts for little ones from Etsy.  Happy Monday.

Whats on your wish list?

What’s on your wish list this year?  Here are a few that will be on mine….
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I would love love to have a library card catalog.  This image I found on Simple Notebook.  You can definitely find one on Ebay or Etsy.  They are quite pricey though.  The earrings are Kate Spade.  I am a sucker for studs.

Recipe Sharing

Some of my favorite recipe are from friends and family.  10 years ago my (then) neighbor shared her perfect recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  It is still a stable and a fav in my house.  This holiday season I will be trying recipe from friends I have never met.  Yup, via pinterest I will be trying recipes pinned by people I’ve met via social networking.  Here are a few I will definitely be trying.  {Click on the image for the link to the source and recipe}

Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie from Recipe Girl – This one I plan on making tomorrow to celebrate my husbands birthday.  (We have 3 birthdays in 1 week in our house!  My daughters’ on November 5th, mine is the 7th and Chris’ is on the 10th.)

Mini Fruit Filled Mini German Pancakes from Real Mom Kitchen – It is no secret that I love pancakes.  I also love powdered jelly donuts.  These mini pancakes look like the perfect mixture of the two!

Henri’s French Onion Soup from The Curvy Carrot – Who doesn’t love French Onion Soup?  Even my girls who dislike onions love it.

Chicken Milanese from Martha Stewart – This is actually a staple in our house.  My recipe is pretty similar.  I always offer mozzarella cheese on the size.  It’s especially delicious with a glass of Pinot Grigio.

As always I’d love to here your thoughts. Have a recipe you are excited to try? Share?