Inspiration

Inspired by Blossom Type

Inspired by Blossom Type

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Have you guys seen this amazing creative project, Blossom Type? It’s seriously one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen recently. A collaboration between Alice Mourou, Dmitriy Petrov, Olesya Korsak and Nikita Schukin, Blossom Type features beautiful typography created by bits of flowers and greens, with beautifully styled photos and video clips detailing the process. I love it when talented people get together and take on fun projects like this, a project based purely on creating something unique and lovely. See more photos and check out …

Loving Tiny Houses

Loving Tiny Houses

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Have you guys had a chance to watch Tiny on Netflix yet? B and I watched it this week and we’re seriously feeling so inspired as we think about someday building a house of our own. Tiny is a documentary that follows a couple as they build the teeniest of tiny little houses (about 130 square feet) and features tiny home dwellers from around the world. The so-called tiny house movement is pretty amazing when you think about it. People …

Loving Food Trucks + Campers

Loving Food Trucks + Campers

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Have I ever told you that B and I dream of one day owning a food truck? We actually have a notebook full of ideas and recipes and doodles. Every so often we have test kitchen nights when we’ll try out three or four recipe ideas and taste test them, making notes about what we love best and what could use tweaking. Yeah, it’s that level of dreaming. Lately I’ve been seeing so many adorable little food trucks and vintage …

Three April Fools Things

Three April Fools Things

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I am such a baby when it comes to April Fools jokes. As in, I hands down, 100%, no exceptions, hate them. Here’s the thing. My birthday is April 1st, which for some reason plasters you with a big huge sign on your back that screams, “Please play all the April Fools jokes on me!” As a kid I couldn’t stand it. I had no concept of the fact that everyone plays jokes and pranks on April Fools Day, I just …

8 At-Home Date Night Ideas

8 At-Home Date Night Ideas

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[Printable movie night tickets from Dabbles & Babbles.]

Anyone getting really sick of winter? Picture me frantically waving both hands over my head and you get the picture of where I’m at with all of this winter mumbo jumbo. Just when we thought things were going to start to warm up around here, we got pummeled with another foot of snow yesterday and today the temperatures are sitting pretty well below zero. Needless to say, I’m officially not leaving the house …

An At Home Date Night

An At Home Date Night

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With winter still being entirely persistent in its attempts to freeze us all out, I find myself wanting to stay cozy at home more often than not. So an elegant and romantic at-home date night? That’s an idea I can get behind! Styled and photographed by the super talented Kelli of The Heirloom Blog (and Kelli Lyn Photography), this gorgeous date night is all about skipping those pricey restaurants in lieu of getting cozy at home without sacrificing any of …

Three Inspiring Studio Things

Three Inspiring Studio Things

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Since getting back from our few days out of town over the weekend, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the new home for The Sweetest Occasion and drumming up studio inspiration. Right now these three bright, white spaces are definitely speaking to me the most. I want a space that’s a blank canvas so I can easily transform it as need be for photo shoots and also switch things up on a whim when it comes to colors …

Three Pretty and Pink Things

Three Pretty and Pink Things

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I’m popping in rather late with today’s post – a little pretty and pink inspiration for your Wednesday afternoon. I spent the morning visiting my grandmother in the hospital where she’s still working to recover from the major surgery she underwent on Friday. She’s had a few complications so I wanted to take some time to just be there with her this morning. Luckily, things are really looking up today and I find myself incredibly grateful that she’s such a …

Remembering

Remembering

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It’s hard for me to fully grasp that today marks twelve years since that fateful day that changed so much for we Americans. I remember exactly where I was that morning, a freshman in college, barely two weeks into the semester, driving to campus in my old beat up Ford Escort. It was like any other day. But then, in an instant, it wasn’t. It was like no day we had ever known. Suddenly the world seemed to shift, permanently …

Get Inspired: 5 Sites I’m Currently Loving

Get Inspired: 5 Sites I’m Currently Loving

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Hey, friends! Sorry for the belated post today. I’m fresh home from a whirlwind business trip to Atlanta and am just settling in at my computer to get back in the groove. While on my flight back this morning I was thinking a lot about the great conversations that took place during this quick little trip and following the bunny trails of my mind as I do, it got me thinking about the sites and blogs that inspire me deeply …

A Spa Day with Mom

A Spa Day with Mom

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This post was sponsored by Skinny Cow. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on!

If you guys remember my ladies night last month, you may remember that Skinny Cow is challenging me to take on three missions this summer, all designed to encourage us ladies take a little us time amidst the hustle and bustle of the every day goings on. For my second mission, I got to take my mom on a …

12 Favorite DIY Projects

12 Favorite DIY Projects

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In preparation for a few new little tweaks to the site, I’ve been working on sifting through a bunch of old posts and couldn’t resist sharing a handful of favorite DIY projects from the archives. For the last few years my amazing team of contributors (Jenny, Chelsea, Alice, Kelly and Stephanie) and I have cranked out literally hundreds of DIY projects, which kind of amazes me to this day. I have big plans to continue bringing you the best DIY ideas …