A Lake Arrowhead Engagement

I’m obsessed with spring and sunshine at the moment. I’m pretty sure there’s a good chance you are, too. So today this pretty engagement session shot in Lake Arrowhead, California by Stacey Ramsey just felt right. It’s woodsy and lovely and the light is so soft and pretty. Honestly, it makes me want to ditch the computer and go play outside where, even though it’s a touch chilly, the sun is shining bright. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Jessica and Jason are both drop dead gorgeous and that she’s wearing super cute shoes. You know about me and the super cute shoes. Many thanks for sharing, Stacey!

Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement

Lake Arrowhead Engagement

[Photos by Stacey Ramsey.]

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Favorites: Spring Garden Crafts

10 Favorite Spring Garden Crafts

Happy Earth Day, friends! As the weather here has continued to act out all sorts of crazy whims (as in one day last week it was 70 and then we got a dusting of snow over the weekend), I’ve been thinking more and more about wanting to fill the house and our little patio with things that are pretty, fresh and green. If I’m perfectly honest, I have a tendency to kill houseplants like it’s my job, but outdoor gardening and I seem to be much better matched. At any rate, I’m kind of hoping to remedy my houseplant woes and was thinking perhaps a pretty planter or two might help my cause.

From planters to succulent dish gardens to plant markers, there’s no better day than Earth Day to start thinking green. Click through for 10 favorite spring garden crafts!

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Color Palette: Rainier + Sunflower

Something about starting off every Monday morning with a fresh dose of pretty color just makes me happy. But this color palette? This one in particular makes me really happy. Like big-ol-grin-on-the-face happy. Inspired by the color of Rainier cherries, basil, kumquats and sunflowers, it’s seriously kind of dreamy. Especially now that the weather is finally starting to feel like spring around here! And why shouldn’t we all start Monday morning with a smile? I really seriously think we should. Because honestly, Monday’s get a bum rap, but they’re not always that bad. This little color palette is proof of that.

Rainier + Sunflower | The Sweetest Occasion

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[Photos, from top: Sprouted Kitchen | Taylor Lord via Ruffled | Dear Lizzy.]

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Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, friends! I want to take a quick moment to close out the week by recognizing how hard this week has been for our nation. Between the marathon tragedy, the current manhunt under way in the Boston area and the explosion in Texas, well, it’s just heartbreaking. My heart is aching for everyone affected and I am saddened that we are once again facing this kind of loss and grief. Is it just me or does it never seem to end? I was brought to tears watching the news more than once this week and I am just feeling stunned. So this weekend I am going to make sure to hold those I love a little closer and slow down a bit more to soak it all in. That is, after all, what it’s really all about. Sending you love and best wishes and hoping you and everyone you love are safe. xoxo

Painted Paper Flowers

[Photo by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day.]

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Sweet Eats: Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bites

We’re going to have a houseful this weekend and I have the overwhelming urge to get in the kitchen. I like spoiling my favorite trio of guys with our traditional homemade pizza nights and some kind of special treat that the little ones and I usually make together. Today I am eyeing these chocolate peanut butter snack bites from How Sweet It Is. Because, frankly, they look really delicious. And also, they’re no-bake and look super easy and kid-friendly for those little ones who like to help out in the kitchen. Plus, these particular boys are kind of crazy about all things that combine chocolate and peanut butter. (But then again, who isn’t?) So these yummy treats might just be the ticket this weekend. I suggest you make them, too.

[Photo + recipe from How Sweet It Is.]

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