DIY Autumn Leaves Table Runner

I love fall, don’t you? It’s just the perfect season – the weather is crisp, you can pull out your favorite scarves again, and it’s time to ask your friends and family to share meals around your table. It’s Chelsea here, from Lovely Indeed, with a quick fall DIY that will make your next dinner gathering picture perfect. We’re bringing nature inside with a super-simple autumn leaf table runner!

All you’ll need is some spray adhesive, some fine glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in Copper, Smoky Quartz, and Florentine Gold), and some dried leaves, which you should be able to find in copious amounts underneath any tree!

It’s literally that easy! Top your runner with pumpkins and gourds for some autumnal extra credit – just be careful if you decide to use candles! Wouldn’t this runner be just perfect with a nice fall stew? Three cheers for fall! xoxo

{Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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A Romantic Beach Engagement Shoot

I love the ease and simplicity of this beautiful engagement photo shoot from Heather Scharf Photography. It may be just about perfect even. Just two people, a whole lot of love, the gorgeous waterfront and light that is just absolute perfection. It fills my heart with the hope and possibility that love brings. For even more of this gorgeous engagement shoot, including some super rad photos against the coolest graffiti, visit The Sweetest Occasion on facebook!

{Photos by Heather Scharf Photography.}

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A Breather

Hi, friends! A bit of a slow day around here as I’ve been feeling under the weather and spent most of the day cuddled up in bed. Luckily I have two of the cutest dogs in the universe to take care of me. I’ve had this Ben Harper song rolling around in my head all day and it seemed like the perfect little bit of inspiration for this rainy evening. There’s just nothing like the sweetness of love.

Don’t you get ahead of me
and I won’t leave you behind
If you get unhappy
Won’t you show me a sign

There’s no love like lost love
No pain like a broken heart
There’s no love like you and me
and no loss like us apart

Promises promise is
Only a word
and when softly spoken
Is never heard

And a heart
Is not a stone
And is fragile
When alone

By my side
By my side
Won’t you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won’t you be by my side

My care for you
Is from the ground up to the sky
It’s over under up above
Down below and to the side

No use in pretending
No use in saving face
My love is never ending
You are my saving grace

By my side
By my side
Won’t you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won’t you be by my side

– Ben Harper, By My Side
(Listen to it here.)

{Photo from Piccsy.}

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A Vintage Cool Little Rascals Birthday Party

I love this super sweet birthday party shared by the talented ladies of the newly launched Three Cheers Creative. They played off a vintage-inspired Little Rascals theme with pickle jars wrapped in kraft paper, a box car race on a kraft paper racetrack, cute little bow ties, gingham napkins and old school games and whoopee cushions. I love every last detail from the polka dot straws to the gumball machine to the dip-dyed flatware.

Vendors –
Event planning + decor: Three Cheers Creative / Handmade dresses, bowties, + napkins: Moni Rose / Photography: Emily Kuh Photography / Sweets + venue: Bloom Bake Shop

{Photos by Emily Kuh Photography.}

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Sweet Eats: Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Long time readers have heard me wax poetic about my love for pumpkin sweets and treats year after year and this year is no exception. I’ve been itching to get in the kitchen and make myself a mess with flour and sugar, and I think these pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies look just right for the task. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who can’t resist the combination of pumpkin and chocolate.

{Photo + recipe by Becka Robinson for Life As an Artispreneur.}

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