Party Palette: Lagoon + Cherry

When channeling the inspiration for today’s color palette, it was kind of all about bridging the gap between summer, fall and the holidays. Ok, weird, I know. But here in Upstate New York that’s kind of how the seasons go. One second it’s summer, then fall sort of flirts around for a few weeks (and by flirt, I mean last week it was in the mid 80s in October) and then suddenly you’re knee deep in snow, digging the winter coats out of the hall closet. So, with all of that said, this combination of greens and red paired with a splash of great plaid sort of feels exactly like the weather in Syracuse right now.

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{top. Robin Thom. left. House Beautiful. right. Ciara Richardson via Steph.}

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Pretty Thanksgiving Wares

Ok. It’s confession time. I’ve never actually hosted Thanksgiving dinner before, but I’ve got to tell you, it’s something I’m really looking forward to doing someday. (Maybe this year is the year?) Right now I’m feeling especially inspired by West Elm’s gorgeous Thanksgiving tableware, featuring modern design and rustic-inspired treasures that would make any holiday tabletop look incredibly special. I’m always a fan of West Elm’s seasonal decor and tableware, but this year they’ve really done it for me with these pretty gold dessert plates and platters. I may just need to call in an early favor with Santa to get a set of my very own.

{Photos from West Elm.}

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DIY Hand Painted Mug

I’m such a sucker for sweet little DIY ideas that add a little pretty to every day life. Right now, I’m crushing on this lovely hand painted mug. All you need is a steady hand, a little inspiration, a set of pretty porcelain mugs and inexpensive tubes of outliner paint. They’d make fabulous hostess and holiday gifts, too! Get the tutorial at Wit & Whistle.

{Photo + tutorial from Wit & Whistle.}

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A No. 40 Southern Picnic Birthday Bash

Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. (Mine was pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself.) To kick off the week, I’m loving this Southern picnic style 40th birthday party. It has everything you need for the perfect celebration – embarrassing childhood photos, great food, lots of games (think Twister and cornhole), and an abundance of light-hearted cheer. What more can you ask for? If this is what 40 looks like, it looks pretty fun to me!

{Photos from You + Me via Party Perfect.}

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Friday Link Love

Happy Friday, friends! I am cutting out a little early this week so I can spend the day continuing my adventures in unpacking, spending a bit of time with this lady, and preparing for weekend visitors. I’ve had a whirlwind of a week! I wrapped up the first part of a major holiday project (stay tuned for details in just a couple of weeks) and starting working on organizing my office space at the new house. Tomorrow we’ll kick off the weekend wandering around the farmer’s market (my favorite way to spend a Saturday morning) and there may or may not be some pumpkin picking in our future, too. What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have the chance to experience a little bit of fall magic. See you Monday! xoxo

We all know I love to camp.

Inspiration: an autumn picnic.

The find of the week: I need these!

This motivates me to tackle a weekend DIY project.

Basically the best holiday cards ever.

AB is at it again – these are brilliant!

Crushin’ on these cute cards.

I still really want a bike.

Loving these woven necklaces.

I need a Twelve by 2012 list.

Absolutely beautiful letterpress invitations.

Take your Halloween party to the next level.

{Photo by Nathan Legiehn.}

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