Brides: Get Organized!!

Okay, it's no secret that I love weddings... and even though mine is 4 years past, I've decided to start a new weekly Wedding Wednesdays (original, eh? ;) post to share something fun and wedding-related!!

This first one is appropriate since New Year's is almost here and it's the perfect time to organize any (and every!) area of your life. I just got the cutest little mini-binder from Russell & Hazel to keep me on track this year, and while I was browsing their site to see what other goodies they had to tempt me, I came across this AMAZING Wedding Organizer.

Seriously?! It's so cute - how could you not be inspired to get all your lovely wedding ideas in one place??




This Little Rug...

...would be right at home on my kitchen floor. :)
Never know what you'll find at Urban Outfitters. ;)

Check it out HERE.



A Lovely Christmas Print

I'm always excited to see what new item Chelsea of Oh My Deer Handmades posts in her Etsy shop... whether it's a gorgeous custom wedding invitation suite or a pretty little hair piece, everything she makes is a work of art!

When I checked in on her blog yesterday and saw this Dear Santa Print, I knew I had to have it! Alas, she is out of town until December 7th, but I'm ordering mine anyway & will put it up (hopefully) just in time for Santa to see before Christmas. :)

Happy December, Lovelies!! :)



Tree Time...

I love seeing how all the retailers decorate for the holidays - it always inspires me to try new things with our own decor, so I don't even mind when they start before Thanksgiving! ;)

Something feels so right about the mix of the chandelier and these cool trees (made of bark!) at my favorite little paper boutique in Seattle, Paper Delights...

Photo: Sally Honeycutt/Sea Studio (that's me! ;)

I'm so excited for Thanksgiving so that I can really kick off the holiday decor around here!



More Side 'Dos...

If last summer was all about the side braid, then this winter is all about the side chignon... I bookmarked this in a recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, but forgot to give it a try and was happy to come across the photos again on A Cup Of Jo...

Check out more photos and the how-to HERE.

I'll be trying this soon, although it won't be nearly as glamorous without that amazing red hair. :)



Cooling Down

I know it's still early November, but I'm craving a big mug of mulled wine and a stroll through a European Christmas Market like this one:

Photo: Wolf HD



Little Bouquets...

...for my mom's 50th birthday party!! By now you all know about my love for these adorable monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie, no? Well, imagine my delight when photographing one of our lovely couples' weddings a little while back and seeing them used to spell out "SWEETS" for their candy table! Love.

So... when it came time to celebrate my mom's 50th, we needed something super special, and we borrowed the idea for her party! I picked up local dahlias and some grapes at the store, and then gathered herbs and grapevines from our garden to fill it all out...

And just for fun, here are some of the other decorations...




Happy Halloween!!

Hope you all had a frightfully good time and ate copious quantities of sweets!! I know I did. ;)

We dressed Audrey up as Julia Child...

...really it was just a good excuse to buy her that adorable apron from Anthropologie. She and her cousin love Halloween, honest!! ;)

Photos by me. :) More on the Sea Studio blog.

Good night!


Glitter Makes Me Happy

Ever since my wallet was stolen a few weeks back, I've been tossing my credit cards, grocery store cards, cash, etc. into my purse and then digging around like a madwoman when it's time to pay for something. Not smart, especially since I'm supposed to be extra careful and aware of my personal belongings after all that hullabaloo (sp?)!!

So... in the spirit of sticking to my self-imposed, super-tight shopping budget, I was browsing good ol' Forever 21 and came across this adorable little number:

Cute, eh?! And for only $8.80, it'll keep my things organized until I can replace my beloved Cole Haan. :)

Off to get a new driver's license...



Bright & Beachy

I'm loving the new Lonny magazine, and just can't stop going back to the story about Lulu de Kwiatkowski's LA home. It's cheery and bright and has so many perfectly personal details that make it her own...

Images by Patrick Cline via Lonny

How cool is that huge underwater photo?? I'm definitely blowing up one of our favorite family photos to showcase like that! And I love the Monte Carlo pillow. Fun, fun.

Yearning for that beachside house right about now! ;)



End of Summer Fun...

Wow, I've been a bad, bad blogger... Maybe I have just a teensy bit too much on my plate at the moment, but I love being busy & I promise I'll be back in full force soon!

So, we spent what felt like the last day of summer (although it was really a lovely, 80-degree Eastern Washington fall day) at Jack Johnson's amazing show at the Gorge a couple of weekends ago... We packed a cooler with homemade sandwiches, some cookies, and a bottle of Framboise and enjoyed our lovely picnic when we arrived early to the show.

Once inside, we were told that Jack and G. Love would be performing a few pre-show songs at a tiny little stage off to the side - so, obviously, we made our way there and claimed our spots!! Needless to say, it was the perfect kick-off to a really fun night...

Um, yeah... we were this close! :)Enjoying the view on the way up to our AMAZING seats!
Our point & shoot rarely gets a focused shot, but I just had to include one of Jeff and I. :) Can you believe the view of the stage?!
Hope you are all having a lovely start to fall!!




Wrap it Up!

I'm always looking for pretty adornments for the packages we send out to clients, and I'm also feeling very excited about the holidays this year (perhaps having a 15-month-old helps!) so I was beyond pleased to find Angela Liguori's lovely creations!! The cotton twine will be on all of my goodies this year, and I'm adding the Italian cotton ribbon to my wish list, too!

Now that I've set up a special wrapping table in our garage (which is, ahem, too small to park any normal car...) I'm actually looking forward to playing Santa this year. :)

Images via Angela Liguori



We're Going To The Sea!!

To Jack Johnson's To The Sea Tour, that is. :) Jeff entered a contest to win side-of-stage tickets at the Gorge, and we WON!!! I can barely contain my excitement... we're packing a picnic for the road trip and heading to the sunny side of the mountains. If I get any decent photos, I'll be sure to share, but of course we can't take our pro cameras in with us, so we'll see what the little point-and-shoot comes up with. ;)

Enjoy your weekend!!



My Girl

I just had to share a couple of shots of my little chica in her camera shirt and sunglasses...

I adore her. :)



Dramatic Dressing

Apparently I'm a little more ready for fall than I thought I was... I'm already done whining about the change in weather - now I'm just excited for the excuse to wear my boots! :)

Just in time for shorter days & chilly weather, the latest lookbook from Leifsdottir is full of dark lace and deep-hued prints, and I'm completely smitten. Would love to get my hands on any of these gorgeous ensembles and channel my inner Penelope Cruz...

Images: Leifsdottir

Adios, for now! ;)





That's right, ya'll - I said "Capes!" and I meant it! ;)

I've seen a few out there this fall, and I must say I'm truly considering getting in on this little trend... I mean, what could be cozier??

Here's just one example from Anthropologie:

I, for one, would pair my cape with skinny jeans and pretty flats or my Frye boots...

Have you guys seen any cute capes yet? Would you rock one??

Do tell.



Notte Sento | An Italian Love Story

Anytime I need some inspiration, I watch this:

I fall in love with it a little more each time... :)

Here's a great article on the creation of the video (made with 4,500 still photos) by Daniele Napolitano.

Have a lovely weekend!



Ooh, la Lonny!!

As if I wasn't already obsessed enough with Lonny Magazine - now they've gone and made their site super adorable and easy to browse - oh, and there's a blog!! Yaaaaayy!!! You must, must, must go check it out... and in the meantime, I'll leave you with a couple of my favorite lovely bedrooms from their decorating pages! Such a treat to find this wonderful news in my inbox just before bed...

Images via Lonnymag.com

Sweet dreams!!




Hmm... "Cozifying" definitely isn't a real word, but you guys know what I mean, right?? I've been eyeing this "Nailhead Upholstered Head-board" for literally years now, and after coming across it yet again in the latest West Elm catalog, I'm still smitten... maybe one of these days I'll get to order one and make our headboard-less bed a heck of a lot cozier!! :)

Images: West Elm



I've Been Busy...

...working on this:

Image: Sally Honeycutt/Sea Studio (moi!)

So many lovely weddings lately... I'll be sure to share some of the many fabulous details from Katie & Brandon's big day here soon.

For now, please forgive my shortage of posting! It's our busy season, but I've got lots of fun stuff coming your way soon. :)




Inspired: Built-In Bookshelves

Fall seems to be here to stay, and I'm ready to cozy up by the fire with walls of books by my side...

We have a very unattractive fireplace & mantle in our living room, and I've been inspired by this Design Sponge article for awhile now - I'm thinking custom shelving could be the perfect solution!

Now it's just time to convince the husband. (Oh, and his name is Jeff... in the future, perhaps I'll refer to him by name, haha! ;)

Here are a few of my faves from the post, but there are many more fabulous ideas worth checking out!!

I know, these aren't built-in - but there are peonies!! I couldn't resist.
This next shot is my favorite...
Photos (Top to Bottom all via Design Sponge) - Malene Charles; Maarit Hohteri; Emily Gilbert

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