1. Blush Wedding Inspiration: Stylized Wedding Shoot Project

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    Right when I moved to Nashville I met Mary Huddleston the owner and founder of Please be Seated, a Luxury Event Rental Company. We immediately clicked lunching over party stories, decor concepts, and being mothers {our daughters are the same age}. So when she mentioned partnering for an upcoming photo shoot showcasing her new bars and ghost chairs to create the perfect feminine wedding vignette, I was excited to volunteer myself to style it!

    Debuting in the shoot where Please Be Seated’s new bar, the Vivian Bar Facade which is a gorgeous natural wood bar with a custom panel design {with white and grey trim} and her Casper Arm Chairs, white lucite armchairs {a sleek Philippe Starck design}. Right upon learning of the items, I immediately got to work creating an inspiration board with a endless blush and super girly details. This included a shimmery blush tablecloth, vintage china, cupcake stands {filled with pink and white cupcakes}, a drink dispenser filled with pink lemonade cocktails, and a bouquet composed of pink roses, carnations, and babys breath. The finished product was everything I dreamed it would be and more {and we even got a surprise visitor on set to make a cameo!}. Stay tuned Wednesday for the men’s side we styled, and Friday’s post which is a “shop the look” for you DIY brides!

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    Photos by Anna Rebecca

  2. Retail Me Not

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    The kids are officially back-to-school which means pick-ups, drop-offs, and after school activities have arrived! While short on time I decided I would try out Hello Fresh {a food delivery service} so I could at least cross the grocery store off my todo list! As I perused the different options for meals I wondered if there was a discount online somewhere for new customers. My friend recently told me about a site {and app} RetailMeNot.com where she goes for coupons and deals before shopping, so I checked it out, and what did I find? An AMAZING deal for new Hello Fresh customers, 3 Free Meals. Seriously?! I was so excited to add the code to my promotion box!!

    So then I started exploring the other brands {there are over 50,000 stores!!}. From Old Navy which you know I love for Reese {and of course she needs more back-to-school clothes}, to Neiman Marcus where I shop way too often for home decor items, to Target where I just shop regularly whether I need something or not. Also you can browse the “product deals” where you will find fun things like Raybans for $79 or $100 off an Ipad Mini! And a cool thing about the app is if you program in where you live and pick your favorite stores, a notification will pop up when you are ‘close by’ to let you know what promotions are going on!! Be sure to stop by RetailMeNot to easily save money when shopping online, I am having a bit too much fun taking advantage!

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    Thank you to Retail Me Not for sponsoring this post.

  3. Host a Fall Dinner Party: Harvest Inspired

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    Now that Fall has kicked off, I am excited to start creating an array of harvest-inspired tablescapes for my upcoming dinner parties. And, what I love most about these tabletops is that with all the fabulous Fall veggies in stores, you really don’t have to go crazy on flowers to create a beautiful centerpiece arrangement!

    For today’s post I partnered with Pier 1 to create the perfect Fall Tabletop and I was ecstatic because I have been eyeing their copper collection, like their Moscow Mule Mugs and matching pitcher for some time. {See my moscow mule recipe here.} They also have some the cutest décor pieces, like this chalkboard sign that reads “ Gather Family & Friends” – which is totally my motto because I am always about ‘the more the merrier’ come the holidays {this one I bought in-stores but they have a similar option online here}. I also thought that their Antique Scroll Dinner Plates meshed perfectly with the rustic vibe, while simultaneously dressing it up.

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    To create this table I really got busy with my DIY’s. Since moving into our house I have been having way too much fun spray-painting. So here I spray-painted magnolia leaves gold which I placed along-side a DIY hand-printed menu card and sprig of eucalyptus at each seat. I also spray-painted pinecones and mini pumpkins in white to ensure that the look was more ‘harvest’ than ‘Halloween’. The centerpiece of the table was an assortment of staggered candles and on either end of the table I stacked my Fall veggies on beds of gold magnolia leaves {on the front end even using a cake stand for added height!}. The last sweet detail was placing a sprig of rosemary in each napkin which I secured with a string of burlap. The green ties back to the pops of greenery in my squash and adds that fresh smell of Fall to the dinner table!

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    Come dinner time I always have the lights dimmed, candles lit, and the music playing. As the weather cools down and we head into Holiday time I am all about cozying up with the classics. Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, you name it. Then since moving to Nashville I have started embracing country, so as we wrap up dinner and head out to the porch to enjoy a few more drinks outside I transition to some of my country favorites.

    Tonight’s Spotify playlist includes {click below to play — um, how cool is that?!}

    Cheers to the perfect Fall meal!

    This post is brought to you by Pier 1 Imports.

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