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little things speakeasy

05.14.13

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The 1920s prohibition with its glitz, glamour, and secrecy has an undeniable lure. So when the PPC asked us to help them throw a speakeasy party we couldn’t say no.  With The Great Gatsby premier on the horizon, we had long strings of pearls and feather headdresses (along with thoughts of Leo) on the brain.

There are a lot of ways to tackle the Speakeasy theme.  We wanted to make sure ours was authentic and remained true to the illicit and covert nature of a speakeasy.  Generally held in a secret location, we decided to set ours in a library which we oh-so-cleverly named “The Library.”  Guests were mailed overdue library notices that served as their invitations along with a secret password that would get them through the gate.  Now how does one turn a backyard into a 1920’s bar?

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diy faux milk glass

04.19.13

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Milk glass is a great way to add a little bit of vintage charm to your home.  This diy is so easy and cheap that we couldn’t resist trying it  for ourselves (and the added bonus of making your own is that you can choose vases or bottles that you like).  All the more reason for us to keep buying spring flowers!

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the updated inspiration board

04.11.13

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As DIY bloggers, we understand how hard it is to organize all your inspirations and ideas.  Magazine clip outs, letters, newspaper articles, and sometimes just a swatch of color get hidden away in boxes or notebooks and are easily forgotten.  But like that sticky note on your refrigerator reminding you of your dentist appointment, things that inspire you deserve an equally significant spot in your line of sight.  We are constantly sticking things to mirrors, walls, or corkboards in our bedrooms, so when we were approached by the owner of Savoir Faire Catering to design an inspiration board for her office, we understood what she needed.  She wanted a way to display things like recipes, food presentation, table settings, and notes from her clients and we think we found the solution.

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easy easter baskets

03.29.13

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Today’s post is DIY mini Easter baskets for your friends. They are super easy to make and we filled them with yummy candies and personalized them by adding little gifts that each person would enjoy.  Instead of using the traditional baskets (what do you do with them after Easter?), we used egg cartons which are both compostable and recyclable.

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