Category Archives: Seasons

bow tie wednesday / 37.

Summer will be here before we know it and although I dread the thought of pulling my hibernated winter white skin out for all to see, I imagine that these little bow tie bikinis by eva elz might be the perfect way to help me forget about my pasty white legs and remind me that summer is all about fun in the sun.

Would these not be the perfect wedding/honeymoon attire for those warm weather destinations?? LOVE these!

photo cred: {amourouse}

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{frolic!} flowers.

For years I’ve been dropping hints to my husband (okay, rather sending obnoxious emails to his inbox with expressions of “ooooohhhhh yes, please!” or “ohhhhhh me likey!”) in relation to things I find on the web that I not only want, but clearly NEED.

This year I sent not 1, but 3 emails to Adam’s inbox asking to attend a floral workshop in Portland for my birthday. After pretending that he’d forgotten to buy me a spot into the workshop, and after me nearly losing it on him after realizing it was sold out, he surprised me! I was going to the workshop…yippeee!

I attended the workshop this past Saturday and was SO SO happy I did! The workshop was held at the gorgeous antique spot that is Bernadette Breu in downtown Portland, and in the midst of playing with some uber gorgeous spring flowers (sweet pea, freesia, lilac, hyacinth, bruneria, anemone, muscari, myrtle and ranunculus to be exact), I made some new friends and got the chance to meet Chelsea Fuss. Chelsea is the creative genius behind {frolic!} and her blog is totally adorable – you should check it out!

It was so awesome to learn some neat tips and tricks from Chelsea with regards to floral design. I had NO clue for example that I should clean my cutting shears and vases with a drop of bleach before using them, as to prevent the growth of bacteria which harms the flowers…crazy!

I also walked away with an adorable vintage chalkboard (a cutie that might just might find its way onto my “friday find” series this week), some big wooden spools, and a bright red lantern that screamed “take me home!”

Not a bad way to spend a Saturday…no sir-ree bob!

photo cred: 1, 2 {moi iPhone} 3 {chelsea fuss} 4, 5 {moi iPhone} 6 {chelsea fuss}

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local happenings: the one event.

Spring is here, which for Seattle means a couple of things: gorgeous canary yellow dandelions, less rain (hallelujah!) and wedding events! Yipee!

As venues, weddings pros, and brides & grooms alike gear up for the approaching wedding season, many amazing events are happening all over the city. One of which is happening this week, right in my own neighborhood!

The One is a wedding and events showcase being held at Urban Light Studios in Greenwood this Thursday March 31st from 6-9pm. Urban Light Studios is this fantastically funky urban space bursting at the seams with quirky detailing, and the event promises to offer couples the opportunity to mingle with some amazing and talented wedding professionals including my new buddy McKenzie and Jodell from Bella Umbrella!

Come and check it! I’ll be there with my gal pals Mo and Teressa. Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP!

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board number 2: winter

It snowed in Seattle yesterday, and as I took my afternoon run through the largest snowflakes I’ve seen in quite some time, I couldn’t help reminiscing about my childhood as a kid back in Colorado…winter blizzards that kept us home from school; turning our flat driveway into a make believe ice skating rink, while using my Keds as skates; snow angels and bright red noses; big, BIG winter coats, sledding down the big hill behind my grammie and grandpa’s house; and snow clumps clinging to our doggies fur coats.

Winter is something that is not absent from the streets of Seattle, just, less “wintery” on most days I guess. This is my 4th winter in Seattle and although we get glimpses of snow and temperatures low enough to see your breath, I still find myself missing Colorado winters…big blustery winters.

So as I peer outside this morning, clinging to the last patches of snow on the grass of my neighbors lawn, I cant help but imagine wintery nuptials. So, as a means to keep my winter daydreaming at bay, I created an inspiration board of my ideal winter wedding wonderland.

Happy Wednesday!

*JB

photo credits:

row one: Laura Murray Photography Cori Cook Floral Design | Our Labor of Love | W + K Studio | Joshua Mullock Photography | Andrea Dozier Boutique Photography

row two: Ruffled | B & G Photography | West Elm | bow tie & bustle | Float Away Studios

row three: Carly Mitchell | Design Sponge | Sakura Photo

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