Saturday, July 3, 2010

: : Anchors Aweigh : :

This past weekend the entire family travelled to the United States Naval Academy in beautiful Annapolis Maryland. Andrew was inducted as a 'Plebe' on Thursday. For the next six weeks he will be undergoing 'Plebe Summer', an intense physical preparation for the school year. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he begins this exciting new journey.

PS. We apologize for the absence, I (Lindsey) have been in sunny Ingleside Illinois working at a camp for people with special needs and have had little access to the internet. More to some soon...


Thursday, June 3, 2010

: : Crafts We Love : : Coffee Filter Roses

The Knot Michigan's newest issue came out just recently, so of course we had to pick it up for some Memorial Day reading! One of the weddings featured showed a beautiful bouquet of roses. At first glance, I never questioned their authenticity but upon closer investigation, we discovered that they were actually made with Coffee Filters! I was determined to investigate these coffee filter roses more closely and came upon this article from Martha Stewart. The article features crafter and coffee filter flower extraordinaire, Cassie Mae Chappell. My mom and I are quite intrigued by this new project and will update with how our trial goes...
~Lindsey & Lynne

Friday, May 28, 2010

: : Giveaway : : Moo Moo's & Tutu's Party Designs

Moo Moo's & Tutu's Party Designs is hosting a giveaway! Great things to win from The Vintage Pearl Blog. The Vintage Pearl specializes in hand stamped jewelry and gifts and their pieces are beautiful!

This is one of my favorites... 'i love you to the moon and back'

Check it out!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

: : Our Favorite Things : : LilaFrances Custom Wire Hangers

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon these adorable custom wire hangers on a photography blog. After Google-ing "Custom wire hangers" I was taken to LilaFrances shop on Etsy where I found these beautiful hangers that would make great gifts for Brides, Bridesmaids, Mothers of the Bride, etc. I'll be a bridesmaid in a wedding next summer...hhhmmm...


Monday, May 24, 2010

Andrew's Open House Part Two

Here are some more details from Andrew's open house...

We found these vintage paper straws from Bake It Pretty

We put together these sports themed centerpieces using piggy banks from Hobby Lobby and various 'Fluff'. We chose soccer and basketballs to represent the sports Andrew played throughout high school.

The banners were cut using a Cricut machine

Thats all for now

~Lynne and Lindsey

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Andrew's Open House Part One

Andrew, the youngest of the three children, graduated just a few hours ago. The open house we threw for him was this past Friday evening at the Port Huron Yacht Club just minutes from our house. We have been members of the Yacht Club for several years and we practically grew up there. Chelsea and I also had our open houses at the Yacht Club.

We knew that we had to put our blogging to good use when we decided to create a dessert table for Andrew's party. After months of investigation and preparation this is what we came up with...

The homemade carmel corn was a big hit! We hand made the take-home bags using plain brown paper bags and printing the school's mascot on a full sheet of white label paper and cutting them down to size.

We also made, from scratch, sugar cookies, brownies and peanut butter cookies.

These homemade 'Smores' were also a big hit! Simply marshmallows dipped in chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs.

More to come soon!

Enjoy the preview!



First of all, Welcome to our blog! We are new to blogging so bear with us as we work out the kinks...

Let us introduce ourselves:

I am Lindsey, a 21 year old student currently attending Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan. I am majoring in Therapeutic Recreation but have a passion for decorating, designing and anything pretty. I have inherited my perfectionism and attention to detail from my mom, Lynne, who will be blogging along side me. We work wonderfully together and feed off each others' creative insight. When I'm not planning something with my mom I enjoy listening to music, shopping and searching for new inspirational blogs.

My mom is Lynne, a 40 something Licensed Practical Nurse currently working with a local orthopedic surgeon. She was a (great) stay-at-home mom for twenty years before returning to work just last year. She was always the mom who brought the best dish to the school potluck and always had a special treat for my brother, sister and I after school. Our party planning days began when she put on teachers luncheons and other gatherings for the staff at our small catholic school.

Our family is completed by my dad, Steve, older sister, Chelsea and younger brother, Andrew. As a family, we enjoy sailing competitively and for pleasure, playing games and spending time with friends.

We are very excited to join the blogging world and to bring inspiration to others through our creative work.

And with that-the first post!