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burger bash party inspiration

The Invite: "Burger Beer" Paperless Post invitation
The Set Up: DIY Burger balloons | RedNek Party Bucket | Barbeque Grill Condiment Set | Cotton Printed Napkins | Reusable "Paper" Dinner Plates | Striped Party Paper Cups
The Burgers: Sriracha-Mayo Burger | Hoisin Burgers | Loaded Chili Cheeseburgers | Bistro Burger | Chips 'n' Guac Burger
The Finale: Cheeseburger Cake | Cookie Fries

Nothing feels more like summer around our house than firing up the grill and chomping into a smoky burger under blue skies and sunshine. We’ll be sticking around town for the 4th of July this year, and I think a burger themed bash would be a fun twist on our usual run-of-the-mill barbecues! Trying out a whole bunch of different burger recipes with crazy toppings sounds like heaven to this pregnant lady’s ears. And you certainly don’t need to twist my arm for an excuse to make some of these whimsical balloons or this showstopper of a cake, although I don’t have high hopes that mine would come out quite as lovely…

*This post was written in collaboration with Paperless Post. Their invitations are a design lover’s dream, so be sure to check them out for your next par-tay!

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quirky kitchenware roundup

1. Nessie Ladle | 2. Help! Small Spoons Set | 3. Melting Mugs | 4. Nut Case | 5. Stars Cutting Board | 6. Go-To Dishes | 7. Cactus Oven Glove

Thank you for all the sweet comments on my recent baby news! This monumental life change is still sinking in for me, despite my growing baby bump, and your encouraging words have quelled some of my mama-to-be anxiety :-) I can’t wait to share some nursery tidbits (AKA a corner of our bedroom) once the place actually looks presentable in some shape or form. Now back to business!

I love inviting friends over for dinner because A) I like feeding people and B) It gives me an excuse to stock up on kitchenware – drool! (Is it weird to drool over this kind of stuff?) I dream of one day having a kitchen with endless cabinet space just to contain all the quirky glasses, serving platters, and cake stands that are forever catching my eye. And you bet your butt every single item in this round up would be on my shopping list. Those melting mugs are so cool, err hot – I want one in every color!

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gold foil DIY projects

Gold Foil Pillow from Design Love Fest | Gold Honey Bear Vase from A Beautiful Mess | DIY Gold Zig Zag Tray from Style Me Pretty | Gold Colorblocked Notebooks from Eat Sleep Cuddle

Playing around with gold foil seems a bit messy and complicated so I’ve always bypassed it when perusing the craft store, but these DIY projects have me doing a 180° – the gold sheen is so pretty, and I love the crackled textured look of the foil!

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Good luck red color

1. Silicone Lips iPhone 5S/5 Case | 2. Scallop Lace Top | 3. Royal Doulton Bright Colors Salad Plate | 4. Kate Spade Apple Bank | 5. Hearts Getaway Duffle Bag | 6. "Falling Fast" Top Shop Lipstick

Red is an extra lucky color today for my peoples, so I hope this post brings you a bit of good juju :-) Happy Chinese New Year, friends!

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happy colorful gifts

1. Sweet Treats Pineapple Box from Imm Living | 2. 'Burger with Gold Fillings' Embroidered Artwork from Flirting With Yellow | 3. Aelfie Saelfie Pillow from Nasty Gal | 4. Gummy Bear Magnets from Give Simple | 5. Eye Hide Box from Areaware | 6. Bugs shoe from Minna Parikka | 7. Confection Woven Basket from LEIF

The gray skies of winter always make me thirsty (is this how kids are saying it these days?) for all things bright and cheery. Here are some fun picks that’ll spice up your season with their off-the-chart colors!

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watercolor inspired design

1. Confetti Ipad Case from Britt Bass Turner | 2. Bonnard Business Card by Anagrama | 3. Neon Watercolor Tea Towels from Furbish Studio | 4. Sketchbook Ceramic Candle from ILLUME | 5. Belinda Marshall Watch from May28TH | 6. Neon Leather Pouch from Boo and Boo Factory | 7. Color Study No.9 Pillow by Emily Rickard via Society6

I’m not a very good artistic painter (my middle school art teacher might even use the word “terrible”), but that definitely doesn’t stop me from drooling over anything that’s covered in a bold pattern of vibrant colorful brushstrokes. My house would be a full blown modern museum if I brought home all the little abstract “masterpieces” I’ve admired over the years!

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