Monday, June 18, 2012

luxe circus sip and see baby shower

All photos by Canary Grey Photography, as seen on Kara's Party Ideas
Maddy at Somewhere Splendid recently created the most beautiful Luxe Circus Sip and See Baby Shower for her new baby girl, featured on Kara's Party Ideas, and she used my German glass glitter clothespins to hang her gorgeous letterpress designs (which she sells in her etsy shop). I'm dying over the gold animals, fringe and mylar, gold-dipped peonies, and overall mix of modern and vintage. Check out the entire feature here, and visit Kara's Party Ideas shop for many of the goodies pictured.

Floral design by Studio Fleurette
Vintage rentals, On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals

Baked goods by Maddy Hague at Somewhere Splendid; Candy by and

You can find these German glass glitter clothespins in my etsy shop :)
Styling, concept and invitations by Maddy Hague, Somewhere Splendid.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

sharon montrose and the animal print shop

Climbing Cubs
I don't have a little one...yet (unless you count our three crazy pups). But whether Baby Moulin is a boy or girl, I already know what prints will grace his/her walls: Sharon Montrose's photographs from The Animal Print Shop.

On the Wall, The Animal Print Shop
Baby Monkey Close-Up
Baby Giraffe No. 3, my personal favorite 
Who wouldn't want to stare at bear cubs on a rope swing, snuggling bunnies or knobby-kneed deer every day? Those who are afraid of cute overload - that's who.

And with her simple yet stunning images and clean backgrounds, you don't even need a baby to hang them in your home. Just make sure you have enough space to hang at least four - because it's hard to choose just one.

On the Wall, The Animal Print Shop
P.S. Through her photography, Sharon's team helps support organizations devoted to animal rescue, educational programs and nurturing wildlife. As a big animal rescue supporter myself, she seems to be after my own heart. Love this behind-the-scenes look.

Monday, June 4, 2012

homegrown music and arts festival

A view from the main stage. Food, fun, music and great company. 
I want to let you in on a little secret I discovered last weekend: the Homegrown Music and Arts Festival in Dallas. It was such a special experience and allowed Monsieur Moulin and me serious access to ah-maz-ing bands (15 of them, to be exact) that I never would have been so close to otherwise.

Ben Kweller is ridiculously talented. And so nice!
Oh, and I met Ben Kweller. Like met him - as in had a conversation and let him know how much his 2006 album meant to my husband and me. Ok, so Monsieur Moulin did most of the talking (I may or may not have been too starstruck), but it was seriously surreal. And to add to the wonder of the bands, the festival featured local artists, vendors and food (shout out, Rusty Taco).

Thoroughly enjoyed Strut's traveling boutique. Great prices, too.
Loved Houston's own Robert Ellis and can't get over his version of George Jones' The Grand Tour.
Livin' it up in the heart of Dallas with my hubby. 
At the end of the day, we met some really wonderful people, had a Shiner or two, sang and danced the night away and had a really unique experience in the Big D. Needless to say, we'll be back in 2013.