joy in link form

what I’m doing/reading/enjoying elsewhere on the internet…

  • Emily Henderson is one of the contestants on HGTV’s Design Star, and I love reading her blog for behind-the-scenes commentary about each episode. Her writing voice is also so friendly and funny–you will love reading it.
  • The only way to have a truly offbeat wedding is to do what you like. Because if you’re keeping up or rebelling someone else’s status vision, you’re wasting your time and resources.” Ariel (of Offbeat Bride fame)’s take on being an offbeat consumer.

  • Anyone else ever dye their hair Cotton Candy Pink? I did right before our family photos when I was fourteen–my mom probably wasn’t pleased but she wisely brushed it off. Reading The Story Behind Manic Panic brought back lots of Cotton Candy Pink memories!
  • Alice’s favorite song

what are you into these days?
xo

p.s. giveaway tomorrow!

Comment View All

  • Trish

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and have loved every single post. Your button and flower bouquets are fabulous and you have an amazing family. I just wanted to say thank you for the link of “20 things I wish I’d known at 20″. I just turned 20 yesterday and while I’ve learned a few of those, it’s really a great list and I can’t wait to share it with my friends. Also, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your thoughts and talent with us in this online world. I wish you the best of luck with CAMP and all of your future endeavors. Hopefully someday I’ll get to order a bouquet from you!

  • http://www.geekdetails.com Amanda @geekdetails

    I heart cotton candy pink hair. Mine is currently purple but it’s also been all sorts of different shades of pink. I heart it. The manic panic story was an interesting read too.

    Currently in to making small details pop in my house. Painted and rewired a chandelier, made a bright pink bulletin board etc.

    And as always, Alice is freaking adorable!

  • shelby

    it was not cotton candy pink or my whole head but i did have magenta highlights on 2 separate occasions.

  • http://www.redmittens.com Megan’s Mom

    I don’t like the pink hair because you have the most beautiful hair color! Natural highlights, thick, and perfect.
    Pink?
    Not so much.

  • LuckyGirlAmy

    Lately I have been into…
    making galettes with yummy ripe, fragrant summer fruit esp. farmstand peaches & juicy blueberries…

    Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project” & the blogs accompanying it: http://www.happiness-project.com/ & http://www.happinessprojecttoolbox.com/

    staying caught up on the mundane activities by doing a little each day so I may enjoy the moments that matter with abandon & no worries…

    learning to make my own jewelry…I love the necklace you’re wearing in the photograph on the boat!

    have a beautiful blessed day…

    • http://princesslasertron.com Princess Lasertron

      I want to make a galette! Martha Stewart always makes a pear one on her show that looks really good.

      xo

  • http://circlesareforever.etsy.com kim*

    i never did my hair all pink but i did add high lights here and there. im not one to go full force with the brighties i am more of really dark and then here and there.

    oh whichgoose is deciding on her blog if she wants to or not.

    babytron is getting more and more adorable you are a blessed mama.

Letter to Alice no. 32

As I look back over the letters I’ve written you in the past, I feel like there’s a theme of reassurance, joy, and calm in the gifts you give me as your mother. You seem to always make my life easier exactly when I need it most. My heart is always yours, and it will always be yours, in every world, in every life, in every drawing you make, in every dream you have.

Hello Holiday is hiring an intern.

Hello Holiday is hiring a college marketing intern and we're doing interviews this week and next week.

Progress report: A muted jewel tone bouquet

I've got the thread pile and pincushions back out on my lap and I've got a bazillion movies queued up on Netflix, and that can only mean one thing--I'm back in the saddle doing some more bridal bouquets! Here are some flowers I finished tonight that shows the first phase finished. Next come the buttons, choosing the perfect color and shape for each flower to compliment the bride's vision for the color and tone of the bouquet. After that, each flower gets stemmed and arranged, and then I start working on filler flowers and leaves which are added last. The colors used in these flowers might seem kind of all-over-the-place, but once the buttons are added and they're arranged together, it will look very cohesive.

New for March: My favorites!

It's that time of year when we're starting to get a lot of new things into the shop, but this season is even more exciting to me because so many of our designers are brand new to us as well. I'm noticing a theme throughout my favorite picks--lots of words and messages. I generally think it's good to let your clothes speak for themselves, that they don't need to speak for you, but a playful message here and there (especially one of our enamel lapel pins on a conservative business suit?) can be memorable in a good way.

sent from the phone of megan hunt

1. A skull and crossbones drawn by Alice. "It means 'Pirate.'" 2. Before dinner with Rebecca Forsyth at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, my favorite restaurant ever. Maybe we'd had a few by that point. I think Rebecca looks so gorgeous here! A true living doll.
View All