Lisa's Wedding Part 2 - MORE PICTURES!!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what better way to share the love but by sharing more pics from our daughter Lisa’s special day. There is certainly nothing more joyous than celebrating love, don’t you think?! Our other daughter, Rachel is knee deep in the middle of planning her own wedding right now, so we will soon have another celebration to share!
xoxo

photos by Kelsea Holder Photography

photos by Kelsea Holder Photography

Tea Party

My lovely friend Julia had a tea party for some of her closest girlfriends, and it was so fun it inspired me to gather some favorite recipes that are perfect for throwing your own tea party, brunch or even bridal shower. Enjoy!

These undeviled eggs aren’t just tasty but so pretty as well! Recipe + photo via:  Spoon Fork Bacon

These undeviled eggs aren’t just tasty but so pretty as well!
Recipe + photo via: Spoon Fork Bacon

Mini avocado toasts?… yes please!! Recipe + photo via:   The Kitchy Kitchen

Mini avocado toasts?… yes please!!
Recipe + photo via: The Kitchy Kitchen

Savory Scones with gruyere and prosciutto Recipe + photo via:   Kitchen Confidante

Savory Scones with gruyere and prosciutto
Recipe + photo via: Kitchen Confidante

Sweet, simple and pretty of course. Flower pressed butter cookies Recipe + photo via:  Spoon Fork Bacon

Sweet, simple and pretty of course. Flower pressed butter cookies
Recipe + photo via: Spoon Fork Bacon

Paper Flowers

So my husband Danny is in the process of remodeling our New York apartment, and I’ve been trying to think of ways to decorate and put my personal touch on it so it has a home away from home feeling. Typically one of my tried and true ways to make a house feel cheery is lots of fresh flowers and plants… however since our primary residence is in California, having fresh flowers and plants survive in our NY apartment without someone there all of the time is probably slim to none. So I had this idea to start making crepe paper flowers to decorate the apartment with, still cheery and no need to water!

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I first started by finding a how-to video on YouTube, then I kept finding other videos on other types of paper flowers and basically couldn’t stop! It’s pretty much my newest obsession, to say the least. Now I’m making them for all of the rooms in my California house as well. I really love how they make a room feel instantly happy and sunny, even when its cold and rainy outside, its sort of the perfect winter craft.

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Here are just a “few” of the paper flowers I have been making, enjoy!
~Dena