REAL WEDDING :: enchanting woodsy nuptials

al fresco dinner party wedding by Valley & Co. Photos by Jenny Jimenez {}

There’s perhaps nothing more rewarding once our job is done planning and designing weddings than sitting back with a big cup of coffee looking at the joyful images from the day. The memories. The smiles and laughter. The delicious food. Beautiful blooming flowers. Just total bliss. This was a favorite of ours from last year […]

IN THE KITCHEN :: mini pavlovas with raspberries

Mini Pavlovas with Raspberries and Cream

While we don’t typically make resolutions, we were eager this year to vow to try new things. One of them was baking pavlova. No, really! Meringues have long been a favorite dessert of ours, but baking them at home seemed to offer up great possibilities for dinner party dessert and the possibilities are endless! Pavlova […]

ENTERTAINING AT HOME :: winter holiday fun


Friends, we’ve nearly made it! We are so excited for Christmas and traditions, old and new. We recently shared our tree trimming winter party with Land of Nod along with easy tips to make your holiday bright. Have a wonderful holiday! Aleah’s mom {Ava’s grandma} made Ava these beautiful floating houses {inspired by a Land […]

MAKE IT :: seashell ornaments

Lovely Little Details

As we’re getting the last of our gifts made and purchased, cookies baked, photos with Santa, and trying to soak up the last of the Christmas magic, we’re so excited to have our friend Jacin, creative genius behind Lovely Little Details, sharing her tutorial for beautiful seashell ornaments. Perfect for dressing up your brown paper […]

HAPPY HOUR :: yuletide sparkler

yuletide cocktail

Friends, we’re really getting down there. 2014 is winding down and Christmas is around the corner. Then New Year’s Eve is around the bend. Gifts are being wrapped. Hugs given and friends well wished. Parties are in full swing. Our Yuletide Cocktail is a scrumptious libation that’s equally delicious as it is festive.  Photos and recipe: […]

MAKE IT :: holiday gift wrap ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas

‘Tis the season for decking the halls and dressing gifts. It’s our favorite time of the year! Each year when we set out to make and purchase gifts, we put equal thought into how we’ll wrap them so the recipient enjoys the presentation nearly as much as the gift itself. Here are some of our […]