1. Prettiest of Instagram

    A summer picnic on my patio which I featured on insta and on my blog {here}.

    Today I wanted to share a glimpse of what has been most popular on my Instagram because some of these photos are just too pretty to miss. I love sharing snapshots of my #FHBehindScenes which are photos snapped on my iPhone “behind the scenes” while setting up or simply during a day in the life, and then edited on my phone in the apps Snapseed or Facetune. With the natural light in our home, the photos are often as pretty and bright as some of my professional shots {especially with a bit of enhancing!!}. In addition to the iPhone photos there are a few inspirational photos I thought you would love to browse, because if you are anything like me, a bight and airy decor photo gets me every time! Happy Monday!!

    I recently shared this beautiful brunch on my blog … can we talk about how pretty the ranunculus were for the shoot?! Here’s a shot of the props on my bar prior to shooting with the photographer.

    I don’t post other people’s photos often, but when I do it’s because I’m obsessed!! Here’s a photo I found from @JSHomeDesign. I always wanted a “mud room” or even a hallway for our shoes and jackets when we come in through the garage and I envision that it would look something like this!

    I am prepping for my Baby Shower Party next week {follow the hashtag #FHBabySprinkle to see set-up and then actual photos from the event – I can’t wait!!!!}. This week the party props have begun to arrive, from @Sugarfina candy boxes to champagne from @LeGrandCourtage. I can’t wait to share more of the decor from the party!

    In prepping for my Baby Shower, I have been browsing some of my favorite tablescapes with pops of gold, so of course this one came to mind! I am thinking to use these Oliver & Olivia plates but mix and match with white, baby blue, and pale pink napkins. Since we don’t know the sex of the baby I really want the table to go either way!!

    What a summer!! We are finally back home in Miami but I have to say that spending the month of July in Aspen was incredible. Everyday we biked or walked the most gorgeous paths, and of course I was obsessed when I passed beautiful homes like this. I love traveling and taking in the different types of decor and architecture.

    Since being back home I have splurged on fresh and beautiful blooms each week. The ranunculus and garden roses in particular have been stunning this season and I simply can’t get enough. I snapped this photo f my favorite BHLDN Mercury Vases on my dining table before shooting the other week and the photo just makes me smile. There’s really nothing better to me than fresh flowers!

    Another thing I am obsessed with are these magnum bottles of wine that were a gift from my uncle. They have actually become my favorite new decor item! Don’t they look great on my dining room buffet cabinet?! I love a gift that doubles in use! These are from Azur Wines and Lorenza Wines but many companies sell magnums if you call the brand directly!

    Last but certainly not least is one of my favorite shots… me and Reese in our matching Eberjey beach coverups earlier this summer! I can’t believe how much she has grown this summer {and how much my bump has grown! I am about to pop!!}. This was taken at 28 weeks and I am now 36!! While I love my job, my favorite job of all is being a mom to her and Brooks. I truly cannot believe I will be a mom of 3 in September!

    Looking forward to another busy week!

  2. Valentine’s Day Giveaway with Simon Pearce

    Happy Valentine’s Day Friends! I am so excited to share a fabulous giveaway with the beautiful brand Simon Pearce. Simon Pearce’s motto, “Everything we do is in service of creating a table to gather with the people we love. These moments of togetherness are what inspire us.” So I couldn’t think of a better Valentine’s Day gift for my beloved readers!! One of you will win a $500 credit to the website. To enter: Head to my Instagram, “like” the giveaway photo and tag 2 friends in the comment. Follow @SimonPearceInc on Instagram. The Giveaway runs February 14 – February 24, 2017. On the 24th…

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  3. Minted Family New Years Card

    Ok, so I wasn’t as organized as I hoped and totally missed the boat on Family Holiday Cards… BUT THERE WAS STILL HOPE!! As I shared in this post, Minted has amazing New Year’s cards that are beautiful and perfect for sending out NOW {especially with all of the family photos you captured over the Holidays!!}. I chose this design in a flat card, with double thick paper and white envelopes that have our return address printed on the back. Reasons why I love Minted: 1. Minted holiday cards are one of a kind because they are sourced from and support a global community of independent artists. 2. Their Luxe…

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  4. New Year’s Party Inspiration

    I am not sure how this year flew by so fast, I feel like I did so much and haven’t really had a chance to reflect and revisit my year in photos {which I guess is what happens when you are an entrepreneur, mother, wife… the list goes on}. Luckily though, today I had a brief moment when I did browse through photos from my latest party and I just so happened to find a few photos that never made it to the blog and ironically enough work perfectly as New Year’s party inspiration. A beautiful cheese and flower coffee table display, and an…

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  5. CVS Photo Book for the Holidays

    While I love the power of social media and sharing photos online, there is still something so special about printing photos and sharing them the old fashioned way. About 6 months ago I actually made a resolution todo a better job of printing and framing photos in our house because our 2 and 3 year olds love nothing more than running up to a photo and pointing out “that’s me and my grandma” or “that’s me when I was a baby.” So for the Holidays, I decided I would expand on that a bit and give the gift of photo albums…

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