I’ve Got a Crush

On the 4th of July. There’s just so much goodness to be had. I’m currently crushing

On cozying up in cashmere knitwear and heading out on the dock,

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On classic Americana,

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On wearing red, white and blue – in a good way,

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On classy camping – {campfire baked brie anyone!}

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On a lovely display of patriotic pride,

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On lazy days of summer reading,

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On high-fiving Frenchies,

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On the dream of being ocean-bound,

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And on long weekends that end with a bang!

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Happy Fourth of July {and Canada Day} luvies!
*Mrs. E

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Bedazzle Me Baby

When it comes to necklaces, I say go big or go home. Oversized pieces are the perfect summertime accessory – they dress up any summer frock, tee or tank that you pull out of your closet.

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It looks like Lizzie Fortunato is my go-to gal for eye catching bright baubles.

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I love the interplay of the mixed materials, colors, odd shapes and various textures in her pieces. The combinations make them totally versatile – they’d pair perfectly with any color palette.

I think it’s official. An investment must be made.

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Wedding Wednesday {Simply Fabulous Flowers}

When planning a wedding you literally have thousands of choices to make. It can be completely overwhelming. But for all you brides out there things just got a little easier.

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Bundle four peonies together and call it your bouquet. Done and done! Ok, ok, I realize lots of people like lots of other kinds of flowers, but trust me. Make it easy on yourself. Pick one kind of flower. Bundle them up tight. Wrap a ribbon a around the bottom and check wedding bouquet off your list.

Now doesn’t that feel good?! {You can find a slightly more detailed bouquet making instructions here}

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Do you have wedding dilemmas that you just can’t solve? Are you paralyzed by the decision making? Don’t know where to begin? Or just need a shot of inspiration? Did you know that I now offer wedding design services?!

After 10 years as a professional event planner as part of my day job, I finally decided to marry {pun intended} my experience with my love of fabulous, unique, personal, style-savvy weddings. I am now accepting a limited number of wedding clients for fall 2011 and spring 2012. Email apt34blog {at} gmail {dot} com to find out more!