Friday, August 11th, 2017

DIY HERB GARDEN

Can I even call this a DIY?! It was so easy and I’m not sure why we didn’t section of an herb garden sooner.  We’ve had some of these guys in pots around the yard for a year and I often used the rosemary and basil to cook.  Now that they are in the ground they are so happy! Scroll through to see some photos from the day we made this and planted everything – cue *helpful* curious puppy…

Supplies Needed: 

Pressure Treated 1″ x 6″ x 8′ Wood

Brass Corner Brackets

Impact Drill 

Circular Saw (you could get them cut at Home Depot instead)

Herbs (we purchased from Home Depot and have rosemary, basil, dill, sage, spearmint, oregano, and peppers) 

Mix of Topsoil & Organic Garden Soil (topsoil is cheaper and the other is nutrient rich to get them started so we mix)

Side note: We plan to add chicken wire around the wood this week as a little bunny has snacked on the dill since these photos were taken. It’s literally completely gone now. lol. So if you have critters you might want to keep them out! 

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

BRIGHT SAVE THE DATES FOR A DOMINICAN WEDDING

A recent save the date for a destination wedding in Punta Cana.  Loved the idea to create the shape of the island with bright tropical florals to set the vibe for a weekend of fun in the sun. 

Painted using gouache 

XO

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

GREEN & WHITE SEA ISLAND WEDDING

I’m finally getting around to photographing some of my favorite suites from the past several months.  I’ve been hoarding photos but really there have just been a ton and it isn’t always easy to keep up on blogging even though it’s one of my favorite things to do.  I’m forever striving for balance, I’ll find it one day. 

This stationery turned out to be a big project between multiple pieces for the formal suite and day of paper.   We kept things very classic and formal with whites and grey but added touches of greenery for a pop of color and to reflect all the white florals and greens that would be used on the day of.  We started with a crest for the save the dates and changed out some of the wording for the formal pieces.  A simple map indicated the grounds where the different events would be held.  We made menus and used them as place cards, which I loved and have since done again for a couple clients (we print the menu then hand paint each guests name).  Same with the table numbers, printed border to match the invitation and I hand painted each number.  I loved the simple floral print envelope liner and sticker with the crest design to close the envelope, so many cute details! All of this was created with gouache watercolor. 

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

BUNGALOW UPDATES: SMALL CHANGE BIG IMPACT

When I’m not painting lately you can find me planning / dreaming some bungalow updates and doing a bit of re-decorating.  One of my resolutions this year was to put more love into my house and turn it into the coziest bungalow of my dreams. I’ve felt a need to really refresh this space lately… To make it a comfortable, relaxing, and happy place to come home to after long days in the studio. Working on some bigger projects and starting a new instagram to document has been such a fun outlet for me.  Even though I get to be creative for a living, I still need an outlet that allows me to be creative without the pressure of ‘work’.  Hence how @bungalowbohemia has come into play.  

Today I’m sharing my love for fun, funky hardware.  I believe it’s a very small change that has a great impact! Whether you change out switch plates, add knobs to an old piece of furniture, hang hooks…it’s a way to add extra interest to a room without changing or spending too much.  I feel like window hardware is a big one. I was using super cheap, plastic rods but had these great curtains I really love (so much so that I just bought a second set for the dining room, ha).  They weren’t truly shining on the old white ones.  I love that these wood and brass rods have a presence and make the window feel complete. It’s weird how obsessed I am with them! 🙂 

source: west elm // curtains: urban outfitters

Here’s the before photo (wish I would’ve taken a few more but you get the gist)…

I also switched the pictures, plant hangers, and scored this amazing rattan chair at a local thrift shop for $20.  I went back for the couch a week later and thank God it was still there! More on that soon. 

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Monday, July 17th, 2017

PUERTO RICO IN COLORFUL PHOTOS

Finally had a chance to go through and organize all of our photos from Puerto Rico this past Spring!  We were there to shoot a friends wedding (which I’ll be sharing soon) but had a few days to explore the wonderful streets of Old San Juan. We took a day trip to El Yunque Rainforest for a beautiful hike.  We stayed at Hotel El Convento which was absolutely amazing. Hunter and I both agreed we would love to come back for a longer stay in the future.  

Enjoy PR through my eyes…streets full of color, plants, and CATS. All of my favorite things! 

XO

 

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