Friday, December 7th, 2018

HAND PAINTED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

 

I got such a wild hair to do a DIY when I saw these wood and ceramic slices at Michaels a few weeks ago! It was a really fun and different little craft-like project for me 🙂 Amidst the craziness of the holidays, wedding season and my own wedding planning I need a ‘break’ to do something just for fun.   I wasn’t sure if I would actually be able to find the time but I ended up hand painting 20 of them and almost sold out right away! There are only three left here on Etsy. but I couldn’t resist sharing some photos here.

I hope these inspire you to do your own little holiday DIY!

XO

 

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

MY GARDEN SOIREE SHOWER

My garden party bridal shower earlier this month was beautiful beyond words!  The time and details my three best friends put into throwing this blew me away. So many perfect elements that were all my favorite things, they know me so well.  The boho table set up with pillows and poufs was the perfect gathering place, I love that everyone ended up sitting in the grass, even our moms.  We chatted and toasted all evening long.  There was a “take away bouquet” flower bar for guests to make their own arrangements before leaving.  The cactus cake…insane.  Ashten & Cami made the cutest flower cookies.  The food from Zoe’s Kitchen was so good, so many great vegetarian options. I just had to make my own invitations and signs (of course) so even though I had a peek into some of the details I was still so surprised!  Above all, the groups of gals in attendance… I had friends fly in from several different states just for the weekend… I am forever grateful for these friendships and for all the ladies in my life who came out to celebrate from both near and far.  I find myself being overwhelmed with thanks so often during this time in our lives.  Hunter and I were low key about all of the plans but our friends aren’t really letting us be, ha, they are all so excited to celebrate us and it means the world.  

Thank you to Sarah, Cami, and Heather who went over and beyond my wildest garden party dreams. 

I will let the photos speak for themselves, scroll to the bottom for links to sources!

 

{ Wholesale florals thanks to Fifty Flowers // Full Color Napkins thanks to For Your Party // Personalized Stir Sticks thanks to For Your Party // Catering thanks to Zoes // Custom Backdrop thanks to Shindigz // Stationery: Shannon Kirsten // Rentals from The Reserve Vintage Rentals // Hair by Ali Pullen @ Acqua Aveda // Dress: ASOS Edition }

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

FALL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Fall has just breezed by like the rest of 2018 and I wanted to share some favorite moments before we dive right into Christmas!

This bat display on our mantle was so fun to have up all of October. It was a hit on Instagram and even Domino reposted it!

Almost everything was purchased at Michaels including the bats, these spiders and straw pumpkins…I loved the boho vibe of those and the fact that they are relevant for Thanksgiving as well.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice from Tellers was necessary on several occasions!

A little refresh on the other side of the living room

Mandatory pumpkin patch visit

We had a little family Halloween party, our neighborhood is a hot spot for trick or treating!

I took down our Halloween decor the next day because we did engagement photos around the house

We had some perfect gardening weather and starting working on our outdoor space 

Pre engagement pics (can’t wait to share when we get them back!)

Sun coast Food & Wine fest in Lakewood Ranch was super fun last weekend

Hope your fall season has been a blast as well! 

XO

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

GIRLS WEEKEND AT FOUR SEASONS ORLANDO

A few weekends ago my best gals treated me to an amazingggg weekend at the Four Seasons in Orlando.  It was the perfect way to celebrate (& relax) before my upcoming wedding.  I couldn’t resist making an invitation and came up with this fun/funny print to represent the weekend.  I had it printed on tote bags and Sarah helped me fill them with the cutest items…

 

Inside the bag: Kitty ears // heart sunglasses // custom SK tumbler c/o shindigz// custom Sk print on a coffee travel cup c/o shindigz// kitty eye mask // kitty face masks (these were hysterical!)/rose gold mask/ sephora coconut mask // Lila Rose and La Croix // ring pops and champagne bears by sugarfina // rx bars // custom SK designed chapstickc/o shindigz}

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Champagne, brunch, kitties, etc…all the important things…

The Four Seasons welcomed us with this beautiful spread of champagne and macarons!

I wore this fun Filly Boo dress from Free People (on sale now!), Rainbow Raye shoes from Revolve (also on sale now) & floral clutch I got in NYC at Anthropologie last month 🙂

Hanging out by the beautiful pool


They couldn’t resist embarrassing me in Anthropologie, posing with my products. Really though, I love how excited they get to see my illustrations in stores 🙂

Saturday we had brunch at Briar Patch in Winter Park and walked around the Farmers Market. Then we headed to Disney Springs for some shopping.

There was a Halloween trick or treating event which was pretty funny to people watch and see all the costumes. This police offer definitely chose the right group of girls to ask for a photo with lol

These two and their opposite styles! Ha. 

Cami’s look // Liz’s look

It was nice to just hang at the hotel since there is so much to do there.  We went to the rooftop bar, coffee shop and of course made use of the amazing spa!

The four seasons seriously went over and beyond.  Best service ever period.  They left the sweetest note and these Missoni mouse ears in the room for me!

Thank you Four Seasons + Sadie, Heather, Cami, Liz & Sarah for the best weekend! 

Until next time… 

XO

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

PUMPKIN LEAF PLACE CARDS + A PRINTABLE


I created these fun watercolor leaf tags as a printable! Whoo! I love Halloween / fall so much and have been experimenting with decor and crafts this year!  I think they would be perfect place cards for Halloween or even Thanksgiving.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to write directly on them or not so I used a black tag to write names.  You could write over the leaf or even on the back to keep it more simple.  I used twine to tie them on and wrapped extra around the stems to look like a pumpkin vine.

Download the printable here and be sure to tag me @shannonkirsten if you use them! 

XO

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