Well aren't these just the cutest little earrings ever?!?! Etsy strikes again, and this time it's with a handmade company called KooKooCraft. The perfect accessory for adding a bit of texture and pattern to just about any outfit. I'd fill you in on which pair is my favorite, but I'm not sure I could choose! Have a great weekend, friends! xoxo
April 25, 2012
I'm on a serious display kick lately! Checking out window design, studio layouts, space styling, etc. is so fun, and there's SO much out there to see. Much more than I thought there'd be. Pinterest never fails at providing tons of inspiration and links to blogs and sites that I would have otherwise never been aware of...love that! All of the photos above were found there, along with about a dozen more. I'm still looking and looking and looking...and pinning.
April 23, 2012
April 20, 2012
Happy Friday, friends! Thought I'd share a bit of studio inspiration...seeing as how I'm officially in the market for a little before + after project. Sprout Studio has been perfectly hosted by my sister's children's shop and play space, Fiddlesticks, for the past three years. We've had SO much fun! However, with the closing of Neeley's business...that girl needs a break...I've been on the hunt for another spot. Exciting, but a little scary, too. I finally found one! So now I'm in DIY mode, searching out studio spaces and planning a serious trip north to IKEA. I'll be sure to keep you guys posted on the progress. Wish me luck...and have a great weekend!
April 19, 2012
April 18, 2012
The Black Fern 1948
Red Interior, Still on a Blue Table 1947
Tulips and Shellfish on a Black Background 1943
Throwing it back today! The ever fabulous Matisse has inspired me more than every lately. Can't get enough of his color combos, patterns, prints, and florals. Love.
April 17, 2012
coconut + strawberry cake
1000 layer cake
berry tart + caramel sauce
deep fried artichoke hearts
spring onion + pancetta frittata
I LOVE to cook, don't you?! Coming from a big Italian/Southern family, I guess I was destined to, but lately I've felt like toasting pop tarts, throwing frozen lasagnas into the oven, and serving up cereal. However...after looking through Sweet Paul's amazingly photographed eats on Pinterest, I think I'm back in the game. It's foodie inspiration to say the least. Enjoy!
April 16, 2012
Sharing a little design crush on this sunny Monday. Happened upon Amber Interiors over the weekend and fell head over heels. She mixes prints, embraces all kinds of art, and has a casual approach to her design that I love. Follow the link above to see more of her work, and check out Amber's blog as well. Hope you have an hour or so to spare, cause that's how long you'll be looking, and looking, and looking, and looking...
April 12, 2012
April 11, 2012
April 9, 2012
It's officially Spring Break at the Ballard house! So while my boys are busy riding bikes, watching movies, and inviting every neighbor kid to our yard for kickball, I'll be busy with mural projects, lots of canvas orders, and organizing all KINDS of goodies for an upcoming wedding. The photos below are from a wedding I helped with last year. Tying the knot seems to be so much more relaxed these days, with fun details and artsy touches. Event design is something that has happened for me by total accident, but I really love it! It certainly helps that I've had the honor of working with unbelievably sweet brides and their kind families. Looking forward to lots of fun parties in the next few months!
Taylor + Ryan's wedding program
A cute banner for the wedding processional.The banner in action...sweet.
A digital monogram displayed during the wedding ceremony.
Potty signs...we were determined to make the deluxe porta potties as cute as possible.
A snazzy banner hung behind the ice cream bar.
Little flavor flags...I think there were seven altogether.
Two thumbs up for Southern Comfort.
And the beautiful couple.
Contact me for event design info...I'd LOVE to help with your next party!