Tuesday, December 21, 2010


there is nothing quite like coming home for christmas.
after 18 hours on the road from oregon and going through all kinds of crazy weather.
we made it last night.
and it feels so good.

i find that family is what really makes it feel like christmas...what do you think?
(aren't these christmas decorations amazing??? they were my grandparents and now they are mine!!!)
(my mom is totally cute and made mr. hersh a stocking that looks just like mine from when i was four years old!)

gosh i seriously love this season so much! what are you doing for christmas????

p.s. my posting may be a lacking a little this next week simply because we are down here with family for the holidays! but hopefully i'll be sharing my project with deb soon! we are so excited about how it turned out ;-)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

DIY: christmas invites!

sorry i've been m.i.a. is anyone else going a little nuts getting ready for the holidays?
not only do i have bunches of presents to finish putting together/wrapping but we are heading south to be with the families in just 5 days!!! yikes.

anyway...in the midst of all of this madness i got to help out with some christmas party invitations for the mister's work.
if you are planning a christmas or new years party they are simple, pretty and festive.
what you'll need:

1. fun christmas fabrics (found at joann's on sale for 1.99/yd)
2. fabric glue
3. card stock
4. yarn
5. a printer
6. paper cutter

the steps are easy:
-pick a font that you like
-print the invites on the card stock
-cut them with the paper cutter
-glue them to the fabric with the fabric glue
and your done!

i was hoping to stitch them with my sewing machine but it malfunctioned. i think it would add a lovely touch if you had the time and a proper sewing machine!

i owe you a wedding photo! i'll have that tomorrow
and soon i'll be sharing photos from the photo shoot deb and i did

Monday, December 13, 2010

monday delights: sneak peak.

this weekend debbie and i finally got to put together our project
and we cannot wait to share it with all of you

for now, on this delightful monday though, all i have is a little sneak peak for you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

wedding photo wednesday.

happy happy wednesday! half-way thru the week ;-)

Monday, December 6, 2010

monday delights: hanukkah edition.

this morning i woke up to find this video posted on my husband's facebook
by a good friend

it made my monday much brighter
i hope you enjoy it
(what's even better is we went to a hanukkah/latke party last night)

Friday, December 3, 2010

announcement 2.

i'd like to introduce you all to the laceandlikes etsy shop!

yes! i am so excited about this new addition to my little business! there are only a few things listed in it right now, including the doily runners i made for my wedding, but in the next month it will be filled with all kinds of handmade and vintage/found goodies.
i'll also be using it to sell things i make from weddings i do as well.
so keep an eye out, you just might find a lovely vintage vase, some yarn wrapped bottles, pom-poms galore, or a doily runner to add some grandma-esque amazingness to your table!!
i'm also totally available for custom orders in my shop
and am happy to come up with an awesome wedding creation with you via convo on etsy or email and turn it into a reality!

have a wonderful weekend and i'll continue to be posting new additions to the shop so keep checking back!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

wedding photo wednesday.

via (tecpetaja)
oh hello super poofy dress

thank you mister for helping me carry it around all day that day. you are the best.
love you

tomorrow: announcement!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

thanksgivin' tuesday.

i know its almost december and i know thanksgiving was last week...
but i still wanted to share some photos of our thanksgiving table/evening

not only was it our first thanksgiving married and only our second being together in the 4 years we've been dating, but it was our first year hosting it. we were both beyond excited.
hense the mister's anxiety about the perfect turkey and me about my tablescape creations. i used a lot of the plates i collected for the wedding as well as the plates.

it went great for the most part except for the fact that our 23 lb turkey took a bit longer than we thought ;-) duh.
here are some photos of the joyous event

tomorrow: more wedding snapshots

monday delights 6.

goodness. this last week has been nuts.

what with being sick, working, hosting thanksgiving and getting snowed upon.
we've also had guests the last three weekends which has been so fun and we were so grateful to see our beautiful friends and family, but i have to admit, it is nice to have the house to ourselves again and just be little marrieds. ;-)
today we are getting to spend the whole day together, which is a nice start to the week
but most of you out there have started your work week and so i have another edition of monday delights to help kick it off:

we started christmas a little early this weekend!

crazy for this colorful pom pom wedding

amy is making some crafty cute christmasy projects

somebody please buy me this furry snood

or this scarf. swoon.

finally, have you seen katie's adorable hand-sewn ornaments?? must.purchase.now.

hope these fun treats from around the web brighten your monday!
tomorrow: i'll be sharing our thanksgiving tablescape and tales of our first thanksgiving as married hosts!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

wedding photo...thursday.

goodness, yesterday was nuts what with prepping for thanksgiving,
friends stopping by that were in town and working,
but today i shall make up for yesterday and share a wedding photo or two
plus a bonus thanksgiving post a little later!

photos taken at our wedding of just some of the people i'm so thankful for

tomorrow: thanksgiving DIY projects/arrangements/table! happy day..sorry its so late

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DIY: yarn bottles.

over the weekend i worked, hung out with the mister watching anthony bourdain no reservations (he loves it) and worked on these little yarn bottles.

they are a project i'm working on for my wintery tablescape collaboration with Debbie and i am so excited to share them with you!
wrapping yarn around these clear lambrusco bottles i recently polished off was time-consuming but so worth it in the end:

i started at the top of the bottle and worked my way down. first i tied a knot around the top then wrapped the rest of the yarn around the hanging string from the knot.

for the best results pull the string semi-tightly when you wrap it. don't wrap it so tight that it bunches up (especially for thinner string) but just enough so that is stays in place.
finally when i got to the bottom of the bottle i used fabric glue to bind the end of the string to the rest of the wrapped string.

so far i've finished a cranberry one and two cream colored ones. i'm thinking about using them for my thanksgiving table as well!
i'll be working on some more projects for thanksgiving/our tablescape throughout the week and i can't wait to share them with you all ;-)

tomorrow-another wedding photo or two!

Monday, November 22, 2010

monday delights 5.

christmas shopping edition!!!!!!

did you hear about this!?!?! 50% off on black friday at selected UO locations!??! if only i lived close to one. dangit (please go for my sake!!!)

super cute bowtie for your summer groom
lovely vintage button rings for your sisters/nieces/best friend (i gave some like these to my bridesmaids in vintage celluloid ring boxes like this)

anthro ornaments are amazing and would make killer stocking stuffers
everyone loves a good moustache
for the little one. or these.
i could browse the internet all day doing christmas shopping, especially since there aren't many shopping options here in bend.
how is your shopping going? mine is moving...slowly. i really need to get on it! it's december next week!!!!!! what? nuts.

tomorrow i'll be sharing some cozy DIY projects i've been working on for my wintery scene creation with Debbie of Bridalhood! good luck shopping!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

wedding photo wednesday.

first of all...sorry for the lack of posting the last few days (my mama-in-law was in town and we were all having adventures around oregon)
i owe you all a killer edition of monday delights next week to make up for it
i suppose i'll have to start researching for it ASAP-maybe i'll do a christmas present-ideas edition
for now i hope another wedding photo wednesday will suffice!
this one is for sure up there in my favorites, from what i can tell is our photog's favorite and my husband's favorite.

hope you're having a beautiful day! its supposed to snow here the next few days!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

riley and kimberly:engagement.

these two are too cute for words.
let me introduce you to the bride and groom i am currently working with, riley and kimberly.

they did their engagement shoot in pasadena, ca. and incorporated all of their own props.
these two have awesome style and such creativity. we are working on what is sure to be a phenomenal DIY wedding for next fall in colorado. can't wait to show you all how this one turns out!

have a lovely holiday weekend. see you on monday!


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