Wednesday, November 30, 2011

little details...

Little details of the wedding planning thing are definitely my favorite parts!! A few weeks ago I sent out some pretty cards & cake pops to my bridesmaids, flower girls, and ringbearers. Here are a few photos :-)

*Photos of the kiddos with the cake pops & the cake pops themselves were taken by Nikki- visit her blog HERE!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


my friends caitlin & chris got engaged on friday! i'm so happy for them! congrats c&c!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

gobble gobble!

Looking forward to a nice long weekend spent with family & friends. On the agenda is Thanksgiving dinner with Tristan's family (my first time!), loads of shopping with my mom & sister, picking out bridesmaids colors & fabric, ordering save the dates, helping a friend move (8 blocks away from me- YAY!!), a friend's goodbye party (MOVING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE FROM ME- wahhh), eating and dvr catching up!
The above photo is of a paper bouquet I made last night for a 25 year old with a recent lung transplant who can't have real flowers in her recovery room. I don't know her, she's a relative of a co-worker, but I am wishing her a speedy recovery! Her story is nothing short of amazing. She received the phone call saying there was a lung available for her to have on 11.11.11 at 11:11am. This story is a little reminder that health is the most important thing to be thankful for!
I have lots to be thankful for, this year especially!!!!
Instead of listing the big things, I'm going to take a minute to list the small thing that make a big difference…in no particular order…
I am thankful for…
*manicures (gel, specifically)
*herbal tea
*the color yellow
*taxi cabs
*pantone fans
What about you?
Happy Happy Happy Thanksgiving, to you and yours!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

volunteer day!

This weekend Tristan & I volunteered with Immigrant Movement International. We taught a Saturday morning art class to about 20 kids. It's a really great organization, and to my local crafty pals- they are always looking for volunteers. For more information about this organization click HERE!
We made yarn wreathes out of paper plates. Some made holiday decorations, some made every day decorations. Overall, they all seemed to love it and the project worked well with all ages! We had a great time, and hope to do it again sometime. I'm lucky to be able to volunteer AND to have a fiance that likes to, too!
Here are some photos…

For this project cut out the center of a paper plate, leaving you with a ring.
Choose yarn colors and tie a knot of your first around the plate and wrap around and around around.
(or as explained to 4 year olds- over the top and through the whole *with great enthusiasm*)
To change colors, just tie the next color to the yarn that's already been wrapped.
When done, decorate with anything you'd like!
We used felt shapes, feathers, glitter glue and buttons.
Tie on a yarn loop to hang.

Friday, November 11, 2011


well, i'm not gonna lie. the iphone has made me go from walking around with my camera to, um, not. i'm still shooting photos non stop, but they're all on my phone. i SWORE this would never happen to me. one month later, here i am. anyway...this is my favorite time of the year! so i thought i'd share a few snaps i took walking around the city last night!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Goin' to the chapel.... a little update!

It's been awhile since I posted anything wedding related, and I'm here to say I'm probably not going to until after the event! It's taking EVERYTHING IN ME not to share every little detail along the way, butttt I need to leave some surprises.
I will say that our date is October 6, 2012 and we're getting married on the beach in New Jersey!!!!!!! The photo above is, weather permitting, where we will actually have the ceremony.
(notice how I say beach in NJ, not Jersey Shore- thanks to Snooki)
My friend Nikki is an amazing photographer, and she's going to take some photos of us for Save the Dates. I will definitely be posting those. Check out her work HERE!
Right now I'm working on some handmade details for the event that I'm really excited about. Being crafty is a blessing AND a curse because my first reaction to everrrrything is I WANNA MAKE THAT. You crafty peeps out there know what I'm talkin' about.
So here are a few photo sneak peeks- instagram style…more to come in like a year haha!

If there's any wedding related blogs/shops/items/etc out there you think I should see PLEASE send links!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

under the tuscan collage!

When I was a junior in college I was in a painting class and asked my professor if I could do something besides paint for my project. He asked what I wanted to do, and I said, collage. His answer was, "WELL OF COURSE you can do collage margot, you're not a painter. You're a collage artist. Your brain works like a collage artist." My professor was the amazing Bob Dacey- click HERE to see some of his work. Until this point I had not done collage, I had tried pretty much everything but. I ended up making a portrait of a locksmith, complete with 3D keys and all. I don't have it or an image of it anywhere handy, and I'd probably gag if I saw it because my style has changed A LOT but the point is, you never know what you're going to like until you try!
Which brings me to a few months ago when my sister-and-brother-in-law-to-be asked me to do some sort of Tuscany related painting on a canvas they had.
So naturally, I collaged!
Here are some photos of the piece in progress, the last one is the final product.
The photo is a photoshop'd enlarged version of a photo they took on their recent trip to Italy.

It now hangs in their bedroom, so they literally lay under the Tuscan collage!