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FOR THE LOVE OF FLOWERS

FOR THE LOVE OF FLOWERS
Talk about FLOWER POWER. I’m a sucker for all things floral and I absolutely love how an artfully styled arrangement can transform your tablescape. We all know how expensive floral arrangements can be, and given that I find it necessary to incorporate flowers into my weekly décor, I had to start arranging them myself.

 

My love for florals inspired me to take a class with the QUEEN, Holly Chapple, who taught me the essentials that I needed to make a balanced and romantic arrangement.  And, I recently had the opportunity to put my amateur skills to the test in designing the centerpieces for a bridal shower. Let me just say that they turned out to be total SHOWSTOPPERS. Humble brag.

 

Flowers bring me joy and symbolize LOVE. We could all do better in spreading a little more love and happiness. The world could use it. So, build yourself, friend or someone random a beautiful Fall bouquet this weekend and follow my tips below. :)
  
Jefferson Lane Tips:

 

·        1. Trim your beauties (on a slant). I typically cut at least 1” off of each stem to ensure that the flowers suck up the water they need to survive.
2. In creating the arrangements, you will need green floral foam or coated chicken wire. Both mediums create stability for your centerpiece. When using green floral foam, make sure to pre-soak the foam beforehand.
3. Start with greenery, then layer in your statement flowers (personal favorite: David Austin garden roses). Don’t be afraid to mix colors and textures. Contrast can make for the most unique and beautiful arrangements. 


 


 


 

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The Gallery Wall Trend

The Gallery Wall Trend

I've always wanted to create a gallery wall, but the actual process of putting it together was intimidating. I always felt overwhelmed by the idea of committing to an arrangement because it meant that I wasn't allowed to change my mind or put 100 holes in the wall. Anyway, I finally did it! And, I'm kind of proud of myself for taking my time and sitting on the idea for a couple of days. Gallery... Continue reading

Stitch & B$tch




Stitching and b$tching - a new obsession of mine. Sewing is making a comeback, but in a different way and with a different demographic, Generation Y. The traditional "Home Sweet Home" cross-stitch pattern that was once hanging in your mother's kitchen isn't all that popular anymore. Instead, "Home of where the Fart is" and pop culture references that better resonate with Generation Y are the... Continue reading

Wedding Details: The Hunt is Over

Wedding Details: The Hunt is Over


I officially got my MRS degree on June 3, 2017 when I married the love of my life, Tyler Hunt. It was the most perfect day and the weather couldn't have been any better! Now that the dust has settled, I have finally found time to look through all of the amazing wedding photos captured by the ever-so talented Camille Catherine. She did such a spectacular job and I'm so excited to share some of my... Continue reading

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Perfect Dessert

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Perfect Dessert
Well HELLO world! It has been far too long since I last gave you a good DIY idea or recipe. :) Now that all of my crazy wedding planning is over, I am so ready to attack some new DIY projects and work on some amazing collaborations. There are some great ideas/events in the works!!

As the daughter of a career Marine Corps officer, I'm quite patriotic. So, given that the Fourth of July is this weekend, I wanted to share a fun dessert recipe that I love and that is both quick and budget-friendly (under $20).

The festive trifle that I made is always a crowd pleaser, as it's light and refreshing after a long day of barbecuing and boozing. You don't have to be a baker to make this, I'm for sure not, which is why I cheated and bought Cool Whip and pre-made Angel food cake. Enjoy the deliciousness. :)

P.S. There are so many other tasty and patriotic desserts out there. Make it your goal to just try something. I find that doing something yourself, regardless of whether you're making a dessert or craft, is always rewarding. You got this!
Ingredients:
1/3 cup of sugar
1 Angel food cake
1 pint of strawberries
1 pint of blueberries
1 large container of whipped cream (Cool Whip)

Get to It:
- Wash and cut your strawberries. In a large bowl, combine sugar and your sliced strawberries. Stir and place in the fridge for approximately 2 hours. You will notice that a syrup will begin to form.
- Cube or tear little pieces of the Angel food cake.
- In your trifle bowl, add a layer of strawberries, angel food cake, blueberries and whipped cream. Repeat the layers until you are content.




Picture Details:
The "Take One" oyster sign is soooo easy to make. Get the details on how I bleached and recycled my oysters from this old blog post.
Flag Napkins - Pottery Barn
Colander - Anthropologie (old)
Trifle Dish - Bed Bath & Beyond 


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Bridal Shower Details


Wow! It has been forever since I last posted! Life has kept me busy, from wedding planning to my full-time job. 2017 has already been such a crazy year! I promise that once I get back from my honeymoon the DIY projects will make a comeback! In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the beautiful details from my bridal shower that my mom and lovely aunt threw for me a couple of weeks ago. From the...
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Shibori Lover




I recently discovered Shibori and I'm literally DYEing over the results! Aren't you???! Shibori is a Japanese dying technique that involves the folding, twisting and binding of fabrics to create intricate patterns and designs. Basically, it's fancy tie dye. I'M IN LOVE! The best part about this DIY is that it is surprisingly simple and there are an infinite number of patterns that you can create.... Continue reading