#MuseMonday : White &…

BRIDESMAID : Can a bridesmaid wear white? Marianne dress, $480  |  DECOR : Not just for birthdays anymore White balloons via Martha Stewart Weddings

FAVOR : Square flower pots, set of 5, $15   |  FLORAL : Subtle and sophisticated White bouquet via Botanical Brouhaha

FAVOR : Easy and effortless favors Porcelain heart dishes, set of 10, $11  |  CAKE : Meyer lemon cake via Martha Stewart

DECOR : Eye-catching poms from Pom Love, $13  |  GIFT : A keepsake for everyday, I Do pillow in custom colors, $27

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Summertime Slumber

Last week was sweltering. I could barely keep the covers on even with the air conditioning on. This week I’ve finally been catching up on sleep with the cooler nights but I’m thinking about switching out my light comforter and duvet for a handsome quilt set.

It’s the perfect weight and color for summer sleep. Here are some of my top choices but I’m still trying to figure out which sets I’ll mix and match. And with the custom embroidery options, I might give one as a wedding gift this summer too. Which one’s your favorite?

Printed batik sham, $24.50

Green quilt, $84

Wedding rings sham, $24.50

Mosaic quilt, red check, $84

Solid color throw pillow, $20

Free Photo Frames: 40th and 50th Anniversary Giveaway

Yep, you read that right.  *The frame, shipping, everything – it’s all free!*

The owner of the company has celebrated some incredible and momentous milestones in his life. To share in all the excitement, we’re giving away your choice of beautiful commemorative frames. Choose from Glass or Enamel styles and 40th or 50th Anniversary. You probably know someone that’s celebrated these incredible moments, or maybe this is for yourself. Go ahead, treat yourself. There’s no purchase necessary and even shipping is free!

Click here and send us your name, address and which style and year you’re celebrating. Congratulations and enjoy!

Elegant silver stand with glass stand and enamel heart.

Classic silver frame with beautiful enamel.

What to Get the Husband for an Anniversary

In one week my husband and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary…and I have yet to get his gift. There are exactly three things that I know about our gift-giving rituals to be true.

1. We can never wait until the day of. I’m overly excitable and he knows it. For my birthday this year he pulled out the aquarium (I’d been wanting fish) and put the pair of earrings in a box, in the bottom of it. There was no water in yet, of course. I practically screamed when I walked into the room. Overly excitable, I told you.

2. We’re very practical. There was no use in trying to hide a five foot tall box, so his parents had to bring out the Dyson vacuum I’d been wanting. (Yes, you read that right). I am in love  with great design, industrial design, to be exact, and Dyson created incredibly functional and gorgeous products. Ours is aptly named “Mike Dyson.” Get it??

3. I’m pretty certain we were both born in the wrong era. He would’ve loved the heyday of the ’70s, the music, the vibe, the revolution. I would’ve loved living in the ’50s, or so I think. Who cares that I have to wear a Maidenform pointy bra or that I fetch the whiskey? There’s something really romantic about stepping into a scene of Mad Men with their exact designs and succinct roles – albeit sexist…Ok, maybe not.  That said, my husband has very classic tastes. I’ve narrowed it down to this short list of items to get him. What would you get your husband for your anniversary?

Left to right: You can’t go wrong with a frosty mug. Whether he’s a root beer or Belgian ale drinker, he’ll love this gift. Beer Mug (personalization options), $15 | My hubby’s a huge fan of this Canadian brewery. Potent and Belgian style, these are tasty beers for the connoisseur. Unibroue High Gravity Set, $10.99 | Keepin’ it old school, monogram or have them embroidered with his name. Men’s handkerchief (monogram options), $24