Easter Tablescape

I saw this tablescape last year after Easter and saved it to share this year. I love the design, love the color scheme, love the simplicity and love that it isn’t necessarily specific to Easter. Oh I also love that Gwyneth Paltrow helped design it. I actually own similar plates and glassware from Anthropologie so I plan to recreate this look soon. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

Head on over to Remodelista for more pictures from the photo shoot!

DIY No-Sew Pacifier Clips

I made these pacifier clips after seeing them on Pinterest but there was not a tutorial so I thought I’d share how I made mine.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Suspender/Mitten Clips (I actually used Ironing Board Clips I found at Jo Ann’s because they were cheaper than buying multiple packages of individual suspender clips.)
  • Velcro tape
  • Glue gun/ glue sticks (or thread/ sewing machine)
  • 12-inch long ribbon (as many as you want for however many clips you want to make)
  • Optional: beads, lace, twine or anything else you want to use to dress up your clips.
First of all, I’m no seamstress. I don’t even know how to put the thread in a sewing machine, much less actually sew. I used hot glue for this project and they turned out fine. If you want to sew these, more power to you!
Instructions:
1. If you bought the Ironing Board Clips like I did, you will need to cut the elastic off of the clips. If you bought individual suspender clips, you can skip this step. 
2. String about an inch of your ribbon through the loop at the top of the suspender clip. Make sure the ribbon is facing the correct direction if it has a back side (the front of the ribbon will face the same direction as the front of the suspender clip).
3. Glue (or sew) your ribbon together to secure the suspender clip onto the ribbon.
4. Cut square pieces of velcro. Secure the velcro about one inch apart on the back side of the ribbon, on the opposite end of the ribbon from the suspender clip. This is where the pacifier will attach. Since the velcro is sticky it will remain secure but you can reinforce by sewing if you want. I did not reinforce with hot glue because it would have shown through many of the ribbons I had chosen.
If you want to attach a pacifier, it helps complete the presentation. For those babies that do not use a pacifier, these come in handy for attaching teething rings or toys too.
If you’re a mom, you know the suspender clip attaches to the baby’s outfit and the velcro is used to attach the pacifier but for those of you who did not know, there you go. My husband and brother saw these and thought they were garter belt clips. Yep. 
Another thought: these would be fun to make as a craft at a baby shower! These clips were obviously made for a baby girl but you can use the same tutorial to make baby boy pacifier clips and just use more masculine ribbon instead. Masculine ribbon sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it?
Side note: You’ll notice I did not use beads on these particular pacifier clips but depending on the ribbon you choose, the embellishment possibilities are endless. I made the tulle clip by stringing the tulle through the suspender clip three times and securing with hot glue. I then used twine to tie around the middle twice and a bow at the top.

The Perfect Blend Bridal Shower

This shower is very near and dear to my heart not only because the bride is a good friend of mine but also because the cookies I made for this shower were the very first dessert I ever baked in our new house!

My cousins Aubrey and Kendra were the creative geniuses behind the theme and decor for the shower. The theme was “The Perfect Blend” because the bride and groom are huge coffee lovers and thus the decor included everything from coffee filter garland to personalized coffee cup sleeves!

The invitation by none other than Three of course!


 
The gorgeous couple, Ashton and Daniel! They may look familiar to you from our Vintage Photo Shoot last year.
 
  

 
  
These Chocolate Espresso Cookies are the cookies I made in my kitchen. 🙂


The coffee theme carried over into the party favors which were chocolate covered coffee beans in burlap and jute bags!
The master hostesses, Kendra and Aubrey! Thank you for letting me share!

To view Aubrey’s post about the shower, visit Three’s blog here.