Feeling really blessed today. Life is ever busy and evolving and although I struggle to keep up sometimes I have the utmost support from those that surround me, including you – for this I am most thankful and appreciative. So much is on the horizon for impressed inc in 2015, a wedding (he proposed in October!), a site redesign, a small stationery line, all good things I can’t not wait to share with you! Thank you for inspiring me to be creative. Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday. Xx Jaclyn
Whether you are heading to or hosting a barbecue this fourth of July, here are some simple red, white and blue treats to please the party-goers with.
Star spangled fruit salad. Cut watermelon into star shapes and add blueberries.
Add raspberries and blueberries to your ice trays to create colorful cubes.
Red, white and Blue Popsicles. Recipe from theviewfromgreatisland.com
Purchase cute cups, cones or wraps to serve up some berries.
all images and more ideas on Pinterest
Aside from paper garlands loving the flower garlands in event decor! These beautiful and fresh delights add so much beauty to the details.
Why not make the first thing guests see a lovely living banner of fresh florals.
I have the perfect vintage wooden ladder to create this lovely tiered arrangement, this plus a welcome banner would make a great entrance at an outdoor affair / wedding.
This duo of small florals on the bride and groom’s chairs is super lovely and sweet.
Bright and bold roses contrast these wood and iron chairs nicely.
Obsessed with this garland centerpiece! This and a few votives will leave your guest swooning for the meal to come!
Small and pretty … string a few multi-colored carnations together.
Simple greens are stunning in long strides as ties to a curtain.
All images via pinterest
I am loving all the new trends in garland making; springy, shiny and sophisticated …
Confetti Systems are spectacular. These woman created something totally unique and awesome. $130, 12ft
I am kind of obsessed with this DIY coffee filter garland. So pretty. By B1TS see instructions.
Lace flag garland, perfect for any bridal luncheon or spring party. BHLDN, $26, 6ft
Stringy streamers in the same color, different hues. southernweddings.com
Spring flower garland, love the playfulness the patterns add. lillesyster, $120, 22ft, etsy
I have blogged this idea before, but I continue to receive great results and highly recommend it. When gifting from a bridal registry kitchen items and cookbooks, I love to gift the couple recipe cards. I include personalized ones for the couple to fill out as they learn to cook together and a few favorite recipes that I feel they would enjoy. Get family or co-workers involved for a great group gift. I printed the below on bordered stock from Paper Presentation, however a few of my favorites from other stationers are here and here.