April Inspiration

April is my favorite month! Not only do I love Easter, the beginning of spring, and for me, the school year wrapping up, but it’s also my birthday month! I feel quite lucky to have diamonds as a birthstone ;) I like to surround myself with my favorite things even more than usual in April, and here’s what I’ve rounded up to inspire me.

Wedding: This gorgeous wedding was like a breath of fresh spring air! The bridesmaids were dressed in the prettiest lilac, the bouquets were gorgeous, the paper products were divine, and the bride and groom…well, they looked like this and took pictures on a swing. What’s not to love? I’ll be looking back at this one all month as a reminder of how beauty and joy are equally important in a wedding. Picture by SheWanders Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Fashion: My style mantra for the month? Effortlessly ladylike. There’s nothing more fun than throwing on a swingy skirt on a warm spring day, and I’m determined to do just that as much as possible in the next few weeks. Blair Eadie is the perfect inspiration for girly outfits and flawless accessorizing (another element I’m working on!).Via Atlantic Pacific.

Interior design: I’m sure y’all have seen Dallas Shaw’s office floating around on Pinterest, but seriously, isn’t it flawless? From the gold folding screen, to the white furniture, to the perfectly placed details (I spy the same Rifle Paper Co. calendar that I have!), everything is so pretty and inspiring. Picture by Alison Conklin via Poppin.

Foodie: I went to visit my boyfriend over the weekend and learned something new about him–he makes the most insanely addicting banana cream pie. Surprise! Now that I’m back in Austin and craving that pie like crazy, I’d love to whip up a lighter version of the Southern staple, banana pudding. Via Southern Living.

Holiday: Okay, so my upcoming 22nd birthday is not really a holiday, but y’all are welcome to celebrate with me by enjoying some cupcakes or champagne on April 15th! It’ll make tax day much more fun, I promise :) Via Oh Happy Day.

What’s inspiring you this month?

Love,

Lisa

March Inspiration

Happy March 1! I can practically feel spring break getting closer. :) As you may remember, I’m starting out each month with a round-up of inspiration in all different categories. This is a really fun exercise for me, and it definitely helps me focus in on what I’m really drawn to at the moment, which in turn helps me dream up blog posts!  Without further ado, here’s what I’m inspired by for the upcoming month and the beginning of spring.

Wedding inspiration: Keeping it classic and understated, but full of style, for March! This Reem Acra dress is one of my new favorites, and I love how this bride paired it with a a bouquet that balances elegant (fluffy white peonies) and modern (succulents and untied stems). The look all put together? Pefection. Picture by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty.

Fashion inspiration: Is there a more wonderfully preppy color combination than navy blue and kelly green? I’m in love with all the navy-and-kelly striped shirts out there recently, but for now, this picture of the always-gorgeous Sarah Vickers is the perfect inspiration for taking a trend or color scheme and making it your own. Picture via Classy Girls Wear Pearls.

Interior design inspiration: One exciting event of February was signing an apartment lease for next year with some of my friends! We’ve been pinning like crazy, and have finally come up with a theme for our main living area. This is our inspiration picture, and the more I look at all of the details in it, the more I love it! Picture via House of Turquoise from House Beautiful.

Foodie inspiration: The arrival of spring always makes me crave cheery, lemon-flavored desserts. I don’t have much experience baking lemon things, but I’m determined to change that this month with these adorable Lemon Meringue Cupcakes. Pretty great styling too, isn’t it? :) Pictures/recipe via Jamie of My Baking Addiction.

Holiday inspiration: St. Patrick’s Day decor is almost always undeniably cheesy, so I love the idea of chic-ing it up. Burlap, baker’s twine, a few deep green accents, and maybe some green glass vases are just the ticket. A few four-leaf clovers can’t hurt either! Via Better Homes and Gardens.

What’s inspiring you for the month ahead?

Love,

Lisa

XOXO

Happy Valentine’s Day!

{Geronimo balloons: Hak Lonh via Oh Joy| Valentine’s day table for two: Samantha Cabrera via Style Me Pretty| Red peeptoes: Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty| Pink ombre cake: Call Me Cupcake}

Whether you’re spending the day with family, your best girl friends, or your valentine, take a moment today to cherish the love in your life. I’m thankful for all of the couples in love whose special moments I get to celebrate on this blog every day!

My Valentine’s Day is being pushed back to Friday when John gets here, but what are your plans? :)

Love,

Lisa

Love List

Happy Friday! I’ve been saving inspiration all week for one of my favorite holidays–yup, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorites! Technically, I won’t be celebrating till the 17th when my boyfriend comes to visit (yay!), but regardless, the more pink, chocolate, flowers, and love, the better, right? I took that to heart in collecting all this gorgeousness, and my favorite blogs definitely did not disappoint this week. Hope this love list gets you as excited for the 14th as I am!

{I can’t get enough of this perfect sparkly dress, contrasted with a soft, romantic bouquet. It’s perfect for this Valentine’s Day-themed engagement party shoot! By Mark Brooke Photographers via The Wedding Chicks}

{I think this is my dream Valentine’s Day–heart-shaped cranberry buttermilk pancakes with lots of syrup, coffee, fresh fruit, and flowers. Yes please! Via Camille Styles (check out the link for the pancake recipe too!)}

{Is there anything more romantic than a love letter? I told my boyfriend once in passing when we started dating that I could never marry someone who didn’t write me letters. Needless to say, I now have a box full! :) I love this ethereal, dreamy, love letter-inspired shoot on Green Wedding Shoes, by Brumley and Wells}

{Photo shoots with fantastic themes always catch my attention, and “rustic Italian Valentine’s Day inspiration” definitely qualifies. This shoot was done in Formazza, Italy by an incredible team of Italian vendors, and I am about ready to book a flight! Pictures by Studio Fotografando via The Wedding Chicks}

{Like any Southern girl, I’m a sucker for a gorgeous bridal portrait! This bridal shoot done in a poppy field is one of my all-time favorites for sure…don’t miss the whole feature, because every shot is stunning, and the details are gorgeous! By Easy Dreamer Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

{This DIY Valentine’s Day wedding shoot made me smile–how could you not, with the trail of pom-poms and quirky thumbprint guestbook (who else wants to do this with the house from Up as the picture?), as pictured, not to mention all the other sweet details in this shoot, like a ruffly cake and crochet hearts? Love it all! By Jessica May Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

Alright, y’all, let’s hear your Valentine’s Day plans! Anyone celebrating a little early this weekend? However you’re planning to celebrate the ones you love, I hope it’s wonderful!

Love,

Lisa

Love List

‘Tis the Friday before Christmas…are you ready? :) I put together an extra-long love list this week to squeeze in enough Christmas inspiration to last me till next year. Enjoy!

{A darling Christmas tree-finding engagement session by Sarah Hasstedt via Grey Likes Weddings}

{I’m all about unique receptions, but when it comes to ceremonies, there’s nothing like a church ceremony with traditional vows to get me teary-eyed. By Meredith Perdue via Southern Weddings}

{I love the gorgeous colors and interesting elements of this mountaintop Christmas elopement centerpiece. By Casie Zalud Photography via Green Wedding Shoes}

{Possibly the prettiest and most delicious looking cake I have ever seen! Bake from Scratch via Hostess with the Mostess}

{Am I the only one who has watched Elf, oh, four or five times this December? This Buddy the Elf-themed holiday brunch is adorable, and the details are amazing! Luna Photography via Pizzazerie}

{Another too-cute-for-words Christmas engagement session? Don’t mind if I do! Carol-Ann Photography via Style Me Pretty}

{Just as a wedding…and Christmas…should be. :) She Wanders Photography via Wedding Chicks}

Wishing you a weekend  full of love, joy, and the blessings of Christ’s birth.
Merry Christmas!!

Love,

Lisa