WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Cinco de Mayo Wedding

We all know I love any excuse to celebrate a holiday, and Cinco de Mayo is coming up! We will be having fresh margaritas and homemade salsa in the Stephenson household, that is for sure! I love all the colors and festive decorations for Cinco de Mayo and thought what beautiful wedding colors and decorations these would be. Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for a Cinco de Mayo wedding!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

I love this! This is my tablescape inspiration for a future Cinco de Mayo fiesta dinner party!

I love this! This is my tablescape inspiration for a future Cinco de Mayo fiesta dinner party!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Adorable flower girl!

Adorable flower girl!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE!

LOVE!

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HOME-SPIRATION: Wooden Headboards

David and I have a gorgeous upholstered headboard that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. It is comfy and cozy and really fits in our space well, but I really do love the idea of a wooden headboard. I also think that a wooden headboard, or any type of headboard, is a quick and simple way to pull together any bedroom. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for wooden headboards.

These are my absolute favorite! and what this whole post was inspired by!

These are my absolute favorite! and what this whole post was inspired by!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Simple and easy room divider made in to a gorgeous headboard.

Simple and easy room divider made in to a gorgeous headboard.

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Insane.

Insane.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Rustic and unbelievable. I have no idea where you would go about finding a bed like this!

Rustic and unbelievable. I have no idea where you would go about finding a bed like this!

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TOURIST STYLE: Cincinnati Food Finds

Today is the day that David and I officially move from Cincinnati to Dallas for good! Of course I will miss my huge family that lives in Cincinnati, but I think second to them I will miss all the wonderful food Cincinnati has to offer! Of course we will miss the usual, Skyline and Montgomery Inn, but these are some of our favorite food finds of Cincinnati. If you have not been to these place you must check them out!

MARX’S BAGELS

This has been a favorite of mine since childhood and I have dragged David there twice in one week before! I always get a tuna melt, on a bialy, with swiss! This place is an amazing place, with amazing food, and an owner who is as crazy and hilarious as ever. Trust me, you get lunch and a show.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

BREW RIVER

This is a great little place David and I stumbled upon one little date night. Its this small little place with a great little patio. They give you amazing beer flights and the food is INCREDIBLE. We also hear they have an amazing brunch, so we will be back soon to try it!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

STRONG’S PIZZA

This has been our pizza staple for the past four months! Its a small joint in Newport, KY that has amazing pizza and salads. Our favorite is The Hot Drunk Hawaiian: vodka sauce, prosciutto, jalapeños, and pineapple!

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Their original pizza is The Margherita. One of the best I have ever had!

Their original pizza is The Margherita. One of the best I have ever had!

 

BLUE ASH CHILI 

I know I said I wouldn’t mention Cincinnati classics, but you can’t escape four months in Cincinnati without some Cincinnati style chili. We love skyline, but this place is also one of our favorites! Plus we love anything that is Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives approved! If you ever go there, you really need to consider getting their amazing 6-way (topped with deep friend jalapeño bottle caps!)

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

We will miss you Cincinnati! But we will be back soon and we’ll be hungry!

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Today is Your Day!

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I think this quote is so fitting for this time in my life. I am officially a college graduate. I have a huge, exciting new mountain to climb and I can not wait to get started! I really don’t want to forget this feeling, the feeling of having so many great things to do, see, and experience. I want to remember this because no matter where I go in life I will always have more amazing things to do and see. You don’t have to have a huge momentous occasion in life to start something new, to find a new mountain. I really think this is something I’ll want to remember years down the road. Today is always your day!

 

 

HAPPY HOUR: Celebration Cocktail

Today is a huge day, a day that has been 5 years in the making! I am officially graduating from the University of Cincinnati and could not be more excited to start this next chapter of my life! So this celebration cocktail is in honor of all the celebrating I will be doing today! Enjoy!

THE CELEBRATION COCKTAIL.

THE CELEBRATION COCKTAIL.

 

INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ oz GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir
½ oz ST-GERMAIN liqueur
½ oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Pomegranate juice
¾ oz Prosecco

PREPARATION:

Combine the first four ingredients in a shaker.

Shake vigorously and strain into the flute glass.

Top with the prosecco and present with a fresh black cherry.

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Fashion Decor

Tonight is a big night for the fashion program at the University of Cincinnati, our annual DAAPworks Fashion Show, sponsored by Macy’s! Tonight will be a great night to celebrate our accomplishments, beautiful collections, and toast to our  pending graduation. Adding a little bit of fashion in to your decor is perfect for your personal office, bathroom, and any other personal space. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of spaces that are elevated by a little fashion inspiration.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Who doesn't have a few of their favorite magazine covers laying around? This is perfect wall art!

Who doesn’t have a few of their favorite magazine covers laying around? This is perfect wall art!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 


WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Loaded Trunk

I spend so much time (some might even say too much time) looking for new home decor websites with stylish items, quality products, and great deals. I found Loaded Trunk.com when I was shopping around the web for my REINCARNATION: Tribal Print Rugs post.

This website sells everything from rugs to wall art from all around the world. The website is based on items found while traveling and the concept of fair trade. If you want to learn more check out their amazing video and ABOUT ME page on their website. This means that most of their items are in limited quantities (this means don’t wait if you love something on their site) so you’re truly getting a unique piece for your home! Here are some of my favorite items they have right now…

This is the amazing Bolga Market Basket made in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. They sell for $42 a piece.

This is the amazing Bolga Market Basket made in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana. They sell for $42 a piece.

I love this Senegal Green Laundry Hamper for $139. I am obsessed with this for a guest bathroom or powder room!

I love this Senegal Green Laundry Hamper for $139. I am obsessed with this for a guest bathroom or powder room!

I love this adorable copper soap dish or small serving dish (perfect for nuts or candies!) It sells for only $14

I love this adorable copper soap dish or small serving dish (perfect for nuts or candies!) It sells for only $14

I also love these Granada Oval Trays with wooden handles perfect for entertaining! Varying sizes have varying prices.

I also love these Granada Oval Trays with wooden handles perfect for entertaining! Varying sizes have varying prices.

Or these Hand Painted Ceramic Bowls from Turkey for only $25

Or these Hand Painted Ceramic Bowls from Turkey for only $25