REINCARNATION: Gold Flatware

Through the process of registering for our wedding I have come to realize how many incredible options that are out there for flatware! I mean as I was looking at them all I could plan a dinner party in my head for each table setting. We chose a classic silverware place setting, The Monogrammed Hampstead from William Sonoma, we wanted something timeless. Though we chose something more traditional, a girl can always dream about crazy tablescapes! I have been seeing more and more pictures of gold flatware! This stuff is genius! Perfect for a funky dinner party out in your backyard, a bridal shower, every day life with funky and eclectic dishes, and it even goes with classic black and white! Here are some of my favorite home-spirations images for gold flatware and a few great options for your own table!

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Here are some great options for everyone!

Vera Wang Wedgewood Polished Gold (set of 5 pieces) for $80 from Macys

Vera Wang Wedgewood Polished Gold (set of 5 pieces) for $80 from Macys

Doma Flatware (set of 6 pieces) from Anthropologie for $98

Doma Flatware (set of 6 pieces) from Anthropologie for $98

For a more budget friendly option there is the Threshold 5 Piece Arkita place setting from Target for $19.99

For a more budget friendly option there is the Threshold 5 Piece Arkita place setting from Target for $19.99

Almoco Flatware set from Design Within Reach for $53 (it is also available in a beautiful copper, silver, or black)

Almoco Flatware set from Design Within Reach for $53 (it is also available in a beautiful copper, silver, or black)

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SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Be a Voice

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I love this quote. I feel like I start off so many sunday inspiration posts by saying that, but its just as simple as that. I know not everyone loves inspirational quotes as much as I do, but having a good thought or mantra to remind yourself of where you want to be, what you want to do, or quite simply to have fun is such a beautiful thing and this is just that kind of quote. This is a mantra. This is something I strive to do. Lately I feel like I have been doing a lot of echoing, and I want to change that. I feel like everyone has a unique view of the world, shaped by our experiences, our values, and our goals, but so often our voices are all the same. That voice has been shaped by pop culture, friends, family, or how we think we should be. I want to have a unique voice, a truth all my own. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to agree with anyone or I don’t believe things that others believe, I just want a unique expression. Sometimes I find it hard to embrace who I am or my individuality. This  quote is telling me to do exactly that. Be a voice, be who you are, and be okay with that. Don’t echo what others think or do just because you can, always stay true to yourself.

HOME-SPIRATION: Unique Vent Hoods

One of the last and final steps of our downstairs renovation is to finish up the tile backsplash in our kitchen and put up our new vent hood. We decided to get rid of our clunky microwave/vent hood combination and replace it with an update and GORGEOUS vent hood (Thank you David for this amazing idea!) Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for unique vent hoods. They really can create a whole new look for a kitchen.

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I love this all white kitchen and wooden vent hood!

I love this all white kitchen and wooden vent hood!

An amazing way to create more storage!

An amazing way to create more storage!

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Amazing statement in an outdoor kitchen!

Amazing statement in an outdoor kitchen!

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A great way to create another personalized space in your home!

A great way to create another personalized space in your home!

A mixture of modern and funk y with the white gold and wood!

A mixture of modern and funk y with the white gold and wood!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Fall Foliage Wedding

I think this post really just is my excuse to look at gorgeous fall scenes with gorgeous leaves changing. That is probably the one thing is the leaves changing (but I can’t complain because it finally feels like fall down here!) Leaves changing and this transition season really seems like a beautiful time to get married, and celebrate a new chapter in your life! The colors are gorgeous, the food is rich, and the scenery is beautiful, what more could a bride ask for? Here are some of my favorite fall foliage wedding inspiration images!

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HOLIDAY: Election Day Party Theme

Happy Election Day to all! I think everyone can agree that it is great to be an American and vote, and it is also great to throw a party. I have an amazing love for the ability to vote, one of my favorite moves is Ironed Jawed Angles (A MUST SEE for any woman! and now currently available on Netflix) This themed party is an amazing way to combine my love of celebrating and my love of voting! Here are some of my favorite election day themed party ideas…

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What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

What a fun idea for a presidential election year!

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Now this would have to be a Bi-Partisan Party theme.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

Streamers make the easiest party decorations.

A great gender reveal theme!

A great gender reveal theme!

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Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

Great little drink stirrers for a bipartisan election day party.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

A great birthday party theme for an aspiring politician.

Adorable political wedding invitations!

Adorable political wedding invitations!

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PRODUCT FEATURE: Kate Spade and GAP Kids Collaboration

I just love a good fashion collaboration and this one is just too cute to not be completely in love with! Kate Spade and GAP kids collaborated to create some of the CUTEST children’s clothing and accessories! Here are some of my favorites.

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The Girls Gift Bow Ballet Flat for $59.95 (also available in red! but the pink is definitely my favorite!)

The Girls Gift Bow Ballet Flat for $59.95 (also available in red! but the pink is definitely my favorite!)

These Hi5 Graphic Mittens are too cute for only $24.95

These Hi5 Graphic Mittens are too cute for only $24.95

Hello Adorable! This is the Ruffled Oxford shirt (ages 2-5yrs old) for $34.95

Hello Adorable! This is the Ruffled Oxford shirt (ages 2-5yrs old) for $34.95

I had to put a few boys items in here as well! Jack Spade Toddler Boys Graphic Tee for $29.95! Though this definitely could have been worn by me as a child!

I had to put a few boys items in here as well! Jack Spade Toddler Boys Graphic Tee for $29.95! Though this definitely could have been worn by me as a child!

LOVE! The Hotdog Scarf for $24.95!

LOVE! The Hotdog Scarf for $24.95!

SUNDAY INSPIRATION: Be Done With It

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I might have talked about this before, but I tend to have trouble letting go and being done with mistakes I make or bad days. I have noticed that the reel usually plays over and over in my head of what I could have done differently, and I tend to beat myself up about silly mistakes I have made. I have decided I really need to have a more positive and realistic voice in my head. Not all things are bad, and not every little mistake is worth beating yourself up about. David always tells me that the best way to deal with mistakes or blunders is to always learn something about yourself or what you can do differently next time, and then you can truly move on (he’s a smart man that one). I think that this quote is a beautiful way to live, to allow yourself to be human and make mistakes, love yourself for it, and then start each day new and fresh. This week I am going to try and give myself a clean slate every day, to learn but not dwell, and to speak to myself a little bit nicer.