Art Feature: Parima Creative Studios


I Love discovering new original artist that have a great aesthetic and simple but pretty look and feel. I tend to gravitate to whimsy, pretty, somewhat abstract art with bold colors and patterns.

So of course I fell in love with Parima Studios’ creations when I first spotted them on Instagram.

I first spotted Patricia Vargas’ awesomeness when I spotted her flamingo print in someones IG post.  I instantly became hooked when I saw all her other creations. The best part is that you don’t need to break the bank for these original prints. They would add a great degree of classiness and POP to any gallery wall, desktop, or living space. Take a peek and snag your favorites!!

Her Inspirational Quote prints are great as well (above) as are her free desktop calendar downloads. I get mine every month! Here is the one for August

Keep up the great work Patricia

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*All photos images are property of Partricia Vargas of Parima Creative Studios



Friday Grab Bag

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Our first Grab Bag Series! We have so many things to share  so why not just lay it all out there!? We collect all this awesomeness and eye candy while scouring the internet and making our way through our reader articles…. SO. MUCH. STUFF! No sense in keeping you waiting. Hopefully you like this new installment and come back to visit for our next GBS. We plan to do this grab bag series every few fridays.

Refreshed and Lovely

{Kate spade’s tumblr & pasteled}

Its been a bit quiet in our camp the past couple weeks. I just started a new job and for the past weeks Ive been straddling two jobs because while going though my last few weeks, Ive also been working and training for my new job…so that lead to loooong days.

With everything settled down and back to having “one” regular job, I can finally get back to having a life….and getting back to refreshing my blog.

Ive been wanting to refresh the blog for a couple weeks now and just open all the windows, letting all the air and light in. Weddings are definitely one of my loves…but I really want to shine the light on other things I love.

So be prepared to see a little more variety here on the blog, not just wedding related posts, but on a plethora of subjects. You’ll start seeing more Interior styling and home making (I like to call “domesticating”) , and fashion; my favorite style icons, outfits, online stores, and who knows what else. Why the mix up? I feel like all these aspects reflect on my personality and my style and my inspirations which intern inspire my weddings and ideas….which i hope inspire you!!

I love the above image. It is so refreshing and glamorous!!

Flower alternatives: Flores del sol

stumbled upon this beautiful blog flores del sol…ugh so lovely! and very inspiration worthy. Check out her creations using dried moss and plants. It is such a different look. Apparently she has an etsy shop but it is on hiatus for while. I think these would make good alternatives to centerpieces and they will definitely be total eye catchers!!
She has other lovely inspirations using succulents and other materials like feathers, reeds, etc. My Favs are the yellow pom pom reeds.

Etsy Registry: Lace Porcelain Bowl

Can someone please start an Etsy Wedding Registry?! I mean…really!! I think it would be in people’s best interest.
I would definitely put one of these lovely porcelain lace bowls on my registry over any piece of crystal any day!! with a price tag of $250…its a bit out of my range but you cant deny that these are gorgeous pieces.
find them on etsy by: isabelleabramson
On a more practical note though…if you are in the process of doing your registry; a little advice from our end. Have fun with it!! Don’t get suckered into the “norm” items like china, silverware, crystal, a blender….unless you actually need them or can see yourself using them within the first three months of being married. Or you can put a different spin on things. Some people don’t feel right putting really expensive things on their registry and asking people to buy it for them…i certainly didn’t. So instead we chose to go with things we needed….Our guideline: will we use it at least once in three months? if yes, then we decided we needed it. For example with plates, we didn’t put fine china, we put a nice everyday lenox set (mid price range) and decided to dress it up with nice place mats and cloth napkins from crate n’ barrel to dress things up….that way we can use for fancy Christmas dinners or more casual cocktail gathering….and we were pretty sure that we were not going to be hosting anything that required nice china (however i do have a vintage pale pink china tea set but that was given to me out of personal fancy).
We put a lot of appliances because that is what we needed and we also put decor items that we knew we could use in the new home as well as more eco friendly items like cooking utensils, sheets/ towels.
But If you go to places like, you can literally put anything, from perfume, to sports equipment, house goods, patio stuff….and you can really really “go to town” with your registry.
The last thing you want is a bunch of boxes in your storage area full of things that people gave you and you have no space for or don’t use.

Wedding Wednesday: embroidered invite

Embroidered wedding invite suite….Looooove!
Created by Anna Bond of Rifle Made, for a couple: Avi & Kate. Apparently she sewed the design onto the card and then painted the top of the stitches then scanned for printing. This is probably one of the coolest invite suites I have seen to date. Its so fun, original yet whimsy and romantic all at the same time.

Check out these program fans she also made for another couple