Happy Birthday to my Bestest Friend.





My best friend and sister and I have birthdays a day a part. She is almost exactly two years older:) Mine is today and hers is tomorrow. We always talked about growing up and living next to eachother with our kids. We are living that dream this year. She lives less than a mile down the road….



“An older sister is a friend and defender – a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights and sorrows too.” -P.B.

So, Happy Birthday to my best friend and sister. I am blessed to have you in my life! I thank God for you and the example you have always been for me.

Our husbands surprised us with Michael Buble tickets for our birthdays!! Excited would be an understatement….

Meet the Blogger: Chris of Postcards & Pretties

Tell us the story behind the name Postcards and Pretties:

There is no real story behind the name. Since postcards are mainly used to send short messages to people, I saw my blog as a virtual postcard where I would be able to share my ideas and inspirations with my readers in different parts of the world… and not to mention I liked how two words sounded together.  J


What has been the best aspect of blogging for you?
It’s a tie…the best things for me about blogging is getting all the ideas I dream about out and being able to share them with my readers. I also love the blogging community – I would have never thought that I would meet such incredibly talented people {fellow bloggers, photographers, vendors, etc.} from all over the world with a common goal to inspire, create and support. I love that!


Your inspiration boards are incredible! What are your resources for inspiration?
Wow! Thank you! Let’s see…Antique shops, flea markets, magazines {online or print} and wedding and design blogs are mostly my main resources. I find inspiration in pretty much everything and anything.  I’ve noticed since I began blogging I tend to be more observant and keep notes of random things that could possibly transform into next weeks inspiration board. I’ve even began to carry a small journal in my bag for whenever I get inspired.
Do you have a current favorite color scheme or wedding trend?
It varies…but I would have to say soft neutrals – lots of cream, soft brown, pink and peach – to me there is something warm and casual about those colors.
I’m also a big fan of simple and intimate outdoor weddings especially with vintage/heirloom pieces mixed in and diy projects.


Just for fun-What is your ideal way to spend your weekends?
Sleeping in!! but that never happens. I love to visit local farmer’s markets, doing a bit of shopping and spending time with my nephew and niece.

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* Find all the resources for the photos on Chris’ blog! Thank you Chris for being a part of the series and sharing your inspiration with us! Can’t wait to see more!


Fashion Crush: Madewell





Madewell is my current Fashion Crush:)



Hope each of you have a wonderful weekend! I am hoping to just get some time with my son and husband and celebrate the incredible daddy he is. If you need a last minute Father’s Day card, just see yesterdays post!