I love Instagramming! Snapping little bits of my day helps me forget about the stressful parts and remember the beautiful little moments, like this spontaneous lunch with a friend. Hope you have lots of moments like this over the weekend!
We've had gorgeous, sunny weather here in Portland and I am headed to Miami this week, so in the spirit of lingering warm weather, I thought it would be fun to post this adorable summery project from Hetterson. The tiered, peter pan collar is the first in a series of collars we'll be sharing. Our friend, Skye, wears it with a white cotton dress from Gap and a sun hat from Fred Meyer with a leather tie added by Hannah. The Photography is by Lisa Warninger.
Do you own a small business or Etsy shop? Would you like to learn how to photograph and style your products? On Sunday, October 21st, Lisa Warninger and I will be giving a product styling and photography workshop at The Ace Hotel in Portland, hosted by Etsy. We've worked on photo shoots for clients like Chronicle Books, HGTV, and Kinfolk Magazine and Etsy shops like Anna Joyce and Elizabeth Dye. We'll share our trade secrets, demo a photo shoot, and consult you on how you should shoot your product (full day tickets only).
You will learn:
-How to create a set for that will sell your product.
-How to use natural light and minimal resources to photograph.
-How to get your products featured on blogs.
Both Lisa and I have a love for small businesses and are excited to meet you. There is limited space available. Sign up here!
I found this charming photo in my grandma's scrapbook when I was at her home a few weeks ago. This photo was taken at their lake cottage in Saskatchewan. Her scrapbooks are filled with dozens of happy summer photos like this with her sister and friends at the beach, relaxing at their cottage, or picnicking. She and her sister loved to pose for the camera. I am pretty sure my grandma would have been a fashion blogger, had she been born later. Haha! She says after WW II life didn't look at all like this, so she really cherishes these photos. I just adore looking through her dozens of scapbooks each time I visit! I have a bit of an addiction to old photos. Well, I hope you have a grand weekend!
Decorating a cake with roses can be totally cliché but I've been wanting to try an organic take on it with my very favorite garden rose, Yves Piaget, a French rose that's wonderfully fragrant. I've been known to bury my face in these garden roses. Mmmmmm!
Start with a plain chocolate cake. I used an 11", double layer, chocolate buttercream cake from the bakery but you could make your own. Incoporating rosewater in the recipe would be super sweet. You'll need ten stems of roses. Tie a few roses together with velvet ribbon, to decorate the top and then scatter the petals, leaves and a few blossoms around the base. Keeping it a little messy and using garden roses, is the key to making it look simple and effortless. And, as long as the roses are organically grown, you can eat the rose petals along with the cake.
Voila! This would be so sweet served at a late summer garden party and of course at a wedding too. See more photos at Project Wedding.
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