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02 Dec 16:17

I Can Haz Laptop?

by Brinke

It’s almost Cyber Monday!!!

“Our new kitten Miku! She loves climbing trees, toes, fingers, baskets and computer keyboards. All pics taken by Amy Bennett and David Rogers.”

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23 Oct 16:37

Vintage Bridal Shower in Mint and Peach

by The Wedding Chicks
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Natalie’s bridesmaids, with the help of the lovely ladies from Belovely, threw her an amazing bridal shower that was covered in shades of mint and peach. Held on the back deck of the Mother of the Groom’s house, vintage furniture along with burlap and lace accents gave the space a shabby chic atmosphere perfect for the Sunday afternoon affair.

Not only did Belovely provide all of the florals and vintage furniture for this bridal shower, but they also expertly designed this vintage event down to the very last detail. Don’t miss any of the delightful details from this vintage bridal shower by visiting the full gallery here, all captured by Mindy Lipcavage Photography.

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From the Bride:
I had no doubts that Belovely and my bridesmaids would do a spectacular job creating a beautiful, fun, and memorable day. But I truly was not prepared for just how incredible it would be. The shower was held on the deck of my mother-in-law’s house on a gloomy Sunday afternoon. I’ll admit, I was slightly concerned with how the rain and cold air would affect the mood of the guests. When I arrived at the house, I was told to wait in the car for about 10 minutes to allow for more guests to arrive and for the girls to put finishing touches on everything.

When I finally got the signal from my bridesmaids, they quickly guided me towards the deck with my eyes closed and under the safety of an umbrella. I could hear the excited chatter of all the guests and as I opened my eyes, all of my expectations for the day were totally surpassed. The deck was covered with an enormous white tent and hanging from pole to pole were lanterns, lace and flowers. On each table were stunning flower arrangements by Belovely and pictures of my husband and myself when we were kids.

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They created a gorgeous space for me to open gifts and made use of a lot of shabby chic/vintage furniture, signage, and bunting, lace doilies, old books, and milk glass vases. They totally nailed the “Shabby Chic” theme I was going for and used a pastel color palette.

There was even a mimosa bar which all the guests, including myself, naturally gravitated towards throughout the day. It was undoubtedly one of the most memorable days of my life and I will never forget how incredibly beautiful everything looked and how impressed all of the guests were. I will be forever grateful to my bridesmaids and Belovely for their thoughtfulness and creativity.

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From Belovely:
Co-hosted by our very own designer and stylist, this bridal shower was bound to be a showcase for Belovely and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it! Though the weather ended up being a bit chilly and rainy, under the tent was nothing short of lovely and fun. Since we were also simultaneously working with the bride on her wedding decor, we knew that playing up the vintage feel was the perfect prelude to her wedding day. Using tons of lace, lanterns, and vintage furnishings we were able to give a backyard bridal shower the style it needed. Mindy Lipcavage was there to capture the day and she did an absolutely beautiful job and with such a bright smile and happy essence about her. With styling, florals and rentals all by Belovely, we absolutely loved having a hand in the entire look and we couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out!

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10 Sep 01:29


17 Jul 21:43

Reader Space: A Happy Home Office

by iheartorganizing
I go through all sorts of organizing phases.  I think it keeps things interesting.  Last week I was focused on the outdoors, this week I am obsessed with home offices.  And I have a home office to share with you today, which might be the reason behind this week's obsession.

Gaby is a sweet as pie blogger who lives in Scotland and shares her beautiful home and organizing projects on her blog Life in Eight.  She recently decided that she was going to take back her home office, as it was shining as bright as she knew it could.  Here is a quick glance at what Gaby was working with.

This girl is getting long distance high fives from me right away.  She started this project right.  She emptied the space completely to give herself a fresh perspective.

And it worked!  Here she is now to share the results of her home office organization and some tips as well!

What is the main function of the space?

"This is the smallest room in our house but the one that we expect the most from in functionality terms!  It is mainly an office but it is also a craft room, reading nook, chill-out room.  It can also serve as a guest room during those festive periods when all the family is around.  Children love to stay there with their ready-made beds!"

Any superstar tips for keeping it organized?

"Labeled containers, folders and boxes for everything!  In our home, clutter usually occurs when things don't have a designated place to live.  Things get placed "temporarily" {for that, read for months on end!} in the room where they should go.  The solution?  Labeled folders and boxes!  We have added some filing trays that have worked well as a tidy holding area for paperwork.  Before the makeover, this type of correspondence would just pile up on top of the desk.  Nowadays the pile of paperwork doesn't get the chance to grow so big.  It's really helped us to keep on top of it."

What items did you find were essential when organizing this space, and why?

"Boxes, boxes and more boxes.  Hubby has a big collection of CD's and DVD's that used to live in four IKEA Benno towers that took up a lot of wall space and created a lot of visual clutter.  As I've not persuaded him to go digital {yet}, I decided to use boxes to organise them.  As I went for the cheap option without book plates, I designed my own labels.  If you like them as much as I do, you can download them here.  I use these labels to keep the CD's in alphabetical order and the DVD's by genre.  It's been working great!  I love seeing hubby going to the boxes and getting his CD of choice.

In addition to the boxes, I just love, love, love the Expedit attachments with the little doors from IKEA.  They gave us the possibility to hide some bigger items that wouldn't fit in any of our drawers or boxes, like the laminator and paper shredder.  These kinds of things are not decorative or pretty so it is good to have a place to disguise them!"

What did you do to go the extra mile and "Make it Pretty"?

"I hung colour coordinated prints and a canvas.  I also used pretty wallpapers to up-cycle boring old boxes and folders and give them new life.  I think they look pretty smart."

How has this space impacted your life for the better?

"This has now become one of our favourite rooms in the house.  It is our happy place where we come just to enjoy some reading, blogging or just good old fashioned chilling out.  Before that, the room was a mess.  In fact it was an upsetting mess {which was even worse!} that we conquered.

Gaby 1 Clutter 0."

Let's take a minute to chat about why I am so head over heals for this happy home office:

  • I love that Gaby painted the walls a fresh color.  That is always a great way to find new inspiration for a room update.  It instantly gives the room a facelift with a very small investment.
  • Gaby used a lot of what she already owned, by removing all of the items, it gave her the opportunity to place them back where they made more sense.  I love that you now see her pretty workstation when you peek in from the hallway.
  • The updated light fixture is simple yet dramatic.
  • She has a great combination of open and concealed storage.  She disguised the less sightly necessities behind doors.
  • Those DVD and CD boxes are so gorgeous with her DIY labels, and I love that she was able to find a compromise with her hubby.  
  • All of the white really makes the room feel fresh and grand, even if it is a smaller room in their home.
  • She brought in her own personality and some pretty color through art.
  • She added a lamp to her desk, which is often times forgotten but really great for late night blogging or bill writing.
  • And last but not least, the room makes her happy.  Isn't that what it is all about.  Giving you those sweet tingles when you walk in each time?  Love.

Congrats to Gaby for taking back her home office and making it such a lovely place to work.  You can snag all of the details over on Gaby's blog here.

ATTENTION!!  Want to be featured in a Reader Space edition?  Have an awesome organizing story to share?  I am looking for projects that have made a positive impact to your life.  Please submit your story and photos here and I would heart to feature them right here, on the blog!!  Photos should be high resolution and unedited.  Please include a description of the project, including any costs, inspiration, and how it has changed your life and routine for the better!  Oh, and no worries my friends, we will NEVER judge "before" pictures because that just wouldn't be nice!  Only love goes on at this blog!