Wendy & Jon – Now Jade Riviera Cancun, Destination Wedding

Wendy and Jon invited us to their wedding in Puerto Morelos, Cancun Mexico! Such a treat in the middle of Iowa’s long, cold winters. Wendy and Jon and their 5 other guests were a ton of fun. It was a blast hanging out with them and a huge honor to photograph their lovely beachside wedding.

Jon and Wendy, in the words of your dear friend Sarah (borrowed from everyone’s friend, Phoebe Buffay), we’re so glad you’ve found your lobster!
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Wedding dessert table inspiration featuring pinks, yellows, and oranges
Woohoo! A pretty little DIY is about to grace your screen. Here’s the story:

My parents purchased this desk second-hand for my older brother during college. Since then I’ve used it a time or two, and last spring I once again dragged it out of their garage for use in our home office. I knew immediately I wanted to paint it. Looking back, I don’t think it was the green color I hated so much as the contrasting drawers. Regardless, after seeing this photo I was hooked on the idea of a salmon pink desk. When Dave was out of town last weekend, I finally got around to tackling this project. My pink is more of a bright coral than the original subdued salmon I fell for. I wanted to leave the top natural, and, worried there wouldn’t be enough contrast, I opted to brighten it up a bit. Since I already had paint brushes, sand paper and primer on hand, I completed this project for under $10. The two drawer pulls and two sample size paint containers came in at $9.86.

So here she is, my lovely coral desk. It’s probably irrational how much joy she brings me.
coral pink desk and vintage office space

Have you been up to any fun DIY projects lately?

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Spring 2014 issue of DIY magazine

Yay! It’s so fun to see your work finally go to print! Today Leslie is hard at work over in her home studio prepping for a photo shoot later this week. And today I want to show you just what she’s been up to this past year. In case you haven’t heard, Leslie is the talented gal behind all of our delicious baked goods. Wedding cake? Dessert bar? Cute labels and bags to go along? Yep, Leslie is the gal the for you! Leslie is also our in-house wedding planner and designer, but besides planning your wedding or next special event, Leslie designs and produces stories for Do It Yourself magazine. Below is the current issue of DIY where Leslie shows how to re-imagine spaces using trusted and true color-wheel principles.

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That tiny tropical succulent you see was a gift from my cousin when he came to visit this weekend. He (the succulent, not my cousin) is proudly residing on the corner of my desk :) I’ve found I just feel better and generally happier when I have darling plants or pretty flowers around. You should give it a try.

Until next time,


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