DIY Love Notes- Valentine's Day Style


Every year I try and come up with creative valentine’s gifts for P and this year we decided to make something handmade instead of buying presents.  Two years ago, when I was abroad in Italy, he sent me 14 love notes to open everyday until Valentine’s Day (I know what your thinking… so romantic) He is really great at gift giving and I always try to step up my game every year.  I saw these cute handmade cards on Cupcakes and Cashmere and had the idea to do the same.  I can’t tell you what I am going to do with them or else it would spoil the surprise.  Until Valentine’s Day…. 

I found this tutorial on fake calligraphy here and also Mackenzie from Design Darling made a few of her own.

xox- a dash of details

images via cannon t3i 

New Years Eve Recap

At the last minute Patrick and I decided to throw a New Years Eve party with some close friends who were feeling the same way about going to a big party like us! We decided to play games and watch Dick Clark’s New Years Eve Special while laughing and drinking lots of wine and champagne.  It ended up being a great night with lots of laughs and was so simple to throw together in a couple of hours.  I got the idea for the cheese tray from here.  It was so cute and simple but looked great on the table.  I also made a few cake pops with some gold glitter for some extra pizzazz. There were a couple other great recipies I used to complete the table but all in all it was a success. 

xox- a dash of details