3 Sep

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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The best part of traveling is coming home. Seeing all of the everyday moments new, brighter and with extra color. Today I’m bring little bit of this to you with some treats from France. Simply leave a comment below on your favorite image in “A View From France” and I’ll giveaway 2 prints to two comments along with the most amazing lavender from France for you to make lavender sugar, lavender macaroons!!, lavender elderflower jelly, or our favorite, Strawberry-Lavendar Layer Cake. . . .

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with Lemon-Mascarpone Frosting!

Lemon Mascarpone Frosting

1 8-oz. container mascarpone cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
Pinch salt
3 Tbsp. lemon curd (or more to taste)
1½ cups heavy cream

• Whisk all of the ingredients except the cream in a bowl. Do not use a beater because the cheese can curdle from overbeating.
• In a separate bowl, beat the cream to stiff peaks. Then, fold it into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients until combined. Add more lemon curd according to taste.
• Frost and serve.

It’s a mix of cream cheese icing and whipped cream.

Print Giveaway ends on Thursday the 19th when I’ll announce the two winners!

13 Aug

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Featured on Grey Likes Weddings

Location – Tuileries Garden Bride’s Dress – Emmeline Vera Wang Hair and Makeup – Lexi DeRock Bouquet – Clary Pfeiffer

19 Jul


There are walks down Parisian lanes and Eiffel Tower views.


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Men dressed in blues and ladies is pink patented leather shoes.



Dreams the color of the ocean and dinner under an olive tree.


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We’ve seen gorgeous views and met amazing people in love. So much to share, I simply can not wait to show you. For the moment enjoy the new site thanks to the talented Dustin Davis, calligraphy from Mike, and handsome Travis for being the best editor and dream come true maker.

4 Jul

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Thank you Wedding Chicks for featuring James and Julie’s magical rainy wedding!! Julie and James love your spirit of adventure and joy, not giving up an outdoor wedding ceremony because of a little rain!


Venue: St. Louis Artist’s Guild – Hair & Makeup: Danielle Erb of Danielle Style – Cake: Sugaree Baking Company – Caterer: Catering St. Louis – Coordinator: Ellen of Bride’s Vision – DJ: Boom – Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta – Flowers: Artistry – Groom’s Attire: Savvi Formalwear – Lighting & Prop or Furniture Rentals: Exclusive Events – Shoe Designer: Jeffery Campbell – Stationery: Kate Allen of Joy and Cake (Friend of the Bride) – Officiant: Joe Marting