Bright Lab Lights is having a Spring Sale through the end of today! Use the code: SPRING to save 15% plus shipping is free as always. Now might be the perfect time to get a little something for mom…
I like to give (or send) all my mom friends a little something special on Mother’s Day, because let’s face it, being a mom, however wonderful, is not the easiest job in the world. This little matchbox bouquet is just a sweet (and inexpensive) way to say thank you for being a friend, fellow mom! Thanks for listening, teaching, inspiring, supporting, helping and just plain being there! Happy Mother’s Day!
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1. The cutest bees we’ve ever seen.
2. Live far from mom? Here’s the perfect way to send her flowers.
3. These plates! I can’t wait to add them to my collection.
4. The prettiest spring present.
5. How perfect is this cake??
by Alix Sorrell
Even though the cactus trend has been around for a while, I couldn’t resist one more succulent-themed craft. Whether you’re having a desert-themed party or you just want to dress up your cupcakes then this is the the perfect thing to make. If you’re looking for any other cactus themed inspiration check here and here!
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Our friend Victoria from SFGirlbyBay just came out with a new book: See San Francisco! In it, she gives a photographic tour of the city through her lens. Each chapter is organized by neighborhood and gives suggestions on where to go, what to do, and what to see. It reminds me of how happy I am to live here. Victoria’s also a master at throwing parties, so we asked her to share some photos of her favorite parties with inspiration from around San Francisco! Here’s what she said:
When I’m entertaining, especially for a larger group I like to be as prepared as possible so the evening of the gathering, I can attend to my guests, and have fun too! I try to set all the tables, prepare foods and my menu in advance. Anything that can be prepared a day before is ideal — then you can give all your attention to the party and not just be in prep mode all night! I also like to create a kind of theme and set the mood — whether it be a specific type of food (like Mexican or Italian), or a color scheme and tie it all together, right down to the flowers and table settings. If I’m doing dinner for a large group, going mix and match can really make up for the fact I don’t have enough serving pieces or place settings for everyone. I keep a stash of vintage tablecloths, for instance, that share a color palette, but can work together to create pretty table settings.
Thanks Victoria! We’re so excited about your new book!
Photos by Victoria Smith