4th of july plans

I'm so excited- next weekend I'm heading up to the Outer Banks to stay in my family's o-l-d beach cottage. Isn't it awesome?? It doesn't have air conditioning, but the way it's situated it's perfectly comfortable (almost) all summer long. Can't wait for a nice tropical drink on the screen porch in the evenings... and waking up and stumbling right out onto the beach. Plus, they usually shoot the fireworks off of Nags Head pier which is only about 1/4 mile away-perfect!
Brings back a lot of fun memories-when I was a kid we spent every summer Sunday here with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins going to the beach and having lunch on the porch.
Anyone else have any fun plans for the 4th of July?


'tis the season..

...to play outside! Gorgeous backyard feature from Sunset Magazine, using nearly all recycled or second-hand materials. Makes me want to freshen up my deck a bit! Plus, I'm not at all a fan of wicker-type furniture, but I LOVE that couch. Check out the full article here.

awesome invite creativity

This invitation is so fun, and I love the typography. Plus, they tell a really cute story! Hooray for unique ideas!!
(If you click on the image, it gets bigger)
Designed by the groom, Matt Dorfman, and found on design*sponge.


clipboard inspirations!

I really love the idea of using clipboards to organize things out in the open. Not a new idea, really, but a fun one. (So very Martha Stewart...) People seem to find a variety of uses, from displaying kids artwork to magazine clippings. Here's a little roundup of some creative ideas!

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