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Nov

11

2016

Peace & Inspiration

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A quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

*This photo was taken at Akaka Falls State Park on The Big Island of Hawaii.

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Dec

08

2015

jane austen inspired bridal shower tea party

Here are some pics from a recent Jane Austen inspired bridal shower tea party my sister hosted for our cousin.  I helped create the invitations, party favors, and the decor used throughout the party.

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A custom silhouette of the bride-to-be was used on the invite as well as the party favors, which were lavender scented sachets.

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Small tea cup floral arrangments, Jane Austen books and quotes were used as decoration throughout the house.

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Nov

26

2015

thanksgiving greetings & gratitude…

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a quote by: William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

so thankful to each and every person in my life for making me feel gratitude on a daily basis… my husband, my pup, my family, my friends, my yoga instructors, my clients, and even the people i walk by on the street that simply just smile and say hi.

happy thanksgiving today & every day!
xo, ina & bumble bee

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Jan

19

2015

a kate spade inspired bridal shower

this past weekend my mom and sister threw me a bridal shower and to describe it in one word… PERFECTION!

it was a kate spade inspired theme, from the black, white, and pink colors, to the dots, stripes and quotes scattered throughout the house. the bubbly was flowing, the ladies laughing, and my heart bursting with so much joy!

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my sister had ideas she wanted to do for the invites.  i helped her bring those ideas to life.

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she printed, cut and assembled each invitation and i couldn’t be more proud of how beautiful they turned out.

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the dessert table was filled with homemade goodies all baked by my sister.  she sure did bake her little tush off with coconut macaroons, vanilla & coconut cupcakes, and both banana & zucchini bread!

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ranunculus and baby spray roses in all shades of pink made for perfect floral arrangements throughout the house.

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these adorable little signs were scattered throughout the house with some of my favorite kate spade inspired quotes.

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my clients jana, from Jana Williams Photography and bess, from Celadon & Celery did a youtube video last year on how to make flower rings and i suggested this idea to my sister as a great little activity for each guest to do when they arrived.  it was such a huge hit with all the ladies and definitely something i recommend if you want to offer a fun activity for your guests, but you’re not into the typical bridal shower games.

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i chose a pink ranunculus flower for my ring, which matched oh-so perfectly with my pink heels.  🙂

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i was showered with so many gifts and all the ladies agreed this was definitely one of the BEST wrapped gifts EVER!

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thank you to all my family and friends that attended and showered me with so much love and well wishes on my journey to becoming a mrs. to feel, know, and have this amount of joy and love in my life is beyond words. the impressions these women leave on my life and in my heart makes me the woman i am today and the wife i will soon become.

thank you to my mom and sister for going above and beyond in throwing me the best bridal shower a girl could ever dream of.

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thanks to my cousin joanie, for being such an awesome photographer and capturing so many amazing pictures. i swear there is not a single picture of me without a giant smile on my face that stretched from one ear to the other. i started to wonder what my eyes look like.  ha!

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