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yellow obsession

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I don't know what it is about the color yellow but I am instantly drawn to all shades of yellow. This is not a "trend" for me. My love for yellow has been going on now for about 15 years (at least that is when I started recognizing this obsession.) As I was shopping earlier this week I kept noticing all the items I was drawn to were yellow, like a magnetic force. I can't control myself I want all yellow objects. Here are a few images that I currently am loving in the color yellow.

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a few things inspiring me lately

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Here are a few images that have been inspiring me lately... hope they inspire you as well!
Don't you just love these sugar cubes with a heart in them. Makes me want to make a drink with these! Heart sugar cubes via
With the macaroon craze this stylizing with the upside down glass is so simple but beautiful... gave me so many ideas. Hopefully I will share some soon! Macaroon image via Paris Hotel Boutique Journal

What a cute idea from Martha Stewart accordion book of collections. 

Isn't this cake with a stamp garland amazing!  via Poppy Talk
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owl birthday

Monday, June 28, 2010

This week has been so busy already.... and it's only Monday! I had a great weekend putting together and stylizing Will's 3rd birthday party!

The party favors were my favorite part! They turned out so bright and fun. All the kids were going crazy over them. I thought it was only appropriate to fill these favor bags with gummy worms, since that is an owl's favorite treat as well! Topped with custom owl favor toppers now available on my etsy shop

We also served Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting topped with Wants and Wishes owl cupcake toppers, chocolate coconut bars, chocolate dipped peanutbutter cookies with yellow & orange sprinkles on top, popcorn balls and my favorite chocolate chip cookies (I will be sharing that recipe with you soon.... so keep a look out for them!) 

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cupcake + stylizing= happy

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I just don't understand why a beautiful photo of a cupcake can just brighten my day and make me smile. I love the simple pleasures and beauties of everyday life. I hope you have are having a great day and that these photos can bring a little extra joy into your day!

Pink cupcake with turquoise polka dotted wrapper (I especially love the wrapper and the wooden letters) via Seesawdesigns
Black forrest cupcake via Annie's Eats
Smores cupcake via Bakerella
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black and white color scheme... a classic love

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A black and white color scheme is so versatile. It can be an elegant black tie event to an electric comfortable space or event. Here is part of my inspiration board for something I'm currently working on. Hope you enjoy black and white as much as I do! 
Black and white lacquer bookcase via  delightbydesign
Black and White patterned mugs via
Chalkboard via
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modern rustic butterfly love

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm dying over the individual cupcake with a butterfly placed on top in the glass dome. I would love to see that at each place setting with their name carved in wood. The wood place card would be a perfect keepsake for them to remember the night by. 

I have loved the current trend of modern rustic with succulents and butterflies. This theme would be perfect for any occasion- a small gathering of friends for a special occasion or to liven up an ordinary dinner party. The design is simple clean and can be repeated easily and successfully. All you need are:
1. simple plates with a beautiful lines
2. floral center piece- all greenery or just a few stems of your favorite flower
3. glass to reflect the light and create an open feeling
4. candles to give warmth and an intimate ambience
5. wood element- whether it is a wood table or a wood object that could be used as a place card holder for each of your guest.
Butterfly image via thesweetestoccasion and the succulent images via Sweet and Saucy
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sunshine yellow

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Today is the first day in weeks that we have seen the sun... so I bring you some inspiring splashes of yellow inspiration today

You are my sunshine
Morning, Sunshine 
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alice in wonderland inspiration

Monday, June 14, 2010

I know ever since the new Alice in Wonderland was announce it has sparked inspiration in every area to cakes, party announcement and decorations. As I have seen numerous parties around this theme... here are my favorite bits and pieces from multiple parties that I would like to be invited to... or possibly host myself! I would invite my guest with these lovely invitations by Page84 I would have my Mad Tea Party table setting to look like this photo via These are some of the treats I would serve in my dessert bar I especially fell in love with this cake with the all the texture and attention to detail that some of roses are not fully painted red. I immediately started singing in my head... Were painting the roses red, were painting the roses red! Great job!!!! Also, I would have to give a crown to each of my guest that coordinates with my cake topper above. I would handout a box of cookies with eat me and other saying from the movie along with these cookies that are white & black with red hearts. via
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4th of july... land that I love

Friday, June 11, 2010

I have been thinking of 4th of July alot these past few days. Why? Because I just finished a photoshot of my 4th of July collection. It will be available in our shop. Enjoy your weekend! xoxo
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purple with gold accents

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I love this sexy bathroom! This complimentary color palette has been my favorite for years and I'm sure it will for years to come!
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sneak peak of wants and wishes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here is a little sneak peak of whats been happening at wants and wishes. Hope you all enjoy!
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june gloom

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This is what our sunny southern california looks like today... june gloom as arrived! Check out this beautiful mobile here.
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fairy tales do come true

Monday, June 7, 2010

A fresh way to look at the fairytales from Schnettepics. Doesn't it make you want to read a classic fairy tale with these images in your mind?
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rainbow sky hair candy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I love this hair candy collection from Rainbow Skys. Delicate fabric flower hair clips... I want one in each color!
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Keetra Dean Dixon

Friday, June 4, 2010

I have loved this print for years now and is a motto I live by. Make Luck! Wish me luck on my new adventure of blogging and compiling the things the inspire me from day to day and make me smile.
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