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    Liv Loves

    Etsy shops, part one

    I lean heavily on Etsy shops. Why? Because Etsy offers unique, usually handmade, items that add a personal touch to your event. But what I love most is collaborating with the shop owners to create custom items because I meet…

    January 22, 2016
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    Baptisms & Christenings

    An al fresco baptism

    What a special day it was to witness the baptism of our daughter at the same New Orleans church where her brother was baptized last year. I was inspired by a bear that Olivia received for Christmas that recites the…

    January 12, 2016
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    Tips & Tricks

    The “sophisticated” kids party

    There’s nothing less creative than a pre-packaged (insert theme here) party from your local party supply store. Unfortunately, these stores offer convenience, an attractive price point and an entire aisle of Frozen-themed plates, cups, tablecloths,…

    January 7, 2016
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    Birthdays

    A backyard movie night

    A backyard movie night under the stars can be enjoyed by both kids and parents. Combining pillows and blankets, popcorn, candy, glow sticks and curious george, this three-year-old’s birthday was a nice departure from…

    December 15, 2015
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    Liv Loves

    The festive tablescape

    Whether entertaining over the holidays or letting someone else do the hosting, you should be able to appreciate a good tablescape when you see one. While they look simple – just set the table and…

    November 24, 2015
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    Tips & Tricks

    Photography tips from megan ambrose

    Hi! Megan here, Shoni has asked me to share some photography tips to capturing your events. I’ve noticed bloggers take a bit of heat these days for making life look just a little too…

    November 16, 2015
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    Holidays

    An intimate friendsgiving

    I approached Bailee of Smitten Bee to collaborate on a small gathering at her NYC apartment and she quickly suggested an intimate Friendsgiving with her closest girlfriends. Looking through what seemed like a million fall tablescapes, I was…

    November 13, 2015
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    People

    Savannah from savannah hayes

    Savannah and I found each other on Instagram while we were both in the process of launching our brand and websites. Her patterns and textiles on her instagram profile immediately caught my attention because I…

    November 13, 2015
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    Holidays

    The hotel transylvania

    I worked with a friend (and amazing photographer) to put together a Hotel Transylvania-inspired halloween party for her 9 year old daughter and friends. Guests chose a key when they arrived to win movie tickets…

    November 12, 2015
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    Holidays

    A gothic halloween

    A beautiful white interior space proved to be the perfect juxtaposition to this gothic-inspired halloween party for adults and kids alike. The black accents were minimal (and mostly DIY) but created a strong, powerful look. For inspiration, I…

    November 2, 2015