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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 amazing people and dream up impossible ideas that they make…

January 22, 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, streamers, balloons, toothpicks, you name it that would please any birthday girl.…

January 7, 2016
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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 put a few pretty things in the middle, right –…

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 perfect, too staged. We all know there is more to…

November 16, 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 have this thing for black and white. From blankets &…

November 13, 2015
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Liv Loves

Pumpkins reimagined

I asked some of my favorite designers to “recreate” the traditional jack-o-lantern using their personal design techniques. The result was better than I expected! Using paint, contact paper, pens, florals, and a drill, each of these can be recreated at home to add to your halloween decor.…

October 28, 2015
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Liv Loves

Winter florals

A good floral arrangement is the single best piece of decor you can own – not just for events but for your home. Unfortunately, the problem I have is keeping them alive for more than a week, but alas, I still like to explore downtown…

October 14, 2015
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Liv Loves

Hairstyles + tutorials

Finding something to wear is only half the battle; where I start to stress is when I think about fixing my hair and makeup – especially for more formal events like weddings. Having a few (practiced) go-to looks is key! Here’s a roundup of the best…

October 7, 2015
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People

Abby from prospect goods

On a whim (or a late-night pinterest binge), I found Prospect Goods – a shop featuring kick@$$ piñatas, tassel garlands, and other unique gifts. I immediately purchased the gold diamond piñata for a bachelorette party but also started to think of ways to incorporate these pieces into…

October 2, 2015
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Liv Loves

Fall & holiday party wear

It’s another Liv Loves Wednesday! The temperature is dropping which means it’s time to refresh your wardrobe for the fall/holiday season! It’s my favorite time of year for obvious reasons – hot chocolate, brisk walks, colorful leaves, but most of all LAYERS. Gimme those cozy sweaters, scarves, boots,…

September 30, 2015