Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Swap Idea

Hi there!

I found this lovely photo this morning on Pinterest and I just had to share it. It made me feel so cozy and excited to decorate for the season. Think of the endless possibilities in your home.

Photo belongs to Sweet Something Design...check her photos out here!
THEN I had an idea! Don't you get tired of putting out the same decorations each year? But it feels wasteful buying new ones when the decorations you have are in perfectly good condition. Why not have a swap with a few friends? You could trade a few items that you feel are equal in beauty and then you each have something new to look at! And you didn't even have to spend any money. Just a thought.



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy birthday to me! And turkey day tablescapes!

Today is my birthday!

It has been a great day! Kc took the day off to make me breakfast in bed, take me shopping and then we had the best dinner at Morimoto's restaurant! I highly recommend eating there if you get the chance- it's so cool inside, they're so nice and the food was superb!

On a different note, it's almost Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for my loving husband, my cuddly puppy, and our incredibly kind and giving parents. I am so blessed in my life and like most, there are so many people, things and opportunities that I take for granted.

It's easy to get caught in a same-old same-old rut during the holiday season. Each year, we gather with the same people, typically at the same house and eat the same food. While family traditions are great, don't let traditions spoil your creativity! Here is a way to pair the old with the new.

Try using old books to give height to your centerpieces like this:

Incorporate old family photos into your centerpiece to honor those who are not present. And I just love the pear place cards!

Pull out your family heirlooms! Not everyday feels special enough to use some of the most beautiful and precious things we own.

All of these photos were found at Country Living - check out their website for some great ideas!
Happy Thanksgiving! 


Monday, November 19, 2012


Hi again!

So as the wedding planning chapter has sadly but also happily ended, we're on to NEW things! I have a lot more time to focus on a new baby...Old & Borrowed, which I have talked a lot about lately. Although planning our wedding has ended, I hope that wedding planning in general has not ended for me. The truth is I'm so sad that it's over! Just as everyone had warned me, it happened too fast.

Though that chapter has ended, this blog has not! I plan to continue my story which is now our story as we begin this new chapter of our lives...we being Kc and I but also we being my mom and I. We're stepping into a whole new realm with this one and we want to do it BIG. We want to do it right.

So this has officially become the blog of Old & Borrowed. It will still feature DIY projects and inspiration as well as the story of our new business.