Aqua + Tangerine

Last week we had a little glimpse of spring like temps! I was inspired….

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E-Glossy: Style Me Pretty!

Wow, wow, wow! What better way to kick off the first week of 2011 than by reflecting on some of the most mag-worthy weddings of 2010! Style Me Pretty has just launched their first-ever digital magazine! It’s oozing with drop-dead gorgeous over-the-top styled weddings and an absolutely incredible 137 page layout of some of the best of 2010!

This calls for a big glass of vino and some candle light reading!

A Very Zangrando Christmas!

Success! We got through out very first Christmas dinner! Upside down turkey and all!

We had a blast putting it all together…. and even stayed in budget! I wanted to bring together the natural look and feel of  wood, by using the burlap runner, with the contrasting metallic silver and vibrant red. I love contrasting materials and the warmth it gives to any room. We wanted the ability to use our downstairs as the appetizer/dessert/cocktail area. So we took the dinner setting upstairs into one of our larger spare rooms! It worked out wonderfully with plenty of room for all to enjoy and a large empty canvas for me to pull everything together!

I wanted to add a bit of a personal touch to each place setting. So off to Michael’s I went. As a D.I.Yourselfer I thought what better way to welcome everyone into our home by sending them off with their own Christmas ornament. These worked for two particular reasons 1. it let us pre-arrange the seating, and 2. it was a way for everyone to remember our first Christmas celebration for many years to come. Cheesy… yes… but that’s me! :)

Please note: I am not a photographer…. as I am sure you can tell!

Yummy Holiday Dessert Bar

I have followed Amy Atlas and all her happenings for a few year now {along with Mindy Weiss, Amy is one of my all time favourite event planning icons} and her work never ever falls short of amazing!

Amy is queen of dessert tables; or as it says on her website “entertaining expert, baking and crafting stylist”!

Here is a holiday dessert table Amy featured this week on her blog. This ridiculously adorable dessert bar was created by RubyJu. Perfect for the holidays!

Merry Christmas Everyone! I will be back next week to finish my Ten Days of Etsy Finds!

I Heart: Garnish!

Just added this cool little shop to the I Heart section of my blog! Fab finds for packaging your favours… and absolutely adorable ideas over on their blog- Think Garnish!

Here is a fantastic D.I.Y. straight from Think Garnish! The possibilities are endless…. sometimes it’s just changing the way you package something that gets everyone excited!

And here’s how!