Saturday, October 10, 2009

What A Day! (Part 2)

Rounding out the awesomeness of this October 10th was Kim and Zak's wedding. Kim and I have gotten to know each other over the past few months and I have been looking forward to watching all of her hard work come together. It sure did. Here are a few terrible photos by me. I have been stalking her photographer's blog in the meantime looking for ones that will really do this justice. But in the meantime...

We all received Kim's amazing programs (very dear to my heart since there was a shout-out to/from their cats) and a packet of confetti to throw as they walked back down the aisle as newlyweds. I loved this and it made a great colorful addition to the dance floor later.

Kim totally nailed her look that I know she was going for. It's an amazing moment when you see your friend look the best and happiest you have ever seen them.

Kim made a ton of these yarn flowers which looked brilliant in these personal fave-of-mine Ikea vases on all of the tables.

A new wedding must-have: the photo booth!

And a bonus totally fun sign to let us know to cut out some photos and put them in the guestbook.

Kim made loads up cupcake flags. They had the best wedding food! Mini hamburgers (the size of a quarter!), mini hot dogs, other apps that were delish, a popcorn bar, cupcakes, gelato, and more. It was definitely enough to power us up on the dance floor.

Here's the happy couple dancing. Check out the fun red with white polka-dot bridesmaid dresses. LOVE!

Congrats Kim and Zak. What a great day!

Mazel Tov!
Pia The Pig

What A Day! (Part 1)

Yay! October 10th. I have been waiting for this day for months. First, I headed to the Style Swoon/Missing Q Press yard sale. This was, as Rachel Zoe would say, BEYOND. Here are some photos of this gorge collection of vintage antiques, shabby chic treasures, and donut holes.
What? Yes, the visual merchandising was off the hook here. Everything felt snowy and white. They even had tiered dessert trays with white goodies, donut holes, and swizzle sticks. BONUS: They even served mimosas!

I couldn't pass up some letterpressed cards and even though I wanted to buy the entire collection, I controlled myself. Too bad I can't say the same for the donut holes.

AAAD Reader (and fellow blogger) Nicole and I went together and even had a TOTAL blogger dorkout moment when we introduced ourselves to the amazingly inspiring and talented Sam from StyleSwoon, who co-hosted the event. I told her I loved her. It must have been my mimosa slash donut hole coma. Whatever, I love her.

Most amazing yard sale EVER! Photos via StyleSwoon, of course!

Thanks Sam! So nice to meet you.
Pia The Pig

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fashion Makes Awesome Art

Such a simple, awesome idea. Got a party dress you love? Hang it up!

Great idea found via I *Heart* You blog

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meat Is Awesome. So Is This Identity System

Fantastic. Rethink, an amazing agency in Vancouver, created this simple yet brillz identity for La Charcuterie. From the Rethink website: La Charcuterie is a deli/restaurant hybrid well known around Vancouver for serving up sandwiches filled with deli meats. To play off this, business cards were created to look like cold cuts. They were strung in netting similar to the way salami and other cured meats are hung in delis. Finally, we printed the letterhead and envelopes on butcher paper— the same paper they wrap their sandwiches in.

Found via SwissMiss, where there are loads of amazing things.

Eating Up Delicious Design...
Pia The Pig

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Type Is Awesome

I nerd out on type like the best of us (well only us Type Nerds, but go with it.)

Feast your eyes on the gorgeous Typophile Film Festival 4 Opening Titles created by BYU Graphic Design Students & Faculty.

Excellent. I love the song also.

A is for Awesome!
Pia The Pig

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Awesome Save-The-Dates

Okay, okay, I try to limit the amount of gorgeous wedding biznass I put on this blog, but these handkerchief save-the-dates are gorgeous! You must click here to read the whole explanation of how amazingly packaged up these babies are.

Just beautiful, and hankies totally remind me of my dad, who is the only person under the age of 80 who I have ever seen actually using a handerchief. I remember this from possibly as early as 1986, which would then make my dad under 50 at the time. So trendsetting yet classic.

Pia The Pig

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Awesomeness

Today we went to a pumpkin patch here in The Middle Of Nowhere, Oklahoma. Great times! I was not at all expecting to feed so many animals and take a hay ride. Here's the amazing family I am with as we finished the hay ride.

I can't wait to get some and buy some pumpkins myself. I can't believe how much cheaper it is to buy pumpkins at the patch rather than...Kroger. (I don't recall going to many a pumpkin patch as a child. Do Jews do that??) But in the meantime, even though I am on vacay, I can help you feel the same without even having to leave home and go to Starbucks (even though most likely, you live within 10 steps of a Starbucks, or four.) I give you the link to MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES AT HOME!)

Thanks to my coffee buddy Lynn for the link. Photo and link via Apartment Therapy's The Kitchn blog

Control the ingredients yourself. Make mine extra pumpkinny and extra available-to-drink-in-my-slippies.

Pia The Pig

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Have You Been Boo'd?

Greetings from Tulsa! I am here visiting such an amazing family, the Savages! I used to work with Jeff (the dad) in Albuquerque, where we shared an office, laughs, music, and lots of fun "hey, check this out!" hours of inspiration. His wife Michelle is one of the most creative, down-to-earth women I know and the most involved mom ever! Their son, Soren, is my God-Nephew (long story) and visiting them in Tulsa is always full of laughs and loads of catching up.

I was here last year at the same time and clearly remember us working on "Boo-ing" the neighbors. I hadn't heard about "boo-ing" until I came here last year. Have you heard of this? It's simple. You leave a bunch of Halloween treats on your neighbors doorstep, ring the doorbell and run, and then they go on to "boo" another neighbor. Once you've been "boo'd," you put a sign on your door: "We've been boo'd." Simple enough.

Read how to "Boo your neighbor" right here.

Photo via the Bright Ideas blog

You can fill your "boo" package with loads of stuff from the dollar aisle at Target, or find lots of fun fillers for a great deal right here.

Happy Boo-ing!
Pia The Pig


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