Monthly Archives: November 2009


Peaches by Plums will be on a slight hiatus this week due to the big move to our new home and temporary lack of internet connection. My week will be filled with unpacking, decorating and settling in!

I hope everyone enjoys the start to the holiday season!

via Apartment Therapy

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Sunday Sweets! Apple Muffins

via Apartment Therapy

What a great seasonal favorite.  With all of the pies and tarts we all indulged in on Thanksgiving Day, it’s good to have something a little more wholesome for today’s Sunday sweets.

This recipe is made with whole wheat.  Before you turn your nose up, Emily over at Apartment Therapy has assured us that we will be coming back for more! And talk about presentation, oh my!

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Packing Day!

Today’s Tablescape Friday has been interrupted so I can get some packing done for our big move on Sunday.  I can’t wait to get settled in our new home.  I think I’m most excited about all of the fires we’ll be able to have on the cold winter nights!

via Snippet & Ink

See you on the flip side!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope these vintage photos of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade put a smile on your face.  For those watching the parade, be sure to stay warm today!

Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Birthday to my Brother, Andrew!!

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Inspiration Board: High Fashion Meets Ethereal

One of my beautiful brides, Greia, recently sent me this board as her inspiration for her wedding and I fell in love! I love how ethereal, high fashion and glamorous this makes me feel.  If I was getting married in a big ballroom, this is exactly the  direction I would go.

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Finally a DIY Project I Can Get My Head Around!

I’m not much of a DIY paper products girl as you know from the Save the Date fiasco.  I really don’t care to buy a gocco and I don’t really get crazy over invitations.  I do however, love this super fun DIY project from Photojojo.

I could totally see these as being used as “Wedding Guides” for your wedding day.  It could consist of directions for the day, your ceremony program, menu cards, etc- all in one beautiful little package for your guests.  I love it!

What You’ll Need

  • Two 4″x6″ vertical photo prints
  • Assorted types of paper (lined paper, graph paper, colored paper, etc.)
  • Paper cutter or X-acto knife and ruler
  • Two binder clips or clothespins
  • White glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Stack of heavy books (optional)

Step 1: Trim Paper to Size

Take your assortment of fine papers and cut each piece 4″x6″, the same size as your prints. An X-acto knife and ruler will work, but a paper cutter is a lot easier and quicker.

Keep cutting until you have a stack of paper about 1/4″ thick.

Step 2: Glue Stack of Paper

Tap the stack of paper sharply on the table to even up the stack. Tap one of the short edges until it’s perfectly flush.

Clamp the stack together with binder clips to keep it nicely lined up.

Apply glue to the evened-up short edge of the stack. Smear the glue evenly over the surface with your finger.

If any glue gets on the face of the pages, just wipe it away with your finger.

Step 3: Glue It Again

Let the glue dry for about 15 minutes, then shmear another layer of glue onto the same edge. Let it sit until the glue is completely dry.

The glue layer should be nice & thick. Unclamp the stack and ruffle it to see if any pages come loose. If they do, apply another good layer of glue and let it dry.

Place a print, face out, on the top and bottom of the stack and re-clamp with the binder clips.

Step 4: Make a Paper Strip

And now… the spine!

Cut a strip of decorative paper 4″ long and about 3/4″ to 1″ wide.

Apply a thin layer layer of glue to the paper strip, smearing it over the whole surface with your fingertip.

Step 5: Glue Strip Onto Stack

Glue the strip onto the spine of the notepad (um, that’s the part with the glue layer on it.)

Line the paper strip up over the center of the spine, then bend one side down so it folds over the front cover of the notepad.

Smooth the strip onto the photo with your finger, then bend the other side of the paper strip onto the back cover and smooth that down.

If excess glue gets on the face of the photos, wipe it away with your finger or a damp paper towel.

Step 6: Let it Dry

Dump a big stack of books on top of the notepad (or put the clips back on so they hold the strip in place) and let the glue dry completely.

That’s it! See? Easy!

via Photojojo

I don’t know if I have the strength to make (30) of these but I sure would love to try!

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Wrap Around My Shoulders

Since our civil wedding is coming up in about a month, I really need to get on the ball and make sure I have all of my ducks in a row! I’m sure it is going to be quite cold and thinking of getting a cute little wrap to go over my dress.  Just like this one!

via Weddingbee

I really like the look of these; a little more appropriate for my dress.

via Modern Romance

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via 2 Swans’ Nest

via Reflectionsbyds

Has anyone else found any cute wraps or cardigans for wedding dresses? I’d love to look at more!

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HELLO…Hot Pink!

via Fine Living {source}

Look at that thing shine! What an amazingly bright pink cake!

This is one dessert that I will be making very very soon.  It’s so fun and childlike.

For a step by step recipe on how to make this hot mama cake, click here.

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Tablescape Friday: Spirograph Inspired






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It brings you back to childhood, doesn’t it?


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Ecletic Home Inspiration

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We’ll be moving to our new home in just under two weeks and tying up a lot of loose ends!  I keep seeing wonderful inspiration all around me of different ways to decorate.  I can’t wait!

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