I love cute wrapping. I think the wrapping is sometimes even just as important as the gift inside! I celebrated my friend, Taylor’s birthday this weekend with this cute little paper bow.
I found a tutorial on Pinterest. It was really easy and really cute. Just make sure you fold the paper in half when you’re cutting your shapes to get symmetrical sizes.
Enjoy and have a great Monday!
This morning, I discovered a wonderful online magazine that some of my friends from the Not Wedding publish. What a perfect project for both of them, one being a stylist and the other being a photographer. I saw their work first hand at The Not Wedding Charleston and they are VERY talented ladies! Only 2 issues in, now is the time to check out their beautiful online magazine that will be sure to inspire new ideas in your life!
Click here to go to Let’s Play, Dear Magazine!
Some of their spreads..
Good luck at Alt, Ladies! The magazine is wonderful!
First assignment of the semester: Find an amateur photoshop collage and a collage done right and discuss. Here are my collages:
I couldn’t decide which one of the artistic ones I liked better- this one is very cool and makes you think:
And this one was just weird and awesome at the same time:
Discussion to post soon..
I gotta say.. I am still in a halfway food coma from last night’s dinner out. This week, Myrtle Beach is holding its annual Restaurant Week. It’s all those fancy restaurants you can’t really afford on a week night but save up for a special occasion. Last night, Laura and I headed to the Parson’s Table in Little River. She’s been there before but it was my first time and wow- please do yourself a favor and go eat there.
The atmosphere is so quaint and eclectic. The windows are all stained glass and Laura practically knew everyone in the entire restaurant- always a good thing! How restaurant week works is for a flat rate- you get a 3 course dinner- well, FOUR courses at Parson’s Table! (lucky, huh?) The menu items aren’t just little dinners the restaurants have thrown together to try their food, oh no- they are the entrees that are the signature dishes of the restaurant!
Laura and I got all separate things so we could try a little of it all. Our waiter started us out with some crackers and homemade cheese and of course, WINE. My first course was the She Crab Soup and Laura got the Fried Green Tomatoes.
It was a nice surprise to hear we got a signature salad before the meal as well as rolls and cornbread. The salad came out in a big bowl so you could serve yourself if you wanted more. Okay, by now, I was complaining to Laura that I was already full so you can see where my night was headed.
I am not a ‘fancy’ food kind of girl. I really like my meat and potatoes however, it just so happened that I had already made a beef stew earlier in the week. So being super adventurous.. I ordered fish. So uncharacteristic of me but I couldn’t have been more pleased. My second dish was the cornbreaded Grouper with a tomato, bacon and mustard sauce on top. It came with garlic leek (I don’t know what this is but it’s delicious) mashed potatoes and french green beans. Laura got the duck… I tried that but secretly, I liked my fish better. That was a little TOO out there for me to have a whole meal of.. however, it was the best/only duck I’ve ever had!
I was able to ‘stop’ myself from eating after TWO”" sighs of fullness. (You know that little sigh you have you take before you stuff another bite of food into your mouth when you’re full…) This entree made an excellent lunch the next day!
I rounded the night out with a much needed (cough cough) White Chocolate Creme Brulee which pretty much melted in my mouth. It was super disgusting so I finished the whole thing. Laura opted for the Bread Pudding.
In case you wanted to see.. here is Laura’s dinner all wrapped up in a nice little Instagram package:
Our dinner was so fantastic and I really hope you go and try Parson’s Table one night! It’s worth a little drive and a full stomach!
The restaurants involved are not Just Myrtle Beach but all of South Carolina. If you’re in SC and feeling like you want a fun dinner out for a good price- check out the website HERE. It goes until Sunday so go have a little splurge this weekend!
I really think it’s true- my office it totally ‘me’ and I think that makes me work much better. If I were forced to sit in a fluorescent little box all day with no color, I can tell you right now, the quality of my work would be lacking. I really think by surrounding yourself with things you would pick out yourself at work makes you feel like you are ready to take on the challenge and work better/smarter. These are a few things that I LOVE in my office.
The fringe-y picture above is a table cloth I have draped over my glass desk. It give my office a more home like feel to it. Plus, I can constantly change it if it gets old.
These are some of my note cards and sticky notes. If they’re coming from me, I want people to know!
I don’t like desk organizers so I use different things.. like coffee mugs to hold my pens and pencils. Also- the candle and zen garden work wonders when my day gets loooonnnnggg. ha
Ok, these are all Christmas presents (minus my computer) that I absolutely love. I take notes with my Betsey Johnson pen from Grandmommy. In my Rifle Paper notebooks Erin got me. Listening to Pandora on my fabric covered headphones from Mom. It makes me look forward to long meetings or tedious website updating.
My work calendar is actually a mouse pad. I ran out of my agenda dates so I am moving to a more functional meeting reminder.. right under my hand. Loving it so far! And of course, kitty sticky notes to add to it.
This is my notebook I use to keep up with my boring computer reports. It somehow makes them fun to print out and bind.. even if it’s all numbers. I’m really into gold foil things lately so I found this little beauty at Target when I was getting school supplies.
That about covers my fun office supplies. I love paper and funky office decor so I hope when people pass by my office they say… That must be Bree’s office.
Have a nice Hump Day!