NASCAR’s Chase Dinner at Girl and the Goat

by Natalie For the second year in a row we’ve had a total blast working with one of our favorite corporate groups, NASCAR, to put together their celebratory pre-race dinner the night before the first race of  The NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup. ...

Garden Chic at Galleria Marchetti

by Natalie Helllooooo Darlings! I’m so sorry to have neglected our game of show and tell these days. We have had so much action going on at our studio these past two months it’s a wonder that I ever leave the office at all....

Childish Wisdom

by Natalie When I was a kid I had a poster in my bedroom of Garfield the cat laying in a pile of flowers, or something along those lines. The visual isn’t as crisp anymore but the sentiment quoted by Garfield on the poster...

Garden Glam At The Peninsula Chicago

by Natalie When my bride Ashley and her mom Cinthia contacted us from California to design Ashley and Rhett’s July 6th wedding at The Peninsula Chicago we only had a few months to plan. We quickly became phone pals and started sending inspiration photos...

DIY ~ Personalized Summer Tote

I have been looking for months for an inexpensive and cute summer tote that has a bit of personality and a gusseted bottom. I never found one that I wanted. Finally, I decided I would have to make one! It only took a few hours to...

Garden Couture Blooms At Dior

by Natalie When I saw this video last week of the recent Dior show I literally gasped for air. I’ve watched it at least ten times since.  This is how I want to live life in my fantasy. After doing further...

I Wood Do It All Again

by Natalie My husband and I celebrated our five year (777) anniversary on July 7th. If you didn’t know, the traditional wedding gift for five years is… ummm, wood.  SO, anywho… I gave my husband a card I made out of wood veneer remnants...

To The Navy

by Natalie From the bottom of the deepest blue we wish you sunny skies and safe sails this Fourth of July. Thank you to all the brave men and women who make America our home, the land of the free. We love you. ...

Perfect Sparkle & Spring at Science & Industry

by Natalie When our friend and adored planner, Katie of Bliss Weddings and Events, brought this warm and wonderful couple in to meet me to discuss their wedding plans I KNEW I had to work with them.  A. The bride, Annie, was...

DIY ~ Watermelon Mint Sun Tea

by Natalie Summer’s rolling into town and the steamy Chicago days always inspire my husband and I to brew some tea the old fashioned way, in the sun! Nothing is tastier than iced tea on a hot afternoon and harnessing the sun’s power to...

Tangerine Tango ~ A Salvage One Wedding

by Carolyn The first time I met with Abra and Peter in person was a gorgeous sunny afternoon, but I truly felt as if I already knew them both. With the perfectly selected color palette and a thriving shared pinterest board we quickly got...

DIY ~ Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

After the Bohemian Baby Shower I asked former and eternal Darling Girl, fellow lefty, and very dear friend, Kathryn, to share her strawberry shortcake know-how with all of us.  She and her daughter Lucy are always cooking up something fabulous at their “Girls Apartment” while...