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alice in wonderland party ideas

Vivi’s fourth birthday is right around the corner, and we’re having fun getting ready to celebrate.  It’s so fun to have a little fall kickoff and invite her little friends over to have fun.  We don’t get to host nearly as much as I’d like, partly because our house isn’t really that big, and partly because of this season of life with little people, so I love having a reason to throw a party and spend time with some of our favorites.   We’re doing a little “Vivi in Wonderland” theme, and here is some of the inspiration above!  I can tell 4 is going to be a big year.  I can feel even more so this shift of parenting from simply meeting needs to more relationship building and investing.

Sources: (1) Heart Cake; (2) Pipe Cleaner Crowns; (3) Teapots; (4) Alice in Wonderland Art; (5) Bunny Jacket; (6) A Midsummer Mingle; (7) Flowers

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Lauren"Looks like it will be a gorgeous party! We don't get to host too many events anymore, either. I miss …"

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I adore this nursery that Lauren created for her little daughter, Ann Bennett.  It’s just gorgeous!  She was inspired by the My Little Pony board, and I love what she did with it to make it her own.  She says the gender was a surprise, so it was a great neutral start, and then she added in some girly touches after Ann Bennett made her arrival.  (Sources: Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; Crib Skirt; Black Dots Crib Sheet; Sleepytime Rocker; Candy Pink Pouf; Tree Stump Table; Horseradish Dhurrie Rug; Bentwood Pendant; The Alison Show Mobile;  Pharmacy Floor Lamp; Triangle Pillow

equestrian baby nursery ideas

Love this gorgeous armoire she found off craigslist.  She switched out the hardware for some pieces from Anthropologie. (Sources: Embroidery Hoop

neutral baby nursery inspiration

Always a fan of The Alison Show’s leather triangle mobiles!

For these shelves, she used IKEA brackets painted gold.  Love!

The dresser/changing table is another craigslist find that she painted with chalk paint (chesapeake blue).  Love that sweet little abacus lamp.

Lauren’s sister-in-law, Lea, painted the horse above the crib.  Such a sweet gift and treasure!

neutral baby nursery inspiration

I love this sweet room so much, Lauren!  Thank you for sharing, and I hope y’all are inspired!


Tiffanie"This nursery is great. The rocker looks awesome and instantly became my fav. "

Alison"Love this nursery! Do we know where she found the Come Thou Fount print? It's beautiful. "

Kendyl"These are my favorite posts! I love seeing your boards come to life! I have a few boards bookmarked for …"

Lauren Bryant"Thank YOU, Joni! XO. "

Kitty"I so love seeing your inspirations come to life! This is a beautiful nursery and how special to have …"


fall booties

It’s bootie season!  Do you love them as much as I do?  I think they are so fun, and love that I can wear them with jeans or dresses or just whatever.  Here are some that I’m crushing on right now (although I’d never actually get those leopard ones – I couldn’t possibly manage in those heels but they are striking!).  I got the Lucky Penny ones last winter, and they are my faves.  The metallic is just so good and the low heel is easy to manage with little people in tow.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend enjoying this wonderful season!!

Sources: (1) Lucky Penny Boots; (2) Tapestry Wedge Boots; (3) Louie Boots; (4) Linden Zipper Booties; (5) Collins Fringe Moccasins; (6) Margot Booties;  (7) Splendid Suede Booties; (8) Leopard Booties; (9) Grey Booties


the owlery


black and white baby room ideas

Here is a slightly more neutral version of last week’s board.  I’m loving the calming, sparse feel of the black and white.  And how awesome is that screech owl tintype above?  I just love it!  It’s not offered in such a large size, sadly – but how special it is a tintype!  Also, that pendant light above is so good, and not too pricey at $149.

Sources: (1) Mobile Small Pendant; (2) Canvas Chart; (3) Screech Owl; (4) Black Chalkboard Clock; (5) Set of brass owls; (6) Wire Sculpture; (7) Isocabison Print; (8) Marble Shelf; (9) Owl Print; (10) Mt. Glacier Print; (11) Kilim Pillows; (12) Airin Spindle Crib; (13) Small Pillar Lamp; (14) Vintage Lowboy Dresser; (15) Teak Tray; (16) Great White North Bedding; (17) Wingback Glider; (18) Owl Pillow; (19) Teak Stool; (20) Grey Union Rug; (21) Ottoman; (22) Moon Hug Print; (23) Rolling Storage Crate


Joni"Yes, great idea!! "

Becky"love this board. one of my favourite yet! the rolling storage crate would be a great DIY project. "


bread and butter pickles

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting a little cooking lesson from Jason and Jamie of Homespun.  I love supporting their mission of creating community around amazing meals, and wish we could attend every monthly dinner!  (Read more about working with them here and here!)  They are doing a series right now called “From Scratch”, where they are visiting different homes, and teaching how to prepare different courses.  We worked on a charcuterie board together, which was so fun and surprisingly simple, and would be the perfect thing for entertaining guests.

Today, I’m going to share how to make the most delicious bread and butter pickles (seriously, it’s hard not to eat a whole jar of these in one sitting!) and Jamie shared how to make cider whole grain mustard (which was amazing – and incredibly simple!) on their blog.  It’s so wonderful to know how to make these things yourself, so you don’t have all the extra additives and preservatives.

Ingredients: 1 lb. kirby cucumbers, sliced 1/4″ thick (aren’t these gorgeous?) | 1 large sweet onion | 1/4 c. diamond salt | 1/2 c. sugar | 1/2 c. white wine vinegar | 1/4 c. purified water | 1/4 tsp. turmeric | 1 tbsp. yellow mustard seeds | 1 tbsp. whole coriander or 1 tsp. ground coriander | 3 whole allspice | 2 cloves garlic | 1/4 tsp. celery seed | ice

bread and butter pickles


(1) Place thinly julienned sweet onions and cucumbers in a bowl and toss with diamond salt.  After the cucumbers have been coated with the salt, add ice to cover them for about an hour at room temperature.

how to make bread and butter pickles

(2) In a medium pot, pour in white vinegar, purified water, sugar, turmeric, whole yellow mustard seeds, coriander, allspice, garlic gloves, and celery seed.  Heat over medium heat for 10 minutes, just until it begins to bubble.

how to make bread and butter pickles

(3) Once the ice has melted from the cucumber and onions, strain excess water and rinse very well under cold water.  Place cucumber mixture in pickling solution and cook for 10 minutes just until the mixture comes from a boil.  Remove from heat and cool.

how to make bread and butter pickles

(4) Place in pickling jars with an air tight lid for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.  Makes such a sweet gift!

Then, if you would like to use them for entertaining, here are some tips!

Make some crostinis by slicing a baguette and brushing the tops with olive oil.  Broil them until they are perfectly browned.

Serve with cured meats (this is from Pine Street Market) and some cider whole grain mustard on a pretty tray (love this gorgeous piece from Honeycomb Studio!) and pair with crostinis, cheese, some locally made jam, and maybe some fruit for a gorgeous and super yummy spread that is relatively simple to prepare.

Easy is always a plus when there are little people around, right?  I want to entertain more, but it can be so overwhelming.  Great to have a simple go to!

how to make bread and butter pickles

What do you think?  You seriously have to try these – they are so delicious!  Be sure to check out Homespun and follow along on their blog as they share more recipes and tips!  I can’t wait to learn more.

You can bet this was eaten up right after the photo was taken.  And can you believe Jamie made those lovely dip dyed napkins?  Thanks so much to Erin Wood for taking all the gorgeous photos!  (tablecloth from here). 



lesley graham"LOVE this post! So fun!! "

Joni"Of course - love your work, Courtney!! "

Joni"Aww, thanks so much, Jennifer! That really means a lot to hear - I'm trying to come up with …"

Jennifer"Hi Joni! I really love this post. I have followed your blog since the beginning and while I …"

Courtney, Honeycomb Studio"Thanks for the shoutout, Joni! My ceramics get to have all the fun and meet all the cool people :) "

Kimberly"Fun! The spread looks delicious. Would you mind sharing the source of your adorable shirt Joni? "