Monthly Archives: January 2014

Market Blooms: Flower art

We love flowers and that’s a big given.  From time to time, we treat ourselves by buying the blooms when we’re out grocery shopping.  Once unpacked, they instantly add life to a room.  Notice the immediate effect on your mood the next time you unpack your bouquet.

Whether you buy occasionally or weekly, we want to share some ideas through our Market Blooms series.  Sometimes plopping them into a container of water is all it takes.  But what if you wanted to shake things up a bit?  Well, you can!

The unfortunate thing is that life comes and goes.  Flowers, they bloom and wilt away.  So how do we preserve the prettiness of the blooms then?

Get out your camera and start snapping away.  Take pictures of your flowers.  Capture their living moments so you can enjoy them for a long long time.  Frame them to show off your floral arranging skills.  Or place them on a lonely wall.  Floral art for your space, look at that!

Market Blooms Series: Floral Art ranunculus - Style This Shindig

To get started, arrange the flower heads into something that looks good to you.  Play around with placement.  Snap the pictures when you’re happy with it.

Market Blooms Series: Floral Art ranunculus - Style This Shindig

When you can tell that the flowers have just a little bit of life left in them, get on it!

We’d love to see pictures of arrangements.  Hope you’d share!

Cheers!

 

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Happy Shindig 2014

Happy new year! Did you have a good celebration? Are you recovering well? You know, getting the rest you need to feel pumped for the new year? Well hopefully you answered, yes, yes, and yes.

Stars, party blower, Style This Shindig

The beginning of the year is a hopeful time of year. Because we tend to make a decision to improve something or other with ourselves. At the very least we have intentions, if not an entire strategy, to edit aspects of our lives that we don’t like. If you’re one of those without a thing to improve or to change, well lucky you! Could we hang around you? Seriously!

For the rest of us, whatever your plans or intentions are, you have our backing 100%. Before you go a little wild with your new year resolutions, here’s something to think about: A Ted Talk by David Steindl-Rast.  He talks about the secret to being happy.  That’s gratefulness.  It’s an inspiring talk that got us thinking about all the things we have already.  While we focus on changing the things we don’t like about ourselves, let’s look back at all the things that we’re super pleased with.

Looking into the new year.  2014.  Style This Shindig.

Being grateful for family, for another birthday, for another anniversary, for deepened relationships, and for good health (hence another birthday and another anniversary) is what makes us happy.  These are all the reasons to celebrate, don’t you think? It’s really about showing how grateful and pleased we are with life.  Right?!

Here at Style This Shindig, we strive to embrace  all that we have in life, all the people we love, and all the stories we create in the moments that we’ve been given.  We’re all about visually capturing and retelling stories.  It’s why we LOVE to style events and help you style yours!

Gold rimmed champagne glass, Style This Shindig

Whether you’re retelling a special story, standing up for a just cause, celebrating a special moment (a born day, a wedding, a union, a still-in-love-with-each-other-day), or simply being present, let us be your cheerleader.  You know, help you celebrate, in style!

On this blog, this year, you’ll find wedding decor how-to’s, event styling ideas, kid’s party ideas, floral how-to’s (of course!) and a whole lot more.  We hope you’ll find the thoughts, tips, and ideas helpful as you plan your next event.  Can’t visit the blog often?  Sign up for email and you’ll get the info delivered to your inbox.

Happy New Year Banner (Meri Meri), Style This Shindig

Won’t you come along for this ride, this adventure?  Let’s look ahead into the party future together!  It’d be more fun!

Tell us, what events or parties are you planning this year?

 

P.S. If reading blog articles isn’t your style and you still want doses of inspiration, find us on Instagram.  It’s an intimate space.  We tweet.  We pin.  You’re awesome!

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