And the winner is.....

This is going to be a super quick post, but I wanted to say thanks so much to all of you who participated in our little contest! It was tons of fun!

I'm so very happy to announce that Sarah Yano-Clarke is the lucky winner of the $50 Gift Certificate to Copper Etiquette! Congrats Sarah! Happy Shopping!

Special thanks to Jordette of Copper Etiquette for donating the fantastic prize!

Have a lovely evening!
Love Tam xo


Mother's Day, good friends and cupcakes...

I hope you all enjoyed this mother's day weekend as much as I did! Mine was definitely busy, but tons of fun! I spent most of it visiting with family and friends, and in the kitchen making cupcakes :) My little friend Sydney turned 9 this last week and asked if I would make the cupcakes for her party. She was pretty excited when I told her she could pick any kind she wanted and even more excited when she found out we could put chocolate pudding in the middle of them ;) We decided they would be vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate pudding in the middle, oh and they had to be pink and red.

I was so happy to hear that everyone loved them! Good choice on the flavors Syd!

Here's a few pics of the finished product...

We usually combine  Mother's Day with my Mom's birthday as they're only a few days apart, so this year I had the family plus my two good friends Lisa and Lisha over for dinner. Such a good time! My stomach hurts from laughing so much! So glad they could all make it! Instead of cake this year my mom requested cupcakes... The recipe for these little beauties came from the ever so lovely and talented, Miss Martha Stewart. The pics below are mine from tonight.. not bad for my first attempt :) Click here to find the complete instructions directly from Martha herself! They turned out to be super cute, and actually pretty easy to make!

Wishing all you amazing Mamas out there a fantastic Mother's Day!
Love Tam xo


My new favorite store...

A few weekends ago my good friend Emily (of Starling Memory Designs) and I took a few minutes to pop into Lazy Susan's. I'd never been before and Emily couldn't believe I didn't know about this little gem! As soon as I saw the window display I knew this store was made for me!

The store is located in the Fairfield Plaza in Victoria. Inside you'll find all kinds of little hidden treasures! I have a big spot in my heart for oil cloth and everything you could possible make out of it! Not only can you purchase it by the meter, but you could buy the whole darn bolt if you really wanted! They have all different kinds of items made from it from place mats, to adorable bowling style bags! They even have panniers for your bicycle, which is perfect for me, because I have a vintage bike and I've been looking for some! The best part though is that all of these products are locally made! They have crafty things, vintage finds, and locally made clothing too! I really could have purchased everything in the store!

Oh and for all you Kath Kidston fans out there, they sell TONS of her stuff and it's MUCH cheaper in their store than purchasing it online! So if you've been dreaming about that little sailboat themed bag but couldn't bring yourself to spend the gagillion dollars online, pop in to Lazy Susan's! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Hope you all have a lovely day!
Love Tam xoxo


Vintage Picnic Wedding Inspiration...

Of all the possible wedding themes out there, Vintage Picnic is my absolute favorite! The warm sunshine, a big field, good friends and family, vintage table cloths, assorted jars filled with flowers, the smell of the BBQ, and a table full of homemade pies. Sounds like heaven to me!

Not only is this theme versitile, it's also extremely cost effective! Oh and what a stunning bridal or baby shower it would make as well!

A little inspiration for you...

{the invitation...}

{simple and original ceremony seating}

{a simple alter}

{the decor}

{add a little color to your day}

{the attire} - I think this is my favorite bridesmaid look. My two favorite colors combined!

{the dessert table}

{some unique and sweet favors for your guests}

Hope you all have a lovely evening!
Love Tam xo