Sneak Peek... A garden wedding

I'll blog more about this once I receive some pics from the ever so lovely Bride and Groom, but I wanted to give you at least one little sneak peek at how very pretty their wedding was! They were such a lovely couple, very kind, and super sweet!

Thanks so much to Mark and Allison for allowing me to be part of your day! I had the best time :)

Hope you all enjoy your day!
Tam xoxo


Summer tunes...

I found this little gem on 8tracks.com.   Sigh.... I sooo could have been one of the Brady sisters ;)

Love Tam xoxo

Free Printable Save the Date Cards and Menu

OK Kids, I have searched the Internet far and wide to come up with these lovely Save the Date cards. :) I picked the funky, somewhat quirky, but always fun ones... cause you know I just love that kind of stuff ;)  It's so great when the designers are willing to share their talents with us.  It makes it easy and affordable for everyone to be able to add a little flair to their event!  

So without further adieu... here you go!

 {Vintage Post Card Save the Date Cards}~ Courtesy of Ruffledblog.com

Click here to download the file

{Vintage LP Save the Date Cards.... LOVE these!} - Courtesy of Ruffledblog.com

Click here to download the template...

And just for good measure, I've included a menu template I found as well!

{Customizable Menu Templates} ~ Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Click here to download

We used this template at a wedding we did last year! See how ours turned out...

Love Tam xo


Boredom Busters...

Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes days at the beach, family vacations, camping, crafts and fun days at home, but eventually it may also bring boredom! We all have days where we could use a little help in the creativity department. Print these little gems on days when you need a boost! It's easy! Just right click on the picture to save to your computer, and then print!

These lovely printables come to you courteousy of Babalisme. She so graciously shares her amazing ideas and artwork with everyone. Be sure to check out her site for more free printables.

Here's a few more for you!

{Fairy Tale Paper Dolls}

{Back to School labels}

{More paper dolls}

 Have Fun!!!
Love Tam xo

You are my sunshine...

I'm really loving on yellow right now... everything from dresses, and hair accessories, to home decor! Here's a few pics I've come across that caught my eye. I've tried to source as many as I can but sometimes it's tough.  I tend to hoard images ;) I'm the Queen of looking up pretty things on the internet and saving them for furture inspiration. :) If I've missed yours, please let me know! I'll be sure to give you credit!

{Butter cream earrings from Sunshine Jewels on Etsy}

{Retro dishes in sunshine yellow}

{vintage inspired art prints}

{lemon and chocolate cupcakes}

{Who doesn't LOVE Lemonade}

{Lovely vintage cake toppers}

{Cheery table settings}

 {Yellow Bridesmaids!!}

{ and Yellow centerpieces}

Photo credits: Yellow Plates - sozoumbarised.blogspot.com, Yellow flowers - angelandspot.blogspot.com, Yellow Cupcakes - justafewofemilysfavoritethings.blogspot.com

Big Hugs,
Tam xo

And the winner is....

I just love these little contests :)

I'm so happy to announce that the winner of the FREE Pre-designed custom logo from Starling Memory is Rachel Chapman!

Congrats to you Rachel! You'll have to be sure to send us a pic of the finished product! I'd love to see it! Thanks so much to all of you who entered!

Remember you can still take a cruise through Emily's Etsy shop and who knows...you may find a logo you love and want to make your own!

Love to all,
Tam xoxo


Wobbly Wednesday... Watermelon Blasters

It's been forever since I've posted one of these, and after my long day today, I seriously need one of these! This recipe comes to you courteousy of Miss Martha Stewart. I know what I'll be doing with the watermelon I've got in my fridge!

Martha suggests tasting your drink before adding the sugar. You may find that you don't actually need it. :)

What you need:
  • 3 cups of cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1.5 cups of strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • sugar to taste
  • Cookie Cutter of your desired shape
What you need to do:

Put the watermelon, strawberries, lime juice, vodka, and sugar (if desired) into a blender. Blend on high for 15 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon, blend on high for 15 more seconds. Pour into glasses, garnish and enjoy! Makes 2 servings (high ball glass size)


Using a wooden spoon, press the rind of the watermelon through the cookie cutter. cut into it with a knife and place on the rim of your glass.

Big Hugs,
Tam xoxo


Custom logo giveaway from Starling Memory...

Since I've started this little adventure, I've received so many wonderful compliments and inquiries about my graphics and promotional materials. The talent behind my little blue bird is one of my bestest friends Emily Armstrong of Starling Memory.  This lady has more talent and creativity in her pinky finger than most of have in our whole being! She's an absolute dream to work with. She takes the time to really listen to what her clients are looking for and won't stop until they are in love with her creation!

This week Blue Lily is super excited to announce that we're giving away one pre-designed logo from Emily's Etsy Shop up to a $75 value! She's got oodles of pre-designed logos to choose from, you pick the basic design and then let her know the name, choose your colours etc... and presto! Your very own custom design!

Don't worry if you're not a current business owner, or have one on the horizon! Custom logos can be used for everything now a days! Getting married? Having a baby? Throwing a huge Birthday bash? or maybe you just want some customized thank you cards.. whatever your need, Emily's pre-designed logos will be sure to impress!

Check out our Facebook Page to enter! It's super easy, the toughest part will be picking the design you want if you win! Remember kids, contest closes June 9th at 5pm!

To view her etsy shop click here....  

Love Tam xo

Marshmallows, bubbles and sunshine.....

Happy Sunday Everyone :)

Hope you all got out and enjoyed this much needed sunshine this weekend :) I had the nicest day today :) I got the dreaded task of mowing my lawn out of the way at 9am this morning. I'm sure my neighbors were loving me, but at least I waited until 9 :) After the lawn was done, I set up camp at the picnic table on my patio and got down to some business. I have a wedding that I'm doing in a couple weeks, and I needed to put the final touches on my spreadsheet and just make sure all my ducks are in a row. Feeling good about it all, it's going to be tons of fun and I can't wait! I'll share all the details with you once it's done!

My little 3 year old nephew Caleb came over this afternoon for a playdate and we had the bestest time! Had a campfire and roasted marshmallows, put our toes in the lake and blew some bubbles on the dock. We got some "Auntie/Kid" time in today and I loved every minute of it. :)  Here's a few pics from our day :)

{ Bubbles on the dock }

{ Someone had a marshmallow and apple sauce face }

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and enjoy your evening!
Love Tam xo