Floral Crown Workshop


At the end of April, Allison and I spent an evening at a floral crown workshop hosted by one of my favorite local florists, Bows + Arrows (remember when they made this gem for our engagement photos?). Taking a floral crown class had been on my bucket list, so I was supremely excited for our night out. It turned out just as perfectly as we had hoped it would, with the studio full of flowers and treats and champagne and girls ready to learn how to make their masterpieces.

Alicia, one of the owners of the studio, taught us how simple it is to make flower crowns, even if you don't have access to fresh flowers every day. Foraging for pretty greens and buds in your yard or your neighborhood really goes a long way, she said, as long as we narrow down a color scheme, which will help us be consistent. She taught us about which supplies are the most helpful to have on hand (namely floral wire and floral tape), and I bookmarked this helpful tutorial for future crown-making adventures. The tips on this post are so similar to the things we learned in class; I'll definitely be relying on it for future floral crafting sessions!

My favorite part of the class was choosing the florals and greens I would use to make my crown. Every beautiful flower in the studio (yes, every single one) was at our disposal, so it took some time to narrow down a color palette and overall scheme. Peonies are amongst my favorite flowers, so I knew that I had to go with a dark pink version as the focal point of the crown. Everything else just fell into place from there. Alicia definitely helped a lot, but I found myself getting the hang of it towards the end of the evening. I felt like an absolute goddess when I finally placed my creation atop my head and, of course, I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate it in my ensemble on a daily basis.

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This workshop was way too much fun, and it was so wonderful to get to share in it with my dear friend Allison. What a perfect evening!

Week & End

c12735c25dc99db51744e99506955f17Happy Daylight Savings Day, friends! I am thoroughly enjoying the extra hour we were gifted with today, aren't you? This weekend has been full of so much fall goodness - a pizza party at our house on Halloween (which included all of our guests passing out candy to cute trick-or-treaters), a backyard movie night and pumpkin carving party at a friend's house last night (complete with s'mores, local brews, and cool weather), and lots of long walks outside with Callie girl. I'm not ready for the weekend to be over, but I'm looking forward to a good week, which will include a cool workshop in Fort Worth, a lunch date with Korena, a crafting edition of girls night in (calligraphy and Prosecco will be involved), and lots more goodness in between. Enjoy your Sunday evening, and if you're in an exploratory mood, check out the links below!

Last night we watched A Nightmare on Elm Street, which I had never seen before. I loved it! I also loved this video that shared some fun facts about the movie.

Ina Garten is coming to Dallas in February! My girlfriends and I are planning on snagging tickets to see her speak - so fun!

Current titles on my to-read list: Yes Please, How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, and The Forest Feast.

I absolutely loved this post on Wit & Delight about leaving social media behind in favor of pursuing the richness inherent in the present moment. My favorite takeaway - "Here's to less media and a more thoughtful way of being social." Amen!

I made my favorite cookies this week using this recipe (which calls for cream cheese instead of eggs) and was out of chocolate chips. Since we had a plethora of Halloween candy on hand, I decided to use chopped up Reese's peanut butter cups instead. This resulted in the best cookies I have ever made. Please try this recipe out for yourself asap!

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