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Southern Weddings Inspiration

5 Feb

**Paper Poste is on hold this week because I’m stuck with what direction I want to take it.  I’m bored with it, to be honest, and need to find it’s mojo again.**

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I received a few issues of Southern Weddings for Christmas.  Needless to say, I was smitten with the magazines (as I knew I would be), and, while all the weddings featured in the pages were beautiful, this one stood out the most and spoke to my style.

Kraft Paper invitation featured in Southern Weddings--theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.comvia

As I’m working through this slight rebranding process, I’m forced to consider who my ideal client is and have to delve into all the hard questions. (blegh).  BUT, that’s where the magic happens; so I’m doing it.

I’ll share more on that in the next few weeks as I really get a feel for it.  Since this particular wedding fired me up and made my heart explode immediately, this is where it’s at: LOTS of pattern and bold color and fun things!

Creative Wedding Escort Card board featured in Southern Weddings--theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.comvia

Admittedly, this look is not for everyone and I’m all for a classic wedding–with a twist, of course–but I am so head-over-heels for this fete that I had to share.

Table bouquet featured in Southern Weddings--theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.comvia

I am telling you: that bouquet and table cloth?!  Speaking right to my heart.

This couple quoted: “If your wedding doesn’t feel inspired, it runs the risk of being less memorable.”  And, there you have it, friends.  That’s what it’s all about. (and love, of course!)

All the images can be found in Part 1 and Part 2.


five to focus

27 Jan


You know that feeling of desperation you get when you have an overwhelming to-do list, you’ve procrastinated already, and you just can’t get your brain to focus enough to know where to start?  Yeah, me, too.  I don’t think it’s something just we entrepreneurs battle constantly; I think everyone gets bogged down with it!

So!  To get back on the swimming, going-forward side of things, these are my go-to options:
Focus. Get work done.--image by theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.comToss the Garbage. Overwhelmed? Take a garbage bag and five minutes.  Toss everything that doesn’t need to be around.  Old receipts, notes, candy wrappers (we all have them!), and whatever else is cluttering your space.  In the garbage.

Crack your Favorite Beverage. For me, this is always Mountain Dew.  Something about that fizz and taste revitalizes me and helps me get things done.  Maybe that drink is wine, Champagne, or fresh flavored water for you!

Download.  Get rid of the mental clutter.  Reminders for your schedule, inspiration for the next thing you want to do, worries about your kids or budget or just life, dreams, bucket-list items; whatever it is, write it down.  Take five minutes and just write like crazy.  Once it’s out, you can focus on what’s at hand, and organize the notes accordingly later!

Walk. Stretch. Plank.  Go for a walk.  Stretch out the kinks.  Do the plank (or whatever else makes you feel powerful and invincible).  Exercise is amazing for focus and doing something that makes you feel like you can conquer the world?  Priceless.

Just Start. Edit Later.  Start anywhere.  Just do it.  Freestyle it if you need to.  Don’t worry about what it looks like now because you can edit later.  Just give it momentum.

This year is going to be magical and purposeful, and nowhere in magic-land do the heroines (or heros!) get stuck by a little mess trying to make the big things happen.  Get out of that mind-mess and into your purpose!


art form of dessert

2 Aug

A few weeks ago, I teased you with a few images from the Girl Bash I hosted at the beginning of July.  I seriously wish I could throw those every day.  I would never get bored!  Planning, designing, and throwing events is what I do best and I love watching guests thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I teamed up with one of my friends (Rachel from Rach’s Cakes) and with her cake expertise, we had something to eat at that party.  I’ve said before and I’ll continue to say it: she has way WAY more talent than I do in that department.  That’s why I recruited her.

I gave her the overall theme: pink, orange, gold, chevron, and polka dots.  I also told her I wanted a cake for display as well as cake pops to eat, gave her a few ideas that I had seen done and liked, and told her to go nuts!  And she definitely did!  Just look at the detail in these images!

Pink, Orange, and Chevron Cake --Spunky Sapphire Events---theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.com

Image by Spunky Sapphire Events--theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.com

Image by Spunky Sapphire Events --theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.com

Image by Spunky Sapphire Events --theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.com

Image by Spunky Sapphire Events --theSpunkySapphire.wordpress.com

From a gorgeous opening flower gracing the top to gold leafing detail on the handcrafted ruffles, Rachel created a gorgeous cake that impressed everyone and brought my vision to life!