Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{some stuff}

It's Tuesday, late afternoon, and my mind goes all over the place.
Here's some stuff I've been thinking about...

...an unofficial blog break {the reason for no post yesterday}.
Our pastor's family had to go out of town, so my sister and I are
house-sitting/dog-watching for them.
It's kind of like a mini vacation for us. :)

...how cute these hair pins are!
{P.S. I've extended the shop discount until Friday:
FAVORITE15 for 15% off your order!}

...that I smell very strongly of Bath & Body Works.
I needed some new body spray, and I ended up trying just about every one in the store...
I ended up getting Twilight Woods & Sensual Amber. :)

...that I really want to put together a thank you notes book. Such a good idea!

...that playing Just Dance is a workout!


...that I'm excited about going out to dinner with a dear friend tonight. :)


What are you thinking about today?
Hope you have a lovely evening!

Friday, May 27, 2011

{color love} yellow

Don't forget! You can use the discount code FAVORITE15
for 15% off your order at Petunia Blooms.


I so enjoy searching out pretty photos for each week's {color love}!
Today, we have...

{ yellow }

{goldie clutch from EmersonMade}

{Pinterest, from here}

What color is inspiring you today?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{petunia blooms} some of my favorites!

As many of you know, I opened my little shop, Petunia Blooms, last September.
This was a new start for me. A move from selling cards & stationery to selling things I've sewn.

I loved making cards, and I still make them for myself and others occasionally.
But sewing? Is so much more of a passion for me.
Maybe it's the season of life I'm in, maybe I just got bored...
but I love sewing things and then sharing them with others.
I feel so privileged that this is my job. It's amazing!

That being said, I love every single thing I put into my shop.
I just wanted to take a minute today to share some of my favorites with you...

blooms. berry + navy stripe

petite petals hair clips. pink floral + summer picnic

Want to know a secret?
Sometimes I make doubles of things just so
I can keep one for myself...I can't resist!

See something you like? Use the discount code 
for 15% off your next order!
{good through Sunday night}

What is your favorite? I'd love to hear about it!


Happy Thursday to you!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I Love Wednesday {wedding inspiration}

Hello, and happy Wednesday!
I'm linking up with Krystina for {What I Love Wednesday}.


This week I'm sharing some inspiration for our wedding.
October 8th is coming, and it's been so fun to plan and decide what will go into our wedding.
Planning on a {very small} budget can be difficult, but sometimes a challenge is more fun. :)

So, here are some of my thoughts and ideas...

{found here}

I love this less-traditional idea of bridesmaids wearing skirts!
And the shoes are SO cute.
{found here}

I like this soft and pretty up-do.
I definitely want to do something similar with my curls.
{found here}

Of course, I looove mason jars.
I have a whole box in our garage {a great yard sale find!},
which I probably will use as candle holders.
{found here}

I've heard that these paper poms are "over-used"...
but I love them. It's my wedding.
And most people I know in person haven't see these used much. ;)
{found here}

Isn't this adorable?!
Love the chalkboard.
Love the cute couple.
Definitely want to do something like this!


You can see more of my inspiration right here.
{can you tell that I really like Pinterest to organize things I like?}

Hope your day is just lovely!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


...I'm sipping coffee from my cheerful yellow mug.

...I'm happy & feeling inspired because I cleaned my workspace.
It's amazing how a clean workspace makes me want to work more!

...I'm excited to go out to lunch with a friend to celebrate our birthdays!
Hers was last week, mine was in December - we like to spread out the celebrations. :)

...I'm thinking about what I want our {future} home to be like.
You can get a taste of what I'm thinking right here.

...I'm so thrilled that I got to mail out 2 custom orders yesterday!

{not the best picture, but you get the idea...}

...I'm getting married in less than
19 weeks!

...I'm content. Life is good, and I'm happy & thankful.

How are you doing today?
Hope your Tuesday is a lovely one. :)


Don't forget, you can save 15% at burlap + blue
by using the discount code sweetestpetunia.

Monday, May 23, 2011

burlap + blue {feature & discount code!}

I'm so excited to share a sweet shop with you today! 
Be sure  to check the end of the post for a discount code.

{shop}  {blog}  {twitter}  {facebook}


burlap + blue is a shop filled with lovely things.
dessert pedestals {seriously need some of these!}, coasters, pretty things for your home...

Here's what Linda has to say about her shop:

My shop features vintage-inspired, handcrafted goods,
including dessert pedestals and personalized children's matching games.
I started burlap+blue a couple of years ago so that I could stay creative
while staying and home and raising my 2 year old son.
I love the online community and the constant inspiration
I receive from my fellow bloggers and shop owners!!

Love that!

I think this sweet birdie stand is my favorite! 

Linda even has some of these adorable shabby blooms,
perfect for dressing up a plain top.

See something at burlap + blue that you just have to have?

Use the discount code
for 15% off your next purchase!

Have fun shopping! :)


I love sharing handmade shops here on the blog.
If you'd like to see your shop featured, you can find more info right here.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, May 20, 2011

{color love} aqua

As I was searching for the inspiration for this week's color love,
I kept coming to back to aqua. I feel like it's so fresh and cheerful, very pretty.
So enjoy!

{ aqua }

Gorgeous flower print.

Who wouldn't love this fabulous aqua chair?!

This piano makes me happy & sad at the same time...

Love this picture, and the adorable shoes! {from here}

I can think of so many fun uses for this twine!

Love these!

What do you love about aqua?


Happy weekend, everyone!
Don't forget, you can use the code HEADBAND1 for 10% off in the shop.
Ends tonight at midnight!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

swirling in my head today...

inspiring me today...

.....My brain is always going. Thoughts, rabbit trails, ideas, projects to try...so sometimes you get posts like these. Random things swirling around in my head.

.....I'm getting discouraged about my little shop. I'd love to make some sales, do some more custom orders, feel like having the shop is actually worth my time spent. But, I totally understand that budgets are tight, and sometimes fun extras just aren't possible. Any suggestions for growing my shop?

.....It's my little sister's birthday today. Which means that we're celebrating. Good food, cupcakes...and then I'll have to not eat for the next 3 days. ;)

.....I'm so thankful that planning for our wedding has been {mostly} drama-free so far. Hearing about other couple's issues is pretty crazy. Feeling especially thankful for our very supportive families!

.....I might be a little addicted to pinning.

.....and coffee. But you already knew that. ;)

.....I have lots to do today, so I should stop the randomness here.

.....Oh, remember, you can use the code HEADBAND1 for 10% off in my shop!

.....Thanks for reading. I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know. {{hugs!}}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

{What I Love Wednesday, #4}

Linking up with this lady today to share some things that I'm really loving...

I love to read. I always have, and I probably always will.
Right now I'm reading The Lightkeeper's Bride.



These Mint Chocolate cupcakes are calling my name...
I'll be making them on Friday for my sister's birthday. Yay!


This print. I absolutely love it.
I really, really want this in our home when we get married.


This pretty bunting. I know bunting might be considered "overdone",
but I love it, and it will be incorporated in my wedding in some way. :)


What are you loving today?