The Past Few Weeks

September seems to be one of those crazy months that is filled with my favorite things...fashion, parties, wine and cooler nights. This September has been no exception. Work and events have been at an all time high; blogging at an all time low sadly.

Here are some snapshots of the past few weeks-

8.30.12 Fall Fashion began at a private event held at my local Anthroplogie-

9.1.12 My girlfriends and I properly kicked off Michele's 30th year-

9.3.12 Labor Day is spent enjoying a lazy day with Justin and our 2 doggies

9.6.12 Fashion's Night Out at the Plaza. We browsed through stores and outdoor booths. The highlight was the Chanel makeover-

9.8.12 Kristen's Bridal Shower

9.11.12 Last Wedding Planning meeting with Bride Rachel before her big day!

9.14-9.15.12 Rachel and Adam's Rehearsal Dinner/Wedding. I was honored to be part of this fun couple's big day and serve as their Day of Coordinator.

9.18.12 Date Night- Waldo Pizza and pumpkin ale. Yummy!

9.20.12 DIFFA Volunteer Appreciation Party *Plus, working on finalizing the DIFFA Holiday By Design event happening 11.17.12 at the Gallery in KC's Power&Light District. Save The Date!!!

9.21.12 Justin's last night at the fine dining restaurant that he has run the past 4 years. He got a great job...with 'regular' hours like mine. Hurray!

9.22.12 The Harvest Ball Society's Adorn Style Show, where I served as one of the table designers.

9.23.12 Plaza Art Fair with my good friend since we were kids, RJ, who was in from Chicago

9.24.12 Justin's 1st day at his new job. We get to carpool to work now:)

Whew! It's been a fun couple of weeks but I have lots of house projects that are starting to pile up. Can't wait for a slower weekend this weekend, so that I can get caught up on blog stuff! I have a few more reader submissions that will blow your socks off as well! Can't wait to share them.

Hope you're having a fabulous week. xoxo, S


The Mojo

Have you all heard of Paper Mojo??? Please tell me I was not the only one who didn't know about this awesome site. I found it accidentally during a random Google search and spent nearly an hour studying all of the interesting, handmade and affordable papers in all colors, patterns and textures on their website.

First in my basket was this Pirouette Marble Paper-

I knew just the place for it! This large frame that was purchased for a song at Michaels had sat empty long enough in my office. Although I had shared a link to a print that I was seriously considering on my Facebook page awhile back, I never bit the bullet. When I realized this paper came in the size I needed, a staggering 24'' x 36'', and was a mere $6, I couldn't hit 'add to my basket' fast enough.
*Yes, it still needs to be properly hung on the wall.

Close up of the actual paper-

One word: Hallelujah! I found super affordable art that brought some color to the grey wall color but did not compete with the chevron accent wall either. Winner, Winner, Chicken Paper Dinner.

Next up, I purchased this Amate Weave Paper-
 According to the website:
 The Otomoi Indians of Mexico produce Amate paper by pounding the bark fibers of fig and mulberry trees on a wooden board and drying the sheets in the sun.

How amazing is that?! I cut it down to an 8x10 size and backed it with this semi-sheer Mulberry-Jute paper, also from Paper Mojo-
I placed the papers inside this metallic frame from Michaels-


I love the juxtaposition of the rugged, natural paper and the metallic frame.

I am so pleased with the quality and beauty of these papers. I also love that they are so affordable and really are pieces of art. This does not look like simple framed scrapbook paper...because it isn't.

Have you ordered any handmade papers and used them in your own home?

*I was in no way sponsored by Paper Mojo. I purchased these papers on my own and wanted to share them with my readers because I am really impressed by the quality and prices.

xoxo, Suzanne