Who can resist the bright eyed florals from Margie Keates (@thelovelyave). I really can’t get enough of her adorable styling, how cute is that rain boot arrangement? She’s also working on some gorgeous paper flower garland + complete with eucalyptus leaves, every girls dream. Keep up the breath-taking work Margie, your loving heart and bubbly personality is so apparent in each bouquet. Thanks so much for sharing your paper petals on our Instagram #APpaperflowerlove feed! Be YOU and keep on creating Margie!

And Im loving this warm weather, well warmer than winter weather I should say! Its been chilly, but despite the chill we are making a special trip downtown this weekend. You know, walk the streets and soak in some coffee shop culture at our favorite cafe. My kind of Saturday. Pittsburgh locals, have you been to Burgatory? I hear its delicious and I think it’s finally time we cash in on our christmas gift card! Until then, kick your feet up and relax – its officially, almost, the weekend!

Xx, Rachael


Screen-Shot-2015-03-26-at-8.09.56-AM I have this crazy (unreasonable) fear of being different. Fade into the background, blend in. My mind rests comfortably knowing its safer to be a watered-down version of myself. As ironic as it may be, Amanda’s dare to be different attitude, is what officially adopted me as her biggest fan. No one can talk about husband farts and nose picking quite like her greeting cards at Wit & Whistle. Deservingly, her courage to be one-of-a-kind has translated into the quiet confidence, original wit and success I so admire today…

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AppetitePaper_ColorCombo_PinkMintGoldA girly Appetite Color Combo for your Wednesday morning! I know you wont be seeing these blooms in your back yard any time soon, but its fun to play around with a little make-believe. These in particular are my favorite of the Anemone bunch. Pink, gold and mint – what a surprisingly cute combination!



One of my all time favorite stationery designers, Amanda Wright, has such a fun blog. Full of outdoor activities, recipes, adorable dogs and of course some behind the scene sneak peeks of her art work! Well, she shared this inspiring post last year about macro photography. I couldn’t resist trying it for myself. So I wondered around, getting up and close and personal with some flowers, and I thought these beauties would be a great way to kick off the new season! Cant wait for all these pretty blooms to arrive in just a few short weeks…. [Read more…]


AppetitePaper_PaperFlower_Love_CarlyRobbinsLoving all things paper from Carly Robbins (@whahapind) this week! Her layers and full bodied florals have inspired me to tackle the beloved peony this weekend. This girl has got it going on. Carly, thanks so much for sharing your work with us. Your paper flowers made a bold statement on our Instagram #APpaperflowerlove feed. You rock. Be you and keep on creating!

And the first day of spring is officially upon us! So pumped for the weekend. Lots of coffee, a big breakfast and some quality time with my husband. Im also going to be teaching my two girlfriends how to make paper anemones tomorrow, over snacks and treats of course! I cant wait to get back to basics with them. Figuring out floral tape, stretching paper and cheering them on when their first petal rips, EK! We’ve all been there… Have a great weekend!

Xx, Rachael