Lemon & Lapis

9 Instagramers You Need To Follow Right Now

February 26, 2015

Instagram is full of inspiration and fun. And plenty of jealousy, guilt, and “why didn’t I like of that.” These people are some of my favorite instagramers and I think you should just quick add them to your feed. They inspire me and motivate me to try new and interesting things.

1 // Minimalist Designer and Art Director, Breanna Rose

For the last 3 years, I’ve followed Breanna’s blog with such excitement. I love her style and the simplicity and beauty of her design. It inspires me to always think in more of a minimalist tone when designing.

2 // Momma-Designer-Photographer-Puppy Lover, Poppy Designs

ami is simply amazing. As a friend you know she’ll support you. As a momma, you know she’ll do the right thing. She is both a phenominal designer and photographer! Trust me, you’ll want to get on her waiting list for photos. Just check out her photos. ‘Nuff said.

3 // Iron(wo)man, erin klegstad

Sure, she is a friend. And sure I love how her photos motivate me to put in my measly 30 minutes while she goes all non-stop swimbikerun. This girl is fearless and doesn’t give up on her dreams. It’s so fun to watch her train!

4 // Colorful and Witty, Emily Ley

Just giving birth to two adorable twins, Emily is yet again one up’ing. With her bright and colorful design asethic, how can you not love her instantly? She’s also the creator of the Simplified Planner. Damn, she’s awesome!

5 // Health-Nut Foodies, Prescribe Nutrition

These holistic nutritionists are my favorite duo. They’ve made their goal to educate people on how nutrition fits into your whole being. How cool is that? Plus if you look closely to the photo, I designed that document to the left. Neat, huh?

6 // Wedding Designer + Stylist Extraordinaire, Kylie Swanson

All of her photos will have you wishing you could re-do your wedding or how to make her style part of your day. The photos are breath taking, the design makes you happy, and in general, she’s got a fresh perspective.

7 // Minimalist Interior Designer + Blogger, thedesignchaser

She has 53,000 followers for a reason. Her clean design style mixed with the fresh greens spread throughout her photos makes you want to step through your phone and into her space. It feels serene!

8 // Blogger and New Mom, Aubrey Kinch

Aubrey is a self-proclaimed instagram addict and her cute baby girl has taken over her instagram feed. NO complaints here. I love me some cute baby! I just love how bright and colorful her photos are.

9 // Adorable Doxie, Musings Of Mia

Snuggling with a doxie is the best and she looks like a fantastic snuggler. She is always fancy and looking for a show. A must-follow for puppy dog lovers like me!

Who are some of your recommended Instagramers that I should follow?

Follow me on Instagram: amandacnagy and lemonandlapis

Wedding

70 Fun and Unique Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

February 24, 2015

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For our destination wedding, I knew we were going to do welcome bags. I wanted to welcome our guests with some creature comforts after their long flights and drives to Carmel. I scoured the web/pinterest for hours thinking of what would be both budget-friendly and useful on this vacation. I came up with a few items that were in our budget.

Our welcome bags included:

  • Re-useable Tote bag (purchased from Pick Your Plum)
  • Handmade elastic hair ties
  • Itinerary + Welcome letter
  • Local beer / box of wine
  • Custom bottle koozie
  • Flip flops
  • Candies
  • California Guidebook

Here are 70 more ideas for your welcome bags! Enjoy.

Welcome Bag Ideas

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Beverages

Food

  • candies
  • chocolate
  • Clif bar
  • chicago mix popcorn
  • artisan olive oil
  • artisan balsamic vinegar
  • fresh fruit
  • artisan sea salt
  • Altoids
  • gum
  • box of chocolates

DIY

Local

  • custom packaged soap
  • printed list of things to do
  • local guidebook
  • hand warmers
  • map
  • local postcards (pre-stamped)
  • local handmade lotion

Essentials

  • asprin
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • shout pen or wipes
  • elastic hair ties
  • mini first aid kit
  • toothbrush
  • bobby pins
  • safety pins
  • travel sewing kit

Entertainment

Couple Picks

Wedding

  • itinerary
  • custom door hangers
  • travel candle
  • hangover kit

Kids

  • coloring book
  • crayons

Beach Wedding

  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • flip flops
  • beach towel
  • salt water taffy

Rustic Wedding

Destination Wedding

  • luggage tags
  • icebreaker activity (guest bingo)

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Wedding

8 Unique and Beautiful Etsy Wedding Dresses

February 17, 2015

When I was shopping for my wedding dress, I wanted something ‘beachy.’ At the time, I was determined to get married on a beach, near the water. While we ended up deciding that the beach wasn’t exactly what we thought, the dress I chose was unique and very budget-friendly (I purchased it from Ann Taylor).

Since, February is all about weddings on Ms. Giggles, I thought I would pull together some of my favorite unique Etsy wedding dresses available now.

1/ High-Lo Chill Wedding Dress from The Peppermint Pretty

 

2/ Bohemian Gown from floraandlane

3/ Vintage Lace Wedding Gown from AvailCo

4/ Luxurious Lace Bridal Gown from Autumn Silk Bridal

5/ Gorgeous Floral Print Custom Gown from ALENAFEDE

6/ 2-Piece Hand Beaded Silk Tea Length Gown from le animal

7/ A-Line Chiffon Custom Wedding Gown from Happy Beginning New

8/ V-Neck Backless Beaded Wedding Dress from Za Za Boutique

Did you buy your wedding dress from an Etsy shop? What was your experience?

Let us know in the comments.