Monday, December 30, 2013

Goodbye 2013!

Wishing you a New Year
filled with
new Hope,
new Joy,
and new Beginnings!

Monday, December 23, 2013

We Wish You...

a Merry Christmas!
From our family to yours, all the best during this holiday season
and throughout the New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

2013 Christmas Decor

The tree has been decorated, the wreaths are hung...and the snow well hasn't stopped for a month but hey, Christmas is just around the around so we make the best of it....while dreaming of a beachy Christmas lol.

Todai I am sharing some photos with you of our Christmas décor. Each year I like to take our usual decorations but incorporate a different theme. Last year, was brown paper wrapping and twine. This year our theme is tartan. We went a bit further with the theme this year and incorporated in our Christmas cards, open house invites, tree, wreaths, table settings, etc. We love it! I call it "Tartan Glamour"....cuz a girl still needs her bling!

yes I have high heels and handbags on my tree
All you need is LOVE...and shoes
Our tree all lit up! She's tiny but cute!
Frank Sinatra and Elvis ornaments
my handmade wreath, I'm kinda proud of it
Another shot of the tree
Living room view...I love decorating for Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Recipe: Taco Pie

I love tacos. I love pie. Taco pie = perfection. I saw this idea done numerous ways on Pinterest and was super excited to make it for dinner the other night. So tasty!

  • package of lean ground beef
  • package of taco seasoning
  • shredded cheese
  • lettuce, shredded
  • tomatoes, diced
  • package of Pillsbury Grands Croissants
  1. Brown beef in a skillet, add seasoning.
  2. Spread out dough into a pie pan (I criss-crossed mine). And cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the meat into the pie shell and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Cook for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and layer lettuce and tomatoes.
  6. enjoy!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

And the Color of the Year is........

It's no surprise giving my line of work that I keep up with popular colors. Every year about this time, Pantone releases there Color of the Year for the coming year. Last year we had Emerald Green. Instantly I started receiving requests from brides wanting to have it as their wedding color. The Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. I'm pretty excited about it too as purple is my favorite color and this is like a purplish pink shade which will be very easy to incorporate into weddings. Here are a few of my favorite pics for items in Radiant Orchid:
Lovely dress from Halston Heritage

Bouquet design by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Must have these shoes from Fairy Shoe Princess!

Perfect summer dress from ModCloth

Lovely centerpiece, my own design (Silva Designs)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter Wonderland Candy Bar

This weekend in the middle of -40 temperatures, my company Silva Designs, had a corporate event at the Calgary Zoo that we created a candy bar for. The theme for the party was "Winter Wonderland" with blue, silver, and white as the colors. We decided to incorporate all that into the candy bar. We kept the candy to those 3 colors (not an easy feat!). I used tulle on the table to great a snowy scene and sprinkled silver Christmas leaves around the table for some glam. I also had blue ribbon on all the vases to look cohesive. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Yup...It's a Snow Day

Well December just started and it is technically still Fall but Calgary has been hit with yet another blast of winter. This one was fierce though. Monday morning we all woke up to a blizzard. Literally. And not the DQ ice cream version I much rather prefer. We're talking heavy snowfall and high winds. White out conditions. This morning the winds have died down and we're left with huge snow drifts making it near impossible to navigate out of our own street. This girl is having a snow day. Make some cocoa and settle in!

view out my front window