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Creating a Cinco de Mayo Tablescape

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Having a Cinco de Mayo celebration this weekend? But feeling a little under-inspired with what to do for a Cinco De Mayo tablescape? I’m here to help with that! While I’d usually be inclined to just throw a bowl of chips on the table and dump a jar of salsa into a bowl and call it a day, how much more fun is it when you go full-fledged theme party and blow everyone away. With just a few simple additions to your food table, you too can re-create a fun Cinco de Mayo party look with minimal effort, aka, more time for margaritas!

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I simply laid a colorful strip of fabric down the center of my serving area (think long dining room table or kitchen island), and then used things I already had in the house as fun focal points for the rest of the table.

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Empty tomato cans, green chile cans, salsa jars, and empty beer bottles make adorable flower vases.

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Fresh produce like limes, corn, jalapenos, tomatoes, and avocados can be strewn about to add color, texture, and then turn into a guacamole station once the party gets going!

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Popcorn Popping: A Tulle Easter Look

Hello Tuesday! My name is Emily Smith from fashion blog Lovely Deseret! Blush pink may just be the best thing to ever happen to spring style! A blush pink tulle skirt has found its way into my closet and I’m so excited about this pastel Easter look!

A blush pink tulle skirt spring style for easter styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret

When I was little my mom taught me a song that the little kids at my church sing about spring blossoms, it goes like this: “I looked out the window and what did I see? Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!” So I grew up absolutely loving spring blossoms (and they do look a little bit like popcorn!) So for this Easter look I could think of nothing better than posing beneath the largest collection of spring blossoms that I could find at the Utah State Capitol. My amazing photographer Diana Putnam Photography of course did an amazing job, ah what would I do without her!

This blush pink tulle skirt is absolutely perfect! I found it at Downeast Basics (one of my all-time favorite shops!) From it’s flattering knee-length A-line shape to its six-layers of fluffy tulle and elastic waist, it’s stealing the show this spring as far as my Easter looks go! Because of the poofiness of the tulle skirt, I really wanted to wear it with a tighter top to accentuate my waist and create a pretty A-line shape. (Although I styled a tulle skirt with a button-up top a few moths ago and it was super cute too!) I found this darling geometric printed top and tassel bag at Downeast in the same shopping trip last week. I tried them all on together and couldn’t bear to split them up! I found these tan wedges at Charlotte Russe (Buy 2 get the second pair for $10, so yes, that means there’s a second pair of wedges hitting the blog soon!) This combination of different textures, prints, and fabrics makes this so much fun to both wear and see!

Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

Blush pink tulle skirt easter sunday style perfect for spring styled by fashion blogger Lovely Deseret and photographed by Diana Putnam Photography

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To read the extended version of this post with more photos of this look by Diana Putnam Photography, visit my fashion blog, Lovely Deseret.

I’m so excited to be sharing a new look with you every week here on Idieh Design! Till next Tuesday!

Emily

3 DIY Easter Crafts

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Easter is filled with baskets, bright colors, bold patterns…oh, and DIY Easter crafts! In other words, a combination of all of things happy. With the latest projects I created with my Cricut Explore™, you’ll have your little ones oo-ing and aw-ing at how creative the Easter bunny is for weeks to come after the annual egg hunt.

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On Easter morning, show your kiddos how busy the Easter bunny has been by leaving his tracks all over the house. Mark a pathway with these adorable bunny footprints leading up to the kids’ Easter baskets. Its as easy as print, cut, lay for these bunny prints utilizing the new Cricut® “Print Then Cut” feature! MAKE IT NOW

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Egg decorating is one of many favorite holiday traditions because you get to be creative with each egg coming out a little different than the last. To add to your egg decorating, use these colorful yet functional egg holders to display your creations, all while showing who the artist is! MAKE IT NOW

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Once it’s time for the annual egg hunt, use these bright-colored Easter yard signs to give directions for where the Easter bunny left his eggs. The kids will go wild over these signs! MAKE IT NOW

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Have so much fun making these to-die-for Easter additions:

It’s so easy to create with CRICUT EXPLORE

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This post was created in partnership with Cricut. All content and opinions are that of my own! We only promote brands we heart.

A Day in the Life with Brooke Carrico

Today we wanted to share with you one of our favorite social influencers known as @brookecarrico on Instagram! Brooke is sharing her favorite Idieh Shop products with us today and we are so excited to introduce her today.

This past year has been one of the most exciting and most successful for me. I have become someone people look up to and inspire to be (so I have been told) and today you get to see why! Everyday the first thing I do is well, check Instagram! Instagram may seem silly to some but it has made me define myself in a positive and beneficial way. Today you get to (finally) see the face behind the camera and how it is done. My essentials for everyday-instagraming is My Style Profile and everyday to-do list (which is pictured). My life may be interesting to some and to others it isn’t so much important. One thing I have learned from Instagram each and every day is post impact people, for example,  a picture of flowers – it can make someone’s day! Your instagram defines you and shows who you are make it bright, fun and YOU! Which is my primary goal of my Instagram success!

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Favorite Idieh Shop items Brooke loves?

Thank you so much Brooke for sharing a peek of your day with us!

Now tell us – who do you love following on Instagram?

OPEN CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS!

We’re excited to announce that idieh design is looking for contributors for our blog, what’s the big idieh?

The position is open to all, BUT high fives if you have a current blog, social media is your BFF, and have some experience in the blogging world. Familiarity with WordPress and quality photos are a plus, too!

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Don’t see your topic or category here but think you have a great idea that fits? Please submit it!

How many contributors are we looking for? 

We are looking for 4-8 contributors, depending on availability and schedules.

How often do you need to contribute? 

Ideally, contributors will post weekly or bi-weekly, on a set day. However, we are open and willing to be flexible to work with your schedule. (You will need to know how to use and check Google Calendar.)

Is this a paid position?

Not at this time, but who knows what the future holds! It’s a great opportunity to gain more exposure and to collaborate with idieh design. Your headshot and bio will be shared on our Meet the Collaborators page.

Interested? Email us for more details: submissions@idiehdesign.com  //  Caelen, our Editor of Awesome, will be helping to review all those that apply.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying, please make sure you send us your blog link or past writing experience. Please let us know what category or categories you are interested in writing for as well. Please write CONTRIBUTOR  – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

Please give Caelen 72 hours to reply if you have a question. However, if you don’t hear from us, it means you weren’t selected. We may not be able to respond to all emails, but that doesn’t mean we don’t adore you! We will announce contributors in an upcoming post within the next few weeks but will email the selected contributors prior.

email to apply // submissions@idiehdesign.com

Featured on Borrowed and Bleu | Wedding Stationery

A few months ago the lovely girls of Imoni Events reached out and asked me to conceptualize and design a wedding stationery suite for their white wedding styled shoot. After asking many questions and gathering all their ideas, my mind immediately began to race. It’s always a (GOOD!) challenge when taking on a styled shoot as the options are initially endless.

To add some limitations to the project, I decided on an over-sized square invite with an added punch of incorporating not only one, but TWO different fabrics. The challenge officially began with finding just the right fabric combo. After a long search, I stumbled upon a match made in heaven. I paired a teal, graphic-patterned cotton fabric with a high contrast, large cutout satin overlay. The teal fabric would be the front layer, adding energy & personality, while the coral would serve as an oversized graphic, bringing texture to the piece.  The two fabrics, when combined not only add visual appeal, but an added surprise in the tactile touch. (Who doesn’t love surprises?!)

Take a peek at all the paper goods I created for this styled shoot, incorporating teal, coral, and yellow to play up Arizona’s rustic nature, all while still staying true to the modern and clean aesthetics of a white wedding. Props to the Imoni team for pulling it all together!

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To see more details of this bright & cheery styled wedding shoot, head on over to borrowed & bleu where it was featured!

A big hive five to all the vendors involved:

For more of our extra special features, look below!

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