Category Archives: Nesting

Everyone’s Doing It…

Talking about peonies, that is. Yesterday I was at my local friendly Trader Joe’s (oh how I love me some Trader’s) and I couldn’t resist purchasing a bunch of peonies.

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Wouldn’t you know, they’ve bloomed overnight and now I CANNOT take my eyes off them. I keep them in my line of vision and look over with googly eyes every few seconds like an adoring pre-teen fan. I’d get their autograph if I could.

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Anyhow, these beauties are in season right now, which means they’re way more affordable AND better looking. If you’re getting married during this time of year, please, do me a favor and use peonies.

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Or, just pick some up for yourself, put them in the vase, and tell them (as often as you can when no one is listening) how much you adore them.

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She looks lovely alone, or surround with a bunch of other pretty friends. (Though I think the peony makes all the other gals jealous).

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Look what $6 can do? (Yes, $6…that’s how much I paid for 5 stems!)

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And she’s mighty versatile! She can do casual and she can do fancy.

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Happy Tuesday!

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Today on Grey Likes Nesting

Flea Market Storage Ideas

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We’re Expecting!

Dear faithful {grey} readers! Guess what? We are giddy with excitement and more than pleased to announce that {grey} likesweddings is expecting! (No…I’m NOT pregnant!) BUT, a new project is on the horizon with a world of exciting ideas and inspiration, so while it isn’t a real baby per se (sorry to disappoint you!) the project is most certainly newborn. Give us just a little more time…we’ll be ready for the unveiling very soon. Until then, you ought to consider picking up one of these darling little cocoon sets for the baby in your life!

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Giveaway Wednesday…er, um, Thursday?

Power cord failure put us down for the count yesterday. But I think this giveaway will most certainly make up for it. For those of you that are working on getting your new nest ready, I think you may find yourself falling in love with the fine art photography from Trever Hoehne.

Trever’s work is like Monet meets Rothko meets film. I seriously can’t name a photographer I love more than Trever. How luck am I that he’s willing to part with a limited edition print? What the heck? I want to enter this giveaway! 

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Leave a comment, and tell us what you love. The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of an 8×8 print from Trever’s Blurry Things site.

Here’s a shot of Trever’s work in a gallery. This is what my walls aspire to: 

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Corsages: Out With The Old, In With The New

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of using fabric corsages instead of real flowers. I’m not talking cheesy silk flowers. Ew. (Sorry, silk lovers!) I’m talking handmade little ditties like these ones. I think the look adds a vintage feel, and the added plus? They’ll last much longer than a real flower.

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I think after the wedding, I’d take the corsage to new heights, and pop her onto a clutch:

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Or perhaps even a pillow:

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Delicious.

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Kitchen Registry & Shower

First off, woops! Sorry for the late post. The truth is, my laptop’s power cord has been on the fritz and last night, it caught on fire. CAUGHT ON FIRE. That’s right: spark, spark, FLAME, smoke, freak out, unplug, stomp, sigh. Today was a bit of a fiasco waiting in line at the Genius Bar, but those Apple folks really do know how to treat a customer right. We’re back up and running. Whew! 

Now, on to business. I love the idea of a kitchen shower, because in my other life, I’d like to be a chef:

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But I HATE shower games–I mean ABHOR with a dirty passion. However, I do have a special place in my heart for one simple little stunt that’s always good for a laugh: Set up a table with the ingredients necessary to bake a cake. We’re not talking pre-mixed Betty Crocker. We’re talking flour, milk, eggs, baking powder and sugar. Keep this as a surprise to the bride until she shows up to the shower. While the guests look on, ask her to attempt to bake a cake WITHOUT the help of a recipe. Then throw the cake in the oven while you open gifts, and when it’s done, make all the guests try a bite. You’ll love the hilarious results! 

Perhaps your bride to be will need one of these to get her in the mood for such a dirty little trick: 

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Anyhow, I don’t know about you, but registering for a wedding seems to be one of the most exciting parts about getting married. Oh JOY! I’m not going to lie though. I’m CRAZY picky. And I like a mish mosh of modern pieces mixed in with a really organic vibe, and maybe a little side of romantic femme. So what’s a girl to do?

If it were me, I think I’d turn to a resource like My Registry. This is a glorious site that allows you to register at ANY online store, for any of their online products. The beauty is, all your picks are in one online location, which is easier for guests and more versatile for you! What’s not to love? So, you can take all those pretty goods from Bloomingdales:

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And throw in a unique find or two from Etsy

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Now, on to more eye candy. Here are some of my fave kitchen finds that I’d most certainly put on my registry. The sources range from Etsy to Crate&Barrel, which is why I love the idea of a one-stop-shop resource. 

Notable favorites: #1-Custom Napkin rings made from clay. Pick your favorite words. How cute? #3-Coasters/Magnets/Chalkboard. All in one! #4-Dutch Oven. Most used item in my kitchen…I’m madly in love! #9-You Are Special Today Plate When I was a girl, we always got to eat on this plate if it was our birthday. I love this modern take on the old classic. #12-Why do I love unnecessary ruffles? I can’t explain it.  

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Nesting: Making the Bed

So, I don’t know about you, but I’m ALWAYS in a state of nesting. ALWAYS. But, I think it would be even worse if I were getting married. New linens for our new bed. New towels for our new bathroom. New flatware. New wall art. New couches. My goodness, I’m getting carried away. Somebody stop me. 

Anyhow, if you are getting a new last name, and want to give a little shout out to a your new letter, I’m totally thinking you might want to go with White Twig, who has such modern options for monogrammed pillows (at REALLY affordable prices) you may have to buy two: one for you and one for your friend…or sister, etc….

I’ll tell you what. My bed is BEGGING for one of these. So is my couch. I may need to buy a bench for my entry, because that bench would want one too. 

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