Thursday, September 30, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart these gift tags.

I heart this children's personalized placemat. Can you say no more messes?

I heart these bohemian print cupcake liners by Cupcake Confessional

I heart this quote

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Fall Favorite

Now that fall is here it's time to savor some yummy fall desserts. One of my favorite fall desserts is apple crisp.

and how delicious would this crisp be... it's an apple/ cranberry crisp. yum!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Make it a Wonderful Weekend because....

Wishing you all a fun and relaxing weekend! I have no plans this weekend and I A-okay with that because in the upcoming weeks and weekends it seems as if I have something going on every single night.

(image via bloom baby}

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall is here!

{image via we heart it}

Oh my goodness it's so nice to say that Fall is upon us {spring for my southern hemisphere friends}. Granted, the temps are still summer-like here in the desert, but yesterday it was one of the first days in a long time where it was not above 100 degrees.

Fall is probably my favorite season and this is why:

Trader Joe's Pumpkin bread mix
Drinking apple cider
Eating carmel apples
The Pumpkin bagels and Pumpkin flavored schmeer {aka cream cheese from Einstein Bagels}
Participating in a yearly Breast Cancer walk where I walk in memory of my mom and aunts
Being able to burn fall scented candles and oils in my home. My favorite is the Leaves scent from Bath and Body Works.
Being able to turn off our AC and have the windows open at night
Sleeping with our duvet cover again
but.. what I miss the most: being able to see leaves change colors and having piles of leaves to jump in.

What is your favorite thing about fall?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just what the Doctor Ordered

I spent all weekend fighting a cold that pretty much had me housebound. It started out as a bad sore throat earlier in the week and it now has consumed my sense of smell, along with leaving me feel as if I'm a bobble head or Puff the Magic Dragon {ugh, that movie still freaks me out.} I did however make homemade chicken noodle soup for the very first time and it turned out well. Granted, nothing will beat my dad's homemade chicken noodle soup but it did make me feel a little better.
Between drinking lots of fluids, I bought a Neti Pot and have been getting lots of rest. Lets hope this will soon work its magic, otherwise I am in for a long week.

If any of you readers have cold remedies that help I would love for you to share!

Friday, September 17, 2010

and we have a WINNER!!

First, thank you Rebecca for sponsoring this amazing giveaway. More importantly, the winner of this amazing giveaway is Sherthebear!

Please email or leave a comment with your email address by Monday, September 20th and I will make sure Rebecca receives your information. Congrats and let the party planning begin!

Thank you all for entering and for my new followers welcome!
Have a great weekend!
cherry blossoms

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gray Matters

The color gray... crisp, clean, fresh, calm.... the IMPOSSIBLE color when it comes to paint. Oh my goodness its been a paint war in my household. Between buying various paint samples and doing a process of elimination I thought we had found the perfect color. Umm not so much unless I wanted baby blue! The last we saw its 110% a baby girl that is growing at a rapid speed in this belly of mine. I am not going to lie I cried when I saw the room. After, scouring the internet and reading review after review on gray paint and looking at different gray nurseries we were back to square one. My current painter aka husband was ready to strike so I was in dire need of a new guy. That is when Benjamin Moore came to the rescue. Should have gone with him in the first place but we wanted to "save" money and go with a paint that was half the cost as this first shade was very close to the Benjamin Moore. Well, so long for saving money. After a trip to Ace, a new gallon of $47 paint, a husband who spent another two hours painting, we now have a gray room. Well, as close to gray as we can possibly get. So here's to keeping my fingers crossed that once the white furniture is moved in and the room is decorated, my nursery will show as pink and gray not baby blue and gray!

Here are some gray rooms that I adore

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Have you entered the giveaway yet?!

In case any of you missed my Friday's post I have a giveaway that is being sponsored by Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio. If you haven't entered yet you have until Thursday, 9pm MST to enter. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite do it yourself printable invites currently available. Rebecca also creates custom orders incase you do not see a theme, color, or occasion you are looking for.

and for the upcoming holidays how cute are these holiday themed invites!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting to know Cherry Blossoms

Happy Monday! The lovely Melanie from Scout- a Mom's guide to stylish living {one of my favorite blogs}has tagged me in a questioner and I thought I would play along.

1.) If you had to evacuate your home, what 5 items would you immediately grab?
This is hard but I would choose:
My photo albums
My laptop
My Pearls
My Wedding dress
My Purse

2.) If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
I would choose my grandma Alma who passed away several years ago. We would have dinner back at my grandparents house as she always made the best desserts and some of my best childhood memories were held there. After dinner would watch the Golden Girls and play a game of Old Maid.

3.) Favorite movie you could watch over and over...
This is hard for me as its a toss up between Annie and 27 Dresses

4.) What scares you the most?
Currently, the thought of labor. How will my body react and so forth. But, at the same time I am excited.

5.) What fashion trend do you love?
Leggings. I never thought I would relive my 80's wardrobe again but right now I just want to be comfy yet still look presentable.

6.) What fashion trend do you hate?
Uggs. They are meant for the snow/ cold weather not in a city where it never snows, has sunshine 365 days a year, and is surrounded by palm trees.

7.) Whose Celebrity wardrobe do you covet?
Leighton Meister's character Blaire on Gossip Girl.

8.) What is your Favorite restaurant of all time
El Zocalo- quaint family owned Mexican Restaurant that has wonderful margaritas and food. I also had my rehearsal dinner there so it holds special meaning.

9.) What is the best bargain you have ever found?
Most recently I would say scoring a Pottery Barn Kids changing table for half off!

10.) What blog do you most look forward to reading every day?
This is a hard one because I love truly love reading all of the blogs that I follow.

If you want feel free to play along!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Let's Party... its a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hello Readers!!

Happy Friday. Not only am I am happy that the weekend is here but I am really excited because sweet Rebecca from Fresh Chick Design Studio is sponsoring a giveaway in honor of Cherry Blossom's Birthday! Woo Hoo!! If you recall seeing the party details that I shared from my gender revealing party she was the one who was behind all that cuteness! is your chance to win your own adorable party creations from Fresh Chick Design Studio!

The winner will be able to select one of the two prizes that are offered below!

Now you may be wondering how do I exactly win one of these fabulous prizes?!

There are four ways to enter:
Here's how you can win:(please leave a separate comment for each item completed)

1) Go to Fresh Chick Design Studio, check out the collection of party invites and share your favorite here.
Trust me it will be hard to choose!

2) Become a fan of Fresh Chick Design Studio on Facebook, come back and leave a comment stating you are.

3) Become a follower of Fresh Chick Design Studio's Blog. Leave a comment stating you are.

4) Become a follower of Cherry Blossoms. Leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower.

Winner will be chosen on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 9:00pm (MST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Winner will be chosen using and the winner will be announced on Friday, September 17, 2010.

Good luck!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

One of my favorite things about being little was having a piggy bank. My piggy bank was in the shape of a fuzzy bear holding roses {yes it was a little scary!} I remember how fun it was to count up all the coins when it was full and then going to the bank so I could deposit the money into my savings account. Maybe I should try reliving this childhood memory and buy myself this piggy bank instead of trying to find one for my soon to be born daughter's room. I'm thinking this could help me do a better job of saving and my husband might find this to be one of my better ideas!
Did any of you have a piggy bank growing up?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sweet Surprise for You!!!

All I am going to say is... make sure you stop by on Friday!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Raspberry S'mores

Even though we said goodbye to summer making s'mores is one of my favorite things about the summer season.
How delicious do these look?! {recipe here}

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Cherry Blossoms!

{photo via we heart it}

Cherry Blossoms is celebrating its 1st birthday! It is hard to believe that I have been blogging for a year. It has been a fun year of being inspired by all the great ideas that are amongst the blogging world and most of all getting to know all of you wonderful readers through your blogs! For those of you who have been with me from the beginning and for those of you who have recently joined Cherry Blossoms, I hope you will continue to stay with me as we embark on another year of inspiration.
XOXO Cherry Blossoms

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Parties

For those planning a Labor Day cookout here are some ideas that are sure to add a little fun to the occasion.

I wish you all a wonderful Labor Day weekend as we bid farewell to another summer season.

{all recipes and photos via martha stewart}

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart these cookies

I heart this polka dot clipboard

I heart this vintage world globe

I heart this vintage school chair

I heart these adorable back to school notepads

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stepping out with Anthropologie

Fall is right around the corner for some and with that comes boots, leggings, cardigans, and anything that is cute and cozy. To make sure you are styled to your best Anthropologie is having a fashion event with food, fashion shows, and in store styling advice {umm I will take all the styling advice I can get!!} in select stores on Friday, September 10th!

Here are some of my favorite fall looks.

What is your favorite fall item?