Entries by Jessica Swagman

DIY Holiday Gift Box

With Christmas being almost 10 days away (or as I like to say, 2 Saturday’s away), I hope you have started your shopping. With most of my family out of state and country, I find the names on my Christmas list getting shorter and shorter. While some of you might think that I’m super lucky […]

Holiday Entertaining: The Cocktail Party

Hosting a cocktail party this holiday season? Here are some tips to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Space – Having a space dedicated for the bar is a must! If you are hosting a large party, it’s even a good idea to have two drink stations in different areas to avoid […]

A Whimsical Garden Bridal Shower

It really doesn’t get any better than a whimsical garden bridal shower, with touches of Kate Spade, all inside a gorgeous greenhouse. The Greenhouse in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market offered the perfect setting for Cristyn’s intimate bridal shower. Lorri, the Matron of Honor, and I worked on creating a romantic garden bridal shower for […]

AJ and Molly

July 30 “Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream This wedding had everything a summer wedding should have. Warm weather, a custom made moon photo booth, hundreds of twinkling lights and foraged greenery hanging overhead, and the sweetest couple. Working with Molly, a talented graphic designer, was a […]

Nichole + Jon: Let Love Grow

Basil Type: Annual Planting Depth: ¼in Thin To: 6 – 12in apart Sun/Shade: Full sun Soil: Well draining soil Water: Moist Height: 12 – 24in Days to Germination: 5 -10 days Direct Sow: In early spring, after danger of frost has passed. Container: Can be grown in containers Start Indoors: You can start in early […]