Monday Motivation

Happy Monday, friends! We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to OWN this week!!

6 Apple Recipes To Try This Fall

Can you believe that the first day of Fall hit on Tuesday?! This year has flown by incredibly fast and we’ll be the first to admit that we’re not ready to let go of the warm weather & long evenings. It’s painful to anticipate the cold weather that’s coming! Knowing that it’s inevitable, we’re looking on the bright side by getting excited for our favorite seasonal activities. One thing I love this time of year is to spend time in the kitchen- cooking, baking, mixing up a spicy new drink… whatever form it takes, I LOVE the flavors of fall! On top of that, since moving to New England, I’ve appreciated the tradition of apple picking. Here are 10 apple based recipes that we {in the Paper Moss office} are dying to try this season:







Do you have a favorite one? If so, PLEASE pass it along- I’d love to give it a try:)

Oh and I should mention- if you want to get in the festive spirit with your significant other, consider these festive date ideas that we spotted over on this week!


Flower girl frocks

I’m a sucker for miniature versions of things- cupcakes, dogs, baby shoes and so on. Do you get that same gushy feeling?! When it comes to picking out attire for the kiddos in the wedding party, there is nothing more fun than seeing the frills, lace, ribbons and poufs available for flower girls! These dresses are some of our current faves for that little lady, many of which are available on Etsy, believe it or not!

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Which is your favorite?

The first year

Today friends, is a special day in my world. One year ago, my man and I vowed to spend our lives together, for better or worse. It’s crazy how fast the time has flown by… and to think of all that has happened!! It has been quite a roller coaster of a year, but I am beyond thankful to have my best friend by my side to face all of the ups and downs that life throws at us.

A couple of months ago, the idea popped into my head to recite our vows every year on our anniversary. Leading up to our wedding, we took preparing for our marriage very seriously. We wanted to spend just as much {if not more} time building a foundation for our marriage as we did planning the details of our wedding. Our vows continue to be a powerful reminder of our promise & commitment to each other and to God.

We chose to say traditional vows at our wedding, so when I came across this gorgeous print from Lindsay Letters, I was so excited!


If you want to adopt this tradition, there are many calligraphers and artists on Etsy that you can commission to customize your own words of commitment. Although I LOVED the gold foil print above, I wanted a slightly more traditional piece that included our names & wedding date, so I asked the talented Kristen Henderson, to hand letter ours!

Do you have any special anniversary traditions?

A weekend project

The other day a close friend mentioned that she had plans to do a DIY lampshade for her home. I’m not the slightest bit surprised that it turned out PERFECT and looks amazing with her other decor. Naturally, seeing her success makes me want to brush off  my craft supplies and give a project a try… is that crazy? This hand painted pillow DIY is adorable and seems easy enough to not totally botch!;)If you’re looking for a little weekend crafting, would you dare attempt a new, custom throw pillow?!


Have you come across a good DIY lately? If so, please share!

Happy Weekending!