We spent most of our night last Wednesday watching American Idol {Phil Phillips *sigh*} and assembling wedding invitations for one happy couple. Simple, modern and classic these invitations definitely set the stage for a what is sure to be an AMAZING day!

I love how the ladies at Paper Rock Scissor truly captured this couple’s modern and elegant personalities on some sheets of paper that creatively communicated the day’s events all while making assembly effortless! {bonus for me!} I just know guests will be as thrilled as I am once these gorgeous grey shimmer envelops arrive in their mailboxes!

Enjoy a sneak peek of all our work and make sure to check out the adorable Paper Rock Scissor for more fabulous custom paper creations!

shauna ♥


It looks like life will be very very busy for the next nine months. Well, my work life that is! Just a mere 3 months after our Heart & Stroke Gala we are now busy creating design concepts, exploring new venues and scheduling sponsor parties. Add in the health symposiums, volunteer recognition parties, Go Red events and of course, the Simply Loves Wedding & Design season and I’ll be one happily busy lady! Have I mentioned how much I love my jobs??

This year we want to create a fun, whimsical and festive experience. Something different and memorable so guests will be left wondering what we could possibly do to top it! And of course, I’m always looking for dedicated volunteers to help pick linens, solicit auction items and basically play for the next nine months with me. Let me know if that is you, but in the meantime enjoy this fabulous inspiration board we created!

shauna ♥


Interior design is my favorite love. I have a passion for bringing our personal character and attitude into every room in our home.  I soak up as many books and magazines on different styles that I can just so I can feel confident and not so crazy with what I come up with. Many times I get overwhelmed and can’t sleep at night because of all the ideas and thoughts I have in my head. I love that. I love the excitment and drive design gives me. It may seem so simple but there is just something a little color, pattern and decor can do to a persons heart!

My favorite style is traditional/rustic meets modern but always with a punch of color for flare.

I think that neutral couches are the perfect blank slate for any room to be accented by bright pillows, fun throws and painted or textured walls. Both rooms have a traditional feel with warm tones for the ultimate cozy-rustic living space.

The dinning room below is another perfect example. Thanks to the hard lines of the fireplace with the monocromatic stone and wall color this room has modern bones. However, I love that they used the curved back chairs, an antiqued wood table and old pots to bring in the cozy-rustic-lived-in feel. Who doesn’t want a dinning room that screams “welcoming” when entertaining guests!

I know the my style and ideas don’t work for everyone, but that’s what I love most about design. Make your home about you. We express so much daily in what we wear and how we present ourselves, I just think we sometimes forget to do the same within the walls we live.

shauna ♥

may you find inspiration in the big picture, but find love in the details