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French Dessert Cooking Class Outing

Our Untamed Petals crew took a delightful outing to The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories last Tuesday. Of course we decided to take the Rustic French Desserts class which included a delightful array of pastries, creams, and chocolate!

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The hardest part wasn’t the constant stirring, chopping, or even folding the delicate whipped cream, the hardest part was trying not to eat everything every time we started something new! Patience proved to be a virtue as we finally put all our work together in delicious Pâte à Choux filled with frozen Crème Anglaise and drizzled with Chocolate Ganache. Is your mouth watering yet?IMG_0692

We had so much fun together and even got to take a bunch of our sweets home to eat later, which we happily did.tarte The last project was the Tarte Tatin which tasted as amazing as it looks. We were quite proud of ourselves for making all these desserts from scratch.

Thanks so much Gourmandise! We loved it!

xoxo,

AJ

Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

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Well if you haven’t already seen on our Instagram, but our founder, Amanda, is having a baby! So you can imagine, our Pinterest boards have been pretty busy with pins of nurseries and design elements that are baby friendly. But without knowing the gender, it might be hard to pick out the perfect decor for this either/or scenario. We do however, feel confident in these amazing inspirational gender neutral nurseries below. You and us, can combine prints, colors, stuffed animals, and wall decor with ease having these images as a reference to make sure the nursery is absolutely perfect for those first few years of pure innocent and precious life.

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Don’t be afraid to incorporate blues, grays, and black (though minimal) in the nursery if not knowing the sex of the baby, or if you know for sure it’s a girl. Out with the old thinking that those colors are only for boys!

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Bright, punchy, coral curtains bring out the bedding and the gold in the wall paper. But one note; to keep the room tranquil with these bold colors and prints, put them on opposite walls with the wall paper preferably one neutral color.

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In LOVE with these wall swings for stuffed animals! Such a sweet and easy DIY that looks amazing.

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Soft grays, whites, and neutrals is the vibe Amanda and her husband are going for. Such a tranquil environment! Perfect for Baby Judge!

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Minimalistic decor can work wonders. Simple white framed animal drawings in neutral colors allows them to grow with the child.

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Design elements, such as this pendant light above, brings the eye interest, especially if doing more of a neutral palette and color scheme. Plus, you might be able to use that pendant later on or in another room.

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Using a mix of kilim rugs and wooded elements can bring in those textures that every room needs.

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Expensive furnishings are not necessary, but keep in mind, if taken care of, can still be used later in the home. Quality may be better than inexpensive plastic pieces in the long run.

Amanda Judge Blog | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

We hope this inspiration has helped in imaging the perfect space for that new edition to your family! Have fun and enjoy this special time in your life!

xoxo,

AJ

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Black, White, And Gold OH MY! Office Supplies We Want Now

Black White & Gold Office Supplies We Want Now

Nowadays, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a black and white office with gold accents like this one from blogger Vanilla Extract. It seems as though it’s become a staple office look, and we can understand why. Classic, perfect for anytime of the year, and has a sense of power and passion. We’re all about women empowerment and encouraging those to go out and make things and dreams happen for themselves. With a good base of somewhere to work and designed to make you feel that power and passion, how could your dreams not be accomplished? We love color, and you can see our office inspiration in this post here, but if you don’t know where to start, you can’t go wrong with these office supplies below. We’re coveting these pieces and know you will too.

Black White & Gold Office Supplies We Want Now

Easy pieces you can incorporate into your office and everyday life from Tory Burch, Zgallerie, Kate Spade, and online store One Kings Lane, will set the groundwork for one fabulous office space.

 

Gold High Five Coasters by Haute Papier Collections $12 via One Kings Lane

Tory Burch Rae Tray $295

2015 Smart Dest Calendar by Russell & Hazel $19 via One Kings Lane

Kate Spade Daisy Place Desktop Business Card Holder $30

Kate Spade Literary Glasses Pencil Pouch Set $30

Patent Mini Binder White/Gold by Russell & Hazel $12 via One Kings Lane

Acropolis Bookends $69.95 at Zgallerie

 

Here’s to making those career dreams happen!

xoxo,

AJ

 

10 Handbag Essentials

10 Essentials We Like To Have in Our Bags

Besides the obvious wallet, phone, and keys plus the bags we put the items in, these are 10 essentials our handbags just can’t do without. We love this worn Mamuye leather tote from livefashionable.com (11.) and small “Cobble Hill” clutch from Kate Spade (7.) to help with traveling to work, errands, and what-not. Spring is here, and these items are perfect for this time of year!

1. Sugar Paper 2015 Planner – Yes, you can totally use your iPhone for scheduling and keeping track of appointments, but perhaps we’re a little old school and love writing things down.

2. Indio Sunglasses from Madewell – Always have those sunglasses on hand and these retro sunnies make us really happy.

3. Happy Plugs in Gold – Although we love the gold, Happy Plugs has many different colors and prints to choose from. What’s your color today, and what beats are pumping through the cords? Can’t go anywhere without having some tunes in our ears.

4. Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray – This is perfect for traveling, especially when flying as we seem to loose a lot of water and dehydrate. When feeling a little dry, lightly spritz some on your face and instantly feel refreshed. It’s kinda like having a secret in a can.

5. Narciso Rodriguez for Her Hair Scent – This little bottle of awesome provides not only a nice finish on your hair, but a scent to turn heads when you walk by.

6. Neutrogena Shine-Control Blotting Sheets – These are amazing! Make your makeup last longer and take control of a shiny T-zone with these really light sheets. No reason why you shouldn’t carry them.

8. eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere – Probably our favorite thing about the eos Sphere is that it’s easy to find at the bottom of your purse! But it also has the feel of silk on your lips and that’s pretty wonderful too.

9. White Shell Cosmetic Mirror Compact – Whether it be for when you get an eyelash stuck in your eye, or just need to reapply some shimmer to your eyelids, having a compact mirror is the definition of essential.

10. LURK PRJV1 – As a perfume oil, the jasmine and rose intertwined together will last and only needs a couple dabs on the wrists to really brighten your everyday scent.

12. Pinch Provisions Miniemergency Kit For Her – Nail polish, nail file, earring backs, small sewing kit, bandaid, advil, hairspray, and many more little things that every girl needs, but sometimes don’t know it until you do. This is perfect and small to fit in any bag, and bonafide must-have.

Here’s to success in having all you need for Spring in your bag!

xoxo,

AJ

Untamed Petals Business Success Video

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We were honored to be chosen as one of Staples Entrepreneurs To Watch and were thrilled to participate in the campaign. Having a small business has been a huge challenge but one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share our story and help other entrepreneurs who are looking to achieve their dream jobs.

Video: Untamed Petals Small Business Interview

I also had a live Q&A on LinkedIn to answer several entrepreneurial questions with starting your own business. See the interview and everyones great questions here.

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xoxo,

AJ

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Untamed Petals Photo Shoot / Behind The Scenes

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Behind the scenes at our last photo shoot for the newest Untamed Petals collection was a blast and could not have been done without the hard work of Tim Melideo on the camera, Samantha Fryling for makeup and hair, and our gorgeous models, Merril Melideo and Alex Harris! Huge Thanks to the lovely Sarah Seven for letting us use her gorgeous wedding gowns for the back drop to our latest collection of accessory goodness!

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xoxo,

AJ

a&bé Trunk Show in Denver

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite bridal shops for a weekend trunk show in Denver, CO. As luck would have it the amazing Sabrina of  Sab Sourire Images was there capturing some great behind the scenes shots so I thought I would share a little peak inside the adorable a&bé bridal shop.a&bé-trunk-showDSC_0106 DSC_0074 DSC_0034 DSC_0014-2 DSC_3493DSC_3687 DSC_3809Untitled-1

It was such a blast meeting all of the a&bé girls and of course styling all of their gorgeous brides. Thanks again for having me ladies!

All photos courtesy of Sabs Sourire Images

xoxo

AJ

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2015

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Bridal Market a few weeks ago was a wonderful experience and we saw plenty of familiar faces. One designer’s latest bridal collection has left us dreaming of their gowns night after night, and it’s really no surprise that Monique Lhuillier’s latest has “done it again.” If by chance you haven’t seen the amazing photography by AnnStreetStudio of the behind the scenes view of the runway show, we’ve posted a few so you can “pin” them like crazy!

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xoxo,
AJ

Chanel Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture Show

As usual we are completely swooning over the amazing Spring-Summer Chanel show held at the

at the Grand Palais. All images via Chanel-news.com
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xoxo,
AJ

Sneak Peak: Behind the Scenes of our New Collection

Just finished wrapping up our photo shoot to showcase our upcoming collection and a very exciting new addition to our collection… Can you guess what it is?! We wanted to give you the first look in our behind the scenes photos!

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Be sure to stay up to date and frequent our website to see the new collection!

AJ