entertaining at home :: easter

entertaining at home :: easter
If you ask me, most anything looks that much more festive when it's subtly glittering with sugar! This sugared flower tutorial is a favorite of ours for spring entertaining (and also during the holidays to apply to sugared fruits). This will be our 4th Annual Valley Family Easter Brunch and we'll be welcoming a house full to celebrate, eat, and enjoy. Ava is extrem[...]

valley & company advice :: three tips for your guest experience

valley & company advice :: three tips for your guest experience
Whether your wedding is a true destination locale where your guests travel from afar (think: a Lake Como wedding, a sunny Caribbean beach celebration, or forested Pacific Northwest nuptials) or a local soiree where your guests will all be coming from home, taking good care of them from the moment they receive your first wedding correspondence will make them feel appre[...]

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home
The season is here - our halls are decked to the nines with greenery garlands, our tree is filled with our favorite family ornaments that each tell a story (and our tree is just starting to dry out! We got it in late November!), and Ava is excited for Santa's arrival. The stockings (Aleah handmade) are hung by the chimney with care, dozens and dozens of cookies have b[...]

valley & company advice :: tips for the newly engaged

valley & company advice :: tips for the newly engaged
Whether it's the nostalgia and romance of the winter months or the desire after a busy summer to settle down and pop the question, the holiday season is traditionally known as engagement season. There's something so magical and enchanting about this time of year both for the festivities and the intimacy that is ever-present. So it's no surprise that this becomes an ex[...]

autumn gatherings

autumn gatherings
We woke up this morning to a frosty lawn and more burnt orange leaves on the ground. Fall has made her presence known! With Halloween just behind us (oh, we had a fun one with a neighborhood party - Ava dressed as a sweet little fairy and baby Bennett was a little puppy), it means that the season for intimate gatherings is upon us. From casual football Sundays to a fo[...]

summer is coming :: aleah’s summertime favorites

summer is coming :: aleah's summertime favorites
It's been a very exciting few weeks for us as we welcomed our sweet pea baby Bennett into the world! We're absolutely adoring him and loving to watch our little peach Ava become an incredible big sister. Our mornings have consisted of family walks enjoying our charming neighborhood surroundings and the sights and smells of a late spring and just being in awe of our tw[...]