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In New York….
....these streets will make you feel brand new; big lights will inspire you.... {Rodney Smith Photography} That's right, I'm in the city that never sleeps and it feels so good to be "home" back east, eating bagels and pizza and sipping bottom-of-the-pot Dunkin Donuts. Oh New York, I've missed you. My plans, besides eating, include: ...reuniting with my love, who has been here since last weekend! ...meeting with this little lovely for happy hour (that turned in to 4 hours!) ...visiting...
Lovely Advice: Keep Ya Head Up {Comparison is the Thief of Joy}
{slightly modified from How Joyful} You feel me? Just quit it. Brides and bloggers alike - stay true to your vision and don't let anyone else derail you from your path. I think we've all done it, at least one time or another, and trust me: comparing yourself to others will not only bring you down, but it will slow you down. Be inspired by others, but don't ever compare yourself to them. Remember, people in social media can put out whatever they want. Anyone can give the perception of a...
Lovely Little DIY: Tissue Paper Pom Poms Video Tutorial {Featured on Pizzazzerie}
Happy Tuesday everyone! So today I have a video DIY for you, that the amazing Steph & Robin Killip of Bubblerock Studios shot for me while they were out here in SF. And don't you worry, there's plenty more in store where this came from - but today we're focusing on tissue paper pom poms! Thank you Courtney for featuring this on Pizzazzerie...
Keep Calm and Autumn On: Free Download
{click here to download 8.5" x 11" file} Happy Monday! In the spirit of fall which has just arrived, I designed a few more free "keep calm" seasonal downloads for you to choose from. For my lovelies living in those areas of the world who aren't in fall, you can find summer here and spring here. I think the mustard yellow one above is my favorite, which one is yours? {Click here to download 8.5" x 11" file} {Click here to download 8.5" x 11"...
Mason Jar Sunday: The Perfect Wheat Bouquet
{Beaux Arts Photographie} A simple and perfect bouquet to celebrate a happy day. Happy 1 year anniversary to my love...
Friday Finds and Weekend Plans: 1 Year Anniversary, Weddings, and Video Fun
{Scobey Photography} The weekend is here! Can you feel the celebration in my words? This Sunday will be our first anniversary, I can't believe it's been a year already, can you? Sadly, we will not be spending our anniversary together, as Pat has a wedding in New York and I have to stay here for an event in California, but we did celebrate a week early last weekend, and ate our year old wedding cake together then, so it's OK. Besides, I'll be with him next weekend, as we have another wedding...
Lovely Questions Answered: Blogging Tricks And “Who Designed Your Blog”?
This is a question I get asked a lot: "who designed your blog?" To make a long story short, I designed everything on my blog, from the layout to the sidebar icons to the header, and Courtney Talbot designed my mason jar logo. I've been blogging for (oh my gosh, 2 years today!), but also had a blog way back when I lived in Australia to chronicle my travels and living abroad, so I've learned the ins and outs through the years as I've gone along. Oh, and to answer your other question, I use...
Lovely Advice: A Little Tip for Budgeting Food & Beverage
{Soul Mates Photo} Today's tip is a quick one, referring to one of your biggest budget busters - the food and drinks! This is something I tell all of my brides (and engaged friends, for that matter!) - and it's simple. When booking your venue, make sure to a) find out the deadline for final numbers and b) always give your venue 3-5 less than you are assuming will attend. Why? Well, your venue is going to charge you up to a certain number, and while you can always add to that number, you...
Lovely Little Weekend: Update in Pictures
This past weekend we.... did a little car shopping, and signed the papers.... for our new Acura TSX! (read here to find out why we needed a new car) This is our first car together, so it was exciting to work together on talking the prices down, signing all the paperwork, and getting 2 sets of keys to our new black on black beauty. The funny thing is, I posted this picture to FB and had more people asking about the boots than the car, haha! (They are Frye Campus 14Ls in Chestnut, by the...
Mason Jar Sunday: DIY Mason Jar Coozies {by Wholly Kao}
Oh, hello genius. How are you? Are you loving these mason jar coozies by Wholly Kao as much as I am? Consider me obsessed! Could I request an order in a pretty shade of blue, please? Thanks Esther for submitting! Happy Sunday...
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