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mason jar sunday: ridiculous deal alert – 4 or 7 day honeymoon/getaway in mexico for $249/$379!
{image via the yummy life} if you follow me on facebook or twitter you might have seen me mention this already but if not, i had to chime in and give you a heads up on this crazy deal from living social. i'll get right to it, with this deal (ending in 2 days!) you can choose from: A Four-Night Stay for Up to Two Adults and Two Children Ages 12 and Under in a Master Room at Any of the Ten Properties, Including a $100 Resort Credit for $249 Or, a Seven-Night Stay for Up to Two Adults...
lovely advice: letting go of wedding expectations {after the big day}
a few weeks back, i talked about the fact that it's OK to splurge on yourself for your wedding day by hiring that makeup artist you've been dying to use, because you want to look your best on your big day. i also gave a small mention to something else: letting go. letting go of the expectations you had on the day-of, but even more importantly, letting go to those expectations long after your day has come and gone. and today i wanted to touch on that point just a bit more. i can't even...
macaroons vs. macarons & you’re vs. your {there is a difference}
today's post is short and sweet. {image by LLD, macaron via macaroon via} i have seen one too many wedding features with gorgeous signage for the sweets bar, only to see macarons listed as macaroons. i never knew the difference myself, until i did a little digging to discover they were two different sweet treats! {via some e cards} i've also seen so many event invites with "your invited" rather than "you're". so today's post is all about taking the extra 2 seconds to make sure you get...
lovely advice: it’s OK to splurge on beauty {you deserve it}
disclaimer: jennie fresa (pictured above) was one of the best investments i made personally for our wedding day. she is probably the most talented makeup artist in the new england area, and i literally checked with her before booking our wedding date. that's how awesome she is, and how important it was to me to have her with me. jennie's team DID NOT do my wedding hair and this post is in no way reflective of her services. in conversations with a few brides-to-be lately, i've heard a...
Printing Memories for the Wall & Holiday Gift Idea {Easy Canvas Prints}
{personal image, taken during sunrise on day 1 of our honeymoon at the four seasons in maui} We have so many pictures from our honeymoon and trips through the years that have continued to sit right here on my computer - I'm so bad about getting things printed out and up on the wall! Our friends have dubbed us the "small picture people" because in the middle of our spacious walls, we have 1 tiny picture hung sporadically through the apartment. It's actually kind of funny because we never...
Stepping Back {Friday Favorites and a Recap}
{personal image of a page I found in a favorite book taken with instagram. this just makes me happy} Whoa whoa whoa... what a week it's been! Lots of controversy in the wedding world, I tell ya. But lots of loveliness too. I'm going to move forward and stick to the loveliness, though it did feel good to get some thoughts out there this week. Thank you all so much for your comments, they really mean the world to me to know I'm not alone in my feelings. Oh, and just to be clear: on Wednesdays...
Lovely Advice: Reflecting on What’s Important vs. Social Media Burnout
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. We arrived back in San Francisco late last night after a wonderful, family and friend-filled 9 days back east. It's always so bittersweet taking that (almost 7 hour) flight back to San Francisco, because we really miss all of our friends and family out here. But we know this is the right place for us to be now, and we're trying to live more in the moment rather than on the edge of our seat thinking of "when are we moving back...
Lovely Advice: Use Online Coupon Sites for Affordable {& Fun} Date Night Ideas
{personal photo} Today's advice is simple. Sign up for coupon websites - sign up for them all. While our favorite date night consists of a night in, a loaf of french bread, some cheese and a bottle of wine, it is nice to change things up every once in a while, without breaking the bank. For Pat's birthday last month, I bought him a flying lesson over the San Francisco bay - he took off, landed, and flew us around SF while the instructor made adjustments here and there and stepped in if...
Advice: Staying True to Your Vision {No Matter What Others May Say}
Scobey Photography This was originally posted on May 10, but due to recent posts I've seen elsewhere, I feel the need to re-post this today in hopes that I can remind us all of this simple fact. Confession: I have about 10 versions of this post saved in drafts. Let's see if today I can get it right. As in all facets of life, trends will come and go, and this is no different in the wedding world. From ruffled, textured dresses to short reception dresses to the anticipated onslaught of...
Lovely Advice: It’s His Day Too {Let Him Wear the Tie He Wants}
{Burberry} Yep, see that tie up there? That's the tie Pat wanted to wear on our wedding day. I don't think I ever realized he really wanted to, because he never made a big deal out of it, but I also think my wedding-obsessed mind didn't quite hear it. And to this day, I feel horrible about it. See ladies, your wedding isn't all about you. And don't get me wrong - I swear, I didn't think it was all about me. But in this instance, I should have listened instead of just chugging along, and...
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