11.24.2014

Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made a cranberry champagne punch for friendsgiving that ended up being a big hit so I thought I would share with you all. It really couldn't be any easier!


2 cans frozen cranberry-raspberry juice concentrate
1 3-liter sprite 
1 bottle of champagne
Fresh cranberries for garnish 

Mix it all together in your drink dispenser (I also added ice) and its ready to serve! Perfect for any upcoming thanksgiving festivities!! 

11.19.2014

Wedding Wednesday- My Bridal Shower

My bridal shower theme was 'Monograms + Mai-Tais', a little nod to our favorite place- Maui! My mother, MOH Christine and bridesmaid Sarah were so gracious to host the event in my mom's backyard, complete with a monogrammed tiki bar!

Lilly Pulitzer dress // LaRoque Monogrammed Sash

 They used a mix of Lilly napkins & tablecloths from my collection along with brightly colored linens. My stepdad made beautiful floral arrangements for the tables as well!





We obviously served Mai-Tais to drink and they were a hit!




My bridesmaid Sarah had monogrammed cookies made for the favors! They were absolutely adorable! The cake was lemon chiffon and vanilla with strawberries-yum!!


We played the toilet paper bride game as well as a few other themed games. The prizes were mini lotions in Hawaiian theme scents from Bath & Body Works.


I also received so many wonderful and thoughtful gifts. It was such a special day spent with all the important women in my life and I am so grateful everyone was able to travel from near and far to celebrate. 



Also, a huge THANK YOU to my mom, Michael, Christine and Sarah for making my bridal shower dreams come true! Every last detail was totally perfect. XOXO

11.13.2014

Throw Blanket

My favorite way to make any room feel 'cozy' is the addition of a throw blanket. I literally have them in each room of the house- on the couch, on a side chair, on top of a bench or hope chest, and on the end of the bed. Both Mr. Kitty and I love to snuggle up in a soft blanket and it makes it extra easy when there is always one nearby!
 

 This Herringbone Throw is from Tiny Print's new home collection.  I love that I was able to customize it and how soft it is- if we can't find Mr. Kitty he is usually upstairs on the bed laying on it. And the best part, the colors of the blanket were perfect in our master bedroom update (can't wait to share pictures soon!).
 
Hope you are having a great week!
 

11.06.2014

Sugar Paper for Target

While browsing Target the other day I stumbled across the Sugar Paper for Target line of 2015 planners. I've been a fan of Sugar Paper after looking for a cute recipe box with cards earlier in the year and stumbled upon their version (here).
 
Anyway, I ended up picking the cutest little planner in pink leather (the size is slightly bigger than my samsung note phone) and I can't wait to use it next year!
 

 
The best part was it was only $8. I'm not a religious planner user but I still like to have one around and this one is both cute and practical. It looks like the planners are available only in store or at Sugar Paper's website, however target prices were less expensive than the ones listed.
 
XOXO
 

11.05.2014

Wedding Wednesday- Our Brides.com Feature

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a nice week so far.
 
For this week's Wedding Wendesday I am excited to share that our wedding was featured on brides.com in their real weddings blog. They also featured a few of our pictures on their instagram as well!
 

 
 
And now since the photos have been offically shared my photographer was able to post more photos to her blog. If you are interested in seeing more, that can be found here: Coco Tran Photography
 
 
Enjoy!!
 
 


11.03.2014

Menswear Monday

Lately I've been on the lookout for classic pieces to add to CWF's wardrobe. Up until recently, he had either suits and dress clothes or super casual lounge wear but not much in between.

I stumbled upon this versatile half-zip sweater at J.Crew that can also be monogrammed; I think it would be perfect with a block monogram on the chest in the same thread color as the sweater.
 
Mens Half-Zip Sweater
I envision him wearing it in the coming months with a plaid button-down top and dark wash jeans.
 
Have you found any must-have menswear items lately? Please share!
 
 

10.24.2014

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! I'm excited for this weekend as we have lots of fun things planned, including a friend's engagement/Halloween party, a volunteer shift at the library (we are doing some fun fall crafts with the kids!) and I'm sure we will squeeze in 18-holes at the course.
 
A few of my favorite things from this past week:

ONE
 These coach booties will be perfect for the cool crisp fall days ahead.
Coach Hewes Bootie

TWO
CWF lives in his Gold Cup Sperry's. He says they are much more comfortable than the regular ones. And 25% off this weekend for Sperry's Friends & Family sale (code: FFS2514)
Gold Cup 2-eye boat shoe

THREE
We've been spending a lot of time at the club lately.  It's been great to stop by after work and spend some time at the gym or driving range. And of course, we've loved meeting so many wonderful people!
 
Patio sitting is my favorite and it is so peaceful here! A quiet little refuge in a busy city.
 

FOUR
A few playlist additions: This Arctic Monkey "Do I Wanna Know" Churches cover has been on heavy repeat lately. I just can't get enough. I've also been loving Kavinsky 'Nightcall' it's a little 80's but I love it.

FIVE 
As I mentioned before, Mr. Kitty recently had 6 teeth pulled (!!!) and we are so happy that he is 100% back to his normal kitty self now.
 
 
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
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