4.11.2014

Kitchen Gallery Wall

A few months ago, I decided an empty wall in our kitchen needed some sprucing up. I had some matching gallery wall frames (from target) on hand from another project I never ended up doing and some assorted blue and white plates I've collected over the years. I thought the wood frames and plates would be the perfect compliment in the kitchen. I printed a few personal photos in black and white (to keep it neutral) and found a cool print I liked for only $1!! I also had the wood and wicker drawer basket that I was previously using as craft supply storage but I really needed the extra kitchen storage instead.
 
Here's the final result!
 


the view from the dining area

 
& the top of the drawers is the perfect decorating area for the holidays!
 
 
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!! XO

4.09.2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!
 
I've had my eye on a new Bosom Buddy bag for quite some time now. The perfect spring accessory and I love how the ribbon color and charm are totally customizable.  And totally perfect for a beach honeymoon!
 
 
 
And the best part is that they are on sale today! An extra 20% off with 'Spring20'!
 
XOXO

3.27.2014

Springtime

Happy Spring!!
 
It was 80 degrees here in Northern California over the weekend so of course I had to spend some time outside enjoying the sunshine (and getting my wedding tan on!)
 
Sail to Sable tunic // Harriet Ann Creative Turkish towel
 
It also prompted me to change over my closet from winter drab to lots of pink & green Spring FAB! My favorite Lilly gingham peplum skirt from last year:
Lilly Pulitzer skirt // J.Crew peplum top // J.Crew clutch // Jimmy Choo sandals
 
 
How are you celebrating spring??!!
 

3.12.2014

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Ladies!!
 
If you've missed me, it's because I've been in crazy wedding planning mode over here. We set our date for June (as in 3 months from now!) and there is just so.much.to.do!!
 
I have ironed out a few details so far,
 
our ceremony will be at the most beautiful Cathedral..
 and the priest who baptized me, I did my first communion with and who was my dad's good friend will be coming from our hometown to marry us! So very special and excited about that :)

Our reception will be much more laid back at funky restaurant within walking distance of the Cathedral. I love the mix of wood and metal for the seating..

We asked everyone in our wedding party..
We have 3 bridesmaids/groomsmen on each side. Keeping it simple! I seriously couldn't have even gotten this far without (almost daily) help from my girls!
 
 And my bridesmaids will be wearing the most fabulous sequin dresses!!!
 
I seriously can't wait!!! Everything just fell into place and I've had a total blast planning (a budget friendly) wedding of my dreams!!!!
 
XOXO
 

2.14.2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've been wanting to do Valentine themed engagement photos for quite some time, since Valentine's Day is also our anniversary!! I had planned to wear a tutu and layer up some pearls with a giant heart balloon. Unfortunately it rained on the day we had scheduled; but that didn't stop me from wearing my outfit for some photos around our condo this morning!

Tutu is from PeaceLoveTulle on etsy (coming soon!)



We plan to celebrate tonight at home with a little bubbly, chocolate strawberries and a filet mignon. Sounds about perfect to me! Continuing the celebration, we also have reservations next week at our favorite restaurant for a 7 course dinner!

What are your plans?! XOXO

2.10.2014

Match My Monogram

I was recently contacted by Match My Monogram, to spread the word about their brand new online marketplace created to solve the problem of what to do with mint condition monogrammed items that for one reason or another are no longer in use!
 
I can see how Match My Monogram will come in handy for me once my monogram officially changes and I need to get rid of some of my old monogrammed items! They also have lots of clothes for kiddos that have been outgrown.  
 
How adorable is this little girls dress??!!
Found here

MMM takes the burden off of the consignor by finding that person out there with the same name who loves your personalized style. I hope you all check it out as it is a great resource for all you monogram lovers out there!

XOXO

2.05.2014

Our Engagement Party

Our engagement party was back in November, but I wanted to share all the lovely pictures with you! We had over 50 guests on a warm evening in CWF's parents backyard!
 
 We had such a blast and are so thankful for our wonderful friends and family who made this day extra special for us! Now we are looking forward to the wedding!
 
 
I felt this party wasn't complete without a Geronimo balloon and matching tassels! CWF took great joy in popping it after the party :)
 

With my MOH, my cousin Christine.
 
 
Part of the dessert table set up.. The color scheme for the party was navy, turquoise and silver!
 
 
The dessert table was my favorite! (because I love desserts!) We had Kara's Cupcakes,

tiramisu cups,

 several cheesecakes from the cheesecake factory,

..vanilla macaroons, lemon and almond cake! People were going crazy and thankfully everything was eaten up!
 
 
Outside we had a wine tasting area set up. Guests provided a rating on 6 different wines that we will potentially serve at our wedding!

I feel in love with these monogrammed embossed cocktail napkins!
 


 A few of my friends! That balloon really came in handy!


I wish I had gotten more pictures, but what they say is true, I was constantly talking to everyone and didn't even have a chance to actually sit down and eat anything! But I hear the prime rib & salmon CWF's dad cooked up & the dishes my mom and family brought were delicious!!
 
For the favor, we had little bags of funfetti popcorn!!

XOXO
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