November 30, 2011

Polka hot!

Recently, I came across the most fabulous polka dot candlesticks. They are my favorite item of the moment! I must make them mine for the upcoming dinner parties I'm dreaming about with my fine china, crystal and flatware that I'm crossing my fingers to receive. A girl can dream!

You can find these at

I'm still swooning over them.

November 29, 2011

Live it up

Just a few of my favorite words courtesy of Kate Spade . . .

And the funny thing is, they all apply to this wedding planning journey I'm on ;)

Happy days!

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm counting my blessings today and have much to be thankful for. Enjoy a day full of family, friends and fun!

November 22, 2011

Apple cider

{Better Homes and Garden}
Easy entertaining: Serve your favorite apple cider in a scooped out apple for a special treat. Even better? Add a dollop of caramel. Yum!

November 21, 2011

Notes of gratitude


I came across this sweet idea on pinterest and wanted to pass it along. To share tokens of gratitude, have guests write what they're thankful for on small slips of paper and place them onto the dough. Roll up, bake, and after guests break into the roll, go around the table and share what everyone's thankful for.

Simple but sweet!

November 18, 2011

Kickin' off the weekend

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Let's kick it off right with this fab video clip of my very favorite dancers in the whole world — The Radio City Rockettes!

I would give anything to be one ;)

November 16, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: THE shoes

When it came to selecting my wedding shoes, I knew that I wanted something elegant and beautiful. I either wanted to go with white/ivory or blush pink so as not to take away from my dress. I had spied a pair of gorgeous white Badgley Mischka Randalls about a year ago that I fell in love with, but turns out they were much too tall. Instead, I found the beautiful Badgley Mischka Lacie, which will look absolutely stunning with my wedding dress. The blush pink color pairs perfectly with my pink/peach wedding, as well as the bridesmaid dresses, and of course a bit of sparkle is always welcome in my book.

I can't wait to dance the night away in my perfectly pink heels!

"Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life."     

November 15, 2011

Fall finds

Fall may be in the air, but it is still quite hot in Orlando! I've had to get creative with my wardrobe since it's not chilly enough to break out the tights and sweaters, but I still want to feel like it's fall.

Here are two pieces I'm loving in my closet this fall:

Lilly's Cissy Skirt in Break a Leg

Since I can still go tights- and leggings-less, I've been able to get a lot of wear out of this skirt when paired with a cardigan or more fall-like top.

Lilly's Main Line Straight Leg Jeans (Pink Tomato)

The orangey-red color is perfect for fall and I can wear a short-sleeve top to keep from getting too hot. The fit is great on these and true to size!

Anyone else experiencing a rather hot fall? I must admit though, that I am enjoying the warmer temps this week :)

November 14, 2011

It's November?

Hi all! Long time no see  :)

This bride-to-be has been busy, busy! I've been making my lists and checking them twice.

In the past month I've moved to my new home. The sweet fiance is letting me live at his house and he is staying at his parent's house up until the wedding. I'm happy to say I'm all settled in now.

I also was able to visit my parents for a week and wow was it nice to work with my mom on plans in person instead of over the phone. I even got to meet my sweet baby nephew for the first time! My sister and her husband had their first baby in September.

I got my engagement pictures back this past week and will be sure to share a few favorites. Next up - our tasting, cake tasting and meetings with our florist and wedding coordinator next week. Very exciting!

It's fun to see how everything is coming together. I have many fun details to share with you soon!

Thanks as always for bearing with me :)   
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