August 31, 2011

Happy home

I thought I'd share a snapshot of my living room today. I live in a happy little home in a cute little town. My mom helped me fix up the place so that it was perfectly me. She sewed all the pillows below and we picked out the fabric together. (Click to enlarge.)

What makes a happy home?

For me it's cheery colors, meaningful pieces that make me smile and loads of love.




Now about that man cave my fiance lives in—I will look forward to adding my feminine touch ;)

Cheers to happy homes!

August 24, 2011

Wedding Wednesday

It's never too early for honeymoon shopping, right!?

Here's what I picked up at the Lilly sale . . .

Amy top

Jillie dress

Franco dress

And unfortunately a cute tunic and Flor dress were snatched out of my shopping bag. I wasn't quick enough ;)

Hooray for cute honeymoon clothes!

August 22, 2011

Sweet treat

Thank you all again for the congratulations! It's been a whirlwind of excitement and we jumped right in to wedding planning. Such fun!

I have an easy-to-make treat recipe for you today. Whenever I am limited on time, I remember this yummy recipe and can bake it in no time to bring with me to an event.

Chocolate peanut butter cups

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Ingredients:
Peanut butter cookie dough (can make your own or buy it from the store)
Reese's miniature peanut butter cups

Directions:
Heat oven to 350. Spray a mini muffin tin and line dough to form the shape of the cup only going up the sides about half-way. Insert a Reese's into the center of each. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

That's it! So easy and yummy. 

August 10, 2011

The proposal

Hi everyone and welcome to the first edition of Wedding Wednesday. So excited to join the club :)

My apologies for the delay in posting, it's been a bit crazy around here. Wedding planning is already rockin' and rolling! 

Now, on to to the proposal story. We dated for just short of four years, so you can imagine my excitement that it was finally happening!! 

TGV and I were scheduled to have dinner with his family at their club on the night it happened. On our way there they called to say they would be running late, but for us to go on. We decided to walk around a bit and headed down to the dock . . . (they were hiding to take pictures)



After enjoying the beautiful scenery we started to walk back up and that's when TGV got down and one knee and very sweetly proposed. I, of course, said yes!


We then walked up over by the golf course to see his family and they had a red rose for me and champagne and T.'s sport coat. Right about now I was feeling underdressed (side ponytail?!?) and wishing I had a party dress on. But, at least I was wearing Lilly :)


We sipped champagne and took a few pictures while I was floating on cloud nine. Meanwhile a helicopter had landed on the golf course and I didn't think anything of it. I remember saying, 'oh look a Tour player must be coming in.'


Well, that helicopter was for us! It was my first helicopter ride and I was very excited. With my red rose and all, I felt like I was on the Bachelor.


Here I am still giddy with excitement and flying over the city!


And here's that handsome fiance of mine!


My next surprise was when we landed at the Waldorf for dinner. They sure treated us well and we enjoyed a very yummy dinner, champagne and special desserts. And now we're looking forward to happily ever after!


The next day we left for vacation with my parents and I was so excited I got to celebrate with them. More champagne, hooray!


A few pictures out on the dock while on vacation.



And here's my beautiful ring that I still can't stop staring at.


Thank you all for the congratulations and sharing in my excitement! Your sweet comments meant so much to me. I look forward to updating you on all the fun planning details.

For now, cheers to love, laughter and happily ever after!

August 2, 2011

I said yes!



I am so excited to share the news that I'm engaged!! I've been over the moon with happiness and excitement and floating on cloud nine.

It happened this past Thursday night and it was one of the best nights of my life! I can't wait to share the details, it deserves its own post.

So excited to marry this amazing, handsome, fiance of mine!

Proposal story to come . . . 
 
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