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Picture Perfect Products

For the past handful of years now, items personalized with a photo have been rapidly increasing in popularity. Because photos are can be taken just

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Firstly, a great big congratulations to the 230,000 couples that are projected to get engaged today! Best wishes for many years of happiness, health, fun

2013 Wedding Trends

Each fall we look forward to seeing which colors are on course to trend the following spring in the fashion world. We do this because

It’s January. And Cold.

After the festivities and frivolities of the December holidays pass, we’re left with… well, still winter. And I like winter, truly I do. But the

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013, people! Yes, it’s soooo cliché, but the older I get, the faster time flies. Can we really be turning the calendar page,

2013 Wedding Trends

Happy New Year! Are you feeling refreshed and ready to put a positive spin on the next 357* days of your life as you journey

Send Some Holiday Love and Good Cheer!

Amid baths and homework last night I whipped up a few batches of Christmas cookies. No, the caramels aren’t done yet and the rosettes might

The Smell of Christmas

Growing up, my mother baked at Christmastime. Not that she didn’t bake throughout the rest of the year, but Christmas was a frenzy of flour

Christmas in the City

For a long time, I’ve dreamed of visiting New York City in early December. I’ve never been there, but I long to ice skate at

Getting Geared Up for the Holidays!

Yes, it’s been a while since my last post. I have no excuse except for the old cliche that I’ve been soooo busy! Halloween and

Take a seat!

The decision whether or not to have assigned seating at your wedding reception will surely provide you with a few opportunities for some pondering. What

Fall Comes Calling

Perhaps it has something to do with my hair color, but every year when fall settles upon us, my soul is happy and I find

Baby Shower Thoughts

This past weekend, my good friend Angie and I hosted a baby shower for my oldest friend Anne. She and her husband are expecting their

Vintage Charm

Inevitably, we women find ourselves sifting through our mothers’ and grandmothers’ closets for a bit of fashion inspiration from time to time. Whether it’s rediscovering

Summertime Splendor

“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside” ~Maud Hart Lovelace I love this

Peacock Plumes and Beautiful Blues

My daughter’s eighth birthday is coming up, and she has only one theme request: a peacock party. This doesn’t surprise me. Peacocks and peacock colors