Friday Favorites 3.30.18

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  1. How is Easter already this weekend. I’m not sure how it came this quickly but it has me reminiscing about our easter last year when I got engaged. I’ve been looking for a dessert recipe and I found these two that look sweet yet easy – Carrot Cake Cheesecake Crumble Bars & Cake Mix Cookies
  2. I am having a blast looking for bathing suits for the honeymoon. I recently bought this beauty from ASOS. Be on the watch for a bathing suit haul because I have a feeling that I will be buying quite a few more in the coming weeks for both me and bobby.
  3. In my opinion it’s very difficult to find spring decor that I love. Then I stumbled upon these Botanical Curio Stands that would look great with some springtime photos.

I’m very excited to see what April has to offer. Happy Good Friday my friends! 

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What’s Up Wednesday: March 2018

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1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
I made this Cheeseburger Casserole this week and Bobby loved it.

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
That around this time last year I had no idea my life was about to enter the greatest chapter with an engagement. Although Easter changes its date every year, it now holds such a special place in my heart.

3. WHAT I’M LOVING:
We are getting knee deep into finishing planning one of my besties bridal shower. Its been so much fun I can’t wait for her to be so surprised with what we did. I will totally share a blog post on it once its over.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
We have had three nor’easters this month. Its nuts, so we have been not doing much of anything just enjoying this time before the busiest time of year gets here.

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5. WHAT I’M DREADING:
I can’t think of anything for this month!

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Getting all of my blog post planned out for April.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Putting together Easter baskets for Lola & Bobby. I have so much fun doing that, I can’t wait to have babies to put them together for!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
I read a few books this week and i’m pretty sure the one I am reading now Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, is the one I am having the hardest time with. It has my emotions going crazy.

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
The song i’m walking down the isle to is on repeat. Its giving me all the feels ❤

10. WHAT I’M WEARING:
Ugh. Back to wearing my uggs and coat because it feels like winter has braced us with its presence.

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Shopping for Mother of the Bride & Groom dresses. Celebrating Easter.

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
SO MUCH STUFF GUYS. Easter. Our engageaversary. Our food tasting. Dane Cook Show.

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
The usually wedding planning stuff. Its now all about trying to figure out all the little details.

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Bonus question this month: Whats your favorite Easter tradition?
100% easter baskets. I think they are so fun to do and everyone looks forward to getting them!

Spring Tulip Wreath

Happy Monday! While it sure doesn’t feel like Spring outside I have had a little pep in my step to decorate the house with all things spring and get a start on spring cleaning. Today I wanted to share with you the spring wreath I made a few weeks back! I just got around to hanging it up this weekend and I love how it looks.

I found the tutorial on The How to Mom who’s blog I love!

What You Need:

  • 14in Foam Wreath
  • 2 Spools of 1.5 in satin ribbon
  • 12 Bunches of silk tulips
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wire Cutters

Directions:

  1. Using the wire cutters, cut the tulips off of the base to your desired length making sure you leave the leaves on them. In my opinion it makes the wreath look more full which is what I was going for.
  2. Once you have all of the tulips cut, you can start assembling the wreath by hot gluing the ribbon to the wreath.
  3. Then you start wrapping and tucking the tulips as you go. I alternated between two & three stems in each row of ribbon, so the wreath was covered nicely. Make sure to pull the ribbon tight, so the tulips don’t fall out.
  4. Just continue to wrap and tuck until the wreath is completely covered and when you get the the end hot glue the end of the ribbon to the back.

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And just like that you have a beautiful spring wreath to match the beautiful spring weather!

I’d love to see what spring wreaths you have come up with, so if you have any ideas please share 🙂 

 

Girl Chat: Easter Baskets

It’s time for the monthly girl chat link up, and this months is super fun because we get to talk about Easter Baskets.

This year I am a little behind on getting Bobby & Lola’s baskets done simply because I feel like Easter has snuck up on us way to fast! Since I don’t have either of them finished I thought I would share with you what I did for them both last year.

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Men’s Button Down: Bobby’s new job requites him to dress up everyday except Friday now, so he’s always looking for new button ups that he can not only wear to work but when we go out.

Copper Planter: Target has zero manly easter baskets so I went to the next best thing I could find. This marble planter.

Jelly Beans: Because what good is an easter basket without candy? Especially for my sweet tooth loving husband to be.

Chef’s Cut Beef Jerky: This is by far Bobby’s favorite snack! When we have down time you can find bobby making his own jerky.

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Bocce’s Bakery Carrot Cake Treats: I love getting lola holiday treats. PetSmart has a little sectioning the store for each holiday and I was able to find these goodies there!

Bunny Toys: I found these at the end cap of an isle at PetSmart. They were literally ruined by the end of the night. But they were only $2 a piece so its fine!

Easter Bunny Cookie: Again PetSmart for the win! This was a special treat for Lola because cookies like this are usually more expensive then I want to spend, so she rarely gets them. She was very happy the easter bunny brought her this.

Do you guys have as much fun as I do putting together baskets for loved ones?

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Our Save The Dates

While Massachusetts is recovering from our 3rd nor’easter in three weeks, I thought today was a great day to share the save the dates we went with!

A few weeks ago, I shared the process of looking and what was important to us when picking our save the dates. I have ordered so many cards and invitations from Minted and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed when I finally decided on using them. I’m excited to share the save the date we picked with you guys today!

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We decided on the maybe I’m amazed design from Minted and I am so happy with how it turned out! In my opinion it is a perfect mix of rustic yet elegant and we were able to use multiple shots from our engagement shoot. We went with the standard 5 x 7 cardstock with another photo on the back along with a little story about us and our wedding website link. Once we added the promo code that they were offering they still ended up being under $150!

I am so pleased with our save the dates and we have already received such nice compliments on how everyone loved them. The biggest compliment was the little story on the back, which if it wasn’t for the suggestion from minted I would have never done it!

 I am super excited to now start looking for our wedding invitations and can’t wait to share them with you once we have decided on them! Happy Wednesday!

Friday Favorites

TGIF. In all sense of the saying I mean it. This week was rough! I had jury duty Wednesday and we had ANOTHER nor’easter yesterday. Times like this remind me why I started blogging, just writing this post was relaxing and fun for me.

  1. I have been making one dish every week from The Daily Dose of Pepper blog and I still haven’t been disappointed by any of them and thankfully Bobby likes them too – we had the One Pot Chicken Con Broccoli this week and it will be on the menu again soon!
  2. Our videographer allows us to send them some links of videos we like as inspiration for them to go by when creating our video. Since I couldn’t afford ANY of the videographers I loved I have been watching some highlight videos and stumbled upon this video and ugh love love love. I lost my sister when I was 4 and the part when all of the groomsmen put a white rose for the grooms brother seriously pulls at my heart strings, such a great idea that I may steal.
  3. I stumbled upon @foxandwit on instgram this week and she does a different reading challenge every month. I can’t wait to attempt March’s prompts, to be continued if I can accomplish it. Im a bit stumped on some of them though, so if you have any recommendations for A book set at sea (besides the woman in cabin 10) and a book with an earth element in the title – PLEASE shoot them my way 🙂 Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 8.36.50 AMThis weekend should be a fun one. We have our cake tasting & a birthday party tomorrow and Sunday I am hoping to get out with Lola girl for a walk and relax.

TBB Asks: March Beauty Edition

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1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No? no!  My lashes are pretty great on their own so I don’t see the need to add another daunting task to my makeup routine.
2. Favorite Nail Shade? my go to year round color is Essie’s Chinchilly!
3. Favorite Lipstick Shade? my go to color is a nude, but most of the time I’m just wearing carmex lip balm.
4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair? If I’m going out or notice my hair has been greasy ill blow dry it, but 90% of the time I let it air dry cause.
5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No? No!
6. Foundation: Yes or No? both. it depends not the coverage I need and what I am doing.
7. Hair Up or Hair Down? 99% of the time my hair is up in a messy bun. YOLO.
8. Bar Soap or Body Wash? bar soap! but lately i’ve been using Raw Sugar Lemon Sugar Body Wash. It smells heavenly.
9. Bath or Shower?  baths 100%
10. Favorite Body lotion? not gonna lie I use whatever is on sale.
11. Do you wear perfume? Is so, favorite scent? yep. Marc Jacobs Daisy.
12. Do you shave your legs everyday? no way. in the summer maybe but i don’t have time for that.
13. Favorite Lip Balm? carmex classic lip balm medicated FOREVER
14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up? probably at some point in high school, but I didn’t actually wear it daily until after I was out of college.