Sunday, February 28, 2010

Luck and Cheer! right around the corner! I woke up this morning with a vision! It all started with this chair placed in our backyard. I have no idea where this vision came from..but I just love the chair we snag up from Target..under $100!

Our neighbors were soo nice to take our picture!

Then we had fun shooting our little model! He sat on that chair forever!

The finished product! I went with black & white for our cards. I decided to go with Kodak this time due to the cost. Use code SPRINGFOR15, for purchases over $20.

I can't wait for them to get in the mail! If you live in the Southern California area, try to attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Hermosa Beach. Saturday, March 13th!

Friday, February 26, 2010

A New Cupcake Boutique!

Today, I made my way to a new cupcake boutique in Manhattan Beach, CA called Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach. It is absolutely adorable! I came across it on Facebook of all places! So I felt soo compelled to share this with all of you!

Instead of buying regular size cupcakes I went with some mini! The best way to sample all the flavors! 4 for $5!

They also bake a cupcake that is a 100 calories! They call it the "bikinis" but unfortunately they were all sold out this afternoon. Below is a picture of one! Wouldn't this be a nice treat after a busy stressful day after work!

I also learned they have a party room where they can hold parties for kids and adults! Bridal & baby showers... along with birthday parties! So, if you live in Southern California I recommend taking a drive to the Manhattan Beach and make a stop a Cupcakes Couture!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Couple of Trips!

The Nest had a segment on "5 Trips to Take With Couple Friends." Now that most of our friends are engaged or married..these ideas would be a ton of fun!

1. Miami

The article recommends staying at the Red Rock Resort. I was there about three years ago and it was amazing! Beautiful...ugh! I can't find the words to describe it! :) The resort is minutes from downtown but it is filled with tons of activities..that we really didn't want to leave the grounds!

the pool area was gorgeous! i loved the color scheme/design used throughout the resort

we loved our room! you can see the tv up in the top left corner! Yes, soaking in the tub watching your favorite show!

The Red Rock has a bowling alley, movie theater, food court and an upscale club called Rocks Lounge. Oh and no worries it has a huge floor filled with tables to gamble your heart out!

I hope our future trips include Napa and Breckenridge!!! Has anyone been to these places before! Any advice!!?

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Little Love

I just had to share a picture of the valentines we mailed out to friends and family. They turned out soo perfect! My little Kingston is so photogenic!

I used shutterfly this time!

I love sending cards and photos to loved ones for each holiday. In fact, I am already searching for the perfect St. Pattys card! Anyone else get all giddy when creating adorable cards? I had a blast creating my STDs and Thank Yous for our wedding. I hope you all had a fun Valentines weekend!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Take A Minute...

Please take a minute and hop on over to A Blonde Walks into a Blog and read the post written by her cancer surviving sister! She shares with us her powerful story of breast cancer and how cancer has changed her life.

Thank You Jennifer Reeves for sharing your story with us! My prayers are with you as you finish up your treatments & surgeries.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Making a Statement!

I am currently loving this new style from Nina! For a bride or even for bridesmaids! Here are just a couple of the colors that are offered in Critia design. Go here to see more! This design is very feminine.

photos from Nina

Right now they are offering FREE shipping on orders over $100!

I purchased a pair of black Nina heels for my wedding day. They were very comfortable and I have worn them since! Click here to check them out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yesterday I ordered some beautiful stationary for one of my very good friends from high school. Since Ink Obsession Designs did a fabulous job with my invites...I decided to go with them once again! Ink Obsession Designs is also Eco friendly!!

How pretty!

Happy Birthday Danelle!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Beachy Day!

Yesterday the Husband and I went down to the beach! He took some cute pictures! Thought I would share :) It was a gorgeous day!

I hope you all had a FUN weekend!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Happy Valentines Day to all my blog friends!

I will be treating myself to a delicious Sprinkles Cupcake this weekend!

photo: Hazelnut Photography

I hope you all have a sweet weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tory's Discount!

It isn't a big surprise that I have a love for handbags..One of my new favorite designers is Tory Burch. I never really took the time to check her items out till the other month and fell in love with this bag. I also learned they offer tons of discounts online on the Tory Burch website.

My Husband snatched up one of these beauties for me for Christmas! He got 25% off and free shipping! oh and not in pink but a beautiful tan color! It is perfect for travel and it fits perfect under the seat on the plane!! This pink bag would be a perfect V-Day gift though..hmmm :)

Well, they are doing it again! Spend over $300.00 and get 25% off along with free shipping! Special code is BDAY.

Thank You Tory Burch!

I think Burberry..Coach..LV..should take a step into this direction and follow Tory's lead!
Who is your favorite designer?

ADDED** a fellow blogger just sent me a link to this page..look at these adorable cookies!!! seriously!!!!! After I just posted about Tory Burch today...Small world!

wow! talk about amazing work!! Head on over to Cookie Crumbs!! This could just be the WOW factor you need at your next party!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The WOW Factor!

Has anyone else seen this? Talk about impressive and how fun to make!!

I still love our STDs! I just can't part with fact I still have one on our fridge!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow..with a Side of Snow!

This past weekend was not full of birthday fun...the weather put a cramp in our plans and having us call off my birthday party. My heart broke when we had to send out the message! I can not believe how much snow that accumulated!! My Father took these two pics of me..

I am so glad I didn't have to shovel all of this!

I thought this was a neat shot my Husband show how high the snow was..

So, this also meant I had to cancel my amazing dessert table! tear tear... I did make sure that Jasmine from Couture Cakery, formerly known as Sprinkles and Swirls, still press on with creating me a beautiful cake! Oh and did she!!

I think she did a fantastic job creating a cake that matched my invitations!

A red velvet with lemon butter-cream cake! It was delicious!

So, I plan on rescheduling a party for all of our friends and family hopefully this spring before all the weddings start up. I will definitely use Couture Cakery again. Jasmine even did a little post on this adorable cake! Click HERE! She was professional, sweet and talented! It was a quick and freezing visit home to the East Coast!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winter Wonderland!

Who says engagement pictures have to be taken in sunny weather?!! I love the creativity of this couple! Jordana from Hazelnut Photography shot this over at Big Bear Mountain this past weekend and I just love them!

Snowball fights!


Then, lets cozy up to a warm romantic!

My teeth would be chattering!!

photo credit: Hazelnut Photography

To see more from this shoot click on over to Hazelnut Photography's Blog!

Speaking of cold weather....we are headed back to PA this weekend for my Birthday Party!!! I pray that the weather behaves and everyone can attend!