Hooray for May!

May 2013Happy May! Spring is finally here in PA and I’m enjoying the blooming flowers and trees from inside (allergies are the worst). I just finished up an awesome pink and green candy buffet at a wedding this weekend, and I’m putting together some really pretty new wedding invitations this week.

Surprise – It’s April!

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Oh hey there, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth just yet. I just totally flew through March! It might be the fact that it’s still snowing here in Pennsylvania, or that I have been so busy gearing up for the start of a busy wedding season, but I can’t believe it’s actually spring.

BookshelfI have been trying to do a little spring cleaning/organizing around the house, and so far I have only tackled our living room bookshelf, which I organized by color last weekend. It helps that Anthony has a serious book buying addiction, so I had lots of colors to choose from.

Marching Forward

March2013Oh hey, it’s March? How did that happen? I made approximately 8 billion cupcakes and 11 thousand wedding invitations last month, and oh my goodness am I exhausted!

I just finished up an awesome event this weekend, and I am working with lots of spring brides on invitations and fun wedding paper goods.

This month I’m going to try my hand at candle making, cause I need some more hobbies, and try to give our bedroom a little makeover. We’re also dealing with an exploding over abundance of books in the house, so we’re looking for some creative storage solutions.

I’m so excited for the snow to melt and to break out some pretty spring dresses. Yay for spring!

Hello February!

February2013Wow – we’re already 1/12th of the way through the year – how the heck did that happen?!? I spent the whole month of January printing party invitations and it was so much fun!

February is my favorite month – mostly because my birthday is right in the middle of it, but also because I love pink! There’s so much to do this month and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Happy New Year!

Whew! I can’t believe that 2012 is already over. It was jam-packed with lots of travel, work, and baking – I gave myself a little un-planned break during the past 2 weeks and now it’s time to get back in action.January2013This year is starting off with a bang – I have tons of exciting stationery projects going on, plus we got a new camera that I’m just starting to learn how to use.

I’m trying not to do the traditional new year’s resolution thing this year, since I’ve never been too successful with keeping them in the past. I’m hoping that I can put a little bit more effort into taking bigger risks with my business, taking better care of my health, and putting more effort into my hair/makeup/clothes, but I’m not making any rules. Hopefully if there are fewer rules to break, I’ll have better luck.

2013 is going to be awesome!

Thanksgiving and a Life List

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have been hard at work getting ready for our big party thins weekend, but I’m taking a break today to eat way too much and spend time with my favorite people in the world.

This year I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, my growing business, and a year full of fun and travel. I am also amazing at how quickly this year has gone by! In 2013, I want to be more intentional about finding the time to enjoy life. In order to do this, I made a life list – things I want to do before I die. I’ll continue to work on this and add things, but just writing it has made me realize what makes me thankful. Some are fun and silly, some are major and life-changing, but all of them make me a super-excited to attack the year ahead of me. Here is my list:

1. Open a storeĀ 
2. Make jam from scratch
3. Design and sew a pretty dress for myself
4. Make a patchwork quilt for our bed
5. Paint a pretty painting for our house
6. Be completely debt free
7. Adopt a baby
8. Finish my dollhouse
9. Drive across the country in an RV
10. Write a children’s book
11. Live in ireland for 6 months
12. Own a trampoline
13. Reupholster the yellow chair
14. Visit china
15. Live in a house with a library
16. Have dinner at french laundry
17. Take a photography class
18. Figure out my hair
19. Have a closet full of clothes I love
20. Go a week without complaining
21. Develop an excercise habit
22. Eat sushi in japan
23. Take a drawing class
24. Have a powder room with crazy wallpaper
25. Have a closet with a chandelier
26. Make homemade marshmallows
27. Buy my mom a really amazing gift
28. Plan a perfect wedding for someone I love
29. Throw a long weekend party at a summer camp
30. Build a piece of furniture from scratch
31. Learn to make perfect macarons
34. Have (and use) letterpress personal stationery
35. Learn a lot about cheese

I’m keeping track of my goals on Go Mighty – let me know if you write one too!

Let’s Cross Our Fingers for a Good November

Wow – October sure went out with a bang! I hope you are all reading this from a warm and cozy couch, but I know that lots of people will be feeling the effects of the storm for a very long time. We were lucky here in Scranton, the worst damage we sustained was a leak in our bathroom ceiling. I’m hoping that the weather in November will be kinder.I’m going to be working on planning our big party this month, and I have lots of projects to share for food and decorations. I’ll also try to get a head start on Christmas gifts instead of leaving everything to the last minute like I usually do.

Hi October!

Wow – it’s really fall! The leaves are turning and the kids were jumping in piles of leaves yesterday. I have a TON of baking on the agenda this month, and I’m really excited to start making soup again.I’m also hoping to expand my stationery selection in my etsy shop, plus start printing some beautiful invitations for weddings this spring.

September!

I made it through the summer without melting, and now I’m ready to break out my cozy sweaters and boots. This September Anthony and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing some tips for planning that I have learned from helping other brides prepare for their big days over the past 5 years.

If you’re headed back to school today, I hope you have a wonderful year and you made the most of your summer!

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