DIY Framed Ring Holder

The Framed Ring Holder has been floating around Pinterest for a few years now but it's still a popular, personalized gift to hold your wedding ring and engagement ring. It's really easy to make and can be personalized to the recipient's taste. I included one in each of my friends engagement gifts baskets but they also make great bridal shower gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts. Easy, personalized gift.  ...more

Being Royal

If I Were A Royal  If you haven't heard, there is a new set of Royals in town. The new show on E, The Royals. I love reading all about the royals and I was one of the crazy ones that got up at 5 am the day of William & Kate's wedding just so I could watch it. I am actively watching to see if their new bundle of joy will be a boy or girl....more

5 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues

If you're over the cold, snow & winter, raise your hand. My guess is that more than half of the country has their hand raised. We are entering into the dreaded part of the year where we just want winter to be over. Spring cannot come soon enough.As we await the awakening of spring and continue to curse the season that is winter, there are just 5 simple things I think you can do to kick the winter blues....more

5 Goals for 2015

As we enter the New Year, I am even more excited to make my goals and resolutions for 2015. Ever have one of those years where you just have a feeling it's going to be amazing? That's this year.There will be a best friend baby, a best friend wedding, a best friend moving back to the East coast and celebrating two years of marriage. Mixed in all of this excitement, I will be working hard to achieve my best self this year....more

Grief | It Just Hits You

You don't see it coming. There is no warning. It just hits you.This time of the year it comes at you full force.It could be the smell of a fresh tree or the laugh of children.Maybe it's cooking a family recipe or the change in weather.Whatever might trigger it, you can never be sure. It just hits you.  One minute you are laughing and singing your favorite song.Then, it just hits you and you are overcome with immense sadness.As much as you want to be ok, you want to smile and decorate the tree, you can't....more

10 Reasons to Love December

Happy December everyone! Tis the season am I right? In case you aren't sure why you should love December as much as me, let me give you 10 Reasons to prove my point. ...more

Married, Not Pregnant and It's OK

Before you get married, you hear" When are you getting married?" or "Why aren't you getting married yet?"Then, when you get married it's all about having kids. I am pretty sure it was even mentioned a time or two at our wedding reception. They try to make it all cutesy and sweet but it's the basic, "So when are the kids coming?" "Kids anytime soon?"...more
AdrienneCookie I do still ask but as you said, to close friends. I would never ask anyone else ...more

5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has started to become quite a common get together the past few years. If you are unfamiliar, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving gathering of your friends. It can be held Thanksgiving day if you are far from family or even the week before or after. We are on our 3rd year of Friendsgiving and it's become a great time to slow down during the holidays and really enjoy company with friends. This year, we are the hosts of Friendsgiving and I wanted to share a few key compents of hosting Friendsgiving if you want to start the tradition with your friends....more

Engagement Gift Basket for the Bride to Be

Two of my dear friens have recently gotten engaged in the past few weeks. Actually, all in the same week. And I couldn't be more excited for them to enter the fun world of wedding planning and marriage. As a previous bride/bridesmaid myself, I know there were things I wish I had to help me with the process. I knew I wanted to put something together for them to kick start their wedding planning and they would really love. Plus, I love enjoying my friends happiness with them. ...more