Friday Favorites #14

It has been a loooong time since I wrote up a Friday Favorites post. I am loving so many things about this time of year (of course). Some of these fourth of July recipes came in handy over the holiday weekend, but they are great to whip up during the entire summer! ...more

Secret Life of Bees: Stingray Edition

The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.’ Actually, the time has come for me to officially sign off at Weddingbee. My last […] The post Secret Life of Bees: Stingray Edition appeared first on YakkaFit ....more

Ocean Size Love: The Surprise!!

With all of the crazy dancing, we had no concept of time, but somewhere around 10pm our wedding planner’s assistant came up to us on the dance floor and asked us if we wanted to do the bouquet and garter toss. Mr. S put on quite a show, it was pretty hilarious ....more

Ocean Size Love: Reception

Since we were already (accidentally) announced into the cocktail hour the reception started with our first dance. We chose a different rendition of Somewhere over the Rainbow because we couldn’t agree on a song that was more the two of us. We have so many songs we both love, but too many memories attached to […] The post Ocean Size Love: Reception appeared first on YakkaFit ....more

A plead on this Earth Day.

I’ve worried for a long time that the next generation would never know the oceans as we know them today. Direct human impacts like pollution, over-fishing, and coastal development; as well indirect human impacts like climate change and ocean acidification have led to detrimental impacts… more rapid than even I suspected. ...more

Ocean Size Love: Salud!

After the cocktail hour, snacks, and as dinner got underway it was time for the toasts! We started with a thank you from the two of us to our tribe for making the trip to Mexico and being there to celebrate this amazing day with us. (Photos by Amber Bridges Studios!) Instead of a champagne […] The post Ocean Size Love: Salud! ...more

Ocean Size Love: Eat, Drink, Be Married

For many many years of my life I pictured getting married on April 4th or 8th, it seemed to me to be the absolutely perfect wedding date, because I am obsessed with the number four. After Mr. S proposed, I thought 4/8/16 would be the most perfectly perfect date, but then as wedding planning got […] The post Ocean Size Love: Eat, Drink, Be Married appeared first on YakkaFit ....more

Ocean Size Love: Just the Two of Us

we can make it if we try Just the two of us Just the two of us building castles in the sky Just the two of us, you and I Sorry, that song has been stuck in my head since I started writing this post! All photos by Amber Bridges Studios: I combined both the […] The post Ocean Size Love: Just the Two of Us appeared first on YakkaFit ....more

Ocean Size Love: Our Tribe

Many moons ago, during one of my marine biology courses I heard the professor refer to the group of glowing jellyfish on the screen as a ‘smack’. Since then Mr. S and I lovingly referred to our group (especially when we were a large herd traveling to the rehearsal dinner) as our smack of jellies ....more

Ocean Size Love: The Stingray Ceremony

We finished writing the nitty-gritty details of our ceremony at the airport in Chicago on our way to Mexico. I loved this part of wedding planning because it was a chance to...more