Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Paris treats in NYC!!

Ever since I walked into the Tiffany's of Macaroons (aka Laduree in Paris) I have wished there was a way to have them here in the US. Well, in 5 weeks this wish will come true because did you hear....
Laduree has opened in NYC and guess who is going to NYC in October for the first time?!?!?!
Yep, you guessed it... Je sues une fille très heureuse!

image one via paris breakfast
image via two and three -personal photos

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekend Getaway: Grand Canyon

We spent the weekend up in Sedona, Arizona and then made our way to the Grand Canyon on Saturday morning. After living in Arizona for over 7 years, I can finally can say I have seen the Grand Canyon.
It was beyond amazing.
Honestly, the pictures my husband took do not do it justice.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday's Party: Cherry Party Ideas

This week I am featuring my own ideas for throwing a party and the theme I picked is cherries!

{images 1-4 via pinterest}

and we can't forget about party favors.
These cherry party favor decorations add the perfect touch!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Every summer I go on a cherry eating kick

come back on Friday when I will be sharing some cherry party ideas

{photo via pinterest}

Monday, August 22, 2011


I love rolos and cupcakes.
Put the two together and I think we might just have the best cupcake treat ever!

view rolo cupcake recipe here via my baking addiction

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday's Party:Vintage School Day Party

With a new school year approaching I just had to share another adorable back to school party
via hostess with the mostess, which also happens to be one of my favorite party sites!

To see more photos and to read about the details please click here!

What was your favorite thing about starting a new school year?

Mine was getting new school supplies and having them be Lisa Frank!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart this colorful miniature cake bunting banner

I heart Capri Blue Candles.

I heart these red mary janes by JibJabbers.
JibJabbers also made Elle her baptism shoes.

What are you all loving this week?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday Words...

It has been a hard week and it's only half way over!
Whose with me?!

Image via pinterest

Monday, August 15, 2011

Baby's First Summer

summer break is over and so is baby's first summer
over the summer we did a lot of fun things
splash pad park
you learned to roll over
to sit up on all on your own
traveled to three states
met lots of relatives and special friends
1st Fourth of July
boat rides on the lake
played with cousins
two bottom teeth
shopping trips
learned to sleep thru the night
gave up the pacifier
days filled with belly laughs

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday's Party:Perfect Pear Engagement Party

I find the theme of this engagement party "the perfect pear" via celebrations at home to not only be adorable for a fall engagement party, but a theme that would be easy to style. I especially love the menu cards and of course the initialed frame above the cocktail table.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart reading.
I am currently reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. It is the sequel to The Hunger Games.

I heart this gray ruffle cardigan.

I think this would be cute to wear at Miss E's birthday party in December.

What are you all loving this week?!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Monday

simple and pretty just how I am wanting my week to be!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday's Party: School Supply Dessert Party

This party designed by the ladies of One Charming Party via Amy Atlas definitely deserves an A+ for creativity as the entire dessert party table is made out of school supplies!
I LOVE this idea!!

and with that I go back to work on Wednesday.
I can't believe how fast my summer break was.
Have a wonderful weekend!
cherry blossoms

Thursday, August 4, 2011

In 93 days I will be....

I finally decided to lace up the shoes, hit the pavement or more so the treadmill until it cools down, (I am not one to run in 100+ degrees. ) and will be running my first 1/2 marathon on November 6th! Eeks.

My true training begins next week.I'm excited and scared but I know if I did not sign up I would regret it as I am running this race in memory of my mom. This summer marked 20 years of her passing and I wanted to personally do something in her memory.
Now here's to finding some cute running clothes!

What I'm Loving This Week

My friend Lisa, gave me a great idea for my 'What I'm Loving this Week' feature and that is in the comment section I would love for you to comment on what you are also loving this week. Perhaps, it's a new recipe, travel destination, favorite song, piece of clothing, makeup item, quote, bargain you found at Target, anything so please share.
It will be fun!

I am loving these nutella brownie bites.

I am loving making waves in my hair by using my straight iron
{ I always forget about this technique but its super easy and I love it}

I am loving the Garden Vegetable low fat cream cheese spread with Wheat Thins crackers. It's my new favorite snack.

I am loving Diet Hansens Pomegranate pop and Pellegrino!

So, what are you loving this week?!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Congrats to Aimee from Someone's Gotta Pay as you are the winner of a Boon Groovy+Modware set!
Thank you to everyone that participated.
I hope to do another giveaway soon!

PS: If you want to win a Boon snack ball {love ours} jump over to my friend Marla's blog, Stellbelle and Rubylou to enter! Her contest ends August 8th!

Wednesday Words...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Green Escape

Living in the desert makes you miss green.
All photos via pinterest