Friday, August 31, 2012


Although Labor Day usually signals the end of summer there is no reason you shouldn't celebrate. We all love summer but the fall is just as good. Sooner than you think you will be enjoying those crisp mornings, football games, and your favorite boots. So this weekend take a break and celebrate the end of summer by throwing a get together with friends and family. 

We have some classic summer recipes with a twist that are perfect for your Labor Day weekend get together. Enjoy!

 Do something a little different than traditional burgers try these grilled chicken and pineapple sandwiches

Add a kick to your potatoes by adding some chipotle and lime

You can't go wrong with corn on the barbecue

Go with a lighter but still savory dessert like these caramal apple cheesacake bars 

 And for a refreshing cocktail try this white sangria sparkler

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Happy Pinteresting Wednesday everyone! We are linking up with The Vintage Apple once again. Here is a look at what we are loving this week on Pinterest.

DIY bridesmaids' hangers 

Nutella french toast topped with strawberries

Such a neat party favor

Loving all the color in this bedroom

As always don't forget to follow us on Pinterest!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


It's that time again for Pinteresting Wednesday! Doesn't it always seem like the weeks fly by in the summer? Atleast we have Pinterest to keep us going. Here is what we are loving this week. 

Delicious pineapple no bake cheesecake

Such a cute party favor

Make your own magnetic scrabble board for your house

Beautiful lantern centerpiece

Monday, August 13, 2012


It seems we are never at a loss when Pinteresting Wednesday comes around because we are always loving something. Here is a look at what we are loving this week! 

To send to the groom before the wedding

Mini cinnamon rolls with maple icing

Chevron shoebox wall art

Princess party cupcakes

Great idea to give out at the wedding reception

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Today's Pinteresting Wednesday is all about summer recipes we are loving this week! There is nothing better than a light summer dish and we have some great ones to share.

Jerk shrimp with grilled onion, avocado, and mango salsa

Cavatappi with arugula pesto and cherry tomatoes

Summer corn cakes

Quinoa salad with pears, baby spinach and chick peas in a maple vinaigrette

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Our inspirations series is back!  We’ve taken a slight break from this series due to our active event-planning schedule. Since we love sharing our favorite sources of inspiration, we’ll try to make sure we continue to do a feature each month, but can’t promise since things can get hectic in our design and planning world.

This month, we wanted to mix it up a bit and feature a great creative source for those that may be considering planning a destination wedding.  We are sure you have heard of Colin Cowie guru, Celebrity Event Designer, Television Personality and writer with 25 years of industry experience.  For the no-fuss bride who wants an intimate affair with Colin Cowie’s event style on your budget, then his destination wedding collection could be right up your alley.

The destination – Palace Resorts in Mexico
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The décor details - Palace Resorts wedding specialists make all bridal dreams come true when coordinating every detail of a couple’s special day - at all the Mexico properties, you can choose from décor options that brings Colin Cowie style and innovation to destination wedding design. You can also customize each collection with a variety of a la carte options as well. Each collection includes everything needed to create the perfect love affair so you can rest assure that you will have a picture perfect wedding.  The nine collections feature chic designs inspired by the beauty of Mexico, including options such as Exotic Peacock, Romantic Red, Sultry Sunset and Pure White.

Here is a visual recap of our favorites from the collection:





No matter what collection you chose, the elegant décor juxtaposes against the beach sands for a beautifully refined presentation. If you are ready to explore all that Palace Resorts has to offer – start your destination planning here.

Colin Cowie wedding collection images courtesy of Palace Resorts.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


It is Pinteresting Wednesday again with The Vintage Apple. Take a look at everything we loving this week on Pinterest!

"7 days to skinny jeans" oatmeal smoothies.

Perfect idea to store bobby pins, hair ties, etc.

Such a perfect, relaxing outdoor patio space.

This is a great healthy snack. Dip strawberries in yogurt and freeze.

Super adorable baby shower favor.