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1 Aug

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11 Jul

I know I’ve been a little behind in my posts this past week, but for good reason! I just wrapped up my first fully planned wedding in Upstate New York this past week. In addition to the wedding, I also (with the help of my amazingly talented friend Steph Devino) finished my new blog!

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11 Jun

IMG_6180Over the past 6 months, I’ve been planning my first large-scale event, the wedding of my friend and her wonderful fiance. Planning a wedding on a budget in six months has not been easy, but it has been the most rewarding experience of my post-grad life. I’m so grateful for this beautiful couple and so honored to be part of their special day and since I recently accepted a full-time event planning position I will get the chance to be an integral part of many couples big days.

IMG_6182IMG_6194This is just one of the many things we’re DIY’ing for the July 5th wedding, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peek of what’s to come. By spray painting wooden letters and plaques from a craft store and strategically tying up some blush colored ribbon, I was able to create a simple Mr. & Mrs sign. Their rustic meets romantic and whimsical mountain top wedding will be the perfect setting for this custom keepsake.  IMG_6169

Spring Has Sprung

21 Mar

Seeing that yesterday was officially the first day of Spring, I was inspired to create some thrifty Easter decor that would not break the bank. I’m proud to say that I spent a total of  $14 on my Spring tablescape. Here’s how.IMG_4325

I got the idea of using bunny ears as place cards from my own bunny (my French Bulldog, Chip) with his little set of bat ears. Why not take advantage of this iconic Easter symbol by putting those vertical ears to good use? I created my place cards by using things I had around the apartment: white closepins, construction paper, scrapbook paper, markers and a hot glue gun.


Simply create a bunny ear stencil of your own like I did or use one of the many templates you can find using our friend Google. Cut out your ears, hot glue them to your closepins so they hold your place card in place. You have complete artistic freedom with your place cards. I personally went with monograms and played with stencils.

IMG_4339Nothing says Spring quite like Daffodils.IMG_4355Besides the flowers, candy and green grass I had everything else in my apartment. A soft linen tablecloth works perfectly for Spring. My recycled candle holder and painted mason jar act as nests for my chocolate eggs. I also reused my St. Patty’s Day paint sample napkin rings as well as my pink paint sample dot confetti.


It may not be the classiest tablescape in the world, but it reflects what Spring means to me. It’s pastel, pretty and playful.

A Touch of Fall

18 Oct

Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. Not only does my birthday “fall” in Fall, but the season is an excuse for cozy sweaters, scary movies, pumpkin spiced lattes and copious amounts of candy. This year marked my second annual Fall party in my Upper East Side apartment. Here’s some snapshots of my Fall Sunday Funday full of cider, glittered pumpkins and all things orange.


 Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

A simple orange string dresses up my vases.

 Pumpkin CoolerPumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting & Cinnamon Sugar. Candy Corn LightsChevron Painted PumpkinSpiked Cider with Butterscotch Schnapps Mulled Wine with Williams-Sonoma Mulling spices.

A very orange centerpiece

DIY Caramel Apples StationDressed for the party.

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