bachelorette weekend favors – diy hangover kit

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Since I know we are going to get our drink on this weekend in NYC to keep ourselves warm (at least that will be my excuse!), I put together these DIY hangover kits for the girls. My bestie that was married last month had them for her out of town guests. I thought it would be a fun addition to my bachelorette weekend favors. I purchased these little muslin bags on Amazon for cheap. There are tons of places you can get muslin bags in bulk from but Amazon was fast and easy. I used a simple … [Read more...]

bachelorette party favors – weekend welcome bag

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Next month one my besties is tying the knot here in Miami. For her bachelorette party this weekend, we settled on New York since she lived there for years, many of the girls are still local, and it always is a good time. A few of us are not local so we are flying in and staying in a hotel together for the weekend. What better excuse to get adorable weekend welcome bags together as  part of the bachelorette party favors. I pulled together some cute (and inexpensive) girly items for our … [Read more...]

my very first attempt at wedding planning – our diy wedding

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Weddings have always been one of my favorite events to plan. They are time consuming and stressful but all the DIY touches that you can do just make the day even more special. The first ever DIY wedding I planned was my very own. I think it started the addiction. Of course this was way before I knew about blogging, and Pinterest was not even on the radar. Thinking about it now, that is probably a good thing since I'm sure I would have gone a little nuts. My wallet thanks me. I decided to dig … [Read more...]

wedding coordinator extraordinaire – a romantic vintage wedding

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Did I ever tell you about the time I coordinated a vintage wedding for my dear friend Ivelis? Probably not because I just recuperated. And the wedding was in November ;) Ivelis and her husband Manny are some of our closest friends. Their little one Alexander is a nephew to me. I threw his baby shower years ago, threw Ivelis' bridal shower recently, and she uses me as her party planner for just about everything. At some point, I thought it was wise to offer myself as her wedding planner too. I … [Read more...]

ahoy there mateys – oirate themed party cupcake toppers

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Can you imagine trying to throw a pirate themed party for a 5-year-old the week between Christmas and New Years? We have friends who have a little one born on Christmas Day and that is exactly what they did. Given the holiday insanity, mom was running behind on decorations so I offered to make some quick things to pull the theme together. Unfortunately, the day of the party the wind was so strong we couldn't actually display anything without it all ending up flying into the ocean. I apologize … [Read more...]

hosting showers can be fun – romantic bridal shower decor

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We'll just pretend I'm posting these right after the romantic bridal shower I threw a few weekends ago. My dear friend Ivelis, is tying the knot in early November. I love throwing her showers (did her baby shower a few years ago - yes, a bit backwards but it is all good) and she loves the details. The key to hosting showers is to plan ahead. I started in late July making things here and there until I was done with the decor a week or so in advance. So here is it is.... When you walked into … [Read more...]