Hidden Gems

Tonight while browsing around Dillard’s I came across these cream Kate Spade inspired earrings (left) which were quite the steal. I have had the bridal Kate Spade Grand Bouquet (right) earrings in my shopping cart for a while now but could not pull the trigger.

Hidden Gems

 Anne Klein / kate spade

When I found this very similar style which was originally $35 but on sale for $12.25 at Dillard’s versus the Kate Spade earrings at $98, it became a no brainer! I love the creamy color and substantial but not gargantuan size. (I’ll be wearing these all day!) There is something so satisfying about finding a steal. I’m all about pairing high with low and it looks like my wedding day will be no different! Can’t wait to show you my whole wedding day look!

What’s your best high-low steal? I love hearing what fashion gems you have found!

Friends Are Like Fine Wine

Asking my bridesmaid’s to stand by my side was one of the things I looked forward to most after Chris proposed and put a ring on it. There are only a few times in your life when you do something so meaningful. I found it especially fun to surprise my maid’s when I saw them over the course of a couple of weeks. Continue Reading →

The Art of Thank You Notes

As a bride to be, I have written my share of thank you notes this year and Chris and I haven’t even said “I do!” yet. I don’t typically find myself yearning to write these little notes, but I do find joy in knowing it will brighten someones day when they check the mail. I know I love receiving one!

To get in my note writing groove I usually put on some HGTV or Bravo, pour a glass of wine, and pick out some notes out of my bin (yes, I have a bin of note cards). I take a few easy steps to craft my best work every time. But before I share my steps…I have a little story… Continue Reading →

Sangria, Orzo, and Friends

These days we love a great night with our girlfriends! Our boys were out-of-town this weekend so we decided to take advantage of the girly time.

Kendra wanted to make a white wine sangria for Independence Day by the pool. It was the perfect excuse to practice (quality control, a must). We invited two friends over to join in the fun! Kendra served the delicious white wine sangria with a summer orzo pasta salad and turkey meatballs. I stuck to cutting up the fruit while Kendra worked her magic on dinner.
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