Last week, B and I vacationed for 7 nights in beautiful Runaway Bay, Jamaica to celebrate our second year wedding anniversary…check out our pics…“yah mon – respect!” Tuesday, November 8th marked 9 years together, which seems absolutely bizarre at our “young” ages of 27 and 29. Although long trips are relaxing and often-times much needed, they tend to drift you further and further from the daily routines we all work so hard to establish.
As a result, returning home from a long vacation can be a process. It tends to take a few days to adjust back to every-day life…especially not having mimosas every morning at breakfast. True stuff! To expand on my previous post Globetrotting Prep Guide, here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned to help lessen the impact of returning back to reality. Continue reading “Back to Reality…Post Vacation Tips”→
Happy Friday! I have been crazy busy with work and am counting down the days until our October 17th deadline (…which is usually October 15th, but it happened to fall on a Saturday this year…go figure). I am greatly looking forward to a weekend full of fall weather, time with my parents, and a few parties for friends. My mom and I are actually throwing a bridal brunch shower on Sunday for a family friend…I smell mimosas! Remember to keep all of those affected by this tragic hurricane in your thoughts and prayers. Enjoy your weekend! Continue reading “The Little Things”→
Over the past few weeks, busy would be an understatement for the hectic lifestyle we’ve been attempting to keep orderly. We hosted a few parties, played nurse to my mom (who has had a record-breaking number of random surgeries this year…but is recovering fabulously), attended a few concerts and the first UGA home game, visited the astounding construction of my parent’s house renovation, and even took a trip out to George, Washington for a 3-day Dave Matthews Band extravaganza (also known as “Labor Dave”) at the famous Gorge Amphitheater! I want to apologize for putting Bellinis on Bellemeade on hold, but can assure you all of the crazy shenanigans have provided a plethora of ideas, events, and blogging paraphernalia that I plan to share in the near future! :: Cheers! ::Continue reading “The Little Things”→
This past week, B’s parents were visiting from Washington. We packed as many family events into their trip as possible, meeting at Sean’s Harvest Market for dinner and drinks the evening they flew in. B’s sister and her husband, Sean, opened the local market back in 2012, which is conveniently located on the BeltLine near Piedmont Park. The food is inspired by their love for the small, impassioned food shops in Europe and New York and could not be more delicious, fresh, or unique. Stop by to enjoy a bite and the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and support this trendy local business. I promise you will not be disappointed!
If there is one thing I remember from our wedding day, it was the sheer fact that after a year and a half of planning, I did not want to worry about ANYTHING the day of. In order to do such, my number one suggestion is to hire a day-of coordinator. My mother and I wanted to do all of the design and planing ourselves, but wanted someone else to “play us” that day. It was the absolute best decision we made, as we were able to soak in all of the detail and truly enjoy the day rather than worrying about vendor coordination, rounding up the wedding party, etc.
My second suggestion is to create an Emergency Wedding Kit, containing anything and everything you could possibly need on the big day. My bridesmaids created one for our wedding, and I recently created a DIY version for a wedding I am a bridesmaid for in a few weeks. This post will show you how to create your own DIY – Emergency Wedding Kit, along with a free printable item checklist. Continue reading “DIY – Wedding Emergency Kit”→
The day B proposed, exactly 3 years ago today, was one of the most exciting days of my life, thus far (see story here and here). For a few days we basked in Caribbean bliss, but were genuinely excited to head home and celebrate with friends and family. After arriving back in Atlanta, as the flurry of shock and excitement started to become more realistic, the upcoming wedding planning and to-do lists naturally became overwhelming. One of the most difficult tasks we discovered was deciding where to register and what on earth to register for. B and I lived together for a few years before our engagement, so we had quite the collection of hand-me-down dinnerware, flatware, furniture, and appliances. Needless to say, our mismatched towels and pint beer glasses weren’t exactly items I could be proud of. Continue reading “Wedding Gifts”→
As you all have probably noticed, I am an extreme planner feeling most comfortable when organized and prepared to take on any and all situations. That being said, traveling tends to add an extra layer of stress onto my normal anxiety ridden craziness. Not only am I planning and packing the perfect outfit for every possible occasion (who knows when you may need that LBD or a sparkly pink boa?), but will also be leaving behind a life, job, home, and (sometimes) pets to fend for themselves.
Happy Tuesday! B and I are currently on vacation in Florida on beautiful Alligator Point. This place is a private and secluded peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico, only an approximate 5 hour drive from the ATL. Being first time visitors, we are absolutely stunned with the amount of solitude and charm this place resonates.
We have rented an adorable bungalow on the beach, complete with an outdoor shower and screened-in porch. Not only are the puppies allowed in the house, they can roam the beach sans leash! I cannot vouch that this place is any Punta Cana, but Alligator Point is definitely a secluded oasis of natural beauty. It is perfect for true beach lovers looking for a break from the everyday hustle and bustle of today’s world. Continue reading “The Little Things – Alligator Point”→
Happy Friday! B and I are looking forward to a few good friends visiting over the next couple of days and the one week countdown to our beach trip next Friday. Remember to take time to enjoy the little things and have a wonderful weekend! Continue reading “The Little Things”→