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Champagne Saturday

It's a gorgeous weekend here in Annapolis, and I am all about stuffing in those last few summer moments into the next few days. From grilling hotdogs to hitting up the pool to even running barefoot in the grass, if it says summer I am on it! Today I am off to check out a wedding venue on the water with my newly engaged friend, Joni. Not wanting to look too low rent at a nice place I thought I better actually shower and put on a dress. No small feat...

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Scarf Showdown

There's no getting around it. I cannot deny my fall fashion lust any longer. I've tried to get into the last few weeks of summer, but Pumpkin Spice Lattes are available now. How could I NOT have fall on the brain? And with the imminent arrival of fall comes the resurgence of my scarf addiction. My scarf collection is out of hand and I really don't care. I'm always looking to add to it!  At least it's a relatively inexpensive addiction right? HA! Any of the pretties below from one of our lovely sponsors, Ruche, and...

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Feeling the Zebra Prints!

Rosebud, Lovely and Lavish, has me feeling all stripey with their recent post on Zebras. Maybe it's because of my own Zebra experience not too long ago, but I happen to quite agree.  Here are two very different ways to put this great pattern to use! West Elm's Zebra Pillow Covers take on an elegant and muted use.  Who wouldn't love one of these?  I've got my mouse poised ready to order the gray one! And on the complete other end of the spectrum and not-so-subtle are these custom cupcake toppers from etsy shop, LTownDezigns.  To die...

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Dressing up old windows

I don't know about you all but I've had one of those weeks that call for a strong drink.  In fact, two.  Straight up with a twist.  Yesterday I received several calls from friends and fam who were going through crappy things.  Everyone's situation was different but bottom line is that a lot of people close to me are going through a really hard time.  My heart goes out to each and every one.  Love you all! On a brighter note, I'm hunkering down for a few days while a few house projects get tackled, including...

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Wedding Wednesday: The Bouquet/Garter Toss (Yay or Nay?)

So, since it's Wedding Wednesday and all, I thought I would do a lil' wedding post. How do y'all feel about the bouquet/garter toss? I was going to forgo it at my wedding as I think it's a bit brutal to force single folks to take center stage. However, I had a couple of very vocal bridesmaids, ahem Meg and my sis, who insisted that it was tradition. In the end I went through with the tosses and they resulted in some cute photo ops at least. And I didn't hear any groans from the dudes...

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Making Sushi…I now know why the good stuff will cost ya!

Last week I dragged Floyd to his first cooking class. It was at local DC school Culin Aerie, which I had been to one time before. Living Social is a daily email of deals and coupons I get for the DC area and they sent a BOGO for a sushi making class.  Knowing how much Floyd loves sushi I thought this would be a good starter class for a guy not super into cooking.  Turns out I was right!  We had a blast sipping wine while mastering the art of the sushi roll!  ...

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Make Your Own Rosette Pins!

Quick and easy.  Now that's my kind of DIY project!  A few weeks ago when I was in New York City, I was staying near Bryant Park and this shop sign across the street caught my eye. It read M&J Trimming and was huge.  I of course had to stop in and was immediately stumbling around open mouthed just gaping.  Before me was every type of ribbon you could imagine!  Row upon row filled to the brim with spools of gorgeous ribbon, buttons, sequins, feathers...

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Champagne Saturday: Happy Wedding Memories

Happy Champagne Saturday lovelies! After reading Meg's recap of her gorgeous destination wedding in Jamaica this week, my own wedding is on my mind again. Meg was spot on when she said that at the end of the day, the most important thing about your special day is sharing it with your loved ones. My wedding just wouldn't have been the same without my close friends and family being there. Celebrating with those you love is most definitely cause for a glass of bubbly to be raised. Here I am raising one with my lil' sis...

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Megan’s Family Room Tour

It's a Vlog.  For some reason I just love that word and can't help but say it in my head over and over. Vlog, vlog, vlog.  Today's post is a walk through our living room sharing what we've done so far to decorate the space.  There is still a giant blank wall just calling out for some love so any thoughts or suggestions are welcome, no matter how out there they may sound.  We are all ears over here.  I promise!  Unless you want me to create a dolphin mural.  That may be crossing the...

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