Design Your Dream Shoes at Project Shoe

project-shoeI love shoes. Seriously. But what woman doesn’t? The problem I tend to have, however, is that I buy shoes based on looks, and they end up spending 99% of their life on display in my closet because they’re just too uncomfortable to actually wear. All that said, I was still pretty excited when the Project Shoe team reached out to me to try out their service and order my very own pair of custom shoes. I was even more excited when my shoes arrived that week and I put them on my feet, because not only are the gorgeous, they’re incredibly comfortable and made of some really high-quality materials! Keep reading…

Giving Pearl Earrings As Gifts

pearlsGiving pearl earrings as gifts is a great idea for every man with a special lady in his life. The Pearl Source earrings are designed to offer ladies something to wear in their ears every day that presents their style to the world. However, earrings come in many forms that change based on the style the lady prefers. Each style that is listed below should be considered based on what the lady likes. Keep reading…

{DIY} Wedding Crafting with Elmer’s Paint Markers

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Elmer’s via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Elmer’s.

I think you all know by now how much I love DIY projects and crafts. That’s why I was thrilled to get a chance to try out and review Elmer’s new Painters® Paint Markers! Talk about a must-have craft item for every DIY bride and avid crafter!

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Painters® are easy-to-use acrylic paint markers that can be used on almost any surface — including wood, plastic, clay, ceramic, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, terracotta and more! When Elmer’s asked me to put Painters® to the test and use them on just about any surface, I decided to create this fun burlap banner. Keep reading…

Take a Juicy Escape this Summer with Caress®

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caress® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®.

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Summer is in full swing, which means it’s wedding season around the country! That also means tons of great, bright summer color schemes — many of which incorporate the color yellow. Easily paired with shades of pink, orange, green and blue, yellow is a versatile color that really evokes the essence of the season. It’s also a great shade to wear to all the weddings you’ll be attending this summer, as well as in your day-to-day life! Keep reading…

The Perfect Dishes to Fit Your Wedding Style

As a chef and bride-to-be, planning my wedding menu is something that came naturally to me. Outside of the menu, there are just so many considerations and plans that go into a wedding. Luckily, I have a wedding planner so I don’t get bogged down by any one detail.

When it comes to planning a wedding menu around a theme or style of wedding, there are many creative things you can do. Here are some tips and tricks for such an occasion.

Seasonality is a big thing. The time of year will definitely affect how you look at your menu. I wanted to share examples for some real-life themes.

If you’re having a…

Summer Beach Wedding

The first thing that comes to mind is—seafood! In season, it is perfect to serve as prominent dish. Soft shell crabs, for example, are in season from June through July. They can be the main entrée or as a side with crab incorporated into appetizers, instead. A summery salad—such as a caprese salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar—is perfect to highlight tomatoes, which are very ripe in the summer. This will guarantee you have the freshest ingredients! Keep reading…

How To Plan Your Wedding Menu Like a Chef

As a bride-to-be and professional chef, I knew that the menu would be a huge part of my day. Planning a wedding menu like a chef doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem. When I say to plan like a chef, I really mean that you should do three main things:

  1. Consider the number of guests attending.
  2. Set your budget—and vow to stick to it.
  3. Choose the main dish you will highlight.

These three steps are what chefs take into consideration when planning a nightly menu. You need to take a step back and look at all parts of the evening that food will play a major role in. Keep reading…

{Real Wedding} Stephanie & Ajay’s Bold Destination Wedding

Ready for a tropical destination wedding full of bold hues and tons of style? Meet Stephanie and Ajay!

Stephanie and Ajay tied the knot at Florida’s Paradise Cove, and their wedding was an eclectic blend of culture and style – incorporating the resort feel of their Florida destination and the culture and colors of Ajay’s Indian culture. Bold hues of purple, orange and pink were accented with the most amazing floral design – utilizing Gerbera daisies, Lilies and Birds of Paradise. Keep reading…

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