Where did two years go?

Today I am wishing a very happy anniversary to my favorite guy. My goodness time has flown by. Within two years we have moved, finished Business School, changed jobs, moved again, and I can’t wait to see what year three holds! I’m sharing below an article that was published this past year on our wedding in Newport Life Magazine, we had the best vendors, the best weather, and, for us, the perfect day!



Gifted: For brides, hostesses, & you!

How darling are these trays from Parker & Rain? Each and every one just has so much personality it is hard to chose a favorite. I must say if that flamingo tray made its way to my coffee table I would be a very happy girl. These unique designs are all available in their etsy shop and would make a perfect gift for a shower, or a hostess gift for the lovely summer house that you call your second home during these months. Which one is your favorite?

Sequins & Stripes is holding a contest for an adorable lobster variety of these trays, run don’t walk and enter now!

Pin Pin Pinning

This summer has been all about pinning for me, for our new home, for my brides, for showers and engagements parties on the horizon, and of course for fun summer and fall looks I can’t wait to recreate! Pinterest lets me keep track of all of the many things fluttering around in my head from day to day, what ddi we ever do without it? Here are some of my recent pins in all the categories mentioned above….are you a pinner also? Follow me here.

A simple place card/favor combo I will be using this September for a Mom to Be


A stunner of a dress, with ruffles and bows for days….swoon!


the inspiration for our new guest room/my home office…more to come on that space soon!


Her look had me at the shoes, perhaps another way to wear my wedding shoes again??





Hello Weekend!

I hope everyone has wonderful plans for a cozy winter weekend. Ours include some decorating, our first holiday party, and generally enjoying the start of my favorite time of year. Here are some links from around the web to wrap up this post holiday week back at work. Enjoy your weekends!

Have you seen the elle&em 2012 planner–darling! 

OneCanoeTwo’s shop has unique gifts for the hard to buy recipient!

14K Gold accent pieces, via Ritzy Bee Events–yes, please!

In case you missed this week’s gifted series here is the round up:



Bride to be

Furrrrrrrr Lover

moving right along

This has been a crazy week, but we have officially moved into our new home! And all I can do it think about all the fun new ways I want to decorate it. Although these linens from leontine will certainly not be in the cards for our bed anytime soon, they are on the top of my luxe item wish {ok, dream) list. I can’t imagine a more perfect home than ours for those monograms to live in. For now, I will just drool over all the amazing images while I unpack for the next few days.

my no.1 pick

perfect in coral and blue

sage perfection

they already have a "t" on them....maybe a sign?



I am off for a quick late summer getaway to Stowe Mountain Lodge for a long weekend with my favorite boy. I am hoping summer stays around a bit longer but I cant wait to spend some time enjoying a hint of fall this weekend. I hope your weekends are wonderful, here are some of my favorite finds from around the web this week.

have a great weekend!

These monogrammed ikat napkins from Horchow via Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers

An American in Paris affair that stopped me in my tracks-especially the veil, via Style me Pretty

Adorable ideas for asking for girlfriends to be your bridesmaids via The Secret Life of Invites.

My favorite brand ever Ali-Ro launched their e-commerce site, if you do not have one of their anoraks it is as MUST!