we have a tasteful winner!


Congrats to Cat from BrideBlu. I'll be in contact with you soon! :)
Thanks to all that entered and and BIG thank you to Emiliee for hosting this giveaway!


fancy balloons

I'm completely smitten with Geronimo balloons. Giant, perfectly round and decorated with glittery streamers and ribbon, each balloon becomes its own work of art.

Seriously, wouldn't it make you so happy to receive one of these for your birthday or anniversary? I think I would die from happiness!

Unique, memorable and quite magical. Yes, I am in L-O-V-E.

Oh, and check out this cute video to see how it all got started...

PS: Today's the last day to enter the Tasteful Tatters GIVEAWAY!!!

(images + video via geronimo)


So... I have some semi-big news...

... the Hubs will be going to Police Academy in August!! I'm so excited and proud of him! He's been wanting this for awhile, it's just bittersweet in a way... because Academy is in North Carolina and I'm staying here in Buffalo... at least for the next few weeks.

Now, I must get back to packing. (I'm moving back in with my Mom, until things get settled and we actually find a place down there! Any suggestions for cute areas to check out are definitely welcomed!!) Packing/moving in the stifling heat, really is the best!! :-/ Anyone wanna help?! ;-)

Blogging/commenting might be sporadic, so hang in there with me! Hope you all have a lovely Monday, and don't forget to enter the Tasteful Tatters GIVEAWAY!! :)

(image via pinterest)

links + things for your weekend


Happy Friday, lovelies! The weekend is almost here. Enjoy the weather, eat lots of ice cream and have fun! And, as always here are a few great links from around the web:

Loving the simplicity of this necklace.

Beautiful hand lettering that has me swooning.

Get your sew on and make this adorable shirt.

5 ways to sparkle is month.

The world's most beautiful lakes.

Sweet treats for a Summer dessert table.

A graffiti wedding proposal.

Homemade cotton candy, no machine necessary!

PS: Don't forget to enter the Tasteful Tatter's giveaway!! :)


(image via hoy photography)

DIY: super sweet popsicle invitations


Hello, Lovelies! Happy Monday!! How was your weekend? It's been H-O-T here in Buffalo and I spent the weekend relaxing at the beach! :)

As I was browsing through Martha Stewart earlier, I stumbled across the sweetest DIY invitations. These retro-looking ice pops are sure to conjure some sweet flashbacks -- and definitely set the tone for an awesome summer party!

For all the details, head on over to Martha Stewart.

(image via martha stewart)

links + things for your weekend


Hello Lovelies, what are you up to this weekend? The weather is supposed to be great, so I'm planning on spending as much time outside and at the beach as possible!! As always, here are a few great links from around the web:

+ Cool off with a sweet treat.

+ 21 flirty little date outfit ideas.

+ See the world below you in this transparent kayak.

+ 3 eyeliner tricks to try out.

+ Designy temporary tattoos.

+ DIY wrap bracelets.

+ Swooning over this orange crossover clutch.

+ Another Etsy shoppe to obsess over.

Have a fabulous weekend! xox

(image from thayer photo)

crave: strawberry shortcake cookies


Strawberry shortcake has always been one of my favorite desserts!

So, as you can imagine, I was ecstatic when I came across this recipe the other day... don't these cookies look fabulous?! I can't wait to give them a try! xox

(image via always with butter)

missing in action

{My life right now... lol. But I know everything will work out in the end.}

{I love taking nice long bike rides in the Summer!}

{Look at that sky! So pretty!}

{Fresh picked raspberries... Yummy!}

Holy cow, I've been busy! Sorry for totally going MIA on you, but when things just keep popping up out of no where, the blog tends to get put on the back burner. :-/ Since we're already 12 days into July and I haven't posted once, I wanted to say HELLO and share a few random snapshots I've taken recently in between the chaos.

I hope to be back in the swing of things soon and I can't wait to stop by all your blogs ... I have A LOT of catching up to do!!

Have a fabulous Tuesday! xox
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