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Bridal Shower Menu

Fall is a romantic time of year, and even if your love story didn’t begin in a swirl of falling leaves and roaring bonfires, it is a great backdrop for a sweet bridal shower. Each of these recipes is an elevated spin on fall’s necessary treats.

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I know every parent tells you that “The days are long but the years are short”, but I never really believed it until I actually became a mom. Now, on the cusp of my firstborn turning one (AHH!), I can attest to the fact that the last year was the fastest, craziest, sweetest of my […]

Baby Shower Etiquette - Rules to Party By

October 12, 2021

Baby Shower Etiquette for All Involved I love baby showers. I can’t get enough of those cute baby clothes and gadgets, not to mention the champagne and girly foods. But I know some of you may not be as excited when the baby shower invitation arrives in your mailbox or inbox. Whether you love them […]

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Equip any outdoor lover with the gear they need for a great time in nature with these gifts at every price point. I love any excuse to get outside — here in South Florida, that usually means hitting the beach, kayaking through mangroves, or gardening in the backyard with my husband. In fact, our honeymoon […]

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October 5, 2021

It’s the year 2021, so naturally, all things tech are running our lives. If you’re like me, wherever you’re sitting right now some smart device (or 2 or 3) is within an arm’s reach of you. And while we could talk all day about the ways technology has changed things–for better or worse–the truth is, […]

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September 30, 2021

When you’re preparing and registering for your new baby, it’s easy to focus on newborn diapers, clothes and accessories. It’s hard to imagine, but that little one will grow way faster than you expect! After my first baby shower, I wanted to exchange the only 12-month outfit I received for a smaller size. Luckily my […]

Adorable Baby Halloween Costumes

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Fall is one of my favorite times of year! Because I live in South Florida (the palm trees don’t change colors and it’s still quite warm out), I look for every opportunity to make it feel like fall. And that means I love Halloween! If you’re anything like me, you love dressing your little one […]

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Is it just me, or have you noticed that weddings have recently tended to be less traditional? I don’t mean that negatively: I love how couples are personalizing their weddings to suit their style in everything from the ceremony to the dress code, resulting in unique, one-of-a-kind weddings! One of the most popular tradition-breakers I’ve […]

– Trending Now – Food Bars for a Bridal or Baby Shower

September 21, 2021

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When you build your baby registry through Target, you can add products from other retailers, enjoy plenty of perks, and get free 2-day shipping on all purchases! You’re planning for an arrival for a lifetime — congratulations! Getting ready to bring a new baby home means decorating the nursery, loading up the diaper bag, and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is it OK for the Mom-to-Be to Host Her Own Virtual Baby Shower?

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The Pandemic has definitely changed the way we celebrate baby showers. But does that mean it’s ok for the mom-to-be to host a virtual baby shower for herself? Hi Cheryl- My daughter lives in Florida with her hubby and their adorable, active 3-year old son. They are expecting their 2nd son in mid-October. My daughter […]

Anniversary Gifts for Every Love Language

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Take the quiz with your partner to find the perfect anniversary gifts that will make them feel extra-special. The five love languages were developed as a tool to help couples connect on a deeper level by understanding how they received love as individuals. They include words of affirmation, quality time, physical touch, acts of service, […]

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Autumn is such a beautiful season for gatherings! I always get excited at the first signs of colorful leaves and pumpkin patches. With so much natural beauty happening around us, it is easy to take our cues from this golden season, and choose a theme for a cozy baby shower. 1) Little Pumpkin Pumpkins are […]

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September 2, 2021

I fell in love with Jon Moss during the fall of 2013 in our little college town that always looked the prettiest during October and November. Crisp leaves, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot apple cider and warm scarves still bring me back to that first fall we spent together. Fall is a romantic time […]

A Gorgeous, Unique Way to Ask Your Best Friends to be Your Bridesmaids

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Hosting a bridal dinner is a not-so-common way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids, but my step-daughter’s turned out so beautifully that we now highly recommend it! Shortly after Meleah got engaged, she decided who was going to be in her wedding party and she couldn’t wait to ask each one of […]

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August 19, 2021

When it comes to wedding movies, Father of the Bride will always be my #1. But have you ever noticed that we spend almost 2 hours watching Steve Martin and his family agonize over the planning (and paying) for the wedding, but the actual wedding scenes themselves only take up a few minutes? And most […]

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