Adorable Baby Halloween Costumes

September 28, 2021

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 […]

– Ask a Real Bride – How to Enjoy Your Own Wedding

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 […]

Top Products for Your Transition From Dorms to Apartment Living

July 8, 2021

Moving out of the dorms and into your first college apartment? Make sure to pick up these essential items as you start shopping! Making the move from dorm life to apartment living is no minor adjustment. Sure, you’ve been living more independently than ever before for the better part of a year — or longer! […]

– Graduation Gift Ideas – Best Books for Graduates

May 4, 2021

A book is a classic graduation gift. Whether your celebrated alum has chosen further education or is beginning their search for a career, there is a perfect book for everyone! The typical books that come to mind for graduation gifts are often filled with inspirational quotes or practical (and sometimes witty!) advice. My own dear […]

15 Ideas for Your Bride & Groom Gift Exchange

April 20, 2021

The bride and groom gift exchange is a wedding tradition whose origin is a little fuzzy, but it’s withstood generations of marriages and is still popular among modern couples today. It’s an opportunity for the couple to have a private moment during their wedding day (or the night before) outside of the festivities. Not sure […]

Tips + Outfit Inspo for Your Winter Engagement Photo Shoot

December 3, 2020

When I got engaged, my first priority was nailing down a wedding date. The second priority? Figuring out our engagement photos. From the location to the time of day to the outfits, everything had to be perfect — and I know I was no exception as a modern bride.   These days, an engagement photo […]

Our Favorite Cooking Tools (and Recipes!) for Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again when pumpkin spiced lattes make way for pumpkin pies. It’s time to exchange our porch front jack-o-lanterns for a pair of Pilgrim salt and pepper shakers, front and center on the dining table. The fact that we have made it to the end of this wild uncertain year is […]

Everything You Need for the Perfect Movie Night In

August 20, 2020

Picture this: You’ve just had a great day with the family and you’ve picked out the perfect movie to watch together. You slip on your comfiest loungewear, throw your hair into a bun, and plop yourself onto the couch for some much-needed entertainment. Now come back to reality — makes you want to run back […]

How to Make It Easy for Your Guests to Find Your Gift Registries

July 24, 2020

Date, check! Venue, check! Guest list, check! The next item up is setting up your gift registries. If you haven’t checked this one off your list, I’m here to help! With so many amazing retailers, deciding where to register can be challenging. I have great news, you don’t have to choose just one! RegistryFinder.com actually […]

Mother’s Day Gifts and Recipes from Food52

May 2, 2020

Serve up an unforgettable — and delicious — gift for Mom this Mother’s Day! Much like everything else in our lives, Mother’s Day is looking a little bit different this year. With the difficulties imposed by the necessary social distancing measures, even the thought of celebration can be anxiety-inducing. But, it doesn’t have to be […]

Top Bathroom & Kitchen Products for Getting (and Staying) Organized

March 3, 2020

Maximize your counter, cabinet, and under-sink space with organization solutions from Bed Bath & Beyond. Ah, spring cleaning. While the idea of getting organized can feel liberating, the process to actually get there can quickly become overwhelming. I always start with the best intentions, piling everything together, sorting trash and items to be given away, […]

Getting FIT for your Wedding

January 8, 2020

Your engagement was everything you dreamed of: the romantic proposal, the beautiful ring shining on your finger and the excitement your friends and family shared as you told them the good news. But now that the thrill has worn off, you’re starting to feel sheer panic. How will you be able to do everything that […]

– Celebrating Each Other – 1, 5, & 10-Year Anniversary Gifts For Your Spouse

August 22, 2019

Although it might not feel like it, your wedding day is the first of many celebrations on your journey together as a couple. It’s the one day you’ll remember for years to come, with a new reverence for the love you share as the years go by. When it comes to anniversaries, it can feel […]

Cute and Cuddly Baby Halloween Costumes

September 19, 2017

I’ll be honest: before I had kids, Halloween was one of my least favorite “holidays.” But now that I have a cute little one to dress up, it’s become one of my favorite days of the year! And moms and dads, you should know: your baby’s 1st Halloween might be your only chance to choose […]

How to Capture the Perfect Family Photo

October 28, 2016

Family Photography Tips from the Professionals Every year, I look forward to pulling out the special box where I keep our friends’ and family’s holiday cards from Christmases past. I love that trip down memory lane, seeing our old hairstyles and matching outfits (because whose mom didn’t have the idea to wear jeans and a […]

Gifts We Love for Urban Dwellers

August 6, 2015

If you live in a small dwelling in a big city, you know that decorating your place is all about maximizing space (even vertical space!) and minimizing clutter- all while looking sleek and modern. If you are planning to get married in the near future, we’d like to suggest that you consider West Elm or […]

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