I’ve been thinking a lot — OK, too much — about interesting ways to start my recaps. (For as long as it’s taken me to get them going, I figure I should at least try to make them entertaining to read!) After all of the brainstorming, I’ve come to the realization that there’s really only one way to go. I honestly can’t tell the story of the days leading up to our wedding without first sharing the words that guided and grounded me through the eleven months of our engagement and planning.
The words themselves are simple: Don’t let the details become bigger than the purpose.
In them I found clarity and focus, a reminder of what truly mattered. The phrase instantly became my wedding planning mantra which I repeated daily, sometimes hourly. I even scribbled it on Post-It notes and stuck them around my house and office. … read more
Remember that girl who started blogging here about a month before her family tree-themed, DIY project-filled wedding… oh, some seven months ago? Then she all but disappeared without even sharing a bit about the most wonderful day of her life? Yeah, that would be me. This Yorkie’s been a baddog.
I never would have imagined that our first few months of married life would continue at about the same rapid pace as the ones leading up to our wedding. Immediately after returning from our amazing honeymoon in Scotland, I began training for my fifth marathon (which I’ll run in just a couple of weeks!). Catching up at work and with life in general took longer than I’d anticipated.
Then Mr. Y and I did so well budgeting and saving up for the wedding that we decided to extend the plan to work toward our next major purchase…
Isn’t it something how an ordinary object, when viewed in a different context, can provide an unexpected spark of wedding genius? Take this Christmas ornament from the MoMA collection, for example. Artist Eva Zeisel’s punch-hued, mouth-blown glass bell provides the perfect inspiration for these modern wedding details. … read more
Because we each have a story to share, here’s mine.
Sniffin’ out information
Growing up, I guess you could say that I was a different kind of child. When others my age were out playing and doing normal kid stuff, I could usually be found in my room, Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in hand, looking things up. If it wasn’t the dictionary, it was the encyclopedia. If not that, then the huge collection of old GEO magazines that my dad had picked up for $5 at a yard sale. Bottom line, I was an inquisitive little thing.
I still have that red, cloth-covered dictionary. These days, though, I’m much more likely to Google something than reach for the bookshelf. So naturally, when Mr. Y and I got engaged in July 2008, one of the first things that I did was hop on the computer and start Googling like a mad woman. I seriously hadn’t the first idea of where to begin. Colors? Dress style? Favors? Unlike my younger sister, who had been picking and choosing details for her dream wedding since she was like, oh, five”¦ I hadn’t a clue what I wanted. Nope, I was the kid slouched over the desk with her nose buried deep in a dusty old book. … read more
Check out what Mr. Yorkie brought home the other day!
“What could it possibly be?” It only took me all of a split second to answer my own question. (After all, I’d been waiting an agonizing eight weeks since our wedding for this little bundle to arrive.) … read more
That’s right, hive! Michaels will be having another Summer Madness Sale this Sunday (tomorrow), from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. And guess what? It’s better than before! With their email coupon (also available in stores), you’ll save 25% off your ENTIRE purchase*, including sale items! If you aren’t registered with Michaels, you can do so here.
So if you’ve been putting off stocking up on supplies for those DIY projects, here’s your chance to get what you need while scoring major savings!
* There are some restrictions, so be sure to read the fine print. (You won’t be able to apply the discount toward Yudu, Cricut or Slice products. Sorry!)
Don’t forget, South Florida hive members! We’ll be getting together this Saturday afternoon at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood for great food, cold margaritas and lively conversation. I hope to see you there!
Saturday, August 15th 3:00 pm Tequila Ranch 5760 Seminole Way Hollywood, FL 33314
Hive, it’s high time that I ‘fess up about something. Mr. Yorkie and I have been married for close to two months now. While I’ve been making decent progress (for a procrastinator) with migrating my belongings from Mama Y’s home to Mr. Y’sour place, there’s an important little something — er, someone — that I’ve not yet brought with me. I’m embarrassed to say that Bella, my six-year-old Yorkie, is still living at my mom’s house.
Bella, my 10 lb. little monster
There are two large, rather furry reasons for my hesitation to move her in. … read more
You’ve heard bees rave about Gilt Groupe and its unbelievable sample sales for some time now. It’s where I scored my precious pink Kate Spade peep toes and where Mrs. Hot Cocoa found her incredible Badgley Mischka rehearsal dinner dress. Scanning the site’s sales is part of my daily routine!
Well, you can imagine my delight when the announcement of Gilt Fuse arrived in my e-mail recently! The new site promises women a wider range of styles from designers that we know and love at much lower prices. That’s sweet music to this budget-conscious girl’s ears! … read more