Host a Modern, Gothic Halloween Soiree

  Halloween is easily my favorite holiday. It combines my two true loves, costuming and party planning. This year I wanted to go a little more sophisticated with the decor than I have in the past. I will absolutely share photos of the party at the end of the month, but in the meantime, I wanted to share my inspiration and some tips on throwing your own Halloween Soiree! Join …

Have the Wedding You Want (and keep your guests happy)

All you need is a little planning & communication! Awhile back, my sister linked me to an article that made me cringe entitled 10 Things Wedding Guests Absolutely Hate. Honestly, all 10 of the items on the list are things that could be rectified with better planning, but instead of offering much in the way of solutions, they proceed to shame couples and trash their weddings. I take issue with how …

How to Host a Terrific Lady Brunch!

I freakin’ love brunch. Waffles, Bacon, Mimosas, nomnomnom…. So I decided to throw myself a birthday brunch last weekend, and invited all my Terrific Lady Friends! I had all these adorable ideas about doing it outdoors in my backyard with the flowering trees and bushes, and big clear balloons filled with confetti! Well, of course it rained and was miserably cold and windy, and then I found out it was …

Planning Your Actual Wedding

Yay! You’re Engaged! What now? There is a ton of pressure put on engaged couples to have this huge, perfect, storybook wedding regardless of what you can afford, or would even really enjoy. Hell, I actually like planning parties and the over the top production that is the “Traditional American Wedding” is just about the opposite of what I would want for my own wedding. But then what do you …

Body Image & Wedding Weight Loss

CW: Discussion of Disordered Eating, Exercise, & Dieting Wedding weight loss has gotten a bit out of hand. If I see one more “Sweatin’ for the Wedding” shirt on Pinterest or Instagram, I just might scream. There is entirely too much pressure on women already to look a certain way and be a certain size, and that pressure seems to double once they are engaged. We need to change the dialogue …