Congrats Will + Kate!

I’ve been meaning to do a post on the Royal Wedding all day long but I kept getting side tracked!  I didn’t stay up to watch the event, but did tape all 6 hours of coverage on CNN.  What a great wedding!  Especially when I could fast forward thru the non-important parts 😉  Prince William and Kate looked so in love and happy together!  Kate’s dress was spectacular, I loved the lace, and her veil was amazing!  I made a little collage of shots from the day, my favorite being the 1st kiss … sooo sweet 🙂

Images from InStyle

I also LOVED Kate’s second dress … she’s so beautiful!  Prince William looked so handsome.

Images from HELLO!

CNN has a great video with the best moments from the Royal Wedding here.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  Check back soon, cute things are in the works …


Charming English Garden Shoot

This is such a pretty little photo shoot.  The table, the florals, and that adorable little girl are so sweet and charming!  And how cute is that cake?  Jennifer Nesovic did an amazing job with the design of this photo session.  I just love it all!

So in love with this whole set up!

The keys are a darling touch!

Hehe cutie 🙂

Photography: She Wanders

Flowers: Katherine Farley

More images: Ruffled

Till next time readers!

Rice Krispies Treats + Dipping Bar = Awesomeness!

Can you guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?  Rice krispies treats have got to be on my top 5 list of favorite sweets and this is definitely a rice krispies treat upgrade – I love it!  Great idea for parties (especially with the kiddies), bridal showers, or just to satisfy that rice krispies treat craving!

Photographed by With Style and Grace

Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

3 Tablespoons Butter
1 package (10oz or 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups of miniature
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
lollipop sticks ‐ optional

In a large saucepan, on low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir untilcompletely melted. Remove from heat.  Mix in Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.  Once it’s cool enough to touch (5 minutes), use your {clean} hands, roll a small ball of the rice krispies mixture and set on a sheet of parchment paper. Continue until all the mixture is all gone.  For Rice Krispies on a stick, insert stick into the center and set aside for at least 30 minutes to finish cooling.

2 cups chocolate chips
Assortment of sprinkles & toppings
Foam block
Place toppings in individual bowls. Set out for dipping.  Using a double broiler (or microwave), melt chocolate chips. Remove the chocolate from the stove. Dip the tops of your rice krispies treats into the chocolate, hover over the bowl until its no longer dripping. Either dip or sprinkle topping(s) of choice.

Cute Easter Photo Shoot by ATrendy Wedding

Good evening!  I came across this darling little Easter inspired photo shoot on the Wedding Chicks and just had to share.  Such beautiful pictures and great ideas for a spring-inspired wedding or bridal shower.  The baby chicks are a cute touch too 🙂

Photography: Abby Jui

Design: ATrendy Wedding

Don’t you just love spring?

DIY Easter Egg Banner

Hello and Happy Easter weekend!  I have the cutest DIY Easter project to share and I would know because I (with mom’s help) made it!  Featured on Poppytalk, this adorable little Easter egg bunting is fun, easy to create, and makes for the sweetest Easter decoration.  I modified the directions just a tad bit but the end result was just as cute!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Bits of your favorite fabric


Recycled Cardboard


Sewing machine or white pencil 

1.  Cut six to ten strips of paperboard in about 5 x 3.5 inch pieces and fold in half with wrong sides together.

2.  Create an Easter egg template.  I found mine on the internet here.

3.  Use the template to create the egg outline on each strip.

4.  Cut out egg shape with exacto knife or scissors (I used scissors because it was easier for me).

5.  Repeat for each egg.

6.  Cut fabric or trim to fit cardboard piece, this is the fun part 🙂

7.  You can either glue or sew around the egg to secure, whatever is easiest for you!

8.  Make sure before you seal the cardboard to place yarn or ribbon into the cardboard piece to hold the banner up.

9.  Hang!

Aren’t they the cutest?!

And here’s the one that I, well my mom and I made!  I think it came out pretty darn cute – I love it!

Sorry for posting this so late, but you still have time to make one for Easter!  And a special thanks to my mom for letting me use her supplies.  Wishing everyone a great Easter with family and friends, and don’t forget the real reason we celebrate!

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther

Sweet Pink Maryland Wedding

It’s no secret I’m not a huge fan of the color pink.  BUT this pink wedding is one of the sweetest, prettiest weddings I have seen.  For starters I adore peonies and this wedding is filled with them!  I’m also loving that darling cake, not to mention the color of the bridesmaid dresses.  I could go on and on … here, take a look at the pictures 🙂


Photography: Meaghan Elliott Photography

More images over at Style Me Pretty

Easter weekend is upon us!  Check back tomorrow for some adorable Easter themed posts!

Sneak peek of sister’s wedding …

Hello all!  Yesterday was a great day for a wedding at Oaks Meadows.  The ceremony and reception were beautiful and all the guests had an amazing time.  I loved seeing all my family and showing off my new ring 😉

Here’s a few pics I shot with my iphone … check back soon for more!

The dress was beautiful!

Looovveee my bouquet ❤

The flowers were so gorgeous!

Pretty Purple Wedding – Jill & Glenn, Rancho Las Lomas

Good morning all!  Just kicking off my 4 day weekend (yay!) with a beautiful wedding that I’ve had saved forever in my “favorite weddings” stash.  Purple is one of my favorite colors and this special event has plenty of that.  Just check out those florals – beautiful!  The details are spectacular, not to mention an adorable jelly bean bar!  So, so cute … enjoy!

Photographer: Natalie Norton Photography

Wedding Coordinators: Amorology Weddings

Florals: Enchanted Florist

More images over at Green Wedding Shoes

P.S.  Sister’s wedding is on Sunday … stay tuned for some great pictures from her special day!  You know me and weddings, I can’t wait!

Birthday Pancakes

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret.  I love pancakes!  I never seem to wake up early enough for breakfast on my days off, but when I do, all I can think about are pancakes.  How cute are these cake batter pancakes with sprinkles?  Yum, yum, yum!  Thanks to How Sweet It Is for this tasty recipe.  Who wants some pancakes?

Cake Batter Pancakes

makes about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup yellow cake mix

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)

assorted sprinkles

Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.

Preheat a skillet on medium heat (I use an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

assorted sprinkles

Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

Images and Recipe courtesy of How Sweet It is.

I know what you’re thinking … whoa that’s a lot of sugar.  True – but hey … you only live once 😉