Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012!

2012 was an amazing year! Our first year of business was so much better than I imagined [with us booking 2 weddings all ready for next year! WHOO!], we celebrated our first anniversary together, took our first trip to Disneyworld together, met Jasmine Star at The Fix [omg!], made a bunch of new photographer friends, and SO MUCH MORE! :) 

I love 2012 and am so sad to see it end. I know 2013 is going to be a challenging year - with our weddings, moving out of my moms [finally!] & overall getting a better grip on our business. But bring it on!!! I'm very excited for all the new experiences and changes. Its great to begin negw friendships with people who do and like exactly what you do and it's so exciting to know I'll be kicking off the new year getting to know them much better :) And its because of my new photographer friends I'm able to get so much knowledge and experience! Plus we are going to DISNEY in February!!! Ahh... more on that later this week :) For now - a tiny look back at 2012 in our business and in my personal life. 

 beautiful friends and beautiful boudoirs :) 

us on our Anniversary!

our last engagement of the year!

in Disney in March!

 made amazing new friends like Mekina of Picture this, plan that! 

 & was able to rebuild old friendships :)

my beautiful new tattoo from March :)

Jose turned 30 in September!! :) 

GOODBYE 2012!! 
2013 IS OUR YEAR! :) 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Instagrams

Christmas came and went and that makes me a sad panda. It all rushed by so fast, I feel I barely even took pictures of the day! But decided to share some anyway :) 

the stockings were FULL this year!

shine bright like a diamond

got spoiled rotten! just 4 of my faves :) [ah! yellow hunter boots! i can die happy!!]

there were SO MANY gifts!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oh I miss you Christmas...

I'm enjoying a few more days off from the blog but thought I'd pop in real quick to share some photos from Christmas. It was a wonderful Christmas in every way and I'm SO upset its all over! We had a great Christmas Eve & a simple Christmas day, eating dinner at home and getting cozy in bed early. And our pets were spoiled! so spoiled! I'll share what my gifts were soon [turns out, it's a GREAT thing to have a blog! got SO MUCH that I actually asked for!]

SO MANY presents!

the table all set for christmas eve dinner

Lando in his namesake ribbon bowtie [that's right! my mom works for a ribbon company and decided to name this beautiful ribbon after my sweet boy!]

Riddle looking straight pimp in his!

 us on Christmas Eve - even on holidays Jose don't dress up for shit!

Jose with the best gift EVEEER!! [naturally, from me!] 

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!! :) 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Christmas Wishlist!

Just a few things I wouldn't mind seeing under the tree or in my stocking this year :) 

Shop some of these items below:

Anything you'd like to see under the tree for you too? 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Dessert Party!

We had our first ever Holiday Dessert Party & it went off without a hitch, with the perfect group of people hanging out & enjoying each other's company :) the desserts were delicious and I'm SO happy everyone actually participated and joined in the fun! We had so much fun planning it and though I'm relieved it's all over - I think I'll be doing this again next year! Here's a little sneak peak of our night :) 

 the alcohol/drink buffet all stocked

i was in LOVE with how i did up our chalkboard 

Riddle patiently waiting for our guests :) 

one of the desserts Jose & I baked up :)

the table full of desserts!

 The winner of the night! Wendy's DELICIOUS triple chocolate brownies!

nothing made me happier than to see everyone trying desserts and laughing :) that's the holiday spirit!

It was such a fun night and I HIGHLY suggest anyone out there to throw a Dessert Party, especially with some competition! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Party Prepping!

Sorry for the radio silence this week but things have been hectic around here. With it being the holiday season and us holding our dessert party tomorrow [so excited], there's a lot to do and very little time to do it. I'm so excited for the party though and can not wait to share the end result. Can you believe Christmas is only in 11 days?? WHAT IS GOING ON!!? Here's just a little peak at how things are looking... check back here next week for the full Christmas party recap.

i promise those are fake champagne flutes - and i promise i don't care

 the cutest christmas sign courtesy of paper source

nothing like holiday bokeh

And the winner of the CafePress giveaway is Eliz of Tiny Bits of Nonsense!! Congrats Eliz!! :) You'll be getting an email from CafePress soon, along with your gift certificate! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Guest Post: Anya from ShoeDazzle!

I am so happy to have Anya from ShoeDazzle here guest posting! I love ShoeDazzle [hello, I love shoes!] & for the price you pay, the quality you get is just as great! 

Anya is one of Hollywood's most influential trendsetters. She is a nationally recognized celebrity stylist and is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. And she's here to talk all fashionable accessories that can transform your winter wardrobe! Take it away Anya! 
Inner beauty is able to shine through for the world to see when a person feels radiant and confident on the outside.  Looking great and feeling fantastic often go hand in hand.  The way a person dresses can give an individual a positive sense of self-confidence and an energetic outlook on life if she knows she looks wonderful and feels fashionable.  With the holiday season approaching, now is the time to take advantage of the amazing new winter styles so you can stay warm and fabulously chic at each festive holiday gathering you go to this year.

This winter, there are some fantastic fashions women can take advantage of to show off their sassy side, their sophisticated side, or to express their own unique style by combining different fashion themes.  From animal motifs, sexy black leather skirts and jackets, to lovely winter white cardigans and cashmere sweaters! Endless possibilities exist to spruce up your cold weather wardrobe.  When it comes to shoes, consider adding a pair of ultra high heels, tall, knee length boots, and a few pairs of fashionable shoes for everyday wear.  From modern penny loafers to beautiful satin pumps and leather chunky shoes, numerous styles allow you to mix and match to create a look that is designed specifically for you.
Plaid is making a comeback this season and this is a great type of print to wear in many different ways.  A country plaid scarf tied loosely around your neck and paired with a snug V-neck sweater is a great coupling to wear to a casual holiday office party.  These items may be paired with a short miniskirt and thick leggings for added style that keeps you warm as you go from one party to the next.

Piling up on super warm winter sweaters is a good way to be prepared for any event.  Thick, knitted sweaters are available in bulky sizes that you can wear over tight leggings and boots for a retro hip chic appearance.  Consider tossing on a belted coat and add a dangly turquoise or silver necklace to make your outfit pop with vibrancy and color as you plan for your next holiday outing.
You’ll look dazzling and feel ultra confident this winter as you explore the fun new winter styles for women.  Remember to add accessories that will enhance your new wardrobe to make the most of your outfits.

Thank you SO MUCH Anya for keeping us up to date with what's looking cute this winter! I am loving all of those looks this winter and will definitely be rocking them myself.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: CafePress... & a GIVEAWAY!

I am REAL excited about today's Holiday Gift Guide... because one lucky reader will walk away with a gift certificate to CafePress! CafePress is an on-line website that specializes in personalized and custom gifts, with a slew of adorable every day gifts along the way including personalized iPad cases. This a great way to knock out some easy Christmas shopping! Here are some of my favorite's below! [including that adorable zigzag iPad case and unique ornament!] 

And look below the gift guide to WIN A GIFT CARD!!

CafePress is in the giving mood this holiday season to gift one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate! :)
The winner will be announced on December 12th, a week from today.

Good luck to everyone who enters! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's Christmas time in the city...

Seeing The Nutcracker Sunday afternoon was truly a dream come true. Not gonna lie, I cried [like REALLY hard] twice... but simply because it was just so beautiful :) But what was even better was just being in the city with my love. We had a great time watching the show, walking in New York, eating while overlooking the city and enjoying our time together. It was a such a great day and I love reliving it through our photos :) 

in my anthropologie cape that kept me warm all day and night :) 

 christmas trees on every corner

time warner center lit up under the stars

 my handsome man :)

love me some prosecco 

and ended our day with delicious sweets :)