Sunday, October 31, 2010

Love - A great find

I am so lucky to have found the love of my life and with only 15 days till out wedding, I am just giddy! 
I wanted to share this great pillow I found on Alexandra Ferguson's - A Sassy Little Pillow Company's Etsy site today. This LOVE pillow is made from recycled felt and comes in this delicious oatmeal color.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Get Cozy

One of my favorite stores - Bloom  just got in these cozy scarves! I cannot wait to visit the store - located in Uptown Gig Harbor to get one for the plane ride next week! The best part is that they are $34. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Savi Day Spa - My escape from restaurant chaos

I have always loved Savi Day Spa - located one block from the restaurant,  this is an easy commute to my spa sanctuary. Leading up to the wedding (we leave 1 week from Friday) I  have been doing a series of slimming wraps & facials. I had the best spa experience tonight! I had Jen as my Savi massage therapist & Esthetician - it was SO relaxing and I feel great. I finished my amazing 2 hour appointment with a 20 minute hydrotherapy tub.  This gave me such a good chance to reflect on the upcoming weeks and spent my time focusing on my to-do's and the fact that I have such a great life with so many amazing friends and the best family. I am so grateful! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bridal Shower - Amazing!

This last weekend three of my amazing & talented bridesmaids hosted a bridal shower for me. What a perfect day! It all began with beautiful invites. I am such a paper and invite person that this set the stage for the day. The shower included a Delicious Menu, Blushing Bride Brew (champagne cocktail), and a fabulous time with friends and our moms!
Bridesmaid, Jennifer Robbins of J. Robbins florist did all the flowers 

Blushing Bride Brew Recipe 

The bridesmaids! (4 of the 7 of them were there)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vodka Infusions @ Varsity Grill

We just finished our Halloween decorations at the restaurant, Varsity Grill, this week and they look spooky and amazing! This image is from our vodka infusions. We always feature 2 infusions at the restaurant & the current ones are: Finlandia Vodka infused with Lemon Head Candy - this makes a delicious Lemondrop Martini and Finlandia Vodka infused with Sour Apple Jolly Ranchers - this makes a delightful Sour Apple Martini. Our guests are loving both of them! My favorite is the Lemon Head infused Vodka - this is a must try at home!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding:The Shoes!

Last night about 7:00pm I called my best friend Heather to see if she was available for a shoe shopping adventure to to the Bellevue Nordstrom and she said yes! I knew I could count on her for a shoe shopping adventure! We are getting pretty close to our Mexico departure date and I  have been stressing about my wedding shoes. I have to have them for my last fitting at Luly Yang next Thursday and found the white Badgley Mischka shoes online yesterday at After falling in love with these online, I also fell in LOVE with the Manolo Blahnik's pictured below in the store. I have them both at our house and am contemplating which ones are the ONE! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wedding Veil ~ Antique Italian Lace

I first heard of Emily Street through my friend Jessica McDougall. Elizabeth McDougall - sister in law to my creative and talented friend, Jessica, is the creator of Emily Street Veil's. I had the chance to sit down with Emily last Friday morning and discuss my vision for my wedding veil. She is SO talented and I love all the lace images that she sent me. I am most in love with the antique Italian lace that she picked up on a trip to Italy in 1999. This is the lace she is using to make my veil - I cannot wait to see the final product and hopefully pass this on to our daughter one day.

Cutest Bridal Shower Invites!

I am so excited for my upcoming bridal shower being hosted by three of my bridesmaids ~ Rebecca, Jennifer & Heather. I had to share the INCREDIBLE invite the was created by Heather! Oh how I love birds, the colors and that the directions are printed on a hand cut bird - oh so cute! We are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing family & friends!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Make it: Smoked Salmon Fettucini

We were scheduled to celebrate my mom's birthday dinner tonight -  she is sick so we are postponing the grilled cheese and bloody mary dinner until next Sunday. I wanted to share a delicious and EASY recipe for a quick dinner!

1. Pick up a fresh fettucini noodle -  I bought ours at Tacoma Boys. 
2. Pick up a good smoked salmon - our came from my sister who is a commercial fisherman. I would normally buy smoked salmon at Metropolitan Market. I have found the best quality here. 
3. Cook fettucini and toss in a light butter mixed with fresh herbs - I used herbs from our garden.
4. Enjoy! 

Beautiful Wedding Garter

I found my garter on Etsy last week and it arrived yesterday and I love it!  I bought it from Rosebud Lips Etsy site -  I would defiantly recommend her site! We are getting so excited - only 35 days till the wedding.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bella Puzzles is Creating Our Wedding Guestbook: Amor

I cannot tell you how excited I was to open Etsy's daily email today. It had the answer to solving our guestbook dilemma for the wedding - Bella Puzzles. We have been looking for a unique guestbook idea and had not found anything that we loved and represented us - until today! Adam and I love puzzles and this is the perfect fit as the guestbook for out wedding. Lara the owner has been amazing and I cannot wait to see her final creation! Below are some images from her Etsy site.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Perfect Bridal Shower

My mom's best friends hosted my first bridal shower. It was hosted at the beautiful home of Al and Nancy Manning who live on Lake Steilacoom. It was the perfect sunny day to be surrounded by family (my sister flew home the week before as a surprise for my bachelorette party) close friends and bridesmaids. The menu was delicious and featured 2 quiches - one with fresh local crab caught by a family friend & a vegetable quiche. This was served with a yummy strawberry salad, whole grain baguette and a divine butter. After gifts we all loved the brownie dessert that was topped with a chocolate mint ice cream and dark chocolate candy. As guests left, the homeowner Nancy gave each guest the most amazing bridal shower favor that fit the them of our Mexican wedding perfectly! The gift included a bottle of Modelo Mexican beer with a umbrella straw, notecards with flip flops on them, a mini bottle of tabasco, melon gum, and chocolates. 

 fabulous bridal gift favors for all the guests

 Lyla, our flower girl 

 Laura, my lifelong friend was in charge of creating my rehearsal ribbon and bow bouquet 

 Little Delaney Warren

Monday, October 4, 2010

So happy!

One year ago today, Adam asked me to spend the rest of my life with him - I said yes. One month from tomorrow we return to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for our wedding!