Last week, I wrote about a little short-notice planning I was doing for my niece’s graduation/18th birthday party. Now, I will admit that I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to do enough to make the party special (with other commitments, I had about a week to get my act together), but I think it turned out pretty well! The birthday grad was happy, people were having fun, and there was a taco crew on-site handing out tasty tacos con carnitas, pollo, y carne asada. I mean, really, do you need more than tacos?
Do you know what this means?
It means it’s about to get all crafty up in herre! But why the glitter and spray paint you ask? Well…
During my engagement, I fell in LOVE (yup, all caps) with the thought of my girls and me getting ready for the big day in beautiful, coordinated robes. I could clearly see in my mind how amazing our getting ready pictures would turn out, with us posing in our floral robes, champagne glasses in hand. And of course, we’d be sporting those beauties from Plum Pretty Sugar, because, well, have you seen them?
Starting my own wedding planning business has already taught me so much in such a short span of time. I mean, I didn’t go into this thinking that it would be super easy (you just start “selling” stuff, right?). But I don’t think I realized how many different resources are out there for small businesses, and I’m ever so grateful for them!
I just stumbled upon yet another fantastic resource, for businesses and consumers alike, called Thumbtack. For those not already in the know, Thumbtack is a super easy to use site that connects people looking to book a service, and service professionals in their area. Once you submit a request, available pros will receive a notification and send in their quotes for the job.
I’m still working on my profile, which you can find here, but I’m excited to connect with brides looking for a local planner through this site. I’m also pretty excited to use this site for myself! I need someone to paint my office
Back in March, I had the honor of volunteering my services as the Operations Lead (and occasional graphic designer – some of the print work shown below) for a concert benefiting the Peninsula College Fund, a scholarship foundation serving low-income, under-served, first-generation college students here on the Peninsula.
The benefit concert included a welcome reception and two acts: a soprano duet called Bella Sorella, and a lovely lady you may have heard of…Joan Baez! All put on truly amazing performances, and bringing the audience of 600+ to their feet with applause.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love the idea of wedding decor making it into the home, so it’s fitting that I should find some of my favorite “wedding decor” items in the home decor section. These places are great for picking up ready-made items, or for inspiration for the crafty DIY bride.
Just this last week, I found some great pillows and signs at HomeGoods that would be most excellent as wedding decor for a rustic or vintage inspired wedding:
Wedding details make me smile; they’re my favorite part of the big day. Sure, I love all of the traditions that go along with a wedding, but the details are, to me at least, a little peak at who a couple is, and that’s something unique to every wedding.
Are they fun, maybe a little quirky? Are they more traditional, or are they more into modern design?
Last week, I experienced that same joy and excitement all online shoppers feel when they see an Amazon box propped against their front door. I quickly hustled my box inside, fought off the two dogs vying for my attention (don’t they know a shipment has arrived?!), and broke through the packing tape with my handy-dandy kitchen scissors.
And out of the box, my friends, came another box. My Pink Box.