Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here We Go

I have been waiting for the next 3 days for over a year. The fact that this weekend's events are starting tonight feels unreal and relieving all at the same time. My prayer as the finishing touches come together is stay focused and giving, not getting caught up in emotions or stress and to make this as special for my clients as possible! And if you don't mind praying too...please ask for no rain tomorrow!!

See you Monday :)

// Image via Breathe, You Are Alive //

Monday, April 14, 2014

How do you treat yourself?

Clothes? Jewelry? Coffee? Manicures? I'm always interested to know how people justify purchases and what they "reward" themselves with after a long week. After this week's events I want to treat myself and am thinking about cashing in on an hour massage at Urban Sanctuary Spa!

// Image via Patterson Maker //

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday Notes 05

Another Friday Notes coming at you on Sunday! I like to think this won't become a habit and I will get back to consistence...but who knows.

I sent out final wedding timelines and got to visit my sweet friend Mattie at her studio to iron out some final paper goods details. She made a true statement about Mondays feeling like a "trial run" for the rest of the week and they never seem to go as planned. It made me grateful for friends in the industry who can relate to creating your own work schedule.

After participating in Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day, Maggie and I posted up at Starbucks to do some work. I am such a people person, even if we don't talk for hours, I love not having to work alone. The dogs also got plenty of time to play together in the sun, which led to passing out later. Well, Kola passing out.

I shocked myself by going on a 6 mile run which I haven't done in forever. Seriously, wherever you are in your fitness routine, you can always get up and start over or pick up where you left off. I'm grateful for warmer temps motivating me to get outside and a dog who doesn't mind coming along for the jog.

The morning was filled with good work and good conversation. I was happy to get to catch up with one of my bests, Jessica, on her birthday. Later I had a doctors appointment which seems to be much more daunting the older I get. I always feel awful when I can't remember my last "whatever." Can anyone relate? I was grateful to end the day at the CAMP Spring Supper held at Sun in My Belly. Candice, Lauren, Mattie, and I headed to the event together and had the best time meeting and chatting with many amazing creatives like Ginny, Krista, Ashley and Lesley! It was truly a memorable night, especially when we drove 20 minutes out of the way to have Jeni's Splendid Ice Ceams.

My first rehearsal of the 2014 wedding season took place and it felt great to be back in the swing of coordinating. There's something so special about watching a couple prepare for the first day of their marriage and I never want to lose sight of that focus being what it's all about.

Yesterday was the wedding and to say it was seamless would be an understatement. There is something to be said about beautiful April weather that just makes everything feel perfect. Of course there are always a few hectic moments, but overall it was such a happy day for the bride and groom. And I could never have done it without my two sweet assistants. More pictures to come eventually...

I hope everyone is still enjoying their weekend. We went to Five Bar for brunch today and Taylor had a great baseball game tonight- even hitting a home run!

A song for the start of your week.

Pretty print.

Creature Comforts opens in 2 weeks just in time for Twilight Criterium!

Oh. My. Yum.

Michelle Williams is everything in the new Louis Vuitton ad campaign.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

31 Bits: Fashion for Good

Have you heard of 31 Bits? I recently stumbled upon their website and love their business model, their mission of empowerment for women (and families) and of course, their jewelry.

"We believe true empowerment begins with caring for a person holistically and occurs when a person is completely self sustainable."

If you have time, I highly recommend reading through their Stories from Uganda to learn more about this wonderful company. Seeing the faces and names of the women behind the jewelry is inspiring as well. You could also host a party which I really want to do!

After perusing the website I decided my favorite necklaces are:

1. Freedom // 2. Jendy // 3. Luna

Wouldn't they be cute with a black jumpsuit or simple cotton dress? For more inspiration, visit the 31 Bits blog- which includes DIY ideas and recipes. You can also follow them on Pinterest!

// All images from 31 Bits //
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