2010: a year in review

2010 Started at the beach. January brought the advent of my very first mouse ears in all my 28 years. This was followed by the baking and decorating of many, many, many cupcakes. Somewhere in there I turned 29, and spring sprang in NYC, after which I threw my beautiful sister a baby shower in […]

vintage pelouze postal scale

One of the things we’re planning at the wedding reception is a big, sugary candy buffet, kind of like this one: {Image via JenaD Events} I’m quite a sugar fan (although we try to keep that under wraps), so we figured on our wedding day we could just go to town and indulge.  We’ve been […]

holiday sangria

One of the things on my 30 by 30 is to make my own sangria recipe.  When summer ended, I kind of figured that one would be a lost cause, and I was a little bummed out!  But when Mr. Lovely suggested we make a holiday sangria to go with a Christmas dinner he was […]

beegee bag giveaway winner!

Well, my dears, December has been a lovely whirlwind of giving, and we’re buttoning it up with our grand finale giveaway: a clutch from the girls at BeeGee Bags! I’m pretty excited about this one, because I won a BeeGee myself a few weeks ago, and I know how much I love it. So let’s […]

a gift for grandma

Hello, lovelies!  Welcome back from our glorious Christmas break!  I have to say, I think this was my favorite Christmas to date.  Extra jolly, extra joy. So my adorable grandmother is 88 years old, and this year we figured she had enough “stuff.”  What we decided to give her for Christmas was a memory box […]

merry christmas!

Well, lovelies, the time has come for us all to travel over the river and through the woods to celebrate my favorite holiday of the year!  I’m taking a few days off to soak up some time with my family — as we speak, the boys are planning three (yes, three) separate holiday feasts, so […]