Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This year, I am lucky enough to be able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner (my favorite foods all in one meal) twice in one week! This past Sunday, my boyfriend and I celebrated with his cousins and all of their adorable little ones, as everyone is going to be away on the big day. We had all of the traditional foods...Oven Roasted Turkey with Homemade Gravy, Stuffing with Crumbled Bacon, Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Bean Casserole with Mushrooms and Crunchy Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Corn...OMG, my mouth is watering again!! Even with all of us eating ourselves into a food coma by 2pm, we still had a TON of leftovers, which I happily took home with me to enjoy for the rest of the week. Last night, I decided to try something a little bit different in an attempt to get rid of all of this food without wasting anything, before our 2nd feast tomorrow in New Jersey with my family! I am by no means a professional chef, but I have to say I am pretty proud of this concoction - it was very tasty! Below is my make-shift recipe for a simple, yummy Thanksgiving Wrap. I hope you'll be inspired to try out this recipe, or a combination from your own leftovers on Friday night!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Anyone who has had the fortune of running into me while I am wearing one of my rented emsembles has probably already gotten an earful on how much I love this website. In all honesty, I might have to write to Jen and Jenny from RTR and ask for a referral fee! Now it's your turn to hear my schpeel...
Rent the Runway offers a variety of designer dress, handbag, shoe and accessory rentals for 4-8 days, perfect for a short trip, Wedding or event! Some of these dresses retail for big $$$, but can be rented for as little as $50!!! Not sure of your size? Read the reviews from other women who have rented the specific dress you are interested in, then rent the size that you think you'll fit into (and be honest with yourself about your true size!), plus a second size for free, plus a completely different back up dress for as little as $25, in 2 sizes as well! Nothing from your order fits? Mail it back within 24 hours and RTR will give you a credit for your next order. The orders are mailed to you in a garment bag (which you can keep), and they are drycleaned, and ready to be worn. After you've worn it/them, just pop the dress in the mail in the pre-paid envelope and you're all set! How can you beat that?!
If you are like me, you never wear the same dress twice, so spending a lot of money on something I'll only wear once makes me cringe. This site allows me to spice up my wardrobe without spending a ton of money. Next time you have an event to go to, and nothing to wear, check out this site. I hope you all love it as much as I do!
Here are a few of my favorite rentals so far:
-This gorgeous teal draped dress from Theory - wore this to a Bridal Shower in late Spring with black tights and a black cardigan.
-Form-fitting Gold Nicole Miller dress - wore this to a formal Rehearsal Dinner in NYC and received a ton of compliments on it!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Hire a live event painter to do a day of painting of your wedding.
It's a fabulous keepsake of your special day and a great conversational piece for your guests. Not only do you have a framed piece of personalized art, but often they can be reproduced as thank you cards or postcards. That way, all of your guests can receive a personal reminder of your celebration.
Here is one resource for the New England couple to work with:
Live Event Paintings
218 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741
Visit Gail's website for her portfolio and videos of her in action. Such a treat!