Wedding Wednesday Ceremony Deets 

I wish I could describe walking down the aisle but there are literally no words. I can tell you I had only string quartet music playing because I selected specific music for every part of the ceremony and our DJ did an amazing job with it. I can tell you that my son walked me down the aisle and that not tripping over my dress was honestly a concern. That thing was huge! I was a big ivory cupcake! I remember catching my grooms eye and nothing else in the world mattered. The ceremony was traditional and short. The ceremony was officiated by a friend of my husband’s.  We didn’t write our own vows or anything like that. Just the normal love honor cherish till death do us part kinda thing. The ceremony was a little chilly so we handed out the wedding favor of throw blankets early to keep everyone warm and they were a grand hit. And now here are some pics! I hope you enjoy. I’m also including a link to two of the songs used for the ceremony. My groom entrance and then of course my entrance! It was definitely one of the most amazing moments of my life. I got so emotional but I made it through without crying barely. 

Groom entrance
Bride entrance
Happy wedding planning etc my loves! 


Try-It Tuesday Cloud Bread 

If you are on Pinterest you have seen cloud bread. You have been curious about cloud bread. If you haven’t well let me tell you about cloud bread. Haha! I found this link Cloud Bread and decided that I should try it for something a little different than my normal 3 hour bread baking weekend ritual. It seemed like an easy enough task. 

I had all the ingredients ready to go! 

The one thing I didn’t do was pull out the hand mixer and well my results will tell you that I shouldn’t have been lazy! 

I think I did those egg whites some justice with my elbow grease though. Haha! Stuck them in the oven and well magic happened. 

They actually looked the way I thought they kind of should. They aren’t quite as fluffy as I was hoping hence I needed the hand mixer. 

But upon escape from the oven and a proper cooling phase I was very happy with the taste and thus I will definitely be trying this recipe again! I wish I could describe it properly it tastes like bread just a super light version. Nothing heavy about it at all. These didn’t last long in my house at all. 

Thanks Becca for an amazing recipe! 

Are you guys actually trying these things you find on Pinterest? May change these posts to “nailed it” type posts in the future. 

Until next time mangia my loves, 

Bring in the Girls

Once we were engaged and we had chose our venue, the next step was to chose who would stand beside us while we said I do to each other. It was easy for me to choose those girls that would stand beside me. My sister of course to be my Matron of Honor, three of my closest friends (seriously I have been friends with these girls since we were 12 years old), and then my new nieces would be my Junior Bridesmaid and my flower girl. Simple lineup huh? But how to ask. There is pin after pin on Pinterest of how to “ask” your girls or even the guys. I’ll do a post on how we did that later. Anyway, I had to come up with an idea and I came up with a plan but I needed my ever talented mother’s help. Here is the picture that lead to my inspiration.


I decided I wanted to do cookies and ask them in a really fun way. Here are the cookie cutters that I found online to make them.


We ordered the cookie cutters and my sweet amazing mother that can make anything said that she would help me. She found an amazing cookie recipe and the royal icing recipe so that she could make my vision come to life.


I purchased these awesome pens that allowed me to write on the royal icing and make it actually legible. So when the cookies were lined up they have the girls name and say “Jennifer Will You Be My” and then the dress is symbol for bridesmaid. And lastly the bell has the date of our wedding. We used the peach and grey that are our wedding colors. There will be another post talking about colors shortly.


I did the bells myself and I did all of the lettering. I did some of the piping on my heart with the girls’ names and my mommy did like everything else. I try to be a doer and I totally would have done all of this myself but well I’m not as talented as my mommy!

I wrote each girl a personal note about why I would like her to be my bridesmaid and how much she means to me And then I put the note on top and sealed up the boxes. Oh and the cookies were delicious by the way.


For my younger girls, I found a smaller box and “asked them to by my girls” with a ring pop and an official on one knee proposal. I’m lucky that everyone accepted and the fun is getting better and better. I’m so blessed to have my friends and family that want to share in this special experience with us.

No matter how you choose to ask those special people in your life to stand with you, just remember that it is supposed to be a fun time and when choosing those that are going to stand beside you, just pick those that will make sure that you have a fun time and enjoy the process.

Happy Weddinging.




If you won the lottery! 

If I won the lottery today oh the things I could think. Powerball today is like $200 million or something. So what would I do with $100 million you know roughly after taxes. Well I can say for sure the wedding and especially the honeymoon would get kicked up a notch. Think flowing champagne and personal butler at the resort for the week long honeymoon. 



Our home would be paid off and a bigger home would be purchased.

   I’d like to say I would keep working but that’s a big ol lie! I would for sure take at least the rest of the year off. I would write more, I would volunteer, I would spend time with friends and family. Lots of trips to everywhere. I hope that my heart would stay the same. I hope I would be able to do some good for my community, my family and my friends. And my one big splurge right away spend would be some good ol Louis luggage and the purse I have been waiting for like my whole life! 

 Ok so it’s so hard to win the lottery the odds are ridiculous but a girl can dream! And dreaming I shall do!

What about you? 



Favorite Movie 

I view movies a lot like I view people even the “bad” ones can offer something interesting and often teach us a lesson. There are many movies I have loved over time: Titanic, Grease, XXX State of the Union. But the one I have loved the most is one you probably haven’t heard of or don’t remember if you have. 

The Story of Us. 

Here is a link to the IMDb

Starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer. The story follows a couple as they decide the future of their relationship. I love this movie because it is so “real” and so true in its portrayal of the inertia that takes over all of us from time to time specifically in our relationships. It reminds us that sometimes for the best view of ourselves we have to see through the perspective of “us”. I recommend this movie to anyone that needs a good laugh maybe a good cry and especially some great human insight. And most importantly you have to decide if there really is an ass. Warning there is a little language in the video. But man it’s funny and insightful. 

What’s your favorite movie? 



Family Traditions

When you get engaged suddenly you are preparing to be a part of another family. And of course you are bringing someone new into yours. The holidays of course bring about some of the most fun times as well as what could be some of the most stressful times. How do you navigate those waters? Well let me say what everyone says communicate. Have the conversation with your significant other about the traditions that matter most to you or that matter most to your family that you would like to honor. 

For me that meant that my fiancé needed to know that every year I would be buying a specialized ornament for the year. Here is this years ornament. 

And this is my son’s he has been getting ornaments from me every year since he was born! 

Another fun thing is figuring out how to share the love and spread yourselves out to all of the family. Include your parents in the conversation or siblings if you have spent holidays with them in the past. They will appreciate that you want to make sure everyone is included as you start your new family together. This year we will be having “our” family Christmas on Christmas Eve spending Christmas Day with my fiance’s family and the day after Christmas with my mom. It was the best plan for all of us and we are all really excited about spending good time together! I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and remember you are starting a new family together but you are also joining your families as well! 

Happy Weddinging! 



The First Ever Wedding Wednesday! 

So I’m trying to get back to getting this all more regular. My sweet blog! Oh how I love it and I love you all for hanging in there with me. So I got engaged in June. One of the best days of my life.

 So with that comes wedding planning. I talked a little bit about the one wedding show I attended and it was a good time. Link to that adventure here.

I don’t want to overwhelm with wedding details and other wedding shenanigans but I thought there maybe some friends and readers that could be interested so I thought I could share maybe once a week or so. So here goes nothing.

My first observation about wedding planning is that while pinterest is good it is also evil! You get so many ideas and before you know it. Your entire wedding board is full. And how do you know what you are supposed to do and how to do it and who should be involved?

Well before I get into all of that fun stuff…my future mother in law had a celerabration for us.



How those are the only pictures from that event, I do not know. But it was a wonderful time with our parents and my son. We are very lucky that as a family we just make one big happy one and we don’t make a distinction between Todd’s family and my family. It is all our family and it’s so awesome. Trust me it’s a feeling that I will forever be grateful for.

My mother gave us our first gift’s on this day.


This book along with the Emily Post Planner. Which those that know me well, will not find this as a surprise at all. I have an inclination toward all things proper and old fashioned you might say. I’m not saying I’m always proper by any means, but I do have a fondness for an old fashioned and often forgotten lifestyle.

The planner is going to have a post all on its own so I assure you that you will see plenty of it sooner rather than later. But if you find yourself wondering, who is supposed to pay for what and how do I not invite that person and do I really have to register for that…check out this book. I assure you that yes common sense in most cases will rule out but I have found in my very long 35 years that everyone’s definition of common sense is just a little bit different.

Until next time!