8 Outdoor Wedding Considerations

The past couple of years have been filled with weddings, and two weeks ago I went back to the motherland (Costa Rica) for my best friend’s wedding. The ceremony was in a small chapel and the beautiful reception was at the beach overlooking the ocean. Between this one and previous beach and outdoor weddings I’ve attended, I noticed several small details that I think every bride should consider for their outdoor wedding. Continue Reading…

 

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Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

I had a love-hate relationship with bruschetta, because I loved eating it but failed at making it TWICE! The first attempt was for my bachelorette party. I used this recipe and I think the parmesan cheese made everything mushy, watery and not very appetizing. The second attempt was with this other recipe for a potluck party, but the whole flavor was a bit off in my opinion. I blame it on the cooked garlic and possibly the yellow cherry tomatoes.

For our last housewarming party, I wanted to give it one last try, and let me tell ya…third time’s a charm! I decided to use the second recipe again as a starting point for ingredient quantity, but made it my own. Continue reading

7 Entertaining Tips

Just like I love event planning, I love entertaining, and when we used to live in the townhouse I would dream about all the parties I wanted to host at our future home. Now that the dream is our reality we have kicked off with several housewarming parties and I’m loving it, so I figured I would share my entertaining tips plus a couple of photos from one of our parties. Continue reading

4 Reasons to Still Celebrate Your Dating Anniversary

When my husband and I got married, we decided we wouldn’t make a big deal out of our dating anniversary since we now had a wedding anniversary. We still wanted to acknowledge it and do something low key each year, like cook a nice meal at home or go to the movies (which was our first date.)

Today is our 5 year dating anniversary, and last night I came home to this very sweet surprise: Continue reading

Buying and Selling a House

Our townhouse went under contract in May and we successfully closed in June, which means this exhausting and pricey process of buying and selling is over, and this is the last time you will hear me complaint about it. Unlike many others try to do, we decided to buy, move, and then sell. This order worked for us mainly because it was easier to fix our townhouse without pets, and it took us forever to find our new home, but with a lot of anxiety, trust, and faith we did it! During this journey I kept track of the timeline and costs to keep myself organized and to share it with you guys. So here is a quick snapshot of the buying and selling costs and timeline. Continue reading

White Wedding Cake Cupcakes

A couple of months ago, meanwhile researching on Pinterest for a cupcake recipe for a bridal shower, I found these White Wedding Cake Cupcakes and thought…perfect!

Overall recipe review = thumbs up

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If Something Goes Wrong on Your Wedding Day…Just Smile

I know…easier said than done, but it is true, specially if you have a videographer. When planning a wedding, you spend so much time thinking about every single detail, and sometimes some minor things do not go as planned. But don’t worry, only you will notice and no one will know. However, this won’t stop you from getting slightly upset or making a “What’s happening? This is not what we planned!” face, so make a conscious decision to smile and let it go because the wedding day goes by too fast to get caught up in the small details. Now, since we are on the subject,  here are a five things that went “wrong” on my wedding day. Continue Reading…