• Personal,  Uncategorized

    May Happenings: Two Weddings & A Marathon… Relay

    Ahh! Hello again. Remember me? I’d like to apologize for my brief hiatus from blogging. Life has been a whirlwind recently with my sister Lacie’s wedding and running in the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay. It’s not going to stop, I’m lucky enough to be in my good friend Laura’s wedding this weekend! I don’t plan on disappearing again on you though. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been doing. Pittsburgh Marathon Relay May 5, 2013: I was the last leg of the relay, I ran a 4.7 mile portion of the course. I was lucky enough to cross the finish line! It was an amazing energy with cheers and signs on…

  • Entertaining

    How to Create Wedding Lantern Decorations

    Lacie, my sister, is getting married!!! She is in the midst of putting together decorations and favors. If you are planning a wedding you know that you want everything to be just right. Today she’s sharing how to create a cute and simple candle lantern for her outdoor wedding. We want to have a pretty decoration to lead our guests into the ceremony and reception site. In a recent trip to Michael’s I found these cute candle lanterns and decided to decorate them to match our wedding colors. What you’ll need: Hot glue gun Glue sticks Ribbon Candle holder / Lantern – I found mine at Michaels. Method: Start with…

  • Wedding

    7 Bridal Registry Must Haves

    When I was planning my wedding I was very overwhelmed by putting together a bridal registry. Are you engaged or planning your wedding? Or are you looking to fill your kitchen with useful appliances? Today I am sharing 7 kitchen tools that I consider must haves. Kitchenaid Mixer – If you’re into baking and like to spend time in the kitchen, a nice Kitchenaid mixer is a luxury. I love mine, its an Artisan, not the larger professional, and it suits my uses well. I can use it to make cookie dough, egg noodles, cake and frosting. If you’re a zealous cook, Kitchenaid makes a plethora of attachments, like a…

  • Traditions

    Wedding Cookies | A Pittsburgh Tradition

    There’s a very special wedding tradition in Pittsburgh and it’s also a delicious one. Having a cookie table at a wedding reception is something that I have always known. I wanted to share this fun tradition with you and maybe you might want to consider if you’re planning your big day!   Although I have long enjoyed wedding cookies and had many at my own, I am not an expert. So to find more information about the tradition I contacted a cookie expert. Linda, from Linda’s Cookie Jar, bakes tens of thousands of cookies a year for weddings and the holidays. I asked her to share what she knows about…

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