Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflecting on 2009

As we say goodbye to 2009, I have been reflecting on the past year. 2009 had its ups and downs but we survived. The economy was bad, businesses closed and people lost their homes. I am grateful for the wonderful people that I have met over the year and have built friendships with. I am happy to have had some of the best clients a wedding planner could have and to be apart of their special day. I am looking forward to 2010 and all the great clients and opportunities it will bring. I am looking forward to the new direction that the company will be going in.

To all of our clients....thank you for allowing us to be apart of one of the most important days of your life. To the great wedding planners that I have met...thank you for the support and for all that you do in this industry. To my friends and family...thank you for your support, encouragement and love. Without you I would not have made it through the year. To the best assistant/friend I could have....thank you for all that you do.

Have a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2010!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kourtney Kardashian Welcomes Baby Boy

Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend, Scott Dimisk welcomed a baby boy to the family. Kourtney delivered Mason Dash Disick on Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Mason weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz., and 19.5 inches. This is the first child for Kourtney and Scott.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Laura Hooper is spreading holiday cheer

Laura Hooper Calligraphy is spreading holiday cheer by offering discounts off of her totes, bifold and trifold invitations, and custom compasses. Take advantage of these great discounts for your wedding.

Hank & Kendra Welcomes Baby Boy!!

Hank Baskett and his wife former playmate, Kendra Wilkinson welcomes a baby boy. Hank Baskett IV was born at 12:37 am today in Indianapolis. Hank IV weighed in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces. The couple released a statement to OK magazine, reads, "We are all healthy and incredibly happy and can’t wait to spend every moment with little Hank."

Congratulations Hank and Kendra!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet

Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  For my family thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on the past year, gathering with family and friends and being thankful.  I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Amy Atlas and found her Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet.  Amy’s Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet really got me in the mood for thanksgiving, so I wanted to share.  Wishing each of you a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Turkey Brownie

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Turkey Cookies

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Pilgrim Hat Cupcakes

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Scarecrow and Apple Basket Cookies

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Burnt Butter Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Caramel & Sugared Pears

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Acorn Cookies

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Apple Cider with Cinnamon Sticks

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Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie


Source: Amy Atlas

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Goodbye InStyle Weddings Magazine


The wedding industry has lost another great magazine.  Time, Inc. has decided to close the InStyle Weddings magazine due to the economy.  The last issue will be December 25 and will remain on sale until March 5.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Cocktails

Thanksgiving is in three days.  Here are a few cocktails that you can add to your menu and impress your guests with your bartending skills. Even the non-drinkers will be impressed by your skill and originality.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

  • 1 part kahlua
  • 1 part spiced pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 parts coconut rum
  • 4 parts cold milk
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Garnish with cinnamon

Put everything but the cinnamon in a blender. Mix on high. Serve in graham cracker crust highball glasses and sprinkle the top with cinnamon.

Smashing Pumpkin Spice

  • 1 part Goldschlager
  • 1 part Irish Crème
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • Cinnamon candies
  • Sprinkle pumpkin pie spice

Drop 3-4 cinnamon candies in the bottom of a martini glass. Mix the Goldschlager, Irish Crème, and Kahlua in a martini shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top.


  • ½ part ginger brandy
  • 1 part spiced rum
  • 4 parts eggnog
  • Crumbled gingersnaps

Put your gingersnaps in a blender and grind until you have cookie crumbs. Use the cookies to rim highball glasses. Mix the eggnog, rum, and brandy in your glasses. Serve with an intact gingersnap for dunking.

Royal Cider Grog

Royal Cider Grog

  • 6 parts apple cider
  • 1 part Crown Royal
  • Cinnamon sticks

Warm the apple cider in a mug. Top it with the Crown Royal and stir with a cinnamon stick.

Malibu Baked Apple

  • 2 parts coconut rum
  • 2 parts cranberry juice
  • 3 parts apple juice
  • Dried apple rings

Mix all 3 in a microwave safe glass and heat until toasty warm. Garnish with a dried apple ring.

Rock Gobbler

  • 1 part Wild Turkey
  • 2 parts Cranberry Juice
  • 2 parts Chambord
  • 2 parts Amaretto

Mix everything in a cocktail shaker full of ice then strain into a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Caramel Apple Martini

Caramel Apple Martini

  • 1 part vodka
  • 2 parts sour apple liquor
  • 2 parts butterscotch liquor
  • Caramel candy

Drop a small caramel candy into a martini glass. Mix everything else in a cocktail shaker full of ice then strain into the martini glass.

Turkey Shooter

  • 3 parts Wild Turkey
  • 1 part crème de methe

Chill both ingredients. Pour the Wild Turkey into a brandy snifter then carefully float the crème de methe on top. The whiskey will warm you up while the mint flavor keeps you cool.

Turkey Trot

  • 1 part bourbon
  • 2 parts 7-Up
  • 2 parts cranberry juice

Mix everything in a highball glass and drink on the rocks.


  • 1 part amaretto
  • 1 part butterscotch schnapps
  • Whipped cream

Pour amaretto into a shot glass and layer the schnapps on top. Top with a dash of whipped cream. Throw it back as a single shot.

Source: FoodVu