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Breaking the Mold in 2014

Breaking the Mold in 2014

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I promised on Friday that I’d be officially kicking off the New Year today with a few thoughts on the year ahead. And well, it’s time to talk about 2014! I’ve been doing more thinking and brainstorming and daydreaming about the months ahead than I can adequately express in words. Probably too much, if I’m perfectly honest. (Want to know a secret? Overthinking things is a chronic problem for me. I’m working on it.) I founded The Sweetest Occasion over …

Hola from Mexico!

Hola from Mexico!

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Hola, friends, and happy weekend to you! Early this week I mentioned that I was going to be traveling for business starting on Wednesday and now the cat is out of the bag. For the last couple of days Ami and I have been in Mexico at the amazing El Dorado Casitas Royale. We’re here through today and we travel back home tomorrow so it has been a very quick trip, but one full of amazing food and new friends. …

A Few Thoughts on Paleo

A Few Thoughts on Paleo

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Friends, can we chat health and lifestyle for a moment? I wasn’t planning to write this post just yet and, frankly, this is far outside the realm of what we usually chat about around these parts. That said, I know I’m far from being alone in my journey over here and I thought it might be helpful to get real for a moment and share a bit more about where I’m at with you. (Plus, I promised to share more …

Introducing A New Blogging Headquarters

Introducing A New Blogging Headquarters

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If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen this photo already. I posted it last week and hinted at the fact that I may soon be leaving behind the work-from-home world to take up residence in a pretty storefront office. (Hooray!) A week later, everything is lining up quite nicely and it’s official! Pending a few last details, I should be working out of this adorable little space within the next few weeks. I am beyond excited, let …

Hooray! The Sweetest Occasion is Five

Hooray! The Sweetest Occasion is Five

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It’s hard for me to believe that The Sweetest Occasion marked five years old at the beginning of September. Five years! If we want to get a little statistical for a moment, that’s 1/6 of my lifetime. It feels so short and yet so long all at the same time. I never imagined five years ago that my first post would lead to all of this. Not even in my wildest dreams did I think that in 2011 I would …

Recent Snippets

Recent Snippets

It dawned on me that it has been quite some time since I’ve shared any snippets with you a la Instagram! I try to be good about these things, I really do, it just seems that the weeks zip on by and before I know it it’s August and I haven’t shared any Instagram photos since, uh, April. Yup, that happened. So today I’m just keeping it short and sweet, sharing a handful of things I’ve been loving this summer.

McClure’s …

Recent Babblings

Recent Babblings

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[Photo by Anika London Photography from A Subtle Revelry. Styling by Carter & Cook Event Co.]

Have you guys had a chance to pop over and check out my work at Babble lately? It’s where I write about all things entertaining, DIY, craftiness, style and things I generally love. I just adore being a part of the Babble team and getting to share all of the inspiration that’s catching my eye. I’d love to have you take a little a peek at some of my …

And Today It’s Like Christmas in June!

And Today It’s Like Christmas in June!

When I mentioned my new purchase yesterday, I also promised I’d keep you posted on how I’m making out with my new gear. When making the decision on what camera to buy I read a ton of blog posts, did a lot of research, asked lots of questions of friends with higher end cameras, read countless reviews…you get the point! So for those of you who are have an interest in this kind of thing I thought I’d share a …

Joyful

Joyful

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It’s Monday morning and the start of a fresh new week, one for which I am so very excited! This Friday marks the 3rd annual Ryan Converse Memorial Golf Tournament (you can see highlights from the first tournament in 2011 here) and with the tournament comes a whole lot of joy. In 2010 our family said a very painful and unexpected goodbye to my 21 year old cousin Ryan, the result of head injuries following a tragic accident. To say …

What’s In My Purse

What’s In My Purse

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So, it’s confession time! Turns out, I’m a bit of  YouTube junkie. Specifically, beauty videos. I’m not sure I’ve picked up any skills yet in that department, but I have at least picked up a few ideas for new products to try. I digress. This is about the infamous “what’s in my purse” videos that seem to crop up on YouTube daily and, seriously, they’re so fun. I love seeing what people tote around on a day to day basis! …

A Few Universal Truths About Moving

A Few Universal Truths About Moving

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Hi, guys! I’m just checking in quick today to share a few universal truths about moving. Somehow, they’re easily forgotten even if, like me, you’ve moved 11 times in six years. (Yes. You read that correctly.) So here are the three universal truths of moving, according to yours truly.

[Photo from Terrain. I want this decal!]

No matter how organized and prepared you are, you are neither organized nor prepared.
You always own way more stuff than you think. Regardless of how much …

A Little About Cyd

A Little About Cyd

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Looking back on 2012 and thinking about 2013 stretching before us, one of the things I’ve really missed in recent months is sharing a little bit more about the girl behind this here blog. (Uh, that’d be me.) I founded The Sweetest Occasion back in 2008 and since then, life has changed so much. For one, running the blog has now been my full-time gig for over 18 months. Sometimes it honestly still makes me shake my head in amazement. …