Winter

Glad to Give Holiday Party

Glad to Give Holiday Party

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Over the last few years, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about ways to give back as a family during the holidays, but this year we really wanted to take it up a notch. I’m not sure exactly why, but for some reason knowing that we’d have a new little baby joining us just in time for the holiday season …

A Backyard Winter Skating Party

A Backyard Winter Skating Party

Today we’re giving up on fighting winter and embracing all of her cold, snowy wonder by revisiting this real party feature from way back in 2010. This backyard ice skating party is one of the most popular parties I’ve ever featured! Created by event planner Kate of Beautiful Days, it’s all the things I love about winter. A big frozen pond, a roaring bonfire, a few twinkle lights strung across the backyard, mugs full of hot cooca with homemade marshmallows, ice skating …

Loving a Coffee Cart

Loving a Coffee Cart

As I sit down to write this post, I’m thinking long and hard this morning about how much I hate complaining about the cold. I try really hard not to do it, because obviously my complaining is not going to make it any better. Whining doesn’t miraculously make spring arrive! That said, when I woke up a few hours ago, the real temperature was -25° with a windchill right around -40°. I promptly rolled myself into a blanket burrito and …

How To Stay Warm When It’s Crazy Cold

How To Stay Warm When It’s Crazy Cold

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Much of the country is facing bitterly cold temperatures this week so we need to talk about getting and staying warm! Currently we are sitting at -8 degrees with a windchill approaching -30 degrees. That’s real life and it’s bitterly cold. It’s walk outside and your nose hairs freeze kind of cold. (If you know what I’m talking about then you know what I’m talking about!) For those of you who are used to winters like ours, you know there’s …

Sunny Winter Cocktail + Mexican Chocolate Pudding

Sunny Winter Cocktail + Mexican Chocolate Pudding

I am loving this delicious winter cocktail and dessert pairing that we have for you today! Dreamed up by Andrea Harper of Gray Harper Event Maker, I am all about this delightful combination of citrus and spice. The kicker here is a bit of cayenne that warms up all the sweetness and the fresh clementines. Don’t you just love that citrus is in season in winter? It’s like Mother Nature’s way of making these cold months a bit more bearable. …

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

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Do you guys remember this amazing Christmas shoot that the crazy talented Haley Sheffield shared last year? You guys went crazy for it (as did I) and soon enough it was a huge internet sensation. Not a day goes by that I don’t see those photos popping up all over Pinterest and the free world at large. Well, buckle your seatbelts and prepare for something absolutely stunning. Ruffled recently featured this year’s edition of Kaylee and Bobby’s Christmas love affair and it’s …

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Nutella Hot Chocolate + Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I’ve never pretended to be a food blogger and there’s a pretty good reason why, my friends. That’s one heck of a tough job taking those impeccably styled and beautiful photos all the while trying to make sure your cocoa isn’t too cold and you don’t have whipped cream flying all over the place! On that note, I won’t lie. While putting together this post there was a bit of an explosion of chocolate and melting whipped cream in my …

Rocker Chic Inspiration Shoot in Big Bear

Rocker Chic Inspiration Shoot in Big Bear

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Another day, another awesome dose of wedding style inspiration from the Inspired Creations Contest! Today’s team, comprised of Courtney Lindberg Photography,  Melissa Huber of The Loveliest Day, Stephanie Lawrence, Genevieve Garner and Amber Moon of Pitbulls and Posies, was inspired by of rock-inspired glam set against a snowy setting. They created a vibrant sweetheart table with a gorgeous feather chandelier, floating above a pretty table topped with glittered candle sticks, mercury glass, and mirrored feather place mats. Custom 80s-inspired …

A Cozy Winter Engagement Shoot

A Cozy Winter Engagement Shoot

I am cuddled up working from home this afternoon, spending some quiet time with my pups. (My favorite thing to do after a business trip.) It’s sunny now, but Syracuse has been hit hard with lots of snow (again) the last few days so the snow is everywhere and there is no shortage of cold, making me kind of love this cozy winter engagement shoot shared by the lovely Emily and Bethany. All of the rustic, Nordic inspired details feel …

Country Winter Wedding Inspiration

Country Winter Wedding Inspiration

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Originally featured on Green Wedding Shoes, I am loving the pretty country details throughout this winter wedding inspiration shoot. I am a touch obsessed with the idyllic romance of a snowy winter wedding with big mugs of steamy hot cocoa and portraits in front of a flickering fireplace. This outdoor dessert setup would be perfect for a fun rehearsal dinner, don’t you think? Don your cutest knit hat and a pair of ice skates to kick off the celebration in …

Romance + Lace Winter Wedding Shoot

Romance + Lace Winter Wedding Shoot

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While spring and summer weddings are incredibly popular, I find the romance of a winter wedding completely irresistible. Originally featured on Southern Weddings, I find this winter wedding shoot to be simply stunning. A regal purple and gold color palette paired with warm winter details like vanilla chai and a cocoa bar are the perfect complement to a drop dead gorgeous wedding dress. Covered in lace and boasting the prettiest long sleeves, I could live in this dress. If you …

A Pretty Winter Table

A Pretty Winter Table

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For winter weddings or holiday entertaining, I love this pretty country chic table. Simple DIY centerpieces are made from inexpensive paper bags, fresh cranberries and elegant taper candles while a mix of textured linens and plaid lend undeniable warmth and a touch of comfort. Casual sophistication shines bright with this sweet, winter fresh design, perfect for all of your upcoming winter celebrations.

{Photos from Project Wedding.}