Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunny Days Ahead

A few of my best girlfriends from college are coming to visit me in Florida this weekend and I am BEYOND excited for the visit! We have a lot to celebrate: an engagement, a baby on the way and a way too late 30th birthday celebration! I can't stop thinking of my weekend ahead!

Of course when I heard they were coming I started envisioning a little backyard by the pool breakfast and bright and cheerful images started dancing through my head.

Floating Flamingos ~ oh yes, I received these as a gift, aren't they fun! A few of these in the pool with some cold beverages throughout the day and we might not leave the house.


Yellow Flowers - It is SPRING! Bright and cheery flowers have been decorating beau's and my house this week and will be cluttered around the house to bring my North East girls some sunshine.


Blue Acrylic Glasses and Yellow Linen - Like the combination? Breakfast table decor! I just got the glasses from Amazon and the chevron yellow linen from Spoonflower.


Florida Print - Three visitors coming from the snowy north, get excited! How cute is this print from Parada Creations on Etsy.


Can't wait for some girl time with some splashes of Florida Sunshine.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ~ A Beautiful Bahama Wedding

Last night I was sent a link to some photos from a recent wedding that a past Syracuse classmate planned recently in Harbour Island, Bahamas. Stefanie and I were both hospitality management majors at the 'Cuse and it is so exciting to always see what everybody is up to! The talented Stefanie Cove with Yifat Oren and Associates did a beautiful job creating such a special weekend for this couple. I wish I could have been packed in her bag for the wonderful planning of the event. The photography by Jonas Peterson really captures how beautiful the celebration was! From the brides luncheon, to the evening before dinner on the beach to the beautiful wedding itself, it is a wedding to remember.

Beautiful! Congratulations to Waverly & David! Wonderful job Stefanie! It looks like you are working in a dream of mine:)


{all photos are via Jonas Peterson}

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Red Stamp

I have fallen in love with the stationary site Red! For the new year Pizzazzerie posted a link to Red Stamp's 2011 printable calendars and after that, I was hooked. I recently purchased some personal calling cards. The service was wonderful, they personalized colors, fonts, etc. quickly and sent proofs within a day to view before printing. Their products are stylish and I love them. You know how I'm a stationary junkie, well this site found its way to my heart!

Engagement party cards. cute.

Stylish baby shower cards for the modern mama!

I chose this style for my calling cards. I customized them to be hot pink, light pink and grey. They turned out amazing and I love everytime I am able to hand them out! I absolutely adore the Iphone App! You can download it and send out fancy text messages or emails. Or for only $.99 you can send an actual print post card in the mail all from your phone. What fun to have a personalized card pop up in your text box!

Hop on over to Red Stamp and send somebody a fun card to add a smile to their day!


Friday, March 25, 2011


Here I am, blogging from my new desk! I had to share a pic. I was so excited to see my ghost chair arrive yesterday when I got home. Beau bought the nice filing cabinets the other day and with some orange tulips, it is almost complete. We might not have a separate office space but we are making it feel like a special little corner in the house. I have a crazy busy day tomorrow of RUNNING to do, so tonight and in between my legs of the relay
here is what I will be browsing online....
Drip Book - What a nice site. I loved looking through Chelsea's updated portfolio from Frolic! Why haven't I heard of this before?
In case you missed Camille from Style Notes post about Palm Springs on Monday and mine on Wednesday, check them out here and here. I have to find a way to get myself there! I'm loving everything Palm Springs.
The Trina Turk collection over at Layla Grayce, well I'm dying for one of everything please!
The beautiful adorable Reese Witherspoon is getting married tomorrow. The tent is already going up at her estate. Check out the details here. I can't wait to post about it next week. I am sure it will be beautiful and have some pretty southern charm to it.
Cassandra over at Coco+Kelley was quite the lucky lady that she received a nice gift from the ladies at Tory Burch. I am officially now in love with the new Robinson Tote. The cute little yellow shoulder bag, I die!
Anthropologie has created an entire section for the home decorator. Check it out here
Since beau and I have been changing up our place recently I have gotten so into the amazing design blogs! This is just another one I am adding to my list for ideas.
Who knew that H&M had a home line! Not available in the states but available online here. The post on these cute cushions from Eat Chic Drink caught my eye.
I hope you have a fun weekend full of long brunches, a walk in the sunshine, a glass of wine with a good read and your friends. Think of me tomorrow when you are curled up in bed. I am running a 100 mile relay with a team of six other women from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach. Check out the map here and think of me along the way!
Happy Weekend! xoxo~Becca

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cookies and Cocktails

A few years ago I had the idea of opening up my own little bakery. The concept would be a place where you could pair your cupcake with a cocktail. While I still have that dream some day, right now I'm OK with baking for fun and pairing them myself. Maybe some day that dream will come true.
Inspired by the some day bakery, I am starting a new series called "Cookies and Cocktails". I thought that baking cookies would be something I could have around the house all week without feeling so guilty of having a whole dozen cupcakes staring at me. I always love a little cookie with a cup of coffee, so it was a good excuse.
Week One: Rosemary Butter Lemon Cornmeal Cookies and a Citrus Wine Spritzer
I used the cookie recipe from Martha here. To switch it up a little I replaced one cup of all purpose flour with one cup of cornmeal and I added a little lemon zest.
I had the cookies and cocktails in the backyard by the pool and thought what better way to pair them with then a refreshing wine spritzer. I used the recipe from Food Network as a guide but I used citrus flavored Pellegrino instead of seltzer.
Both are refreshing and light and will make you excited for the sunny Spring days ahead. We have had Spring like weather for a few months here in Florida but there is still a part of me that is excited to say it's Spring! Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Plates for Kate & Will

36 days and counting until Kate & William tie the knot! Um, yes, I'm pretty psyched! I am not going to lie, I would totally LOVE an official royal wedding teacup to drink my morning coffee with. While on a search of what fun items are out there I stumbled upon these awesome plates that the British company KK Outlet is selling. For some reason I do not see these being official royal china, but I'm sure even Kate got a good laugh out of them!


Palm Springs Weddings...and my 1/2 day!

So today is my half birthday! Yes, 6 months from today I will be 30. When I was little my mom use to celebrate our half birthdays. How cute right! So very Alice in Wonderland like of her {remember she was 7 1/2}. Well I have been dreaming of getting away for my big day this Summer and can't stop thinking of Palm Springs California. There is something so retro and stylish about it. So dreamy and laid back, but still so hip and California all at the the same time.
The pictures I see of weddings and events in Palm Springs make me want to jump through the computer and be in the dreamy world. The Parker Palm Springs and the ACE hotel Palm Springs, I would love to be at either one. How beautiful are these photos below!
Happy Wednesday! I'm going to sip my latte and enjoy my 1/2 birthday!

Friday, March 18, 2011

{please help!} For the Love of Japan {please pass along}

The blogging world never seems to stop amazing me. A few days ago the ladies at Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours wrote a post about Friday, March 18th being a blogger day of silence for Japan. As of last night at 9:00pm, they had already raised $19,500.00, 300% more then their goal. All of this has been done by the amazing blogging community and it makes me smile. PLEASE HELP along with the others!

I will not be posting throughout the weekend to join in the blogging silence. The images in Japan are saddening and every penny can assist them in helping out the families over there. Just imagine the cold, wet conditions that they are living in. Most people have no food, no electricity, no water, no shelter and possibly have lost loved ones. I was talking to my mom tonight about the awful saddening things happening over there and after our call it made me realize, the little you can do spread the word and help, it all matters! Who knows how long this will take to assist with and everything is needed.

The images are sad. To think of the little kids, the families, the elderly, everything that has been washed away within a quick time is really sad. Please help the great organization Shelter Box. This organization was one of the first ones in Japan to assist. The organization helps out with large, green shelter boxes tailored to a disaster, they typically contain a dis
aster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Anything you can donate, money, your company has products to send along, send it. Thank you in advance!


Thank you!

xoxo~ Becca

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Go Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The day where everybody goes "green" and is sporting green shoes, belts, bags, shirts, etc. I happen to LOVE the color green so I am absolutely a fan of the day! Here are a few things that have me excited about the day of day dreaming in green.

Green cocktails by Camille Styles.

Adorable green shoes worn by a bride in Southern Weddings Magazine.

{photo courtesy of Millie Holloman}

The beautiful Julianne Moore with her gorgeous emerald earrings at
the 2010 Golden Globes.

The gorgeous green lawn at the Delano in Miami.

Green Louboutins. I die!
{photo courtesy of Marie Labbancz}

Buttons I should totally make. I'm Italian, Polish & French, not Irish, but kiss me anyway! Thank you Make Merry Events for the cute template.

A beautiful green wedding table, oooo, I love.
{photo courtesy of Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings}

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