Between Thanksgiving and New Years you will see tons of couples getting engaged. Once engaged, the planning begins and you and your significant other will need to decide who you want by your side.
As a bride-to-be some of the fondest memories you will have will be from the time spent with your girls. From the bachelorette party to the showers and getting ready the morning of the wedding your bridesmaids will constantly be at your side. Once you decide who you want by your side it is time for you to pop the question! Here are some great ways you can ask your girls to be a part of your big day.1. Cookies.
Get dress cookies made in one of your wedding colors for each of your girls. This customized cookie is from Navy & Lavender
but you can also make them yourself.
2. Party Box.
Put together a box of a few things that your bridesmaids will need on the big day to send to each of the girls. Your bridesmaids are going to do a lot for you during the planning process so a gift is always nice. This DIY gift is from Something Turquoise
3. Ring Pop. Pop your own question to your girls with their own wedding ring. This DIY project doesn't cost a lot and
4. Paper Dolls.
Take a craft from when you were younger and make a paper doll invite with each of your bridesmaid's names on the dress. For a DIY tutorial check out the post from Once Wed
5. Wine Bottles. Ask your girls to be there "sipping at your side" with customized wine bottle labels on their favorite bottle of bubbly.
And the great part about all of these is that you can customize them to your girls! Which one is your favorite? Share your favorite idea below!
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When planning for an event during this holiday season, holiday music is a must have on my check list. Today’s post will really get you in the mood for the holidays with my favorite holiday songs. So turn up your speakers and get ready to sing-a-long to this holiday playlist.
1. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
2. “Run Rudolph Run” by Jimmy Buffet
3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Michael Buble
4. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by *NSYNC
5. “Little Saint Nick” by The Beach Boys
6. “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” by The Chipmunks
7. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by The Glee Cast
8. “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses
9. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Bruce Springsteen
10. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
And the list could go on and on! What is your favorite holiday song to listen to this holiday season? Keep adding to the play list by posting your favorites below! Happy Holidays!!
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Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with the family! For me this past weekend was filled with family, holiday dinners, shopping, Christmas music and decorating. To start my holiday weekend of events my dad and I ran in the local Turkey Trot race Thanksgiving morning. It was one brutal course this year!
After the race we went over to my grandparents for our Thanksgiving celebration. She did a little crafting and made the fall party centerpiece and the cornucopia treats that I shared with you earlier. On top of the amazing meal the decorations turned out amazing!
After we all had an amazing meal I started digging through the ads to find some good shopping deals. Did you find any great Black Friday (or Thursday) deals? If you missed out there is no worry because today is Cyber Monday (which also started this past weekend). Do the marketing departments of these companies know what day these sales are supposed to start anymore?!?
Once I was back in Charlottesville I turned on a Christmas movie and started to decorate for Christmas. I got my tree put together, my stocking hung and put the count down on the fridge.
I hope you all were able to spend some great time with your family and had lots of fun this past weekend as the holidays have officially begun! What are you looking forward to this holiday season? Don’t forget to sign up for our email list so you don’t miss out on any great holiday ideas!
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The first color that comes to my mind when I think Thanksgiving weddings is brown. I know, I know it is not the best color choice that many think of when it comes to weddings, but brown pairs so well with every other color when it comes to creating your wedding theme. The Knot has great options for every color pairing.
One of the biggest upsides to having a wedding around Thanksgiving is that the majority of your family will be available and you can have your rehearsal dinner be your family Thanksgiving meal. You don’t have to worry about the rehearsal dinner menu choices now.
A Thanksgiving wedding option is great for those that want the small family get together for the ceremony. If you still want to have the big party, schedule the reception for a later date so all your friends can join in on the fun.
When it comes to Thanksgiving I bet the first thing that pops into your mind is the food. From the turkey to the desserts there are an endless number of Thanksgiving dishes one could have at their table. I think one year when my family hosted Thanksgiving we even had 7 different pie options for dessert! Today’s post is for all those who are still trying to figure out what to cook or might need a good side dish idea for this year’s feast. Here are my top 10 favorite Thanksgiving dishes.1. Cranberry Sauce.
You can make this from scratch or buy it in the can and serve. I just love the color that this dish adds to our table. This recipe from The Pioneer Woman
has gotten great reviews!
2. Stuffing. This is one thing that you can make so many different ways but my favorite is the Pepperidge Farm traditional stuffing with just the bread crumbs and celery. This is the one leftover that I cannot wait to have! Just take the Pepperidge Farm stuffing, cook according to the recipe on the bag and then add your favorite veggies.
My favorite Thanksgiving treat is pumpkin pie. I think each person in my house has a different favorite so we always have multiple choices when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert pies. The pumpkin pie recipe that I always use is the one on the side of the Libby’s Pumpkin can
You need something to clean your plate with right? My mom makes some of the best yeast rolls during the holidays and these never last more than a day in our house post Thanksgiving. If you don’t have time to make yeast rolls from scratch Sister Schubert’s Parker House Style Rolls
come in a close second.
To add a slightly healthy element to the Thanksgiving feast a salad is always a great idea. Add some dried cranberries, walnuts and sliced apples for a side salad treat. Try this fall salad from Martha Stewart Living
6. Green Beans.
Some people like theirs in a casserole while others like them steamed. Just don’t forget to add the garnish! Try this recipe from Whole Foods
to fix your green beans this year.
We keep rotating in our house what kind of potatoes we have so no matter the variety, you can always find some on our table. My favorite is sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows on top. Try this recipe from Cooks.com
out this year.
8. Acorn Squash.
Fall is the perfect time of year for squash and my favorite way to eat acorn squash is to bake them in the oven until soft and then serve them with butter and brown sugar. Yum! You can’t get any better than this Martha Stewart recipe
Making gravy is something I learned to do a long time ago and is so easy to make from the turkey drippings. And of course this side goes with everything you serve at Thanksgiving, well maybe not the desserts. You can’t go wrong with this turkey gravy recipe from Southern Living
No matter if you deep fry it, bake it or stuff it with dressing you can’t have Thanksgiving without the turkey. Last year I had to cook the turkey and had no idea what I was doing, but it still came out delicious! I used Whole Foods cooking instructions
There are so many options to choose from. Just making my list of ten favorites had me think about so many other holiday food favorites that I love. What are you fixing for Thanksgiving this year?
Share your favorite recipe in the comments section below! Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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For many this past weekend marked the end of football season. I still can’t believe how fast it has flown by. Here is a recap of some of my favorite fall football experiences from this past season.
To start, every great tailgate has to have the tailgate essentials.
I couldn't get enough of these glasses that I customized with vinyl decals in my school’s colors.
Once inside the gameday atmosphere is always electric.
And the company at these events could not be better!
I had so much fun at all the difference tailgates and games that I went to this past season. Can’t wait till next year!! For those lucky enough to go to the playoffs or a bowl game, good luck to your team!!