Wedding Thank You’s

So I’d like to think I’m a little ahead of the game on my wedding Thank You’s! I recently ordered them from and am really happy with how they turned out! The site was very user friendly and the cards took only a few days to receive. I looked on several other sites but thought this lay out was prettiest. They also offered 50% off my order so all my cards and envelopes came to under $80! A steal!

I was having some debates with my friends as too when is the right time to send out your wedding thank you’s. Some people say you have a whole year, but others say 2-3 months after the wedding. I think sending them sooner rather then later is the safest bet. I am kind of dreading the fact of writing them all out by hand but decided if I do 5 per day it shouldn’t be that hard! My goal is to have them all done by November 30th which would be exactly 3 months after the wedding. Since we don’t have all our professional pictures back, I used one of the teasers my photog sent us. I think it is a perfect classic picture for a thank you. Here is how they turned out!


For some reason the quality looks weird in this picture, but in person they are great.

How long after the wedding do you think Thank You cards should go out?





Our honeymoon was the most relaxing & amazing week ever! Being able to spend that quality time just me and my husband after the biggest day of our lives was so important. I feel so fortunate we were able to have this time together. As a mentioned in a previous post, we went to Sandals Grande Antigua it was definitely above and beyond our expectations.

We had a direct flight from JFK to Antigua on the Monday morning after our wedding. It was a very early flight but worth it because we landed on the island by 11:00am! The shuttle took us to the resort which was only about a 20 minute ride. The grounds at the resort were absolutely beautiful and it was huge! So we spent the first day checking into our room, walking around the entire place and of course jumping into the ocean. The water was crystal, I mean CRYSTAL clear blue. Probably the prettiest beach I’ve ever seen. No shells, no seaweed, just pristine white sand.

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The restaurants were all so good – not normally what you encounter at an all inclusive resort! These were all beautiful restaurants with made to order food – not buffets. We had Italian, sushi, hibachi, steak, lobster, tex mex, and a beach bbq one night.

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The resort also offered unlimited snorkeling and water sports. Paddle boarding (our fav) kayaks, etc. We were able to go snorkeling twice and both times we were brought to amazing reefs and saw tons of tropical fish and coral. We also rode jet skiis, which was an extra cost, but so worth it!

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There were several pools all over the resort. Although we spent most time at the beach, we would usually end the day in the pool just for a change of scenery and to float around on the rafts and get another drink of course :)

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Since pretty much everything you needed was right at the resort there was really no reason to leave. They offered boat excursions, zip lining and ATV tours, but we really just felt like enjoying the amenities there and relaxing. We did a couples massage one day at the spa which we really enjoyed and then relaxed in the hot tub after.


We did go on one excursion they offered to Shirley Heights. It was an awesome location on the top of a very high bluff with an amazing sunset, local food and a steel band. We had a great time enjoying the scenery and the local jerk chicken was to die for.


We were also upgraded to a newer room after our first night! The bathroom was huge, the mini bar was stocked everyday with a full bar and room service was offered at any time of the day!

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All in all we had such a perfect time and couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon experience. I would highly recommend this vacation to any couple looking to get away for an all inclusive but luxury vacation. Until next time Antigua!!!


Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for some fall fun and décor posts.  And the rest of our wedding pictures coming soon!!!


We’re Married!

So i’s official! I’m a married woman! And it feels sooo good to say it :)  I had to take a break from blogging for the past month- between the wedding, honeymoon and just getting caught up with life in general has left me with zero free time. But I’m back and refreshed and ready to share!

First things first, our wedding was absolutely hands down the best day of my life. We had the most picture perfect day. Sunny, 75 degrees and no humidity. Everything went off without a hitch. I can honestly say nothing went wrong! I was just so happy and calm the whole time. But like everyone says, it went by SO quickly. All Steve and I want to do is re live the day again! We are settling into married life perfectly. It feels the same but a little different at the same time too. The whole process is so amazing, we feel closer then ever and are just excited for whatever the future holds for us. But I have to admit I am sad the day is over!

We got a few teaser pictures back from our photographer and are so happy with how they turned out so far! We are anxiously awaiting our video – which they said takes about 90 days to complete.

One of my favorites so far of me and the girls at our venue!

One of my favorites so far of me and the girls at our venue!

The handsome guys at the church

The handsome guys at the church

Just married and so happy! I loved our church it was just beautiful inside.

Just married and so happy! I loved our church it was just beautiful inside.

Outside in front of our vintage Cadillac. We loved riding in it.

Outside in front of our vintage Cadillac!

At our venue. It was so beautiful outside for pictures!

At our venue. So many gorgeous picture spots outside on the golf course.


Walking down the aisle with my dad was such an amazing moment<3 This is one of my favorite pictures.

Walking down the aisle with my dad was such an amazing moment. One of my favorite pictures <3

Getting ready! I loved how my hair turned out!

Getting ready! I loved how my hair turned out!

I gifted all my bridesmaids pink robes with their initials on them. I knew I had to get this getting ready picture :)

I gifted all my bridesmaids pink robes with their initials on them. I knew I had to get this getting ready picture :) Everyone looked so beautiful!

This is only a sneak peak and I’m so excited to share more! Lots more pictures and décor details to come and a honeymoon recap as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Summer Bucket List

Can you believe it’s already August?! With the summer slowly slipping away and wedding crunch time in full effect, it’s time to take a step back. I am reminding myself to take a breather and really enjoy this last month. I made up a simple list of some fun (mostly) non wedding activities I want to do! And seriously, what better way to end the summer with a bang then our honeymoon in Antigua?! Can’t wait to get there! What’s on your summer bucket list?

More Cedar beach days

– Kismet/ Fire Island

Boat day

Take advantage of running outside

– Evening bike ride

Prime outdoor movie night

Paddle boarding – did this but need to go again!

– Pick a new restaurant on the water and dine alfresco

– Play tennis

Read a great book – Just started Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra :)

Drive the truck on the beach

Pool day- lawn games- BBQ

Take some last minute engagement pics on the beach/Fire Island

– Yoga in Bryant Park

– Outdoor happy hour

Montauk weekends


The gorgeous view at Prime.

They have outdoor movies on Monday nights- you can grab a cocktail, some popcorn and see this beautiful sunset. Nothing better!


So I have movie night crossed off my list this week! Hoping to have a fun boat and beach day this weekend, the weather looks amazing. Have a great rest of the week!



Bachelorette Weekend!

Hello! So this post is a week late, but I’ve been in recovery mode. I had such an amazing bachelorette weekend in Montauk with my favorite ladies! My fiancé had his bachelor party this weekend in Atlantic City so it was nice to spend the past few days playing catch up and getting more wedding things done with my mom and sister.

So this is how it went down. We kicked off the weekend with happy hour at Cyril’s and then went bar hopping around town.


Saturday was a relaxing beach day followed by dinner at Navy Beach! Dinner was great and the sunset/ambiance is amazing. However the service sucks and the people there are very stuck up so beware!


All my ladies wore pink and of course I was in white! I absolutely loved my dress, you can find it here Rent the Runway !


Saturday night consisting of randomly ending up on a yacht, partying the night away at sloppy tuna and of course playing with the tiki piñata when we got home!

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On Sunday we had a spa day and lunch at Gurney’s Inn. If you are going to be in Montauk this is a must. It is so beautiful there and the spa amenities are great. I am also obsessed with the new Beach Club restaurant right on the sand.

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back later in the week. Only 26 days to go!! Holy crap!


Countdown is on

It’s Monday again…. wamp wamp! The weekends have been going by quicker and quicker lately. Thank God for summer Fridays.. getting out at 2:00pm every Friday definitely makes a difference!

The countdown is on and eating healthy and working out has become my top priority. I hate to admit that I’ve been doing great during the week and then completely fall off the bandwagon on the weekends… insert frozen drinks/beer/wine/going out to dinner- UGH. I just hate depriving myself especially on the weekends. I hate feeling regimented. But enough complaining – I have 40 days to go and it’s time to make some sacrifices. I haven’t been getting in enough work outs during  the week so I’m thinking if I up my game in the workout department and REALLY watch what I eat during the week I should be good. I really can’t give up the drinks on the weekends – it’s not summer without it!  Here is my usual routine…


Coffee – I usually drink some Keurig coffee while I get ready for work. If I’m in the mood for cold,  I grab a vanilla iced coffee from Starbucks or Dunkin. No sugar and a splash of low fat milk.

Nutribullet Smoothie- I try and make these at least 3-4 days a week. I prep them the night before with whatever ingredients I have on hand. Usually spinach, baby carrots, plain Greek yogurt, frozen/fresh fruit and maca powder.

1 packet of Organic oatmeal- I eat this at my desk at work around 10am

On days that I don’t make a smoothie I usually just grab a banana or a hard boiled egg to go.


Turkey sandwich- so boring I know, but its the easiest thing for me to do. Turkey, one slice of cheese and mustard on whole wheat bread. If I’m feeling frisky I’ll add avocado or sliced cucumber or tomato on my sandwich- yum! I never use mayo anymore. On days I don’t bring my lunch I grab a chopped salad which I love. Always with turkey in it, a little goat cheese and black olives. I usually eat this between 12:30pm-1:00pm.


I normally get hungry around 3pm at work. Instead of going to the vending machine for a bag of pretzels, I brought some watermelon slices today..delish! I also usually bring a cliff bar to hold me over until dinner. I need to work on bringing a healthy/filling snack to work so I don’t get too hungry and devour dinner. I also like to have another cup of coffee around this time to keep my energy up.


Our normal dinner routine consists of lean meat (chicken, turkey burgers or fish) a veggie, salad and brown rice or quinoa on a good day. I would say we have about 3-4 “good days” a week. The other days we are busy, starving or just not home to make something. We don’t eat fast food and have pretty much eliminated the Chinese take out. We do grab pizza once in a while (I always get a salad slice and eat half a regular slice). Other then that I try and make the best possible choices when eating out and not over eat. I love sushi, any type of fish and try to avoid anything carby at all costs. We usually eat dinner between 6:30-8pm. The time always changes due to our schedules, but I do hate eating late!

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On a good day I’ll have a cup of yogi green tea and call it a night :) Other days I’ll have a glass of wine. I just try not to eat anything else after 8pm. It can be hard, but the most important thing is to keep yourself busy. I try to do crunches and stretch while watching TV, because if I just sit there I get tempted to eat again. I do buy weight watchers chocolate ice cream or a I’ll have a  handful of organic sea salt popcorn if I really need something.

I’m going to start taking more pictures of the food I’m eating and posting here on the blog. I’m no foodie or chef by ANY means, but I do enjoy eating healthy. It also gives me some extra motivation when sharing on the blog!

Staying active is the most important thing! I ended the weekend with a sunset paddle board sesh at a friends house last night. It felt so good to unwind and enjoy the sunset. I love summer!


Have a great week! I’ll try and post soon with more wedding updates!

My bachelorette party is next weekend so I will definitely have an update on how that crazy weekend goes down :)






50 Day Mark!

Hello and Happy Friday!

It’s completely crazy to me that our wedding is 50 days away. To be honest I am starting to go into major melt down mode. There is still so much to do and being at work everyday is driving me insane. I so badly am wishing I was teacher right now for the summer off. On the other hand I am also desperately trying to savor each and every moment of this time. That being said this is what we still need to get done!!

– Church programs

– Welcome bags for hotel guests

– Dress fittings

– Tux fittings

– Final meetings with photog, florist and band

– Escort cards and table #’s

– Create Guest Book

– Gifts for parents and finish bridesmaid/groomsman gifts

– Drop off paper work at the church/finalize readings/songs/etc

– Tasting at the venue

– Engagement pictures??

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So glad we were able to get our marriage license Monday and we went ring shopping last night! :)

In other news we had a fun relaxing July 4th weekend in Montauk! It was nice to get away from the planning for a bit but it also is stressful not getting things done!

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I made these yummy cupcakes with coconut, blueberries and raspberries :)


So in 50 days we’ll be getting married here! Seriously can’t wait!


I’ll be back next week with more updates. This weekend we have my sister’s engagement party and hopefully getting in a beach/boat day!

Have a great one!