Nailing The Wedding Dress Appointment

“So for my dress I’m thinking vintage chic, you know, like vintage classic, but a little more modern or like urban chic with a rustic twist”


Holy crap I bought a freakin’ wedding dress. I BOUGHT A WEDDING DRESS! Things are officially, officially beginning to feel very real! I’m actually somewhat of a pessimist & honestly didn’t think that I would ever truly fall in love with a wedding dress, but the now tear-drenched sample currently housed within the depths of the Bella’s Brides’ chambers has proven me otherwise. YAY! I’m officially a convert guys, & will obviously now be unloading all of my ultra-amazing “one-time-wedding-dress-shopping-knowledge” unto you. ENJOY! (more…)

How To: Throw A Budget Friendly Halloween Party

“When witches go riding, & black cats are seen, the moon laughs & whispers… it’s near Halloween”

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GAH – this past weekend, I celebrated my second annual Halloween Dinner Party up North & I could NOT be happier with how it all turned out – like I am one million percent over the moon ecstatic with the end result. This years’ theme was “Creepy Carnival“, & I wanted to share just how easy it can be to throw a totally inexpensive, themed Halloween bash utilizing primarily recyclable materials & [somewhat] healthy treats!! Side Note: talk about bad timing with the grotesque overabundance of creepy clown sightings… whoops… but I promise I planned this theme & décor a YEAR in advance!!!!   (more…)

3 Budget No-Brainers for the Bride To Be and Her Guests

If you’re recently engaged or close to someone who is, you’ll realize how wedding costs can go through the roof no matter the budget. I’m talking about costs for the bride, and her guests. And hey – everyone’s got a tipping point, right? As a future bride myself (!!!!)  and the first in my family to tie the knot, I’m learning this all firsthand and would love to share a few experiences I’ve had in case they’re relevant to you or a loved one. Let’s share away so everyone can design a dream wedding with their specific budget – and your guests’ budgets in mind. (more…)

Monthly Meatless Meals

“Nourish to me, is nourishing food, nourishing your family, nourishing your life”

Jamie Oliver

Our “Meatless” feature this month comes from Sheelagh of the lifestyle blog, Nourished Sweetly! I actually used to swim with Sheelagh waaaaay back in the day & funny enough, we’ve recently re-connected via social media/our shared love for all things wellness related! ENJOY folks! Hope you’re hungry! (more…)