Happy Thanksgiving!

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Well guys, there’s just a little over 24 hours until Turkey Day is upon us.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am so looking forward to an abundance of turkey, gravy and pumpkin pie!  I fully intend to stuff myself silly!  Just like me, I guarantee you all have a million things going on to get ready, but I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

It’s been quite the year for me, with more things to be thankful for than I could ever imagine.  I am so grateful for my incredible family and friends who consistently offer me unconditional support and a plethora of happy moments.  I’m beyond thankful for my sweet husband who helps to make me the best possible version of myself and loves me even at my worst.

More than anything, I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I think of my beautiful, little girl.  She is truly a wish come true.  At a certain point, I had accepted the fact that I may never have a child of my own. The odds just seemed piled up against my husband and I.  She is the most miraculous thing that has ever happened to me and brings me endless joy every single day.

I hope you all have the very best Thanksgiving imaginable.  Grab your loved ones and hold them close.  Savor every bite of your delicious meals and pray that there’s still some leftovers for the next day!  And if you’re going Black Friday shopping…”May the odds be ever in your favor.”

Happy Thanksgiving, my lovely readers.  And never forget how thankful I am for each and every one of you who take a moment out of your day to read my random banter!

Lots of love – Kristen

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole…

Don’t ask me what started it, but one of the biggest obsessions in my life is party planning.  Ever since my own wedding, I’ve been infatuated with all things event.  There’s just something therapeutic about taking a million little details and turning them into something beautiful and unforgettable. You may have noticed my absence from this little verbal sanctuary the past couple of weeks.  Well that’s because I was helping to put together one of the most amazing parties I’ve ever had the chance to be a part of…an Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower.

One of my best friends, Elena, is getting married next month, and I have the extreme pleasure to serve as her matron of honor.  For years and years, I’ve known that if given the chance to throw her a shower it would undoubtedly take place in Wonderland.  There’s just something about this whimsical tale that screams Elena (not to mention, it’s one of her personal favorites!)  When she and her amazing fiancé got engaged last New Years Eve, I was beyond ecstatic.  Not only was my friend marrying the love of her life, but I’d finally have the chance to plan this shower I’d been dreaming of.

After months of planning (okay, let’s be real…I’ve been scheming for years), her shower took place this past weekend.  It was just as beautiful as I’d hoped it would be, and the bride was over the moon.  Here’s some party pics for you to drool over!

Our gorgeous table was set-up outside by the bride’s parents pool.
We found a variety of old teapots that we spray painted gold and filled with gorgeous flowers.
We took plastic costume hats and turned them into our own adorable versions of the Hatter’s 10/6 hat. 
The cake (courtesy of CG’s Cakes) featured edible versions of the book’s classic black and white illustrations.
Myself and the beautiful bride

This party was truly an affair to remember.  I’m still so happy that I had the opportunity to be a part of it!  Now bring on the wedding!