Lifestyle

Saving the Date in Classic Style

You may have guessed from my previous posts that…I’m getting married (!!!!!) in January to the most handsome man who also turns out to be my best friend.  We’re going with a black-tie, classic wedding in Philadelphia with a warm black, gold and marble theme.

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save the dates

Wedding planning thus far has been SO FUN!  I love the pretty little details that go into planning every last minute of the day. But planning a wedding + having a full time job + keeping up with a blog can be…stressful? chaos?  All of the above!  So I wanted to make sure my save the dates were perfect and seamless…and guess what, ordering them was almost too easy!!

I went with Wedding Paper Divas because they had tons of options to choose from and you could personalize literally anything (plus, you have the option to add custom foiling to any piece you choose to make them shine)!  I spent hours browsing their site for the perfect match and the end result was more than I expected.

Long story short: Wedding Paper Divas has it all…personalized foil, limitless options, multiple color schemes that you can change based on your own, envelope printing + styling + personal liners, one-on-one time with a personal designer, a free digital proof…and it after you click order, everything is on your door step in 10-14 days!

Calling all brides to be, I swear this isn’t a paid promotion, I’m just obsessed with this invitation website! PS-if you love the way mine turned out just as much as I do, click here to see the theme I used and get designing to make it your own!

 

Three Tips to Cure Your Sunday Scaries

It’s a Sunday afternoon after 3:00pm, you’ve probably had one too many bloody mary’s at brunch (definitely not a bad thing).  You feel anxious, sad, overwhelmed, sad, stressed, sad, angry and more importantly…..sad.  You have a case of Sunday Scaries.  It’s that all too familiar feeling of so desperately wanting to check your inbox to get a head start on your week, but refusing to do so because there are still a few hours left to your weekend.  Turns out, I get Sunday Scaries every week, yep, literally every. single. week. which makes me a pro at helping you to get through them.

Unplug

Your phone.  Your computer.  Your iPad.  Everything.  You’ve worked five very long, hard days, so guess what?  You actually earned your weekend, make the most of it by trying to avoid emailing.  I always leave my inbox notifications on in case anything pops up that may need immediate attention.  Other than that, if the email can wait until Monday, I leave it alone.

Unwind 

Use your Sunday to take advantage of doing an activity that makes you happy.  Whether it’s taking an early morning yoga class, binge watching Scandal on Netflix, brunching (all day) with your girlfriends, indulging in retail therapy with your mom, treating yourself to a mani/pedi, drinking a bottle of wine or five….to each her own!  This will help you focus on the positive instead of the impending doom that is Monday morning.

Undo 

When you do finally crawl into bed on Sunday night, take a minute to reflect on your past week.  Think about what you did that you are proud of, the mistakes you learned from and the people in your life that make you a better person.  With every case of Sunday Scaries comes one beautiful thing: a new week.  Visualize how you want the upcoming week to turn out and strategize how you’re going to make it happen.

Breathe.  You are going to survive the work week and come out on top.  Besides, if all else fails, only five more days until the weekend! Set your coffee pots, Monday morning is just a few hours away.