Thursday, February 24, 2011

Boro Bridal Ball!!

Do you read Ms. Cheap?  You should!  She is a lover of weddings, I have sang in both her daughters weddings with the Concert Choral of Nashville, and she looooves to promote FREE events for brides.

Yesterday she posted:
Stones River Coun­try Club and I Do Wed­dings are host­ing the sec­ond annual Boro Bridal Ball Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 26 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.  This free event is open to the pub­lic and will fea­ture some of Mid­dle Tennessee’s pre­mier wed­ding and event ven­dors. For more infor­ma­tion see

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Warning PSA post!

Do you live in Nashville?  Have you seen the folks on the street that are selling newspapers?  The paper is called the Contributor.  What you may not know is these folks are NOT homeless, they used to be.  They are not selling free papers, they had to purchase them for .25 cents and they sell them for $1.00 and the profit is theirs to keep.  

Here are a few more things you may not know about these folks:
  • The Contributor is sold for $1.00 and they can not solicit tips, or solicit donations for The Contributor by any other means.
  • They agree to stay off private property without permission
  • Their badge, sign, and official contributor gear (bags, aprons, shirts etc.) are the property of The Contributor and must be worn at all times.
  • The Contributor strives to be a paper that covers issues surrounding homelessness and poverty – while providing a source of income for homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
  • While vending, they agree not to sell any other goods, services, or products
So, next time you see one someone selling these papers, think twice about that moring latte and help put a smile on their face! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

No flowers? NO Problem!

Want to shave a few THOUSAND dollars off your budget?  Then knock flowers off  your list.  Now, you will still need a bouquet, corsages, and boutonnieres, but save THOUSANDS off your budget when you for go flowers in your centerpieces.

Also, some centerpieces can even double as favors.  Rummage through goodwill's tea cups, and plant your own home grown centerpieces today!!!!

Here are a few ideas:  (PS i love the birds nest)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Google your wedding!

I mean you have 'googled' youself, your fiance, his family, your family, etc.  Why not google your wedding?  Google has broken into the wedding world, they just do it all!  Their website has lots of tool to help you save time, stay organized, and plan your big day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Its here Cupid's big day!  I'll leave you with some slammin' Valentines Day inspiration boards.

P.S. don't you love the Chocolate brown with the deep red in board #2.  That is a combo I would have never thought to put together, but it is beautiful!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentines Day!

Beth @ Eat.Drink.Smile posted these earlier this week, and I think you should make them for your honey this Valentines Day!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Makes approx. 3-4 dozen. Recipe from Love and Olive Oil.


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk or soy milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz dark chocolate candy coating


Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed (or stir by hand) until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
When dough is firm enough to handle, form dough into 1″ balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheets in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate candy coating in microwave according to package directions. Using toothpicks as a dipping tool, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover. Tap on side of pan to remove any excess coating, and return to waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Chill until set. Store, chilled, in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thanks William and Kate!

To be a 2011 bride is rough why?  Because you wedding is going to be held to the same standards and a couple other folks getting married this year.  You know Prince William and Kate Middleton. Since William and Kate's wedding will leak little to no detail before their big day, there is noway to know if you are copying their style, dress, reception, etc until April 26th. 

So what's a bride to do?  Nothing, you can take it all in stride and keep these things in mind.

>Obviously William and Kate are going to have a grand, big do.
>Your wedding will have the same meaning.

>I don't think it will steal anyone's thunder.
>Your supposed to be the princess, and now you have a real princess to compete with.(eye roll)

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm Baaaaacccccckkk!

So I didn't fall off the face of the earth totally just logistically. I have been stuck in the black hole of the United States (Arkansas) and finally made it home Friday night.  What a trip.....Let's just say no one should make a pregnant lady fly anywhere at 32 weeks where there isn't food service!!! 

Being stuck without food got me thinking about all the fun "food trucks" we have in Nashville.  Think about incorporating them into your laid back couples shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception. 

Here are a few favs in the Nashville area:

1. The Grilled Cheese Truck (you're excited right?)
a gourmet grilled cheese truck serving anything from their turn on the classic sandwich to delicious soups and salted caramel pudding cups
2. Mas Tacos (The Nashville Original food Truck)
a truck that delivers delicious Mexican street fare to your East Nashville or 12th South neighborhood
3. Pizza Buds (Nashville’s one and only pizza truck)
 Nashville’s one and only pizza truck, serving up warm slices and pies using veggies and toppings from Nashville Farmer’s Market. 
 4. Jay Jay's good food truck
Chef Jason McConnell, who also owns the popular Red Pony Restaurant and SOL Restaurant in Franklin, is bringing the popular concept of a food truck to Middle Tennessee.
5. Mere Bulles Catering Truck (the restaurants on wheels)
 massive kitchen (by food truck standards) and can churn out piping hot food right there and then so everything is even fresher and tastier.