Tag Archives: Fun

Lucky Party Popcorn

Lucky Party Popcorn Recipe -- with sprinkles amd Lucky Charms

So I know this week is when people start to feel all of the holiday treats and decide to make diet-related resolutions, but I still need to share this awesome party popcorn with you.

Lucky Party Popcorn Recipe -- with sprinkles amd Lucky Charms

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love popcorn as a snack. And it’s made even more fun when it’s jazzed up for a party or special event. And the good news is that it’s not too hard.

Ingredients for fun party popcorn

How we had a fun and relaxed wedding

How we had a fun and relaxed wedding

This post is part of Wedding Wednesdays, where I am sharing details on our June 2014 nuptials. If you’re looking for a general recap, check out this post.

How we had a fun and relaxed wedding

When planning for our wedding, we made it a priority to have a fun and genuine event. We are very down-to-earth people, so we didn’t want our wedding to be too stuffy or formal. Here’s what we did to “keep it real.”

Farm wedding at Indian Ladder Farms in Altamont, NY

Falling Petal Photography Fail

Lauren under shady tree

Do you ever get an idea for a perfect photo, only to find you can’t make it work?

This happened to me last week. We kept seeing these beautiful flowering pink tress (I’m not sure what they’re called) that had thousands of little pink petals. It must have been later on in the blooming cycle because the petals were blowing off the trees so elegantly, making a pretty shower of pink and piles of charming petals on the ground.

I thought it would be just perfect to capture a portrait with petals softly falling in the background. After all, the wind kept blowing the petals off the tree in such a soft and beautiful manner.

It didn’t work at all.

First, I set up the camera for George, using him as a model to meter and determine settings. When I handed it back to him, we waited for a big gust to blow some petals in the background. When no gusts came, we took decided to take matters into our own hands.

Lauren under shady tree

My Birthday Weekend | 2014

Wedding hair: wavy, loose curls with a small portion pinned back on one side

Last weekend was my birthday and I was lucky enough to celebrate all weekend long! Here are some of the snapshots from my weekend.

Wedding hair: wavy, loose curls with a small portion pinned back on one side

Wedding hair: wavy, loose curls with a small portion pinned back on one side

On Friday I had my hair and makeup trial for the wedding. My wedding hair is going to be down and wavy, with a little piece pinned back. My makeup is pretty subtle since I’m not a big makeup person on a daily basis. I’m super happy with how it came out, and can’t wait for the real deal.

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs // a goofy treat that's great for April Fools Day

Miniature Fake Fried Eggs // a goofy treat that's great for April Fools Day

While I love celebrating holidays of all kinds, April Fools Day often stumps me. I don’t like to play mean or destructive pranks, so I’m left with cute and harmless tricks. Last year I made brown E’s (“brownies”) for George and I was so happy when he fell for it! This year I made miniature fried eggs out of candy, which is just a sweet April Fools treat.

materials for Miniature Fake Fried Eggs