Today is the day… Turning lemons into lemon zest!

So I’ve been bogged down with a lot of ugly responsibility for the last 2 years which has prevented me from figuring out what I want to be when I grow up..(yes I know I am grown up).

I can cross Disney princess off my list, but it doesn’t mean I can’t attend the royal ball! 

So I’ve been interested in a lot of things and also I’m pretty good at them, I’ve narrowed down my skills and I have a pretty solid plan. 

I have set some goals and now the research begins… Before I made my moves I have a lot of research and homework to do… 

Having an eye for beauty is hard because the world can be an ugly place, but now more than ever it’s the silver lining that will shine through.

When you embark on a mission to change something about yourself you go through a mental process consisting of:

  1. Do I like this?
  2. Will I be good at all parts of the process?
  3. Well maybe I should try and see…

So I did. I threw a party and I usually coordinate the events in my office but I coordinated a Jack and Jill and it couldn’t have gone smoother if I cloned myself and did the whole thing single handedly.

The theme was prohibition meets boardwalk empire meets the great gatsby, so shabby chic but with a rustic and classy flare.

So here are a few pictures to prove that any place can be beautiful if you devote enough planning. 

We expected rain but the decor didn’t suffer.

 I love this simple rustic chic look. 


The entry way was where you stopped to buy tickets and even that was decorated to fit the theme. “A little party never killed nobody” sign made by me, I also focused the photo of the bride and groom to the left as the main photo on the invitation.

  The focal point was the mantel with a collage made by one of the girls in the wedding party. The suitcase to the left was refurbished and created for cards and money to support the honeymoon fund!


  The polariod frame photobooth was made by the grooms mom to generate some fun photos, and was planned by me for a different location but because of the rain we improvised. 

This was my favorite part, I created a champagne bar, a gin station, wine station, beer to the far left and a signature cocktail. 

The layout was perfect it was functional and classy.

 I designed this with function in mind but wanted to designate the areas for asthetics. The centerpeice was made by myself, and the table runner was a rose gold sequence runner adding brightness and glamour. 

The stations were designated by gold framed labels, crafted to guide guests and specify the content.

The details were the most important. I wanted to keep it simple and classy.

One of the girls made a fabulous display of cupcakes to signify the bride the groom and the ring. The dessert table was loaded! The centerpeice was made by me with the gatsby flapper theme.

Events without themes are just gatherings, a theme brings everything together and creates a content flow. This was the utensil and cold food/ appetizer area. The centerpeice was designed by me.

We switched the cold foods with desert after dinner to save space and it worked out perfectly!

This was our raffle prize table. Simple white table clothes and balloons. I added two tall skinny cases with white sticks that lit up black and white, and feathers for just a little pizzazz!

We were on a budget but the decor wasn’t hurt by it, the centerpeices were hand made and fresh and fake flowers and votives made it feel cozy.

So this basically sums up the party. I planned it, I nailed it and now it’s time to figure out how to manage a business based on my talents and make lemons into zest! 

Where there’s a will there’s a way!


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Every Now and Then

Every day is something new. We change, embrace, create, repeat. We become more of what we are as we go! Staying inspired through life has kept things interesting for me. I grew up an old child of an intact marriage, in CT. Well yes, I guess that sounds perfect on paper, but it’s not, and nothing is. I originally started this blog as a DIY event page, which I quickly realized was not “it”... Then I realized I love designing spaces but what if I could do whatever I wanted as my job? Wow I’m such a millennial... so I just want what every girl wants, travel, love and freedom of speech. Well it’s basically a full spectrum of emotions, likes, inspirations and motivations. I assure you after reading my blog you will realize the bio is unnecessary... Look for inspiration and then create your own!

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