Out To Sea…A Seaside Wedding

22 Feb

Welcome Gifts are a wonderful way to make your guests feel welcomed, especially if they are from out of town. In this photo: Welcome Gifts, Flips Flops for the ceremony and Messages In Bottles as the escort cards.

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Road Trip…

22 Feb

This couple married at the Naples Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida. They have traveled all over the United States together and decided to incorporate this into their wedding details. Custom Maps, Table Cards and Menus by Do Me A Favor Event Concepts.

Save The Dates- Personalized M&Ms in Custom Box

22 Feb

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Garden District Event To Benefit The Red Cross_ 2/21/12

22 Feb

We were so happy to attend tonights event at The Garden District to benefit The Red Cross. What an amazing event- great food, wonderful atmosphere and a wonderful cause. So many of us have had some type of event our lives where the Red Cross has helped us, some of us without even knowing. Tonight we thank them for all of the hard work that they do. If you would like to donate to The Red Cross- contact Rufino at The Garden District.

Ocean Elegance- Escort Cards- Message In Bottles

20 Nov

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Ocean Elegance

19 Nov

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Home Made Easier.. Written by Lizette Candela

7 Nov

Hi Ladies. This is a little note for all of our recently married brides. We know how overwhelming it can be to run a household, especially when you eventually add kids into the mix. We thought it would be nice to share some of the tips that help make our lives a little easier:

1) Make sure that your laundry room is super organized and that you have all of the materials and products that you like to use right at your disposal. I (Lizette) recently put up a shelf on the wall that has all of my favorite softeners and dryer sheets…stain pens, oxy clean…etc. A triple laundry basket is great too…so you can divide your laundry. I notice that when I pile all of the laundry into one bin, it takes me longer to get around to it because I don’t want to tackle it. BUT, when I put the whites with the whites and the towels with the towels…doing laundry doesn’t seem like such a chore.

2) Get a pressure cooker! This pot has saved my life! You can cook anything in it and it makes all of your food taste DELICIOUS! All you have to do is put all of your ingredients in, add water, add spices, close and cook! Voila! Dinner is ready! The meat is so tender it falls apart. It is so easy that sometimes I make dinner in the morning before I start work and then I don’t have to worry about it in the evening.

3) If you are a busy wives/mommies like us, you may be having a hard time remembering little tiny details- Here is the answer: Dry Erase Boards- SEVERAL OF THEM!  I recently put a dry erase board on the Kitchen wall where I put all of the TO DO’s for the family (Get Car Washed, Fix The Internet, etc…)…Then, I put a small one on the fridge for Groceries and Meals For The Week, and Lastly, I put one next to my desk for work notes and TO DO’s. You would think that the dry erase boards were not such a stylish addition to my home…BUT- heres the trick: Find beautiful large and small frames, create a decorated insert with your family logo or name on the computer or just a nice wallpaper or wrapping paper (leave enough white space on the bottom), frame and you can write on the glass! Voila, your own custom dry erase board!

 

4) Everyone has their own way of keeping organized with calendars and notes…but I will tell you that writing a daily TO DO list in some sort of binder or notebook has saved my life. PLUS, nothing feels better than crossing each line item off one by one. Try something that easy to tote around- maybe something that fits in your purse.

5) Rinse off every single dish that you put in the sink. Ideally- you should wash each dish after you have used it- but, let’s be realistic! Sometimes we just want to wash all of the dishes at once and they start to pile. One thing I have learned: if you just rinse each dish before you add it in, the dishes wont be dirty and grimy. Just make sure they are totally rinsed and leave them on the left side to wash. That way, whether you decide to hand wash or stick in the dish washer- either way is a lot less stressful. The worst part of doing dishes is trying to get all of the extra food off of the dish.

I’m still mastering the art of organization and have a long way to go. In fact, my business partner Christina has taught me a lot about these techniques. But, they really have saved my sanity. Being a mom, running my home and running a business can take a toll on you if you aren’t careful. These simple daily tasks can help you be a happier wife and mom and can have a positive impact on your life.

Have a wonderful day!

Lizette

(photos from Pinterest.com)