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    Three Ways To Escape This Summer

    This post is sponsored by my friends at Bota Box! Living on the water means water sports are a weekly event for us. We try to get out on the Chesapeake Bay as much as possible to escape this summer heat. I’m thankful to have these adventures right out of our front door, but also all around Maryland and other states. When planning our summer trips I always try to find somewhere near a water where we can explore in some way. Whether it is a lake, river, bay or even just a stream, being near the water has a calming effect on me and makes for the perfect summertime…

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    Twinkle Twinkle Gender Reveal Party

    This has nothing to do with a wedding, but it’s a party, and Labor day kicked the work ethic right out of me, so I’m sharing it anyways! To kick off August, I hosted two parties two days in a row. Beer Olympics and then a gender reveal for my cousin and her fiancĂ© to announce the gender of their new little babe that is on HIS way! This was one of the hardest secrets I have ever had to keep. I joined Meghan and Larry on Monday for their sonogram and was the only one to know what they were having for six whole days. Keeping it from the…

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    Beer Olympics Bash 2016

    When summer arrives for a wedding planner, or any type of planner, it means time for parties. This summer has been so busy that I had to wait until later in the season to finally plan some fun events, but having two in one weekend made up for that. Enter Beer Olympics & Gender Reveal celebrations. Let me tell you, these two parties couldn’t have been more different. I have wanted to attend or throw a beer olympics party for years. Likely since before I was 21, I was thinking about it. With the games starting the first week of August, I felt it was necessary to gather our friends…

  • Mama’s Birthday Weekend!

    Seriosuly though, these perfect summer weekends just keep coming. I look on Pinterest and begin to get excited to wear my fall clothes, but then I just keep soaking in the sun and don’t want it to go away. We had a kick start to this weekend on Thursday when we went to a murder mystery dinner with my parents. A few weeks ago I mentioned a place in Baltimore- Ikaros, they also have a dinner theatre type space on the top floor, and my mom had bought tickets a few months ago. We don’t hang out with just my parents often, since my siblings are still young, so this…

  • Woohoo! America!

    It’s finally here, Happy 4th of July Eve! As some of you already know, I LOVE the 4th of July. It is my absolute favorite holiday, and I have posted about this before which you can read here. I love everything about this holiday and I can’t wait to spend it with my family, Dave’s family and most of our friends tomorrow! This is the first year our families will be celebrating together and I couldn’t be happier. The 4th of July means so much to me, and so many of my favorite memories are from years past, and I am happy to share these new memories with so many…

  • Water Sports

    I grew up on the water, so water sports were a big deal. What other way would you want to spend a beautiful summer weekend? Out of the boat of course! In my family, tubing is considered a water sport, and it’s one we take great pride in. Every spring/summer we all wait for the day that the boat gets put in the water so we can get out there and fly across the water. All of us do it, from my grandfather to my youngest brother. We have went through several tubes and banana boats over the last few years, but we crave the thrill so we always buy…