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New Blog! Update Your Subscriptions

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After many long discussions, I have decided to move over to my tumblr blog full time.  It was a very difficult decision but ultimately the direction that I would like to take this blog choose tumblr.

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I will still have my wordpress blog up for all archive blog posts.  Feel free to roam around, I’ll still be here checking! You know me, I may be back one day.

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Happy Birthday, Love!

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To my darling husband, happy birthday! xxx

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The Coolest Birthday Card

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Our Wedding: The Reception Decor

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To see more of our photos from our reception click here!

This week is all about our reception decor!

The best part about getting married around the holidays is the instantaneous decor. Everything is just so beautiful with the beautiful twinkly lights, fresh pine and glowing bulbs.

Since we were busy moving and preparing all the details for our wedding in Ireland, my mom really took charge in putting everything together for us.  She did such a wonderful job!

I was against favors of any kind so instead, we printed off our engagement photos for guests to take.  This went over really well and everyone loved the idea.

The place cards were just so cool.  They were made out of different types of scrapbooking paper [completely inexpensive yet a big impact!]  We were able to coordinate designs with menu options so the servers would know which entree to serve.

I loved the collection of our old family photos. This was a great conversation piece and meant a lot to us.  We included both of our families. It’s sweet to think that one day we’ll be part of that collection.

Our centerpieces consisted of gold chargers, pillar candles and gold and cream Christmas bulbs and fresh pine.  They were so easy to put together.  I am a huge advocate of candles at weddings.  The best part however was the fresh pine that my dad hand cut the morning of our wedding.

Lastly, my beloved cake! I’m a cake girl, that’s for sure.  More importantly, I’m a “Hermitage Bakery” girl.  Hermitage Bakery is a local bakery with the absolute best cake.  I was a little sad at first when I thought I wouldn’t be able to have Hermitage Bakery cake at my wedding but when we decided to have a reception in Pennsylvania, they were first on our list to call. We used the cake topper that both my mom and grandmother used at their wedding.

When you step back and look at everything, you see that it’s just “stuff.”  But when you really look at it, you see the family connections (my dad picking the pine, my grandmother offering her cake topper, my mom making the place cards…) Those are the moments that “stuff” turns into special somethings.  It gives it meaning.

Next week, more about cake and our family!

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Please Vote! I Need Your Help!

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom is always there with uplifting support. Today is her day and she deserves it!

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Peaches by Plums Blog Anniversary!

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How did that happen!? Peaches by Plums is 1 year old!

This blog has brought me so much happiness and I thank all of you who support Peaches by Plums and share in my love of inspiration.  You keep me going!

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