Discussion: Heart of the Matter

For those of you that were interested, I finally finished Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. Another great read from this talented author.

She never ceases to amaze me! For those of you who have read it, and have also read Something Borrowed... what did you think of the tie in with Dex and Rachel? I definitely had an "awe" moment when I read they had two little girls and were happy in their marriage. As if they were real people.

I loved hearing the two perspectives. I would read two chapters each night, reading one from Tessa's point of view and the other from Valerie. Well, until I got to the end and then I couldn't put it down.

Did anyone else feel like they were on Valerie's side even though she was "the other woman? I guess I just wanted her to find love. It's not like she sought after Nick, it just happened, right? What did you think of Nick? I'd love to hear your opinions.


Fave Find Friday: Bridesmaids Dresses

J. Crew has some bridesmaids dresses on sale for brides looking,
 or bridesmaids that get to pick out their own dresses (lucky)!


More of our Wedding Details : The Dessert Table

Since my Rehearsal Dinner Groom's Cake blog is one of my most popular, I thought I would share with you our Dessert Table at the wedding.
Initially I thought about having a traditional wedding cake, and then I saw how expensive they were. And of all the fancy looking wedding cakes I had ever tasted, the delicious cakes I grew up on.  I wanted my wedding cake to be delicious, not just pretty. I knew just the person to ask. My Aunt Betty is the go-to person for baking cakes in the family whether it be for birthdays or holidays.
She's an extrordinary baker and I wanted to feature her best work. I decided to have a dessert table to include all of her southern classics that we love so much.

I wanted all of her best desserts including my absolute favorite: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting. The ones on the top two rungs have regular cream cheese frosting and the bottom rung have crushed pecans mixed in.

Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese frosting.
Some had crushed pecans in the cream cheese.
Another southern favorite: poundcake. This one is covered in her homemade chocolate frosting.
Yum... Homemade Traditional Poundcake w/ chocolate icing!
Carrot Cake cupcakes in Gingham cupcake wrappers from Bake it Pretty!

These are also my favorites, it's so hard to choose just one favorite...

Vanilla & Chocolate Cupcakes with festive decorations
We also incorporated some of the traditions and favorites from my husband's side of the family with a Kransakaka cake (a Norwegian tradition) and Buckeyes since he spent his middle and high school years growing up in Columbus, Ohio.

K-Cake made courtesy of the groom's aunt & The Buckeyes made by the groom's brother 
There were also cookies and candy on the table. Our dessert table was definitely a group effort to pull it all together. It was one of my favorite things about our special day!

For more on my aunt's cakes, check out her blog: Betty Bakes


Fave Find Friday: Beach Hair

Picked this up last week since I was at the beach for work. I struggle with keeping my hair straight when at the beach and I wanted something that would provide texture and beachy waves.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
I'm still on the fence about this actually being a Fave Find. I'm going to try it again when I have time to sit on the beach and let the wind blow dry my hair. Otherwise, it was not worth the $23.00. I've tried lots of other wave and curl sprays that work better.



Sorry there was no Fave Find Friday this week. I was out of town on business.
Hoping to have a wedding related blog up this week!


Fave Find Friday: Nude Pumps

Courtesy of Steve Madden
 So I hear Nude Pumps are in style this summer, especially when paired with a colorful dress. My best friend swears by Steve Madden so I think I might give them a try (even though all of my dress shoes are Nine West).

I'm not quite a fan of the platform or bulky toe look like the above. I think these are more my style...


Although with my inability to wear high heels and my narrow heel, this one with the mary jane strap might be just right for me. And they're on sale! Even better!!