Monday, April 7, 2014

Best Buddies 5K

Please help me support an amazing cause, Best Buddies Connecticut. Visit my fundraising webpage to register on my team to run/walk the 5k with me (it's free!!!) or donate today. The 5k is on Sunday April 27th in Cheshire, CT, and for a great cause. Can't come out? Donate. Thank you!

Through Best Buddies, thousands of people with disabilities have successfully moved from segregation and desolation to a new acceptance in their family and community. In turn, Best Buddies has created a new spirit of public service for thousands of middle school, high school and college volunteers that will last a lifetime. Donate today and support Best Buddies and make a difference in the life of a person with a disability! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Excursions

As you know, I like going on little day excursions and exploring the world around me, that is too often taken for granted, or that I never knew was there. First stop was Cheshire, Ct. We walked along the Farmington trail which had a cool bridge

Then we went to a secret spot in Cheshire complete with a secret waterfall surrounded by woods.

Such tranquility.

At the end of the day I went to the Wharf in Madison to enjoy the calm of a sunset. Such beauty.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Unexpected Snow

I have no real words....I thought New England said goodbye to snow. Apparently not.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Amanda and MJ's Wedding: 3.21.14

             I was in Mississippi when Marvin Glenn Jones II met Amanda Proto and they had their daughter,  Isabella "Bella for short.  I still wish I didn't miss it but when I met Amanda she carried herself with the same light and love MJ does. They are inspiring uplifting people to be around I'm proud to be their friend and beyond excited to be able to see them getting married.  

               They had the nuptials and reception at Woodwinds in Branford, CT. When Amanda walked down the aisle with her father I filled with tears. The whole nuptials was so beautiful and precious that even little Bella got in on the action by being her cute hyper self. 

The happy couple.

After the couple did their first dance as a married couple (Here and Now by Luther Vandross) and the dance floor was opened up to everyone).

It was a beautiful, fun wedding that had great dancing and touching speeches. The bridesmaids worse pretty lavender grecian dresses, and groomsmen wore gray suits.The cake was 3 tiered adorned with purple flower. One tier of the cake had chocolate in it - yum!

My friend Danielle and I

Sarah, Danielle & I

Me and Sarah (notice her beautiful bridesmaid's dress!)

What a wonderful, special night for two wonderful, special people

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Beach Excursions

If you know me, you know I like to travel even if it's around my lovely small state. Sunday I took a drive to two beaches - one was Woodmont Beach in Woodmont, CT the other was East Wharf Beach - a lovely private beach in Madison, CT. Since it was one of the few nice days we had, I saw some people around but loved how serene and empty it all was, there was still a singe of winter in the air, but glimmers of spring. 

Beautiful view. Woodmont Beach.

Walked along the Woodmont Beach dock and thought it was cool how you could just look into the water. The water was so calm that day.

Gorgeous sunset over East Wharf Beach in Madison. Tranquility at it's finest.

Loved East Wharf Beach, see you when it's warmer :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

"A Beautiful Day for a Beautiful Lady"

           My friend Amanda's bridal shower took place in Nellie Green's, which sits on the edge of Branford river on a ship yard the - Branford Marina.  Although I wasn't there long, I loved the New England nautical backdrop, the intimate setting and table ideas, and the purple and white theme. 

Purple, white and silver balloons complimented the purple napkins and white floral centerfold and made a rather overcast day outside into a sunny, inviting room inside.  

A closer look at the table - purple and white dessert bar, white cake with purple icing and a recipe card box where all the invitees can write their own personalized recipe for Amanda.

Left: Photo collage of the happy couple and their beautiful daughter Bella. Right: Presents for Amanda.

Table setting

For scrapbooking pages personalized for Amanda

                                                      Some of the finished scrapbook pages. 

Amanda opening one of her presents (eh hem one of mine)

Photography courtesy of Sarah Lenington and a special thanks to her and Amanda Proto.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Beautiful Blues

Since I'm on a color theme today, next up is blue. Tranquil, sweet blue. 

I love this Burberry Prorsum dress, so sweet and romantic. Marie Claire

Blake Lively looks stunning in this pale blue ensemble. 

Fun, flirty dark blue dress. Love the criss cross front. I love LuLuS!

Nothing like some dazzling turquoise sneakers to get you into running! Check out Free Run for great sales

Dock Hammock. Oh my, I want one.