I had every intention of posting this last weekend but then I got sick… I even took a sick day last Friday which I haven’t done in my entire tenure at Hearst.  Streak broken!  A week later and all that’s left is a slightly odd sounding voice, a half stuffed-up nose and a nagging feeling to cough every time I breathe in.  Take your Vitamin C and drink lots of water, folks!

Two weekends ago, I flew down to New Orleans to celebrate the wedding of my friends, Cara & Matt.  It was an extremely quick trip but was a ton of fun hanging out with the girls while getting the bride all dolled up on her big day.  The wedding itself was unbelievably gorgeous.  The ceremony was held under the Tree of Life in Audubon Park.  The weather couldn’t have been any more beautiful that day.  The reception was held at a family member’s house and was just stunning.  Cara & Matt put together a spectacular wedding in such a small amount of time!  (With the help of our wonderful friend and amazing wedding planner, Monica, of course!)


Walking around New Orleans


Reception flowers hanging out underneath a painting


Toasting the bride, the day of!


The ceremony under the Tree of Life

Many congrats to you, Cara & Matt!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful day!

In other news, I’ve added four new states to my Etsy shop — Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire and Texas!  This newest update took a little longer than I anticipated.  I’m hoping the next update won’t be too far off.

Also, Sofie made her magazine debut in the October issue of Women’s Running.  She can be seen inside the pages of the magazine snuggling up to Aviva Drescher of The Real Housewives of New York City.  Disclaimer: Sofie was still a small pup when those photos were taken this past summer.  She is much bigger and can barely fit into my arms now!