Thursday, October 6, 2011


Hi Ya'll, popping in for a quick hello and wedding update! This week is crunch time as I am leaving Connecticut on Sunday for our Florida wedding which will take place next Saturday, October 15th!! I am BEYOND excited and have been pulling together all the small details like placecards, rehearsal dinner decor, welcome party details, photographer timeline, menus, placecards, ahh and the list goes on - I'm getting stressed just typing it out because there is still so much left to do.

Some really cute things I want to share with you are my recent Etsy purchases :)

I can not resist this cute thing and think it will look so cute draped over our chairs, and at the ceremony :)
I am buying this from Sweet Peas and Seashells who has the sweetest, most darling beach inspired wedding and other decor on Etsy - check her out!

Have you ever been to Beach House Living on Etsy? Rita is a fellow blogger, Etsy shop owner and beach lover who makes the original hand-stamped silverware. She is so talented with her unique designs and is always coming out with new designs! I am such a detail person and having these special forks and knives for our wedding beings me so much happines, Brian and I will cherish them on our wedding night, and for anniversaries to come. Thank you, Rita!

At the last minute I thought of my friend Kimberly from beach chik designs on Etsy. I met Kim when I first started Shorely Chic. I convo'd her on Etsy and let her know what a fan I was of her shop and if she had any advice for a newbie seller. I'll never forget the most inspiring response I got back from her, encouraging me to pursue my dreams and offering so much of her "know-how". It blew me away how open Kim was with me, and really opened my eyes to the goodness of people I would meet from starting this little venture. Kim is one of the best, and certainly one of those people who makes this world a better place, one beach-inspired design at a time :) Thank you, Kim for these awesome bags!!!

Also, we had this vintage inspired surfboard made for our guests to sign as an alternative to a guestbook, cool isn't it??


Now, last week I had written a post on my wedding regimen that I would try and follow to look and feel my best for our wedding day. I am happy to say I have pretty much stuck to it, minus a little french fry stolen off of Brian's plate here and there and it is paying off!!

I've been going to the gym lightly, 3x/week for a little cardio and weight training. I have seen a different, not a big one but a good one that I can recognize and that makes me very happy. I have eaten lots of fruits and veggies, and have cut out processed foods for the most part. Breakfast has been fruit, and lunch has been grapefruit with cottage cheese. Snacks = fruit and veggies. Dinner has been pretty normal and no sweets :(

Also, my skin is better than it's ever been, in my life! I started using Clinque's Acne Solutions three-step program religiously and it works people! No, they are not paying me but honestly I have gotten rid of every last blemish on my face and it is so smooth and soft. I HIGHLY recommend giving it a try.
I'm sure cutting out processed foods has helped, too but this stuff is amazing. I also use the oil-free moisturizing gel during the day, guessed it amazing!

Ok that's all I got for now, going back to ridiculous amounts of wedding planning :)!!!


  1. I'm so happy for you Liz, best of luck I wish you both the very best! :) Love the hand-stamped silverware and Beach Chick Designs bags, going to add to Etsy now.hehe

  2. congratulations and good luck--your wedding looks like its going to be fabulous xxx

  3. Congrats Liz!! Love the silverware.
    I am an ocean girl and live on Florida's Treasure Coast..Sailing, beautiful beaches & warm water.

    Wishing you a beautiful, romantic wedding and a life of love, laughter and happiness!

    P.S. 10/15 is my birthday!

  4. Thanks so much for the kind mention!
    The banner is adorable!

  5. Super stoked for you Liz, you're day is getting so close. I feel honored that you'll be using my LOVE banner.

    p.s.- we need to talk Maui (you know I have tons of rec's if you'd like any)!

  6. SO exciting! Wishing you the best on your special day! Safe travels xoxo

  7. I'm so excited for you! I totally remember the rushed craziness of the week before our wedding (12 years ago!). It's going to be so great and I can't wait to see your beautiful pictures.

  8. You've added so many wonderful touches--everything is perfect. I love those bags.

    I'm so excited for you and wishing you the best.

    Carol xoxo

  9. Thanks, gals!!! I just can't wait!!!!

  10. I've been thinking of you as the day has been getting closer! Wishing you a relaxed, happy time with your friends and family. Remember, all that matters is to enjoy the time with your new hubby as you start this new part of your life together. Enjoy!!

  11. Enjoy every single second of your wedding weekend! It is truly one of the few times in life where all of your closest family and friends will be in the same place at the same time to celebrate a beautiful blessing! Congratulations to your happiness!

  12. I am so flippin' excited for you! I love the silverware... so perfect for you. Now, you're a skinny little thing. Eat girl! Have a safe flight tomorrow and please keep us posted if you can! xoxo

  13. I'll be praying for a beautiful wedding! God bless you both!

  14. Good luck with the wedding - I am sure it will be gorgeous!