mood music

Part of curating a great event is creating the ambiance and atmosphere to set the tone of the particular occasion.  One thing that helps with this and is just as important as the décor is music. I tend to always prefer to have some background music playing during the event I organize that calls for socialization. When mingling with guests, awkward silence is filled with poetic lyrics or silly antics if at a child’s event. I tend to base my playlist off of the general theme of the event and the mood i'm trying to enhance and the anticipated crowd.  Age, gender, music preference of the host and theme are all important things to consider when making a playlist that is adored. Baby shower/…
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Local Spotlight: Saturday I'm In Love Shop

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Do you have news you want to share? An announcement to make? A reason to send someone a smile or uplifting message? Are you looking to do so in a creative and unique way? Allow me to share with you a new obsession of mine. Balloon Messages!! Back in the day, they sent messages in a bottle… well NOW why not send a message in a balloon?! Written in exquisite calligraphy and tucked into a cute balloon filled with pretty confetti, that is. I can think of a hundred reasons to send one to my…
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food truck

Belgian Waffles. Burritos. Crepes. Lobster Rolls. Korean Barbecue. Jerk Chicken. Meatballs. Pizza. Macaroni and cheese. Baked Potatoes. Ice Cream and Cupcakes. Italian Ice. Do I have your attention now? Good! Allow me to introduce you to all of my favorite food that comes off a truck. Yup you read that right, off of a truck. Food trucks have been sweeping the nation with its growing popularity. So much so that not only can you find your greasy staples from off a truck but more eclectic,…
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Baby Shower Bliss

Baby Shower Bliss So many things in this world are worth celebrating. If I could, I would have a party for even the most mundane achievements. Like when my kids finish all of their food off their plate or when I finish the day checking everything off my ‘to do’ list. Usually I just celebrate with a glass of wine or pat on the back. I imagine having a dinner party or curated event would be over kill but it would be so much more fun. I love to celebrate the achievements of others also. It brings…
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We Be Brunchin'

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning? Mine is to brunch. Yes, to me Brunch is a verb. I Brunch. If able, I would Brunch every day of the week, however, my favorite brunch is a Sunday Brunch. A good Sunday Brunch is like the exclamation point after a good weekend. Even if you did absolutely nothing the whole weekend and went to Sunday Brunch, it would give you all the perspective you need to start a whole week, new and fresh and on the right foot. At brunch, it's acceptable to…
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Wedding Cake

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If you’re in the Raleigh area, have an occasion coming up to celebrate and want to make it special, I know exactly what you need!! It’s a fantastic, beautiful, delicious cake. Katrina McCoy of Kakez by Katrina provides just that.     Kakez by Katrina       Katrina McKoy started her cake…
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Strawberry Moscato Lemonade

What is Pink, Smooth and Understatingly sweet?? This next treat I share with you! Recently I held a baby shower for a bestie at my house. It was a two-fer because the date fell on her 35th birthday. She is having a baby girl so I wanted something pink, inspired by Spring, that tasted like cheer…
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Mason Jar Flower Vase

I am the type of girl that changes décor with the seasons. I like to see pretty sparkly things in the Spring that make me wish I was basking in the sun instead of punching a time clock. One day, One day friends! But if I have to sit in a cubicle for eight straight hours, I would like to look at…
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Hey, Thank You

There are so many ways to say something as simple as a ‘Thank You’. That simple gesture seems to be viewed as antiquated and old fashioned when, really, it should be a common occurrence. I have a good work friend, just as sweet as can be. A real embodiment of a southern belle. Well, on one instance…
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