Friday, September 30, 2011

Recipe Friday.... Ice Cream!

Anyone else a sucker for ice cream and desert? I'm not so much a cake and pastry girl as I am an ice cream girl. I lied, I love angel food cake!

Isn't this ice cream holder and presentaiton to die for. Perfect for any type of party - kids birthday, girls night, a Friday night!

VIA Kara's Party Ideas

I hope you all have a great weekend! I am having a very wedding weekend which should be fun! A little less then 2.5 months until the big day!

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Multipurpose Cake Stand

I don't have a lot of time so this post will be short and sweet. Check out this cake stand used to hold soap and such at the kitchen sink. You better believe I'll be finding myself a cute little cake stand to create this in my house.

VIA The Wright House

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Great Company ~ Hourglass Designs

Michael and I have a fabulous company designing our wedding album, Hourglass Designs. Hourglass makes albums like you've never seen before. I'm lucky enough to already have a couple Hourglass albums that I love and cherish.

Here's some info on
Hourglass Design. I suggest checking them out.

Celebrate your stories, your photos and your journey in life with our custom books and albums.
Every family has hundreds of photos, stored and scattered in boxes, or just sitting on a hard drive.  The memories have been lived but no one wants them forgotten.
Hourglass Design can awaken those experiences, stories and images by showcasing them in a beautiful album, customized to your needs and style.  If you prefer classic designs, modern touches or a completely unique approach, we will transform your images and text into a stunning book to enjoy for a lifetime.

Hourglass offers:
* Personalized consultation
* Customized layouts and designs
* Timely delivery and quality service
* Scanning and enhancing photos and documents to complete the whole story
 Our clients have memories to remember and share.  We have the time and design experience to create an album that captures your life.

Here are some moments Hourglass Design can capture:
* Family vacations
* Weddings
* Sports/Dance teams yearbooks
* Birthdays and Anniversaries
* Memorials
* Retirements
* Family Memories

Hourglass Design....creative expressions for all your memories.

Be sure to check Hourglass Designs out on Facebook!

Enjoy the Party,
Nicole :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Table Decor

I love decorating the table with gorgeous fall pieces. Fall is my favourite season as I may have already mentioned. There is just so much you can do with fall decor.

Check out these tables and ideas:

VIA Just a Little Vintage

VIA Style Me Pretty

VIA S R Gambrel
What have you done this season to decorate your table?

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Recipe Friday... Breakfast!

Are you a big braekfast person? I can't go a day without it but I don't make / eat anything elaborate or fancy, just a bowl of yogurt will do! Michael on the other hand is obsessed with big breakfasts. One time being the good fiance I am I woke up a little early, snuck downstairs to make him bacon and eggs... He ended up eating cereal because I burnt EVERYTHING! I'm going to seriously need some practice in the breakfast area!

What's your favourite breakfast food?

Via Brown Eyed Baker

Via Food Gawker

Via The Late Afternoon


Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wedding Excitment!!

As some of you may know Michael and I are having a very long engagement, 2 longgg years! Michael and I have had 5 weddings to attend this 2011 wedding seasons and we've been to four amazing weddings and the last one is OURS! The wedding is a little over 2.5 months away and I'm already as giddy as a 4 year old on Christmas morning.

That said, here are some fun wedding / bridal shower pictures and ideas I thought I'd share with you.

All of these pictures where found on Pinterest.

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lipstik Events in Action!

Back in August Lipstik Events hosted a very large Celebration of Life Party for a very close friend of my family. The homeowner/host hired a videographer to capture the day and all its memorable moments. Here's the video, I hope you like it!

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Love for Fall Fashion

I know I did a post just last week on Fall Fashion but I just can't help myself, I need to do another. I don't know if it's because it's New York Fashion Week or the nights are getting cooler but I am just in LOVE with the fall fashion trends this year. Side note, my birthday is in October, so fall is my favourite season too!

Check out some of these great fall 2011 trends. What trend is your favourite?

Via The Doctor's Closet. How amazing are these!

Via Ampersand Design Studio

Via Pinterest

Via Three Birds Blog

Via Weardrobe

Ok, so what's your favourite fall trend?

1) I have a flat pair of Michael Kors black boots that I got last year and wore for the first time of the season today. I adore them BUT will be on the hunt for another pair of great boots in Europe!
2) I am typing with green nails right now!
3) I always have red / bright lips! I am in the market for a great orangey-red fall colour. Any suggestions?

Enjoy the Party,
Nicole :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Music

I thought I'd share a song today that I love! I am a massive fan of Florence and the Machine for so many reason. She's creative, funky, has a wicked voice and is super cool in my books. I adore this song and I thought I'd share it with all of you!

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Frame it!

I have a big love for gorgeous, unique and wonderful frames. I think they add a certain flare and warmth to a wall / space. The frame I bought at the Christie Antique Show for our Wedding DIY will be used in our home post December 10, 2011!

Here are some fabulous frames I found on Pinterest I thought I'd share with you. Let me know what you think!

I love them all but the first one is what I plan on doing with the wedding DIY frame!

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Christie Antique Show

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was over the top wonderful for so many reasons. Friday night I had a celebration dinner for a friend of mine who recently got engaged. Saturday I hit up the Christie Antique show during the day which was awesome (see below) and Saturday night my family had an Italian Jack & Jill for Michael and I which was beyond lovely.

Christie Antique Show:

I went looking for a big frame for a DIY project I'm tackling for the wedding and I found one. It needs a bit of loving but it's perfect for my project. I also found a few other jems that I'm so pumped about. I bought 2 handmade decorative throw pillows, drawer pulls and a key rack to hang on the wall at our front door.

The weather on Saturday was perfect, much better than in May when I went to the show. There were so many great pieces. Lots of trunks, mason jars, old bottles and so much more. I could have bought a lot more than I did!

Check out this neat dresser. I didn't buy it but thought it was interesting to say the least!

The frame for the DIY wedding project!

Isn't this settee so pretty. I love the white!

Lastly, check out these pictures from our Las Vegas Jack & Jill my family had for Michael and I!

The bar where the Nicole and Michael signature drinks where served. Also, notice the floral arrangments with the cards and poker chips. The poker chips were my Grandfather's!

The red carpet!

Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delicious Caprese Salad

If you're like me you love caprese salads! It doesn't matter how it's served to me, I will always love it. I'm always trying to think you new, inventive and unqiue ways to serve a caprese salad and this one is super adorable if you ask me.

Via Pinterest

Wouldn't you love if someone served this to you?

What's your favourite salad?

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gorgeous Fall Fashion

Hello all! I hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend. I spent my weekend in Niagara Falls with Michael and had a super time! Michael won money at the casino and I bought two Coach bags from the outlet...not a bad weekend if you ask me!

The first day of school always marks the first unoffical day of fall for me. I woke up this morning with a chill but loved it. I cannot wait to pull my Michael Kors boots out of the closet and zip them up. That said, check out some of the awesome pieces in this years fall fashion collection.

Via Cupcakes and Cashmere

Via Wit + Delight
So what's your favourite fall fashion trend?

Enjoy the Party,

Nicole :)