Friday, August 31, 2012

Papale~Taylor SF Wedding Shower

About three weeks ago Catie's Aunt and Uncle who live in San Francisco threw them a couples shower! It was so much fun! We got dressed up and headed out the SF!
Sarah and I ready for a night out!
Brad and his Momma!
Catie and her Momma!
The flowers were just beautiful!! There was small passed appetizers and yummy drinks for the night!
Boys all dressed up!!
Love her!!
Love these girls!
Happy happy happy!
Catie and the best man!
It was cold in SF!!
Beautiful people!
 Such a fun night with these people!
Happy happy happy!

The Beautiful Mother of the Groom and Mother of the Bride!

Catie and Sally!!
 Such a happy night celebrating these two!!
How cute are these lovebirds!! A week from today we will be in St. Helena at their rehearsal dinner!!! Congrats you two!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Books books books!!

I love books!! When they involve party planning, antiquing, and decorating I love them even more!! Check out my new favs!!
I am halfway through this one and just love it!!! Did you know she has a shop online! Well ya do now :)
I am only a couple pages in this one but it's amazing already!!
This book is by a blogger and I just adore it!! It has a section for all four seasons, style, space, makeup, you name it it's there!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

While the boys were away...

While the boys were away the girls were gonna play!! That was the motto Catie girl and I had while Justin & Brad were away at Brad's bachelor party!!
Saturday morning I met Catie, Sarah, and her two boys at our gym pool for a pool day!!
It has seriously been so hot here I could not have thought a better way to spend the day!
Little Max is a serious fish in the water. We literally had to drag him out!

Little Austin loved the pool as well!
Catie and I enjoyed a few cocktails while we baked in the sun!!
And some water to keep hydrated! We had a night ahead of us still!
After the pool we went home relaxed and got ready for a fun night out!!
Stadium Pub! My brother joined us for the night it was so fun!!
You always need to make a stop at Dans for some live music!!
Such a fun night with Danielle, Catie, and my brother Michael!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Brad Paisley & The Band Perry in Tahoe

At the end of July Justin and I had planned to go to Tahoe for a night! The hotel we gamble at had sent us a couple nights free stay and we didn't want to loose out on them since they were expiring soon! Little did I know Justin had something up his sleeve! He SURPRISED me with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry tickets! You have no idea how excited I was! They were playing at the Harvey's venue which is small and very intimate! The Band Perry is one of my absolute favorite newer bands!!
We started out night out with a couple cocktails!
I was so so happy!
All ready for a fun night!!
If you haven't been to this venue try and go it's amazing there is not a bad seat in there!
She is just amazing!!
After the concert we ran into Marisa and her BF!
I seriously love Tahoe!!
Justin did so well with surprising me with the tickets!!
Until the next Country Concert!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

10 on 10: August Instagram Edition

10 on 10: August Instagram Edition
 Morning snuggles with a certain someone!!
Starting my morning right with this guy!!
Seeing this adorable face brightens my day every time!!! Love my Tenley!!
Pizza to go for Justin for lunch!! Gotta carb overload him he's off to a bachelor party this weekend!!
Fall oh Fall where are you!!!
A little online shopping! Ordered this in Turquoise & Pretty in Pink!
Also scored a Bauble Necklace in turquoise!!
Justin is gone for the weekend at a bachelor party!! That means sushi to go & Wente Riva Ranch for me!!!
Really blurry pic but SOOOO happy Football is starting up again!!!
I have this cuddle bug for the whole weekend!!
Hope you enjoyed my 10 on 10!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Catie's Bachelorette Bash

A couple weekends ago seven of us ladies headed to St. Helena for a Bachelorette bash! And a party it was.
Sarah her MOH made each girl a goodie bag for the weekend! I may or may not have helped with them :)
An itinerary was attached for all our weekend events! Each bag contained a tank top, Advil, and a plastic wine glass for the pool we lounged at!
My Dad is THE BEST EVER and made us all tank tops for the weekend!
My gift to her was these two robes as well as a beach bag with her new initials!
Happy bride to be!!

Sarah decorated with cute little panties! The best part was she got to take them all home!!
On Friday night each girl brought an app and wine pairing! Mine was this cheese platter which crackers and fruit along with a white wine!! It was yummy!!
Mini caprese salad skewers and red wine!
Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers! Seriously sooo yummy!!
Delish crostini's with artichoke and pesto!! This was such an awesome idea because all the girls basically came with their apps ready and we were able to hang and chat all night and not be cooking away in the kitchen!
It was so hot we munched on food, sipped on wine, and traveled back and forth between the pool! To kick of the weekend we played some fun games provided by Jenna! She also interviewed Brad which really set the tone for the weekend when we had guess his answers!!
We laughed sooo hard!!
They were such fun games to get the weekend started!

This night didn't end until 2 AM. We swam, went in the hot tub, giggled, drank wine, maybe had a few shots, and had soo much fun celebrating this AMAZING women!! We had two preggers with us who were the best sports ever, you know they were up until the wee hours with us!! The best part... they drove and got us a late night pizza!! Smart women I tell ya!
Saturday morning we had brought in masseuse's to get massages and facials! It was amazing that we never had to leave. We woke up had a yummy breakfast and a few mimosas! We got our massages and soaked up the sun by the pool all day!
All the ladies for the weekend!
So much fun!!
She will be the most beautiful bride ever!!
Mid day we showered and got ready for the night! We brought in a personal chef for the evening! This was her surprise! You see she is from St. Helena and has been to all the amazing restaurants so Sarah really had to think of something that was amazing!
The staff came in a set the table for us!
Their was six small courses complete with a wine pairing for each!! To say it was delicious is an understatement!
Happy bride to be!!
Course 1- Vichyssoise, a silky smooth leek and potato soup, topped with a sprinkling of fresh chives!
Course 2- Butter lettuce, fresh peach slices, candied pecans, dressed with a house made limonato olive oil peach balsamic vinaigrette dressing!
Course 3- Pistachio encrusted halibut, served on wilted spinach!
Course 4- Cheese plate!
I didn't get a picture of the course 5 I was too busy enjoying it! It was by far my favorite!! Fillet slices resting on top of truffled risotto, surrounded with rich mushroom sauce! The fillet was the best I have ever had!!
The last one was desert which we enjoyed outside!! It was so so yummy! Fresh baked profiterole's filled with house made pistachio ice cream, drizzled with 53% milk chocolate ganache!!
I know this was the longest post ever but I had to include it all!! It was such an amazing weekend and a great send off to the soon to be Mrs. Taylor!! Love you sweet girl!!!