Monday, July 30, 2012

weekends adventures

weekends are a time for adventure. what is my idea of adventure? going to an antique flea market, getting local amazing ice cream, and cleaning my garage. edge of your seat kinda stuff huh? and in every spare crack of time i was focused on the wedding. regardless it was a great weekend. I was able to have a little fun and get a lot done. but in usual weekend fashion its never enough time to mark everything off my list. but i do feel a lot more prepared and organized for the month ahead of me. Here are some snapshots of my "adventurous" weekend. 

the mrs collins hanger came in! how adorable right?! 
The Barn House antique and flea market was heaven on earth! 

loved these pendent lights and who wasn't in love with the amazing arrow sign!? 

also loved these wire cones with moss in inspiration for sure!  

after the show we were in need of some cooling off. what better way then with a trip to
Salt & Straw!? Worth the wait around the block 
i settled for the classic salted carmel and lavender blueberry sorbet. to. die. for.  
the rest of my weekend was full of errands and spending over 4 hours  organizing my beloved garage. 
And here we are back at monday again. My week is jam packed of dinner prep and testing! 

Hope everyone has a simply great monday! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

extra thankful

Every once in awhile i have these moments where i just feel so content in what I am doing. Usually those moments happen when I am planning an event or entertaining. Things always just seem so right in those moments and I sincerely love what I am doing. Yesterday I had a retirement reception, and although I felt off my game and a little behind and secretly crossing my fingers everything would go well I enjoyed every second of the stress and hecticness. I think deep down I knew it would work out. It always does. But there is nothing like the feeling I get when I see everything come together and I step back and look at what has just been created. We always joke that with every event it's like I am moving. The containers line my living room and the dining room table becomes Cinta Events head corders. The early mornings and late nights of prep. But it is always worth it. Always. 

I am so blessed that I am able to hold a full time job as well as work at what I love on the side. So today I am extra thankful. Thankful that I am not only able to have a job to pay the bills but also able to work on my ultimate passion. what more could I want. 

Here are a couple instagram pictures from the reception yesterday. I was to busy to really take anything more then the basics. And forgive all of my iphone pictures lately. My camera is broken for good and I am in attempts to invest in another one. 

there was a request for sugar free desserts.
above are sugar free coconut cake balls drizzled in dark chocolate 

strawberry bruschetta

it was requested that things be pretty basic...fruit, veggies, cheeses.
attempted to add a little pizzaz to make basics look a little more interesting 

Hope everyone has a simply thankful thursday. 

Monday, July 23, 2012


for some reason i am just exhausted and the week has barely even begun. i thought for the most part i had a somewhat low key weekend but apparently not low key enough. I have 4 events/ dinners in the next month and the menus, details, decor elements, and flowers for all of them are swirling around in my brain. and to top it off i woke up yesterday with a sore throat and sniffles. needless to say i am downing the water and even took some dayquil in hopes to rid myself of getting any sicker. i literally just do not have time to be sick. period. any-who....enough of my is some of the fun from the weekend! 

had some bod ball fun

had some bbq and dancing fun (not really sure why we felt the need to squint)
made and delivered a birthday flower arrangement
spent some time at my favorite rental store....are these not adorable? they are going to be perfect for the wedding im doing next month. 

chalkboarded everything i could get my hands on
paid a little visit to my mamma and her mini garden 

made 4 different types of cold soup for my beautiful bride to test
 (i know...cold soup? it was good, i promise)
hope everyone has a simply wonderful monday! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: details

i love details. and weddings are all about the details. you want to see the couples personality shining through in all aspects of the day. and now thanks to pinterest we get to gawk over endless details everyday. just had to share a couple of my recent favorites 

1. glitter lined envelopes
2. original styling with the stamped books 
3. great custom drink sticks and napkin in a bold red
4. love the teal screen behind the perfectly styled dessert tables 
5. obsessed with wooden crates right now
6. love the coral and custom invitations 

for sources checkout my pinterest boards! 

Hope everyone has a simply wonderful Wednesday! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

picnic perfection

this weekend was perfection. my roomie and i had been planning to have the parents down for some bbq fun for awhile and finally were able to do that this weekend! however before we barbecued and the rest of the parents arived we made a little trip to Airlie Winery just outside of Corvallis with my roomies parents. Thankfully Saturday was a perfect mix of warm and breezy. It made for perfect winery/ picnic weather. I loaded up my Grandmothers old picnic basket with pesto chicken ceaser wraps, pasta salad, and some yummy cherry,strawberry, mint limeade and headed out. We set up our little picnic and tasted some amazing wines all afternoon long. The setting was absolute perfection. I couldn't have asked for a better afternoon and a better way to start off our parent weekend. 

picture perfect huh?! 

unfortunately i failed at taking pictures of our little bbq and karaoke adventures but over all it was a fantastic weekend. sadly we are back at monday and its time to get back to work.

Hope everyone has a simply productive monday! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

life through the phone

figured it was time to catch up on what I've been up to lately. what better way then going through the phone/ instagram pictures. we all know we live through our phones these days

something I'm proud of: going through ALL of my clothes! and purging a ton of stuff! 
going on a hike. i do not do hikes. but it was pretty when we got to the top

wrapped some adorable kids books for the two kiddies below

their first birthday :) 

got to see old friends
and made new ones 

and celebrated the best friends birthday

and in all the cracks trying to nail down all the plans for next months wedding

been a busy yet productive couple weeks. 
actually i think this summer is going to be very productive. 
but then again that might have something to do with
 the 3 dinner parties and wedding i have next month 

hope everyone has a simply productive tuesday 

Friday, July 6, 2012

More Than Fine

I recently stumbled across an article on a blog that i just loved. Everyday Isa had a post dedicated to her good friend who had just broken up with someone. She had struggled, like many of us, to find the words to help comfort her. Even though we all have gone through many different forms of heartbreak it is so hard to find the right words to tell the ones closest to us. She had told her friend that she would be fine but after thinking about it she had more to say. This post puts into words perfectly what we wish we would have said during someones break up. Sometimes we need the hard truth and someone to really be honest with us. I would encourage all you ladies to go read it

Hope everyone has a simply wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red, White and Blue

anyone else slightly saddened with the fact that the 4th of July fell on a Wednesday this year? Why smack dab in the middle of a work week? Regardless I am not complaining any more. It is a day off and a day to celebrate the amazing country we call home. I do love this holiday. I feel like I may love it more when I am married with kids and can throw big 4th of July BBQ's and have the house decked out in red, white, and blue. :) For now here some fun red, white and blue inspiration that get me all giddy about the holiday :)

Happy Independence Day Everyone! 

all sources on my pinterest

Have a simply patriotic day! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

more pictures from grandma's 90th

remember like two months ago when i gave you all a little preview of my grandma's 90th party? and then never posted any more pictures? umm yeah I apologize for my extreme tardiness with these but I finally was able to go through them again. Here are some of my favorites! warning: there are a ton of pictures today! 

couldn't do any of this without such a great team! 

it was a great evening. and i do believe she loved it.
Thanks to Leah Banick Photography for the great pictures.
They have been amazing to have for the new Cinta Events website! 

hope you have a simply wonderful tuesday!