#fbf When I created my #dream#weddingcake My #passion for #writing combined with my love of #cakedecorating A few fun facts: the first thing I ever wrote was on my parent's #typewriter The clinking of the metal keys gave me a whisper of a thrill and I was hooked. By the 5th grade, I wanted to be the next great American #author which is why I moved to NY. My laptop is actually named The #shakespeare and everything on this cake is edible except for some support dowels. The passage you see (typed with edible ink on a sugar sheet) is an excerpt from my #proposal to @chris_topher_081 (yes, I proposed to him) who happens to be the only thing I love more than writing.
A year ago today on a beach in St. Augustine, Florida my husband proposed. It was a perfect moment on a deserted beach while most people were prepping for Thanksgiving. Immediately afterwords we got to celebrate with my family. I don’t get to see them often so I was really glad I could share that news with them in person. Now it’s captured forever in this painting.
Did you go out and brave the crowds today? I stayed all cozy in my home, snacking on leftovers and making a delicious turkey stock! It was pretty much the perfect day. This year for me might become a little chaotic, there are impending moves across country and I won’t know for sure until about three months before. Don’t worry current clients, you’re good! I’m just taking some time to plan out the most likely course of events, and that might mean traveling the country for a month before finally settling down in the PNW. Again. I like to be real with you all, and if I said I wasn’t at a stress level of 7 I’d be lying. But that’s NOT what the holidays are for, they’re about good food, quality time with your loved ones and occasionally an extra special surprise! The surprise is getting engaged... if you didn’t pick up on that subtlety. I hope you all are busy making some amazing memories and keep that stress-o-meter down (at least try, pumpkin pie is my zen right now😉)
What is rare? Rare is the opportunity to hold onto a moment when nature displayed her true magnificence. The products of insurmountable forces, these precious stones are the result of an extraordinary performance. 🔷 #TAKATNewYork
“I was approaching my 30th birthday and Gavin had asked me to take the Monday off after it. I incorrectly assumed he was taking me on a surprise getaway for my big day so on that Saturday morning, I asked what and when I needed to pack. He replied, “just trust me, you’ll know when you need to know!” We started the perfect Fall day with breakfast at our donut spot and then moved on to mango margaritas nearby (our favorite). Afterwards, we set off towards #ProspectPark and Gavin mentioned that “in hindsight, all the places we go today will make sense”. At that moment I thought ‘Bingo – This is a scavenger hunt and we’re getting closer to finding out what our destination is!’ My mind was running – why did we go here, and there, and why this order?! As we walked through the park, Gav led us to a quiet path overlooking a lake and paused at a sunny clearing with no one around. Having found the perfect spot, Gav said “I think now is a good time for your next clue.” (Time to find out where we we’re jet-setting to, I thought!) When he turned to dig into his backpack, I saw a little black box and my heart sped up while the world slowed. Then, he got on one knee and asked if I would be his partner, teammate and wife, and I couldn’t even articulate a yes. I was in shock and in tears from the moment I saw the box...”