Sao Miguel, Portugal || Part 2

Just a Sliver: Sao Miguel, Portugal Part 2

After the Wedding festivities wrapped up, we hit the road with a 5-8 car caravan to see the island. Our newlyweds and the bride's family were absolutely amazing tour guides. They made it so easy for us - all we had to do was get in the car, enjoy the … [Read more...]

Sao Miguel, Portugal || Part 1


This summer has been absolutely full of adventure...and weddings! One trip that we've had planned for over a year was to the Azores. My oldest friend [we've been friends since 5] was married on the beautiful island of Sao Miguel, Portugal. Her family … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies


My sister spotted these cookies on Instagram recently and because they looked so simple we decided to give them a try. Making these gluten-free cookies only took twenty minutes total in the kitchen which is so perfect on a summer day. There are only … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Just a Sliver: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

A little bonus gift I received at my first Bridal Shower was several recipe cards from family & friends of their favorite recipes. I love this idea and really love having hand-written recipes from some of the closest ladies in my life. This … [Read more...]

Los Cabos, Mexico


We're going to flashback a little here - back to our honeymoon!! Monday after the wedding we hopped on the plane to the beautiful Los Cabos. I've heard the best things about Cabo and thought our honeymoon would be a perfect excuse to check it out. It … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Just a Sliver: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Simple and gluten-free?! Count me in. I'm always looking for gluten-free recipes to post on the blog because I know so many people have allergies or preferences. When I found these cute, simple cookies on Crazy for Crust, I really wanted to try them. … [Read more...]

The Toronto Islands

Just a Sliver: Toronto Island

This is the view when you get off the Ferry at Ward's Island, one part of the Toronto Islands. Just a quick $7 ferry ride across Lake Ontario and you find yourself in a different world. Seriously. Ward's Island is so quiet and pristine with little … [Read more...]

S’mores Cupcakes

Just a Sliver: S'mores Cupcakes

Ok ok back to baking...for a minute :) These semi-homemade S'mores Cupcakes are perfect for a summer event or BBQ. Starting with a box mix, the cupcakes come together quickly [reducing your time in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day] and the … [Read more...]

Reception || Hall of Springs

Just a Sliver: Reception, Hall of Springs

Last but certainly not least, the reception. I was so happy with how the room turned out. The flowers and linens from Fleurtacious Designs were so perfect and the drapery and up lighting from Total Events turned out more beautiful than I imagined. … [Read more...]


Just a Sliver: Our Wedding

We were so lucky to have a beautiful and perfect summer day for an outdoor wedding. It was sunny, warm, with a light breeze. I mean, when is there ever a nice breeze at the end of June in upstate New York?! It was just so perfect. The ceremony went … [Read more...]