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We nearly fell off our chairs when we snuck a peek at Rebecca and Michael’s wedding. So gorgeous. So charming. So sweet. Nikki Moore Photography captured the images of that darling  handmade cake(by the bride’s friend!), the heart covered pinata, and of course, that stunning yellow dress. Congratulations, Rebecca & Michael! We loved seeing a glimpse into your special day.


From Nikki Moore, the photographer: Michael and Rebecca were married in May at Riverview Lodge at Mahoney State Park. The ceremony was outside the lodge at the top of the toboggan run, and the reception was inside.  The wedding was smaller and included family and close friends…and lots of unique handmade details, like the beautiful hairpieces the girls wore, all the bouquets, the guest book, the table decorations, and a pinata! This couple put so much thought and generosity into their wedding, and it showed.  Congratulations again, Michael and Rebecca!

I’ve only got one week left of my Fitness Challenge… can you believe it? I can’t! Now’s the time for me to really focus in on my workouts, what I’m eating and how much water I’m drinking!  In the last nine weeks I’ve learned that my body works, looks, and feels best when all those things are in check! 

 I can’t thank Max Muscle enough for the supplements to go along with my nutrition plan.  I’ve never focused on protein before, and realized I was never getting nearly enough! It helps keep me full and helps build that lean muscle I was hoping for. 

 I have to brag about one of their products, Vit-Acell.  Multivitamins were never my thing. I’d buy a bottle but they would make me so sick if I took them without a BIG meal.   So, they’d go in the medicine cabinet with the rest of the multivitamins I’ve tried and never finished. Max Muscle has a liquid form of a multivitamin (Vit-Acell) and not once has it ever upset my stomach.  It is reassuring to know that even when I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of fruits that I’m still getting all those important nutrients every day.

 The employees at Max Muscle are helpful and in all the trips into their store, I never once felt intimidated.  They know their products and just want to help! Max Muscle also gets another brownie point… The guys are the first to enter me into their system or refer to me as this name.  I’m not Kelsey Halverson… yet! Thanks guys!  (For all you married readers… Isn’t it crazy to see that on paper for the first time?!)


 Can’t wait to share my results with you! See you next week!


This inspiration board is dripping with color, and we love the fun, flirty feel. Keep your wedding upbeat and energized with hues of candy apple red, orange slices, cotton candy and lime.

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Candy Stripe Place Cards / Martha Stewart Weddings, Poppies / Pinterest, Cherry-Lime Cupcakes / Annie’s Eats, Cake / Style Me Pretty.

I am sending out our invitations this week. Cue the butterflies! We’re narrowing in on the two-month mark and invites are really the last truly “big” thing to do (I still have 8 million small to medium-sized things to do, though). My mom and grandma—who is again, an honorary bridesmaid—will be coming over tonight to help me stuff, put on stamps and address the envelopes.  I think invitations are the first chance to set the tone for your wedding and I wanted ours to scream “THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!” I couldn’t be happier with the how they turned out (mostly because I designed them). I saw a somewhat similar design and made the idea my own. We did a two-sided glossy greeting card sized full color insert with just a matching two-sided RSVP postcard versus having an inner envelope, fancy cursive font or anything like that. Much cheaper and much more “us!” Here’s a glimpse at the front of the invitation. Forgive the poor quality of my phone’s camera and don’t worry, those big black boxes aren’t actually printed on there—just wanted to remove some of our more personal information before throwing it on the world wide web. The back has the hotel and registry info and a neat map, with this cool saying I saw somewhere online “Love. Laughter. Happily Ever After.”

I think it’s going to be quite the feeling dropping everything in the mailbox—and even more fun to start receiving responses back in the mail!

Before we know it we will be counting down the clock to 2012. New Years Eve carries so much joy and excitement, it is no wonder why brides choose this special day as their wedding day. Champagne, confetti and everything glitter always puts a smile on our face, and is sure to put one on your guests as well!

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Individual Champage /Pinterest, Sparkler / Style Me Pretty, Dresses / Jenny Yoo, Cake / Pinterest.