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A Year of Happy-Passion & Design

By Something Social, Posted in Life

Hello Friends!I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and are ready to tackle the fall! I personally have mixed feelings, as I never feel the summer is long enough. I could use a few more days of 80-degree weather :)For the month of August I focused on passion. I did some soul searching to figure out what I really felt passionate about. What I discovered was Wedding design. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the coordination aspect of the planning but what really challenges me is design.I brainstormed vario... read more.

August DIY Centerpieces

By Something Social, Posted in DIY Projects

Hello Centerpiece Lova’s,This month I didn’t have a set plan on what I wanted to do (which is very rare) until I met with one of my Brides for our wrap up meeting and she expressed her love of baby’s breath.Baby’s breath used by itself has a way giving a nice full whimsical look and they last forever!I grabbed a bunch of vases I had on hand that I had bought for various Weddings and started to construct a centerpiece arrangement full of purple bud vases, candles, of course lots of ba... read more.

Love at The Imperia

By Something Social, Posted in Weddings

I received an email from Rani the day before NYE and we had our first conversation shortly after. I knew immediately that there was a connection and was looking forward to being part of Rani & Raj's day.In March I met with both families to finalize details and saw all the love and support they were surrounded by.The day was absolutely fabulous and even though it rained (a teeny bit) it didn't put a damper on the loveliness of the couple and the bright future ahead!The Star Vendor List:Ceremony Venu... read more.

July DIY Centerpieces

By Something Social, Posted in DIY Projects

Hello Centerpiece Lovers!For the past month, I have had lanterns on the mind. It could be because they fit so perfectly with summer but I knew this was the perfect month to feature one.I found this beauty at Home Goods for $16! I was originally going to just use the lantern with the flowers inside without the bud vases but I got such a beautiful arrangement of  birthday flowers from my boyfriend that I wanted to incorporate as many as possible :)I love the untraditional look of the lantern with the doo... read more.

A Year of Happy - Spending Money & Saving Money

By Something Social, Posted in Life

Money affects everyone’s lives in different ways. Some people have a lot of it, some people work hard for it and others don’t give much thought to it. But one thing’s certain; the world can’t go round without it.This month I tried to understand and make some changes in my relationship with money. Below you’ll find three things I focused on:Buy Needful things: I’m the kind of person that never thinks to buy things like shampoo & conditioner in advance. Oh no, I wait un... read more.

June DIY Centerpieces

By Something Social, Posted in DIY Projects

Hiya folks!I'm going out on a limb and saying that these June centerpieces are my favorite so far! Probably because of the gold and lace :)Items I used:Tall cylinder vases (1-3 in varying sizes)Gold removable tape (I found this at Michaels! I love it!)LaceSmall tea light candle holder & candle (I used gold mercury glass)FlowersTable Number:This is also my favorite table number! I folded a kraft 4 x 6 card in half and covered it with lace. Than I put on gold shimmery letter stickers from paper source (wh... read more.

A Year of Happy-Friendship & Thoughtfulness

By Something Social, Posted in Life

Hello Friends! (ironically the theme of the month!)I touched a bit on Friendships last month but this month I focused a lot of time and energy into maintaining and strengthening my friendships. Below are a few things I focused on:Remember Birthdays:For the past 10 years my group of Friends has remained fairly consistent. I always knew when I could plan on seeing my various groups of friends based on the way everyone’s birthday’s fell. The year kicks off in February and goes straight through to D... read more.

A Year of Happy-Having Fun & Making Memories

By Something Social, Posted in Life

For the month of May I chose to focus on getting serious about having fun! Have you ever thought about what you really find to be fun? In the beginning of the month I really had to think hard about what that meant for me. Fortunately I’m lucky that I truly enjoy everything about Weddings, so I opted to focus on some personal things that create happiness. Here’s what I came up with:Get Creative: Being creative is a main source of fun for me, as you probably remember from my year of DIY projects i... read more.

May DIY Centerpieces

By Something Social, Posted in DIY Projects

Hiya Friends! The warm weather has officially arrived and I could not be more excited! What screams nice weather more than a mason jar? Frankly I can't believe I've made it until May without using them!At this point you know I like to use a few smaller floral arrangements rather than one large one, and this month is no different. I chose some beautiful spray roses and classic blue mason jars to set the stage for a simple blue and pink palate. I'm also loving the lacey pink ribbon to finish them off!Instead... read more.

A Year of Happy-Growth & Change

By Something Social, Posted in Life

Hello All,Gretchen’s month of April was focused on parenthood and since I don’t have any kids, (my kitties don’t count) I focused on growing myself both professionally and personally.I focused mostly on trying new things and thinking of ways to improve what I was already doing. There is always fear in trying something new but the happiness and accomplishment you feel afterwards is worth it.Professionally: I spent time thinking of ways to improve Something Social, here are a few things I&rs... read more.