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A BIRD WITH A PLAN

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As a planner and a bride-to-be, I would be THRILLED if I could just cancel COVID and the havoc it’s wreaking on weddings everywhere. It seems unlikely that I’ll ever achieve that particular goal…So instead I’m forced to think about what we can do despite COVID. Without a clear timeline for being able to safely […]

Quarantine, Weddings

June 23, 2020

14 Reasons to Consider a Smaller Wedding

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Even though most of the physical Pride marches and events have been cancelled or postponed in the Seattle area this year due to COVID, Pride is not cancelled! This year, Pride organizers are moving events online, so we can still show our solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community and partake virtually. I’m sharing below just a […]

Events, Quarantine

June 15, 2020

Pride is Not Cancelled: 9 Ways to Participate in Pride Month from Home

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As if the stress of rescheduling a wedding due to COVID-19 wasn’t enough (it was,) we can’t forget about finding a back-up plan for all those other pre-wedding festivities. (THANKS A LOT, COVID.) Bachelorette parties, for instance, have been another sad sacrifice in the name of social distancing and quarantining Of course in the scheme […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

May 12, 2020

9 Ideas for a Virtual Bachelorette Party

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Mother’s Day will be looking a smidge different this year for a lot of us who are quartining, social distancing, sheltering in place, yadda yadda. etc. etc.  Maybe you can’t have a Mother’s Day brunch blowout or take mom to the spa like you normally would. But there’s still ways to be creative to honor […]

Holidays, Quarantine

May 4, 2020

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day (in Quarantine)

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Because so much of our lives are conducted via video these days, I wanted to dedicate a post to sprucing up your virtual get togethers so they’re more enjoyable for guests. After social distancing for so long, Zoom parties are starting to feel a bit stale. But they’re probably going to be the reality for […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

April 30, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Get Together (Part Two)

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It seems like a lot of us are conducting our whole lives via video platforms like Zoom these days. We use them for work, classes, meetings, AND connecting with our friends and families. Needless to say, we’re quickly getting Zoomed-out. While the idea was novel at first, the thought of attending a “social event” on […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

April 29, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Get Together (Part One)

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Words can’t express how grateful I am to all the workers across the country who are on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. From healthcare professionals to grocery store employees: THANK YOU (times a million) for literally keeping this country running. For the rest of us, the absolute best thing we can possibly […]

Life, Quarantine

April 7, 2020

13 Ways to Make the Most of Social Distancing

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