Nicolle and I first met two years ago when her sister was getting married. She was an attentive maid of honor at the time but since has found the love of her life. Tom is not only a perfect match for Nicolle but seems to blend seamlessly with Nicolle’s family. It’s almost as if they have all known each other for years.
Upon arrival to the venue it was obvious that Nicolle had spent many a sleepless night preparing & planning for this day. Colorful details were incorporated into every aspect of the wedding and the color scheme of black, yellow and white was simple yet dramatic.
Thanks Nicolle for inviting me to spend yet another wedding day with your family.
With the help of Bliss Events, Nicolle & Tom’s wedding was filled with many colorful details.
A variety of sweet treats were available for guests to enjoy.
UGGG….. I still have tomatoes coming out of my ears. I know, I know; this is what I get for planting so many tomato plants. I’ve been canning about once a week for the past month, just trying to keep up with my little crop. I just keep telling myself I’ll feel much differently about all the canned goodies when winter rolls around.
I’ve been doing my best to mix up the products I’ve been canning so I have a little variety this winter. As I mentioned a few weeks ago I started with salsa. I’ve since moved on to tomato soup and marinara. If anyone else has some great tomato ideas I’d love for you to let me know. Honestly I’m running out of ideas besides just canning diced tomatoes. That’s kind of boring and I’m hoping for a spark of inspiration.
(Recipe is a variation of America’s Test Kitchen’s “creamless” cream of tomato soup.
The food testers on the show and magazines “Cooks Illustrated” and “Cooks Country” produce very approachable and always top-notch tasty dishes)
Yummy Red Wine Marinara
Little Sophia is only 3 1/2 weeks old and oh so cute!
This little bundle of joy is the first grandchild to both sides of the family and she’s been spoiled with love from day one. Although we had a rough time getting this one to be comfortable on her own we finally got her to relax and take a nap.
Kimberly and Brett are such a beautiful young couple and look so perfect together. Sophia creates the perfect family. I wish we could have gotten photos of all 3 together; I guess we’ll have to wait until Sophia is a little older…. and I can’t wait!!