Sunday, February 26, 2012

Catching Up!!

I'm a terrible blogger.  My last post was June 3rd of last year.  Seriously.  I received 2 blog awards and then poof...gone!  I'm so sorry to my fellow bloggers, especially to Dee at Deelicious Sweets.  She is an amazing blogger with some AWESOME recipes, and I was so flattered that she took an interest in my blog!  Thank you, Dee!!!

Here's kind of the reader's digest version of what I've been up to.  My part time job quickly turned into a full-time job about a month after I started.  At the end of June, hubby, baby and I went on a mini-vaca to San Diego at my parent's timeshare for a week.  It was splendid.  Wish I was there now. 

In July, my sister got married in Napa.  Actually, forget San Diego. Napa is where it's at!  It was stunning, amazing, and nothing short of fabulous!!  We went to the incredible Bouchon Bakery.

Tiny inside, but everything is absolute perfection. The food looks like something right out of a Nancy Meyers film.

And then attended my sister's wedding in St. Helena at the stunning winery of V. Sattui.  Congrats again Natalie & Ryan!  Here are a few pictures from their big day.
Photo credit: Robert Cristie Photography

Gorgeous seating card by The Pomegranate Basket

Me and my other sister Liv at the reception.  Wine barrels surrounded the room.  Uh-mazing!

My 2 favorites, Hubby & Hudson

Before heading home, we decided to stay a couple of nights in the great city of San Francisco.  Went to a Dodgers vs. Giants game (Go Dodgers! I'm an L.A. girl. What do you expect?).  Ate a hot dog and drank a beer.  Shopping downtown.  Ate a hot clam chowder bread bowl at Fisherman's Wharf.  Rode the Trolley car.  Yeah, we did all of those tourist-y things, felt like complete dorks, and HAD A BLAST!

At the end of summer, I left my little part-time/full-time job.  Let's just say that it was the right thing to do for me and my family.  Fall of 2011 was just spent figuring out what the next step would be.  I got back to the basics and remembered that I've ALWAYS wanted to have my own business.  I daydreamed as a kid that I would have my own flower shop, book store, bakery....something creative.

Then, along came a little venture/adventure that I like to call Magpie Event Co.  I've been in event planning off and on for a number of years.  That combined with my love of sweets, I decided to specialize in creating beautiful custom candy stations for weddings, parties, and corporate events.  In just the few short months that it has been around, we have been seriously blessed by the outpouring of support from not only friends and family, but by other fabulous local creatives and our new clients!

We (my sister Natalie is my partner in crime) will be launching our new blog in the coming weeks.  I'll still be posting recipes for all my foodie friends, but we will also include some DIY projects, inspiration boards, real events, and other cool things like that.

So, stay tuned.  I'll keep you all updated on the things to come!