Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! Here you will get to know me—the “sweet girl” behind the dessert tables. The girl who loves to create. The proud mama who loves her boys to no bounds and the wife that thanks her lucky stars every day to have her husband, her best friend & business partner, by her side. Whether you visiting our blog or the first time or have stopped by before, please know that I’m incredibly grateful that you are here and look forward to getting to know you. So sit back, grab a large cup of coffee (or cake pop) and enjoy!

World: Meet Baby Preston

This picture was taken by Baby Preston’s big brother, Spencer right after we found we were going to be parents to a BOY. I seriously still can’t believe it. A boy!! My third!! Spencer, was so excited the whole week, just knowing he was to the doctor with Mama. Funny part is that although he was in awe at first… after 10 minutes he was so ready to go and get out of there. That is just how our Spence can be, Baby Preston will meet him soon, five more months to be exact.

Life these days has taken a whole new level of balance. As I’ve finally seem to come out of my first trimester morning sickness, I’ve learned to give my body some rest and just take some time out to pause and step back. That is a whole lot easier said than done since my whole life to this point has been running, working on Chic Sweets, being a mother and wife. But trust me, even in the midst of feeling exhausted with feet more swollen than I’m willing to admit, I could not be more blessed and everyday I look in the mirror and I’m still in awe that I taking care of something so precious.

So before (we) rest our head to sleep, just want to share some thoughts for my little nugget.

*My Dearest Baby Preston: I cannot wait to hold you, cover you with TONS of kisses and have you share in our crazy life. I can’t wait to tell you that you can be ANYTHING you want to be in your life. I can’t wait to show you that will grow up to do something that drives you, that sets your heart on fire and that you can be just like your crazy Mama and graduate from UF doing one thing only to find that your path leads you to something else. Preston, we love you so much and in 5 months I will get to tell you everything that fills my heart and so much more. 

Have a good night, my little nugget. Watch those kicks 😉 


Real Wedding: Yellow and Black Damask Table by Lifelong Studios

Image Credit: Lifelong Studios

This next dessert table is proof that inspiration can come from just about anywhere. And in this bride and groom’s case, it was all about the incredible black and yellow palette with modern, whimsical detailing. For me, I was also inspired by one of my dearest role models, Amy Atlas. A few years ago, Amy’s black and yellow damask-prink dessert table was one of the first times I stopped dead in my tracks and told myself, “wow, that is amazing!” Amy is the queen of desserts, and if you haven’t already, her Sweet Designs blog is a must-read.

In terms of overall design, Ally and Ryan were not afraid to “go there” and the result was a gorgeous, graphic inspired affair. Photographed to perfection by Life Long Studios and styled by Staci Mandikas and team over at Unique Event Design, you will love this wedding.

For a link of the complete gallery on Lifelong Studio’s blog here.

Behind the Scenes Notes:
1. Ugh! Why couldn’t I have filled the milk shots before the shots were taken?
2. Towards the end of the wedding, wedding planner Staci Mandikas grabbed our black, Ikea frame, we pushed the dessert table out of the way and had an impromptu photoshoot with Ally and Ryan. So. Much. Fun.

Dessert Table Styling: Chic Sweets
Tissue Poms: Pom Tree
Linens: Connie Duglin
Event Design and Planning: Unique Event Design
Photography: Lifelong Studios
Venue: Lange Farm