5 Days Until My Wedding: What I’m doing to Prepare!

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I can't believe it, but in just 5 days, I'm going to be a married woman! Am I stressed... yes. Am I a little nervous...yes. Despite all that, given the fact that I am planning a wedding in a city other than the one I am living AND that I was sick leading up to this week, I think I'm handling it all pretty well. In response to my last post on my bachelorette party, a lot of you have been asking me what I'm doing to prepare for this big weekend. To be honest, given that my job is to ... [ Read More ]

Everything Erica’s Bachelorette Weekend in MEXICO!

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Hola! If you couldn't tell from all my Instagram and Facebook posts, I just spent the most incredible weekend in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! Between the food, friends and sun...this weekend couldn't have been more special. I had friends fly in from Chicago, Florida, Sweden, Canada, NYC, Philly and Boston. It made me feel so amazing to see such a wonderful mix of my friends come together and celebrate me. We did everything you could want to do during a bachelorette party. While some of what ... [ Read More ]

Caramelized Garlic, Spinach & Cheddar Tart

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As most of you know, 99.9% of the time, I create my own dishes. It's very rare that I even see a recipe and decide to follow it step by step without changing something along the way. While most people find it comforting to follow a recipe, I just seem to find it stifling and frustrating. However, this weekend, I stepped outside of my comfort zone when I saw this incredible recipe for a caramelized garlic, spinach and cheddar tart in Bon Appétit magazine. Instead of just sending you to the ... [ Read More ]

How to Create a Stress-Free Wedding Seating Chart

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From what I've been told, creating the seating chart for your wedding can be one of the most stressful parts of the planning process. As someone who created mine in under and hour (with almost 240 guests), I'm telling you, it doesn't need to be that way. Today, I'm going to share with you a fool-proof way to create your seating chart and give you a few tips along the way. Long gone are the days of using post it notes and poster board. This is a 2.0 world and we are using technology people! I ... [ Read More ]

Shamrock Shake Remake

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Can we have a heart to heart? I know you're not going to like me very much for telling you this, but that Shamrock Shake you're drinking from McDonalds has enough sugar, calories and fat in it to destroy any diet.  If the 660 calories, 19 grams of fat and 93 grams of sugar don't scare you, how about the list of 54 (yes 54) ingredients and obscure additives?  What about the fact that a 16oz of this green shake has about the same amount of calories as a Big Mac and a small french fry? Nutty ... [ Read More ]