Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Open House

The past 5 years have been a whirlwind to say the least.  I graduated college from NKU in December of 2009 and started my own wedding and event planning company, Simply Events, in 2010.

Since then, I moved back to Ohio, got married, went on an awesome honeymoon, moved back to Kentucky, bought a house, had a baby, sold that house, moved back to Ohio, bought a house, hired my first full time employee, planned and coordinated over 150 events & weddings, had another baby, signed a lease on my first office space, and my husband quit is full time job to go full time in the real estate industry. He is now a licensed real estate agent in Ohio and owns his own company, Blue Key Advisors (so, if you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a house in Ohio, call Jamie - shameless plug!)

Let's just say, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me and my family!

Yesterday, I hosted my first holiday open house and I am so amazed with how well it went!! Sometimes I get wrapped up in my crazy life of being a wife to my amazing husband, a mom to my two superhero loving boys, and running my own wedding and event planning business that I forget to stop and remember how truly blessed I am. Yesterday reminded me that I have an amazing support team that consists of family, friends, and event industry professionals - most of which I can truly call friends more than vendors. We had 45 people come to the open house and we collected 53 non-perishable food items which we are going to donate to Matthew 25: Ministries.

Below are some pictures from the open house!!


Strawberry, lemon, and basil infused water!







We collected non-perishable items for Matthew 25: Ministries






















 We had cookies, cookies, and more cookies! 
Thank you Tres Belle for the cute holiday cookies!







 Other office space elements!















Thank you to everyone who came out to check out our new space. I am so grateful for your support and it was so much fun hosting you all!!

Happy holidays!!!

Catie




















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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Office Space!

eeeeekkkkk!!! We are so excited to finally share with you pictures of our new office space!!

We have been in our new space for 1 month now and we are loving every minute of it. We still have so much work to do in getting the design room finished but we just cannot wait any longer to share these photos with you!

Also, a HUGE thank you to Nathan Peel Photography for providing these amazing canvas prints for our consultation space.

Consultation space


Consultation space. Photos on wall provided by Nathan Peel Photograhy
Consultation space. Photos on walls provided by Nathan Peel Photography
Consultation space. Photos on wall provided by Nathan Peel Photography
Cafe de Simply Events!
Help yourself to a nice hot cup of coffee or hot cocoa when you visit!
Design room. This room still needs a lot of work but we are making progress!
Table display in left corner is provided by All Occasions Event Rental.
Sample linens and place settings provided by All Occasions Event Rental.
Sample linens and place setting provided by All Occasions Event Rental.
We LOVE gold and navy!

That is all for now!! We will post more pictures once we finish our design space!! Stay tuned!

- Catie


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Create Decorative Votive Candleholders in 5 Easy Steps!

Are you looking for a fun way to spice up your table d├ęcor for your upcoming event or wedding?! Below, I will teach you how to make decorative votive candleholders in 5 easy steps! This process can also be used for decorating vases, wine or beer bottles and MORE!




Step 1: Gather your supplies

What you need:
Clear votive candleholders
Self-adhesive spray
Scissors
Tape measurer
Decorative piece(s)
(ribbon, lace, burlap, fabric, twine, etc.)





Step 2: Wrap your decorative piece around the votive candleholder to determine where you want it placed (top, middle, bottom).  Using the tape measurer, measure the circumference of your votive candleholder. Mine measured 6 inches.



Step 3: Measure and cut your decorative piece to the length of the circumference you measured in Step 2.



Step 4: Use self-adhesive spray to adhere your decorative piece to the votive candleholder. I recommend doing this step outside or putting down paper towels/newspaper, as this step can get a little messy! Be sure to remove any jewelry from your hands as well to ensure it doesn't get ruined by the adhesive. If you are using multiple decorative pieces or layers, I recommend adhering them together prior to putting them on your votive candleholder.


**Alternate application methods include tacky glue, hot glue or sticky glue dots; however, I found adhesive spray works best.


Step 5: Adhere your decorative piece to the votive candle holder and let dry.




Congratulations! You now have your finished piece! 
Repeat until you have decorated your desired number of votive candleholders.






Happy Crafting!
Laura
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