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top entertaining blogs…am still in shock over the fact that Better Homes & Gardens, the Better Homes & Gardens, one of my favorite mags, has named me and our little ol’ blog one of their Top 10 Entertaining Blogs.  Seriously?!  And I mean could I be in any better company?  Such great gals and blogs…love ya Freutcake!  Thank you BHG, I’m truly honored!

…fell in love, and ordered this dress from TopShop.  You had me at stripes.

…signed on to partner with Wilton throughout the year to bring you an obscene amount of  frosted and sugary treats your way so get ready.  

…began the process to find the perfect scent thanks to Commodity Goods.  They send you different scents to try out for ten days, trying out a new one each day.  After the trial period you choose the one that works best with your body chemistry, then order the full size bottle of that scent.  I mean seriously such a genius concept since I’ve more then once bought a bottle I thought was amazing only to get it home and wear it and realize it just doesn’t work.  Plus it helps that the packaging is simple and gorgeous.

…added tons of new items to The Shop including oversized matches which are already almost sold out and lots of new paper goods.  These notebooks are by far my fave.

…heard that one of my favorite lines is launching a skincare division.  

…started prepping for the 39 x 43 pop up shop I’ll be taking part in later this month.  For one short weekend I’ll be bringing the Shop to life and along with gifts and home decor galore I’ll also be bringing some friends, or rather furniture with me (Society Social).  So you know those bar carts and colored chairs you’ve been eyeing…well Atlanta Loves you’ll be able to test drive them out and take them home along with any other WOM goodness of course.  So mark your calendars for the 22nd-23rd a formal invite to follow.

…loved Domestikated Life’s whiskey party on SMP Living.

…turned the page to a new chapter in WOM’s journey.  One that involves taking on the roll of Editor at Large for Occasions Magazine.  As you know I’ve been involved with Occasions for quite some time now creating shoots and working with so many talented Creatives at the magazine and in the Atlanta area.  So when Heather tapped me to help grow their online presence and continue my work with the print editorial shoots I was filled with a mix of honor, shock, excitement, and a little bit of fear.  But after many conversations, and long night talks with myself, God and my husband I said yes.  So what does all this mean exactly?  Nothing will change for WOM or for the contributing and partnering I do with other brands, magazines and websites.  Also this does not mean I am running into the bridal world and not looking back.  Occasions, while yes driven by bridal, is all about celebrating and entertaining in style.  Something I believe in whole heartedly.  I’ll be working hard to bring new, fresh and original content to their website, making it truly an inspirational destination along with pushing the boundaries of my editorial work.  If we’re not growing we’re dying right?  Along for the ride will of course be Rustic White and a whole slew of talent.  This will not happen overnight, and we’re just now starting to lay the groundwork for what I hope will be a very exciting journey I’ll take you all on.  And with that being said I would love to hear from you, the audience. What kind of content would you like to see more of on Occasions?  What can we do better?  What are we doing that you love?  I want t0 know it all so please let me know below your thoughts because I’m listening Loves!  truly, MKR     


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  • This is so exciting Mandy and I know you will do an amazing job at Occasions. One thing I noticed is their images aren’t big enough to really pin. I’d love if there were more pinnable images as everything is usually so pretty! xx

  • Sarah / 03.02.2014

    Way to go girl about BHG and Occasions. I love Occasions but I’d like to see more roundups. And the font is kind of small and hard to read. But other than that love it all.

  • I love love love all of the wedding features, but I’d like to see some things for those of us beyond the wedding stage of life. Party DIYs & How-tos would be a great addition to the site!

  • How exciting! Congratulations on the feature.

    I, too, am now obsessed with that Topshop dress!

    Suppose Anything Goes

  • Thank you so, so much darling! xo

  • That is a really great suggestion doll and one I’ve been thinking a lot about! Big hugs, and lets get together and chat very soon. xo

  • Thank you so much! I’ll be bringing fresh roundups to the website and than you for the note about the font… make sure to stay tuned!! xo

  • I agree about the images, so beautiful but they need to be bigger to help with the pinning. I’m on it! xo

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