Every year the hubby and I host an annual pool party to celebrate summer with our family and friends. This year, I decided to add a little simply loves twist to the day and really celebrate in coordinated style!

Guests were treated to pulled turkey and cheese sandwiches, fruit pizza, sweet cupcakes and snow cones! With the sun shinning, the kids swam while the adults enjoyed great conversation, cold beverages and a little late night bonfire.

Added bonus? My family made the seven hour trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I was able to swipe my brother’s camera to shoot these amazing memories seen below. Future career in photographer??? Maybe so… but until then enjoy the party!

shauna ♥


It might be something small, a mere mention on another website, but to me it’s the beginning of dreams coming true!!! “They know my name! They know my name”, I happily shouted when I first clicked on the link today. It’s definitely the little things that make all the hard work so worth it!

PHUONG + DAVID {6.23.12}

I have been DYING to blog about Phuong + David’s AMAZING wedding day!!! Having worked with Phuong at Coach for a couple of years, I had a pretty good understanding of her wedding vision but more importantly, I felt like I could really relate with Phuong + David, the couple. Phuong is hilarious and the life of any party, while David is more than happy to sit back, relax and watch her shine!! So, I was just beyond estatic when she agreed to my crazy idea of being the first Simply Loves Wedding & Design bride! I felt so honored to be apart of their lives for over 18 months looking at venues, picking flowers and of course helping with all the little details that made their day everything they wanted.

In my mind, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing two people, so madly in love who want to share that love in front of their closest family and friends. And to be a part of that, to witness that, it’s exactly WHY I wanted to start planning weddings! It’s a feeling that just can’t be described. And as a “newbie” wedding coordinator, I don’t think I could have asked for a more perfect “first” couple!

I was also able to meet some pretty amazing vendors along the way and I’m beyond THRILLED that Phuong was so persistant in her desire for a wedding videographer {and sadly after seeing the video, a bit jealous that I wasn’t so persistant for my own!}. I’m also absolutely convinced that every bride needs to meet and book Natin from Morenostudio’s!!!! Thanks to him and his AMAZING talents, Phuong + David will forever be able to cherish this beautiful memory of their perfect day!

Phuong + David from MORENOSTUDIO on Vimeo.


Well, another week has gone by and I’m still without internet at my house, which makes it very difficult to blog. No matter how many great post ideas I have! But, it’s Wednesday and that means another addition of “What I Wore Wednesday”. I was craving comfort and sensibility today, so I went with a very laid-back look. Wearing my favorite shoes and probably the most comfortable pants I own, I approached my day with ease.

I hope everyone else enjoyed their day and once my internet is finally running, I’ll share all about our new house project!

shauna ♥

{shirt} Garage {pants} J. Crew {shoes} Nine West {jewels} J. Crew


It’s “What I Wore Wednesday” and this morning I had summer romance on my mind thanks to all the amazing Simply Loves Wedding & Design weddings currently filling my brain! So I picked out the most feminine, flowery dress complete with ruffles that I could find. Added some pearls and bangles for extra fun and voila! A perfect summer look! {I did toss around the idea of a woven belt, but I wore a cardigan this morning and I didn’t want the belt to compete. I probably should have opted for the belt! HA!}

shauna ♥

{dress} Lauren Conrad {shoes} Adrienne Vittadini {jewels} Stella & Dot and Target

may you find inspiration in the big picture, but find love in the details