In Pursuit of...the Perfect Outfit by Monika Witkowski

The Final Four is only a few days away, and while our Kentucky Wildcats are in pursuit of perfection, we have been in pursuit of the perfect game day outfits. Searching our favorite boutiques, shops, and online sites, we have planned a perfect array of adorable UK and Kentucky blue pieces to vamp up your game day festivities. Just like the cats, make sure your fashion game stays undefeated this season!

Write This Down by Monika Witkowski

Not only event planners plan. We all get that sudden itch to organize our monthly, weekly, and daily thoughts. Unfortunately, life experiences, ideas, recipes, and the never ending bullet lists end up on a million tiny post it notes, dinner napkins, and random magazine tear outs. Now remember, there's a difference between appointments and thoughts. STAY ORGANIZED.

Heres the trick! Keep using your 2015 agendas but strictly for appointments and deadlines only. We find that when we separate our creativity from what is actually taking place, it establishes balance. Don't just type it into your iPhone, write it down! Being in the planning industry, we obviously love jotting our notes in style. Having a swanky notebook or two will persuade you to actually use them as opposed to having dust collectors at your bottom desk drawer. Color coordinate, label, or separate each by working topics. Leave one on your night stand to free up stress or utilize it as a creative outlet to end the day.

The best ideas flood our brain when we least expect them to, and hey... if you have notebooks as cute as these, you will want to bring them with you everywhere you go! 

l Click on notebook to purchase OR if you're a super crafty individual looking to take on the next project, follow this link for a DIY notebook project.

We've got the blues by Tiffani Sparks

In honor of our boys playing in the elite 8 today I thought we'd throw some blue your way! If you're planning a wedding, especially during basketball season in the bluegrass you might want to incorporate some royal blue into your scheme. You can very easily go overboard, but I assure you there is a tactful way to represent!

Subtly incorporate blue and white stripes in your table scheme. 

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This would make for a wonderful spring bridesmaids dress!

Customized labels for beer or wine. 

This awesome topper would be great for a grooms cake.

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And you can't go wrong with blue and seersucker! 

Spring in Kentucky by Tiffani Sparks

What's our favorite thing about spring in Kentucky? Well mostly everything, but we tried to narrow it down to just a few. 

Daffodils! One of the first signs of spring sprouts up, like little ray of sunshine after all of the snow has melted. 

Daffodils! One of the first signs of spring sprouts up, like little ray of sunshine after all of the snow has melted. 

Keeneland, of course. If you are a true Kentuckian you live for opening weekend! There's nothing quite like bright ensembles, bourbon, and betting.  

Keeneland, of course. If you are a true Kentuckian you live for opening weekend! There's nothing quite like bright ensembles, bourbon, and betting.  

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Outdoor patios. After a long winter nothing can quench our thirst quite like an outdoor patio and an adult beverage. 

Outdoor patios. After a long winter nothing can quench our thirst quite like an outdoor patio and an adult beverage. 

Country drives along the historical stone fences. Kentucky really is just beautiful. 

Country drives along the historical stone fences. Kentucky really is just beautiful. 

And with spring comes offspring. Everywhere you look there is new life. You can't miss seeing the foals clinging to their mothers while driving down the rolling countryside.

And with spring comes offspring. Everywhere you look there is new life. You can't miss seeing the foals clinging to their mothers while driving down the rolling countryside.

Spring Flowers by Tiffani Sparks

Spring seems to bring a pop of color and a bit more cheer to our days. From the first signs of daffodils to when tulips and Iris's are in full bloom, we should definitely take advantage of the all that spring has to offer! Flower arrangements do not always have to be a simple vase and a bunch of flowers. Bouquets can be placed in anything from tires and tins to fruits and baskets. Who doesn't feel more cheery when walking into a room of Tulips? 

Cocktail Charm by Monika Witkowski

As the warmer weather approaches, our taste buds crave refreshing sips of flavor. We've picked a few charming cocktail recipes infused with mouthwatering fruits, spring flowers, spices, and of course... ALCOHOL! All perfect for event creativity or in home entertainment.

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Sometimes it's all about presentation. Add a few herbs or flowers into ice cube trays for a rejuvinating, refreshing, & relaxing spring welcome at your event.


Let's Get Wired by Monika Witkowski

We ADORE fashion jewelry, especially the kind that is made right here in the good ole' state of Kentucky. Not only do we wear it, but we love to spread the word and give event planners and our brides gift inspiration!

Chunky bangles are all the rage, and they seem to be filling up jewelry counters at local boutiques everywhere!

However, these bangles in particular caught our eye at a local fair. Let’s just say it was hard to pass up the Wire 2 Wire table where Stephanie was hand making jewelry on site. The lively stone jewelry laid on a table that was impossible to get to. After managing to squeeze through, one can see what the fuss is all about! Abalone shell, citrine stones, lava rock, turquoise, terra stones, agate stones, and a countless amount of other beautiful wire stone jewelry created a rocket science experience in choosing a perfect color combination.

The stones on these bracelets are massive, which is what makes the detail so perfectly imperfect. As I like to say, it's wrist art!

My Personal Selection

My Personal Selection

For all you Kentucky Wildcat fans out there, here's a fun "Cat's Fan" bundle to celebrate yesterdays SEC Championship win and our undefeated season.

Cats Bundle (featured with Kentucky Coin bangle)

Cats Bundle (featured with Kentucky Coin bangle)

Pre-made single bracelets and colored stacks are sold online and at select local Kentucky boutiques. If you have a special request, you can personally e-mail Wire 2 Wire Designs at wire2wiredesignsbysteph@gmail.com. If you don't know where to start, you can check out the Facebook page to get Stephanie's daily inspirations. The gorgeous selection can be a little bit overwhelming, but once you choose the perfect pieces, you'll be addicted and wanting more!

Additional favorites:

Silver Druzy Stone Ring

Silver Druzy Stone Ring

Custom made necklace with feather detail

Custom made necklace with feather detail

Leather wrap bracelet

Leather wrap bracelet




Spring Forward Playlist by Monika Witkowski

Okay...so clearly Punxsutawney Phil lied to us this year. Although the snow has been beautiful, we're completely over it's messy burdens. Who's ready to get back into planning mode? Here's a little weekend playlist to lift our cold spirits and put a little pep back into our step as we set the clocks forward tonight and impatiently await the colorful bloom.

Warning: may cause excessive smiling and or one to dance around while lip-syncing into a hairbrush*

  1. "Big Jet Plane"(Acoustic), Angus & Julia Stone
  2. "Hunter", Pharrell Williams
  3. "Dog Days Are Over", Florence & the Machine
  4. "Blue Jeans", Lana Del Ray
  5. "7/11", Beyonce
  6. "Crazy in Love (Remix 2014)", Beyonce
  7. "Vienna", Billy Joel
  8. "Love Me Again", John Newman
  9. "Sugar", Maroon 5
  10.  "Earned It", The Weekend
  11. "Sun Daze", Florida Georgia Line
  12. "Dear Future Husband", Meghan Trainor
  13. "3AM", Matchbox 20
  14. "Firestone", Kygo
  15. "One Last Night", Vaults
  16. "Uptown Funk", Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars