Eating, Exercise & Meditation

Eating, Exercise & Meditation

Taking care of yourselves during the Summer is so important. With the heat, harsh rays, and many events and activities, we are exposed to the outdoors more than usual! Days are longer which means we are out and about for more hours of the day. To give ourselves some TLC we stick to a regimen of eating well, exercising, and meditating. Eating Eating right is about customizing a meal plan that works for you. Having plenty of nutritious options in the house are the right start to making sure you are eating well. Try to prepare your meals ahead of time so you can grab and go the essentials. Have an abundant fruit bowl at all times to curb our sweet tooth. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Having balanced meals throughout the day will give you the most energy and prevent an afternoon crash. Always have small snacks to avoid fast-food and stops at convenience stores where the options are not always the best. Exercise Your workout should reflect your lifestyle. Even if you don’t have time to attend a formal gym, make sure you stay stretched and active will aid in your overall energy. Making sure you are active can be as easy as parking further away at the store, so you get some extra steps in. Choose the stairs rather than the elevator. Especially as the weather becomes breezy and cooler at night, a brisk walk around the block will energize you! Meditation We like to meditate for at least ten minutes a day. Early in the morning before any chaos can cloud our mind,...
Planning A Big Wedding (Or Event!) On A Small Budget

Planning A Big Wedding (Or Event!) On A Small Budget

As event planners, we talk a lot about budget. It’s the foundation of your entire event. Knowing how much to spend and how to create a vision on a certain budget can of course be challenging. Planning a big wedding or event while sticking to a smaller budget can be extra challenging. Booking quality vendors and achieving a beautiful aesthetic can be done, it’s all about how you approach it! Start with the Vendors Booking quality vendors for your wedding or event are priority. There is always room to save in other areas, when it comes to a reliable and professional vendor we encourage stretching the budget in those areas. That’s not to say a cheaper price tag does not mean quality, but often in the industry you get what you pay for. For example, on your wedding day you should look for a photographer that brings a second shooter for the best photos. Your caterer should include a team of staff. Always ask what is included in the price. You may be able to get more bang for your buck with a certain vendor so always know what their package includes! The Details Can Be Duped!  We hate to break it to you, but your dream Pinterest table setting costs A LOT. Just one table on some of the Pinterest boards can be thousands of dollars. Now multiply by how many tables you need to seat all your guests. However, these photos are wonderful inspiration to find less expensive versions of the look you want for your event or wedding. Having a wedding planner to locate rental companies...
When You’re Not Longer Interested In Planning For Your Wedding Day

When You’re Not Longer Interested In Planning For Your Wedding Day

Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming task. If you have already invested a lot of time and decided you simply do not want to plan your wedding day, we have your solution! When you are no longer interested in planning your big day, seek out a wedding planner to organize what you already have put together. Events By Deb can step in at any stage. Just Started? We are often contacted by clients who have begun the process of booking vendors but realized wedding planning was just not for them. Maybe you are over-extending your free time and want to claim your nights and weekends back. The need to keep up with emails from vendors and make sure everyone is on the same page can turn one task into five tasks very quickly. Often, we find we tackle one item on our to-do list and it reveals several more things we didn’t think of! That’s okay! If you have a start already, we can take a look at what you have and go from there. The most important part about this stage is that you have defined a direction. You have an idea about what you want (even if you don’t!) and have a couple of pieces done we can then solidify and work with. If there are some aspects you are excited about such as choosing the décor, we can make sure you have a larger involvement in what you are interested in. In Too Deep? Did you get a lot of your wedding planned and then just hit a brick wall? If you feel like you...
4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

We love celebrating Independence Day! The 4th of July is a landmark summer celebration that invites the town together with food and fun. As the first holiday of the summer season, making this day special is easier than you might think! Preparation Is Key The first step is to choose a date and let your town departments in on the plan. You can keep your parade low-key by choosing a dead-end street and making a quick stop at each home to let them know what you have in mind. If you want something a little larger scale, consult with your town police and fire department so they are on the same page in case they are needed for anything. This is a great idea no matter the size of your parade in case any permits or emergency services are needed. Your local police and fire departments may be able to stop in for the festivities which will get the kids extra excited! Involve the Community Entertainment is abundant in your community! Contact local school bands to see if they want to participate in leading your parade with music! Reaching out to after-school activity groups and local rec centers can provide amazing talent that will take your parade to the next level. Gymnasts, hula-hoopers, face-painters, and musicians will add a creative element to your celebration. If you are planning your parade on a residential street, involving the homes is a great way to bring families out into the action. With enough notice, little ones can set up lemonade booths, popsicle stands, or prepare tables where participants can pick up kazoos,...