heygorgevents In college I was a NCAA gymnast for Michigan State and since our competitive season always started the first week after Christmas, we were required to travel back to campus on December 26th for practice. One year, we were expected to get a terrible ice and snow storm on Christmas Day so my parents and I made the tough decision for me to make the nearly 7 hour drive and head back to campus the afternoon of Christmas so I would arrive back safe and in one piece. At that time in 2006 (time sure does fly!) @andrewbosse and I had been dating almost a year and he kindly offered to drive back the hour from his parents so I wouldn't be by myself in my little house I shared with my non athlete roomie (hi Kalena!) We ended up watching movies all day in Apb's little college house and when it came time for dinner and we were nearly snowed in, we had to work with what he had; one family box of so-awful-for-you-but-so-good Velveeta mac and cheese. Ketchup on top. With a side of milk. We ate platefuls of the stuff that day and since we knew we would one day get married, laughed about how this would become a tradition in our home for years to come.

We've since upgraded from flimsy paper plates to these cute festive @crateandbarrel ones passed from my sweet Mom, and Andrew now makes homemade mac and cheese each year with things like bacon and gruyere cheese, but the tradition is just as sweet. Traditions make life rich. They are the glue that often holds families together. They add meaning and value to the little things that end up being the big things. And I hope from the very bottom of my heart, one day God-willing, our kids will love Christmas Day mac and cheese as much as their mom and dad do. You can bet what our day looks like over here :) Merry Christmas, sweet friends!Sending you love and peace from our home to yours. Xo #hgeliving #crateandbarrel #holidaytraditions #thebossesdowinter #merrychristmas
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  •   shannonrosepetals Love this! 2d
  •   exuberant_one AMAZING STORY THAT CREATED A TRADITION!!! 2d
  •   mospensstudio Merry Christmas! 2d
  •   riveroakscharleston Love how our stories together grow with our marriage ....yours has a cute beginning ....and a Merry CHRISTmas to you! 2d
  •   bmbarrow Love the tradition it started. 2d
  •   connieechang Such a cute tradition. :) 1d
  •   janetrcave Such a sweet story! Merry Christmas!! 1d
  •   reveriemade Love this. I hope the mac was delish and I hope your sweet mom and wonderful dad had the best Christmas. Missing my Canada parents. 17h

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heygorgevents We are hosting family tomorrow for a home cooked meal, double chocolate cake, Christmas cheer and lots of love. I'll be using these fresh greens to decorate our table and lots of candlelight. Simple is best right? If anyone in Grand Rapids is alone or has no where to go for the evening please email me hello@heygorg.com. Our home is open to you and we'd love to celebrate the season with you at our table. Merry Christmas friends! Signing off for real now :) #merrychristmas #thebossesdowinter #hgeblooms 3d
  •   lreedz @lhnyhan lambear 🐏 3d
  •   jojasenski Bless your generous heart Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays! 3d
  •   birchandbrassrentals So, so sweet of you to offer that. I hope to do the same when I have a home, too. 3d
  •   farahchou You are so cute 3d
  •   bmwalker So sweet! Holidays are best filled with laughter and loved felt in a messy kitchen, table full of people and with an open heart! xx 3d
  •   altoannie I'm flying to GRR tomorrow :) 3d
  •   idealeventsanddesign We'll be watching Home Alone and making homemade Mac&cheese tomorrow 3d
  •   littledovie Swoon 3d

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heygorgevents So the light in the new #hgestudio doesn't suck. #ohmyheart #hgeblooms #holidayblooms 4d

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heygorgevents It you need us, @zoefrancine and I will be sitting in the basement on our new finished floors soaking in how truly beautiful it all is. Guys, I wish you could all be here to see this space in person. I can tell a lot of special and meaningful and beautiful things are going to be created in here. I just know it. #hgestudio #findingjoy #sograteful 4d
  •   heygorgevents @greysondesign you too Val!! 4d
  •   sarah.k.smith Thank you! Great find!! Xx 4d
  •   2girlsandaparty aaawww she is adorable and that floor and rug are stunning!!!! Can't wait for more updates!!! 3d
  •   lindykweim So, so happy for you Rhi! What a sweet Christmas present and an amazing way to end the year. Sending you Christmas hugs @heygorgevents ! xoxo 3d
  •   emilyrenaedavis I'm obsessed with her. Let me know if you ever need a dog sitter. 3d
  •   jesskilz1 Oh Zo! It's beautiful @heygorgevents!! Although I think you should've posted the pic with Andy sprawled out in exhaustion instead! 3d
  •   danielle_honea Yay! Congrats! I know you will bless others with what God has blessed your family with 3d
  •   carriedrier Me too @heygorgevents. I'm going to text you about this weekend. 2d

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heygorgevents I've been collecting the most gorgeous French silk ribbons for @kristinamcoates wedding in March and slowly but surely my collection has grown into the perfect mix of textures and hues to really make her florals shine on the big day. Blushes, ivories, whites and pops of mustard, gold and cocoa will be going into this one of a kind #hgewedding :) #ribbonfetish #loveprettystuff #findyourjoy #seattlewedding #lovejustsayingthewordcocoa 4d

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heygorgevents We worked overtime last week to get these beauties in the mail on Friday and I have to say it was well worth the hundreds of licked stamps and ribbon bows, raffia filled boxes and carefully checked guest list, and one now crazy upside down assembly space (which is our dining room area while we finish the basement studio; check my last post for more!) Working with such an incredible artist as @jenny_sanders_ is such a blessing; her lovely calligraphy, watercolor skills and talent made these invites for our March event in Seattle just shine. I added in the custom wood medallion tags with the client's monogram (also created by Jenny!), sourced out the vintage stamps and styled it all in a slate gray box mailer with Jenny's hand lettering on the front. This photo doesn't show it but the entire suite is done on 330 lb paper with letterpress and gold foil. A true keepsake for such a very sweet couple. I'm very much counting down the days until the big day because truly it's going to be one for the books just full of carefully thought out and very intentional details! #hgewedding #hgestyling #theacostasdosodo #gracelineart 5d

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heygorgevents Tomorrow Christmas comes a little bit early for me when our beautiful mahogany distressed wood floor is finally installed in the #hgestudio (we actually bought laminate so I can create and design florals without fear of ruining pricey hardwood!) I'll be channeling my inner Annie and singing 'Tomorrow' all day long. #apbhasworkedsohard #somuch #dust #bigstuffwillhappenhere 6d

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heygorgevents There's still tons of goodies left here at our holiday pop up at @sweetheatheranne! Small and medium arrangements, a few wreaths, cake in a jar, macarons and delish pickled items from @centralprovisions :) swing by! We would all love to see you! #hgeblooms #holidaypopup 7d

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heygorgevents Happy Friday, friends! I'm still taking some much needed time away from social media this holiday season but I had to remind y'all I'll be over at @sweetheatheranne tomorrow from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm selling handmade wreaths, floral arrangements and other fun creations! The bakery gals, Central Provisions team and I would love to see you :) #holidaypopup #shopsmall #hgeblooms 1w

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heygorgevents These custom wood medallions, engraved with a client's lovely handcrafted monogram (by the one and only @jenny_sanders_) will be the perfect finishing touch to their very special box mailer invitations heading out to guests next week. I love dreaming up all of the special touches that go into making my clients weddings so unique and beautiful! @kristinamcoates I hope you're so excited! :) #hgewedding 2w

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heygorgevents Started to build my 2015 client experience packages and boom! @chandonusa gets it right. Each bag will be getting one of these pretties next year. I hope all you #hgeclients love a little bubbly :) 3w

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heygorgevents If I'm honest, I'd tell you for me, my selfish quest for ultimate perfection often leads to feelings of ungratefulness and other not great things. Typing that out sort of hurts my heart a bit because I know I have lists and lists of things to thank the Lord for. But guys, today I want to share that honesty with you. I woke up today and couldn't wait to head to my local @Starbucks to finally snag some of those cute new gift cards. I want to share, as simply as possible my gratitude by spreading just a little bit of joy into random strangers lives with something I often find joy in (a hot cup of coffee or tea!) Gratitude changes everything and my life is so full. Oh and funny enough, as of noon today, all of the 24 @trouvailleworkshop tickets are officially sold out. What are you grateful for today? Leave a comment below and I'll pick a sweet soul at random this week to send a little holiday cheer to! Xo 3w
  •   svanlaan My baby girl and my husband. Trying to be thankful during hard times and holidays taken over with consumerism is so... Difficult. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for what truly matters. 3w
  •   brigetteturner Thankful for a God who is faithful even when we're faithless. He's my favorite. 3w
  •   jlynnelkins @heygorgevents Right now I have a lot to be thankful for. A few weeks ago I made a hard decision and quit my job. I followed my heart and got a job in event planning. You're looking at the new Conference Manger for UCSB! I'm thankful for the sweet ladies who took a chance on me and are willing to mentor me in a job that makes my heart so happy. 3w
  •   mme_ads @heygorgevents Today I am just so grateful for God's Grace and the sweet little smiles my babies give me to brighten up my day! 3w
  •   jewelscoury Grateful that I have finally realized how much I have to be grateful for and that if I surround myself with positive energy in whatever form may be, my soul will reap all the benefits. 3w
  •   triadrealtor I'm grateful for second chances. Every day I am blessed to wake up and start with a clean slate! 2w
  •   heygorgevents @cristina_chapman email me your details!! Xoxo hello@heygorg.com 1w
  •   cristina_chapman @heygorgevents omg that's so sweet!!! :) I'll be emailing you shortly. Happy holidays and thank you! 1w

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heygorgevents It's a wee bit girlie up in here butttt @zoefrancine and I outnumber @andrewbosse soooo... #thebossesdowinter #thebossepad #hgeliving #whenwehavekidsibetwegetaboy 3w

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heygorgevents 'In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence in simplicity.' Henry Wadsworth Longfellow // Fill in this blank: I simplify my life by:____________________________________. 3w
  •   jameekbragg Making decisions based on my life values... figuring out life values is hard work though. 3w
  •   styledtravel Love a good sky shot. I simply my life by being true to myself and doing what makes my heart sing! 3w
  •   alexmeyerevents Only doing one thing at a time, physically and mentally (that's a tough one!). Not letting my mind wander into all the other things I need to do, but focusing on the task at hand, especially if it's time with my hubs! And setting the coffee pot at night. Hot coffee first thing!! 3w
  •   jemacin Believing God. It's simplest every time. 3w
  •   mayillustrator Lovely 3w
  •   koriclarkdesign Saying no... A lot ;) 3w
  •   oohlala9190 Being in the moment! 3w
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heygorgevents 'Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.' Alice Walker // These past five days with @andrewbosse have been a dream. It might be this cheerful and hopeful time of the year or the purposeful time I have spent these past few days away from work and trips and millions of to do lists but I like it. Thank you for the quick snap of our little family @sam_and_brad #hgeliving #thebossesdowinter 4w

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heygorgevents Spent some time today drinking fancy flutes of yummy egg nog (dairy free for the win!), putting up a few more exterior home holiday decorations (Apb and I sat on the icy roof together in our winter gear before deciding we should probably not attempt to string lights on the top most peak of our home), and at long last, digging into my very gorgeous business holiday cards from the very talented and sweet team over at @smittenonpaper. I cannot wait for these to arrive into the hands of colleagues and clients all over the world. Nothing better than spreading Christmas cheer right? Now off to an early movie and dinner out with my handsome main squeeze before a day of work prep tomorrow for a new week! @trouvailleworkshop tickets go on sale tomorrow night at midnight, my friends and it truly feels like Christmas Eve today :) #hgeliving #thebossesdowinter #hgestyling #trouvailleworkshop 4w

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heygorgevents It's the mossst wonderfullll time offfff the yearrrr! #thisdogthough #thesweetest #zoegram #thebossesdowinter #decoratingallweekend 4w

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heygorgevents Since Apb and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner last year and have the honor of Christmas dinner duties this year, this cute little ghost pumpkin from the talented @lhcalligraphy (obviously I had to add a dusty rose velvet bow to it) is being brought over to my sister in laws for a festive holiday dinner this evening! I baked two dozen dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache for the occasion, and the Mr. whipped up bacon, Brie and caramelized onion tarts. We made for a stellar team in the kitchen today. Guys, I'm so thankful for so many gifts and blessings this year. It feels like I'm in this transitional phase of life right now and for the first time ever, I'm truly perfectly content with being somewhere in the middle. Happy Thanksgiving to you all my friends! We all have so much to celebrate. #hgeliving #begratefulforthenow 4w

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