Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep....these kids are gettin' hitched!! 
We couldn't be ANY MORE excited than we are!!
Yes, it is THAT beautiful! I just can't stop looking at it. The boy did WELL. 
So what's the very first thing that any Bride does (after squealing like a little girl, sending mass photo text messages and running all over town telling family & friends), buy a magazine! 
And yes, we've already received our first Wedding Gift!! My sweet friend Amy had a good hunch this day would be coming for us and she's been working on this for quite a while. Each button is individually sewn by hand onto the fabric.

It was love at first sight. 
And I may have cried a little. Because it all started feeling REAL. And it was sinking in.....
"Crap, we've got to plan a wedding."
More details coming soon on the "Engagement Story" because they involve professional photos from my fave photog, Julie @ Captured Photography. Yeah, he had a pro snapping pics the whole time. I CANNOT wait to see them!

Needless to say, I'm sure there will be many annoying wedding-related blog posts to come, but I promise I won't be a Bridezilla. I like to think that after 14 trips down the aisle as a bridesmaid, I kinda have a handle on this whole "wedding business".

To answer the round of questions that we've been getting for the past 11 days:

1. We're thinking September 28.
2. No, we're not 100% sure on location yet.
3. Yes, we've got a color scheme.
4. No, I've not looked at dresses yet. (But I am SUPER excited to do that part!!) 


**Saturday, December 1st, come visit me and my booth at the Baxter Elementary School "Tinsel Towne" from 10a - 6p!!**

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stafford Wedding

Tricked some of you with the title, eh? (For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, check back tomorrow for a BIG announcement!!)

One of the NICEST and SWEETEST ladies you will EVER meet works with me at the hospital. Her name is Judy and if you don't love her, you just should, kthanks.

Recently she ordered a wedding gift for a young couple that works in her department who were married over the weekend.


Many, Many years of blessings and happiness for the Staffords!!

Remember, tomorrow, SUPER BIG announcement!!!

**Saturday, December 1st, come visit me and my booth at the Baxter Elementary School "Tinsel Towne" from 10a - 6p!!**

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Hodges

I first met Brittany YEARS ago, like back in the teenage years, so we're talking 13-14 years ago. No lie. She's a super sweet girl, always has been. Recently Brittany married Nick and they had a GOREGOUS fall wedding. This was what I like to call, a "magazine wedding."

She ordered this canvas for their big day..



These are just a few pics I stole off her FB page (hope you don't mind). 
She had alot of pumpkins and all of them had cutesy sayings on them. However, this one was my absolute favorite. For those of you who don't recognize it, it's Barney Stinson's favorite saying on "How I Met Your Mother."
The new Mr. & Mrs. 
Thanks so much for the special order Brittany! So happy for you & the hubs!! Many, many years of happiness to you both!

**Saturday, December 1st, come visit me and my booth at the Baxter Elementary School "Tinsel Towne" from 10a - 6p!!**

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Monday Mashup

Another contender for this blog title was "iPhone Photo Dump"...maaan, I love this new piece of technology I have. Although I hate that I lost the photos and sweet videos of the boys on my other phone. Oh well. 

There's LOTS to share so here's a little review...

Halloween 2012...our two favorite (& only trick-or-treaters). 
Knowing that we wouldn't be bombarded with visitors on Halloween, I made dinner and this fella was pretty satisfied. 
I had ingredients on hand to make two new dishes that I found on where else, Pinterest. This butter garlic pull apart bread was ahhhh-mazing as is evidenced by how little was left and don't worry...what you see below wasn't left long after the pic.
The MAIN dish...the dish to end all dishes...the one that according to S I can make once a week, take to every function we ever have to go to, make for every time we have guests over...THE DISH. And in his exact words, "You should blog about this!" Ask & ye shall receive.

Simple & oh sooo YUM! Cut up a few potatoes, an onion, a pepper or two and a couple of smoke sausage...drizzle olive oil, salt, pepper & any other seasonings you wish...toss...throw in a pan...bake at 400 for about an hour. Dinner is served. We also had a salad....but you know what one of those looks like.
For a different Halloween event this year, my sister and I dressed up as our favorite insurance mascot...Mayhem. 
Riley's not the BIGGEST fan of this Kindergarten gig, but he's doing really well. Especially when he gets some major help on this homework. 

The LOVELY Julie Wilken made my traditional pictures with the boys for Christmas cards back several weeks ago....pictures are in & cards are ordered, here's a little sneaky peeky. 

Last weekend, I had 2 Paint Parties in 3 days....busy, busy. I just love this mother-daughter duo below! Such sweet sweet ladies!! So glad they got to come and paint together!
Following in big brother's footsteps, little brother's already seeking help for his "homework". 
This past weekend, we had absolutely ZERO plans so I painted....ALOT. And then I got sick and here we are today. 
And I'll leave you with some SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!
Come see me and my "booth" at Tinsel Towne on December 1!!!! YAY! I'm SOOOO excited!! 

**P.S. Christmas Ordering ended Friday...thanks to all who got their orders in before the deadline. Annnd...all 3 Paint Parties that I offered spots for this season have been filled! Thanks to all my party painters...you gals rock!**









Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Snowy Snowmen

Since Christmas Ordering season is in full swing, (remember you have until 10pm on Friday, November 9, to submit your orders), I thought this would be a great time to share with you some gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!!

Who doesn't love snowmen? I mean, really.

These are perfect for teachers, Sunday School teachers, Secret Sisters, co-workers, your hair stylist, your nail artist, your neighbor, your babysitter, hostess gifts, the list just goes on and on.

 You can go the generic, "Let it Snow" route, or.....
 Personalize it!

I'm selling these 8x10 cuties for just $20! They make the PERFECT gift!! 
See the Contact page up top for ordering info. **REMEMBER: 10pm, Friday, November 9**