Friday, June 24, 2011

10 Years in the Making!

Today is a day nearly 10 years in the making.
It's Amanda & Kahl's Wedding Day!

{Me and A on my wedding day...Sanderson Images}

For the Happy Couple: A Poem on Marriage, as Spoken by A on our wedding day!
{The Art of Marriage, Wilferd A. Peterson}

The little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating
gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of
an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

Love you, Princess! Congratulations to you both!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Tomorrow is my "Friday" at work because on Friday I'm headed to Georgia for a Bachelorette weekend at the BEACH. Oh how I long for Salt Air in my Hair...

{original art print by katie daisy. get your copy on Etsy at The Wheatfield}

Georgia Beach = St. Simon = J's Bachelorette = Crazy good time with my PIC and several other lovelies

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Maga

Sarah Elizabeth Moore Walp
08/06/1921 - 06/07/2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

A's Bubbly Bridal Shower!

Continuing with the theme of long-overdue-posts...

Here's a little bit more about A's Bridal Shower!

The theme for the shower was "Around the Clock". If you've never heard of that - it's a great way to make sure the bride-to-be receives a wide variety of gifts because each guest is assigned a time and they bring a gift or gifts that the bride {or the couple} might use at that time of the day. For example, bath towels would be great for an early morning time since people usually shower in the morning. You might give a set of their wedding china for a dinner time assignment. Etc. Etc.

The other "theme" of the day was Champagne! A loves her bubbly so I made sure to not only have plenty of it, but to incorporate it into decor and activities as well.

The most major way was with a Champagne Tasting - yum! Okay, so most of the choices weren't actually "champagne" because they weren't from Champagne, France...but, it was all delcious just the same.

The tasting was not formal in any way - I just explained the selection and let everyone try at their own pace. The options were different varieties of sparkling wine and champagne rather than different brands of the same variety. Most were a brand called Freixenet {fresh-eh-net} because that's A's favorite. The went from Brut {the most dry} to Spumante {the sweetest}. I made up posters to help everyone figure it out and also put out a little book with the tasting notes for each bottle. There were about 3 or 4 varieties in addition to the ones on the poster.

We had plenty of champagne flutes for everyone but the bride had a special one! It's ever so slightly tinted pink. I was too busy running around that I forgot to have it out for her already so I ran over to remedy the situation. I merely told A that it was there and ready for her next glass, but oh no - she dumped her current selection into the pink glass and handed me back the clear one. I should have known better!

Here's an up-close picture where it's a little easier to see the color of the glass:

I can't believe the wedding is in 18 Days!! I'm SO excited and so happy for A & K!!
Sorry to get all mushy-gushy on you, but I've seen their relationship from the very HIGH SCHOOL, so I just can't help it!
{I can hardly write a blog post without tearing am I supposed to make it through a wedding toast?!}

We leave for A's Bachelorette Weekend on Friday. Once again, she doesn't know all the details so I can't talk about them yet, but I can tell you we'll be doing a little LOT more of this!!:

I have lots more to post about the bridal shower, so check back later this week!!

{All Photograhs were taken by Wade Chi and he is awesome}

Friday, June 3, 2011

Up Next...

{details from A's Shower!}

{All Photography by Wade Chi}

Thursday, June 2, 2011

DIY Ottomans

This update is long {long} overdue. I just hadn't taken any pictures yet. Way back {in November} I posted a quick peek at the progress I had made on my ottomans but never posted about the finished product!

I started with these ottomans {from K-Mart!}

And then I stayed up all night removing the horrible fabric, tufting buttons and staples...
the second one went a lot faster but my hands were bruised for days!

I used the same foam cushion but covered it with new cotton batting and this fabric from premier prints

Next time I think I will use a pattern that is more forgiving if the fabric doesn't go on perfectly straight.

I'm still playing around with different trays to use on top for a flat surface

So, {considering this is the very first re-upholstery job I've ever done...} What do you think?!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dream BIG

"We Shape Our Destiny if we Believe in the Beauty of Our Dreams"
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