Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Sweet Couple!

Well, as of today, we are 10 days away from the wedding day!

I am SO excited!
We are brushing up on last minute details!

I am so happy that my daughter has found someone as wonderful as Houston.

he fits so perfectly in our goofy family!
(grown men will do anything to entertain little kids)

This is gonna be so much fun!!!!

have a great day y'all!

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Wedding Pen! DIY

That's where I am.
So today I decided to have craft day.
The Wedding Pen is one of those last minute details.
Unimportant as it may seem, to a detail person like myself, it's important.
I'm crazy like that.
Crazy like a fox.

So, here is how to make a pretty Wedding Pen.

First you need ALL of the tools.  I dried some antique baby roses for this pen.  You also need this:
1) floral tape - Michaels
2) a GOOD writing pen. Black ink only with a slim nib. 
3) a medium thick roping - Michaels
4) hot glue gun
5) scissors

I pulled off about 7 stems and a couple of leaves

hot glue the stems onto the top of the pen (the cap part)
BTW.  I forgot to cut of the pocket hook on the pen.  oops.
cut that part off.

go around the top and glue the roses on all the way around

then glue a couple of buds onto the very top to cover the top of the pen
add in a couple of leaves 

take the floral tape and wrap it tightly around the pen top.

glue the end of the roping to the BOTTOM of the pen cap

and just start wrapping it around the pen

glue the end of the roping to the pen

now basically do the same to the bottom part of the pen

securing the roping to the top of the pen (the part before the pen starts to indent)

 and there ya have it!!!

cute huh?
Make two in case one gets misplaced

The cost
Less than 10.00

have a great day y'all!

A Funny Story..

Things happen to me.
I don't know why, but they just do.

So, I was looking for my shoes for the wedding (cyber shopping) this a.m. and remembered something that happened to me years ago.

I had just bought my first pair of Brian Atwood shoes.
Now, if you've never worn a pair of Brian Atwood shoes, then you should.
They are simply the most comfortable of the high end designers.

I used to spend a lot on my shoes.  Yes, I got caught up in the "shoes are not good unless they're expensive and they have a red sole" crowd.  I still love nice expensive shoes, but I'm a little more practical in my old age.

Anyway, we were going to the Bahamas.  All the kids were with us.
I had this ohsobeautiful brand new pair of Brian Atwood shoes.
I had packed the shoes and some other stuff in my Louis Vuitton carry all duffel.
Well, as they were loading the plane, a young girl came over to me and said, "excuse me, did you bring a Louis Vuitton duffel?"  I said "yes".  She said "you may want to come look at this".  I was like "what the what?"  By the time I got over to the other side of the plane EVERYONE was looking out the window pointing and laughing.
My duffel bag was destroyed.  Ya'll,  I don't mean just damaged a little, I mean like it looked like it had gone through a meat grinder.  It was shredded into pieces.  All of my stuff was strewn out everywhere on the tarmac.
I mean underwear, bras, makeup and yes, my Brian Atwood shoes.  The toe was cut off on one and the heel was dangling on the other.
Nothing in the bag could be saved.  nothing.
The pilot went down there with a big black trash bag and dumped all of my stuff into the trash bag.
When I picked my luggage up in the Bahamas, I was met with a big black trash bag on the luggage carrier.
They then gave me an American Tourist piece of luggage (which I have and still love) and I dumped my trash bag inside.
A humbling experience.

When we got to our hotel, I looked in amazement at all of my stuff.
I mean really, I still don't know what happened but let's just say I'm glad it wasn't a person who got stuck in whatever my luggage got stuck in.

Well.  What did I do?
First of all I took pictures of everything.  I mean down to my mangled eye lash curler and documented all of my stuff and prices.
When I got back to Atlanta, I put every single thing in individual plastic baggies.  The larger pieces went in those jumbo plastic bags.
I itemized each piece and cross referenced them on a master sheet.
I included all receipts that I had.
I put all the stuff in a big box and sent it REGISTERED mail (the kind that the person has to sign for) and sent it to the CEO of Delta Airlines.

About 6 weeks later, I got a huge apology and a check for 2,500.00.  I also got a free round trip airline ticket.

Okay, back to Brian Atwood shoes.
He puts this little elastic sling in the heel to keep them from sliding off of your heel.
On top of being ultra comfortable.

These are what I'm looking at for my MOB shoes.
 hey.  I'm still not over the red sole.  I can't help myself.

I. love.


have a great day y'all!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cute Dresses!

Okay, we are gettin down to the nitty gritty with wedding plans.
I have waited till the last minute to buy a few much needed dresses!

This year the fashions.
I am 5'5"....I promise.  Well, maybe 5' 4 1/2".....kinda
so, the hem length this year is just horrible on a shorty.

I cannot (and you shouldn't either) wear a dress that hits right below the knee.
Awful.  Just awful.
Trust me on this.
You will look like a troll. 

Anyway, either wear a dress that hits above the knee or a maxi length dress.
And PLEASE, NO ankle strapped shoes.
(which is really all there is out this year)

A dress below the knee on a 5'5" woman makes you look dumpy....Add ankle straps to that and you have about 12" of leg (maybe).
Not a good look.
I'm not makin that up.

Okay, here are some pretty good choices!
(all from Neimans)

cute huh?

have a great day y'all!