Thursday, September 27, 2012


We are back from our trip to CA to celebrate our daughter's wedding, and I just wanted to share some photos of this magical day in our lives! This is a bit picture heavy, but I hope you enjoy each snapshot of this wonderful moment for our family.

Early Set up! 

Making sure the lanterns are straight.

Setting up the centerpieces with old books, old glass bottles and dried lavender! We named each table with a wedding related name!

Another table with my old creamer!

Looking Good!

All ready!

The perfect touch.....A Heart!!!

Believe it or not, this big blue box is actually a VERY LARGE DOG KENNEL! Amazing what fabric and tulle can hide!!!

The perfect back drop for the gift table!!

Heartstrings for the bride and groom!!

Proud Mom and Brother!!

Proud Dad performing the ceremony!!

"I now pronounce you Husband and Wife."

The new Mr. and Mrs.

Sweet Scrabble wedding cake.  These two just LOVE words and books!!

Proud Mom and Gorgeous Daughter Bride!!

We are so happy for you Janelle!!

Leaving for the honeymoon!!

The chariot awaits!!

Thanks for sharing my special day everyone!!

Thank so much to all of you who have stopped by for a visit today, to share in this wonderful moment in our lives!!  It was indeed MAGICAL!!

Now that I am back home with the wedding behind me, I am getting back to creating and hope to share some new things soon!!  Please be sure to keep checking in and don't give up on me!!  I have a few things in the works and hope to share them soon!!  

Wishing you all a most MAGICAL DAY~~


Friday, September 14, 2012


Whenever you hear the words, SHOWER and WEDDING, the obvious question is, "Who's is it?"  Without further ado, the lucky lady is...

My sweet daughter Janelle!
Here she is, relaxing before all the guests arrive! 

Her dear friends Megan and Jenny, both former college friends, did a lovely job of giving her the shower!

Her coworker Hannah was so gracious to open her gorgeous home for this perfect event!  Oscar, one of her kittens, wanted to say hello too!  Isn't he beautiful!!

The gift table started out like this, complete with a ribbon bouquet that I had to make with all the ribbon from the gifts!  Both the table and bouquet were full later!!

Janelle asked me to make a certain cake called Lemonade Cake, as seen in Better Homes and Gardens earlier this year!!  It is as delicious as it is pretty!!!

The food table, with my Lemonade Cake, just waiting to be enjoyed!!  It really was a most fantastic cake, even if it did take me over 4 hours to make it!! 

The final photo of my daughter with yours truly!  I could not be more proud or more happy!!

  It is so very hard for me to believe that next week I will be driving to CA to celebrate this monumental day in Janelle and Austin's life!!  Jeff will have the privilege of not only walking our daughter down the aisle, but also performing the ceremony!!  We will be gaining a wonderful new son and are so happy and excited for them as they begin their new life together!! 

A Shower, a Wedding, Special Friends and Family, Gifts, and Lemonade Cake...."The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of!"

Wishing you "Happy Dreams" my friends~~