Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tips From a Wannabe Wedding Planner

I love weddings.... they are by far, my favorite big event to be a part of. Weddings are just filled with so much love and beauty, they just make me happy!!

I have been making wedding cakes for about 6 years, and I have been planning weddings since I got married, 7 years ago. I have a lot of fun with planning weddings, because I love helping my friends to make their dream wedding a reality. And, I love seeing the finished product come together.

So, of course, I am just thrilled that my dear friends, Libby and Adam, recently became engaged! YAY! We have been waiting for this one for awhile... :-)  Libby asked me to be her wedding planner, which I of course accepted. Looks like the wedding plans are for March of 2012, so we have plenty of time to plan. Ever since I received her text yesterday, I have had weddings on my mind. This morning, I decided to finally make a post that has been going through my brain since June! A list of my top wedding tips for the Bride & Groom, for the bridal party, for the family, and for all the friends. So hear it is, I hope you enjoy it and hopefully, if you are planning a wedding, or you know someone who is, it will help you out!

Tips For the Bride & Groom
  • Don't spend your life savings on one day. Yes, it is an important day, but financial stability is also important, and $$$ is one of the leading causes of divorce. Start your marriage off right by not going into debt to throw some extravagant wedding that no one will remember next year. My wedding coast a total of $6000 for over 100 people, and 3/4 of that cost was the catering. That is a pretty inexpensive wedding by todays standards, but you know what? It was amazing, and perfect, and wonderful. And I would do it all over again for probably even less money! Save some of that money to take a great honeymoon or to put a down payment on a house!
  • Let people help. You can try to do it all yourself, and you could possible even be successful, but I promise you, you will not enjoy the day as much if you are running around the whole day trying to make everything perfect all by yourself. Ask your family members and friends for help. Delegate specific tasks to certain people. Just make sure that you ask people that you trust, and that you don't put everything on one person. (Unless that person is your Wedding Coordinator, in which case that is what they are paid for!) 

At My Mom's wedding, I was the Wedding coordinator. Since I was also the Matron of Honor, Cake Decorator, Decorator, and Singer, I needed some help. I brought along my friend Catie to make sure things didn't get to crazy.
  • Remember each other. It is so, so easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning a wedding along with the busyness of normal life and neglect the person you are getting ready to marry. Don't forget to have date nights still, and continuing nurturing your relationship.
  • Go to pre-marital counseling. Most pastor's require this before they will perform you ceremony, but not always. Find a pastor or counselor that you know and trust, and start this early in your engagement. There are so many things that we don't always think about talking about BEFORE we get married. We just think we will figure it all out as it happens. It is very comforting to go into a marriage knowing that the person you are devoting yourself to for the rest of your life is on the same page as you. I promise you, throughout your engagement process, this will be the most valuable thing that you can possible do. 

  • Let your parents make some choices too. Yes, it is your wedding. And yes, some of their ideas may be different, old fashioned, or all together weird. BUT, they are your parents, and they should at least have some involvement. If your parents are overbearing and want everything done their way, then consider giving them one thing to be completely in charge of, like the rehersal dinner. Then they can just plan away, without overwhelming you too.
  • Register together, and think before you scan! I know, I know... a lot of guys don't want to do the whole registry  thing. But, consider that the stuff on that registry is going to be stuff that you have to live with for quite some time. It's good for you both to put in your 2 cents on some of that stuff. Our registry ended up being a disaster... we registered for some stuff that we really didn't need, and just seemed fun. We ended up with many things that we got rid of less than a year later. So take inventory of what you have, what you need, and what you want. Have fun with it, but don't get to happy with that little handheld scanner!

Tips For the Bride to Be:
  • Stay calm, and don't stress too much. Things WILL go wrong... they always do. But, they don't have to ruin your day. At the end of the day, all that really matters it that you get married to the love of your life! All the small things will be forgotten later. Have fun!

  • Ask for help! I know I already said this for the Bride & Groom, but I seriously can not stress this enough for the Bride! Bride's take on so much for their special day, and unfortunately, they often take on way too much. It can be overwhelming. So ask for help... from your family, your bridesmaids, your close friends, and most importantly, your GROOM!! After all, it is his wedding too. :-)
  • Don't be a Bridezilla. I was in a wedding a few years back, and the bride said to me and the other bridesmaids, "It's my wedding, and I will be as big of a b!%@* as I want to be, and you will just have to deal with it!" Wow, what a statement! For those of you that may feel that way, let me clue you in on something.... At the end of the day, your friends and family will probably not remember what food you served, what your cake looked like, your how beautiful the decorations were. They WILL, however, remember what kind of bride you were. 7 years later, and I STILL have people tell me what a lovely, kind, and gracious bride I was. That is what they remember the most.... that despite the things that went wrong, I just styed relaxed and happy and ejoyed myself! So consider how you want to be remembered...
  • Above all, be flexible! Like I said, things will go wrong. It just happens that way. Be prepared to make some changes as needed. Did the florist call to tell you the flowers you requested just aren't available? Be gracious and flexible with what else she has available. They will still be beautiful, I promise.

Tips For the Groom
  • Help your Bride where you can. This is my biggest tip for Grooms... Your fiance wants your input. When you just tell her to decide, it sounds like you don't care. So, think of a few things that are important to you, and make sure to be involved in those decisions. Whether it is choosing the music, picking the food, or even designing the invites, whetever it is, make it yours. That will take some stress off of your bride while also including you in the process.
  • Make sure you Groomsmen take care of their responsibilities. Guys will be guys... but when it is a week before the wedding ,and half the groomsmen still haven't had their fittings for their tux... there is a good chance the bride is going to flip. It is your job to make sure your guys know what is needed of them, and when.
Tips for the Bridal Party
  • Being a bridesmaid or groomsmen is an honor. Your friend asked you to be a part of their day because they love you and trust you. Because you are someone that they want to stand up with them while they make the biggest commitment of their lives. That's a big deal! Thank them for including you, and do what you can to help them on their day.

  • Bridal Party = Responsibility. Being  party of the wedding party is not just about standing up at the front looking pretty. There are parties and showers to throw,  invitations and favors to make, last minute crises to solve, and of course a car to decorate. Help out wherever you can. even if you are acorss the country, you can offer emotional support that is invaluable! Oh, and if you really don't think that you have the time or energy, or if you really don't want to, then SAY NO! There is NOTHING worse then having someone in your bridal party that doesn't want to be there. Talk about a downer!

Tips For the Parents
  • This is their day, let them have it. You may want your son or daughter to do certain things certain ways on their wedding day. And while they may take some of your suggestions, please do not be offended and get upset when they don't. The wedding is not about YOU, so don't try to get your way on everything.
  • Don't give money with strings attached. These days, most couples are perfectly capable of paying for their own wedding, even if it is with very little money. If you think offering to fund the whole event give you free rein to make whatever decisions you want, you are in for a surprise.Like I said, it is their wedding. If you want to help them out financially, then do so, without expectations...
Tips for Immediate Family & Close Friends
  • Don't compare and don't judge. So what if cousin Amy's wedding was bigger or cost more. It doesn't matter, and making comparisions on someones wedding day is just going to make someone mad, or hurt their feelings. And so what if they did something weird that you have never heard of before. It's their day, and that is all that matters.

  • Help, help, help! Offer to help if you can. Maybe they need omeone to man the guest book or gift table, or maybe someone needs to cut the cake, or pour champagne for the toast, or maybe they need a little help cleaning up at the end of the night. Help where you can and try to make the night great or the two most important people there.
Tips for Extended Family & Anyone Else

  • Don't assume you are invited and don't be offended if you aren't. Most people can't afford to invite everyone that they want to. Some people just want to have a small, intimate wedding. Either way, wait to make your travel plans until you know you are invited. And if you aren't invited, take the news with grace, and just congratulate the bride & groom. 

Enjoy the time with your friends and family. This is, after all, a celebration! Have fun, and make memories!

So those are my thoughts. It's long, I know... But those are many of the things i have encountered with friends and families weddings. I hope it helps a few people out!


Saturday, September 4, 2010

In Love...

...with beautiful children... I. Want. One. or five.... :-)

I'm in Nevada this weekend.... visiting with my best friend Sarah, and her precious family. I have known Sarah for as long as I can remember, and we have been best friends for about 8 years. We spent some tough years together when we were younger, and now it is just amazing to see how our lives have grown. She and her wonderful husband Chris have two beautiful babies: David, who is 4 1/2 years old and Cadence who is 3 weeks old. I was with Chris and Sarah the day that David made is debut, and made sure I came as soon as I could once Cadence came into the world. I love these kids with my whole heart, and I would do anything for them! Here are a few pictures of these precious children. I will be showering them with love all weekend long!

Precious David, playing on the swings. <3

Me and beautiful baby Cadence. <3

Hope you all have a great 3 day weekend!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Catch Up...

Why, hello there.

I have been awfully busy lately, and I have really missed blogging, crafting, and also keeping up with all of my favorite blogs! My hubby and I just got home last night after 4 days in Washington for my step-sisters wedding. It was wonderful, and we even got to enjoy Seattle for a little while. Now we are back home, and just trying to get back in the groove of things. I made the wedding cake, and will be posting pics soon... it turned out really nice. :-) Besides the wedding, we had a blast just spending time with family, and of course the very, very long road trip was filled with memories!

While in Seattle on Sunday, I insisted that we stop by The Blue Bottle Art Gallery to see Jessie Olson of CakeSpy. I brought her a cupcake. :-) She was super nice, and I just loved looking around the gallery at all her wonderful stuff! I am so glad that my family was nice enough to let me stop in. I <3 CakeSpy!

I am awfully sleepy today, so I am going to cut this post short, but I do want to give BIG THANK YOU to The Paper Mama for giving me (and her other sponsers) a big shout out today. I love advertising with you! I am looking forward to adding some new items to my Etsy shop this week!

Goodnight all!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


... I am hurt. I am broken hearted. I am sad. I am angry. I feel sick. I feel overwhelmed. I want to hate you.

And yet... I have peace. I have calm. I have healing. I have love. I have love for you despite how much my heart hurts.

That can only come from God. Only God can show me healing when I am broken. Only God can show me peace when I am angry. Only God can show me love when I don't want to feel it. Only God can teach me love when every human bone in my body wants to hate.

The truth is, I can't hate you. It isn't possible. I don't know how. I don't know how to NOT love you. And as much as it hurts, I am thankful for that. Because with love comes forgiveness, and redemption. If I can love you even an ounce of how much God loves me... If you can see me love you even through this, than maybe you will see a glimpse of the love Christ offers us.

I am praying today.... I am praying that you give your life to Christ. That you surrender your heart to Him and turn away from everything else. I am praying for me... praying that I show you love, even when it hurts... especially when it hurts. I am praying that I fight through my earthly feelings, and instead take Godly actions.

There is nothing I can do now, except for love you and trust in the Lord.  And that... that is enough.


Saturday, August 7, 2010


So, I'm working again... Yay! It is really nice to have a job again after a year of unemployment. I started my job 2 weeks ago, and I am currently in training for a total of 9 weeks. That is a crazy long time for training! But, there is a lot of information to learn before I start working with clients.

Anyways, that's where I have been for the last few weeks. I have been acclimating to the life of a employed person again.... not staying up to late, getting up early, having to be somewhere at a set time, etc. I have gotten used to crafting/blogging/web surfing whenever I want,  so having a schedule is a big change! I am trying to develop a weekly schedule for myself so that I make time for my blog and my Etsy shop. I am thinking I may start blogging once or twice a week, on specific days, and updating my Etsy shop at the same time. I am hoping that a set schedule will keep me from going M.I.A. for long periods of time!

This weekend I am busy finishing all my entries for our county fair. I turned in my photography, jewelry, and ceramic entries today, and all my baked goods are due on Tuesday, the day before the fair. Below are some of the pictures that I entered. Let me know what you think!

Goodnight all!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Photo Challenges!

I haven't entered any photo challenges in awhile, so I am jumping back in today. I am entering five photo challenges today, and some of these photos are ones that I am entering in the fair this year also!

Photo Challenge #1:

"Over My Head"

I took this at our annual Balloon Fair last year. I love all the colors!! Can't wait for the balloon fair again this year. 

Photo Challenge #2:


This was taken just a week ago at the Ride in the Light Christian Biker Rally. This was during the Sunday morning ride. I followed behind the bikers and took this picture out the sunroof of the car. This is one of my favorites from this weekend. 

Photo Challenge #3:



This was taken at a friends wedding a month or so ago. This sweet girl was resting on her Momma's shoulder right in front of me. I just couldn't resist snapping a few pictures of her precious face. I used The Pioneer Woman's Vintage Photoshop action on this photo.

Photo Challenge #4:

The Paper Mama


My "babies" playing and running around. I am amazed that this pic is not more blurry!

Photo Challenge #5:

"Ice Cream"

My furry baby, Cammie, loves ice cream, which is probably part of why she is a little pudgy!! This was taken when she was just a pup. She really loved that Coconut Sorbet!

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed my pics!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

A Bloggy Award

Happy Monday!

This is officially my last Monday unemployed. Next Monday will be the first day of my new job. Yay!

In other news, one of my favorite blogs to read, In a Yellow House, is hosting a giveaway right now, featuring an item from my Etsy shop, and another Etsy shop, ShopLeah. Leah has some beautifuk stuff in her shop! Thank you so much to Chelsea of In a Yellow House for hosting this giveaway! I hope you will all head over to her blog and show her some love!

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Chelsea also recently passed on some bloggy awards to me and some other bloggers. She had 4 different awards, and said we could take which ever ones we wanted, so I chose these:

I think I am a versatile blogger and a beautiful blogger, so these fit. Plus, I think the buttons are pretty. :-)

The rules of the awards are that I have to share 7-10 interesting facts about myself, and then pass on the awards to some other bloggers. Here goes!

  • I have 10 siblings, ranging in age from 9 to 30. Wowza!
  • I love to sing, and I just recently worked past my fear of singing in front of people. Now I sing with the worship team at my church. 
  • I found out a few months ago that I actually really enjoy Star Trek.... I watched the new movie, and then some of the older stuff, and it was really good!! Ummm.... Did I just admit that???
  • I have lived in 22 different houses in my lifetime, in 7 different cities. I'm pretty done with moving for a bit.
  • If I had cable TV, I would watch The Food Network all.day.long. and never grow tired of it! Especially the cake decorating shows!
  • I have been decorating cakes for about 5 years now, and I only have one month of actual formal training. For the most part, I am self taught.
  • I have 7 tattoos, and more to come someday... This is one of my favorites. I designed it myself, with 1 Corinthians 13:13 in mind. 

  • I want to go live with The Pioneer Woman and be her personal assistant. Dream job!!!
  • A large percentage of the blogs I read are "mommy blogs" despite the fact that I have no babies, and may not for a very long time... I can't help it, I love seeing pics of adorable babies, and reading about cloth diapers and adventures of growing little people. :-) They make me happy! 
  • I love my Lord with all my heart, and I am so thankful for His blessings and teaching in my life. 

And now to tag some of my favorite bloggers. I hope everyone will check out their blogs and show them all a little love.

 Feel free to take either award or both!  

Time for bed... I really need to get on a better sleep schedule!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

And The Winner Is.....

Good morning all,

I have some exciting Etsy shop news! As of yesterday, I have made 10 sales! That may not seem like much, but ik now some people start out their Etsy shop with months without sales, so I feel truly blessed that I am starting out pretty well!

For all you Etsy shoppers out there, you should really go check out some items now, as there is a site wide promotion, "Christmas in July", going on for any sellers who wanted to participate. Also, one of the teams I am a member of is also hosting a promotion right now, the Cool CAPS Promo. If you go to the Etsy homepage, and type christmasinjuly or coolcapspromo in the search engine, you will find all the listing that are part of these promos. Part of the Cool CAPS Promo is a whole lot of giveaways from many of the CAPS team members, inculding myself! Check out the post here with info on how to enter. Happy Shopping!

One other Etsy announcment before I announce the winner of my giveaway! I am very, very excited to announce that I have officially purchased my first advertising spot! One of my bloggy friends, The Paper Mama, had mentioned in her blog yesterday that she was looking for some new sponsers for her blog. I had been looking for a chance like this to advertise that was in my (very small) price range. I found just what I was looking for with The Paper Mama. And, she even created a button for me, check it out!

Isn't it great? Thank you to Chelsey of The Paper Mama for the advertising spot, and the button. :-)

And finally, the winner of my giveaway is.....

Yay for Becky! Congrats! I will be emailing you shortly regarding your prize. :-)

I also just want to say thank you to the hosts, and sponsers of a few other giveaways I have won recently. I love entering giveaways, and of course love winning them too! So, a big thank you to:

Mom to Bed at 8 and UGLee Pen
Mom to Bed at 8 and Brie'Denee Jewelry
Mom to Bed at 8 and One
The Crafty Nest and Lily Queen Jewelry
Songberries and Soda Stream
Little Birdies Secret and Button of Hope

Please visit these guys and show them some love! Also, show some big love to The Crafty Nest, who just had her first baby!! And if you only check out one of the sponsers, check out Button of Hope. 100% of their proceeds go to the Relay for Life foundation to help cure cancer!

Have a great Thursday all!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

My Etsy Shop Giveaway

Happy Thursday!

I just wanted to put out a quick note to let you know that I am extending my giveaway for a bit longer. So, you now have until next Wednesday, July 14th to enter. I will randomly chose a winner on Thursday, July 15th. I realized this week that since the giveaway was at the bottom of a VERY long post, that some people may not have seen it. So, I hope you will check it out now!

**My Etsy Giveaway**


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Who doesn't love a great giveaway?

I know i have been posting about giveaways a lot lately, but you know what? I LOVE giveaways! I love entering them and hosting them. And, I have actually won a few giveaways lately! Check out what I have won:

The first giveaway I won was from Clever's Corner. She hosts a giveaway every week, and a few weeks ago, I won her giveaway for a gift certificate to the Etsy shop, ComeShopPinkLemonade. My purchase from the shop is going to be a customer tank top. I am sending her a tank top of mine, and then she is going to customize it for me with some pretty ribbon flowers or ruffles. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

The second giveaway I won was hosted by Susie B. Homemaker for a Brugo Mug.

This is a super cool travel mug that has a special little chamber that cools one sipful of your drink so that you don't burn your mouth, while the rest of your coffee stays piping hot. I just received mine yesterday, and I love it! This is the one that I received:

The next giveaway won was hosted by The Paper Mama, who I love!>

The Paper Mama

Anyways, the giveaway was for a set of labels from Pear Tree Greetings. I am planning on getting some labels to use on my Etsy shipments. These are some of the ones I am considering:

And the last giveaway I won (so far!) was from Mom to bed by 8

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This giveaway was for a $50 gift certificate from Swimsuits For All. They have wonderful swim wear for women size 8 and up. It is so nice to see some swimsuits made for all sizes of women! I placed my order today, and I was able to get all of these great items:

Thank you so much to all of the bloggers who have hosted these giveaways and also the companies & shops who have sponsored them! It is so generous of each of you to host these giveaways for your readers. :-)

And to my readers, don't forget to check out the giveaway that I am currently hosting by clicking here. Maybe you will win something great too!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Jeremiah 29:11

I have been unemployed for 1 year and 14 days.
As of July 21st, I will have been unemployed for 1 year, 1 month, and 2 days.

But on July 22nd, I will no longer be unemployed. On July 22nd I will officially be a full time employee of Siskiyou County, as an Eligibility Worker for Human Services! I can't wait to start my new position and get back to work. As crazy as it may sound, I have missed working. It is so very hard to stay motivated when really don't have anything that you HAVE to do. Being unemployed for this amount of time has been a struggle, and I am glad to see it come to an end.

This past year has been interesting, because not only was I unemployed, but my husband was also, and I was the only one receiving unemployment. Financially, things were tight, to say the least. But God provided for us, every single step of the way. We were blessed to be living in an area that has a lower cost of living. We were even more blessed to find a rental home within our price range that really should not have been within our price range! We have had a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food in our bellies over the past year, despite the lack of employment. God has provided extra work for us on the side to bring in some extra money. And now, at precisely the same time that I am losing my unemployment, God has provided me with employment. Some people would say that all those things are just good luck or coincidences, but I know better. I know that God has been watching over us and caring for us every day.

Not only has God provided for us financially, bu he has also given me a number of opportunities over the past year that I may not have had if I had been working full time:

  • Started making jewelry
  • Worked on my photography skills
  • Took a Photoshop class
  • Took a ceramics class and found out I really enjoy ceramics!
  • Started blogging
  • Opened my Etsy shop
  • Actually sold some items in my Etsy shop!
  • Started organizing my craft studio/guest room
  • Made a few cakes
  • Helped plan/coordinate some parties and weddings
Sure, I could have done many of these things while working, but I don't know if I would have... When I am working full time, I find it is so easy to just get caught up in life and not spend as much time cultivating the talents that God has given me. I get busy and just put things off. But I think now, after having the time to really enjoy these new parts of my life, I am going to make a conscious effort to keep them in my life. I don't want to go back to just working every day and not doing the things that I love also. I want to enjoy life, every day.

I don't know if any of you read Confessions of a Young Married Couple, but if you don't you totally should! Katie blogs about life, real life. She writes about her marriage and being a mom, and all the good and not so good things that come along with that. I love that Katie is so open and honest. She doesn't just share the good times, she shares the rough patches too, and that makes it oh so easy to relate to her and her adorable family. Her family recently made a long distance move, and it has been hard on them. Katie recently started Operation Bloom Where You Are Planted (BWYP) for herself. Her goal is to, well, bloom where she is planted. In other words, to enjoy life no matter where you are, and to embrace the present instead of looking to the past or grasping for the future. She is recognizing that you can't be content with life if you are never happy where you are right now, so she is making a conscious effort to change that way of thinking in her own life. I feel like that is also something i have been working on over the past year. It can be very hard to be content when you have two unemployed people in the same household. All the days kind of run together, and it is easy to get discouraged, frustrated, and even depressed. It is during those times that is so important to know that God has a plan, and that he wants you to bloom where he has you right now!

Over the past year, I think I have bloomed where God planted me. It took me a while, but I finally found my roots, and bloomed. Now, I need to continue blooming in this new position, while also not forgetting the desires God has grown in me over the past year. God is already providing new opportunities to me that will hopefully help my blog and Etsy site grow, so I need to keep putting in my time, energy, and love into these things in order to help them grow.

If you are going through a difficult time in your life right now, and you are having trouble "blooming" where you are, then I hope you will take a look at this verse:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

Over the past year, this has been the verse I have turned to for encouragement. I have it on the banner of my cell phone so that I see it every, single time I open my phone. These words from God have helped me tremendously to remember that God already has it all figured out for me, and that his plan is definitely better than mine. It has reminded me that God has great plans for my life, and that he will not lead me astray. This verse has given me hope on days that I felt hopeless. I hope it may bring the same light to your life. :-)
So that is my exciting news for the week! In order to celebrate, I'm having a giveaway! One lucky ready will receive a $15 gift certificate to my Etsy shop to spend however they would like!
To enter, just comment below and tell me one way that you are going to try and bloom where you are planted.
You can also get some bonus entries, but you must do the first entry before you can get any bonus entries! Just be sure to create an extra comment for each bonus entry!
1 bonus entry for following my blog on Google Friend Connect.
1 bonus entry for adding my shop to your fav's on Etsy. (Leave your Etsy username)
1 bonus entry for telling me your favorite item in my Etsy shop.
2 bonus entries for posting a link to my giveaway on your Facebook. (Leave 2 comments)
3 bonus entries for blogging about my giveaway on your blog. (Leave 3 comments)
And 1 bonus entry if you visit Katie at Confessions and tell me what you like best about her blog. :-)
That's it! You can get up to 10 entries, and a winner will be chosen on Friday, July 9th. You have until Thursday at Midnight to enter. Good luck!


Friday, July 2, 2010


Hi friends,

I have a blog post coming up with something new and exciting, but, before that, I have some other exciting news to share...

The wedding cake that I made a few weeks ago was just featured on the blog Cutest Food!

Pretty cool, right? :-)

So, if you have any "cute food" pics of your own, submit them on the Cutest Food website. They have all sorts of awesomely cute categories, so check them out!

Stay tuned for something awesome...


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mom to Bed by 8

There are some amazing giveaways going on over at Mom to Bed by 8's blog. Check them out here:

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

SOOC Saturday (The View From My Back Door)

The other night, I looked out the window and saw the most beautiful sunset. I grabbed my camera and rushed out the door and took picture after picture until it was too dark to take any more. The pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, and blues made for a magnificent view. It was as if God was painting the skyline, and he certainly didn't need any help from photoshop. ;-)

I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place, where I can enjoy amazing sunsets (smog free), see all the stars at night, and hear nothing but the crickets chirping and the frogs croaking.
Mmmm, blissful.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

You can also check out other entries for SOOC (straight out of the Camera) Saturday by clicking on the link below.

Slurping Life