Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday Funday- Welcome sign

I was able to find some leftover pressure treated wood in the basement from a previous deck project (make sure it's pressure treated if you're going to get the post outside) My handyman helped me cut the wood to the sizes we needed:
- 4x4 post 36" tall
- I used a 1x6  and cut two 5 1/2" squares and two 4 1/2" squares

After cutting the wood we used an orbital palm sander to round the edges.

We used a finish nailer to nail everything together and then primed the fresh wood.

I used 2 coats of Semi-Gloss paint and hung the welcome sign I found m at HomeGoods.  You could also cut another piece of wood and paint one if you want.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Our Wedding

Save the Date 6.26.2010 



All the girls got ready at my parents house here are some pictures... 

Bridesmaid's two MOH had gerber daisy's in their hair.

My Hair

Bridesmaids' Flowers by Stacey Ballard Floral Design...she was an absolute pleasure to work with! 

Bridesmaid's shoes

 Groomens' socks

Groomsmens' Corsages


Church flowers

A few of my favorite shots.  Sarah Schulte was my photographer and I loved her.  She was a great presence at the wedding, and we were very happy with the photos. 

Gift box



 Table Cards

 Ring shots  


The cake and cupcakes were done by Sweet Jazmines Bakery in Berwyn, PA. They were delicious!  

Breaking it down

I think Kev had fun.



Thursday, July 26, 2012



Cold Cooked Shrimp
One Package of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 TBSP of franks hot sauce
1 TBSP of Worcestershire Sauce
Cherry or regular Tomatoes

Put Cream Cheese in mixing bowl and mix in franks hot sauce and of Worcestershire Sauce.  Spread mix on the bottom of your serving tray.  Cut up half the shrimp and the tomatoes and lay randomly on top of the cream cheese mix.  Add cut chives on top.  Lay the rest of the shrimp around the edges for dipping and decorations. 

-Use Crackers to dip, and enjoy! 

Off to a BBQ in the city!   (this was B.T.B- Before the Burbs)

*Thank you Momma Buerkel for introducing this fabulous App to me down the beach!

p.s- Happy Birthday Brother Kevin! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pink and Brown Elephant Shower for Baby Emma Claire

My Mother hosted a shower for my sister-in-law and I helped do a lot of the planning.  Emma's nursery's colors were pink and brown elephants.  Which I absolutely loved!  So planning this one was a piece of cake. 

Brooklyn Girl Bakery did a fabulous job making the perfect cake for the shower. If you are having a shower or an event in the Chester Country area of PA...I highly recommend her. 

I then went a bit esty crazy!   Here are some of the decorations I found on Esty.

Got these little tooth picks for the sandwiches. 

My mom made little baby bottles out of white and pink chocolate and we wrapped the thank you for coming tags on them.  

What's a baby shower without a diaper cake. If you are interested in me making you a diaper cake for an up coming shower. Please email me for a quote.

Here is one I did for a Children's Book Shower

Here is my cute little niece today!