Saturday, June 30, 2012

A stove-top cover? What a fabulous idea! Plus a white wine spritzer that will knock your socks off!

Several days ago my sister had her first wedding shower which was given by some of my parents' very dear friends who went above and beyond to make her day a very special one! From the adorable bride and groom center piece to the delicious food, these women thoroughly outdid themselves and it was so appreciated. This same group of ladies even threw a shower for me when I was a bride-to-be. What can I say, we love these families and we're so grateful for all they've done for us over the years!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Oh Baby! Eggs and Nest Baby Shower

A few weeks ago Catherine and I (alongside some of our other best gals) threw a baby shower for our dear friend Emily.  Emily is a Southern doll with an eye for crafty details and a sentimental heart too.  As such, and this being her first baby, we wanted to throw in some special details to make the day memorable.  I had some eggs and birds' nests I had been dying to use for a party's decor, so we went with an egg and nest theme (perfect for an expectant mama, no)?  And praise be to God, as I write this Emily is enjoying week 3 with her new little girl.  Special times!

Check out pics from out fete below....

These gorgeous flowers are from Adam's Apples... you might remember me talking about them in this post.  This is a wonderful shop in Avondale Estates, GA that provides flowers, candies, specialty candied apples and other chocolate-covered treats, and balloons galore.  I just love them!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Neighborhood Block Party

A few of us in my neighborhood have been saying for years now that we wanted to get everyone together for a block party, but life keeps us busy so the idea always fell by the wayside. Well, this summer we decided to go for it so I called our police department and put in a request to close our street! Considering we get a lot of cut-through traffic the road closing really was a must... so glad my neighbor suggested the idea. There wasn't a cost involved in obtaining the permit either which was nice. Anyway, the process takes about 30 days to complete, so it only made sense to get that going first. After that was set into motion, I sent out an evite to all those I had addresses for and asked them to forward it on to others. This was to be an open invitation to all our neighbors, the more the merrier!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jersey Boys (and some Yacht-y boys too....)

Readers, first let me please apologize that our usual Friday post is two days late.  I have been experiencing some technical difficulties with my home computer and have just been plain busy as a bee too.  Excuses aside, please know I'm giving myself 37 lashes - and at least a few days without Bunco - as punishment. ;o)

However, in this post I would like to give y'all the scoop on two reasons why I was so busy this weekend.  Both reasons just so happen to be groups of handsome and musically talented men.  No, my hubs has no reason to be jealous, I'm talking about Jersey Boys and Yacht Rock. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Checklist for Summer

In this post I list 10 things that I'd like to do this summer! We are taking a little vacation late August, but my list below are some activities I'd like to do locally. Some are cheap or even free, others I will have to save up for, but all of it sounds F-U-N! If you live in Atlanta, then maybe some of these ideas will appeal to you too!

Oh and it goes without saying that Tanglewood Farm would be at the top of this list, but as Lindsay shared with you last week we've managed to make that trip. That said, I am definitely going back next summer!