Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Let's catch up, shall we?

I wanted to play catch up with you today, and fill you in a little on what's been going on in my little part of the world...but Blogger is not wanting to play very nicely with others today!  GRRR!  I do NOT like this new layout...the photo I used as my header at the top is now very small and disproportionate for this page, but I can't seem to figure out how to fix the problem.  Clearly I'm not technologically advanced enough the problem lies with Blogger and not me!  Ugh.  I apologize for the boring layout...I promise to have this site cleaned up and pretty as soon as my teenagers get home!

The photo above is my daughter, best friend, cheerleader (literally...first year of high school JV cheer...YAY, Madison!), and Little Birdie helper extraordinaire.  She and I styled our first wedding two weeks ago and had a BLAST! We literally had two hours notice to gather up props from around our house, load the car, get ready and go!
(I know, I KNOW...this picture is not very good.  Yuck.  I'm GOING to get a good camera....I AM!)

 The venue was gorgeous, the bride was gorgeous, the day was gorgeous!     I've been so busy and orders are coming in every day...I'm extremely grateful that this little dream of mine is taking off a bit.  It is so comforting to know that I can contribute to our family's extra activities fund, in these difficult economic times.  Things are a bit tight for everyone, and this has definitely allowed me to help pay for the kiddos "extras," for which I'm extremely grateful!  Have you seen how much cheer uniforms cost these days?!! HOKEY SMOKES!  But those kiddos are worth every penny...and then some!  ;)  (yep...they're cleaning their rooms and doing the dishes right now so I can be nice...)

I'm also working on a wedding for a darling girl, Rachel.  The wedding is in November, in Vegas, at the Hard Rock.  She wanted to do all of her flowers, centerpieces, etc, in paper, and I was definitely up for the challenge!  We are going for an edgy, vintage music's what I've got so far:
I'll give you a closer peek at her bridal's kind of scrumptious if I may say so myself.
The hardest part about making everything for her wedding is letting them go.  I feel like these bouquets and centerpieces, cake topper, boutonnieres, have become part of my decor!  What will I do when they're gone?!  Someone plan another wedding STAT!

I just want to create beautiful things.  I want to see something beautiful in what someone has discarded.  I love this crazy, beautiful, junky adventure that I'm on...wanna join me?!



  1. edgy, music and vegas. Well you should add a little Elvis.

  2. Lola, there might have been some discussion about incorporating old 45's.... ;)