Monday, March 31, 2008

Kassi's Last Fling

Kassi & Hillary

Hillary & Christi

Back: Courtney, Hillary, Sharon, Leslie, Claire,
Front: Chrissy, Kassi, Julianna, Anna Katherine, Christi

We had a great time at Kassi's Spa Bachelorette Party and Lingerie Shower. I decided to share just a few of the fun pictures.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Well, Spa-Ti-Da

I'm off to a Bachelorette Weekend at the spa for my friend Kassi. We're staying at the Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Birmingham, AL. I'm sure I'll post some pics upon my return...

Spring Fling Swap

So I finally participated in my first blog swap! It was called "Spring Fling" and was hosted by Haley Wood. I was assigned Erika Allison so I got to know her through her blog and sent her the gift above. She has the cutest boy/girl twins, hence the reason for the rubber duckies. I designed her some monogrammed gift enclosure cards, picked up a few pink & green kitchen staples from Williams-Sonoma, and couldn't resist adding a Hillary Heffelflopper chocolate bunny for something sweet. I use to get one of these every year in my Easter basket growing up!

To my surprise, Haley actually drew my name and sent me the perfect Easter gift below from Swoozie's. Thank you so much Haley! I just love everything from this place! And I especially love a festive serving plate and spreader combo because I'm always serving this easy appetizer:

1/2 jar Harry & David's Pepper Onion Relish (Mom and I have a tradition each summer to buy a case on sale from the outlet store in Destin while we're on vacation)
8 oz cream cheese (I use Low Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese and keep stock in the fridge for last minute apps.)
Chips, cracker, or veggies (I use Low Fat Wheat Thins)

Soften cream cheese in microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Add relish and mix together with hand mixer until creamy.
Serve chilled with chips, crackers, or veggies.

OR you can just pour the 1/2 jar of Pepper Onion Relish on top of the cream cheese block, like I do. Voila! Yes, it's that easy. It literally takes less than 2 minutes to prepare. I often times just whip it up right in front of my guests. I'm sure Martha would not approve. Oh, and I don't really have a name for it. Hubby just calls it "Harry & David's."

Oh, and I'm also signed up with Connecticut Charm for her Preppy Spring Swap coming up soon. I can't wait to see whom I'll be shopping for! There are a few rules for this one:

Sign up by: March 26
Post partners on: March 29-30
Send out items by: April 18

Budget: $20 (not including shipping)

Theme: Preppy Spring with a color theme of pink and green.

Details: You will send your partner 6 items (somewhat preppy, springy) in the colors pink and green. Items can be homemade, secondhand, candy, thrift store find, whatever.

Each item must represent 1 letter in the word SPRING.
Example (but not limited to):
S - stickers
P - pencils
R - really pretty picture
I - interesting Spring recipe
N - note cards
G - green ribbon

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Puppy Love

I just love the days I don't have to travel and get to stay home with Bailey. After a year, she still melts my heart.

Yoohoo! I'm through!

I dropped the stuff off at our accountant's office yesterday. However, I still have that nauseating fear that we might have to pay in this year. Being an independent contractor is so over-rated when it come to taxes! All I have to say is if we get any $$$ back, it's all mine. Because Hubby didn't so much as open his W-2 forms this time.

The Party's Over

I know, I know. It's a wonder you even still check in on me. I'm probably the most inconsistent blogger ever.

It's just when I am working on a project, party, invitation, etc I get pretty consumed until it is over. I just completed Stacey and Ray's Around the House shower last weekend. I would say the only downfall was that I forgot to take pictures of everything. We even had the paper lanterns outside. Oh well!

Here was the inspiration for the invite & party...

It all started with a photo of the two of us at my bridal shower!

Invite by Address to Impress

Kelly, Jade, Hillary, Wurth, and Stacey

Ray and Stacey

My first flower arrangement- and it wasn't hard at all! I don't know if I can ever pay for an arrangement again

Hosts- Back: Amy, Kim, Hillary, Anna K, Shannon, Kelly, & Kristin; Front: Kelly, Jade, Lauren, Stacey, & Wurth

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Snow Time Like the Present

It's really starting to come down now. I'm still doubtful on the amount they're predicting. Either way, I'm making Hubby drive home to pick me up to go back downtown. The last thing I need is to wreck my new car!

Weather or Not?

We've had tickets to hear the raspy voice of John Prine at the Orpheum since November and now a winter storm warning has been issued for this afternoon! Hubby received the tickets for Christmas so I really hope we're still able to go. We're expected to get 3-6 inches.

The question is- Weather or not we will still go?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Holding Court

Hubby just called with the news that he had his first jury trial today and WON! That makes us 1-0. Glad to hear, considering that the partner decided to preview his performance.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


DHL just made my day with this delivery!
Oh, and it's snowing here too.

I'm off to the post office with more A to I orders and my best friend's Around the House party invites. I'll try to post after everyone receives them.