Saturday, March 28, 2009

No More {Wisdom} for Me

No more wisdom for me... Teeth that is!!! If you have been wondering about my {lack of} updates, I have been recovering from the removal of all {four} of my wisdom teeth at once... Not wise!!! Yea, tell me about it!

With the March winds roaring and the kites soaring, I feel running in a wide open field with my hair blowing in the wind without a care in the world... But I decided to {wise} up and therefore I sit here in front of my computer catching breeze or two before catching some {zzzzzzzzzzzzz} from all the meds.

It's been a few days since I decided to wise up, but my face is still a little swollen.... I know... I still look really, really, really ROUGH! Any suggestions on how to make the swelling subside? {please excuse the deer in the head-lights-look}

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Showers with {Joy}: The $100 Bridal Shower Challenge

This weekend we had a shower for my friend whose middle name is {Joy}. We had a blast!!! This post will be very picture heavy because I have a ton of DYI projects to share!!! But before we begin, I want to let you all in on a little {secret}. I challenged myself to do this entire shower decor and door prizes for less than $100. The end result.... Well, you will see in just a momento!

First off the door prizes.... While shopping at Burkes Outlet on the clearance rack; I came across these leather card holders which were marked down to 95% off the clearance price and with an extra 15% off with my Friday Club Card.... My grand total was 15 cents!!! Yes, that's right I paid $0.15!!!!!!!!

Although the wallet was genuine leather with an unbeatable price; it still left much to be desired... So what did I do? I saw an opportunity to release some scrapbooking mojo. And with a little inspiration from my dear friends at ScrapbookScrapbook; this beauty was created! The final price for these with embellishments was only 45 cents!

Next.... the wishing tree {which I have done once before} and the poem. For this I drew some inspiration from several of the weddingbee bloggers. The total cost for this tree was around $5.00. Here is a shot of the wishing tree, tags, and poem.

Following the wishing tree are the table centerpieces. May I insert a little background info here? Thanks... I knew that you would understand. {BS: I have been {in love} with the crystal trees since I began to assist my friend with the planning of her wedding. However, the cost of them; they were quickly removed from the bride's wish list... But me on the other hand, once I am in love.... I am 100% there!!! And I did not want to suffer from a broken heart... So what did I do???} I found a subsitute and it only cost a small fraction of the price..... These trees made their debut at the shower for a whopping $5.00!

The entire set up {tree, crystals, vase, flowers, etc.) only cost $8.50 each! How do you like it?

Here are the close-ups of the votives.... I got these are the Dollar Tree for a $1.00 each!

Next up are Tiffany boxes.... Simple and classic.... Cost $3.50 each!

And one shot upclose...

Candy Buffet..... (including candy)...........$25.00..... Cracker Barrell is a hidden treasure!!!

Gift bags.... The card reads.... Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. --Jean Anouilh
Finally, the punch bowl decor...Southern Lady style... Final Cost....$3.00! I made some slammin' Tiffany Blue punch, but I took this photo before the tables were set! And it was actually very, very close to {Tiffany Blue}:(!

My grand total..................................................................

I exceeded my budget by $5.oo!!! It was those darn $4.50 cookie and creme Hershey Kisses that sent me over the top, LOL! However, I think that I did fairly well pulling off a platinum inspired shower on a copper budget! LOL!

Let me know what you think! I am anxious to hear your comments!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Showered with Tiffany's: Part IV

The candy bar....
My friend is not having one at her wedding so I am seriously considering having one her bridal shower and having it double as favors for the guests.

Here is a little inspiration for the candy bar...
Clean, fresh and simple...
I also like the idea of mixing a tad bit of yellow to make the colors pop!
And a little tiffany blue...

If this idea passes, I plan on purchasing most of the candy at our local Cracker Barrell...

Any thoughts on this? BTW, can anyone tell me how to make an inspiration board?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Showered with Tiffany's: Part III

Let the games begin!

What is a shower without games... Right? {now pass your gift to the right} LOL! Just kidding, but you get my drift... I am tired of all the {Left} {Right}, toilet paper and all the other {overdone} bridal shower games... I am looking for somthing creative, unique, fresh and fun. When I get the opportunity {and time is on my side} I am going to create bridal shower games that meet the above criteria and share them with all of you. But until then, I will have to rely on the www and you, my blogging buddies.

Here is a list of what I have so far and the descriptions. Please advise on what I should keep and what should lend to File 13....

**** The mini-cake decoration contest.

**** The Newly Wed game {sort of}

**** Pass Me the Teddy

**** Bridal Shower Mad Libs

Do you have any fun bridal shower games that you would like to share?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Showered with Tiffany's: Part II

As I surfed the www a little more, I struck gold!!! Not really, but I came across a website {} that made my vision for this Tiffany shower P-L-A-I-N! You wanna see?

I can still use my tree...

This kinda reminds me of a tea... but what the heck? The jewelry sure does inspire me...

This kinda goes along with my idea of spray painting the trees silver. Maybe I should use {bling} instead of paper!

I like this, but it is kinds overdone for what I am looking to do... It sure is inspiring though!

I am sold!!! I really want to do this!!!

Quick: I need any/all your ideas on how I can make this come together by Saturday....

Thanks ahead of time!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Showered with Tiffany's: Part I

This weekend my best friend has her first bridal shower and I am so excited! Her fiances mother is hosting this one and she has asked me to do the decor and games. Yay! So, I guess today we will start with the inspiration for the decor and tomorrow we will cover the games.

I have searched the {www} high and low for looking for inspiration for the shower. I came across a post on weddingbee by Miss Springroll and I immediately knew that it was perfect for the shower! So without further adieu I present to you this beautiful paper flower centerpiece via Jen Elisebeth. I will paint the stems silver and use tiffany blue paper to create the paper flowers!

The first runner up goes to these beautiful tiffany blue box centerpieces as seen here:

Now that I have settled on these two wonderful ideas for centerpieces... I have a bit of a dilemma... The mother has asked me to decorate for both the rehearsal dinner as well as the shower. Which centerpiece should I use at each event? How can I incorporate this bling?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Straight to the Point!

I have a good blogger friend by the name of Adrienne who does random ramblings on her blog. You can check her out at Well, anyway... I think that I am going to borrow that format today... Except I think that I will dub my {ramblings} as {straight to the point}. So, let's begin my recap since last Friday... shall we?
  • The conference was wonderful... I had a blast with Preashea, Brittany, and Nova! And the word was (right on time).
  • I enjoyed my family this weekend.... I was really sad when they left!
  • My mother is a {true} jewel. Before she left she cooked collard greens, deviled eggs, fried chicken, corn bread, black eye peas and sweet potato pies. {They don't make 'em quite like that anymore}.
  • After my family left on Sunday, I slept like a baby!
  • I have not scrapbooked in over almost three weeks... I am suffering from withdrawals!
  • I have all the elements to redecorate room... just not the energy.
  • I need a new car... Badly!!!
  • Have you heard Robin Thicke's The Sweetest Love? Love It!!!
  • Rhianna is a (darn) fool!
  • I feel bad for the football players {and the mystery man} lost at sea... I will not go on a cruise or deep sea fishing...
  • T.O. got cut??!!!??? Man, it is the recession!
  • I have some free time this weekend.... but I am still trying to figure out what I am going to do!

Have a great weekend!