Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green and White Hydrangeas

Row 1: Table (Brides), Bouquet (the Knot), Cake (the Knot)
Row 2: Pew Decor (the Knot), Shoes (the Knot), Napkin (the Knot)
Row 3: Iced Tea Station (Brides), Suit (the Knot), Program (the Knot)
Row 4: FG/ RB (the Knot), Pear Vases (the Knot), Limeade Favors (the Knot)

I think this has to be my favorite board so far. Could be because of the green, could be the hydrangeas (another favorite of mine), could be that I just like the simple, classic color palate.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rustic Victorian

Row one: Strawberry Pie (MS), Reception Shed (the Knot), Wedding Dress (Brides)
Row two: Bicycle Built for Two (Brides), BM Dress (Rebecca Thuss), Table setting (the Knot)
Row three: Typewriter guest book (the Knot), Floral Centerpiece (the Knot), Invitation (via frolic!)

I'm feeling rather "autumnal", and thus the rich jewel tones of this board, mixed in with rustic fall countryside. I picture lush, textured fabrics (velvet and burlap). While I would keep the ceremony decor to a minimum and allow the beauty of nature to set the tone, for the reception I would take things up a notch. I love the idea of contrasting the simple setting of the shed with an abundance of mixed jewel-toned flowers and fruit. The meal would also showcase the bounty of nature, with succulent fruits and veggies accompanying each dish.

Monday, September 8, 2008

It's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

I'm back!

I don't really have a good excuse for being gone. I found out in the beginning of June that we are expecting #6 to arrive sometime at the end of January. And then the funniest thing happened. Along with the aversions to some of my favorite foods (coffee, salads) came an unexplainable aversion to want to have anything to do with this blog! Never mind the fact that life became somewhat of a mere existence, just trying to keep my head above water and not drown in the overwhelming weariness of the first trimester. It was a good day if I got the dishes done, a load or two of laundry to go, and supper made in time for hubs to get home. Blogging just felt somewhat out of the realm of possibility, even if I had been interested.

But, along with September came the kids' return to school, the beginning of the 2nd trimester, and renewed energy and a sense of new beginning. It feels so good!

So. I am hoping to be back to posting regularly again.