Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I reopened a few posts on here because they linked to pinterest pins I created and people were coming up with dead links. I also left up a couple posts for that certain grown ass cyber bully that is stalking me still.
I am not sure yet if I will blog again just because I can not block the crazy people from coming in. I may only post some of my projects so that I can pin them back here.... we will see..

Muppet Wedding

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So before Pinterest was cool and everyone was taking inspiration from other people's blogs I got married in a very DIY way. Thanks to my mom and a few other wedding fairies along the way my husband and I had a really nice wedding that looked like someone had professionally decorated. Let's face it, getting married is expensive and at the time I had just lost my job so taking that in to consideration this was more wedding than I could have done on my own.

My first bit of inspiration came from the escalators at Neimen Marcus in the Millenia Mall here in Orlando, FL. If you have never seen them they are a magical experience. I know looking at this first picture you are like... uh it's a mess of butterflies big deal.

But as you go up the escalators and look up you are surrounded in this awesomeness.
I wanted this recreated somehow in my wedding. My mom took this idea and ran with it. Unfortunately the ceiling was a bit low in the venue that we had but my mom did her best to recreate the idea on a less grand scale.
Here we are dancing with the flower girl and I can not tell who Kenn is with but you can see the butterflies on the dance floor here.
She also had one strand at each table. I was a bit skeptical about the method that she was hanging them, because when I think wedding the last thing I am thinking is balloons. But it really worked out so well!
This picture is in the day light but it looks really nice at night too and to be honest I never noticed the balloons!

Did I mention yet that my mom did all of the flowers too?
I guess I should call them my MIHW (Mom did it herself wedding!)

My mom and I went all over Orlando to different targets to get the glass bowls on clearance. I think they were like $6 or $8 dollars each. All of the flowers are real with the exception of the hydrangea.
Not only did she decorate the reception venue she also did the flowers at the wedding site.
Clearly my mom has missed her calling in life. The next few shots are from the out door gazebo we got married in. She sort of had free reign because I was not 100 sure what I really wanted. We went with the light pink color because in my dress there are delicate flowers in that ice pink color.

My Parents :) All four of them!

How many people can say that one of their brides maids came all the way from Paris France to be in their wedding? :)

My best friends :) And my adorable flower girl!
You can bearly see it but there are small white butterflies in the bouquets. The bouquets we actually had made at a local florist.

Ok back to the reception. My mom and Linda (a good friend of our family, who kept the wedding together day of and kept my mother sane from my some times bridezilla moments! thank you so much!) Linda also helped my mom with so much for this wedding I know mom and I can not thank her enough. :) 
Anyway the two of them worked very hard on the wedding favors. They were these tiny topiary trees made with strawberry cheesecake Jelly Bellys (My favorite flavor!). apparently they looks so good that like NO ONE took them home! haha.. We ended up with over 20 after the wedding. This picture is terribly dinky but I still have one in a shadow box that someone made us so they held out! I wouldn't eat the jelly beans but you know! The inspiration for this was to do something whimsical and to use the Jelly Belly because it is one of those "things" between Kenn and I. I actually gave him a Jelly Belly candy machine as his groom gift.

The table cards were also hand made by my mom. :) And each card color stood for the food item they selected on the menu, clever girl!

Here are the ladies that helped my mom pull it together.

Jo on the left took our pictures, then there is my mom and Linda and my self. :)
We also put the grandma's, aunts, cousins and close friends to work!


My mom found a wedding dress and took off the top layer to make me a full length veil for the ceremony and I had a short one for the reception.

Hard at work folding napkins.

And my very pregnant brides maid flowing programs. What a trooper she was 95 degree heat in the middle of June outdoor wedding. I don't even know what I was thinking! haha..

So some of the extras:
I painted my aisle runner as well as shirts for my wedding party.





Our cake topper has recently become something highly searched for since the Muppet movie came on and the Muppets are making a come back.
Kenn and I have a love for the Muppets and it just so happens that he is a bit of a weirdo and I am a chicken so the Gonzo and Camilla figures that I found on ebay were the perfect wedding topper. Add a tiny bit of tulle and some sparkles, thank you glue dots, and tada! Instant wedding topper for your cake!


It is hard to tell but the pattern on this cake is like the one on my dress minus the green. I will add for any people who know, this is a Publix cake so yes it was delicious and half the price of a fancy pants wedding cake!
Here is the grooms cake also from Publix!


You can kind of see the Sweedish Chef on the table in this picture below and back up at the picture of the cake there is a picture of Gonzo and Camilla.
 Another one of my moms friends had drew all of the Muppets that we chose to name out tables after! Amazing! She even sent two from Germany where she was visiting right before the wedding.
We still have these and did have them hung for a while but  I am looking for a better way to display them right now they are in storage :(

With the Muppet theme our wedding party entered to the muppet theme song playing in the background.


I do not think that Kenn and I ever really got the chance to tell everyone that was involved with the prep work and those who attended thank you so please consider this your big thank you! :)


And thank you to these two trouble makers who brought Kenn and I together in the first place!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Look to your right.

See that little box there that tells me when you have visited and your IP address. Yeah.... Now read the post below.

Monday, June 29, 2015

You may want to brush up on some of this reading since you are here...

 
Cyberstalking
ˈsībərˌstôkiNG/
noun
noun: cyberstalking; noun: cyber-stalking
  1. the repeated use of electronic communications to harass or frighten someone, for example by sending threatening e-mails.

Florida State Statues regarding Cyberstalking:
 
 



(d) “Cyberstalk” means to engage in a course of conduct to communicate, or to cause to be communicated, words, images, or language by or through the use of electronic mail or electronic communication, directed at a specific person, causing substantial emotional distress to that person and serving no legitimate purpose.
(2) A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

 
 

(2) A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberbullying
ˌsībərˈbo͝olēiNG/
noun
noun: cyberbullying
  1. the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature.

 




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Friday, August 15, 2014

Some days I hate my Timehop App....

Gone 3 years already, but never forgotten. RIP my little angel Scarlett Grace.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all, Fall Goodies, Scarecrow Crunch

Happy Fall!

We really do not get fall in Florida. We get slightly nice weather season, let's call it pre-summer (Jan-March), super F'n hot summer(late march-October), rainy season and hurricane season (the rest of the dang year). Yea.. Why do I still live here again?

Well I decided this year we are having Fall Y'all! I am going to make one new treat from Pinterest or a random cool recipe I find a week and post it here.

Last night my Bitty and I made Scarecrow Crunch! It's way too sweet for me but she likes it!

 
What you will need:
-4 squares of white Almond Bark (or 8 oz of white chocolate)
-4 cups of Chex Rice cereal
-2 cups of  small pretzels (your choice on shape)
-1 cup of candy corn M &Ms and Reses Mixed
-1 cup of candy corn (we added two kinds, fall mix with pumpkins and s'mores flavor)
-1 hand full of fall colored sprinkles
-Glass mixing bowl (or any microwave safe bowl that will hold everything for mixing)
-Rubber Spatula
-Wax Paper
 
Melt your almond bark according to the directions on the package, typically 90 seconds adding 10 and mixing until smooth.
We first added the Chex, followed by the pretzels, then all the candies, making sure to coat each well in the almond bark. We added the sprinkles last and laid out the mixture on wax paper to dry for a good hour before we stored it in a gallon Ziploc bag. You could start eating it at the 1 hour mark, but we are saving it to share with friends.
 
Tonight we are making Puppy Chow. Not a new food adventure but it will go nicely with the scarecrow crunch when I share it at work. :) Now I will not give away my secrets on why my Puppy Chow so awesome that people as far as New York request that I make it and send it, just know you are missing out! hahaha :) You pay for supplies and shipping and I will make you up a batch any time. :)
 
I need to recap our cruise some time this week if I get the chance, so be on the look out for that!
 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Now for the positive....

As I said in my previous post, this has not been the most spectacular years so far. That is not to say that there have not been bright spots in this hurricane.

One would be how much our little dinky(H), has grown. She is already 8.5 months and is toying with the idea of walking every day. She is wildly stubborn, just like her mommy!



Then we have our little bitty(C)! She has really grown up this year. Recently starting Pre-K (for 3 year olds). She is have a little trouble adjusting but I am sure she will get the hang of things. I think a lot of the issue is she is terribly spoiled by my parents and so she has a hard time with a few things, she will work past them. She also started dance classes this week and LOVES them so far. :) Ballet, tap and tumbling combined class. She looks so pretty in her dance clothes. :)



Oh, did I mention I finally graduated College? Well 2 year college anyway, I will start classes at UCF
in the spring. I took a break after the hell on wheels last few terms where I was going to school full time, working full time, mom full time and dealing with a ton of personal drama that would make a normal woman drop everything and run away with the pool man. :) Thank god I am a super woman and can handle all these things thrown at me. Hopefully I will be teaching by the time Harper starts Kindergarten. The actual graduation ceremony is not until next May which is stinky, but you bet your butt I will be walking across that stage! :)


 
I also got my 5 year pin from UCF recently, although I have been working there 6 years actually.. The first year didn't count because I was OPS. yuck. So that was kinda neat.

We were able to go to Alabama and take part in my brother in law, and new awesome sister in law's wedding. That was a blast and a much needed trip to help turn around things. :) I keep telling them to do it once a month but they won't! Greedies! :o)

Possibly my very first real best friend came to visit a few times this summer! It was so great to see her! I say first best friend because her and I met back in 7th grade and were best buds for the longest time and she is the friend I have had the longest, anyway it was really great seeing her! Wish she did not live on the other side of the country!


We will be heading out on a Disney cruise soon! Although it is only a 3 night cruise I am so excited. I think since the day that K and I got together I told him I wanted to go on a Disney Cruise. so for my graduation gift to my self I booked the cruise! It has been the longest 245 day count down, I am about as excited and nervous as I was counting down both of my pregnancies!

So I do have another serious blog post I want to make in a few days but I really hope that the rest of the year will be looking up and so will the posts I have for the blog. :)