Monday, August 29, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things...

Today, I have had a few extra minutes during lunch to enjoy catching up at some of my favorite blogs and finding a few new ones. I wanted to share a few of my favorite girly blogs with you in the hope that you would enjoy them as well. The topics of these blogs range from DIY decor, smart shopping sense, how to be a good wife and parent, menu planning, new recipe ideas, faith, social media, and so much more. I hope you will enjoy!

For all things southern:
http://www.southernsoulmatesblog.com/

For social media tips:
http://rebekahbowen.wordpress.com/

All my favorite DIY things:
http://jonesdesigncompany.com/

Being a good wife and mama:
http://blog.boreingfamily.com/

Frugal living and great shopping habits:
http://frugalandsimple.com/

All things girly, pink, and princess:
http://patrioticprincessag.blogspot.com/

Faith:
http://sanctifiedpearl.com/

I hope those will keep you busy and interested for the week and plenty of time to come! There are definitely tons of great information and ideas on those blogs!

Happy reading :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I love bridal showers!!!

I of course love everything DIY! Well, when I have time that is! I get the chance to do a little extra "playing" when it's time to host a bridal shower for one of my friends. I wanted to share some photos from Lindsay's bridal shower in June and beautiful July wedding! I think I am lucky to have such beautiful friends on the inside and out that allow me to be a part of their day :)

This is Lindsay the beautiful bride!

The entry table at Lindsay's shower had wedding mints and personalized Jordan almond favors for her guests.

The coffee filter foof I learned to make from Jones Design Company Blog - she has a million cute things! http://jonesdesigncompany.com/create/coffee-filter-foof-tutorial/

Gorgeous hydrangeas in an antique vase Chris helped me find with some cute personalized decorations hung with clothespin. I just LOVE clothespins!

Yummy food my Mom and Lindsay's Aunt Carla helped to prepare.

Antique blue mason jars for the forks - so adorable!

More pictures of the bride and grooms with some clothespin decorations that Ashley (my co shower host) helped make.

The flowers were just too pretty not to show you this shot!

Now onto the wedding!!!
Lindsay and Kenton had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the farm where they are going to live. Even though it was July, it wasn't too hot to enjoy the beauty that was everywhere around us. Kenton and Lindsay are perfect for each other because they really seem to already understand what it's like to work together and appreciate the other person. I really think that Lindsay and Kenton bring out the best in one another.


Getting ready! Our friend Melissa helped Lindsay get gorgeous, as if she needed any help with that.

The car Lindsay's dad drove her to the ceremony in - and it looked stunning!

Lindsay and Kenton's Farm - where the wedding was held.

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous bride?

Best friends.

A cute shot I snapped after the ceremony while we were cooling off inside for a second before some more pictures!

Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day, and especially for asking me to make a toast at the reception. I am so honored to be your friend and to have gotten to stand beside you on this day! I love you both very much and am so excited that you are finally MARRIED!!!!