Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kenny and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and I swear it feels like the ceremony was yesterday. I remember how my Maid of Honor, Karen and I spent the night with my sister Caroline the night before and that Karen was more nervous than I was to walk down the aisle. I remember that the weather forecast said wet and windy and YES, it was very windy, but it did not rain at all. Thank goodness my hair was very short back then. I remember how handsome my baby Tony looked in his tuxedo and how cool dad looked with his dark hair and mustache - still a youngster. I remember the camera flashes as Kenny and I walked down the aisle after the ceremony and how my grandma Weatherby was one of the first people to congratulate us as we walked out of the church. I remember how fun it was to ride in the limo with both Karen, and Mike, our Best Man. We drank champagne and honked at everyone on our way to the reception hall. I remember all the drama with Sharon and her ex-boyfriend at the time. I remember how a woman I didn't know, was so drunk in the bathroom that she asked if I was the bride - LOL - hello...I'm not wearing a veil and wedding dress for the heck of it! I remember that we couldn't think of a song for our first dance, but when the DJ started playing, Reason by Earth Wind and Fire, we knew it was the right choice. Kenny was so handsome in his tuxedo with or without that stupid boutonniere that kept falling off his coat. My mom kept trying to fix it and eventually gave up. The chicken mole, enchiladas, rice, beans, etc were so good. All of my new aunts and cousins really outdid themselves with the homemade Mexican food. We celebrated all night long with all our friends and family and were so exhausted the next day. 25 years...man...where has the time gone?
This Holiday Boutique I couldn't sell any paper goods since there was a similar vendor, but I managed to do some sewing and make homemade salsa. That was the first time I tried to sell salsa and I have to say, I did pretty good. I wasn't sure how it was going to go and I didn't want to come home with tons of salsa so I didn't make a lot. Here's a photo of my table:
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I forgot my baby sis sent me photos of Jori and her stocking stuffers. I made the snowman tags and sent the tags with the 1x8 bags (LOVE these bags!!!) and they stuffed them with Skittles. I did mine with m&m's but you just can't go wrong with these bags.
The holidays continue and I'm busy, busy, busy. I need to get better about taking pictures and then downloading them into my computer so I can post here. After all the Holiday Boutiques I participated in, I ended up with three custom orders. One for 25 tea bag holders (of course I didn't take a photo of these); one for 24 candy strips (my niece Jori is a lucky girl) and one for two "stylish and hip" aprons. Again, I forgot to take a photo of the aprons. I have more fabric so I'm hoping to make more. Once you see them, you'll love them. My friend's daughter is a teacher and wanted an apron to wear while walking around her classroom. The daughter is 25-26 years old and didn't want to old fashion kitchen aprons that I was already selling so I came up with these hip ones. I'll ask my friend to take a photo and try to post later or I'll end up making my own. Always have to be cute and stylish...right?
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I forgot to mention, that I was planning on putting the wipes in a separate bag then realized the lid matched the color theme. So I decided to include it in the "cake"
I've been so busy making items for Holiday Boutiques. Here are some photos of our set ups. Today was the final one and I'm so happy!