Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year. May we ALL be blessed and have a better year than we did this year. YAY 2010!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Season's Greetings and Horchata!!!

Season's Greetings from our family to yours! I hope you all have a wonderful hoiday/Christmas and weekend. We will be having my family over today on Christmas Eve. My mom will bring tamales (purchased from a restaurant that makes them....we used to, but don't anymore) and I will be making rice, beans, carnitas and potato salad. I will also make horchata. No, not from scratch...sorry....I don't know how. I actually don't even really like horchata. In fact, I just found out from my 12 year old a few days ago that it's a rice drink. I know, I'm really bad at this kind of stuff.
I found this packet of horchata at Walmart that you mix with water. How easy is that? I hope it tastes good to everyone that knows what it's supposed to taste like. ........
.....and this is what I'll be serving it in. Isn't she beautiful? I just got her this past weekend from Target. She was actually purchased with "wedding" in mind, but I figured....why not break her in a little? =) And it's the perfect occasion.
Tomorrow my Mr's family comes for his famous homemade menudo (uh, which I also don't like). I'm so bad! So I will be eating left over carnitas....AND I found a mix to make tamarindo too (I'm not sure if I like that). He said tamarindo will go better with menudo than horchata would. OK....what do I know? It's a good thing I have people around me that know what the heck is going on! lol
So, 2 fun filled days with family! Yay! And hopefully a relaxing weekend. {{sigh}}
Have fun everyone!!! =)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just Thought I'd Share My Tree

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas with your families!

Monday, December 21, 2009 NOW Is The Time To Buy!

This is such a fantastic sale at! 50% off of selected already clearance items! Thanks Brittney from Sand Dollars & Sunflowers for the heads up on this great deal!
Well, since I had already bought my round tablecloths and napkins quite awhile ago, I ended up buying my aisle runner (white)75.5 feet long with polyester on one side/satin on the other, one purple polyester 108" long table cloth (for either my cake table, guestbook table or some other table-lol), and 9 white table runners for my round tables. All came out to $37.39.....not bad at shipping!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Bride All Lit Up Like A Christmas Tree?

There's no use in thinking "I thought I'd seen it all", because there will always be something out there that will either dumbfound you, make you dream, or have those three little special initials pop into your head....WTF!
These dresses come from a web store called Enlighted. And they don't just have wedding dresses. They have vests, capes, jackets, bras, hats, shoes, name it!
So what do you ladies think of this dress?

Here's a youtube video of the light show in action:

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ghost Chairs- WOW!

What an awesome idea! I just barely saw these for the first time today. Of course, we couldn't possibly afford to rent these for our reception.....but I can dream, can't I?
So beautiful.....
So clean and elegant..........
I really do love the look..........
......and there's absolutely no need for chair covers!

These chairs are manufactured by Kartell and designed by Phillipe Starck. There are actually 3 different styles of chairs like this. The first is called the Kartell classic Louis ghost ($410 to purchase!) , the second is called the Victoria ghost chair ($330), and the third is the La Marie ($305!).

Here's a place I found in California that rents the Louis version of these gorgeous chairs for $12.00 each:

Baker Party Rentals

So what do you think? Cool, right?

Picture credits: Pure Contemporary,, Manolo for the brides,