Monday, August 27, 2012
Hello, Blog: Scenes From A SoCal Vacay
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A Birthday For Sudan. And My Favorite Enchilada Recipe.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Pintertest Kitchen 11: A Bridal Shower
Jamie is getting married next month.
She and her husband-to-be helped us plant Hope.
And serve on our worship team.
She is so passionate about Christ and a blessing to so many.
I'm excited to see what He has in store for these lovebirds.
Big things, I'm sure.
We celebrated her last Saturday.
With real family, church family and dear friends.
And it was fun to put my "bridal shower" pinboard to good use.
First, a disclaimer.
I was terrible about taking pictures of the food.
And by terrible, I mean I took none.
Primarily because I was preoccupied juggling cook times and temps.
And blow drying my hair 15 minutes before guests were supposed to arrive.
While waving a dish towel under our super sensitive smoke detector.
It was off to a hectic start.
Ikea framed invite and easy floral centerpieces for the decor.
With the exception of the limes and thanks to our backyard hydrangeas, I had everything on hand.
Adapted from two pins that are no longer active.
The picture was easy enough to copy without having to click over.
I saw this idea pinned a while back and thought it was so original and cute.
And I turned it into a game by letting Jamie pick the most creative idea.
Betsy was the big winner with this gem:
"Nerd night! Dress up like nerds (think suspenders and taped glasses), go to your favorite museum
and end the night under the stars, picking out constellations."
Thank you bridesmaid, Haeley, for letting me steal your food picture.
You are a legit historian.
Pinned brunch recipes found here, here, and here.
Pinned dessert recipes found here, here, here and here.
Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts a la Emily.
Everything else a la Trader Joe's.
Which should be pinned everywhere as a shower-thrower's lifesaving mecca.
Every item is Pintertest approved and highly recommended.
Easy, straight-forward recipes.
Yummy, crowd-pleasing results.
Especially the chocolate chip cookie dough dip.
And the puffs.
And the baked french toast.
Who's getting married next?
Happy shower day, glowing friend.
It was fun to celebrate you.