What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer

Rereading the Grandma’s Attic series. Its about all I can focus on reading-wise. Apparently not reading Hamlet like I’m supposed to, lets see if I can do that in the two days after this draft was written (5/29/20). Added three mini African violets to my plant collection as well as more of the ivy clippings… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer

My Sister’s Pixar’s Up Travel Themed Wedding: The Reception

Again, iPhone photos I snapped just before the wedding. Since the rain spoiled any chance for more professional before wedding photos (I wasn’t crying over that), we waited in a hall for a bit before we went into the reception. People were already eating, and the line wasn’t bad, so I didn’t have to wait long… Continue reading My Sister’s Pixar’s Up Travel Themed Wedding: The Reception

My Sister’s Pixar’s Up Travel Themed Wedding: The Entrance Decor

I cannot share or link any professional photos because of privacy, so I will show you the quick snaps I took on my iPhone before the wedding. My sister drew this herself. By the end of the wedding, people had filled out the balloons and spread the colors beautifully.   My sister made this herself,… Continue reading My Sister’s Pixar’s Up Travel Themed Wedding: The Entrance Decor

The Wedding

The day before the wedding, in the morning one of Mom’s friends (so many of her friends helped with the wedding) helped me with the all the flowers. Mom ended up having to buy my sister’s flowers from a variety of stores, so I ended up doing the bridal bouquet all myself. I think our… Continue reading The Wedding

Wedding Preparations

I used this lipscrub recipe, but I had used up all my rosewater making a version of this setting spray, so I used essential oils . . . since this is something you want to be comfortable tasting or eating, I wouldn’t do that. Mom bought us new dresses for the rehearsal, and I picked… Continue reading Wedding Preparations

Bridal Shower

We threw a shower for my sister at the end of March My grandmother has a lovely open floor plan, so we had my sister’s shower at my grandparents’ like we did my sister-in-law’s a year and a half before. And I made cookies as I did before except I think I used a different… Continue reading Bridal Shower

Wedding Prep Frivolousness

Mom liked the earrings the heroine in Hallmark’s Crown for Christmas wore to the ball, so I made her some (with Swarovski crystals) for Christmas and gave them to her early, so she could wear a pair (she chose the blue) in the wedding. I bought make-up, hair tools, jewelry, a backless and strapless bra… Continue reading Wedding Prep Frivolousness