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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Blog Announcement

Hey everyone!  I know that some of you have followed my personal page and if so you will notice a change :o)

For personal reasons, I am no longer going to provide a link to it from this blog, but if you would like to join my husband and I on our journey to organization and financial freedom then send me an email and I will send you the link.  You can email me by clicking the "Email Me" link on the left or at ambertdixon@yahoo.com!

Hope to see you all around!

PS: Yes I will still be posting here!  We had to take a break from planning the vow renewal to get our close family friend married!  My mom was the wedding planner and did a FABULOUS job!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Linens and Sashes

So we have been looking around at linens.  Originally we had thought about doing white or black solid linens.  Then we thought of white linens with a black runner in the center or black linens with a white runner.  We will most likely be using 6ft long tables, so I just felt that a runner was very pretty to help decorate such a long space. 

While looking at a vendor's website, I found these patterned linens that we really liked!  As you may recall in this post, I posted a picture of a tablescape that included a linen I said we were considering... well here are the patterned linens we are looking at and would love comments on your favorites!

We were thinking of doing one of these with a runner, most likely yellow.  Here are some of the sash options I've found that I liked.

These would be if we choose a patterned linen...

These would be for if we did the solid linen...

Remember, this is a very simple occasion, but we still wanted it to have the event feel.  So, if you think that something may be to casual, then good!  That's the look we are going for.

I know I said in this post a little about the flowers and such, but I'll be focusing more on the centerpieces and ideas next post.  So stay tuned!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finding some inspiration...

So my mom has picked yellow and black for her colors.  I knew this was going to be the case as her favorite color is yellow!

Well I immediately googled "black and yellow weddings" and loads of options came up!  Thankfully lots of other people liked this color combo as well!  And while my first thought was bumblebee, When you do it right, it's so NOT!

So here are some of the inspirations I have found...

I LOVE the cake and we will most likely go with something similar from Publix since we are trying to keep the budget down but the food still awesome!  And the flowers in the center with the milk vases are what we will be going for too.  I found an awesome blog that gives you step-by-step to DIY your very own!  You can check it out by going here.  I'm kinda feeling the invitations too, so I'm going to shop around for those and may possibly try to put my creative skills to use and DIY those too!  Hey, if you're following my personal blog, then you know we are strapped on money, and with this being a renewal and mom wanting to keep it "simple" it just doesn't make sense to spend a bunch of money!

Here are some more pictures I've found...

More milk vases with the yellow flowers.  Not sure what flowers we are going to do yet so, again, recommendations are welcome!  Only criteria is they have to be cheap and easy to work with!  We are thinking about buying them in bulk and doing them ourselves to save money!

I liked this one with the black vases too!  We are debating on the white or black vases, but I think that will depend on the table clothes we pick.  Look for that post tomorrow and help us choose the best combo!

These are two tables that I've found that I like!  I know the color schemes aren't right, but it gives you a general idea and of course colors can easily be changed to match ours!  To give you a hint about clothes, the second picture contains a linen we are considering.

So do you have any ideas or pictures that have inspired you and your ideas for your wedding?  Please do share with me and your fellow readers so we can find awesome ideas too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Miss Me? Miss Me? Well come on and KISS ME, because...


Man oh man I've missed blogging!  It is so good to be able to just type it out!

If you haven't checked it out, please go and check out me and the hubs personal blog and catch up on us!  You can click here and go read it up!  I will be updating it as well as starting a little work on here.

In a little over one year, my wonderful parents will celebrate 30 years of marriage!  This is them on their wedding day :o)  May 22, 1982

Well with this wonderful time coming up, my sister from another mister and I will be planning their 30th Anniversary/Vow Renewal Extravaganza!

So with that, I am getting excited, because this is as close to planning another wedding as I'll get for a while!  It will be a simple affair, but we are going to make it one to remember... and all on a very limited budget!  They never got a true honeymoon, so she is concentrating on that!

The colors will be black and yellow (go ahead and sing it, "Black and Yellow, Black and Yellow..." LOL); we are looking at possibly doing bar-b-que, however, we also know someone who does both butts and shrimp and grits!  So we may be able to give people some great southern options, but still stay on budget!

I will be posting more as we go and getting opinions on what y'all think!  Advise is appreciated as we attempt to throw this whole thing together for $1500, but preferably less!

Keep a look out for more!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hey Everyone!

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, we have been extremely busy!

I am beginning the process of planning a wedding for a dear friend of mine so I may be posting some to let y'all know how it's going!

But for now, I think I'm going to be posting more on the personal blog. There is a link on the left side of the page or you can just click here.

You can follow us and keep up with our day to day life. I've been slack, but we've lots of stuff coming up with the holidays and some home projects so it should be entertaining :)

Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to pick a Color...

With so many colors out there, it is any wonder that one would have a difficult time picking just a few to showcase at their wedding or event.

Many ask, "How to I know what colors to pick?" Well the answer is rather simple... Pick what appeals to you.

You can pick your favorite colors or you can pick seasonal colors. For example, for Fall you could go with golds, oranges, reds, and browns; Winter go with silvers, icy blues, whites and ivory; Spring you could go with pastel colors of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens; and Summer you could go with rich vibrant colors like lime greens, hot pinks, and more.

Again it's all about your taste. What makes you feel good!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Update on my Cousin

She is awake and alert. Dr. said if she continues to improve they could get her up today. Though part of her heart is "dead", with proper care, she will be able to live a normal life.

Thank you all for your prayers and keep them coming! We still have a long road ahead!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Need Prayers

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while and I hate that it's about this, but I wanted to write really quick and ask you all to say a prayer for my family.

I have a cousin who is in the hospital who has suffered from 3 mini heart attacks this week along with a massive heart attack during surgery to place stints in on I believe Wednesday. She has had a total of 12-15 stints placed and none are holding.

After the massive attack they placed her on a ventilator and I did get an update today that she has come off of it, however they are keeping a close eye on her. At the time, the doctors were telling us to pray for hours, not days, hours. We are beginning to be a little more hopeful now that they have fully pulled her off, but she is not out of the woods yet.

So if you would, please say a prayer for her. Her name is Barbara Whitmire Humphries. She is 48 years old and way to young to be going through something of this magnitude.

If you would also pray for my aunt, her name is Joyce. We lost my other cousin, her only son, in November and this is her only daughter. Please pray for peace and strength for her, because this is something that no mother should have to go through. Please say prayers for the family as well. This is a difficult time and pray for peace and understanding because we all know that God has a bigger plan than all of us.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Quick Update

I know I keep telling y'all, but I am still alive and really itching to blog. I have honestly missed it something terrible.

We are slowly getting moved into the new house and out of the old place. My dear hubby had to have knee surgery on the 23rd so we are having to work around that. He is doing fine (in fact we have his post-op today) and they (thankfully) only had to remove a bunch of scar tissue so it wasn't anything too serious. But he has to rest A LOT because it hurts him and is still pretty swollen, so it is a slow process because we are having to also work around the schedules of the people that are being so gracious to help us.

I cannot honestly believe that we have been married 4 1/2 months! It feels like it was just yesterday! But we are enjoying every minute and I guess the old saying is true... "Time flies when you're having fun!"

But between working, moving, and taking care of my hubby I haven't really had time for much else. I promise that I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head that I will be coming back with.

So please stay faithful to me... I promise I'll be back soon!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm still Alive

Hello all! So SORRY I have been MIA lately. Since getting married things have been a whirl-wind!
I started my new job and am so far loving it. It does stink being part time, but in this economy, I am just thankful to have a job. That and it is a door to a great work place.
We are also in the process of buying a house, so working and getting things ready for that have been keeping me seriously busy.
I am hoping to start hardcore planning my friends wedding here soon, however, it won't be as soon as we thought it would be. She just found out she's 5 weeks pregnant, but that ends up working out because we now have more time to plan! Hopefully once we get in the house, things will calm down and I will be able to get back on here. I miss you ladies and I hope the feeling is mutual!
Back soon!!!!