Happy New Year!!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Kirsten, Hillary and Kristen - what can I say, you three are such super talented photographers and you make my new office look amazing!
Judith, Chris, Rebecca, and the Rasberry's - without your talents our events wouldn't be as great as they are. And I promise I will do my best this next year not to make you cook in fields, monsoons, snow storms, and any other force of nature! And thank you for feeding me.
David, Bill, Gordon and all of your support staff - what can I say? Without you guys helping me along I'd be in big trouble.
Craig and Jay - I am sure the things I ask you to do sometimes and the places I ask you to put power, lights and sound, make you want to kill me. But I very much appreciate all of your work!
Kristin, Jen and the TE boys - thank you for letting me change my rental orders a million times! Thank you for putting up tents in sheep easements, for putting dance floors over giant holes, for soaking wet linens and all of the other torturous things I make you do!
Paris and Debbie - you know how I feel! Do I really have to say anything?
And most of all thank you to my girls: Amy, Annie, Izzy, Hannah, Kelsey. Thank you for knowing what I am talking about when I don't have a clue, for coming up with crazy MacGyver ideas, not letting me fall off ladders, and all of the other absurd things I make you guys do. I absolutely cannot do my job with out you guys.
I am so lucky to work with these people, and many more on a daily basis. Thank you so much, and I hope the next year is a great as this one!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Anyway, enough of that, here is a really great wedding from Green Wedding Shoes. This is a perfect wedding inspiration for a wedding in the mountains. Enjoy...
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Top Row: photo by Shannon Renee, calligraphy by May Bell Calligraphy,
dress by Samuelle, tabletop via Oh Happy Day!
2nd Row: Love Invitation by East Six, bird card by Linea Carta,
coral wrapping paper via Rebecca Thuss,
red trailer via Pink Cupcake Vintage, aisle with lanterns
3rd Row: dress by Candy Anthony, cupcakes via Ticings,
table setting by MS Weddings, dress via Posh Vintage Girl
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Top Row: cupcakes photo by John Paul Urizar, winter wedding via Snippet & Ink,
cupcake by Vanilla Bake Shop, sucker by Hammond's Candy
2nd Row: Happy Christmas photo by Petrina Tinslay, tree by Martha Stewart,
candy cane by Hammond's Candy, Christmas Card created by Bespoke Press,
Flowers by the Empty Vase
3rd Row: stocking photo by Petrina Tinslay, present advent calender via Oh Happy Day!,
wreath by Martha Stewart, gloves via Anthropolgie
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am never without a book. And this has been a habit since I was a very little kid. I was very lucky to have parents who read out loud to me from the moment I was born and they never denied me a new book as I grew up. Basically what I am saying is that I strongly believe every child should have books and get to enjoy them as much as I do. On that note I wanted to encourage everyone to participate in a Giving Tree this holiday season. My very favorite local bookstore, Chapter One Bookstore, every year holds a fundraiser to raise money to give books to kids in need. In years past the county has given them a list of about 350 to 400 kids in need. Unfortunately this year they are anticipating over 1000 kids. So I am asking you to give the girls at Chapter One a call or stop in and give these kids some books. You can either pick out your favorite book to give to a child or you can just give a donation and the book elves will pick out the perfect book! So give them a call and give the gift of reading!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A few nights ago I attended a great Christmas party, and part of that party was for each person to bring a gift for a White Elephant gift exchange. For any of you who might not know what that is, basically everyone brings a fun or funny gift, all the gifts are put in a pile and each person can either choose a gift or steal a gift from another person. So it turns out the gifts that were the stars of the show were a variety of ugly Christmas sweaters and the good old Snuggie. Since I also know I would be spending another fun filled night at an Ugly Christmas Sweater party later this month, I thought I would share a fun site for any of you who might be wanted to throw your own party. Since this party theme seems to be gaining steam, there has been web site dedicated to just this, UglyChristmasSweaterParty.com. The site will lead you to places you can buy sweaters, party ideas, and of course inspirational pictures.
And last but not least I can't leave you without the family who embraces the Christmas sweater better then anyone else, who else but Clark W. Griswold and his family. And a lasting holiday thought from Clark, sorry about the language, but what can I say it is funny!
"Where do you think you're going? Nobodies leaving. Nobodies walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse." Clark W. Griswold
This post is for you Lenny, my favorite Voice of Ketchum!!!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Today is the big day! Tonight the Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers. The game is called the Civil War and for those of you who either went to school in Oregon or are from Oregon, you know this is our biggest night in sports. And this year the stakes are even higher. This game will determine who goes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Years and who becomes the PAC 10 Champions. And just to be totally clear, this blog only supports the DUCKS!! So tonight turn on ESPN at 6pm and watch the biggest game, on the west coast, of the year!