Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where I've Been...

hello, friend.

You might be wondering why you haven't seen me recently.  I'm not gone...just have been readjusting to my new site.  The site is amazing, thanks to some fantastically amazing people.  They have been willing to do this and that, and listen to my non-technological self give lengthy explanations of all that I do and do not want. The great thing, is that I still have the blog on the new site, and it's all in one place...
trulytogetherwonderfulness... I tell ya.

So, come see me over here, and as I get settled, and as wedding season is wrapping up, I'll have lots more fun to come!

Come on over...there's plenty more celebrating to do!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Coming Soon...

My sweet friend has lots of exciting things happening in her life. And, it's actually stuff that you might be interested in, as well.  Like, free concerts and great books...just for starters.

So, for today's "Around the Corner", hop over to Emily's and see when she might be chatting it up near you!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

autumn = happiness

It's coming.  And, I love seeing it happen.  I'm pulling out my chili recipes and my sweaters and getting excited about the Fall once again. I even made a Autumn Love board that is making me very happy right now.  I seriously want to throw a party just to be able to design this table.

Peeking around the web, I found several fun easy ways to celebrate this season.  Tatertots and Jello always has a scad of fun ideas, and these are a few of her featured Top 20 Halloween projects.

i mean, really...what's not to love about burlap and lace.

Autumn Bunting @ My Blessed Life

i love this wreath.  it's pretty and elegant with a dab of spook. perfect.

 Simple Halloween Wreath @ Nikki, In Stitches

you know i can't resist a bucket list.

Halloween Bucket List @ Makoodle

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wedding Inspiration at Anthro...{around the corner}

The other week, I happened to stop in at Anthropology.  I don't do that nearly enough.  

It's always been one of my favorite stores, but I don't usually have the time to stop. However, when one of my dear friends had her birthday, and I wanted to treat her to a little something from her favorite store, it gave me more than enough reason to visit.

As soon as I walked in, I had to start taking pics. Not just because it was beautiful, or because it welcomed me in with her wonderful smells...but because I couldn't stop seeing wedding inspiration.

centerpiece material
These fun things have DIY written all over them.  It doesn't have to be bought at anthropology!  Wrapping yarn around cylinders and putting different candle holders inside with buttons could be all of $2 for a unique centerpiece!

eclectic decor ideas
grab some cool old bottles and books and set them out to add to the decor of your event.

unique jewelry for bridesmaids

whimsical fall foliage wrapped in gold paper
another DIY vision!

polaroid picture display
I love finding creative ways to display pictures at weddings.  Polaroids make such a statement, and I love the way Anthro hung theirs here. You could find a spot to hang pictures of the past, or to show off the fun from the day of the wedding.  Your guests will have fun taking and viewing them for the entire time!

i may be the only one that thinks wedding all the time, but hopefully, it will give you a little inspiration!  are there stores that you find yourself feeling refreshed and inspired?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Around the Corner...Something to Scream About.

We were on our way to the mountains, but wanted a hearty breakfast on the way. We wanted more than just coffee and a pastry, and we were a town away.  As I started googling breakfast restaurants in the Winston Salem area, a funny name pulled up...

Of course, I was interested.

I called, and was so pleased to find out they did serve breakfast (and not just for Sunday brunch!), and we were just a few miles away.As soon as we walked in, I knew it was gonna be good.

Any restaurant that decorates their cute cafe to look like a warm inviting home, is gonna get my attention.  As fun as the mason jars and pumpkins were, I hoped the food would hold up to the standard.

The Screaming Rooster did not disappoint.  I ordered the Almond French Toast with fresh berries and brown sugar glaze (on the side), and ate every last bite...except the ones I sacrificially shared with my adorable son who was begging with big blue eyes.

Everything was delicious.  And, the ambiance couldn't be beat.  Even though it's 30 min. away, you can bet that some Saturday morning, very soon, I'll indeed be heading back over to Brookstown Ave.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Around the Corner...A Little Sweetness from The Sugar Shack!

I vaguely remember when I was a little girl, going into my Grandaddy's old store, and being able to pick out candy for just a few cents.  It didn't happen a lot, but when it did, it was something special.

Today, I happened to pop into a (fairly) new shop in town.  The Sugar Shack has been opened for just about a year now, and is the cutest little candy store around.

Of course, the first thing that caught my eye was the old-timey cash register (that still works!) That definitely took me back to watching Willy Wonka!  But, as you look around, that feeling of being a kid rushes back as you see all the endless jars of candy.

They have a whole wall dedicated to multiple Jelly Belly jellybeans, any flavor you so desire, and chocolate gems in any color you want. Plus, an entire collection of organic candy!

There is table after table of tried and true favorites as well as hard to find specialty selections.  And, everything is $8.99 per pound, so you don't have to wonder how everything is priced.  

However, the sweetest part of this little shop was how it felt to be there.  The happy colors of candy and friendly staff was eager to have a visitor.  And, don't you dare tell my kids that I went without them, because there was even a cute little kids table for children to be able to sit and color.  (not to mention the mouthwatering snack selection.)

This Saturday is the Sugar Shack's first anniversary...or as I would say 1st Birthday!  They're putting on a fun party with pretty hefty swag bags for the first 30 people. Balloon Artist, Magic Christopher will be there from 12-2, and face painting from 3-5 done by Allison Wood. But, no matter when you get there, you're sure in for a treat!

I've decided Thursdays are going to be my "around the corner" posts.  I'll be highlighting a local business or event that you don't want to miss.  Make sure you check back on Thursdays for an upcoming local outing that's sure to please! And, if you are interested in being our spotlighted business, feel free to email me with information.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Know your flower STYLE...with 5 simple questions!

So, we have been chatting about fleurs for the last couple of posts.  And, funny enough, you might not think style has a lot to do with flowers.

When you think of "your style", what immediately pops in your head?  Clothes?  Jewelry?  Or, maybe shoes?!?  

You probably weren't about to say flowers.  And, strangely enough, flowers are what can really make or break the style of your wedding or event. However, many times, it's the flowers that people have the hardest time knowing how to explain what they want.  (And, here's a hint...sometimes it's showing what you don't like that gives the best clues!)

I've found that the more communication you give your florist, the more they are able to understand your vision for the day. With that understanding, should come the look you're dreaming of for your wedding.

When you describe what you like (or don't like) to your florist, make sure they ask you these five things...and, if they don't make sure you tell them!

Five Questions Your Florist Should Ask...

1.  Do you prefer hand tied or cascading (trailing) bouquets?

2.  Do you prefer a mixture of flowers or all one type of flower 
(composite is their fancy word for this)?

3.  What is the style of your wedding?  

(elegant, natural, whimsical, classic, modern?)

4. What are your favorite flowers, and your least favorite flowers?

5. What colors do you want to use?

If all you told them was what flowers you like, you never know what look you will really get.  Those five questions will give them a starting place to know exactly what your style is.