Sunday, April 27, 2008

Welcome to my Fairy Garden

This year, I went for the whimsy in the garden and installed a little fairy garden. It reminds me of Ernie's Twiddlebugs on Sesame Street. You can see for yourself and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Decisions, Decisions

I am trying to find a new logo for my burgeoning business. How do these strike you?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fun in Chelsea

Jezzy and I have been having a blast in Celsea, MI. I'm up here helping my sister while her hubby is away on business. The girls and I have been very busy "hanging out."
 There have been webkinz to buy, school programs to attend, parks to play in, dollies to adopt, dogs to walk, and a fairy garden to build. I need to come up here more often! This is the delightful frog Eleanor found in the backyard last night. 
Gotta love that girl. Her momma would NEVER have touched such a thing growing up!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Digital Scrapping

I haven't posted a digital layout recently, so I thought I'd post one. This is what I worked on with a few girlfriends this weekend. We are doing an "All About Me" album together. It's fun. The assignment for this layout was to document the 5 favorite things in your house. Well, suffice it to say, mine were all books, so this was my layout.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

For more than 10 years now I have been dreaming about having "my wedding." I know, I know, I've been married for (almost) 13 lucky years. And I know I couldn't be luckier. But as most of you are aware, we were married at the courthouse. Perfectly fitting for the people we were then. I'm so glad I made that choice. But shortly thereafter I started a manilla file entitled "Dream Wedding." I've thrown that file out several times (which also means it was created again and again).

I have had this very specific wedding in mind. It's a thought I clearly cannot shake. And it's so cliché! I want a Disney wedding -- not the Cinderella's castle wedding that readily comes to mind. No pumpkin coach here. But to be married in the French Pavilion in Epcot...the little garden near the canal...a gorgeous brunch at the Bistro de Paris with that fabulous 3 piece electric band, Bella Fortuna, that used to play in the Italy pavilion in Baroque costume. I even have a very cheesy song picked out from the Millennium Celebration album (which I will leave you to guess as it is far too self deprecating to actually admit which one it is). This is my dream, my recurring dream. I've only really shared it with two people until now. E - I love you for not laughing at my insanity.

The thing is, I found out that I could actually do it. It's for real - they really allow it and they even have a price for it (naturally - I should have realized that anything and everything at Disney can be arranged for a price). It could be doable for our 20th! I've always imagined that I'd have to haggle with some horribly made-up, 50-something, toothy wedding planner at Disney to make my dream come true. Apparently it would be much easier than that, in true Disney fashion. 

So I'm putting it out there for the universe (and you) to know. I'm planning for this as an actuality. Mark your calendars for May 1, 2015. We'll be celebrating our anniversary with my fantasy Disney wedding. You're certainly welcome to come. I'm pretty sure Mickey and Minnie will make an appearance. Oh, and if you too have the wild hare to do something this crazy, check out this fabulous Disney wedding planning site. I know I'll be back. (and back, and back....)

Oh the Fun of Photoshop!

I am really getting into all of the possibilities of photoshop. I subscribe to this fabulous podcast: Adobe Photoshop Elements Killer Tips. In it, I learned how to make photo silhouettes. It has been so much fun! Check out these images:

So this morning, Richard and I created a new header for his blog about Disney. Be sure to check it out. I am proud of it, if I do say so myself.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Spring Break

Hayes is on Spring Break this week (and next!) and we have been on some fun outings. These are two of my favorite pictures from our trip to the Creamery and the Butterfly Garden.