Thursday, May 29, 2014

Let me introduce myself- it has been a while!

Seems so odd to have been a way from blogging for so long. 
Just so I can prove to myself that I really have been busy with fun projects, I feel like I should include a short summation of my fun over the past year.
There have been many celebrations and I do hope to document more of those to come ahead.
I guess it is never to late to get back on track!
I was asked to bake cookies for a wedding who wanted a cookie bar. The picture of the cookie bar is not the best, but the idea is super cute. The bride's main color was peach so we opted for peach wedding cake cookies. I think the cookie bar idea is perfect for showers and other parties too. 
I helped a dear friend prep for her mother's Surprise 90th Birthday by arranging flowers and making cookies in the honorees favorite colors- yellow and blue. 
I figured out my favorite combination for a cheese board:
Goat Cheese rolled in herbs, cream cheese with pepper jelly, sliced pears and dried okra- nothing about it is difficult, but I like the presentation! 
Part of this last year has been spent arranging flowers for parties that take place in the home of the Vice President for Development at Auburn University. Jane loves flowers and enjoys entertaining which happen to be two things I love- that combo makes it all the more fun to do this work! 
The Stanfield Family annual beach trip took place in late September and one of my favorite meals from the trip was our taco night. We prepared the normal options of chicken and fish and pork, but the salsas were so beautiful! I am constantly reminded of how precious my family is, but I'm thankful that I have learned to use food as a tool to make a celebration more special, to make someone feel loved, and to appreciate the bounty of God's creation. 
I created several fall arrangements for parties at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lee County's New Class Reception, our church's alter table, more events at AU, and the Adams Wedding at the Reserve at Oak Bowery.
This one was my favorite from the Adams Wedding.
A sweet friend from work granted her daughter's birthday wish by celebrating with a tea party.
I had the delight of creating the cookie favors and the flower arrangements for sweet MG and her friends to enjoy.  
I was super pleased with the work for the Norman Wedding in October- mostly white flowers with the occasional pop of hot pink.
Jay helped with the installation and snapped a pic while I was working.
A peak into the mayhem before the work begins.
 The same weekend as the Norman Wedding, I was asked to do a couple of bouquets for another wedding taking place up on the lake. I also helped with a wedding shower at church so the house was full of flowers for all types of events.
The shower was beautiful and one of my favorite things about it was the hot chocolate bar that even made it to the wedding reception after the bride's family enjoyed it so much at the shower.
The weekend via InstaCollage
A major thing happened in November!
The arrival of our new GSP puppy, Annie.
And our house has not been the same since her arrival.
We celebrated Thanskgiving in a big way with some fantastic house guests, delicious meals, and a big win with a celebration at Toomer's Corner.
This shot was taken by my Aunt Christy at her house on Thanksgiving Night. She is a fabulous photographer:
December was filled with the all the annual Christmas fun; decorating, Gingerbread house decorating, a Cookie Swap, and fantastic family dinners.

My first wedding of 2014 was for a collegue who was married in a beautiful ceremony at the Auburn University Chapel on the the first weekend in January. Beautiful blue hues mixed with the white and green to make a fantastic wintery mix.

The new year brought more opportunities for flowers for AU.
I may have found a few of my favorite color combinations.


I treated myself to a delightful set of business cards from Empress Stationary. Find yours at
If there is a way I can help you with your next celebration,
I would be honored to have the opportunity.


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