Showing posts from September, 2011

I was featured on a blog.

Happy Wednesday. We're halfway there!! 
I just wanted to pop in to brag a bit that I was featured today on my friend Berol's blog Blossom Tree Valley for her Wednesday Wonderfulness post. She wrote such a nice piece about my little space in the blogosphere. She's a total sweetie and even though for some reason blogger will not allow her to comment on my blog she just sends me little email comments. How amazing is that. So if you get a chance stop by to say hello and check out her Animal Mondays which always make me happy. Especially the one about her mantids. Awesome. 

Tying-the-knot Tuesdays

First let me go a bit off topic and say thank you for all the positive comments on my Practical Magic blog. I had so much fun putting it together and your words are well appreciated. Also a big welcome to all new followers. I'm so glad you are here and I can't wait to get to know you.

If you are new I will just briefly let you know that my fiance, Seth and I will be getting married on October 6, 2012, and rather than let my blog become all wedding all the time I have set aside Tuesdays for all things wedding.

We are really getting into the swing of wedding planning and plotting. I think we have found the caterer we are going to use. They run $7.50 a person, which is a ridiculously good price, and since we know someone else who used them for their wedding and loved the food. The only down side to them is that they only provide styrofoam plates and plastic utensils, which I think is a little too family reunion for a wedding. I have some plans though to get around that. One thou…

Practical Magic and my very first Giveaway

"For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town." ~ Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

In preparation for this blog party I decided to reread the book Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I remembered loving the book because the magic that they described was so much more natural than "supernatural". It always seemed so much more real to me. Everything was more subtle and I could relate to these beautiful, strong women. 

Reading the book anew I fell in love all over again. The aunts eclectic nature, taking in their nieces even though they never married or had children. The black cats haunting their home. The late night visitors. The orphans who grow into two different, but very similar women. Sally's beautiful daughters who have their own problems with the Owens name. The men who fall into the women's lives. Jimmy the corpse. 
The book is so beautiful that, even though I love the film, I almost wish they c…

Autumn is here.

Blessings of the equinox to you. I have so many things to be thankful for this year. I am thankful for my amazing family, that my mother remains cancer free, that my nephew has come to live in Ohio, that my wedding to the most amazing man I know is coming together, and so much more. What are you thankful for today?

Don't forget to come back later for the practical magic blog party. :) 

Tying-the-knot Tuesdays

It's Tuesday again...

Over the weekend we bought this amazing train case

Which we are going to decorate and use in the wedding as a place for people to put cards. The case is in the most amazing condition and the color is perfect for our fall wedding. 
I went to Joann Fabrics this week to price some fabric for a possible sewing project for a friend and decided while I was there that I would just glance at the special occasion fabrics to see if anything caught my eye for the wedding. And there among the other fabrics was the most beautiful creamy colored fabric, it is a silk dupioni and I might be in love. I am going to take my mom back to get her opinion since she will be sewing the dress, but I may have found my dress fabric. I will let you know what I decide.  

Country Living Fair 2011

On Saturday my mom and I headed to the Ohio Village, here in Columbus, for the annual Country Living Fair. This is the second year we have been in attendance, and it was just as great this year. I came out with many, many ideas and a couple of awesome finds. Because of the wedding I didn't do as much shopping as I wanted to, but I got some amazing pieces.