It was pretty warm late this afternoon. Lady Bug and I needed a fun way to cool off. I turned on the sprinklers in our back yard and we put on our swim suits. Lady Bug and I had a blast running through the sprinklers. The lawn needed the extra water. I hate when the grass gets too dry so I figured it couldn’t hurt it.
We ran through the water for a good fifteen minutes. It felt great having the cool water splash up against our skin. It reminded me of when I was her age and would run outside in our sprinklers. By the time we were finished we were sopping wet and the grass had a good drink. Everyone was happy.
Wedding favors are little tokens of appreciation that you send home with your guests as a thank you for supporting you in your new marriage. Wedding favors can be personalized, functional, affordable, and even consumable. The favors you chose can enhance your wedding theme and style and give everyone a lasting memory of what fun they had at your wedding.
I personally enjoy practical wedding favors. It’s nice when some one gives me something that I will be able to use over and over again. I would try to select something that would work for both men and women so no one feels left out. Or, I bet you could go with two different favor options, one for all of the men and then a different selection for the woman. Maybe you could get the men a nice key ring and the woman a fancy candle.
Favors don’t have to cost a lot of money. You can get little favor bags or boxes and fill them with your favorite tasty treat and place a personalized sticker on it and you have an easy and inexpensive wedding favor. It’s good to note that usually when you buy more of something you can probably get it for a smaller price per unit. This is especially helpful when you have a large number of guests and you want to offer something to everyone.
This morning when I was getting Lady Bug ready for school I sighed as I put her hair up I the exact same style I do most every day. She never complains about her hair but she doesn’t get much of a variety in her hair styles either.
Most days her hair is put up in two half pony tails to keep her hair out of her face. I’ll braid the pony tails if we have time on occasion. I’ve also tried doing french pig tails but she doesn’t have the patience to sit still while I do that to her hair. She’s let me give her braided pig tails which are cute.
I need some easy hairstyles for little girls that I can do on her that don’t take much time at all. By that I mean I can be done in less than 5 minutes or less. Neither of us are much of morning people so we don’t have much time to get ready once we do get up in the morning. I’d love to have a few more styles I can do to her hair so it doesn’t get boring and she can be excited about her and what we do with it each day. Does anyone have any suggestions?
My best friend Heather came over after work today to tell me something very exciting. She is getting married and wants me to be her maid of honor. I was thrilled and immediately said that we needed to start planning. I have always wanted to plan a wedding and now I have my chance. She told me that I could help her with anything and everything.
I’m starting with wedding invitations. Wedding invitations need to be sent out in a timely manner. This allows you to make accommodations for all of your guests. Wedding invitations usually include an RSVP card to inform the bride and groom who will be attending. Some RSVP cards even ask the names of the attendees, what meal option they are choosing and if they have any diet or allergy restrictions.
The wording of the invitation is all dependent upon they style of wedding and who is hosting the wedding. Look up wedding invitation wording etiquette to make sure you don’t make a mistake. Answer a few simple questions about who is hosting the wedding, where, when, how and you are good to go.
Finally, remember that the invitation you chose is usually the first impression your guests will have about the theme of your wedding. Make sure it relates to the vision you have for you wedding. It wouldn’t make sense to send out a beach wedding invitation to and indoor winter wedding. Your invitation can enhance the theme and help bring it to life so choose wisely.
My next door neighbor invited Lady Bug and I over for dinner tonight. We sat out back in her Adirondack chairs as we watched her husband get the barbecue ready to grill the steaks, and the girls played in the yard. I couldn’t help but admire the lovely bird feeders she has hanging from the patio. They were made especially for hummingbirds. She had two hanging from opposite sides of the patio. It made me think that I would really like to have a few things like this in our back yard. I know Lady Bug would love to watch as humming birds drifted in to our home and then away again.
Once dinner was ready we all sat at the picnic tables she has in her back yard. She has a really cute plastic table for the kids and a metal and wood version for the adults. The tables had pink plastic table cloths taped down protecting them. Everyone found a spot to sit at the appropriate tables and we began to eat.
After dinner, we all walked down to the park. Our kids played on the playground and we relaxed on the park benches. It was a great way for them to burn off their last bit of energy for the day. We enjoyed listening to them laugh and play for awhile and then headed home. On the way back we stopped and picked some flowers in our garden to give to the neighbors as a thank you for such a wonderful night. It really was a perfect evening.