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DIY Bouquet!

Now for my first wedding blog post....

A lot of brides are DIYing. And for a number of reasons...

#1 To save money (and yes you can save a lot of money DIYing.)
#2 Adding your own personalized touch
#3 Pride (there is alot of sense of pride knowing you accomplished such a beautiful craft you created)

I was one of these brides. I DIYed most of my things for the wedding. I did my own centerpieces for the reception (1/2 branches, 1/2 fresh jumbo hydrangeas), but not the bouquets. I thought it would be too stressful for me to do the bouquets the day before the wedding. I wanted to leave it to the professional to do that. Don't get me wrong she did a great job, but this is definitely doable to do on your own if you are up to it.

I did a bouquet for my bridals after the wedding and honestly I thought I did a better job then my florist did on my bouquet at my wedding. And it was soooo EASY!

I went to Hubbell & Hudson located in The Woodlands, TX. They are like a Whole Foods, but they…

A Time to remember...

Christmas, as seen in my previous post, is a dreaded time for me. However, I found this year it needs to be a time of remembrance and creating new memories for the future. So below is what I am "remembering" & the memories we created this year for 2009.

Remembering...
1. Always my dad.
He was a great man and I dedicate every Christmas Eve to him. By lighting a candle to remember of the wonderful man he once was. ~John G. Augustine (4.11.1937-12.24.2007)




2. My Mom.
It was always rare that I shared Christmas with her because she was always working on Christmas, but she always made my Christmases great as a child! The best story she ever told me when I was a kid was how Santa came into our home. I asked her how did Santa come into our apartment because we didn't have a fire place. She told me through the bath tub. Ha ha. I still think about it and laugh. I can't wait to share that with my children.




3. My husband.
He has always has made Christmas special for me in his own …

Turned my frown upside down

On Christmas Eve it will be the 2nd year anniversary of my father's passing. Christmas has always been the time of year that I had spent it with my dad and my sisters. It was something I always looked forward to every year. When I was younger my dad and I would drive to Houston to see my sister and niece and nephew. On the way there I would ask my dad what he had gotten me for Christmas and his clues were so useless, but I love them. He would said, "It is bigger than a loaf of bread smaller than a house." Typical dad always trying to get me thinking. He knew how sneaky I was when it came to Christmas gifts. We always had a great time together during this special time of year.

I now find myself not looking forward to Christmas as much. Not because of the stress of shopping and the lack of our finances, but sad because I no longer get to share Christmas with my father. Not only not sharing Christmas with my father, but now Christmas is a reminder now to me what has to be th…

Christmas Card Attempt

Every year we take our Christmas card with the dogs. We always have out takes in the Christmas card of how we are trying to get the dogs under control. This year we wanted to be a little bit more silly & creative.

We tried to make an attempt of taking pictures with the dogs, but that was FAIL all over it. We take them ourselves with a timer so it is pretty difficult to do with 2 grown adults and 3 crazy dogs. Soo... we tried again today. Houston weather was great to us, but we were still having trouble with the dogs. My husband had an idea of us on a little tractor pulling a wagon full of gifts and the dogs would look like they are pulling the tractor.

Let me say this now...we would be a terrible dog sled team. They were all out of line trying to chase after squirrels. One of them was laying down because he was bored. It was all sorts of fun. So Mike and I took our regular photo and decided to photoshop the dogs the position we wanted them in. They were really hard to control. After…

Some what famous...

Our wedding photographer, Trung-Montage Photographers, took some amazing photos of us! His work looks like it belongs in a gallery. He has a great eye for things. Anyways to why we are some what "famous".... Trung had submitted some of our images to Brides Houston (Modern Luxury Publication). I was skimming through it and I saw our photo (page 125)! The one you see in my header! I was soo excited to see it there. I wished they would have used some of the other photos, but I will take anything!

Also, our wedding announcement was in the Houston Chronicle Star section, December 3rd's publication.

Man we are getting all sorts of exposure this month of December!

"Blame it On the Toes"

Why I named my blog "Blamed it on the Toes"????? This name popped into my head from thinking back on what my husband had written in the book my he had given me right before he asked me to marry him. In the book he had written to me stating that he was "blaming it on the toes."

Let me clarify this a little more.... definetly not a weird foot fetish. Ha! He said it all started with seeing my toes. He saw them and he could picture seeing himself coming home to me from work with me all barefooted and pregnant. That's what he wanted a family with me. Right then he knew he was going to marry me.

So the toes is what started it all according to him. So I thought it would be fun to name my blog that since the inspiration for me to start blogging is because my life after the wedding. There would be no wedding if he didn't get down on one knee. Obviously! Tee Hee!

The one to start

Never thought ever that I would be blogging. Here I am sitting here excited about what I am going to bring to my blog. I feel like I have so much to post. Don't even know where to begin. I guess that's why it took me so long to post my first posting because I wanted the just the right one. I did tell myself there is NO perfect post so I just need to get it the first one out of the way! And they post will be rolling out. So here I am getting my FIRST, but boring post out of the way! WHOOP for Liz!