How 'bout hubby's birthday, or one of the kiddos? Nah.
On April 3 there is NOTHING going on! Isn't that awesome? This past several weeks has been CaRAZY! You see my baby bro is getting married. You might remember my mom and I, with the help of my aunt Darla, and her daughter Stephanie recently threw a bridal shower for the soon to be little sis-in-law. We have a HUGE family, and it was a luncheon.
We had mahogany chicken wings (they're fab. I will post the recipe sometime), sweet and sour meatballs, salads, rolls, desserts and goodies. Oh, and can't forget the Jello! We had lots of baking, making and cooking to do. We divided it up - but it still kept us hoppin'!
I had the idiot idea of trying a new cut out cookie recipe that is chocolate heart cookies, then dipped in white chocolate, then drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate. Why, oh why do I not know how to do anything simple? It took FOREVER! They looked super cute, but I have to say, I wasn't too crazy about the taste of the actual cookie. Oh, well.
I was in charge of coming up with party favors. I was drawing a creative blank! Luckily you crafty ladies chimed in with lots of great ideas! We ended up using this adorable idea from Shortmama. We took plastic spoons and put a couple of Hershey's kisses in the spoon and wrapped them with tulle. We tied them with ribbon and a tag that said "A spoonful of kisses from the soon-to-be Mrs." Isn't that cute? And when I say "we" I mean the other ladies, because since I was preparing for a boutique as well, they didn't trust me to get mine finished! Okay, okay, they were just being thoughtful - but I would have gotten them done!! I would have! Thanks for the perfect idea Shortmama!
I also made a gift for the shower, to go along with the other things we were giving "C" (that's what I'll call her). This took a bit of time, but I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I'll post pictures of it next week for Mod Podge Mania. Make sure to come back on the 31st to see everyone's great projects!
Now, I thought it would be a relief to have it over with (not that I don't LOVE "C", I just meant the pressure to get everything done would be off!) But now here's the itinerary for THIS week! Thursday C is going to be going to the temple for her first time. She has invited hubby and I to go. We wouldn't miss it! Saturday is another shower that her family is throwing, and I am also making a gift that goes to that shower. I'll post a pic of it when I'm finished.
Besides wedding stuff, Ribbon Blossoms has kept me on my toes! We are working to get the Girly Giveaway package ready. The bow-holder was custom, so we needed to make it - it wasn't all ready or anything! Also, I'm finishing up the coasters I'm sending from the Spring Fling giveaway - that's right, I haven't forgotten you ladies!!!
And April 2 is the big day! Yay to J (my bro.) and C! What a day it will be. We will head to the temple in the morning for the marriage. We will then take pictures on the temple grounds, after which we will be heading to Mimi's Cafe for the wedding luncheon. We may have a little bit of down time after this, but then it will be off to the reception center for the festivities! I am so excited - it is going to be such a beautiful day for our family!
Then... then comes April 3. I will sit home and blog ALL. DAY. LONG. Yup. Not gonna do a thing on that day. I may sleep 'til noon! Who knows! All I know is it will be divine!
I'm sorry I don't have any fun pics to post from the shower. My mom took them all, so they're on her camera. But I'll post a bunch of pictures from all the showers and the wedding next week!
Now I'm off to work on the gift for Saturday's shower! Wish me luck!