Friday, November 28, 2014

Tabletops: part 2

Here's the rest of the tables from the women's event I attended. :)

(this was my favorite)


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Table Tops

Our church has an annual women's event where several women get to decorate a table anyway they like, and I participated this year! It was way out of my comfort zone (as a hostess I also had to lead a discussion) but it was a lot of fun. I even ended up decorating two tables since not enough people signed up. Here's a few pictures from the evening...there were about 50 tables total, so it was a pretty big event. It was a great evening and so much fun seeing how everyone decorated.

Here was my first table...I "took" my husband to Paris for our themed date night this month, so I thought it would be fun to do my table the same way. It was a lot of fun, and it got a lot of compliments.
 I probably should have ironed the table cloth...for the place mats, I used scrap book paper, I bought the plates at Hobby Lobby, and the bowls came from the Dollar Tree (the tulle bags inside the bowls are filled with fancy chocolates)

My second table didn't come out quite as good as I had hoped. I think I should have gone with a colored table cloth, and I also had some purple hydrangeas I wasn't able to put on there either. I also added a few items after this picture was taken.
Here's a close up of the succulents... I already had the hen & chicks, so with a little dirt, moss, & $2 glass bowls from Walmart, I was able to make four bowls for just a couple of dollars. I love how they turned out.




Sunday, November 9, 2014


Thursday, the husband and I celebrated ten years of marriage. I can't believe it's ten years already, so I think that's a pretty good sign (haha). That man of mine did good...he surprised me by taking the day off of work & taking me to the mall where I got go pick out a new sparkly diamond ring. Later that evening we went out to a little Mexican restaurant (which was THE fanciest restraint Samuel had EVER seen, lol) and then we all gathered around the firepit. I finished up the evening by falling asleep at 7:30. Apparently the day tuckered me out. Man I'm getting old...

I think each year God shows me something about our marriage, and this year the thing I've been overwhelmed by is how grateful I am that my kids have a father who loves his wife. As a child of divorce, I know the pain, anxiety, and confusion that a broken marriage causes. Obviously, we have our own set of issues, but I know that our kids have stability in our relationship, and that really is huge. Annaleigh drew this picture a little while back of us "date-nighting" and it warmed my heart. (Interpretation: we're cuddling on the couch watching a movie with candles on the table.)

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