Friday, July 31, 2009

OSW Cakes

Pretty Cakes! Look at those initials Ang!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Seating Chart

Love the idea of this seating chart. It seems it would make it easier to find your seat with one of these. Maybe two would even be better so there is not a long line waiting to look. Anyway, it's different and still, it's eye candy.

This is what One Source Weddings had to say about this.
"One of the things we tried new was instead of doing place cards (which drives me crazy).. We did a seating “chart”

Now the reason place cards drive me crazy.. Most brides see cute pictures in a magazine.. oh that looks so neat with all the little place cards in neat little rows… Anyways in real life.. those cute little rows get quickly unorganized.. and people then cant find their names.. they are written so little and normally its dim lighting.. then.. you have 100 people crowded around a table.. waiting for others to find their names… uggg its frustrating.. so we thought of this.. we had printed 9 7X9 prints that had last names initials and their table that they were sitting at…. into a nice 24X36 frame and easel.. and then it told what table they were sitting at.. I had my crew ready to show them to the right table.. It went soooo smoothly..and very quickly, I was so happy.. and it ended up costing about as much or even less than place cards do."


The Barefoot Contessa shares this recipe in my new House Beautiful magazine. It looks so good it makes me think about baking it. Let me know if any of you try it. I'd like to know if it is as good as it looks.

Serves 2 to 3

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the dish
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for sprinkling
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup scalded milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature
1/2 cup grated aged Cheddar cheese, lightly packed
1 package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
5 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter the inside of one 6-to-8-cup soufflé dish (6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches in diameter x 3 1/2 inches deep) and sprinkle evenly with Parmesan.

2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the hot milk, nutmeg, cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, for one minute, until smooth and thick.

3. Off the heat, but while still hot, mix in the egg yolks. Stir in the Cheddar, the Parmesan, and the spinach, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

4. Put the egg whites, cream of tartar, and a pinch of salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on low speed for one minute, on medium speed for one minute, then finally on high speed until firm, glossy peaks are formed.

5. Whisk one-quarter of the egg whites into the cheese sauce to lighten, and then fold in the rest. Pour into the prepared soufflé dish, then smooth the top. Draw a large circle on top with the spatula and place in the middle of the oven. Turn the temperature down to 375 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (don't peek!) until puffed and brown. Serve immediately.

NOTE: To make in advance, prepare the recipe through Step 3 (adding the cheeses). You can do this up to 2 hours ahead. Keep mixture covered at room temperature, and then proceed with the recipe just before baking.

Gold Shoes

Angie needs gold shoes with very high heels for her Bridesmaid Dress she is wearing next Friday night. I thought I'd help her out by shopping at Polyvore for her. Check them out Ang. The two pair on the upper left have really high heels. One of them is seven inches.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vertical Gardens (click here to see more)

I think these are so cool. I've never seen anything like them before. Found this at Flora Grubb Gardens. There's more to see on their blog. I want one of these.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nicole's Shower

This is Nicole in the pink. She is Angie's friend and she is getting married Aug. 7,2009. Angie and the other bridesmaids threw her a shower. Nicole always talked about a beach wedding and she loves Flamingos. Since Nicole is not having a beach wedding, Angie decided at least she could have a beach-themed shower. Of course it had to have flamingos too. Angie was in charge of most of the decorating. I just helped by doing the fruit and pasta salad and by providing vases and shells and beach themed platters. Angie will want to use these pictures on her own blog so I hope she doesn't get mad that I have already posted them. Sorry Ang.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is a picture of Angie (left) and her Matron of Honor (my niece) Andrea (middle) and her Maid of Honor (my youngest daughter) Natalie (aka Sunny) right. The picture is so little, I guess because Sunny took it with her phone. I would love to know how to make my pictures bigger on this blog. Pretty girls, if I do say so myself.

San Diego Wedding Blog

I was looking at a blog tonight and fell in love with all of the wedding pictures. The Blogher is Karen Tran and her website is listed over on the side of my blog as San Diego Wedding Blog . Then I went to Project wedding and was looking at inspiration boards and found this of Karen's engagement party. It was beautiful. You should check it out if you haven't already. They had all of their guests wear white and they wore Tiffany Blue.

Friday, July 17, 2009


You have got to check out this gorgeous wedding on the blog,

I am in love with it. More Pics there & bigger too!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Green & White a Lovely Sight

Here's some green inspiration. Lots of floral does make things look pretty, eh? Grabbed this at Project Wedding.

One Source Weddings

I am so lovin this cake. I think the whole display with the awesome flowers around it is drop dead gorgeous ! Oh my!
If this was in black instead of brown it would be perfect for Angie & Erik's wedding. At least I think so. Not sure what Angie & Erik would think.

I found these pictures at
One Source Weddings, a new blog I just discovered. I am thrilled to find it too. This whole wedding is an awesome sight & One Source Weddings is an awesome site. This wedding is Kristen and Donald's Wedding at The Union Station Hotel at Nashville, TN. You really need to go and check out the rest of the pictures there at One Source Weddings.

Vases With A View

I wish we had a bunch of these vases. I tend to like the tall centerpieces the best but I know a lot of people are bothered by the way they sometime block your view of the people across the table from you. This is tall but doesn't block your view. Found these at One Source Weddings again. It is quickly becoming my favorite website. I am thinking of taking some of their workshops.

I love the calli lillies in this one!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Signature Drink

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I'm sure Angie is going to have a sidnature drink or two at her wedding. The question is "What will they look like?" and "What will they be made of?" I am pretty sure they will be green though. I am also pretty sure she has the names for them picked out. I am wondering though...Can we have an alcohol and a non-alcohol version of them Ang?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Perty Pearly Pink

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Items in this set
Icing on the Cake Dress
* $115 -
Casadei Crystal-encrusted Wedge Shoe
* $825 -
Double Strand Pearl Necklace
* $5.80 -
Molly's Pink Faux Pearl Stretch Bracelet Set
* $20 -
Maude Faux Pearl Earrings
* $2.80 -
* Lancome Hypnose Senses - Eau de Parfum Spray - 2.5 Fl. Oz.
* $59 -
* 12 Great Wedding Cakes
Champagne Glasses

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Persimmon Pleasures

Love these. I'm hoping I can find some persimmon colored flowers for the beach wedding I'm doing. These strange looking flowers are called Protea. Again these are courtesy of Floral Events Hawaii.
Emma's Flowers (808) 329-EMMA(3662) tel

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