Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dear Santa, here is my Wish List...

Of course my first item listed is from Anthropologie. However, keep in mind, my list is in no particular order.

Also, from Anthropologie...

Wouldn't this Bonfire Cardigan from J.Crew look so cute with skinny jeans?

These cute earrings are similar to my old FAVORITE pair of earrings earRING--I lost one of them a couple of football seasons ago on gameday :-( 
{i kind of like these better anyways}

I spotted these AG Cords from my friend Erin's Wish List and I just had to add them to my list.  I have been searching for some cords that fit and AG's normally do so I just maybe in luck! :)

This is my wish list {as of now}. Well and of course a new camera...hopefully Santa reads blogs these days ;)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I Won My First Giveaway!!!

An old friend of mine, Kelley Blake @ The Eclectic Owl hosted a Sam's Jewelry Giveaway and guess what...
how exciting it was to see...

Here is a picture of the bad boy :-)

Isn't it great! It is a 14 karat gold Tree of Life necklace from the Love, Earth line from the Sam's jewelry section. AND it retails for, get this, $99!

Now, go check out Sam's Club Jewelry line and Kelley's super cute blog

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mom's 50!!!

Isn't this cute thing worth throwing a party for... 

I do believe so!

So I did. Here is a picture of the invitation that Brittany, my boyfriend's sister, helped me make, made for me! She is an amazingly creative and crafty gal and I am SO thankful for her helping make these lovely things.

Please pardon my picture quality--I could really use a new camera.

This is one of the inserts included in the invitation asking guests to write down one of their favorite things about my mom or one of their favorite memories that they have had with my mom. 

These inserts were hung on ribbon from the center piece as guests arrived. This provided for laughter and tears as they were read aloud during the party and now my mother has them to cherish forever.

Here is a picture of the FABULOUS cake from It Takes The Cake Bakery 

Didn't they do such a great job! 

As a little girl, I remember my mom having a coffee cup that said "29ish" so this is a picture of the cups that I ordered for the party. 

Here is a random picture taken from a table outside--notice Ray Taylor's cute little arrangement.

This picture is TERRIBLE but sadly it's the only picture that I could find of the two of us at the party.

I am very thankful for my family and friends that helped me throw this wonderful Surprise 50th Birthday Party for my well-deserving mother! I could not have done it without all of the help from my cousin Jill and Ray Taylor. 

Happy 50th Birthday Mom! I love you!