This past weekend my mom came to visit me and we had a great time even though she was only here for a few days. I will show you in pictures:
Of course we had to go to the Eola Wine Company!!
We had to get mimosa flights!!
Tonight on Nightly News with Brian Williams (I love that man…), we were introduced to a small town in West Virginia, Green Bank to be exact, that prohibits the use of cell phones, wifi, and other such electronic devices that emit similar electronic interference. Why, you ask? There is such a place that would do such a thing, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you why…
They are listening to space!
I thought that was pretty cool. I decided that once the moon and the stars were visible, I would take some more moon pictures. This time I used my cellphone as a wireless remote to release the shutter button. I certainly got clearer pictures 🙂
I don’t know why I have that big purple artifact in the pictures but whatever. I think that the pictures turned out amazing (even though I’m paying the price for being out in the elements at night, getting eaten by bugs…I’m about ready to scratch all the skin off the tops of my feet).
Just like the title of this post suggests, I shall talk about wedding things. Today I will cover headpieces and other wedding accessories, my mom visiting me here in Florida, and beautiful sunsets (of which I failed to set up my tripod properly in time to get good shot of).
Patrick: SPOILER!!! Don’t read this as certain topics and pictures pertain to the wedding 🙂
Back in February I ordered a headpiece from a California company called Deloris Petunia, with a cyber store front on Etsy. I fell in love with the pieces, handcrafted to fit the style differences of each and every bride, specific to color, hardware, and other features. I looked through the pictures of the headpieces on the Deloris Petunia model and also on real brides, trying to choose which general style might be the best fit for me. I think I may have told you all before, but I fell in love and quickly obsessed! So I bought one!
Well my custom headpiece came the other day after much waiting, and checking of order status and shipping information, BUT IT FINALLY CAME! I ran into the bathroom to unwrap my package without Patrick sneaking a peek (he wouldn’t…but I just wanted to be EXTRA sure). It was packaged quite nicely. As I took it out of the shipping box, then it’s magnetized Deloris Petunia box, then it’s bubble wrap, and tissue paper and masking tape holding it in place, it was glistening in the light like a thousand tiny diamonds atop a delicate looking mesh and hair combs. I promise I will post a picture when I feel up to unwrapping it again (when my mom gets here). It was a very involved process and when I opened it the first (and only) time, dinner was about on the table and I had to quickly wrap it back up and store it away.
For now, I give you these pictures from their Etsy website:
Here are some cute things to tide you over until I learn how to manage my time more efficiently. By that I mean when I actually HAVE time in my hectic life right now :). Don’t worry, I’ll tell you all about it soon enough.
Oh right, cute stuff…
Boston likes to sleep in our clothes we leave on the floor. He has a doggie bed with a nice big comfortable blanket, but he likes to “nest” in pants or sweatshirts that we happen to leave somewhere in our room…on the floor. It’s cute.
And then there are ducks! HOLY CRAP DUCKS!!!!
Here they come!
I don’t quite know where I left off during my last post but I did remember that I had a few more pictures to share with you. I was visiting my family on Cape Cod and tried to take some decent pictures on my trip. If I get a good one I will make it a black and white photo and hang it on my wall in my living room. I have a bunch of photos hanging all over my wall. It’s pretty. I’ll have to take a picture it sometime 🙂
Anyway…I love my mom’s house and wish that I could pack it up and stash it in my back pocket. It smells of cinnamon and it is always warm and cozy, no matter how cold the weather gets outside (which is was the weekend I was there). I took some pictures of a hutch filled with old salt an pepper shakers that belonged to my great grandma. I don’t know if there are shakers that are older than that, I doubt it.
I like the owls the best!
It was nostalgic because the hutch actually still smells like my great grandparents’ house. No, it doesn’t smell like old people and moth balls. I can’t really describe the smell. It’s not bad. It’s comforting and warm smelling. It’s my great grandma, shuffling along in her pink slippers. It’s my great grandpa’s cherry pie cooling on the windowsill. It’s all of those things wrapped into one. Just like the things that have resided in my mom’s house are forever embedded in a thick layer of cinnamon, my great grandparents’ hutch, with all those old salt and pepper shakers, are forever embedded in what made their home a home.