Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Welcome Back To Blogging World?

Hello blog, it's been a long time! I've contemplated writing many times but just couldn't find the time. Well, of course I find the time to be on Face Book but that's 'different' (I'm trying to increase my fan base and raise my Google standings!). But the two worlds collided today. See, I posted a picture that says, "I once had a life...then some idiot came and told me to make a FaceBook account!!" My nephew, Jacob, takes credit for being the person who twisted my arm to join Face Book several years ago and then posted the link to a previous blog posting,"I Gave In To Technology". That kid, he's always a good one to remind me of things and I love him for it. So naturally, I had to see if my blog was still active and if I could even remember the password to my account. Yes on the active blog, no on the password. If only Jacob had known the password, I could have asked him, his memory is obviously better than mine :-) I'm still not quite sure what to do with this blog but I'll try to visit blogging world more often. I said try, not promise. Beware though, all these past years, let's call them the "missing years," may just come spilling out of my mind and I'll have to write separate posts, many separate posts. You'll either need the Visine guy to get the red out or you'll begin to delete your notifications that say I've made a new blog posting. Take your pick but you've been warned!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How To Be A Good Wedding Guest

Some advice to help guests know what to do and what not to do at a wedding...taken from hours of my own observation of guests at weddings... enjoy and please take to heart!

* Arrive on time for the ceremony. If you are late, don't try to squeeze into a seat ahead of the assembled processional of bridesmaids. Certainly don't try to beat the bride into the church. You can always view the processional from the vantage point of the lobby or vestibule and take a seat in the back of the auditorium once the bride has reached the front of the aisle.

* If you RSVP saying you'll attend the wedding and reception - SHOW UP unless there is an actual emergency.

* Dress appropriately for the occasion! Seriously guys, wear a suit or other dress clothing. Girls, it's always stylish to wear a nice dress that covers the areas that should be covered. A good rule of thumb is: if you can't wear it to the office, don't wear it to a wedding. Also ladies, underwear is not optional... I'm just saying...

* Don't walk in on the bride or groom using the restroom. If you do, don't stare at her/him or try to start a conversation.... how awkward!

* Don't use the votive cups on the tables as a shot glass for the liquor you brought in. Wait, don't bring your own liquor unless the invitation clearly states BYOB.

* Don't melt, burn or otherwise set fire to the decorations (including table covers and linens). The bride and groom have paid good money for those items and some may be rented.

* Don't drink too much. An open bar is no excuse to get sloppy drunk at a wedding reception.

* Bring a decent gift; something you wouldn't mind receiving on your wedding day.

* Don't use the disposable cameras for inappropriate photos from under the table or the bathroom stalls.

* Don't tell the caterer, bartender, wedding coordinator, DJ, decorator, pastor, or other vendor how to do their job. They know their job, stop bugging them and allow them to do it.

* When possible, stay longer than dinner. You'll miss out on a lot of fun if you leave early but....

* Don't stay too late either. Receptions usually end after about 3.5 hours.

* Don't take the Bride and/or Groom outside for a private chat or otherwise monopolize them. It's their party, they have other guests!

* Don't leave a mess on the tables. It is likely there is no one getting paid to clean up after you. The couple's families will have to spend late night hours after the reception cleaning up when they're exhausted.

* Don't complain about the food..
.it's what the couple wanted to eat and serve. You're an invited guest, choose something different for your own special occasion.

* Finally, unless your invitation specifically states that you may bring a guest (ie.: Ms. Jane Doe & Guest), don't bring one. There's almost nothing worse than having uninvited guests show up at a wedding!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Let's Hear It For The Wedding Chocolate Favors

Belgian chocolate is one of the best chocolates in the world. But then again it doesn’t have to be Belgium chocolate to create a mouth watering effect to those people who crave for sweets. Wedding Chocolates are simply a quality choice as a wedding favor.

But then, chocolates are not just a token given to someone special on a special event. Chocolate wedding favors have become one of the greatest items a couple could use in their wedding as a favor If it is going to be your own wedding, perhaps you might as well consider this option.

It’s just to show that a wedding favor is not anymore particular to a home décor but it can now also be a usable or an edible thing. Intimacy and passion comes to mind when talking chocolates.

Perhaps it is the reason why they have been used as one of the options in the line up of wedding favors. And to make wedding chocolate favor more suitable for a wedding, different molds have been created to shape the chocolate into designs that would suit any type of wedding. Of course there are other tastes available as well in mint, dark, or white chocolate, and these can be appropriately matched with a particular shape of wedding chocolate favors.

Wedding chocolate favors can fit a royal wedding theme, an outdoor wedding, or Disney-type topic wedding. A chocolate favour lollipop can take about any shape or designs that could fit a wedding celebration. Those heart-shaped chocolate favors that have a design in the middle are the simplest design that you can have.

You can also use an oval, round, or rectangular forms since they are wide enough to make more patterns in the middle of the chocolate. Some of the more unique shapes in the wedding chocolates design world would be wedding gown, tuxedo, bride and groom image, flowers such as rose and calla lily, birds such as swan and dove, castle, wedding bell, wedding cake, and even elegant fans.

Furthermore, these chocolaty designs can also be modified a bit and use them as a wedding chocolate cake topper or centerpiece. You can add some more accessories to your chocolate favors.

A colorful mini stick and a ribbon can turn your favor lolly into a more amazing wedding favor. But Then, you can also give those chocolate wedding favors a personal touch if you want to. Individualized chocolate favors are also more inviting because your guest will see that you have put some extra effort into creating them

Looking for the best wedding favor can be alot of fun that you and your partner can do together. When you pick out to have chocolates as your wedding favor, rest assured that you and your spouse will share that sweet moment; designing your wedding motif together..

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/weddings-articles/lets-hear-it-for-the-wedding-chocolate-favors-842248.html

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Most Elegant Colors for Your Fall Wedding

One of the first things that people imagine at the mere mention of the phrase, “fall weddings” is a wedding event with a traditional rustic autumn look complete with colors that match autumn leaves and pumpkins. However, it is necessary to note that a fall wedding color palette is not limited to these shades. In fact, a wide variety of autumn hues is available for couples to choose from.

To have a fabulous autumn wedding that will be the talk of the town, here are some tips on how to pick the right shades and some options on fall colors that would look elegant and exquisite on your wedding day.

* Incorporate the feeling of rich and cozy autumn in your color choices. When choosing your autumn color palette, it helps when you think about how autumn feels. The colors you choose should echo this same emotion.
* Combine your favorite color with autumn colors. Having a wedding during this time does not mean you cannot make use of your own favorite color. Sure, the color lavender is more ideal in April than in October but if this is your preferred shade, what you can do is to combine this with more rich shades of purple and dark brown to give depth to the event.
* Go for two or multiple toned color motif. If you cannot decide on a single wedding motif color, why not have two or more? This makes the event more exciting and more colorful than having just one color all throughout.
* Avoid cliché autumn colors. If you want to have chocolate brown as the main color of the event, avoid pairing it up with a traditional orange or sunflower yellow. Instead, combine it with purple or mint green for a unique and chic feel.
* Add depth by going for warm metallics such as gold, copper, and bronze. These shades are ideal for adding depth and elegance to your primary hue. The great thing about using these colors is that they can easily complement almost any kind of autumn color.
* Combine complementary colors. If you have an autumn color palette in your hand, you have to remember that not all of these colors would go well together when paired. While eggplant shade and chocolate brown look good, other shades like orange and pink do not blend.

Color Options for your Autumn Wedding

* Eggplant purple
* Burgundy
* Olive green
* Mahogany
* Cream
* Orange
* Sunflower yellow
* Green
* Chocolate brown

Ideas for Two-color Combinations for your Fall Wedding

* Eggplant purple and olive green
* Chocolate brown and red
* Red and orange
* Olive green and Mocha brown
* Chocolate and eggplant purple

Suggestions on Three-color Combinations

* Chocolate brown, red and orange
* Eggplant purple, olive green, and dark olive
* Mocha brown, chocolate brown and eggplant purple
* Chocolate brown, mocha and ivory

It is true that the fall is a great season for weddings, which is why many couples decide to get married during this time. Just make sure that you choose the right wedding colors to make the event more beautiful and memorable.

Source: Angela White is an expert article writer on ezinearticles.com and submitted this article especially for TheBridalCoach.ca, a wedding planning membership site specializing in wedding photography and wedding videography.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Where Were You When The World Stopped?

I remember it very clearly. I was in my office where I worked 8 years ago. The phone rang, it was my mom. She said, "A plane just hit the World Trade Center in New York." I didn't know what to think or say, I was in shock. I barely knew anything about New York or the WTC but a feeling came over me that was indescribable, surreal. Perhaps fear, grief, or even awe.

As Mom continued to recount the news stories of the tragedy she was suddenly quiet and then, with a quiver in her voice said, "A second plane has just hit the other Tower, I just saw it happen."

We talked about what could really be happening as I tried to be a reassuring voice to her. Mom was frightened, she didn't want to be alone. We talked for a few minutes as the news of the horrific tragedy began to sink into my mind.
Throughout the day, my mom called with updates on what was happening in the United States... the plane crashing into the Pentagon, and a final crashed plane in a field in Pennsylvania. I couldn't wait to get home that evening to watch the devastation, to see it with my own eyes would make it real.

My son, Eric called from his school around the corner. He said that the teachers were allowing kids to call their families to assure them they were okay. I began to thank God for protection, Joe was to be on a plane to Baltimore that day but had decided to cancel the trip because September 11 is our wedding anniversary. Diego was safely at the babysitters' house, I could barely wait until the end of the day to be able to wrap my arms around my family; to know they were safe and to tell them, "I love you."

The world was changing yet again, it was another marked point in history; one that will never be forgotten. The enormity of September 11, 2001 is still being written on the pages of history...

Take hope in the Lord who saw every act of evil or good that took place on that day -

Psalm 33:18
"But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love."
Psalm 33:20
"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."

Where were you when the world stopped? In whom do you place your trust?

Monday, August 3, 2009

I've Got Mail!

The thought struck me today as I was deleting some 372 junk emails that if I were to take advantage of all those 'wonderful' offers I'd:
25) Have warranties extended on everything from my TV, floor, car & possibly even toilets if only I cared to.
24) Be able to get overnight prints. For what?
23) Have a match made in heaven.... already have one :)
22) Look healthy for longer - really?
21) Be in a faith dating relationship (again, refer to number 3)
20) Get definition - whatever that means.
19) I could have a job, no scratch that, a career as a home business consultant.
18) Purchase all the Acai super food I could ever eat, store or throw away.
17) Be an insider in the EBay business.
16) Have so many platinum credit cards I could cover the entire outside of my house - twice.
15) Avoid bankruptcy... don't think I need to work at that one.
14) Buy a cheap home, find a foreclosed home and maybe purchase them using PayPal.
13) Have the lawn that all the neighbors would envy... like my husband needs more outside work.
12) Feel light, look trim and enjoy more energy with something called Dual Action Cleanse - not going there.
11) Get beautiful toes and pretty feet.
10) Avail myself to all sorts of medical breakthroughs.
9) Join all the other millionaires who have opened and/or reserved their account with the Bank of Montreal, Russia,
Boogleiwooglieland, etc....
8) Find all those classmates who never really cared about me, nor I them.
7) Purchase hundreds of Dell computers to send to Third World countries... yeah.
6) Get a radiant smile :) will that do?
5) Go to Costa Rica - maybe to take those computers?
4) Get 'ripped'
3) Enjoy a life-changing moment. If it's going to be life-changing it should last for eternity. I'm just saying.
2) Erase my wrinkles - those are laugh lines.

...And the number one chuckle in my junk file:

Meet a "Gas Fairy" who will give me free gas for life - are you kidding me?!?

Monday, July 27, 2009

WeddingWire Rated!

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