Monday, September 23, 2013

Dress for her, dress for me.....

Hard to believe it's almost October and for me, that means a wedding is FAST approaching!  This summer I've been busy planning Kate and Josh's wedding.  Sunday, October 13th is the big day and it's almost here!  Things are coming together, and if it all works out like I want, I'll be one happy girl!  This is my first and will be my only foray into the wedding business!   Needless to say, the closer it gets, the more I wonder if I've done everything I need to do, have I forgotten anything, is it going to look like the vision in my head, am I going to be able to put it all together on the day?   I will be doing a few posts to fill you in on the progress.  This one is about the dress, no, not her dress, my mother of the bride dress and Kailyn's little flower girl dress.  I DREADED looking for something to wear, I don't even know when I wore a dress last!  I saw this one at David's bridal while Kate was trying on her wedding dress.  I liked the color, it was a bit fancier then my taste but they happened to have my size so I tried it on.   Kate really liked it, surprisingly fit well and looked ok.  I hem hawed around for a couple of months, couldn't make myself go out looking so ordered it.  You all know me, I love a bargain, it was on sale for $99.00! I looked for shoes, they had some dye able ones there that were cute.  The ones I liked were $59. which I didn't want to spend so kept going back.  I lucked out, they were marking things down for the end of summer and I found a pair that I liked, now, don't faint, for only $12.99, marked down from $60.00!  With a $5.00 dying fee, they ended up being less then $20.00!
On to the photos! 
Kailyn's dress 

We couldn't decide what we wanted Kailyn to wear, all the dresses at David's were pretty pricey and not what we really liked.  I got on Etsy and surfed flower girl dresses and found the perfect one ! It's from a shop in South Carolina, a linen/cotton mix with her monogram and a handkerchief hem.  The monogram is done in tan as is the sash.  It came quickly, the owner of the shop, Ronda was very helpful, and price wise, it was $54.00, much less then all the ones we'd looked at up till then.  It fits her perfectly, she looks adorable of course!  The pic of the one from the shop has anchors on the bottom of the sash, ours does not.
The name of the  Etsy shop is Zadabug, (click on name to visit), the owner is Ronda Lancaster.  I highly recommend it if you need a special dress for your little one!  She also has other monogrammed items that are just as cute!
Photo from Zadabug's website on Etsy

This is ours
(hasn't been pressed yet)

Kailyn's monogram

Hem detail
Kate and all the wedding party will all be wearing cowgirl/cowboy boots.
This is a picture of the ones (or one) I found at Khol's for Kailyn.
They were $54.00, I waited for a coupon and not only did I get 20% off, they were on sale for $21.00!  They ended up being less then $20.00!  This pic is from Kohl's website, I ordered K's but they haven't gotten here yet.  They are brown with embroidered flowers. She loved "stomping around" in them.
Now, my dress
Sorry this pic isn't the best, it's from David's web site not so good, but it will give you an idea of the details and shape of the dress

 It's a really pretty taupe color which this photo does not do justice

Next time, I'll tell you all about the place we found to have the wedding!
Till next time.....
This week I'll be partying at:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ladybug...Ladybug Don't Fly Away

I find it hard to believe how fast this year has flown by.  So much has been happening!  First, we celebrated Kailyn's first Birthday July 28th!  I look at her and find it hard to believe she's been with us that long already!  She's not baby anymore!  She's walking, saying words and just started Mommy's day out 2 days a week at their church!  The girl's in "school"!  She looks so cute with her little backpack and matching lunch box!  I drop her off and Kate picks her up on her way home from her classes at MTSU.  I'm so glad I still get to spend time with her on Mondays and Wednesdays while Kate's in class.  She is always happy and there's never a dull moment.   Kate did her first party planning for about 20 family and friends.  She got pretty stressed out which I thought was kind of funny, (probably shouldn't have) but did!  (You'll know why shortly)!  She did a ladybug theme which was adorable.  We had it in Josh's family's backyard which is beautiful. Tables and umbrellas were set up and it was perfect.  My contribution was to make the Birthday Girl's birthday banner and got her ladybug outfit. I got her a onesie with her name, no 1 and a ladybug applique from cute shop on etsy.  I found her tutu by accident at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle for 80% off., my lucky day!  Josh's sister made a adorable ladybug cake for the guests and a smaller one for Kailyn to (smash) eat and let me tell you, her eating that cake was a sight!  Thank goodness Kate stripped her down to her diaper before she got started!  In the end, she had to be "hosed" off!   Now, the bad part for me was that Kate told me not to bring my camera cuz my family thinks I take to many pics! Is that ridiculous or what!!  She said there was a friend there who did photography on the side who was going to take photos for her.   Well, DUMB Me didn't bring my camera and was very sorry!!  Pictures were taken before the party but not during, very sad for me!! After all that, Kate said she'd been kidding and didn't think I would come without it!
The other big thing happening is that I've been planning Kate and Josh's wedding.  They got engaged last January and decided that they wanted to get married in October.  The date is Sunday, October 13th which I think is kind of cool,  10-13-13.  Unfortunately, there was 1 appointment before theirs at the venue they had picked out and they chose Saturday the 12th, the day Kate had wanted.  Anyway, will get more into the wedding later.   For now, here are some pics of Kailyn's party.

Till next time......
This week I will be partying at: