Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shop 'Til You Drop

It is Spring so I started some Spring cleaning and organizing too. I ran across a few of the San Francisco shopping trip goodies that I've done in the past. Ahhh, great memories. The first trips that I coordinated were actually fundraiser auction trips and then I started organizing them for getaways with girlfriends. I always put together the itinerary so everyone knows what we're doing and where we're going, and most importantly what restaurants we'll be eating at! I also put together little breakfast snack bags for the shoppers to eat on the plane. And of course some luggage tags. I have quite a fun collection of them.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Purple Wedding Perfection

Last week I had my hands all over these purple and lavender invitations. I think the color purple must have invaded my brain too. I say this because last week I was with a group of friends that commented on my purple sweater that matched the purple pen and purple notebook in my hands. And then when my cell phone rang they noted that my cell phone cover is purple as well! I'm so glad that I left my purple handbag at home!

Nevertheless, this wedding will no doubt have some of the prettiest flowers in shades of purple and lavender. And speaking of shades of purple flowers, I can't wait for our wisteria to bloom! I can see the buds already!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Fiesta Flowers

Quick and easy is what I needed for a centerpiece last night. Since the menu was Mexican food the flowers needed to be bright and cheery. A quick trip to my favorite flower market for some happy Gerbera daisies and some filler fun and I was ready to create something. With three rectangular glass vases (that I paid $2 a piece for!) I had decided that I needed three flower colors as well as three matching ribbon colors. The ribbon haphazardly wrapped around the vases was a quick way to camouflage the not-so-pretty stems and made the vases look a bit flirty. Of course all my Talavera pottery pieces came out for the night too and really completed the fiesta fell.