Tag: Stevie Mackey

Friendsgiving

DIY, Lifestyle November 23, 2016

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Tomorrow, it’s game time.  We’ll be wrangling kids, grandparents, parents, and maybe even step parents.  And with this having been a particularly stressful year there will be some interesting table conversation.  Ooooh all that things we are thankful for.  I may even write a blog about the fabulous things my family members say.  I’ve decided that Thanksgiving bingo might be in order.

Well, this was my friendsgiving table and I want to give you resources for yours.

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Ok first things first, find a color scheme.  My mother always told me that any good event has at least three colors.  My basic three were eggplant, pink, and creme.  Then I added accents of sage and gold.

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I found these disposable plates at Smarty Had A Party .  They were affordable and looked so amazing!  Then I designed a little plate filler.  Here are some downloadable pdfs…yay… friendsgiving and thanksgiving.   The tablecloth came from Tablecloths Factory.

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Simple and DONE!!! I love decorating and my bestie’s backyard.  Gold pineapple says gorgeous!!!!

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Showered With Love 

Lifestyle, Wedding March 13, 2016

  

 
Weddings are NUTS!!!!!!  They are the most stressful, frustrating, fulfilling, and beautiful thing you will ever do. You shell out more money then you ever thought you would but you also get to bask in the love of your friends and family. Or you don’t and it’s a total drama fest…luckily that not my story.  My bridesmaids have been absolutely phenomenal and my family has been on board from day one. Well, they all put their cute little heads together for my garden themed bridal shower. Let’s also take time to thank my photographer Arayna Eison

  

Before everything kicked off I took some time to meditate on the porch.   I also spent time talking to some guests and putting on this silly face. I don’t know what I was thinking. 

  
I walked into absolute perfection. Tents, pianos, flowers, food, loved ones…what more could I ask for?        

    

They know how to make me happy…confections.   

Yummm red velvet.  

 

My mother made an amazing speech. 
  

My future hubbs made an appearance.   

If you can’t tell this is my mom, aunt, grandma and little sister. 

My cousin Trisha.  
  

And he any, my little princess, Kaylynn-flower girl.   

My other cousin Swaren.   

My girls Kim (Matron of Honor, Fevi, and Ashley). They made this whole event happen.   

Sasha my bridesmaid. She played a central role in the planning, her little artsy fingerprints were all over everything. 
 
Then there’s Stevie. He graciously overestimate us his yard and sang us a few songs. He’ll be the music director for the wedding. If you tune into our wedding on Pericope you’ll probably hear him.   
  

All in all it was another successful, touching, and beautiful day!  

 

Sound of Music 

DIY, Lifestyle November 12, 2015

   
I’ve been a craft maniac lately. So many projects that I just didn’t have the time to stage and edit. This is a DIY bloggers secret the staging of the project takes longer than the actual project. And on top of that I rarely craft while cute!  I normally look pretty undone. Well, today I had a moment to document my achievement. 

 My cousin vocal coaches a number of high powered vocalists and wanted some specialized microphone stands.  I got the call and rose to the challenge.    It was pretty simple. Plastic tarp, spray paint (I prefer Rustoleum), and some fresh microphone stands. It took about 4 coats but we got it done. 

 My other cousin, Eric, got a little cameo.  At the end of the day I’m in love with the guilded stands. I may go back over there and add some glitter to something. I’m seriously addicted to glitter.   

Art Day!

DIY, Lifestyle October 27, 2014

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Once a month a group of my most creative friends get together for purely artistic expression. This, our second art day featured the mighty pumpkin. Halloween only comes around once a year and we wanted everyone to have something to take home.

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My cousin Stevie has an amazing studio he uses it for relaxation and I use it for art. Isn’t family great.

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Some people carved their pumpkins.

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Some people painted them.

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Then one did both. If there was a carving contest, my ex roomie, Ashley, definitely won.

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Of course mine was gilded.

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