Friday, October 29, 2010

Ruffled Cake Stand

I'm on the hunt for the perfect cake stand. I'd like to use it for my sister's Bridal Shower, as well as her wedding {they're having a Candy Bar}.

- white
- pedestal
- "ruffled" edges
- 12" or more in diameter
- $30 or less

Here are some pictures of what I'm looking for {these particular stands are no longer available, wahh}:

Please let me know if you have any idea where I can buy something similar!

P.S. My brother-in-law is now in Rehab after his motorcycle accident on Sunday. He's doing Physical Therapy 3-6 hours a day and is slowly healing. Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers!

Monday, October 25, 2010


My brosef (brother-in-law), Jon, was in a motorcycle accident while driving home from church on Sunday. He was the only one involved in the accident. Jon's injuries include:

3 broken ribs
a broken wrist
a broken leg (above the knee)
broken collarbone
a bruised liver
a broken arm (it literally broke in half)
bruises all over his head
bruised and bleeding kidneys
a punctured and partially collapsed lung

He arrived at the hospital in critical condition. The doctors had to remove his spleen and drain his lungs. They are watching his lungs and kidneys closely. He had a blood transfusion, during which he was given 2 units of blood. He was put on a respirator to help his breathing. Additionally, his left arm was broken in half and was protruding out of his skin (OUCH!).

They were able to put in a plate and 7 pins, and the doctors said the surgery was very successful. There is one nerve that may be slightly damaged, which has resulted in his left arm being numb, but the doctors do not believe there will be permanent nerve damage. All of the injuries appear to be on the left side of his body.

Other than a black eye, Jon's head, neck, and face appear to be in good condition, which is truly a miracle!

Jon lives in Western Virginia (he is Vice President of an Engineering firm in Abingdon, VA), but they had to air-lift him to a hospital in Kingsport, TN.

My husband's parents and sister have already driven down to see him. My husband and I could only get 2 days off from work, so we will be making the 10 hour drive there and 10 hour drive back in a span of 2 days. Several of Jon's friends from New York are also driving down to see him.

Please pray for safe traveling for everyone, talented surgeons, and continued healing for Jon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Look what I found:

Eclipse DVD Details: Release Date, Features and More!

If you can stop staring at our gallery of Robert Pattinson photos for one minute,Twilight Saga fans, we have an update on the latest film in this beloved franchise.
Eclipse will come out on DVD on December 4. Included in the two-disc Special Edition will be:
  • Audio commentary w/Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
  • Audio commentary w/Stephenie Meyer and Wyck Godfrey.
  • Eight deleted/extended scenes.
  • A 90-minute, six-part making of documentary.
  • A picture gallery.
  • Music videos from Metric and Muse.

Just in time for Christmas! ;)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Candle Sconces

I'd really like to purchase some contemporary candle sconces to place on either side of the mirror in our living room. Most of what I've found online are a bit traditional for our taste. John and Sherry's sconces are just what I'm looking for:

Unfortunately, it appears that ZGallerie no longer sells them. Wah wah wah.

This one is fun:

...but it might be a little too blingy for my husband's liking.

I love the modern design and color of this one:

...but it's about 5 times more than I'd like to pay.

Any ideas?

Also, who would like to buy me this fabulous rug from CSN for our living room?

The 5'x8' is only $532...

I never know how often I should wash our sheets. It ranges from once a week to every other week. I normally wash them in cold water so they will last longer, but this article really has me wondering.

How often do you wash your bedding?

{I've also added this question to my weekly poll, located at the top, right-hand corner of this page}

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blog Love: 10.4

Here are some things that I believe are quite delish:

Aubrey and Lindsay's sweet DIY headboard for Oscar's nursery.

Boots + Tights = Fall Perfection

This pretty, eclectic nursery featured at Spearmint Baby.

Holly's beautiful new place ~ congrats!

E-mail etiquette ~ true AND funny.

This is an old post but I am totally making these this year!

The "Coziness Action Step" is spot on.

John and Sherry's faux ceramic gourds {perfect for Fall!}.

Don't you just love those posts and pics? What are some blogs you've been digging this week?

Friday, October 1, 2010

So Long, Sweet Summer

Well, summer is officially over and guess what? I never posted a picture of my balcony transformation! It gets worse: I never took an "after" pic! Wups!

We were able to get several candles, chairs, planters, and other outdoor items on the cheap {or for FREE}, so the project ended up costing even less than we anticipated. The hubs and I have enjoyed several meals and late-night card games on our pretty new balcony. Thanks for all of your suggestions and encouragement throughout the project!

Here is a picture of the deck in the middle of the transformation:

Notice the GIANT bird?! One day, while I was finishing up some Grad work in our Guest Room/Office, Ben suddenly shouted my name and told me I had to get out there, quick! I ran out to the Living Room to find him staring out the window at the HUGE/amazing/scary creature. Is it a hawk? Whatever it is, it is MASSIVE, and we caught it lounging on our deck railing about 5 different times throughout the summer.

At least he seemed to appreciate our deck transformation. :)
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