3/23/2015

Mackenzie's Bridal Shower + Bachelorette


A few Saturdays ago, Sarah and I hosted a bridal shower for Mackenzie at my house. We've been planning for awhile and were excited to throw Mackenzie a great shower. Mom and I did the flower and food shopping Thursday night. We spent quite a bit of time in the flower section at Trader Joe's...I love their flowers! I really wanted to use a bunch of fresh flowers around the house. They not only make the house smell so good, they just add a touch of elegance and class to everything! We picked out a few of our favorite bunches. I'm so glad we decided to do our running around on Thursday night, so that on Friday I could spend the evening cleaning the house and decorating, so that Saturday morning all I had to do was get the food ready. Smart thinking mom ;) 

 
We had a variety of food and you'll notice that our tea sandwiches were in the shape of hearts...as well as some of the cheese! To me, it's the littlest details that make for a great party. Sarah and I tried our hand at making a cupcake bridal gown and I think we did pretty well. We didn't go extravagant with the icing, but I think it still turned out nicely. We had punch and infused water, trail mix, veggie and fruit trays, and petit fors (a favorite of mine;)!

 
We had everyone write Mackenzie one of their favorite recipes, and the recipe cards matched the invitation. For favors, we handed out sachet for people to put in their cars or closest to add a great fragrance. I found these particular ones at Kirklands and they are too cute!
 

Pictures of Mackenzie and Sam were all around the house and we hung an "F" on the front door in honor of the soon-to-be Mrs. Fulmer.
 

Mackenzie, we hope you had a great time and know just how much you are loved! We hope you and Sam have a great start to married life and that the Lord blesses you immensely.

And this past weekend we headed to Asheville for the weekend to celebrate her Bachelorette! We stayed at the gorgeous Posh Boutique Hotel in the Biltmore Village in a stunning townhouse, all of our mouths dropped opened when we walked in the door. The townhome was huge, had two massive living areas, a great dining room and kitchen, two large bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs and such beautiful furniture and finishing's...like a granite fire place! We could not have asked for a better place to stay! We spent our time shopping in the village shops, visiting the Biltmore home and gardens and of course wine tasting! Saturday night we went to the Grove Park Inn and had dinner at the Sunset Terrace, and as always the food and the view did not disappoint. Now we're less than two weeks away until this little lady is married!



 

3/02/2015

Hey, March!

Hey friends, Happy March! It's been just a bit since I've sat down to blog...but I worked all weekend and have the day off today! I'm celebrating some down time and the beginning of March this morning. It's been so cold and SO.RAINY. here the last few weeks, I'm really dreaming of Spring and hoping March is going to usher in some warm weather for us!

Although I'm ready for the cold weather is make its way out,
there is something about the beauty is casts over the city.
March is going to be a really fun and really busy month around our house. We've got crazy work schedules, wedding festivities, bridal showers, baseball games, family functions, bachelorette parties, and a mile long list of yard projects we'd like to work on. We're also really itching for April to make it's appearance because guess what came in the mail this week...? Our Masters tickets! If you know Josh, you know his love for golf and especially his love for The Masters. I'm really glad we have the opportunity to go again this year. We took our first trip to the Augusta National back in 2013 and I'm ready to be back again this year!

Today I'm going to attempt to start spring cleaning the house, we'll see how far I get. I'm also doing lots of preparations for Mackenzie's bridal shower that I'm hosting here in two weeks and the week after that we'll be heading to Asheville for the weekend for her Bachelorette Party. This weekend we celebrate Sam and Mackenzie at their couples shower!

This morning I took my time waking up, Murph was snuggled right next to me in bed and I stumbled to the kitchen to fix myself a cup of coffee and sat down for my quiet time, no interruptions. On that note, I'm happy to report that Lent is going very well...no home goods shopping for me! 

This month is going to be filled with a lot of running around, but also a lot of goodness. So, I don't think I'm going to set goals for this month and just concentrate on all that we have going on. I hope y'all have a great start to your week and that sunshine and warm air comes to wherever you are soon!