Friday, August 27, 2010

why i store stuff under the couch

i have this funky angled wall in my dining room.  it is only 31" wide.  it used to house the pool cues but since letting go of the pool table and actually getting a dining room the wall has been bare.  i have looked at several architectural pieces but just didn't find what i wanted.  while vacuuming tonight i came across two old ceiling tiles that i forgot i had.
i layered them and i knew right where they needed to go.
i think they'll stay...for now.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

holy cannoli

you have got to check this out!
i am stunned and speechless.  it is extraordinary and beyond words.  i spend oodles of time perusing design sites and blogs.  this has taken my breath away.
let me know what you think.

catching up

i was admonished today to update my blog.  thank you donna.  because it's not that i haven't thought of it...i just haven't taken the time to do it.  and there is so much i want to remember about the last few weeks.  trips to new jersey, new york, pennsylvania, a phillies game in philadelphia against the arizona diamondbacks (i cheered for the loyalty trumps locale), a day trip to phoenix, 5 days in heaven on earth aka pinetop, arizona.  and then there was a beautiful, whimsical wedding reception where i got to plan and decorate and cook for 300 guests.  a full month indeed.  and the best part.  each of these events was shared with the people i love the most.

i don't even know what to write about my big trip back east.  it was wonderfully fabulous.  i went with my mom and sister.  we spent precious time together.  time that we haven't had together in years.  and we were able to visit family members i haven't seen in years.  i've tried to decide what my favorite part of the trip was.  impossible.  so here are some of my favorite pictures.
steel pier in atlantic city.  cousin brenda, sister joann, me, aunt thelma, and mom.
at the phillies game.  joann, cousin cissy, me, cousin in law anne marie, cousin junior.
the city of brotherly love as seen through the walt whitman bridge.
amish country.  stunningly beautiful.
the streets of new york.  in front of penn station.
new york city roof lines.

thank you daddy for the incredible gift of that trip.  i will remember it always.

and a few wedding pics.
and to my besties donna and deb...i love you girls.  you worked your bottoms off.  i can never repay you.  and donna...ditto...i would clean sewers with you too.

and one last picture.  4udeb
barber avenue, woodbury, new jersey

Thursday, August 5, 2010

a pictorial

soon i will post a recap of my trip to new jersey, new york, and was beyond fabulous!
But here are some pics of my wonderful week.   
some of the new york skyline.  breathtaking.
broadway is waiting for me.
central park is beautiful.  green and cool.  and clean.  very clean.
my grandma's house in south jersey.  a million memories behind that door. 
268 elm avenue. mantua, nj. i grew up in this house.

and since i've been back i've been frantically working on a wedding reception.
today i had 200 gerbera daisies delivered for use in the centerpieces.
you can't tell in this pic because each head is in a protective sleeve,
but the colors, hot pink and tangerine, are so vivid.
i can't wait to see them in the centerpieces.