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Sunday, April 30, 2006

{special touches}

My extended family has collaborated on throwing my grandparents an anniversary/renewal of vows ceremony and party next weekend. It has a hawaiian theme and they'll be taking a week's vacation in Hawaii beginning the following day. Today my Mom and sisters, Aimee + Sarah came over to help me make the centerpieces. I got the idea to make these "wands" from a really fabulous book called The Handcrafted Wedding: Special Touches for the Perfect Day. The wands are in a medium sized jar filled with beach sand (shhh, don't tell! *wink*) + sea shells. A tag that says "Happy 38th Anniversary with love..." (that matches the favors) is tied around the jar with natural twine. Then we filled a small jar with large sea shells and tied a ribbon around it. Lastly we have tiki (and other similar) "vases" we're going to fill with large, bright flowers. These three pieces will make the centerpieces.
envoy denali
Well, it wasn't that long ago that we got the Tahoe but for transferring of names purposes we ended up trading her in yesterday. We purchased our very first brand new car- a 2006 GMC Envoy Denali. She's a real beauty. Smaller than the Tahoe but with a lot more ammenities and we should save on gas. (Let's hope so!)

I hope you're having a Beautiful Sunday!


Blogger gkgirl said...

love the new ride!

and those decorations
are swweeeeeetttt....
i love them...
the place is going to look great!

pretty new banner too
the colors are stunning...
ahhhh..that purple...love it

5:43 PM  
Blogger Lora said...

OOOO I love new car smell!!!!! :)

6:43 PM  
Blogger purplecupcake said...

Wow, that's a beautiful car! I want an SUV but my husband won't until 'later.' He hates car payments.
Congratulations on your grandparents anniversary. That decos are gorgeous! They're gonna love Hawaii. It's beautiful and ahem...expensive!

9:24 PM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

Jo, I really like the centerpieces. I think everything will come together beautifully :)

Great ride too! Good luck with the gas though, its been costing around $60.00 to fill up the Explorer :

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I love the wands, so bright and cheerful, and to fill the glass up with sand and shells, too adorable!!

7:20 AM  
Blogger joy madison said...

wow!!! love the wands!!! I think we are having a princess party this year....we'll have to make wands!

9:48 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

you are so talented!!!!

12:09 PM  
Blogger African Kelli said...

Those centerpieces are fantastic!

1:08 PM  

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