Friday, May 27, 2011

Ida's Baby Announcements

I did Ida's announcements through Tiny Prints and they turned out great!  I've admired Tiny Prints' designs for quite awhile and this was the perfect excuse to use them.  They're pricer than a photo collage for sure but they're printed on heavy cardstock with quality envelopes. They're customer service has been fantastic too.  Very prompt. (And no I wasn't asked to do any promotion for them.)
 I'm planning on framing one for her room.  Although they have large artwork options for the designs too and I'm really tempted to get a larger version....

Garland Giveaway at Amoretti!

Bekah Merkle at Amoretti has a giveaway for this fantastic garland pattern!  Even if I don't win I'm definitely getting one!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Alternative

(image from Style Me Pretty)
Instead of having little kids throw petals or carry the rings why not have them carry signs, flags, or banners?!

(image from Martha Stewart)
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Local Venues: Red Barn Farms

One of my good friends from highschool got married this past weekend and I was so glad I was able to attend. Due to Ida's due date I wasn't able to help out on the actual wedding but since she came early I was able to attend! Bekah got married at the Red Barn Farms and it is a gorgeous location situated about 30min outside of Moscow. (More info about Red Barn Farms is listed under Local Venues.)

A bunch of girls from my highschool class were there - a really fun mini-reunion!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day! This year I got an extra special Mother's Day!  We came home from the hospital today to an immaculate house (thanks to my sister-in-law), fresh cookies from my mom, CostCo groceries from my mom-in-law, and, best of all, my two year old excitedly waiting for us!  Now I get to spend the whole weekend cuddling my two (TWO!) kiddos.
I trust you'll all have a great day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ida Mae Dekker Church

Look who arrived!  This is what we've been up to the last few days! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Supper Club: Small Plates

This past weekend we had our second Supper Club!  We're still trying out different methods/ideas to see what works best for organizing it - but the food was definitely a success!  This time around we split up who was in charge of various courses/dishes and they prepped most of it ahead of time.  I naturally forgot the camera, so these are from Mike and Isaac's iphones (and we're missing a bunch of plates.)
Katie made this amazing deconstructed salad: whipped brie with tellicherry pepper and baby water cress.

Katie also made these braised short ribs with garlic confit mashed potatoes.  (In the car on the way home Mike was ready for a whole plateful of this!)
Poached salmon with olive and basil butters.
lemon chill with strawberry coulis 

We also had Wasabi Gougeres, Pumpkin Filled Tacos, Pear and Brie Crisps, Asapargus Soup with Goat Cheese and some fantastic wine.
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Monday, May 2, 2011

Garden Prep

Sorry for the blog silence! We're in the middle of potty training with our 2 year old (trying hard to get this finished up before the little girl comes! Only 2 weeks to go!). And since we got sunshine this weekend, we took full advantage of working hard to prep our yard and garden. This has been one of the coldest springs on record.
Above are the test results from the soil in our cutting garden - pretty good! We just need a little more acid for some of the flowers.
More wedding posts coming soon...
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