Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Thanksgiving Decor

I just love this decoration with the white pumpkin and bright colors! It doesn't look to much like Thanksgiving, but who said that Thanksgiving had to only be oranges and browns!?? Do something a little different this year and have an eye-popping arrangement!

Not to say that the golds, browns, and oranges aren't beautiful. I also love the decoration above. It is very elegant and warm feeling. Last night I did a couple of centerpieces for my house and I combined both ideas to make lovely decorations. I went to the store and bought a pre-arranged bouquet of flowers. The flowers had all kinds of colors in them, orange, yellow, maroon, purple and pink. I split the bouquet up and created two small centerpieces. I'll try to take a picture of it this week and post it for you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Simple Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

I love how simple and easy this centerpiece is! This can be used for any event that is held during the Fall, especially for the holiday that is this week...Thanksgiving! You can buy these glass containers at any hobby store (I prefer Hobby Lobby) and then just fill it up with dried corn and a candle to match. So easy!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Winter Bouquets

If you are having a winter wedding, here are a few ideas from Martha Stewart that you can use for your bouquets.

The picture above is a festive bridal bouquet features white hybrid Nerine lilies interspersed with variegated Pittosporum, scented-geranium leaves, and a few sprigs of rosemary; it's tied with a velvet ribbon.

This bouquet is perfect for a winter wedding. Casablanca lilies, some a hand-span wide, are wired into a plump and ruffled ball of lilies and intermixed with 20 silver-mesh leaves, some of which drift onto the bouquet’s silvery ribbon.

Pink normally doesn't come to mind for "winter flowers". However this winter bouquet is just beautiful and looks the part for winter. The bouquet has pinecones tipped in glitter glow like a halo around dusky blooms of mauve roses and miniature paperwhites. The delicate flowers soften the rustic sensibility of the pinecones, and accentuate the illusion of floating light.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Venue Spotlight

Trevitt Hall

I have known about Trevitt Hall for awhile now, but it wasn't until two weekends ago that I actually saw it for the very first time. I was very impressed with how beautiful it was! When you hear the words 'banquet hall' it normally puts an empty building that can be rented out for events in mind. But not this is so much more than just an empty building! It has beautiful greenery all around the building with fountains and artwork setting it off beautifully. Trevitt Hall is located in Dalton, GA only about 15 minutes south of Chattanooga, TN. They can rent out the whole building or split it up in thirds. They can also cater your event. Check out their website at for your next event!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Have a Hold 'em Party!

This week has already been super busy but I wanted to post a little something for you all to read. One of the parties that my husband and I like to host is a Texas Hold em party. We have them all the time and just love it! It is a great way to get your friends together without having to constantly entertain them...the poker is entertaining enough! Here is what you will need to throw a good Hold 'em party:
1. Guests - you can't play Texas Hold 'em unless you have people to play with! A good number to have is at least 8 people. If you have a lot of friends and want to invite more people, then you can always setup several tables
2. Several deck of cards - two deck of cards for each table should be your rule of thumb. You will not play with both decks at the same time, but can switch out each hand. The deck that is not being used at that time will be shuffled by another player. This allows for the game to go faster so you don't have to wait each hand for the cards to be shuffled.
3. Poker chips - make sure you have enough chips for each player. A good amount would be 50-100 chips per player.
4. Lots of snacks - finger foods are great for a poker party. Chicken fingers, chips, cookies, brownies, etc.
5. Rules - make sure that everyone is aware of the rules before you play.
Have fun at your next poker party!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Cheers!....Just because it is Friday!

It has been a very long week for some reason and I am just so happy that it is Friday. I have an open weekend with nothing planned except time for the hubby. The time to do nothing is much needed. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Quote that I love: "True love stories never have endings." - Richard Bach

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Host an Election Party!

I hope that all of you have already voted today, but if not then why in the world are you reading my blog and not at the poll line??? My blog (and all of the other blogs for that matter) will always be here, but the polls close go vote!

Want to have an election party tonight? Here are a few things to make the night festive. It will already be a very tense night so why not ease things up and make it fun? Get some friends together, turn the TV on to your favorite news station (ours happens to be Fox and ABC) and wait for the results while you and your friends eat, drink and be merry!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

We've been recognized!

Our blog has been listed on! We are super excited about this recognition and want to thank everyone at Best Wedding Blogs for the opportunity to be on your website. We try to bring our readers up-to-date, unique information and ideas on events of all sorts and feel so honored that our hard work has paid off. Thanks, again!

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