Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Break! Be back in 2011!

Can you believe it??

2011…TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN – the year we finally get married – is JUST around the corner.

In a way, time has flown, but it also seems like it’s taken f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get here.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday and may 2011 be your best year yet! I’m pretty sure it’s going to be mine!!

I leave you with a lovely kissing ball from my favorite store, Crate & Barrel.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday treats - Pretzelies

This morning I made Pretzelies!

This Pretzelies recipe is compliments of the lovely Jacin over at the She Said Yes! blog.

-Snyders pretzel snaps (or generic brand square grid pretzels)
-Hershey kiss hugs, caramel filled kisses and/or peanut butter filled kisses
-Holiday colored M&Ms
-Sea Salt

Because I’m making these for a bunch of people, I bought a 1 pound bag of pretzels, 4 bags of Hershey’s kisses (2 bags of hugs, 2 bags of chocolate), 2 12.6 ounce bags of red/green M&M’s and Morton Sea Salt. I caught a great sale at Target for all of these items!

First thing’s first…unwrap all of the kisses.



After 1 bag:



After 2 bags:

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Pretzel Snaps


I placed (112) snaps on the cookie sheet and placed one hugs in the center of each.

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Got my chocolate M&M’s ready



I placed the tray in the oven on 350 for what turned out to be too long: 2 minutes. After 1 minute they weren’t soft enough but 2 minutes made them too soft…



I placed the M&M’s on top of each one individually…definitely time consuming and tedious! Trying to get each one to sit perfectly in the center and not touching the melted hugs took patience.


I then sprinkled sea salt on top. I love that salty/sweet combination!

I let them cool off and come to room temp before packaging them.  




Mason jars! For you Jacin! 



Love the hangtags I got at Target! Ribbon from Michael’s.


I will be doing an all-chocolate version of these and possibly a caramel one. Pictures to follow :)

Be sure to check out Jacin’s She Said Yes! blog if you are planning your wedding or just love pretty things. She does a post on Mason Jars every Sunday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wedding bands

This is my engagement ring


so I have the ability to go with a lot of different wedding band styles…

I’m in love with these bands:


But not sure if I want diamonds on it…so I love this one too:


all by Benchmark.

My future husband loves the two-tone look




What are your ring plans?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Second wedding day shoe purchase and other shoe finds

Started out very enthusiastically at

Meet Coloriffics Carmen in Ivory Satin


When I got them I was shocked at how small the rhinestone ankle strap was…these are meant for a tiny person with tiny feet.

The 1.5 inch heels could have been okay...I may have had to shorten them a half inch…but gladly I don’t have to worry about that. The bows are cute, but that’s about it. I have, um, very (extremely) long toes and size 11 feet...I’m over it. I’ve learned to buy shoes that make my feet look prettier than they are and I was hoping these could have been a match. A pedicure wouldn’t hurt either, but these shoes are NOT doing it for me. They’re already back in the mail :-) Thanks, free shipping both ways!

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Next purchase will between these two:

Dessy’s Peep Toe Satin Flat in ivory
-bows will be removed an replaced with a shoe clip.


or Dyeables Kara in White

-shoe clips would be added, and not sure if this “white” would match my “ivory”…dyeing might be needed.


But how cute are these? I’m obsessed with flowers on shoes…

charles by CHARLES DAVID Deena in Bone



I leave you with another sneak peak of a detail on my dress…