June 29, 2010

Forget Basket.

Forget Basket
Black | White | Hot Pink

June 25, 2010

Line the Path to Your New Life. Aisle Runner.

Custom Logo Aisle Runner
Black | White | Hot Pink 

This custom wedding aisle runner for Kevin and Holly looked amazing! This logo coordinated with everything A Little Something Detailed did for their special day - programs, slide show, place cards other little details.

June 23, 2010

Keep it Cool. Wedding Fan Programs.

Program fans in action! These were put to good use in the 95-degree heat in South Alabama.

June 21, 2010

Pocket Fold Wedding Invitations in Clover & Pink.

Dear friends of ours, Brent and Michala, are getting married this July. Brent and I met one weekend when we had a big group in town for some fun. He told my hubby and me about how wonderful Michala is, and I knew whoever this lady was, that she had her hands full and must have been perfect for him. (love ya, Brent!)

I had the pleasure of meeting Michala for the first time at my wedding. And I knew. I knew right there on the dance floor that they were a great couple. They both have a work hard / play hard mentality. We were all surprised (even Michala, I think) when Brent popped the question. You see, every time we asked if they were going to get married - because we all knew they would eventually - they replied that they were taking their time.

I was very excited to get an email from Michala to work on her invitations, programs, favors and wine labels. The destination wedding is at a resort in Lake of the Ozarks, MO and, we are patiently (er, not so patiently) awaiting the trip.

Now the the invitations are officially out...here they are. These have to be some of my favorite invitations so far!

Looking forward to the fan programs, favors and wine labels soon!

June 19, 2010

Congrats Kevin and Holly!

My little brother is getting married today! I can't believe it...he's all grown up...still think of him as the kid who left micro-machine's in the hall just so I would step on them! It's a busy day for us in Fairhope...here's a little video we made for the Rehearsal Dinner. Enjoy!

June 17, 2010

Race Car Baby Shower.

Remember these cute little baby shower invitations?

The shower was Memorial Day weekend in Indianapolis. Also, Indy 500 weekend. Indianapolis has a great little historic area called Broadripple. It's hip. It's fun. It's young. Our friends Brooke and JD hosted at their humble abode...which they completely restored and have made a wonderful home for themselves and little one, Jackson.


Brooke surprised everyone with the cutest baby shower cake I have ever seen......this was $60. Really? You can't get a sheet cake from Wal-Mart for that little.

 A few shots of the spread...

Here's a little tip for party planning outdoors... use double-sided tape along the edge of your tables to keep table clothes from flying away.
We played awesome games too - bottle chugging. A lot harder than it looks. Just 2 oz. took 3 minutes or so.

And a relay race. For this one, we filled up water balloons and had the guys walk down to a table where their relay partner/wife/girlfriend waited for them to get there without popping the balloon.

Once at the table, the ladies had to feed the baby, change the baby, diaper the baby and put it in a stroller for the guys to run back across the finish line.

Above: Ricka explaining what things are to Justin - classic. These were little teepees - used for boys when changing so you don't get a little surprise.

We had a blast showering Justin and Ricka with gifts and fun. They will make great parents to their little boy, and everyone is thrilled to meet him...if he will ever come out to join us!

June 15, 2010

Harvest Gold Freezer Goes White.

We inherited this little beauty for *free* approximately 8 months ago. We hauled it all the way to our little garage only to plug it in and find out that the plug in garage was not strong enough to power our ancient new (oxymoron?) freezer. 

This is from JC Penney, people. Do they even sell appliances anymore? It also reminds me of the harvest gold kitchen in the house I grew up in - and the avocado green one at my Nana's house. Classic 70's.

When we bought our new house, we had a place for this gem in the laundry/mud room. With a door that opened right to the kitchen. Harvest gold works for the garage, but not for my kitchen, so I went to The Home Depot for a solution.

Solution: Rust-oleum Appliance Epoxy in a spray paint can. Success!

With a few other items in my cart...I went home with a plan.

Step 1: start sanding. I grabbed fine sandpaper on a block - just to knock off the sheen and give the paint something to adhere to.

Step 2: wipe off the grit that the sanding left behind with a wet cloth or wipes- get it good. Let dry.

Step 3: use a tack cloth to get the stuff you thought you got - it will be much more than you think.

Step 4: Tape. Tape off everything that you don't want painted...this stuff gets everywhere. Since I did this in our garage - I moved the cars down the street (taking no chances with 2 black cars) and put drop cloth on everything. Everything - this stuff goes everywhere.

Step 5: Start painting! Your first coat will look awful. It's ok. Just aim straight, 10 inches from the surface and use even, sweeping motions across the surface.

Step 6: continue layering until it looks covered. It took me 4 cans and a couple of days to completely cover the gold shining through. And wah-lah...a new freezer in our new house in our new laundry/mud room.

I am thrilled with the result! Now we just need a trip to Costco to fill it up with frozen goodies.

June 12, 2010

New House. The Second Thing I Love.

The second thing I love about our new house is that I got rid of this Texas orange paint in the dining room. Now is it back to normal!

After fighting with painters tape, Frog Tape to be exact, I figured out that the molding in here is some sort of composite material that NOTHING will adhere to. I had such high expectations for Frog Tape and was discouraged until I used it in the casual eating area and it worked wonders. I ended up cutting in by hand (yikes!) in the dining room and on all the floor boards. A little trick to get it nice and even: Drop a little bead of paint along the top of the baseboard when you are cutting in. It's a little trick I learned from a professional painter as a great way to cut in by hand and not have to worry about the shakes.

See...looks like home! This is Behr Brown Teepee. It's a great - warm - taupe.

And more fresh flowers from the garden - day lilies - I hope I can keep them alive!

June 10, 2010

Pantone's Fall Color Trends...Predictions in Review.

Pantone released this way back in February, but it is interesting to see how their predictions start to actually come to fruition. I'm seeing a lot of greens and yellows for ladies designing their wedding invites for October weddings. Or how about Lagoon and Woodbine together...?

Purple Orchid, Lagoon and Lipstick Red for a end-of-the-summer beach wedding?

How about you? What colors are you choosing - are you staying classic or going with the trend?

June 9, 2010

Sneak Peak: Fiesta Invitation

Coming Soon...and festive invitation for a Stock the Bar Shower - Fiesta style!

June 8, 2010

New House. The First Thing I Love.

The first thing that I love about our new house is that it actually has landscaping! At least until we (I) kill it. These are some of the beautiful hydrangea's I cut this weekend for our bar in the kitchen.

June 3, 2010

Recipe of the Week. Mom's Southern Potato Salad.

Folks, this is a good one... This is a simple and tasty potato salad recipe that everyone gobbles up fast. Just 4 ingredients, this recipe makes A LOT of potato salad, but you can pretty much half or double it depending on your party size. Everything is "by taste". Just add more relish if you like relish, or add more salt if you want more salt. Happy Summer!

5 lb. bag of baking potatoes or Yukon Gold potatoes
6 eggs
1 10 oz. jar of sweet pickle relish
1 18 oz. jar of low fat or light Kraft mayo

Peel your potatoes, cut in to cubes and boil until soft but firm. Let cool. Boil your eggs. Let cool. Peel your hard boiled eggs and either chop them up or put in a food processor. Start with your boiled potatoes and add half of your jar of mayo, half of your jar of relish and half of your eggs. Salt and pepper to taste. Keep adding your mayo, relish, eggs, salt and pepper until you get the taste and consistency you want.

June 1, 2010

Sneak Peak: Wedding Invitations.

Coming soon! October wedding invitations in chartreuse and chocolate!