Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Song of the Day

I woke up with this in my head...

I just love this song!

I'm forever yours.... faithfully... aaaahhhh brings me back to 6th grade slow dance!

PB&Chocolate Goodness!

i stumbled upon this easy recipe from ABC's Good Morning America for Peanut Butter-Choco Cookies! These would make for a great treat for any bridal shower or even favors for smaller weddings!

1 package (18-ounce) refrigerated Pillsbury sugar cookie dough, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1m package (8.5-ounces) Hershey's Kisses
*Special Equipment: 3 12-cup mini-cupcake pans

Cooking Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter three 12-cup mini- cupcake pans.
2. Knead cookie dough and peanut butter just until swirled. Press about 1 rounded teaspoon of dough into each cup of prepared mini cupcake pans. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown. Cool slightly in pan.
3. When slightly cool make indention in center of each cookie. Remove from pans to cooling rack. When completely cool, place a chocolate kiss in the center.

Makes 36 cookies
Prep time 20 minutes
Baking time 12 minutes per batch
Frosting time 5 minutes

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Life After the Party!

Ok, i've totally sucked at blogging as the month and weeks and days approached closer to my wedding day! But now, I'm back and married =) woohooo!!!!

Of course I want my pro pics like right this very moment - but must exercise some patience! The superbly talented Kristi Klemens shot my wedding, with the vibrant and incredible Melissa McClure as our 2nd shooter.

It's true what they say, the day flies by like a blur - so definitely soak it all in! There were some snafus along the way - I was sick up to the day before our wedding, I forgot the aisle runner, the flowergirl's petals and basket. But those were easily remedied... I sent my sister-in-law to the local grocery store and had her buy a dozen white carnations and then instructed our flowergirl to hand one carnation to whoever was sitting at the end of the pews...problem solved!

We decided to do a "first look" and pre-ceremony pictures because of daylight and we wanted to spend some time together before the madness of the rest of the day! We couldn't have made a better choice for us! We also bucked tradition in that we drove to the church together, along with my father!

Some sneak pics:
(i had custom hangers made for my bridesmaids from Etsy LilaFrances)

At the reception, we set up a photostation for our guests - with shiny wigs, mardi gras beads, santa hats, and those huge sunglasses for our guests to put on and be goofy! Photographer Cari Hollis specifically shot our photostation:

I cannot wait to see more pictures from our guests - and for the pro pics in 2 more months!