Monday, November 26, 2007

Going to the Chapel

Well, we've already been to the chapel... 3 years ago today, to be exact. We had our fair share of disasters that day (I still can't talk about my flowers/florist without getting mad), but at the end of the day we were getting married and that was all that mattered to us.

Take a walk down memory lane with me...

My shoes were my something blue

Being traditionalists, we spent the night before apart and saw each other for the first time during our pictures -- the one above was at Fairmont Park.

You can't tell in this photo, but the bottom hem of my dress was fairly muddy thanks to rain the day before and my brother stepping on my train in an earlier photo. I was too excited to care!

I thought this captured the "real" us... because we often stop to casually lean against building columns! This was in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We are standing at the top of the Rocky steps at the Art Museum. It's amazing how good we all look after running up a few flights!

The rings & "I do"s.

Broad Street near City Hall - the perfect place for a dip. We couldn't stop laughing because cars kept passing us by to honk and congratulate us, not that we knew any of them.

The ballroom during the cocktail hour (in the balcony).

We went with old-school Sinatra for our first dance - The Way You Look Tonight

The emptiest the dance floor was all night -- our band was phenomenal.

Of course we thought it was the most wonderful night and enjoyed every second. For months afterward, we kept joking that we wanted to have a party every year to celebrate -- if someone else was paying this time!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Up to: Day-After-Thanksgivng

Official Day-After-Thanksgiving Sandwich Recipe

Side 1:
1. Crusty bread (this year it was a slice of French Boule from Central Market)
2. Thin spread of butter
3. Shmear of Maple Sweet Potato Puree
4. Layer of Cornbread Stuffing (or is it technically dressing? I never know...)
5. Light layer of gravy

Side 2:
1. Crusty bread
2. Shmear of cranberry sauce (canned is not only preferred in our house, but mandatory)
3. Layer of Green Bean Casserole (new for our Thanksgiving table this year)
4. Layer of white meat turkey (in our case, chicken)
5. Light layer of gravy

Note: both layers of gravy may be omitted to make room for "The Moist Maker" of Friends fame -- a slice of bread which has been soaked in gravy. This is highly recommended.

Zap in the microwave for 45 seconds and then marry the two halves. Best eaten while standing over the kitchen counter, after returning home from ridiculously early bargain power shopping. Even better when chased with a piece of pumpkin pie.

How do you build your perfect Day-After sandwich?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

I am thankful that tomorrow will be a cool Thanksgiving here in Dallas. Last year, Thanksgiving Day was in the mid-80s and far too warm for this pair of East Coasters. We couldn't get over how non-"holiday" our mood was because of it. Luckily for us, tomorrow will be much more like what we are used to, with an afternoon high of 51. I might even get to bust out my scarf that I knitted last year. Should I bother pointing out that yesterday we tied the record high at 82-degrees? I will never get used to the crazy Texas temperature swings. They're almost worse than my mood swings (right, hon?)!

This year it will just be Mr. Cupcake and me feasting on all of my Thanksgiving goodies, which I am also thankful for. Not having to worry about the current state of our apartment neatness will always make me grateful. This happening smack in the middle of the busiest time of the year for The Creative Cupcake (when I have no spare time to clean my home to a Martha-accepted level) makes me down right joyous. Plus it means more stuffing for us!

Another one of the things I am thankful for is the Thanksgiving-themed "Helen Keller, The Musical" episode of South Park. Aside from your basic level of hilarity from turning The Miracle Worker into a musical, there is a turkey involved. Kind of like Charlie Brown and his sickly tree... only with poultry.
Producer: What the hell is that?
Cartman: Thats Gobbles. The physically challenged turkey.
So wrong but, yet, so hilariously right.

What funny/quirky things are you thankful for this year?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Pucker up!

I can't explain it, but this photo gave me the giggles this morning. At least Travolta had his good hair plugs in for the occasion. [/smirk]

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

How can this be...

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This is particularly funny if you happen to know me in real life... and therefore how truck-driver-ish my vocabulary can be. The only time I think I could have a G-rating is while I'm sleeping (and even then all bets are off). Click on the image to see your own blog rating.

Thanks to Kerry from More, More, More... for the tip!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hi there... remember me?

I just wanted to take a second and let out a great big sigh of relief. I had a fantastic show last weekend in Southlake and we had a wonderful time in New York City.

Now that I have a small lull in my shows/traveling/general life craziness I hope that I can get back to more timely postings. I miss you all! Plus, it has been no fun watching TV and not being able to comment and discuss the finer points of Dell's infatuation for Naomi (love it!) with those of you reading.

Oh, and I didn't forget about my monogramming news... just working out the last few details. Stay tuned...

Friday, November 02, 2007

Coming soon: Monograms!

For all of our monogramming fans, we are about to bring you something you are going to just love. I'm working out the final details now, but stay tuned for a great announcement next week!

Show Alert: Southlake / Carroll SHS Craft Fair

If you're in the DFW area, stop by and see me this weekend. There will be special shopping perks all day Saturday!