Friday, February 24, 2012

Insta-Friday with a Theme

Being the last Insta-Friday of the month and this month being a month surrounded by love and the fact that I did not post last week and that week included Valentines Day and this being the longest run on sentence that I have ever written, the theme for this week's Insta-Friday is LOVE!

I am linking up with Jeannette from Life Rearranged.

These are a few of the things that I LOVE...

  • Romantic Valentine dinners out with the hubby
  • Grilled salmon
  • Newport Beach

  • Sweet gifts from my husband
  • See's chocolates, hand picked
  • Grocery store flowers, they seem to last For-ev-ver!
  • Gorgeous sunsets

  • Valentine getaways
  • Celebrating 10 Valentines together at the same hotel as our first Valentine's Day
  • Cookie cakes
  • Beautiful blooming roses still looking gorgeous
  • More beautiful sunsets while driving down the freeway
  • This little girl that broke her arm at school this week
  • Gloomy days that make me want to stay in bed but being motivated enough to get up and gets things done
What are some of the things that YOU love this week?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

National Gum Drop Day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday.  Mine was pretty sweet. :)

Bet you didn’t know, today is National Gumdrop Day.  Seriously!  I was just as surprised as you. Gumdrops always make me think of Candyland, my favorite game when I was a kid. 
Remember Gum Drop Mountain?

I'm not a huge fan of eating gumdrops but crafting with them is oh, so much FUN! 

Check out these pretty cool crafts done with gum drops...

Have YOU ever crafted with gumdrops?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

EIBL Boutique

Some of you may know that we have opened a shop up on Etsy.  There was such a huge demand for our paper goods from multiple events last summer (we were seriously getting tons of people contacting us asking to make items from the events the saw on several blogs). 

Currently there are only a few items listed here in our shop.  We will be adding more and more all the time.  However, if there is an item that peaks your interest let us know.  You can send a message through Etsy or email us at here.   We love custom orders!

Here are a few photos from a sweet one year birthday party for a cutie named Paige.


Here are some of the kind words from the hostess, "... the banner was gorgeous! I took it apart and saved it for next year I hope.  Thanks so much for the beautiful work – it was the centerpiece of the d├ęcor. "

Friday, February 10, 2012


It's been a rough week.  A really rough week.  I just don't understand how some people can be so inconsiderate and bully others around.  That is just not the type of people that I want to be associated with and I am working on changing that.  So, with this rough week brought not many photos.  I will share what I did take and my week with you now...

I am linking up with Jeannette from Life Rearranged.

Jason was acting silly as usual.  Neither one of those drinks were mine by the way.  I don't drink soda or chocolate shakes...and neither does he...not sure what got in to him. :)

I stopped by Jason's shop on Saturday while out running errands to bring him lunch.  I am working on being the kind, loving wife still after almost 5 years. 

It has almost become a Sunday tradition visiting this place.  Sundays have become a cheat day and I really did it up this day with country style french toast.  It was Super Bowl Sunday so it was an early stop as we were on our way to a friends.

We had plenty of time before kickoff the girls decided to head out to the mall for a little retail therapy.  I saw this ceiling inside a store and totally want to recreate it in my office one day.

Then we stopped into Zales (not a paid advertisement, just wanted to check things out).  I had been telling a friend about Vera's new bridal collection and she loved it.  She did pick Vera's most expensive ring but I think it is meant to be because under every ring is a sapphire stone and that's her birthstone.  See, totally meant to be! ;)

We got back just in time for kick off.  We watched the first half then it was time for Madonna's half time show.  It was pretty crazy with the theatrics and all the musicians she had with her.  I was impressed.

Sometime before the end of the game I looked outside and saw the gorg sunset.  I HAD to run outside and take a photo...or 4.

Here are a few more with the retro camera.  See I told you it was beautiful!

This was dinner one good.

This button was used a few times this week.  I don't like to say it but I don't mind if the button says it for me.

That's all I got for this week.  Lets hope the next one is better.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ceremony Magazine

Here it is!  I am SO excited.
I announced last week that one of our summer weddings has been featured in Ceremony Magazine OC 2012.   Here is the Full spread from the magazine.

I am still awaiting my print copy but I just had to share it here on my blog for you all to see.  Charles and Vanessa's wedding was seriously one of the most fun weddings I had ever been a part of.  And that die. 

Friday, February 3, 2012


Ahhhh....its another Friday.  The week went by pretty slowly for me.  I had a lot to do.  Re-organizing my computer files and backing up photos takes a lot of time.  I know that it is already February but this was on my to-do list for the beginning of the year.  I still have some updating to do but at least its a start.

Here I am again linking up with Jeannette from Life Rearranged.  Here is my story for the week...

I got some A.MAZ.ING news the previous week.  One of my summer weddings was going to be featured in Ceremony Magazine OC 2012.  I still haven't received my print copy of the mag but went online and there it was.

I had been working on a very special baby shower for a few weeks and Friday night I realized that I still had not wrapped the gift.  Luckily I had a cute doggie talk paper ribbon and an extra baseball from the banner.  I guess it helps to have a stocked gift wrap area.  I feel so Candy Spellingish.

The cutest puppy dog flowers you have EVER seen.  I will show you more from the shower next week.

I had a hair appointment on Sunday!  I had to wake up super early after staying up so late the night before.  But it was so worth it.  Love the color!

The clouds were so beautiful during the week.  Here is a view of them through my sky roof in my car.  I needed a time out and went and sat in my car and stared up at the clouds.  It was so peaceful and helped me get back in to the swing of things.

The aforementioned car is also my mobile office and lunch room.  This was the passenger floor after lunch salad was consumed.

I mentioned that I have been working on reorganizing files on my computer.  This was my view for most of the week.  The iPad set up next to me and I was Netflixing too.  I call it multitasking :)

These are very special words to me.  I was immediately drawn to them years ago when I first heard them.  I even have an art piece with these words inscribed hanging in my office.

That's all folks...

This weekend is the Superbowl.  Are you watching?  Who are you rooting for?  Are you hosting a party?  Have a great one!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do you Pinterest?

We have been apart of the new craze Pinterest for a few months now and totally loving it!

Using Pinterest has been hugely successful in wedding inspiration for our upcoming brides.  Do you have an account?  You can follow me here EIBL Pinterest.  Check out our wedding inspiration as well as other events.