Recently, our great niece’s mother lost her battle with cancer. My husband was asked, and honored, to build 3 boxes to hold her ashes. Two for her daughters and one for her husband. Here is how they turned out.
My husband, my best friend Susan and I created a dessert buffet for our friend’s party. There were 75 guests and the theme was casino night. They rented roulette, blackjack, craps and poker tables with dealers.
I baked everything the day prior. On Saturday morning Susan came over and the assembly line took off! We made ourselves margaritas and ordered take out food from Rubios. At one point it reminded me of the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy and Ethel are working at the conveyor belt in the candy factory! We had a blast!
At the party, our friends had the coolest idea for the food… They had a food truck pull right into their backyard!
The desserts included mini cupcakes (lemon, strawberry and chocolate) cake pops (red velvet and funfetti), mini banana pudding cups, fruit cups, mini strawberry shortcakes, mini layered brownie truffles, flavored popcorn and sugar cookie bars.
We hung up my collection of vintage/antique vanity mirrors today. They are on the upper part of the wall in the guest bath.
I love it!
I bought this window for $15.00 from a window company which had just replaced the original windows in a house built in the 1950′s, in northwest Phoenix.
I bought an antique “wedding book” from Goodwill (just like a baby book but to document a wedding, not a baby). I took some of the pages out and attached them to the window. The wedding book had information in it regarding the couple who originally used it when they were wed in Michigan in March of 1919. That information is still visible on the back side of the window.
I am finally happy with what our dining table looks like. There are wood and burlap benches on one side, $4.00 a piece Goodwill chairs on the other. On each end are chairs I got from T.J. Maxx Home Goods! Oh… And the table is a farmhouse table made out of old pallets.
The boxes are old apple crates from orchards in New Mexico. We planted several different varieties of peppers, cherry tomatos and some squash. Hopefully something will grow!