Mar 7, 2009

Saturday Afternoon Mish-Mash

A reminder: Tomorrow, Sunday, March 8, is the day I'll draw a name from the list of those bloggers who entered my One Year Anniversary Giveaway! I have quite a few names but I would love to add your name to the list. Simply let me know in a comment to any post by 11:59 March 8 that you would like to be included in the giveaway drawing. I'll post the winner on Monday, March 9, the one year anniversary of my first post! The winner will receive one of my own watercolors. I'm sorry I haven't had time to post a picture of the art I'll send to the winner - it's been a very busy few weeks of wedding and shower preparations. I WILL include a picture before I mail it off to the winner though!

I was kind of excited this week when I received an email from Helen, of Creative Baby Nursery. She had seen my blog post last week about the nursery I painted for my granddaughter and she wanted to publish it on her web site. The web site's purpose is to provide inspiration and ideas for baby nursery design as well as to provide information about furniture, equipment, recalled products, and current infant safety issues, and other pertinent nursery information. Whether you have a baby or a grandbaby to create a nursery for, Creative Baby Nursery Gallery is fun to see. Who doesn't love a sweet baby nursery?! I know I love them! If you want to see a copy of my post published on the web page, see the link below:

Speaking of my son's wedding, I bought my dress on Friday! Whew! That's a relief. I was dreading the search. When our daughter got married I saw a photo of a dress in a Sunday ad, went to the store, and was on my way back home with a dress for the wedding AND rehearsal dinner within 30 minutes! I'd say that's close to qualifying for a miracle! The search for my dress for our son's wedding wasn't quite that easy, but I think finding it in one day of shopping was still fairly remarkable. Actually, I bought two dresses. The first dress is very pretty and I LIKE it, but I don't LOVE it. It was love at first sight for the second dress, the one I'm planning to wear to the wedding. It's an antique rose color, empire waist, with a beaded bodice. The underskirt is satin and there is a chiffon overskirt which is divided down the center front with beading along the edge. The sleeves are sheer chiffon with beading along the edges. Here it is:

Now the search is on for jewelry and heels that I can hobble around in for an entire day and evening! I think...something strappy and bejeweled, you think? I welcome any suggestions from all of you stylish ladies for jewelry suggestions. Come on, CeeKay, you're the jewelry master. I'm leaning toward something with a vintage style since the dress has that romantic, vintage feel. Help me ladies!


grey like snuffie said...

Kathy that is amazing how fast you found dresses for both weddings. All of my friends have driven to the city multiple times throughout a month or more to find their dresses. I love your truly seems so you..can't wait to see what else you find to finish the look.

Terri said...

That Pink dress not only looks good but comfortable!

Happy Pink Day!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love that dress! Love this entire post!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

ceekay said...

Kathy, just tell hubs that you need some diamonds dripping from your neck and can NEVER go wrong with that! (Good thing I am here and he is there!)

susansspace said...

Hi, Kathy,
I stopped by your very interesting and creative blog today, & enjoyed the visit so much!
The dress is lovely, by the way!

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday


Mary said...

I love this dress!!!
Vintage inspired jewelry will be perfect with this neckline and fabric. You'll look beautiful; don't go outdoing the bride now!


Angela said...

Kathy, that is a beautiful dress you found for your son's wedding. Make sure you get lots of pictures of yourself wearing it!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Katherinellen said...

That's amazing you found tow took me 3 months to find my dress for my daughter wedding...You are going to look gorgeous...Have a wonderful weekends...Kathy

Heather said...

love the dress! it's gorgeous!!!! that's exciting you were asked to be on the other website. very cool! you are so talented!

ann said...

Oh Kathy congratulations on the web-site thingy.Wowo.But we knew you first.ha.No,it's a bog deal here.Congrat on your 100th too.Man you gotta lot going on.Don't worry about the pic.We know they'll all be grand.And your sons wedding too.That dress isfabulous.i can see you in it.Lovely.Oh yes,put my name in the pot,ok?...Ann

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on being published on Creative Baby Nursery Gallery. Also, the dress that you selected for your son't wedding is beautiful. I love the color and it's so feminine. I remember how difficult it was to chose dresses to wear to my daughter's weddings.

Chandy said...

Gorgeous dress! I'm glad you found that darling style. Happy Pink Saturday! I'd love to win your artwork!

JudyBug said...

I'm so happy for you finding a dress so quickly. OnlySon's wedding is August and I haven't even looked yet.


southerninspiration said...

Oh So, so pretty!!! I love it!


TRES BELLE said...

Sweet dress...I'm with you..if you can find it in a day, YEAH and in 1/2 a day, even more YEAH! I hate shopping for myself.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Elaine said...

It's such a good feeling to have the dress for those special weddings chosen and ready to go. Two of my sons were married in the same about pressure! LOL I have one son left to go but I don't think I'll be needing a dress for his wedding for a few more years! Yours is just lovely. Really. It's going to be fun to accessorize too.
Oh I'd love to be entered in your giveaway....and contratulations on your One Year Anniversary!
Elaine :)

Sherri S said...

The dress is BEAUTIFUL! You will look like a princess.

Charlotte said...

Boy what exciting things you had to tell about today. The dress is gorgeous. I'll jump over and look at the nursery blog after I post this. I'm sure I signed up for the giveaway, but if I didn't, please count me in.

Charlotte said...

I'm back. I just looked at the nursery blog. Wow you did a terrific job decorating. And how wonderful to be featured on that blog.

Marie said...

the pink dress has a vintage look. very pretty, vintage inspired jewelry would finish the look.

Nicole ~ said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary, and the recognition on the website. You are very talented, and you deserve it.

You sound just like me; I have to love something before I purchase it!!!! I cannot just like something I really have to love it. I try to make friends & family follow this philosophy as well.

Wow, I love that dress too, the detailing is beautiful. I think strappy shoes would be beautiful with this dress.

Have a great week, Nicole

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

I just love your blog! I enjoy coming over every Sunday for our praise time! I would also love a chance at the giveaway! Have a blessed day!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Very pretty dress and excellent choice. It's old rose, yes? Love the beaded work as well. Congratulations on your son's wedding. Hope you find the perfect shoes and jewelry to match :-)

Claudia said...

What a lovely dress! Happy Pink Saturday!

Brenda said...

I think you should wear a pearl drop necklace with diamond accents and matching earrings with your pink Mother Dress. It is gorgeous.

Brenda in Canada

Brenda said...

I think you should wear a pearl drop necklace with diamond accents and matching earrings with your pink Mother Dress. It is gorgeous.

Brenda in Canada