Friday, August 29, 2014

Kim's Ranch Wedding

Today I would like to feature pictures from Kim's Ranch Wedding! She had placed an order for turquoise burlap and lace bouquets for their summer wedding and this week I received the following pictures and message from the new bride. 

It makes me happy to receive messages like this from customers and know that I have been a part of their special day. I send my congratulations to the bride and groom and wish you many years of happiness together! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us! 

*All pictures in this post were photographed by Meagan Pascuzzo ( ) and provided with permission from Kim. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

All Things Pink

This time of year, my yard turns all shades of pink from roses, crepe myrtles, hens and chicks to petunias, periwinkles, and zinnias.  The butterflies are attracted to the pink lantana in my flower beds, 

while I'm in love with the periwinkles and  zinnias among the rusty milk cans at our steps. 

I placed an old wheel barrow frame among the sweet potato vine and zinnias to "Molly proof" this flower bed. One of the dogs thought laying in there was a perfect spot, but I thought differently and my fix has definitely been keeping the flowers from getting smashed. It's junk with a purpose! 

Speaking of pink, Brittany won this pink and white burlap and lace wedding bouquet from the Moore Farms Rustic Weddings giveaway on Facebook recently. 

She ordered coordinating bridesmaid bouquets and boutonni√®res for her upcoming wedding. 

Pink and brown burlap bouquets, boutonni√®res and corsages from another recent custom order. 

Hope everyone has a fabulous week. Oh, and in case you were wondering - there have been no more snake sightings! Hopefully my screams and moth balls have sent him gone for good! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The snake incident

So here's how the story goes...

Sunday night, approximately 10:00 pm, we both decide we want a little something to snack on before bed. We had ate a mid afternoon lunch and skipped supper.

I decide to eat a pickle. I got a jar of whole pickles out of fridge. Open silverware drawer and pull out a knife to cut up my pickle. 

Jeff decides he's going to eat a bowl of cereal, opens same silverware drawer and starts to reach for a spoon, but something moved. 

Ugggg, something just moved in there...

Insert blood curling screams, I feel the neighbors down the road could have heard.


Omg, my hand was just beside it.

Insert more screams that should have made someone call 911! He was looking up at me, from that drawer.

More screams and then he was GONE...

But where to you ask? I'd like to know that too.

GONE, vanished, disappeared.

Husband says my screams told him to get the heck outta dodge. 

But I'd like to know where he went. 

He was close to sink drain pipes, so we presume it could have came up beside the pipes somehow. 

BUT, where is it NOW? Is he staring at my every move? Waiting for me to come back? 

Severe anxiety set in, I have pajamas and cowboy boots on, searching and looking for a vanished snake, with an ever looming question of where. 

I couldn't sleep, wanted to move (not an option), freaking out, finally slept a little bit, dreaming about snake catching.

I had jury duty Monday morning and afterwards went to the store and stock up on several snake deterrents. 

I now have clean and much needed organization in my cabinets and no snake was found lurking.

Hopefully my gosh awful screams, vacuuming, clean space, and moth balls tell the snake he's not welcome here no more, no more, no more. I'm still opening every drawer and cabinet with careful consideration, looking before my hand goes in, turning the light on before entering a room...

My fourth grade teacher told us about the snake in her toilet incident years ago.  I've always had a phobia of the snake in the potty and even if I get up and go in the wee hours of the night, I flip the light on to check for snakes. Now, I'm checking everywhere for the unwanted guest. 

Y'all, it's creepy! Now, I don't thing twice about working in yard or walking down by the pond, where snakes live everyday, but a snake in my house, that's a whole different story.

Have you ever had a snake in your house? Got any snake deterring tricks up your sleeve I should know about?