Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pink Paris Party

My little friend Jayde recently had a 10th Birthday and we celebrated in style, with a very chic Parisian Party!! When her mom asked if I would put together a Paris themed party for her, I was all over it! We made invitations that contained a boarding pass for an overnight stay in Paris. I hear that the invitations were all the talk!!

No Party in Paris would be complete without a mime and a pink poodle of course!
This is Jayde's dad. He was such a good sport and dressed up like a mime. What do you think of my mime makeup job? He silently greeted each girl with a rose. Fletcher, Jayde's Goldendoodle, was the perfect pink poodle!

I brought over all of my Paris decorations. I loved being able to see them used outside of my own home!
I made a pink Paris banner and pink tissue paper flowers! I love the way the mantle turned out!

On the dinner menu: ham and cheese croissants, French bread and dip, fruit and cheese platter, and French sodas. For dessert, a Perfectly Pink Eiffel Tower cake!!
This was such a fun birthday party to plan! I am just really glad that I got to leave and didn't have to try to get to sleep with 9 ten year olds at my house! Joyeux Anniversaire Mademoiselle Jayde!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here!

Linking to:
Frugalicious Me: Pinkalicious Thursday
How Sweet the Sound: Pink Saturday

Monday, June 27, 2011

Working on the Patio

We've been working on our patio little by little. If it didn't cost so much money to put a roof on it, it would be done by now! In the meantime, we are doing what we can to make it an outdoor sanctuary. I found some of these wonderful antique aqua Ball jars at a yard sale a few weeks ago. I snatched them up as fast as I could when I heard that she was only asking $1.50 for a dozen of them! I wanted to make some cute little candle holders to hang around the patio railing!
It couldn't be easier to make these. I just wrapped some wire around the mouth of the jar and made sure I had a handle to hang them from. I had my husband put some nails in the railing, I popped in some candles and instantly the patio looked and felt even better than before!
I love the way they look when the candles are all lit at dusk. Candle light in antique jars are seriously dreamy!
My old white wood windows were hung up once again, this time we made sure to make them a little more sturdy since they would swing in the wind before.
I just love the way our patio is coming together. Of course I can't wait to finish the roof, close in the bar, tile the counter top, fire up the smoker and have everyone over for a party! Until then, Cody and I will enjoy our work in progress as it slowly comes along!
Summer is definitely in Idaho now! We seemed to completely skip over Spring, but that is just the way it happens around here these days. So we have been spending a lot of time out in the yard, on the patio, loving the warm weather. Once it gets past 95, however, I'd rather stay inside and stay cool!
Have you entered my giveaway yet? I am giving away a shabby chic white candle holder that is dripping with crystals, an ornate frame with a beautiful sentiment inside, and a special gift that I got from Miss Gracie's and Friends Vintage Barn Sale. Go check it all out here and enter to win!!

Linking up with:
Faded Charm-White Wednesday

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Miss Gracie's finds and a White/Wedding Giveaway

Amazing! Miss Gracie's & Friends Vintage Barn Sale was amazing in so many ways. The sale started at 6:00 pm on Friday, I thought I would be good by arriving right at 6:00...apparently I should have been there an hour earlier! The cars were lined up a couple of blocks down both sides of the road. I am not the only one who was excited for this sale! People were already putting their purchases in the yard and going to buy more! I wish I had pictures to show you because you would be blown away at all the gorgeous things!
I saw Miss Gracie herself but she was so busy I didn't want to bother her. I did run in to another blogging friend, Toni from The Tattered Cottage. She was the sweetest lady and had some very lovely treasures for sale too! I didn't have a lot of money to spend, nor do I have room in my tiny little house for anything big, but I definitely wanted to buy something for myself and something for one of you too! Here are the purchases that I made. Her prices are so reasonable which makes it even better!

The first thing I spotted and scooped up were these silver napkin rings. So sorry for the glare, but they are engraved with a "P"...perfect since my last name is now Phillips! Six of these were $5...I couldn't grab them up fast enough!
I passed by these heavy metal keys several times. On my 3rd walk through of the whole sale, I grabbed them. I think they are just too neat not to have!
There were 2 of these heavy iron finials. I only grabbed one but now I wish I would have grabbed both of them!
This little mirror caught my eye right away. It is so tiny and adorable. You can't see it in the picture, but there are two little kissing cupids at the base of the mirror.
I just love the rose pattern on this metal cone. I must confess, it was all white when I got it but you couldn't really see the raised texture on it, so I distressed it to bring out the rose and other pretty areas. I could see this full of pretty flowers! I love everything I bought! It will be very hard to decide which thing I want to add to my giveaway!

Now for the giveaway-here is what I have for you! In honor of my 2 year wedding anniversary and my 1 year blogging anniversary, I have put together a couple of things that have special meaning to give to one lucky winner!
First up is this ornate frame that I have painted white and distressed. On a sheet of vintage sheet music, I printed out the words "Faith, Hope, Love". First Corinthians 13 has a very special place in my heart and it was read at our wedding. The greatest of these is of course, Love!
Next is this beautiful white candle holder. This was one of my centerpieces from my wedding. It has beautiful crystals dangling from it and is the perfect shabby chic accessory. You can put a candle on it or use it as a cupcake stand!
If you win my giveaway, you will win the white candle holder as well as the white frame. I will also be including one of the treasures I picked up from Miss Gracie's sale, except for the napkin rings. It's a beautiful, white, wedding inspired giveaway and I hope you win!!
So here is how you can win!

1. Leave a comment on this post, letting me know which of the Miss Gracie's items you would like to win along with the other goodies.
2. Become a follower and let me know or tell me you already are!
3. Post about this giveaway on your blog. You can use the picture above if you would like to post it on your sidebar. Let me know so I can come take a look!

You get 3 chances to win! This giveaway will run until July 13th, I will draw the winning name at 8:00 pm mountain time on July 13th and let the winner know on this blog.

Thank you to everyone who has given me the support to keep my blog going for a whole year! I may not be a Miss Gracie, but I love sharing my life and all things I love with all of you!

Good luck! I may just throw in a few extras too just to surprise you!

I am linking with:
Faded Charm: White Wednesday

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm going to Miss Gracie's & Friends Vintage Barn Sale

Guess where I am going tonight? Miss Gracie's & Friends Vintage Barn Sale! As soon as I get off work I am out the door, on my way and ready to buy! I am sure you are all readers of Miss Gracie's Blog, so you all know how amazing she is! Here are a few pictures that she has listed on her sale information...WOW!!

I don't know what I am going to buy, but I am sure I will know it when I see it. Last year I went and made a few purchases, you can see them here.
I am planning on buying something for myself of course, but I am also planning on buying something for one of you too! I have a white giveaway planned and I know I can find something at this sale, just for you!

I know you all wish you could come with me, how much fun would that be? I will be sure to say hello to Miss Gracie and maybe if I am lucky, a few pictures too! Her pictures are way better than anything I have ever taken, so I might just let you look at hers!

Either way, I can't wait to share with you what I get! I will be thinking of you as I dreamily shop away!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Initially Yours Swap

If your name is Tiffany from The Cranky Queen-do not read this post until after you have received your package!! =o)
I recently participated in a swap over at It's a Very Cherry World called Initially Yours. We were to create anything we wanted for our partners, making sure to use their initial somewhere in our project. My partner was Tiffany of The Cranky Queen. As you can see from the creation above, I got lucky! She created such a beautiful piece of altered art for me!
Every inch of this has something that I love! It is vintage French inspired, using my favorite colors-aqua and pink, my favorite flowers-roses, and a place a I hope to visit someday-Paris, as well as the name of my blog-Glass Slippers in French!Here is my "T". I love that she did it in aqua surrounded by pink!
To see the pictures that Tiffany took of the creation she made for me (she is a much better photographer than I am,) click here.

And here is what I made for her. It should be arriving to her by Thursday-I didn't realize it needed to be to her by June 13th-what a slacker! I promise it is on its way Tiffany!
I honestly had no idea what I was going to make for her. There were tons of ideas going through my head. As I worked, it all just started to come to me and I love the way it turned out! The background is vintage sheet music that I darkened with some coffee. Vintage lace is on either side. This is set in a white, distressed frame.
One of the things Tiffany said she liked was vintage dogs. I found this cute little blue faced dog at a local antique shop and had to add it to this! Behind the dog is a burlap rosette that I made with an old button in the center.
Tiffany also collects crowns-of course The Cranky Queen probably has lot's of those! Two of the vintage buttons that I used had crowns on them, just for her! I kept the colors scheme to whites and ivories mostly, and I think it looks fantastic! I used some pretty white roses in one corner and a vintage, embroidered hankey in the other. On one side of the frame is a jute rope and the other side has some creamy crinkled seam binding. Of course a large, distressed white crown with some bling tops off the "T"-the center of this creation!
I can't wait for Tiffany to receive this! I had such a great time creating it for her and I hope she likes it! Participating in these swaps are so much fun! I love creating things for others and getting something in return! If you haven't participated in one, you should definitely give it a try!

Linking up to:

Faith, Grace and Crafts: Pearls and Lace Thursday
Faded Charm: White Wednesday

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pretty Pink Peonies

All of the sudden, the weather is just perfect! The grass is green and the peonies are in full bloom! I was so excited to see my one little peony bush blooming with tons of beautiful pink flowers yesterday! I ran to find some garden shears and something pretty to put them in!

I cut a few off of the bush and there are still plenty more on there! I placed them in a vintage carafe and an antique Strong Shoulder Mason jar. They look so pretty...I think I am in love!

I love this time of night, when the sun is starting to set and the shadows cast their shapes everywhere. It is the perfect time to take some wonderful pictures!

Don't these pretty pink peonies look so romantic on my distressed blue bench? Even the sky is the perfect shade of blue!

Mother Nature is amazing...look at all the beautiful things she creates! There are so many gorgeous flowers and vibrant colors!

I am enjoying today, spending some time with my amazing husband and enjoying our life together! Thank you to everyone for all of your lovely anniversary wishes! Time flies when you are married to your best friend!

I am planning a special anniversary giveaway...a white giveaway to celebrate my 2 year wedding anniversary and my 1 year blog anniversary! Stay tuned to see all the loveliness I have for you!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 13th, 2009

How perfect that Angelic Accents just happens to be hosting her 2nd Annual Wedding Blog Party just 3 days before my Wedding Anniversary! I think it is meant to be...just like me and my husband Cody! We were married on June 13th, 2009 at the home of my parents in Cambridge, Idaho.

Please excuse the chaotic order of my pictures. My photographer took over 3800 pictures, which we narrowed down to about 1300, which I now own only a measly 125 of them. Our photographer took the most AMAZING pictures, but completely ripped us off. It took a year and half for me to get them and I didn't even get what I paid for, but I are a FEW of my favorites to share with you all today!

My mom is a cake decorator so I didn't even have to search high and low when it came time for my own wedding cake. My wedding colors were Tiffany Blue, Black and White. I designed this cake and my mom, of course, baked and decorated it. The cake topper is my Cinderella wedding snow globe, our initials are on the top tier, diamonds on the 2nd tier, the 3rd tier has a ribbon that says "...and they lived happily ever after", the 4th tier has scroll work and the bottom tier has a Tiffany Blue ribbon with a diamond square. I LOVED my cake!

My dress was beautiful and made me feel like the princess that I am! It was a halter style dress with a pick up skirt-pretty simple. My mom sewed Swavarski crystals into each pick-up and added a corset to the back. She also added the crystals to my veil as well. I got so many compliments on my dress...I want to wear it everyday!

We made my bouquets and boutineers. There were 3 different colors of pink roses. We wrapped the stems in Tiffany Blue satin ribbon and added diamond pins to the inside of the roses. The gold cross that hung from my bouquet was my something old. My grandma and my mom both wore this cross in their weddings so it is very special to me.

My sister is a beautician so she did my hair. I wore my hair down in loose curls and had a simple diamond tiara. I wore a single princess cut diamond necklace. I did my own makeup as well as all my bridesmaids makeup! Have I mentioned that I do makeup for weddings, photos, etc.? Yes, I do...I love makeup!

And of course I had to wear glass slippers! No Cinderella wedding would be complete with out them. I wore them for pictures and the ceremony, but as soon as I could, I put my flip flops on!

This is my favorite picture of Cody and his nieces and nephew. Cheyenne and Sierra are his older sister's girls and Hunter is his younger sisters son. They love their Uncle Cody and were the most adorable flower girls and ring bearer ever!

I just love this picture of Cody and the guys. The photographer said jump and he snapped them in motion! It is so fun to see the different levels of height they got!

This is my favorite picture of me and my bridesmaids. We got married at my parents house and there were so many beautiful places to take pictures. I love the dresses that we picked out for them. A simple black A-line dress with a Tiffany Blue satin ribbon tied in a bow at their waists. Everyone looked so elegant and these are dresses they can wear again and again!

Cheyenne and Sierra were the sweetest flower girls ever. They were so excited for the wedding they could hardly contain themselves. I added a few pink roses and aqua ribbon to the white roses that were on these dresses. Sierra even wore hers for her birthday party a year later!

Here is our first kiss as husband and wife! How did I get so lucky?

The ceremony took place in the yard below my parents house, on the banks of a creek. Our wedding was June 13th, 2009. I planned it for that day for several reasons: 1. I love the tradition of weddings and wanted to be a June Bride, 2. The cotton on the trees would be blowing in the wind, 3. People think 13 is an unlucky number but I want to prove them wrong! 4. It's the beginning of the summer season so it wasn't too hot, it rained a little, and there was still snow on the mountains in the background-absolutely breathtaking!

This picture was taken before the rain came. I love the umbrella! You can kind of see a little bit of that magical cotton floating too-my dad said that I ordered it and definitely got it!

This is a picture of my family: my parents, grandparents, brother, sister and her family. We definitely have room to grow!

This is a picture of Cody's family! This is just his 4 sisters and their families-1 sister and 2 brothers are missing! I love that he has such a big family! Look how many sisters, nieces and nephews I gained!

I absolutely loved planning my wedding and I have to say it was amazing, beautiful and very memorable. I had no idea about blogging while I was planning my wedding, which was probably a good thing because I would have needed another 2 years to plan it! I feel so blessed to have met the man of my dreams! It is so hard to believe that 2 years have come and gone so fast! He still makes me weak in the knees and takes my breath away every time he looks at me! Happy 2nd Anniversary to me and my Prince Charming!