Tuesday, June 30, 2009

40 years of bliss

Dear friends -- Just a short glimpse into the party we threw for mama & papa on Sunday, June 28th - forty years after they first wed in Newark, NJ at the Sacred Heart (then) Cathedral. My parents if you didn't know already, are close to my bestest friends, even though I will never tell them - shh! And while it was a little stressful the days leading to the party, I am so glad we were able to pull it off! I will follow up with some details on the easy projects, but for now here is the digital slideshow looping in my head.


P.S. - I have a new found appreciation for my people and brethren in the Fil-Am community in Bergenfield, but more on that later.

Amy's Garden
41 Legion Drive, Bergenfield NJ

the easiest banner in the world, thanks to leftover marigold legal paper, string and a forgiving laser printer.

the thing I love most about Amy's garden is the outdoor tents, umbrellas and the undisclosed gazebo.

the opposite side: simple centerpiece for the table;
this side: mom & dad's love story, a la Mad Libs style - first table to win gets lotto tickets!

It's a good thing that in 29 years, I've learned how to lie, and lie well to my parents -
they were definitely surprised beyond belief!
(even though mom scolded me and yelled at me minutes before revealing the surpise.)

such a happy and cheery cake a la Christine's Bakeshop: 1/2 Pandaan, 1/2 Mocha

Quick slideshow a la Picasa.

Twelfth of Never - song & dance (yes, my mom MADE him sing the songs before this twirl.)

Not only do I love this idea (borrowed from my bridal shower), but that the silk forsythia arrangement was 'borrowed' from mama's house the night before - sneaky, I am. They are also significant because these flowers were in full bloom when mom first came to the states.

Baquiran/Corrales clan - too many generations to count in this pic, but lovely all the same!
[Facebook tagged version here!]

Last, but not least: the magic 10!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

used to...

...be offended by images like these. Should I?

cahmon google, really? {not inspired to be ninja-esque right now.}


I admit that post-wedding, I still want another wedding. Not because I was not satisfied with mine - still inner-glowing! - but that there are so many great ideas out there and so little time!

In lieu of getting married again (eeps!) - I'll be throwing my parents - with the help of my brothers - a surprise 40th Wedding Anniversary party on Sunday.

And then I see this exciting 'pop-up' and holding myself back from taking an extended lunch break out to BK:

sigh. sigh. sigh.

Monday, June 22, 2009

my goodies, my goodies

project #2 | goodie bags for the 20 some children coming to this party. yoinks!
- Bachman pretzel sticks (always fun to 'fake-smoke' them)
- Kirkland trail mix
- Linden's chocolate chip cookies
- notepad, stickers, pretty pencil...all that good stuff!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It's time to quit my day job!

11:30 - purchase supplies
12:30 - arrive home; prepare lunch for 2
1:00 - start project
3:00 - complete project
$5.99 wildflower seeds
$3.00 envelopes
$8.99 --> 75 favors = $.12 each!

Friday, June 19, 2009

i never knew

how people fall upon my photos in flickr since i'm a lazy tagger, but a recently chosen fave pushes me to share with you all:

skip here for further detail | le sigh.

Monday, June 15, 2009


By far, the best $1.90 i've spent in a long, long time. I love you Rob Ryan; you're the reason i've started my small paper cuts collection in our stairway. {sorry, don't know why still full price.}

- don't know why i've not sent out all the invites yet.
- don't know why i've been so incommunicado lately.
- don't know why i feel i've been in limbo the past two weeks.
- don't know why i can't pull it all together lately, but i have to.

all i know is - you/it/they/them/him/her/ours: is on my mind.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009