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Friday, October 31, 2014


Who's there?


Phillip Who?

Wanna Phillip a bag with candy?

If you answered YES.....then come on
over to Gigi's Candy Spot!

I filled some Mason jars with candy and
placed them into a 
wooden carrier.

The candy aisle at the grocery store
is always loaded with fun,
seasonal candy at this time of year!

Here are the bags of sugar-y, chocolate-y,
honey flavored cavity inducers that
I chose.....

I liked the jars in the carrier, but
thought they needed a little something....


....maybe a little topper on 
each jar....

Just the touch 
they needed!

Some of the leftovers went into a large jar
for Husband....

....and some will be for other 
Halloween treats!

Drop by, Glitterinas, if you 
would like to 
a candy bag!

There's some treats waiting 
for you at Gigi's Candy Spot!

I wish you, your ghoul friends, and all your monsters
a very safe, fun, and laughter filled 
Happy Halloween!

Thanks for stopping by Pink Glitter!
I am glad you did.

Until next time,

Thankful for:
cool fall evenings

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rise and Shine!

Kelli and Chad's Wedding Day!

We hit the ground running, Glitterinas!

We put all the finishing touches on the tables, signs, 
gates, wagons......

and still had time to get dressed in our 
wedding clothes!

All the floral touches you see were done by 
Husband with a bit of assistance 
from yours truly.

I'll walk you through the day.... was a lovely one!

Through this door.....

Let's sign in.....

......get a bubbly beverage.....

.....and put our fingerprint 
on the tree!

A thoughtful expression for loved ones who 
could not be at the ceremony.

When it's time for the ceremony, we'll walk through 
this cute gate....

....and out to our seats!

Then we'll wait patiently for
everything to begin....

.....when I hear the music begin, I feel
my eyes getting a little misty.

We've known the bride since she was a
little girl.....

...since she still believed in the 
Easter Bunny...

.....and the Tooth Fairy....

.....and Santa!

Since she and her sister and our
 girls played with 
sparklers on the 
4th of July!

Since they all sat out in the
back yard painting their toe nails .....

and giggling.....

and giggling.....

and trying to get the little sisters to 
eat the fresh pies they made 
that contained mud and real rice!

The bride's sister read a special prayer
during the ceremony.

What a great looking couple!

Here come the bridesmaids!

Our oldest daughter is the Matron of Honor....

....and since I am not prejudiced at all,
you can believe me when I tell you 
she was the prettiest of them all!

More pretty music.....and the
flower girls.....the two
in the front are our older grands.....
little brother sat with Pops, Gigi, and Dad!


The music changed....

.....and here she came!

Proud Mom looked so lovely!

The happy Bride held her Mom's hand so tightly
and smiled so big.....

and looked gorgeous!

Her bouquet was made from brooches that 
were gifted to her from friends and family.

After the ceremony, we proceeded to the reception.

Table 10 was a fun place to be!

We had such a fun time 
visiting and catching up 
with friends we haven't seen in a while.

Cupcakes topped off a 
delicious dinner!

The tent stayed up.....

the flowers were beautiful.....

there was laughter and tears.....

and most importantly

the bride and groom were happy....

and married!

Until next time,

P.S.  The cute photo spot we set up for guests to take pictures
turned out to be a great photo op.....

....and then the wedding planner decided this was the perfect place for
the huge catering truck to park!

In the words of Charlie Brown...."Good grief!"

I hope you enjoyed the wedding 
as much as we did, Glitterinas!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kelli's Special Day Is Tomorrow!

One day left until we all rise, turn, see her and
 "Here comes the Bride"!

But before she comes down the aisle, Glitterinas,
I want to take you
behind the scenes a bit.

My husband teaches floral design.

He has a true gift
for taking flowers, 
all kinds of other lovely things 
and turning them 
into absolutely gorgeous floral designs!

The bride, along with her Mom 
and sister, have been part of our close circle 
of friends for many, many years.

So, husband was not surprised when he was
asked to perform his magic and do the
flowers for the wedding.

Here's a look at what he started with.....

buckets of flowers.....

just waiting to be turned into
floral beautifulness!

There were 24 hand tied table bouquets
to make....

so oldest grand helped fill jars with
water for the table flowers 
to sit in until it was time to 
decorate the reception tables.

We also had to go gather some 
rocks to place in the bottom
of each jar 
to keep them from tipping over!

Husband got busy creating....he worked on flowers 
from one o'clock in the afternoon until about 
nine o'clock that night.

Here's the reception tables'

.....and just like the energizer bunny
he just kept going and going.

Finally, there were twenty four 
hand tied table bouquets.

Such loveliness!

Grand ~ helper liked the 
kangaroo paw flowers!

Next on husband's agenda....
bridesmaid's bouquets....
three, please!

More loveliness!

The sign in table needed an arrangement
in a large Mason jar....

Sunflower loveliness!

Husband continued working on 
boutonnieres and corsages....

....and flower girl baskets....

while I began putting together
the reception tablescapes.

Here are two prototypes.....

The wind was blowing with gusts 
around 30-35 miles per hour.  
It was raining off and on.

The tent was flapping like crazy....
some of the side panels had 
been removed in hopes of keeping
the tent from billowing up, up, up
and blowing away!

I can't tell you how many times I 
asked the Lord to, please, please, let the tent
stay right where it was!

I suggested to the wedding planner that I 
decorate the tables the next hopes of avoiding any
over-turned decorations.

Husband just kept creating.....
some worker bees and I went out and 
placed pumpkins 
all around the wedding area.

I was thankful to have some wonderful 
and energetic
 friends to work with!

Large, medium and small 
pumpkins.....all looking so 

There were also pots and pots 
of mums that had to have a 

Some would sit by each row of chairs 
and look lovely during the vows.....

Some would sit in the cute photo spot 
we were arranging where the guests 
would come in!

As Husband finished up for the evening, there 
were still some of these lovelies waiting, 
to become wedding decorations!

We walked around and 
looked at 
the cocktail area, the sign in area, the vow field,
the reception tent (that was still holding on, thank you Lord), 
and the 
paths from one place to another.

We talked about some more special touches 
we could add to make Kelli's day 

......then we decided it was time to 
call it a day!

Next time, Glitterinas, the big day dawns
all bright and shiny!

Until next time,

Thankful for: