Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day-My Way

I love LOVE.... haha that sounds silly doesn't it? But, I do. My husband is sweet enough to indulge my sappy "love" shenanigans. If that means he has to sit through a sweet love story flick or help me with a silly V-Day craft, he will. Now that is L-O-V-E.

Well this Christmas season flew by, I started decorating the first week of November and started tear down last week... so I had no time to put up a tree. So I decided how fun would it be to enjoy another holiday and decorate for Valentines. So here is a look at my "Love" tree and how you can make your own!

What you need:

Tomato Cage
(that's your base)
Red and white
Lots and Lots...diff sizes. Reds, pink, black, printed, hearts, etc. etc.
Valentine Decor:
V-Day heart ornaments, garland, anything you like.

Where to start:
Attach your lights to the base and start wrapping.

I started with the white lights then finished with the red lights.

Then tie the ribbon and start wrapping.

Continue with all your ribbon.
I used about 15 spools of ribbon.
You can even staple the ribbon around a pole if that is easier.

Add your garland strands.

 Make the topper by wrapping some wire around them..

 Create clusters our of the ornaments..

Add your topper...

Embellish with love notes..

Then embellish your tree with pretties..

Make your dogs pose for photos...

And enjoy your adorable and sweet Valentines Creation :)

-Happy Creating
The Paisley Way

Out Takes:

I did try to VLOG... it was a bit of a disaster.....but here you go anyway. 
Looking pale...sick.... disheveled....oh well...don't care.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A fabulous, pink, 50th Birthday.

The beginning of Fall can be so unpredictable, we were hoping for a sunny evening, but we got rain. As event planners know, there is always a plan B and plan C.... in this case.... we needed them all.

What started as a swanky pool side party, setting the ambiance with 10 foot tall pink glowing crystal columns, got switched up a little and the party turned inside. That wasn't such a bad thing since the home is a historical landmark dating 100 years old. It was romantic to say the least! A fun night. Here are a few iPhone snap shots. (The photographer had a big OOPS with the photos, so this will have to do!)

Entrance to the party.

A fun photo booth, hot pink draping from floor to ceiling with a little bling to top it off. Guests took home a 4x6 print from the party, a fun night!
A special cake to celebrate!

A few simple flower arrangements to top off the pink theme.

Things you can't see.....

The back-lit bar (pink lights of course) with crystal curtain.
Cab tables with hot pink satin linens, tied with black satin sashes, and pined with crystal broaches.
Lovely pave flower arrangements with led lit bases.
Passed, swanky appetizers, including Ahi Tuna, mini empanadas, and my favorite, the tater tots topped with cheese sauce and pico de gallo. The food looked pretty and TASTED good!

We had a wonderful time! Every birthday should be THIS good!

-A 50th Birthday
The Paisley Way

Wright Wedding

A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple. Fall set the backdrop to this romantic day. Check out some of the photos from this event and a few DIY touches.

-The Paisley Way