Monday, March 23, 2015

Quote of the Week

"I'm very much down to earth. Just not this earth."  Karl Lagerfeld

Monday, March 09, 2015

Quote of the Week

"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion. Edgar Allen Poe

Monday, March 02, 2015

Quote of the Week

"A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and good conscience. Sydney Smith

Monday, February 23, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Believe there is a great power silently working for good."
Beatrix Potter

Monday, February 16, 2015

Quote of the Week

"You're only given a little spark of madness. Don't lose it."             Robin Williams

Friday, February 13, 2015

Our Wedding 2.4.3.

On Wednesday, February 4 @ 3 o'clock, we got married at the beautiful Parkside Mansion in Denver!
The mansion was a perfect setting for us...
the time period, d├ęcor and color palette all matched perfectly with our 'whole deal' as Giant would say lol!
Our photographer was great too, we had a lot of fun taking pix all over the manse ;)!
The wedding officiant had a hard time not calling Kyle 'Cody' because she thought he looked like Buffalo Bill lol...actually, Giant is much handsomer than Wild Bill Cody!
We had the ceremony in the parlor, another perfectly schemed room! We never even saw the venue; we just booked it and hoped for the best-we were really lucky!
And I am so happy I got so many great pix to frame and scrapbook!
We had our rings made by our jeweler Dave, who owns Rocky Mountain Jewelry in Ridgway CO. He's custom made us several amazing pieces with elk ivory over the years and we love our wedding rings too!
After the officiant read the vows we wrote, Kyle was immediately back into form, pontificating and being generally hilarious lol! We took a few more pix, then...
We headed to the Brown Palace Hotel!
 The Brown is so beautiful and historic; when we were there for Christmas a few years ago, we went on a tour of the hotel that was amazing; if you ever get the chance, take the tour!
The Brown features two escalators; the same amount of escalators as there are in our entire home state of Wyoming!
After we checked in, we went to the Ships Tavern and had a drinks and hors d'oeuvres-we hadn't eaten all day and we were starving!
After relaxing for a while, we went out for our wedding supper to Elways Downtown. Our table was decorated with a red rose, rose petals and a 'happy honeymoon' note, so sweet! They also gave us a tin of Elways seasoning-it's delish!
We had a fabulous supper of steak, lobster and scallops. They treated us to two desserts on the house; an amazing cobbler and a chocolate decadence cake-yum!
The next morning we went to the coffee shop at the Brown to get beverages for the ride home. I hate coffee and never drink it, so I never have the to-go coffee cups everyone else has, so I felt pretty fancy with my Chai Tea Latte to-go cup, so I had to Instagram a pic of it. When I asked Kyle how I should caption the pic he said, and I quote, "Here I am with a fancy grown up coffee and a wedding ring. Suck it bitches!" My husband is hilarious lol!
We had our cake delivered to the Brown, but after two desserts, we just couldn't eat more sweets that night...
so we had to wait until the next day when we got home to taste it! It was a red velvet with chocolate ganche filling and butter cream frosting, and it was so, so delicious!
and on Friday, we went and got wedding tattoos! We got the latitude/longitude of the old Cheyenne City Jail, where our first date ended almost 30 years ago!
I have Kyle the Happily Ever After flask for his wedding present, and he gave me an antique book filled given to his great-grandmother at her wedding shower. I'll do a whole post on the book later, it is filled with advise on being a married women written by her family and friends. It is an amazing and one-of-a-kind gift, I treasure it! For all of you who asked, I found the rusty ampersand marquee sign a while ago, and thought it would be a perfect wedding/picture prop. My hairpiece was a vintage one found at an antique store that I altered a little with pearls and crystals. I found the bouquet and boutonniere on Etsy; I personalized them with a few white peacock feathers. We ordered the Day of the Dead steampunk cake topper from Amazon.
And my old, new, borrowed, blue. The cameo is vintage, Kyle gave it to me for my birthday last year. The pearls are new, Kyle gave me an earring, necklace, bracelet set for Christmas this year; they were perfect for my outfit. The brass and silver bracelet was my borrowed; It was my dads bracelet, he wore it all the time because he thought it helped the arthritis in his knees. When he died, his wife gave it to Kyle, so I borrowed it from him, and the blue is my fingernail polish!

Everything turned out perfectly, from the ceremony, to the hotel, to our wedding supper, to the cake, accessories and photos; and we couldn't be happier!

Thanx again to everyone for all the well-wishes, they are much appreciated! happytrails!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 47 and 48

We had so much fun delivering all the turkeys we raised! We got to go out to supper with friends and deliver more turkeys to a country market! This layout is all about the fall colors in the doily, flowers, washi tape, sequins, clock faces and crystals!
A few highlights of our adding the Instagram prints-those little pics can tell a big story! Doilies, burlap and a bottle cap add to this layout...
and here it is with the flap up so you can see the ephemera and read the journaling!
All about that Deets in this layout...and specifically his feets lol! simple layout for a simply guy lol!
Lots of journaling and a few simple accents finish this layout...almost to the finish line scrapping 2014! Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Reader, I married him."

Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 44 & 45

More Elk Camp! Simple layout with journaling and pix taking center stage!
Love this Tim Holtz paper, don't need much embellishment, he did it all for me lol! We smuggled Deets into our hotel room in Ouray-he actually looks like he knows he's not supposed to be there lol! Some stamping and journaling finish this layout!
Home again, home again, jiggety-jig! I wanted some color after all the fall palette, so color it is for this layout! Random bits and pieces to accessorize these cute pix of the 'big dogs' playing!
All about peafowl colors in this layout! Vintage paper, flowers and crystals on this page about finally naming all the peafowl! Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

2014 Week by Week-weeks 42 & 43

Wow, I already can't believe Deets was ever that tiny...good thing I scrapbooked it for proof lol! I used rub-on letters to write his name on a label, added flowers, a banner, a dog silhouette standing on a metal label holder with the word 'woof' and star brads to frame this too adorable pic!
More pix of tiny baby Deets, so cute! Vellum ephemera, some washi tape and journaling complete this layout.
Back to Ouray and Elk Camp! I added a large tab with stickers to  commemorate Halloween with journaling on the other side...
with Instagram pix of our trip underneath it. I crossed out the 'a' in the "Happy Haunting" sticker, so it reads "Happy Hunting" since we're on our way to Elk Camp lol!
And GreatWhiteHuntingGuide is in his element lol!  A few pix of camp, and the journey home along with stickers and a paper banner finish this layout. Until next time, happy haunting, hunting and scrapping & happytrails!