Monday, March 18, 2013

A QUICK SHOWER & A HAIRDO


I'm happy to announce that I found my dress for the wedding.  Yes, now you won't have to hear me lamenting on and on in future posts about not being able to find a "mother of the bride" dress. I went with Emily for her final fitting at the bridal shop last week and while perusing the gowns, I fell in love with three.  I really loved them all equally but the first two were not available for some reason.  So I picked out a silky plum sort of wrap around full length dress with 3/4 inch sleeves and some rusching (sp?) here and there.  Unfortunately, the dresses there were all in sizes 10 and 12, so I couldn't try it on.  Don't get me going about all these dresses on display being in a size fit for a Barbie doll.  I couldn't fit one leg in if I tried.  So I was measured and the dress should be in in about a week.  Oh yeah, it has a little silver brooch type piece at the side of the waist so I'm going to be on the hunt for some silver sparkly shoes and a clutch.  Can you say relieved?

Seems like we are all on board for Emily' shower next Saturday; cupcakes and flowers ordered and just one simple little project to do some time this week.  The poor girl is just spread so thin...between working a full time job, getting ready to close on their new house, the shower and the bachelorette party (a big vineyard tour/wine tasting event in Michigan)I just don't know how she keeps her head on straight.

Well, that's all I have for today.  Did you have your corned beef and cabbage yesterday?  Ours turned out great.  Corned beef and turkey should be something we have more often during the year...just pop it in the oven and take a 4 hour nap.  Oops, did I just give away what I did yesterday?!

Have a great week, Everybody!

66 comments:

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Katie's wedding and goings on sound like a blast. My favorite place in the world is Co. Cork Ireland. What a dream for her to be married there. My husband and I renewed our vows there once. I hope to get over there again this year. I'm sure your dress will be beautiful. I hope you post your pics. Blessings!

Susie said...

Blondie, I love your beautiful hair !!! I am just like you...I would have put dessert on the same plate too.LOL especially if it's something I like. I cut back on the food to have dessert.LOL
An Irish wedding..oh what fun. xoxo,Susie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your hair looks beautiful! And the dress sounds beautiful too. Sounds like everything is coming together nicely!

Karen said...

Your hair looks awesome!!! WOW, you did THAT??... I say it's a winner for the wedding - and every day that you feel like doing it!

Barbara F. said...

Jane, what a fun filled exciting post......first, your hair looks gorgeous, love that you did it yourself 1-2-3. So glad you found the dress and can now get the accessories and breathe a sigh of relief!! Looking forward to shower pics, etc. xo

SmilingSally said...

Three words describe your hair:
1. Gore
2. Gee
3. Ous

Love it!

Kathy Moreland said...

Love your hair! Can't wait to see your dress. It sounds lovely!

Traci said...

Yum!!! The sweets look delicious! I LOVE shower food!! Your hair looks fabulous!!!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful shower that was and the food looks wonderful. I LOVE your hair-it will be beautiful for the wedding. I am so glad you found your dress. That is always a good thing to get out of the way...now you can relax a bit- Blessings- xo Diana

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You have such exciting stuff going on and so much to look forward to. Enjoy every single minute!

Leslie said...

Wow! You are one busy lady:) The shower looked like lots of fun snd you have another to look forward to . It does seem like weddings are so comprehensive these days! You hair looks amazing!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jane, looks like a wonderful time, yummy food, love me some cupcakes......Love your hair, looks great, happy you found a dress to, always hard to find one it seems.....wonderful post, Blessings Francine.

Theresa said...

I love weddings and showers:) SO happy that you found the perfect dress AND YOUR HAIR IS GORGEOUS!!!! Enjoy every minute of ALL of this! I know that Emily will be a beautiful bride! HUGS!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hurray! I could see to post to you today. It's at the BOTTOM of the posts, and this time it was in the light grey area. So I could see it on this IPAD.

Your hair = gorgeous. Perfect. Love that look. I look forward to seeing your dress, too, Janie.

Love you, my friend...

XO,

Sheila

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your hair looks gorgeous!! Glad you found the perfect dress. It sounds really pretty! Hope all goes well with the shower this weekend!

Terra said...

I can see that weddings are in the air for your family and friends. How thrilling to be married in Ireland in an old church. Your hair looks pretty in your new curled style.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

The food at the shower looks AWESOME!

Your hair is gorgeous and I cannot WAIT to see your dress!

I looove weddings! You must be so excited!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your hair that way Jane, so pretty and perfect a wedding!
I know you will look gorgeous!
Busy time coming up, but sounds so fun too!
Hugs to you and hi to Alan,
Cindy

Kathleen Grace said...

Yay for finding the dress! That's one big thing to checkoff your list:>) Your hair is gorgeous curled like that!
Yes, we had the corned beef & cabbage, but I put mine in a crockpot with cabbage, carrots and potatoes. So good.

Laurie said...

sounds like everything is falling in place, what a beautiful hair doo!

Lori said...

Woohoo for finding your dress ~ what a relief to get that off your to do list. Love the hair too and you did it yourself ~ who are you and what have you done with Jane??!! lol I would love to attend a true Irish wedding ~ what a trip would that be. Have a great week.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... a wedding in Ireland, how exciting!... and soon your Emily will be married too... LOVE your hair!!! I want mine to go like that, I am going to give it a try!... so happy you found the perfect dress, you will look stunning!... yes, we had our traditional corned beef, cabbage, new potatoes and Irish coffee yesterday... Jack is Irish so we celebrate big... sending much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Town and Country Gals said...

Jane,
the food looks tasty! Your hair looks amazing, it will be gorgeous for the wedding! What a weight off finding the dress! I have that chore coming up soon and am not looking forward to it. My daughter is getting married in October and dress shoping is one of the things I dread most!
Rebecca

Beth said...

The desserts look delicious!!

You have beautiful hair!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane! I cannot believe that I missed your new paint post! It looks amazing! Your mantle looks fabulous with the "B" for your beautiful last name!

Your hair. It's beautiful! Nice jog on the beach curls!

I have been to Ireland. That wedding will be magic!

Eat dessert first!
~Lynne
w/L.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Whoops!
TYPO!
Nice "JOB" on the beach curls!
w/L.

Melanie said...

First of all, you crack me up. I love your sense of humor. Secondly, your hair is GORGEOUS. I am having serious hair envy over here, lol. I am so glad you found a dress and it sounds so pretty...the plum color will be beautiful with your blonde hair.

Tricia said...

Your hair looks sooo beautiful!! I wish mine would hold curls like that. Your dress sure sounds pretty too :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh your hair is beautiful. The days of my long hair are gone....but, it is what it is....you will look beautiful!

Charlene said...

LOVE your hair!!! How beautiful! I know you are getting excited about the up coming wedding. Enjoy every minute! HUGS!
Charlene

Linda said...

I am going to have corned beef next year! And Irish soda bread! I will get a normal life back in the near future! Until then - I will just watch and read all about YOURS!!!

April said...

Your hair is gorgeous! WOW! You will definitely be turning plenty of heads at the wedding. Wish I could pull off long hair, but it just doesn't suit me well being that I'm only 4'11". Your dress sounds so pretty! What a wonderful, bittersweet time!

Knitty said...

Congratulations on finding your dress! Your hair looks great like that.

Our corned beef dinner was even easier than yours. Hubby doesn't care for traditional hot corned beef and cabbage but likes a sandwich offered at our favorite deli. The deli is closed on Sundays so I worked hard (wink) at making corned beef, Swiss, Thousand Island dressing and cole slaw on rye sandwiches.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Our daughter's wedding is in two months and I haven't even started looking for my dress. YIKES.

Fondly,
Glenda

Debbie said...

So glad you found your dress, Jane!!
I have three daughters, so I know how finding the right dress weighs heavy on your heart.
Your hair looks lovely! and you did it all by yourself! great job!!!
Your little girl sounds like a remarkable person....must take after her mom.
Have a great week, sweetie.
xo

Olive said...

Your HAIR is gorgeous. I have not had hair like that since I was 30. I am glad you got your dress. I am helping a friend whose son is getting married this summer find her dress. She hates to shop and I am determined to make it fun for her. hugs, olive

Babs said...

Look at all that yummy food! Showers are so much fun. As for MOB/MOG dresses, don't get me started. :)
Your dress sounds really pretty. Glad you found one you love.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane your hair looks FABULOUS!!

Evi said...

your hair turned out lovely!!!!!
Wish I had a golden mane. Oh, and the deserts..... I am with you, what you got, you got! It all looked scrumptious.
Boy, you must be really happy to have found a gown. I remember the looking and looking, and the fear of not finding the right thing.
Have fun planning. It will be over too soon, which is a good and a bad thing....
Hugs, Evi

Balisha said...

I have to agree with everyone else...what pretty hair you have....and next the desserts...I would have to hold back and not try them all...wonderful selection.
Balisha

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

We have a family wedding in a couple of months too. I admire people who keep it simple. Young folks are so busy these days and there can be so much pressure! Forget about the money question. Wow! I'm afraid I'm being negative! Sorry! But how wonderful to have a wedding in Ireland! And I love your hair!

Susan said...

How fun Jane! Sounds like a lovely shower and WOW - you're hair! I absolutely love those golden curls, lucky girl. You will look fabulous at Emily's wedding - the dress sounds so pretty, too. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lots of showers going on right now. The mini cupcakes look yummy. And I really like sangria -- depends on the wine you use on how sweet it is. I much prefer it to be dry as I don't like sweet wines. Your hair looks lovely. Congrats on finding a dress. One less thing to worry about. Send me on a wine tasting/tour and I would forget about everything else. That's all I would really need to make me happy. ha! Best wishes, Tammy

Rebecca said...

Hi Jane
My you have a busy schedule these days, such wonderful celebrations! You must be so excited for the wedding and it sounds like you are right on top of things. Love the hair!!! Beautiful.
I hope this weather starts cooperating a little better and warms up for all your festivities.
Blessings
Rebecca

Beth said...

Jane, Your hair is just beautiful! It looks so thick and healthy. I'm blonde too, courtesy of highlights, and over the last two haircuts I lost 7 or 8 inches...it's shoulder length now...I'm kind of missing it but it will grow back. Katie's wedding location sounds great! Glad you found your dress for Emily's wedding. You all have been very busy indeed!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

What a whirlwind of activity at your place! I have tried to comment on here twice with my ipad and for some reason my comments wouldn't post. Don't want to type all of that again, so I will just say I enjoyed your post! and your beautiful hair!

Monica said...

Love, LOVE your hair! I want to try with mine too!
I'm sure you'll be divine!
Thanks for always being there for me!
xoxo

Mary said...

Beautiful post Jane - and your hair looks gorgeous! Bob's sorry he missed your corned beef and cabbage - I felt guilty not making it for him but as you know I don't do meat!!!!!

Happy Spring dear - know it will be a busy one for you all.

Hugs - Mary

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Love the hair -- so pretty and soft. And getting dessert first? Just thinking ahead!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Can't wait to see your dress and your hair is so pretty. Hope your week has been going well :-)

xinex said...

Love your hair and the gown sounds nice. Can't wait to see it, Janie. How exciting to have Emily's shower next week. I know it will be perfect...Christine

Sue said...

Janie, I had my corned beef and cabbage, and potatoes- yes indeed! A good Irish family, we are! wow- is your hair long, girl! Amazing! I am attempting a grow-out, but it takes a year to get even 5 inches~ Dessert always goes on my plate- yes I am worried I won't get it when I go back. How come nobody else thinks smart like us?! LOL hugs, Sue

June said...

You, my dear deserve a nap with all you have to do! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hair gorgeous!!!!!! That will be a perfect way to wear it for the big day!
many hugs from here...

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh wow, you hair looks gorg Jane! Sounds like an exciting time for you Jane.

bj said...

Your hair is ADORABLE...I love it and you are going to be so pretty..in a new dress, new hair-do, new shoes...oh, my....please have someoone take your picture so we can see. :))
We had an uncle that ALWAYS ate his dessert first...said he was afraid he'd get too full and couldn't have room for it. hahhaaa...he was sooo my kind of man.
xoxo

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Your hair is gorgeous! I didn't realize it was that long! Mine is short...has been for years. I kept trying to grow it back, but it is so thick that it just looked terrible when it hit below my ears..like the Dutch Boy on the paint can. My hairdresser finally said that she refused to let me try again. When mine was long (and very blonde) in high school and college, I would put a ponytail on top of my head and stick in electric rollers to get that all over curled look.

Between You and Me said...

beautiful hair...I think that would be gorgeous for her wedding!

Zuzu said...

I love your hair, Jane. I just this week decided I was going to grow mine back out with curls. :)
So exciting getting ready for a wedding - looking forward to more.
Hugs,
Zuzu

Mary said...

Your hair looks amazing Jane. The wedding sounds like it will be fun!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Your hair looks gorgeous! It looks professionally done. I just got my hair cut, a lot, and now after swing your's wish it was still long! I have Frozen Shoulder and can't raise my arm to do my hair so I thought I'd ether cut it. It's still below my shoulders but seems really short after having long hair for so long.
Congrats on finding a dress! It sounds lovely; can't wait to see the photos!
Thank you for your sweet words earlier, you made my day!
Jennifer:)

Kim said...

How exciting!! A true Irish wedding! My hubs is 100% Irish and his family is a hoot! We always have so much fun at family gatherings.
Your hair is just gorge!!
xoxo,
Kim

Stacey said...

Your hair!! Wow it's beautiful and I'm so jealous. :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Exciting times for you all Jane. It's a relief when your outfit is sorted isn't it ? When our son got married, I found a skirt in Florence about 3 months before the big day !!!!
....and, your hair looks beautiful. You will be such a lovely mother-of-the-bride. XXXX

Lady Katherine said...

Hello, been a while! Loved seeing your plate, lol desert don't blame you. Your hair is lovely, the dress sounds amazing! Can't wait to see photos.

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

So jealous of that hair! ;) The desserts looked divine too!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your hair is so pretty!