Saturday, May 4, 2013

PRIMPING THE HOUSE & YARD


I'm hoping to post after the rehearsal so that I don't have to mix that into a post with the wedding, which is Friday.  I hope I'm not boring all of you with this.  A week from now all in Blondie's world will be back to some sense of normalcy.  I hope.  

Have a great weekend! :)

XO,
Jane

67 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Enjoy every moment of this wedding prep/week before/craziness, Jane! It is a special special time. xo

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Whoa girl, if it rains...it pours! Can't believe the shape in which they left your yard...yikes!
I'd send them the bill too.

Love your pretty little dress and a white jean jacket will look perfect.

Sounds like a wonderful wedding is planned....enjoy every minute.

hugs
Sissie

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Whoa girl, if it rains...it pours! Can't believe the shape in which they left your yard...yikes!
I'd send them the bill too.

Love your pretty little dress and a white jean jacket will look perfect.

Sounds like a wonderful wedding is planned....enjoy every minute.

hugs
Sissie

Leslie said...

Gorgeous dress! You dhite case at the top is go oretty. Lots to comment in here.. enjoy planning the wedding, and congrats in NO sugar. That's not easy!! Have fun this weekend;)

Beth said...

The dress is gorgeous and I am sure you will look spectacular. Very sad about your front lawn. I suspect your old lawn service will be up in arms when they get the bill,. ;-)

Pondside said...

Bored? No way! I love the details.
The dress is very pretty and it would look great with straw wedges or with a white strappy sandal. A white jacket or a little white shrug with a bit of a self-ruffle would be nice too.
I hope you're having fun through all this! I'm dying to see the photos from the wedding.

20 North Ora said...

Jane - Sounds like you are in fine shape for the wedding! Your dress for the rehearsal is so cute. Sorry about the lawn. At least, the back yard is okay.

I know you have a crazy week ahead. Enjoy the festivities.

Report to us next weekend.

Judy

Melanie said...

Love your rug! Now you need to show a picture of how it looks in the room as a whole! Also loving your dress...I need one like that for summer. You got it from The Gap, huh? I will have to take a look. And I think straw wedges would be perfect with that dress. Love the pic of your hubs and Abby - they both look great. Your yard...wow, didn't realize it was that bad. What a nightmare. If the company isn't returning your calls and you send them the new bill...good luck! Well, my dear, with all this craziness coming up with the wedding, make sure you take some relaxation time for yourself! xoxo

Susie said...

You are going to be cute in the dress, shoes and jacket, Blonde girl. Good luck with getting the 1st lawn group to pay for the second lawn groups work...I really think if the 1st was worth a fiddler's fart they would have notice grubs..they do owe you. Love the new rug. xoxo,Susie

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

That is going to be a HUGE wedding! :) But Oh, how much fun to have all those friends celebrating with them. Wonderful memories! Love the idea of adding the white jacket to that sweet little sundress. I am SO ready for Spring. Here in OK winter is just not ready to let go.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... love hearing all of the wedding plans, and also love your new rug and Milo!... your dress is darling, and yes, you should get some straw wedges to wear with it!... excited for all of you and can't wait to see the pics... so many happy things this month... Emily's wedding, Mother's Day, alot of birthdays in my family (including ME!)... sunny warms days FINALLY here... life is good!... xoxo Julie Marie

Beth said...

Enjoy this special time with your family. I have never heard of 16 bridesmaids! Emily obviously is a much-loved girl! I like your rug. Looks great! Love your dress too and you have the right idea of how to accessorize it. Have a wonderful week! Can't wait to hear all about it!
xo Beth

Melissa Skidmore said...

Enjoy! Your dress is so pretty! The shoes sound perfect! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Desire Empire said...

Wow that is one big bridal party. Sorry to hear about the grass and congrats on the weight loss.
Carolyn

Linda said...

You are INDEED a busy lady! Love your dress! Your Milo looked like my Lucy lying there on that gorgeous rug!
Pace yourself! Thank you in advance for the great posts we have to look forward to!

podso said...

Wow I've never heard of a wedding party quite that large. What a party they will have! Hope it all goes well and have a wonderful week anticipating after all your hard work. Have fun and savor every moment!

Sarah said...

Jane, love hearing the details about Emily's wedding. Eager to see the photos of the big event. I know it will be beautiful and a special time. Love your blue dress!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

First, I hope the wedding goes just beautifully for ya'll. Can't wait to see the pics from it because I bet it is just over the top awesome. Now, your Milo must be sooo much nicer than my little Sophie, because she thinks that every rug she see's is a gigantic puppy pad, and I will let you guess the rest...hence no beautiful rugs in our house.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I can't wait to see pics of the wedding!! Looking forward to hearing all the details too. :) I know what you mean about LL Bean...their stuff is great, but I hate to have to return something to them.(My kids have had the same LL Bean backpacks for over 8 years!)Loved seeing the cute pic of Milo! Your dress is pretty too. I think it's perfect for a rehearsal dinner. Good luck with your lawn! :)

Olive said...

Glad you got that pretty rug situation straight. I want to treat my yard for grubs because we have moles and they are here because of the grubs. We treat with some sort of bacilli in a spreader then water it in. That is a huge wedding party but kiddos do what they want pretty much. Just think grandkids in a few years, hugs, Olive

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the sundress, Jane! I am going to have to check out Gap and maybe Old Navy for a dress. My son is graduating from college in June and I'm going to need something cool and casual but appropriate for the occasion.

Donna said...

Looks like Milo approves of your new rug, Jane! Wow, I didn't realize that Emily was having such huge wedding! That is alot of attendants! I bet you all are getting very excited. It is finally spring here too, I am so ready for it:)

Cozy Little House said...

Love the dress. I don't have one dress I like. Heavens, I don't think I even own a dress anymore! Good luck with everything. Too bad about the lawn. Companies just don't work like they use too. Love the rug!
Brenda

Low Tide High Style said...

I know you are crazy busy, and I love that dress, it will be perfect for the rehearsal dinner!

xo Kat

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Boy, you covered a lot of ground here, my friend, so let's see if I can respond to everything.

First of all, I can't believe those people trashed your yard. I would call a sod company and have it sodded. Forget the seed. And charge them for that. That is awful that they did this to you. I'm so sorry they put you through this. Grrrrr.

Milo is so cute on that rug, and your husband is so cute with your daughter. Love the new rug. Really great.

Love your dress, and yes, it will be very cute with the shoes you mentioned. The jacket sounds good, too.

Is the wedding already here? Wow!

Not to fear that Emily is the only one with a Disney production wedding. my cousin's daughter did the same thing, and it actually turned out okay with the bridesmaids. She had been in a lot of weddings, and she didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. So, she had about 16 bridesmaids. It was a big church so it filled the front out nicely. LOL It's Emily's big day so she will always remember it as being her dream day come true.

XO,

Sheila

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a pretty dress and wow, that really is a lot of people in the wedding party. Sounds like the wedding planning is done, now for the fun Hugs, Marty

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Too bad about your grass, have you consider sod? That would be instant gratification!!! Not to mention look great!!

The program looks amazing. I can't wait to see some photos!

Daniella said...

Lots of stuff going on at your house!! The wedding will be fabulous, and I can't wait to see the pictures!
A shorkie is half Yorkie, yes. And half Shih Tzu. He is the new designer breed, so I found out when I looked him up. The pet store had a sign that they had them and I had no idea what they were either! But, I wanted to buy a puppy. I feel awful saying that because so many people rescue dogs.But I love him!!
xxDaniella

Stacey said...

Hi Jane. Did you check the dirt in your backyard for grubs? Just dig up a small spot and see if they are in there. It would be odd to have them in the front yard and not the backyard.

Love your sundress. It's more fun to me when it's a little casual like that. Have fun!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jane,
You have a lot going on but fun stuff so I am sure you are excited with the upcoming wedding. I love the sundress it will be adorable. Sorry about your lawn. Wow that is horrible to lose your lawn!!!! Have a great week.
Kris

Kathy Moreland said...

Oh you are so busy! Take care, have fun, and get lots of pix!! Love the rug. Your dress is great too. Have a great week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new rug Jane, it sure looks comfy! Bummer about the front lawn. I'd be upset too but I'm sure it will look great soon. Enjoy this week leading up to the wedding, don't work too hard:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Wow..I can't believe how quickly the wedding is coming!!!
Love your dress for the rehearsal and you will look beautiful in it!
16 bridesmaids...wow!
But she will have some amazing stories to tell about her big day.
And your rug is very pretty!
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I just got a white jean jacket and I love it...perfect choice with that dress. I can't imagine a wedding with 16 attendants! Enjoy every minute...

Rebecca Nelson said...

Hello Miss Jane aka: Blondie...

The dress is PERFECTION and you will look stunning. Everything sounds just wonderful and I know you are going to have so much fun enjoying the day.

Yard...been there!

xoRebecca

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, Where did the year go, it seemed like it was just yesterday that the wedding plans were getting started. I know she is going to be a beautiful bride and I will be looking forward to seeing the pictures of the wedding.
Your yard people was the pits. When they won't return phone calls, you know there is a problem. How many more people did they do this way?
Your dress is so darling and casual looking and I love what you are going to put with it.
I love the new rug. It looks like you could lay on it and take a nap if you wanted.
Enjoy your week and your daughter's wedding. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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

How perfect was it that your playlist was serenading me to "Keep Breathing", while I was reading this post!

I love your new rug and the very fact that you allow your pets to enjoy it's comfort and beauty as well.

Life is such a roller coaster of circumstances and emotions. This week will be a one of best rides yet!

That sweet little blue and white number will be perfect for any future cruising, whether it be land, lake, or the deep blue sea!

Sending my thoughts and prayers for a smooth sail to the alter and beyond!
~withLove!

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

Whoops! alt"a"r! (I must have been thinking of all of the dress "alter"ations on the way to the altar!)
...silly me!
~w/L.

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Awww such a pretty doggie on that gorgeous rug!

Love your boots and that dress is lovely!

When is the wedding? It must be coming up soon!

p.s this fall put down some Milky Spore (it is safe for your dogs) and hopefully it will keep the grubs at bay, which in turn attract the moles/voles. The little varmints! They ruined my back yard.

xo

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

OH... I'd be sooo upset about the yard, but at least things are underway to fix it.

What a HUGE wedding party! I hope the dresses are not every color of the rainbow like they would be in a Disney movie... or are they??

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Enjoy every moment. And, I love your new header.

Fondly,
Glenda

Leslie Harris said...

Hi Jane,
Wow, I stopped by at an exciting time. Looks like you're getting ready for a wedding, I can't wait to hear more. Love your dress.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jane, That is a big wedding party!
I hope Emilie's wedding is everything she dreamed it would be.
Hugs,
Sherry

Theresa said...

I am so excited! I LOVE weddings, my Great-Nephew is getting married in August and they are preparing just like your are! It is so much work but so worth it:) Keep enjoying it as I know you will! Pretty flowers:) Have a blessed and productive week! HUGS to you my friend!

Debby said...

You sound so calm with the weddingso soon. You will look so nice in that dress. When things are planned well you can be calm. it will get crazy the couple of days before but crazy fun. Enjoy it all and have a great fun. Can't wait to hear all about it. Can put some turf down for the wedding. That's sad. You have your house all beautiful and then that happened. But everyone will understand. Have a great wedding.

chateau chic said...

Your rug is beautiful!! I wouldn't be too happy about a yard like yours right in front either.
Wow, it's countdown to the wedding. Please make sure you're able to take it all in and enjoy it!!!!
Mary Alice

Karen Albert said...

Oh all of the activities surrounding the wedding are wonderful. I adore your dress Jane! All of those in the wedding party...the photos will be amazing!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Wow, you have a busy week ahead. Your rug is lovely, lawn, not so much. Oh well, nothing you can do about it... Can not wait to see your pics & make sure you have someone take some of you in that cute dress. AND then the wedding, make sure that there are some pics of you... (I don't think I saw any of you in Kevin's wedding :)
I will be thinking about you ... Have a really fun week... slow down & enjoy it!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I like large wedding parties. I think Emily and Mike are blessed to have so many friends who love them and want to stand-up fro them!

Happy for y'all in the Midwest 'cause winter has come back to the South....in the forties here this morning and we almost FROZE at the horse show over the weekend!

LOVE the area rug, Jane. It's so pretty! I love the creamy white color and the blocks!

Wow, the wedding is almost here! I can't believe it. Time flies.

xo,
RJ

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

You make me laugh! Have a great time at your wedding...you will be a beautiful mother of the bride!

SmilingSally said...

So THE BIG DAY is finally upon us! Weddings are so exciting. This one sounds like the wedding of all weddings with that list! Do remember to take pictures and share.

Enjoy it, Jane!

Oh, I think the dress, jacket, and shoes you mentioned sound perfect.

Carol said...

With all the excitement of the day, I'm sure no one will even notice your front lawn. Your little sundress looks adorable and would be so cute with the jean jacket. I really liked your shoes and those cute floral jeans from you last post, too! It seems like only yesterday, you were just starting to plan this wedding event, and now it's upon you! Try not to freak out and just enjoy yourself!

Balisha said...

Enjoy this time with your daughter...it's a day girls dream about all through their growing up years. Such fun for Mom too! It sounds like your house is going to look just beautiful.....and the dress...so pretty. Be sure to post a picture of yourself...wearing it.
Thanks for all your prayers and concern for our family. I really treasure our online friendship.
Have a wonderful wedding.
Balisha

Lori said...

It is coming down to the wire isn't it! Love that dress and your carpet looks fab-u-lous as well. Enjoy every moment Jane and good luck with the new lawn crew. xo

Chatelaine said...

I think straw sandals will be fantastic with that cute dress.

That's awful about the lawn. We've had alot of problems with finding reliable people for landscaping and snowplowing. And you really can't go without snowplowing.

Hope the wedding goes off without a hitch!

Designing Domesticity said...

Best of luck this coming week. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, liz

Kelly said...

Gosh, can I just say that I'm so glad that I didn't have a girl? LOL! It looks like a ton of work to plan a wedding. I guess thats why my mom hired a wedding planner for mine. I love the cute dress you're going to wear to the rehearsal dinner. I know you must be relieved that the wedding is almost here. Now you can put all of your plans into action. Looking forward to seeing pics from the big day!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My goodness, when this is all done you are going to need a good long getaway with lot's of peace and quiet...

Sounds like a fun time.

Jen

Traci said...

WOW!! I don't know if I could've come up with 16 close friends/family to be in my wedding. HAHA! I love the dress. You can do so much with it.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the dress...any cute sandal as long as it is comfortable would be great. I'm so sorry about your yard. That is how our entire yard looked after the drought, but ours was really just burned and with all this rain, the good thing is our yard is green and lush again. Of course it squishes when we walk!

I love hearing all the wedding stuff, so keep it coming and keep calm!

savvycityfarmer said...

what a fun time in your life!!

family wedding memories !!

I've missed you

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the dress, so cute! Sounds like your are wrapping up the wedding plans and keeping busy at it! Wow, what a big wedding party!

Take care and hope you are enjoying your week.

Jacqueline said...

Jane, what a wonderful time! Have such fun. I can't believe her bridesmaids and groomsmen! I had a hard enough time finding something for 4 to wear.

Your outfit sounds perfect and so easy to use all summer too. Yes, we have been dieting too - it just doesn't want to budge. I am hoping to lose some in the bust - but alas, that is always my last to go....It isn't much fun blogging when you aren't making treats and I spent too much time tonight on Pinterest, pinning goodies - you can tell it is killing me!

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Geneva said...

All the wedding planning will be worth it ... can't wait to see pictures of that beautiful bride.
Always love your posts Jane!
Blessings!
Geneva

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

16 bridesmaids! OMG. Lord help! I've never heard of so many. I do love your dress. It will be perfect. I tried to comment on your pretty tulips last week and it wouldn't bring up this form. They were so pretty...I keep thinking about them. Keep calm and enjoy this week. Soon you can rest!! And it is a sweet rest after a wedding!

Annmarie Pipa said...

enjoy the wedding plans..have FUN!!! everyhting will be great!
we had a contractor do half of our patio and then LEFT!!! my goodness...it was a mess, and took 2 months to find someone to finish it. now I check references!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

So exciting for you Jane! The wedding week is upon you. Congratulations to Emily and her husband-to-be and have a wonderful time celebrating!!