I’m not stupid. But boy I sure have felt less than bright recently. I’ve been doing silly, thoughtless things. In my last post I about burned my house down. In this post, I locked myself out of my house. Without a cell phone. Barefoot. In the pouring rain. At ten o’clock at night.
Chase was out of town last weekend, which meant I was like a teenager with the parents away and the house all to myself. I ordered take-out. I stayed up late. I watched crappy reality TV. I let Scottie sleep in the bed with me. I lived it up.
Since he was gone, I took extra safety precautions and locked the door leading from our garage into our kitchen. We never lock that door. There’s no use. And no, I’m not giving potential armed robbers any ideas. Be warned. We do have an alarm system with the upgraded blow horn that people five miles away can hear.
I decided it would be a great idea to start baking on Sunday night around the time most people are going to sleep. I realized soon after mixing my flour and sugar that I was missing a grocery bag with key ingredients. Without thinking, I walked out of the kitchen door to the car to retrieve the bag, shutting the door behind me. It wasn’t until I went to re-enter the house that I realized what I had done.
You would think I would have my car keys which would contain a key to the front door, right? Well of course this was the weekend I had a rental truck and had placed my regular car keys in my purse which was sitting on the dining room table, next to my phone, above my shoes. Completely useless. I tried unsuccessfully to break into my house. I thought about crying. And then I remembered my in-laws had a spare and since they live only five minutes away, I had no choice but to show up unannounced to get the extra key.
I knew I was going to scare my mother-in-law since it was so late, she was alone and I had no phone to call and warn her that I was coming. I began to seriously worry after she didn’t answer the front door following my repeated knocks and door bell rings. I can’t blame her. If someone would have been ringing my doorbell that late with an unrecognizable vehicle sitting in the driveway, there’s no way I would have taken that risk. It all ended up working out in the end. She didn’t shoot me like I was afraid she was going to when I was creeping around the back of her house. I got the key and got inside my house. Want to know the kicker? I didn’t even get to finish baking because I didn’t leave the missing bag in the car. I left it at Target.
I’ve clearly had my fair share of blonde moments recently but this gorgeous blondie on the blog today had her stuff together when she and her beau married back in March. Seriously, couldn’t these two lovebirds below be models? Amy and Thomas got married on Amy’s family farm and their wedding was incredibly magical. I can’t even begin to list the details but a brief synopsis would include the following: Church pews for the ceremony. Lavender in sheet music cones to toss onto the couple. A custom ceremony backdrop made with book pages. A fireplace with mantle seating area. Bingo Save the Date cards. And my personal favorite – a long head table set for all 75 guests and topped with book centerpieces, porcelain dog figurines and antique forks used as place card holders.
Your eyeballs might pop out of your head after you look at how amazing the pictures are from Brett and Jessica. Those stunning flowers and boutonnieres wrapped in sheet music were designed by none other than Gregg Kennedy with Brides & Bouquets. Belle’s Catering provided an amazing spread of food and the waitstaff even fit the part with their darling bowties and suspenders. And how amazing are those tuscan chairs for the head table? Those beauties and the linens were from Classic Party Rentals. Every detail of this wedding was meticulously planned and I am so beyond grateful to have been able to coordinate such an incredible day for a loving couple who are beautiful both on the outside and inside.
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Family Farm in Willow Springs, North Carolina
Photographer: Brett and Jessica Photography
Caterer: Belle’s Catering
Florist: Brides & Bouquets
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals