I love love love wedding cakes, for the designs, taste and orginality. So ladies lets take poll when you were (or are) picking out your wedding cake do you ask the groom for his opinion?....let me guess you don't. Ok..we can tell from the picture that this blushing bride felt the same way. Through the years, the wedding cake has become the focus of a variety of wedding customs and traditions. I was reading that in back in Roman Empire the bride and groom would use a loaf of barley bread, the groom would eat some and break the remaining bread over brides head. Could you imagine this groom breaking this cake over her head. Ladies lets be fair and share that special day, at least let him pick the flavor of the cake! Dia dhuit (means: God be with you in Irish Gaelic I am learning for my trip to Ireland...lol)
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
What is beauty? I know we have heard some say "Beauty is only skin deep" which means that a person can be gorgeous on the the outside but ugly on the inside. Physical attractiveness is about how one looks, whereas beauty includes much more of who a person is their character and integrity. Now, stop for a minute and think about it. When you hear or say the phrase, "She is beautiful," is it made in reference to what is on the outside or the inside? Very sad to know that culture and the media has taken the definition of beauty, and twisted woman and young girls minds into thinking beauty is surface. Woman think they must have the latest and greatest haircut, implants, botox, wrinkle creams etc....Eventually physical beauty will fade over time, but true beauty (virtue) is timeless that will never fade. Let's stop looking on the surface on what we think true beauty is suppose to look like. We are all beautiful woman and all the maybelline, revlon, mac and clinique can't change the beautiful woman of God we are, those products may enhance but true beauty is within. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" (Prov. 31:30).
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Recently some of the brides that I have talked with express that they would love to wear colorful shoes with their gowns! I love the idea....This trend is one of my favorites, it adds that splash of color and unexpectancy. There really aren't any rules these days with bridal attire, your dress and shoes should reflect your taste and comfort. Ivory wedding shoes are the traditional shoes that brides wear, but the modern brides are opting for other colors like the red, and blue satin shoes or something different than the usual white and ivory. Also blue shoes can add a very nice detail to the traditional "something blue". Colorful shoes make a statement. Ok! you are going down the aisle in a coloful peep toe pump gorgeous! But remember the shoes are hidden and not causing a distraction, you would not want the focus to be on your shoes, but that beautiful gown and your fabulous self. Remember it's a surprise under that flowing gown...shhh! until after the ceremony then you can dance the night away in those shoes.
I love the fact the brides are different this makes them unique just be yourself. Once the wedding is over you can dye them another color. So go ahead and shop for that beautiful pair of shoes.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It's that time of the year! vacation.....time start to planning were the family destination will be, when the family will be going. What is the definition of vacation humm? period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel. Sometimes we get so caught up in things we forget that our bodies need rest. My husband and I get excited about vacation if we decide to go away excitement, if we choose to turn our backyard into a retreat excitement! no matter what still vacation...So get your laptops out, Ipads, computer and start formulating. Stop by your local travel agency to get ideas and brochures or just to ask questions. If you are going out of the country, study the country before you go.....my Pastor Tarran taught the congregation that you need to know what is going on. Start making preparation with the family there are many great bargains out their. Last year me and my husband caught the ferry from orient point to Connecticut and drove the remaining trip to Maine. We stayed at a darling B&B this place was great! Just being on the ferry relaxing listening to the ocean getting away was beautiful and refreshing, which also cut most of the driving time. So get off the couch get in motion, get excited.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Diamonds go through so much processing to make them into the beautiful gem today. I was studying and reading that diamonds are created 50 mile below the surface of the earth. The hardest substance known to man, the most popular gemstone of all time, and everybody knows....that diamond's are a girls best friend!.....Imagine the pressure. Imagine the darkness. Imagine the isolation. Imagine the distance from anyone who would ever appreciate the process or even discover that they were there. And all the while, the refining goes on until an outside force declares “That’s enough” and the release and retrieval, the digging of the stones begin.
The master craftsman cuts away the impurities and imperfections and begins the arduous process of faceting, so that at every possible angle of light is reflected. A diamond is cut in the shape you see for one reason...so that all light entering the stone, from any direction, will be transmitted out the top of the stone. This is what makes a diamond brilliant. The final polish produces a diamond as nearly perfect as any jewel on earth and certainly more loved than any other.
And so it is with Christians. Those who suffer the greatest pressure, the most agonizing trials, the severest losses, the battlefield of the mind, and the most debilitating infirmities, are being carefully formed by the One who Himself crafts His saints, His diamonds, the darlings of His care. We are cut, carved, crafted, and polished into the wonderful people of God.....sheer brilliancey.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Recently I went to the beauty parlor and the beautician cut my hair in error, granted she was very busy that day, and the salon was undergoing major renovation. I know that's no excuse but I was a little angry, but laughing and said I just wont go back. But after I got home my husband would not stop laughing saying the back of my hair looks like a math problem very asymmetrical...lol I realized that from that error it bought change, eventually I had to cut the back of my hair very short to match the other side that she cut very uneven, which gave me a cute bob cut. I was not ready for my hair to be that short, but I accepted the change, and liked it! Sometimes we are afraid of change maybe its a new job, lifestyle, appearance whatever. Change is good if we just roll with it, God will work it out in your favor. I am a firm believer that God will not put nothing on me that I can't bear, So if God wants me to change somethings, I will definately listen to his voice. We tend think it's for bad, but God turns it for good. Embrace change and whatever the situation the change will embrace you and you will love it.