• do me a favor,  Shop Talk

    Daily Grommet: Valentine’s Special Giveaway WINNERS!

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    Hello, it’s Bethany here, your friendly neighborhood blog editor! Since SAJ is busy whooping it up at her brother-in-law’s wedding this weekend, she asked me to do a quick guest post to announce the winners of the Daily Grommet Valentine’s giveaway.

    random.org - Daily Grommet - Valentine's drawing

    I used the random sequence generator at random.org and the winners are the 30th and 24th commenters! To save you all the trouble of counting, I’ll tell you that the winner of the Sassy Sauces Sampler is commenter #24, Kim J.! And the winner of the Waters End Valentines Kit is commenter #30, BeachMama! Congratulations, ladies! Email SAJ for information on how to claim your prizes.

  • Bug,  Family Matters,  party party,  travel

    Rehearsal Dinner

    the bride and groom

    We sure had a good time at the rehearsal dinner last night. I always wonder how Bug is going to fit in with the Ponnay side of the family. We don’t see them often, since they all live up north, so I expected some shyness and maybe even some hugging aversion.

    me and Bug

    Obviously, I am a worrywart for no reason because Bug is the most social kid on earth. She was running around poking people I didn’t even know within seconds of arriving. Everyone loved her and of course she ate up all the attention like it was cake for lunch. I think I’m going to have a hard time keeping tabs on her at the wedding today.

    Grandma Mor Mor

    I don’t have many pictures from the rehearsal dinner because it was a pretty low-lit venue and I refuse to use the flash on my camera. I’ll just say we had lovely time with friends and relatives and the food was delicious. I’m sure glad someone let me know that the ravioli had smoked salmon inside because that might have ruined my evening. I cannot stand anything fish-related no matter how smothered it is in cream sauce. It looked tasty but I’ll stick with the chicken cordon bleu, thank you.

    it turns out she doesn't like Shirley Temples

    I wish I had recorded some of the wild and crazy toasts that were bantered around throughout the night. The Ponnays always know how to celebrate and when the alcohol flows so does their flowery language. Don’t worry though, Bug was not drinking. I tried to give her a Shirley Temple but she would have none of that awful stuff with bubbles.

    kissy faces

    I do have pictures of Bug and me getting ready for the rehearsal dinner. I’m so glad I have a daughter. She is so much fun to primp with. Here you can see we are putting on our “lipstick” and practicing our kissy faces that Angella taught us. Neither of us are actually wearing lipstick. I don’t think I even own any. I’m wearing some kind of lip liner smudged on with chap stick and Bug is wearing chap stick with a few remnants of my lip liner. Whatever works, right?

    Ready to go!

    Fierce is all about attitude.

    In a few hours we will be getting ready all over again for the wedding. We are very excited. I’ve heard there will be a craft table for kids (and one taller kid, who would be me) to make valentines to give to the bride and groom. How sweet is that?

    I’ll be back with lots of details!