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Isn’t it all magical?
I was doing my daily “pinning” and came across this…it has been said I have a heart of stone, but this made me tear up, some people in this world make it a magical place and we shouldn’t forget it.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.
A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’
Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.
Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
Imagine having a breast that colour. Magnificent.
I hope you have another lovely weekend. Its meant to rain. I shall mainly be reliving how awesome Harry Potter was…because it will be. Fact. Shall we meet up on Monday for a Potter debrief?
All photos from here
It is with some trepidation that I write this blog post, mainly because it involves money. No one really ever divulges how much their wedding cost therefore most brides will rely on magazines. So when I was flicking through the beautiful pages of a magazine last night, I was confused when getting to the “budget” section. Now obviously they got their information from somewhere. But I was shocked.
According to the budget planner I am on average going to spend £929 on my dress, but by the time I’ve got to the budget I have flicked through all of the glossy images of Ian Stuart, Pronovias, Alfred Angelo and Claire Pettibone. Discrepancies?
I am also on average going to spend £789 on my photographer. Really? For a full day and album? Add another thousand and you are probably more accurate.
I know according to the budget planner that I will spend on average £178 on cake and £401 on flowers. After reading the gorgeous supplement on cakes and flowers that came with the magazine, I think I would be hard pushed to find any of those suppliers that come in at those prices.
Of course, there are some areas of a wedding that brides will prioritise over others, such as shoes or flowers but another bride will happily spend £30 on some sale shoes because they want to spend more on their dress. I get it.
Just be wary when you are reading these budget helpers. Write down how much you can afford, read the magazines and blogs for inspiration then find ways that you can keep within your own budget. Don’t listen to how much you should be spending, don’t over spend to keep up with others and just enjoy your time being engaged and planning.
Am I wrong? Have I been living with wedding blinkers on?
You don’t need to have those awful chair covers you know? It didn’t surprise me that all of the following images are from American weddings (apart from the last). Why are we trailing behind?! From bling to burlap, ruffles to ribbon…try something different.
|Flower Studio – Isle of Man|
Did you all have a lovely weekend? Did you watch the racing AND have a Harry Potter marathon too? Are you excited about Friday? Are you having awful chair backs and are now wishing for some ruffles? It’s never too late!
All images sourced here
A photo not relating to weddings…I find the colours sensational. Although her watermark is terribly obtrusive.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, I hope its migraine free, full of romance and delicious meals a plenty. Its the weekend, live a little!
Sorry for lack of blog post yesterday. I was struck down with a mighty migraine. Those of you that suffer will know that they can put you out for the count for quite sometime and right now I still have that “fuzzy” feeling. Thank goodness for Zomig (if you suffer, get on these – amazing).
Today I bring you paper prettiness from someone I stumbled across on Not On The High Street, then found her on Twitter. I fell for her when I saw the above image, as the lyrics are from one of my favourite songs. Now I know that most people will prefer the Iron and Wine one, however…I like The Postal Service version…don’t judge. For readers hoping for a Linkin Park reference…here you go.
Kyleigh has a background in print and digital design, she is also one of these wonder women who balances work, a husband and motherhood. I hope you enjoyed her paper cuts, she has now ventured in to wedding invites which are featured below. So pretty!