Monday, April 13, 2009

Did he/she surprise you?

Today my fiance had the most beautiful flower arrangement (red roses and stargazer lillies) delivered to me today at work. No birthday or anniversary; his note said just because he loved me. Made my heart melt.

So please respond with any nice stories about how the one you love did something nice and unexpected for you.
Did he/she surprise you?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy FlowersMy husband has done that for me also. We%26#039;re not big on doing things for each other cuz the date says so. I love it! But he will also do things such as show up with pantyhose cuz he heard me say that I just got a run in my last pair (I have to wear them for work). I went to take a bath once and said %26quot;Damn, I%26#039;m out of bubble bath %26quot; and the next day it was in the bathroom. I was complaining about the boxes for the Christmas ornaments being a mess and he brought home plastic boxes made just for storing them. He does stuff like that all the time. It%26#039;s awesome.
Reply:Me and husband had been married for about a year. We own a horse ranch but I also work for the state roads office. So I got up fed the horses and left for work I got home about 5 cooked dinner (I just had a really long bad day) but I had to go feed the horses. I opened the barn doors and there stood a wonderful Tennessee walker (new horse) with a big green bow around his neck (green is my favorite color) and a tag on it said %26quot;your new love, from your first love. Hon, I love you forever and for always. %26quot; It was a great surprise.
Reply:yea my (then) fiance used to do things like that. It used to get the girls at work jealous. He used to have flowers waiting for me when I got off work, deliveries to work almost EVERY day, dinner cooked, house cleaned and then.... after we got married it stopped

Enjoy it now, it usually stops when the good gets going lol
Reply:I wish! I am a romantic at heart, but my fiance is not the doer in our relationship. I do all I can to get him to do more, but he says he doesn%26#039;t know what to do for me. I told him just to do something and not wait for me to make something happen. You are lucky, I would love to get something %26quot;just because%26quot;. Good luck in the relationship, I hope you get all you want.
Reply:I was dating (and still am) a girl in a different state. We didn%26#039;t get to see each other much. I couldn%26#039;t ask her out because I was shy. So, I asked her co-workers if she was single. They said, %26quot;yes.%26quot; I ended-up sending her a nice flower arrangement with a note that said %26quot;A Dozen Flowers for just one date.%26quot; She never called. But, I saw her 1 month later. We%26#039;ve been dating ever since. Another thing I did was sent her a Tiffany pendant (heart that says %26quot;I Love You%26quot;) spur-of-the-moment.

For someone in the past, it was Valentine%26#039;s Day. I told her to be at my place at a certain time in something dressy. I spent that day cooking her a nice meal; shrimp cocktail, citrus salad, filet, mini cake. I used cookie cutters to make everything in heart-shapes (steak included). Hires a violinist and set-up the table next to the window that overlooked the gulf of mexico. We married, had kids and then she turned into an alcoholic and cheater. Throughout the marriage I%26#039;d buy her tiffany and yurman jewlery on a whim (not to metion other things). She found someone with more money that gives her more gifts. I guess I won%26#039;t spoil anyone anymore.
Reply:i drove to work in my old 1990 chevy and drove home in my 2008 hummer!White Teeth

How do I preserve cut bullrushes?

bullrushes (typha sp.) explode and release their seeds. I want to use these bullrushes in a flower arrangement and need to know how to prevent them from releasing seed.
How do I preserve cut bullrushes?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy FlowersThey actually preserve themselves. Cut them and let them dry

naturally in a vase. After they are dry I spray them with hairspray

so far it has worked fine. But use cheap hairspray.
Reply:I spray them with a good dose of hairspray.affiliate reviews

I am llooking on ebay for a glass centerpiece, but i can't remember what they are called. You see them in many

celebrity weddings. They are really, really tall vases in a v shape and they usually have colored water in them or some type of liquid and a big flower arrangement at the top. I found them along time ago on ebay but can%26#039;t remember now. Could someone please tell me the name of these vases and/or find websites with pictures of them. Thanks
I am llooking on ebay for a glass centerpiece, but i can%26#039;t remember what they are called. You see them in many
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy

V vase
Reply:hurricane vase? I don%26#039;t think that is what you%26#039;re thinking of though.
Reply:Thinks is just called a v shape vase!Soles

I need wedding reception ideas for a late June wedding (in 2008) with an American color scheme.?

Off-hand I am thinking of table decorations, favor ideas that revolve around sparklers and flower arrangement ideas off the top of my head.. Plus anything and everything else you guys can think of to make my day special, unique and one of a kind!!!!
I need wedding reception ideas for a late June wedding (in 2008) with an American color scheme.?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy Flowersyou could do a centerpieces of clear glass bowles have blue or red stones at the bottom and a white candle (floating). On the tables you could have different color table clothes One red with blue napkins a blue one with red napkinsandthen have the wedding party table white with red and blue napkins.Here are a cople of ideals for favors a candy or candle . Check the links below

Do check out your local craft store thay might be able to come up with more ideals to.

Good luck.
Reply:Red, white and blue
Reply:Be really delicate in how you include red white and blue. It%26#039;s a great combo. Pick one of those colors and make that your MAIN color. For instance:

Red as the main color: bridesmaids in red, red roses/flowers for decorations, primarily red invites, chocolate favors in red boxes with a white ribbon with your name written in blue.

Use blue and white for hints of color. For instance, your invites can have a red front. Go with a postcard style invite. Put your writing in blue on the back. A photo of you in black and white on the front. Carry red and white flowers down the aisle and have your bouquet tied with blue ribbon. Same goes for your bridesmaides.

Surround your table centerpiece with silver gilttery stars.

Use or red white table lines. If you use red table linens, get white chair covers and use a blue bow tie for them!

Maybe have blue candles coming out of your central display (floral or other). Or, if you prefer have your sparklers protruding out of your central display.

If you really like spraklers, it%26#039;d be neat to have the hotel (or wherever your getting married) put off a hold bunch as you and your new husband go through the doors/entrance to your reception.

Just ideas. Hope they help!
Reply:There are several sites that may help. they have patriotic favors. Table decorations as well as

Consider doing fireworks. I went to a wedding that featured that and quite cool! Go also to 4th of july wedding on Google even though that is not when your wedding is it still offeres alot of ideas such as above mentioned and floral. Much it fun and different! Best of everything!
Reply:Friends of mine got married 4th of July weekend a few years ago. For the reception they had a B-B-Q theme with checkered table clothes and just simple vases with red, white, and blue carnations with silver spirals. The reception was very tasteful. The wedding itself was very elegent with red white and blue flowers. The brides maids wore red dresses. The ring bearer wore a navy blue tux that had shorts. The flower girls wore blue and white dresses. Instead of baskets they carried metal pails with white and red rose petals.
Reply:It all really depends on your location. (Outdoors? Indoors? A large grassy area or a church reception hall?)

For starters, let%26#039;s start with the basics: a theme. You could do the glitzy end of July 4th, with lots of sparkle and kitsch. That%26#039;s fun... if it%26#039;s not overdone. You have to watch out to walk that line for yourself and your guests.

When you say %26quot;American%26quot; color scheme, the first thing that pops into my head is Americana, like East Coast/Pennsylvania style. Not %26quot;country%26quot; but more shabby chic. For this, you%26#039;ll want to consider a deeper crimson red and a navy blue with antiqued country white for colors. Think simple.

For table decorations, consider putting antiqued white wooden elements together with your greenery. A charming wooden birdhouse can be bought cheap at most arts %26amp; crafts stores (Michael%26#039;s; Hobby Lobby; Garden Ridge... sometimes even Wal-Mart) and spray-painted to look antique. Tie an accent colored cranberry ribbon around it for a simple and cost-effective accessory. Sometimes these stores also have church-shaped cut-outs pre-formed for painting.

Alternatively, heart-shaped wooden cut-outs could be spray-antiqued and laid among greenery (I%26#039;m thinking trails of ivy and other green succulents and simple red roses and/or daisies interwoven) either along serving tables or made into circles for wreaths at tables (assuming you do one of the ever-popular hurricane candle table centerpieces). In lieu of the hurricane, though, you should look around your local craft stores and thrift markets for old (or old-looking!) lanterns. They would lend charm and character to any reception table, plus they add the benefit of securing a candle%26#039;s flame.

For centerpieces at dining tables you don%26#039;t want something too tall, or else your guests can%26#039;t see each other to converse when seated at the table. (the aforementioned lantern idea would be a good height to stay under.) You can have a few tall pieces scattered throughout your event space, though (e.g., on the cake tables and Bride%26#039;s table). For those taller centerpieces, it%26#039;s a lovely idea (and one I used in a similar manner at my own English Garden-themed wedding) to take a tall garden bucket (tall enough to hold long-stemmed roses - about 16 to 20 inches height) and fill it with roses. The bucket can retain its natural metal color or be antiqued. For interest, tie ribbons of two varying colors and widths into bows on the handles and let the ribbon ends trail down about 8 inches down the bucket.

I would suggest finding a few Americana-inspired fabrics that you like and using them to layer over your table linens. Making simple squares of fabric to lay under your centerpiece can add depth and convey a theme very effectively, and they%26#039;re very simple to sew (like sewing a napkin - all you have to do is hem). You can dress the edges up with grosgrain ribbon or beads, and it adds a lot of depth.

Another floral option is to take cranberry, ivory, and navy florals and arrange them in stripes (of varying widths) around a styrofoam ball (12 inches or so in diameter would be most dramatic). Then place the ball on the diagonal in the middle of the table and let coordinating ribbons radiate out from it on the table. You could do multiple sizes and group them on a table for a very chic look.

Finally, you could have your departure through a tunnel of fireworks sparklers.... a friend of mine did that, and it was very elegant and made a wonderful picture. Hand out the sparklers and have everyone do a mock-military sword salute tunnel while holding the sparklers up for you and your husband to run under. Don%26#039;t worry, unless you have LOTS of guests, the sparklers probably won%26#039;t hurt your wedding dress.

Best of luck!
Reply:How about red and white striped tableclothes and some blue, star-shaped glitter strewn around? You could name the tables (if there%26#039;s pre-arranged seating) after national monuments of major historical figures. Serve the sort of food you%26#039;d have at a Fourth of July picnic, like potato salad, and grilled chicken.

Whatever you choose, have fun with your theme, but don%26#039;t go too overboard. A few touches will amuse and delight your guests. A few too many will make them wonder if you%26#039;re really taking things

Hi! I need centerpiece ideas for the reception.?

My colors are red, white, and silver. I want to do something inexpensive but different than a plain flower arrangement. Any pictures of real centerpieces?
Hi! I need centerpiece ideas for the reception.?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy FlowersI don%26#039;t have a picture but for my upcoming wedding in October I%26#039;m using a crackled glass looking large mouth bowl that has some sparkle to it with shiny gem rocks on the bottom and floating rose candles burning in the middle - I%26#039;m placing these on flat mirrors to reflect the light and sprinkling rose petals around it - my colors are purple and silver
Reply:Usually the centerpieces are flowers, candles or both. Sometimes certain objects are used if with of the couple has a hobby or the wedding has a theme.

If you do want to use candles make sure to find out if the venue allows an open flame.

Here%26#039;s a couple
Reply:How about a red free standing candle on a white saucer type piece,and then tie a sparkly silver ribbon at the base of the candle.Sometimes simple is best.Good Luck?
Reply:this site has some neat centerpieces that you can customize.
Reply:try going to library.... they have many wedding books and decorating books... congrats and best wishes!hairstyles hair style

Husbands family upset with me? What should I have done in this situation?

My husbands grandmother died, 2nd death for his family in less than a month, we went to the funeral, and then afterwards spent a couple days with his family, as did 6 of his siblings all in their 40%26#039;s or 50%26#039;s, his mom had about 8-10 people crashing at her place for a week, she gave up her bed(their house is 850 sq ft or so) and everything. We stayed in a hotel with our kids because we did not want to impose. While there I accidently overheard a conversation between his mom and her sister, she said she did not know how she was going to have enough food for the rest of the month until the next pension check and ssi check came(she is too proud to get food stamps or anything) no one had brought anything but pies and sweets and had been eating there for almost a week(about 15-20 people were there every meal) so instead of buying agift and flower arrangement we bought groceries

his mom was a bit flustered but thanked us but later several people bit my head off about it was I wrong?
Husbands family upset with me? What should I have done in this situation?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy FlowersThey bit your head off to take the focus off of their own lack of taking care of something that was needed. Forget it because the people who bit your head off are ignorant self centered people whose opinions mean nothing.
Reply:You did a kind and practical deed. Her other family should take a hint and help out more.
Reply:You did what all of them should have been doing. You did a nice thing, do not let them make you feel bad.
Reply:You did the right thing. If anyone was eating off your mother-in-law, then griping about you providing the food in their mouths, that says more about them than it does about you. It is minimal common courtesy to bring food into a household where you are staying and eating. Everyone at her house should have been doing it. My guess is that they were embarrassed that you showed that you had such superior manners to them.

The gift card idea that people gave above is OK, but then she would have had to make time to go get groceries on her own, at a very difficult time. It would not have been as helpful as what you actually did.
Reply:You certainly did the right thing by providing groceries, even though Mom might have been flustered by the gesture.
Reply:Don%26#039;t feel bad at all, what you guys did was right. What did the rest of the family think that the mother survived on, air and pies? And where did they think the food they ate that week came from, the food fairy?

People like these burn my toast. You did the right thing. No one wants to feel as though they are a charity case, but EVERYONE needs help from time to time. Thank God you were there this time. And I think the mother wanted help, or why else would she have mentioned that she was strapped for cash?
Reply:NOTHING you do will make everyone happy, although I am curious as to how %26#039;everyone%26#039; knew what you did?

Perhaps it was not so much the gift, but the way it was done? Perhaps taking her to the store or getting her a gift card would have been more subtle?
Reply:You did the right thing. Those who complained complained out of jealousy. Your gesture made them realize how low and cheap they were so they got upset.
Reply:I think it was a thoughtful gift. Perhaps a gift card for a store that sells both groceries and other things would have been received better- Like target or walmart. But, at the end of the day you showed more consideration than the rest of the family.
Reply:This is a similar situation to what I have encountered with my in laws. You did absolutely the right thing. The other choice would have been to have a family meeting and collect money from everyone for groceries. Who cares what they think?
Reply:I think you did a kind thing, and I think you managed to do it without it seeming too much like charity. It seems like everyone was rude by not buying food for their mother while they were mooching off of her. I would have done the same thing.
Reply:They are mad because your gesture has now highlighted what an ungrateful and selfish group of people they have become.
Reply:I agree with what someone said: they%26#039;re going through a rough time and maybe that%26#039;s why they%26#039;re taking out their negative emotions on someone -- and since you%26#039;re the %26quot;outsider%26quot; you were the perfect target, also because you did something THEY should have done themselves and that got them exposed. No one likes to be exposed in front of their very own MOTHER..... but that%26#039;s THEIR problem. I also think it was incredibly rude to come to YOU and tell you what they thought - if they were jealous, mad or whatever, they should have kept that to themselves. I usually stand up for myself, so I%26#039;d have probably answered in a sarcastic tone: %26quot;well, I%26#039;m sorry but since I didn%26#039;t see anyone doing it MY HUSBAND AND I felt that it was something that would be helpful for everyone... I didn%26#039;t think it was wrong to offer some support to the entire FAMILY (they were gonna eat out of what you bought too, for sure) in this moment of need%26quot;. If you don%26#039;t want to confront them, then I guess it%26#039;s your husband%26#039;s duty to stand up for you and make them stop their BS. I%26#039;m sure that if you had done nothing to help your M-I-L they would have bit your head off about it as well!!! You can never please everyone..... if you did this out of the heart then just ignore everyone%26#039;s remarks...... they don%26#039;t matter, only what you did and how you feel about it.
Reply:What a gem you are! The ones bitchin%26#039; are the ones who have helped scarf down all mom%26#039;s food! You did something extremely kind and unselfish. You should be proud of yourself. I am and I%26#039;m sure the rest of the answers agree. Kudos to you!!!!!!!
Reply:I think what you did was very considerate.

When my father inlaw passed away I spent the three days I was at my mother in laws buying groceries and cooking. She was not financially strapped by any means, but by having food pre-prepared and frozen and the pantry well stock it eliminated the burden on her. She to this day (5 years later) tells everyone that was the single most helpful thing anyone did for her after his death.

The several people who bit your head off were wrong and should apologize.
Reply:As you know, people are always going to find something to b**** about. You have done nothing wrong in this situation. I wouldnt let it get to you. If ANYONE %26quot;bit your head off%26quot; then they were the one%26#039;s that were out of line. You were being thoughtful and responsible. Please don%26#039;t let this get to you. I would let your mother in law know that you were just trying to help, or let your husband tell her, which, I feel is something that he should do. Since it is easier for him to stand up to his family than you trying to stand up to them. They are going through a hard time and sometimes people can try to single others out, especially if they aren%26#039;t in the family.
Reply:That was *very* thoughtful of you! Best wishes.
Reply:Well you did the right thing. Other people could%26#039;ve volunteered chipping in for the groceries, instead of biting your head off. They are jealous because you bought groceries and they didn%26#039;t. This is what I would have done. If I heard the conversation. I would put my coat on and buy healthy nutritious foods. I%26#039;m always the person who makes the first initiative to make things happen.genealogy mormon

Aaadd funny or not?

I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD: Age Activated Attention

Deficit Disorder

This is how it goes…

I decide to wash the car and start toward the garage when I notice

the mail on the table. I figure I might as well go through the mail

before washing the car. I lay my keys down on the desk, sort the

mail and discard the junk mail.

As I discard the junk mail, I see that the garbage can is full. I lay

the bills down on the desk and pick up the trash can. Then I figure

that since I’ll be going near the mailbox while taking out the

trash, I may as well pay these few bills first.

Now where did I put my checkbook? Ah, here it is! Oops, there’s only

one check left. My extra checks are in the other room.

Oh! There’s the soda I was drinking earlier! Hmmm, I guess I’d better

take it out to the kitchen and discard it.

On the way to the kitchen, my flower arrangement catches my eye and

I realize it needs more water. I pour the soda down the sink.
Aaadd funny or not?
FlowersBirthday FlowersSympathy FlowersGreat joke, but alas it comes to us all at some point. 10/10+star.
Reply:i%26#039;m not alone any more!!!
Reply:Hey welcome to my world!!!!

Fantastic, again!

20/10 *

Tink xxx
Reply:HAHAHA !!! LOL! Sounds like the old man named Clem telling his checkers partner, Ray...%26quot;Last night I had sex with a younger woman who said she wanted to stay by my side till death do us part!%26quot; %26amp; Ray says... %26quot;Oh yeh? Well where is she now?%26quot; Clem replies %26quot;I don%26#039;t know, I forgot where I LAID her!%26quot;
Reply:Now this one I can relate to!
Reply:this is so true. that happens to people. i give it a 10/10.
Reply:lmfao! thx for the laughs..;-)
Reply:lol sounds like my day
Reply:Sounds like one of my days!
Reply:Don%26#039;t get this one either, I either need a sense of humour or it%26#039;s just not funny, sorry
Reply:another gd 1 pmsl 10/10

even thou u hv posted it b4 lol x
Reply:haha sounds exactly like my dad! =]
Reply:lol yup welcome to my life! that is so me, only difference being is i get more done as I%26#039;m trying to do everything at once but forget on my way exactly what I%26#039;m doing, but i do other things in it%26#039;s place so at least somethings getting done lol if that makes any sense to you at all. (hope it does) x =)
Reply:oh my god that sounds like me and i%26#039;m only 23!!flower