Monday, June 27, 2011

Guess What!

At approximately 6:15AM on Saturday, June 25, 2011 Matt proposed to me and, of course, I said yes!

There's the ring! :D

And of course you want to know the story of how it happened:

While on vacation at Ocean City, MD, Matt and I planned to get up early on Saturday morning and watch the sun rise over the ocean. When we got to the beach, we found a lifeguard chair on 29th Street to sit on and watch the sunrise.
Matt popped the question just as the sun went behind a patch of clouds.

Seconds after that, the sun rose higher than the clouds it was behind, shining much brighter than it had been before. We took that as a good omen!
We have been engaged for a little over 48 hours and I could not be happier. I am so excited to spend forever with my other (and better) half! All of our friends and family are so happy and excited for us, and it could not be a better feeling. Riley is also equally excited and can't wait to "get married with Mommy and Matt." He has requested a ring as well. LOL! 
We have decided on Saturday, June 2, 2012 as our wedding day.

Well, I guess I better go start planning my wedding... :p

Monday, June 13, 2011

Success at the Strawberry Fest!

Saturday was a major success for both me and my friend Alison who was raising money for the Philadelphia Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure!

We had a blast meeting new people, raising money, and enjoying all that the annual Strawberry Festival has to offer. Alison ended up making $130 in donations!

Also, congratulations to Amber Choudry for winning the ButterNugget Creations Pink Ribbon picture frame raffle!

We are already looking forward to next year's Strawberry Fest! Thanks to everyone who came out, made a donation, or purchased something from ButterNugget Creations! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Open House/Strawberry Festival

Ok, first the Open House Pictures:

When you first walk in to the house you are in the kitchen. That's where we had all the food and drinks set up.

Then you walk into the dining area. I had my 2 Tier Trays on the table as well as all the hair bows and clips.

Next to the kitchen table, I had a smaller table set up with the Guest Book, Portfolio, Business Cards, and the Crinkly Critters.

And next to the smaller table I had my Picture Frames set up on a large table-top cabinet.

And next to the sofa I had the Coasters set up.

And here is a not-so-flattering picture of me right before everyone came! lol!

I loved the way everything flowed in Lori's house. You walk in and make a big circle through the open kitchen/dining area/living room to see everything. Then you can grab some food and drinks and sit on the couch and mingle.

Thank you again, Lori for everything you did to host the Open House and make it a success! I can't wait to start planning the Holiday Happy Hour with you. :)

And now on to the next one... ;)

"On Saturday, June 11th from 11am-7pm, ButterNugget Creations along with Alison Moore, who is walking the 2011 Philadelphia 3-Day for the Cure, will have a booth at the Strawberry Festival right near the entrance to the Cape Main Beach. We will have the ButterNugget Creations Spring Line as well as a donation area where you can make a donation to the Susan G. Koman 3-Day for the Cure, and maybe even some freebees!"

I hope those of you who live in the area can make it! The Strawberry Festival is a local legend to say the least. It is a great time with great entertainment, food, vendors and crafters. Come for the whole day, or just for an hour; just make sure you stop by our booth before you leave! ;)

You can find more information here, here, and here

The Lazy Days of Summer...

Ahh, summer is here...
Endless days at the pool.
Beach trips.

Here's what we've gotten in to so far:
The pool Matt belongs to (and basically grew up at!) is on property that sits on the Severn River. They are considered a "boat club," but it's not what you think at all. Some people have boats, some don't. We're all just there to have a good time! :) There are some canoes there that you can use, and we have gotten in the habit of taking them out as a family.

We went on our first-ever Family Canoe Ride on the Severn River and into the Severn Run. We saw an Eagle, two Osprey dive into the water and catch fish, some different bugs, and lots of other stuff!

Riley and Matt went to the book store while I got my hair cut one morning. They had a blast reading all the books and terrorizing all the unsuspecting bookstore patrons. ;)

We had another Family Canoe Ride one evening. We explored some of the islands on the Severn River, one which has an old house on it!

Riley went "fishing" with a stick.

 Became an "Indian Baby"

 And posed for some picturesque photos. ;)

On the most recent canoe trip we found 3 arrow heads, and a couple pieces of Native American pottery. And when I say "we" I mean "Matt," he just finds this stuff all the time!

Oh and check out this cute picture of Riley and Gracie! They are growing up way too fast...

Next post: Pictures from the Open House and the latest Craft Fair info! :)