Random Words Wednesday

May 23, 2012

During the championship game in the movie "Teen Wolfe," one of the final shots shows Scott's dad coming out of the crowd to congratulate him. There is a fan behind him who stands up to cheer and deliberately exposes himself to the camera.

Looks like he gave movie goers more than a...can...of...beer!

Go ahead...youtube it if you don't believe me!

The Fenwick Wedding

May 20, 2012

Easter weekend, I had the pleasure of not only standing [as the maid of honor] in my friend Nina's wedding, but also getting to do the flowers, and some accessories for the bride/bridesmaids.  Although doing all that while actually having to be a huge part of the actual wedding was trying and hard at times, I am so glad she let me do it!  I'm so happy with how everything turned out!

The wedding color was blue, and she wanted to add some peacock feather accents [which I love]!  I made   all the bridesmaids navy flowers with peacock feathers, and Nina a classic white flower to accent her dress.  I also got the opportunity to add accents to her garter, which I was really excited about!  I LOVE the way it turned out!  I'm definitely adding these to the things that I'll be making on the regular.

For the flowers, she went with a very simple and classic look.  I used white and blue hydrangeas, peonies and billy balls for the arrangements and bouquets.  I love how it all turned out!

I also did two Cherry Blossom arrangement for the actual ceremony.  They later doubled as the as the  arrangements on the family table.  Everything at the wedding turned out beautiful, including the happy bride!  I wish the Fenwicks a happy EVERYTHING!    

Don't forget to follow www.dishwithswish.blogspot.com for all wedding and party updates!

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

May 16, 2012

These words of wisdon are brought to you by my current mood [and Pinterest]...

Crafting Under the Influence: Friendship Bracelets

May 12, 2012

A few months ago, the girls and I started a little "adult" style crafting group that we fondly refer to as "Crafting Under the Influence."  Each month, we take one lazy Saturday afternoon to get together and eat, DRINK and craft at each other's houses.  It's been so much fun and we've crafted so many awesome things, that I decided to do a blog post/tutorial link for each [amazing] think that we craft!  

We've all been super obsessed with stacked bracelets, which can get a little pricey if you don't be careful!  For the month of April, we all got together at Christine's house to make affordable, cute stacked bracelets. Each person brought a tutorial for a bracelet that they really wanted to make and we all shared!  



Here are a couple of tutorials for the bracelets we made:

The DIY Wrap Bracelet

The tutorial I brought came from a blog called "Honestly...WTF."  [Click link to get in on the stack bracelet party!]  

Things you'll need:
44-55 inches* of 1.5mm leather cord
12-15 inches* of brass ball chain or crystal chain
58-72 inches* of waxed linen cord (scroll down in link) [I used just regular friendship bracelet string]
1/4″ brass hex nut [I used a regular button, just make sure before that the leather fits in the button holes]
A pair of scissors

The Friendship Bracelet

The other girls were OBSESSES with friendship bracelets!  The trendis making a BIG comeback this summer, especially with neon.  I'm definitely on board too...I just didn't seem to have the patience of all the other girls.  My ADD really got me on this craft!

They also brought a tutorial from the blog "Honestly...WTF." [Click link to get in on the friendship bracelet fun!]  

Things you'll need:
Embroidery thread
A safety pin or tape
pair of scissors

50 Shades of Grey Trilogy

May 12, 2012

Do you read?!?!

Since I started reading the Fifty Shades trilogy, It seems this is how I start EVERY conversation with every girl I come into contact with.  If you haven't already, now is the time to pick up ALL of the books in this trilogy. Describing them to friends as "deliciously inappropriate," I allowed myself to be totally obsessed and possessed by these books for an entire week.  That's right, I said it...five days, people.  It took me a total of FIVE days to read over 1200 pages of books.   Obsessed is an understatement.

The series started as a Twilight fan fiction and is often described as an adult "Twilight"[have I told you how much I hate all things vampire and wizard related?] which is kind of a downer for me.  Honestly, I'm not really even sure what it is about this book that I love so much, but I do.

I read a lot, and I'm mostly a fan of chic lit type books, but I'm not the girl that you see sitting around reading about Bella and Edward.  In fact, I HATE Bella and Edward, and by the end of these books I DESPISED Anastasia Steele.  I mean this girl doesn't have a mind of her own.  In the beginning of the book she is is described as a "clumsy" [although she trips a total of two times in the entire book] twenty-something virgin that has had no desire or even chance at any sort of sexual experience her whole life...YEAH RIGHT.  Then, my favorite part about her...once she meets Christine, and he opens her eyes to this outrageous world of sexual experience, she is the best at everything she does...YEAH RIGHT!  Not only is she the best at all things sexual, she is a top chef, hair stylist, winner of so you think you can dance and so much more.  These are only a FEW of her many repressed talents. She is just as if not MORE annoying that Bella.

Christian is obviously full of problems, and what girl doesn't like a fixer-uper?  I mean, come on?  all his self-loathing just makes you want to help him overcome all his problems that you will never really fully understand.  He is probably the reason that I loved the book so much.  He's successful, SUPER hot, confident in business and in the bedroom [yet SUPER down on himself] and he basically bank rolls Anna's entire life with no questions.  He literally had me at "Quit your job."  Despite all his good qualities, I would NEVER allow him to boss me around and tell me what to wear and where I could go like Ana did.  That would not have worked.  The thing about Christian is that for evert good quality he had, he also had about ten bad ones. Yet I have to be honest, I still found myself loving him in the end.        

I don't want to give anything about the storyline away, so I only included a short description of the first book in the series. If you want a storyline spoiler, read the "Twilight" series or watch the movie "Pretty Woman."  Yes, "Pretty Woman."  I swear...I watched it after I read the books, and the storyline was SO similar, she was just a hooker.  Christian and Richard Gere's character even have the same jobs!

So without further ado, here's a little teaser to get you excited and ready to read!

"FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires."

With summer on it's way, every girl needs a good beach read, and these books are perfect!  They are not great works of literature by any means [get ready to hear the SAME description words OVER and OVER] but they are fun to read.  So just take them for what they are and have a good summer read!

Let me know what you think!  I'm interested to hear other people experience and perspective of the books.  CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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