Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wedding Hankie

This past weekend was the first Tiny Dancer Wedding! I have been close friends with this close group of girls since middle school. In high school we all made the dance team hence the name, Tiny Dancers. In order to bond us even closer together I started a new tradition that will be passed around for years to come.

Announcing the Wedding Hankie. 

I found this vintage (and gorgeous) handkerchief at a local store and embroidered the Bride and Grooms name and wedding date (in their wedding colors). I presented it to the bride at the bridal luncheon with all the Tiny Dancers present. The bride was instructed to pin it under her wedding dress and then pass it along to the next Tiny Dancer at her wedding with the next wedding date embroidered. In the end all of the Tiny Dancers will have carried the hankie on her wedding day with everyones names/dates embroidered. The sentiment brought tiny little tiny dancer tears to the corners of our eyes but it was our mothers who couldn't keep it together.





Who gets it in the end?

Our plan is to force all of our children to become friends and it will then be passed along to the first of our daughters to carry on her wedding day. 

Do you have traditions among your group of friends?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New love of my life

You know what else Im really in to? 

Cheese Fries. 



I cant get enough. Last night I dreamt about eating cheese fries. 
I have written a little note to my current and long term love, the cheeseburger. 

Dear Cheeseburgers,
I know it was love at first taste between us. 
You are one I look forward to seeing everyday. 
I miss you during days apart.  
You know I will always love you
but
 If I were you I'd watch out.
You might quickly be replaced by these 
cheesy
 melt in your mouth
 pretty please
 with bacon on top 
pommes frites

In order to stay number one on my list..try adding bacon to your party. It might help. 

xoxo
la beast

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baseball


Ive been trying to like the sport of baseball for YEARS. I mean.... I like the idea of baseball. Going to the ballpark, eating peanuts, and socializing with friends. I even like little boys in baseball uniforms and will DEFINITELY force my athletic tykes to jump on that bandwagon... but as for the sport itself...well it just bores me. It can go hours without a score. It takes fortyleven years for a play to even happen!

Each summer I say to myself  "By the end of the summer you WILL be a baseball fan". Disappointment annually sets in as I pass another season not an becoming avid fan.

Well. Its finally happened.

Im really in to baseball at the moment. Like really in to it.

I will credit my new found love of the game solely to my sport-loving and recent surgery victim boyfriend of mine. Last week he was bed ridden, post-op, and the only option was the College World Series. I was not initially excited for a week of only baseball games but it helps to have a boyfriend who has the answers to all my questions and knows all the stats and information of almost every team and every player.

This College World Series isn't just any old College World Series for boyfriend. His alma mater, University of South Carolina, entered into the series to defend the title they won last year. And they've made it to the finals again this year. Last night was game 1 of the 3 game series against Florida. I was on the edge of my seat- something new for la beast. So thank you Gamecocks and thank you boy for igniting my new love of baseball.

Lets GO COCKS!! (sorry la gentleman)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sayonara

Friends,

I am no longer an Austinite.

This post has taken me several weeks to write due to denial. The 2.5 years I was there were the most important years of my 25 this far. I moved there alone to start a new life. I learned to navigate a new city, make new friends when I knew no one, start my first job, and most importantly rely solely on Him to develop, create and guide me to be the independent young woman I am today. The personal growth during my time there is incomparable.

I had fun as a single 20 something bolting around the greatest city in the world conquering life as it was thrown at me each day. Austin taught me to live and for that I will always be thankful. I will miss my wonderful job, the family I made, my church, town lake and all of the live music :)

What's that saying? With every closed door another one opens? The story may be closing in Austin for now but I couldn't be happier to see what this next chapter brings me. I mean.... Gods involved so it's gotta be good right?! I'm back in Dallas and now close to family, friends and of course boy. :) AND pearl girl will be my little slice of Austin here in Dallas.

As sentimental as I am, I'm just as excited to share my new adventures with you! But for now heres a tribute to my time in Austin




x
labeast

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Frames

What's better than cheeseburgers and James Morrison combined?
Having time to do art projects!

For this project you will need

  • a cheap frame 
  • screening (this is the kind i used)
  • scissors
  • staple gun

Step 1: Find a frame. I found my frames at goodwill for under 2 bucks a piece

Step 2: Place the frame on the screening to use as a template. Cut around the frame leaving about an inch or so on all four sides


Step 3: Use the staple gun to attach the screening to the inside of the frame. Start with all four corners. Make sure to PULL TIGHT when stapling.

Step 4: Cut off the extra screen.

Step 5: Hang on the wall



Now your jewelry is a piece of art :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Oh. hello.

Remember me? 
my extended absence might not have affected you as much as it has me but i've been dying to get back to blogger. i have so much to tell you, friends! 
stay tuned....