I don’t remember exactly how old my black leather jacket is; I can only tell you that I got it before my son was born, so it is at least 12 years old, but you can’t tell by looking at it. That’s because I provide the best leather jacket care possible for this special garment that was given to me by my in-laws.
When my husband and I got married, we had a small ceremony with just 100 guests in his parent’s backyard. We wanted to keep things simple, and one thing we opted to do was to skip having a professional photographer. Instead, we opted to have disposable cameras on each table (keep in mind it was 20 years ago so smartphones weren’t around) and have a few family members use our camera (which was a pretty good one) to take a few specific photos. Looking back, we both wish we’d gone with a professional wedding photographer.
My husband and I hung out as friends for about a year before we started dating. I vividly remember one of our first real dates; he surprised me with tickets to the Community Theatre’s performance of the Wizard of Oz. Apparently, I had expressed my love of the movie at some point, sharing how my sister and I had a tradition of watching the movie on television every year. It was a terrific performance, and I still remember the sweet gesture.
The truth is that I could have easily posted this blog back in July; most offices (and churches and grocery stores and…..) are cold year-round, and so I find that I carry around a cardigan sweater to most places in the summer. But there’s something about being cold in the winter that’s different. Perhaps when it is summer, you can always walk outside and warm up. In the winter, you drive to work in the cold, walk to the office where it’s cold, and work all day inside an office that’s cold.
So, what can you do? Here are a few tips that will hopefully help you survive.
This is the time of year when I complain (a lot) about having nothing to wear. The first problem is that the days start out chilly, and then by the middle of the afternoon, you’re too warm. Then I still have my mother’s voice repeating in my head things like “no white or summer dresses after Labor Day.” But the truth is, there are really no steadfast rules when it comes to fashion, so here are 5 tips to help us all as we transition our wardrobes from warm weather to cooler weather.
A couple months ago, we shared with you a story about a 25-year-old veil that traveled from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Winston-Salem, where Brian disassembled the veil, cleaned it, reassembled it, and shipped it back to Tennessee in time for the final gown fitting and ultimately the big day. The thing we failed to mention in that post, and other posts in fact, was that we do this sort of thing all the time. We’ve had so many requests for wedding
I remember the first time I heard of someone displaying their wedding gown – it was on HGTV. For the life of me I cannot remember the home improvement show, but the newly-married bride wanted a special sitting room designed specifically around her wedding gown that she wanted to showcase on a body form. Immediately this thought popped into my head – how’s the dress going to hold up?
It has happened to all of us. You’re out for a lovely evening and you spill something down the front of your shirt, blouse, dress, what have you, and instinctively, you try some club soda or water, take a napkin, and try to rub it out. But wait – we have some advice; here’s what Shores recommends:
On March 3rd, an employee of my husbands approached him asking if he knew of anyone that could help her with her wedding veil. She wore it 25 years ago on her wedding day, and now her daughter wanted to wear it on her wedding day which was just three months away. The problem was that Lori never had the veil cleaned or preserved after wearing it; she simply stuck it in a plastic bag and stored it away, and now, sadly, the lace and sequins had yellowed to the point that it couldn’t be worn.