Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pink 'Good Health' Saturday

For this Pink Saturday, I thought I would show off a book that I noticed at the local library the other day....."Good Health Magic" by Gill Farrer-Halls.

I actually kept looking at it and then kept adding it back to the shelf. However, that bright, vintage art cover kept starring back at me and calling my name. I then finally decided to take it home with me to really look at it. The vintage style of the cover and other pages really caught my eye. What also caught my attention, was the actual contents within it's pages: the focus of many of the timeless remedies that our grandmothers and mothers knew about and knew when to use them (when we were home from school because we did not feel well). It also has info in it about natural cleaning supplies (something different from the chemical-laden stuff that we would normally use).

It is truly amazing that many herbal, homeopathic and "kitchen"remedies have been passed through the many countless generations and are still being used today. This is one topic that I really enjoy exploring. I really enjoy learning about the many herbs and their uses....the many plants and other natural substances that were created to help us heal and live a more healthful life.
Hope that all of you are having a grande and 'healthful' Pink Saturday! Stroll on over to Beverly's at 'How Sweet the Sound' (remember to look for the November 22nd link) to discover other pink joy.

Thanks for stopping by to visit me :)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pink Nashville Saturday, Part 2

Welcome to the continuation of my pink adventure!

OK, as you will see, not everything posted will be pink, but you will find pink here that is for sure :)

During the ceremony in the garden, the pastor passes the ribbon-tied rings amongst the attendees. Everyone is to say a little prayer or blessing upon them.....
So, after the exchanging of rings and the saying of vows, we all head off to the reception site in downtown Nashville. It was really crowded in that area due to a Rascal Flats concert going on. We then escape the crowds neat the entrance and go up an elevator to the 4th floor of a building to the Aerial.

Everything was all set up and ready for a wonderful evening of celebration. After looking about and (filling up my buffet plate), I noticed a nice pink rose in a very unique vase on one of the tables.....
On the wall, a lit up poem also caught my sweet!
After dinner, it was time to cut the cake....or I should say to take a cupcake. I picked up a very pretty red velvet cake one with cream cheese icing on yummy!

As the night was coming down to a close, my cousin and her new hubby came by every table to greet everyone. While Michael was at another table, I was able to chat with my cousin for a bit....
Tim and I then departed with some of the family to head back to our hotel.

You would think the wedding festivities stop here, but they continue on for part of another day....on to the family softball game at Greer Stadium (the home of the Nashville Sounds)! My cousin worked there, once upon a time. It was a time of no formal score taking or rules...just pure family fun :)

Tim, my dad and myself head off to the game that Saturday afternoon. We did not play since they had so many people that formed up the two teams, but it was really fun being the spectators. While talking with my family, my 2nd cousin, Ryann was sitting right next to me and was running about and playing along with her little sister, Brayden.

She let me guard over her pretty pink sweater.....
Yup, no need to adjust your monitors...I took the picture I was sitting in the stands.

After leaving the ballgame, it was off to visit with some friends of ours that live in the area.

On Sunday, it was a long trip back but it was wonderful to be safely home.

After reading my pink post, please stop How Sweet the Sound (look under the November 8th link)by some other Pink Saturday bloggers for more pink fun!
thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pink Nashville Saturday...Part 1

As you all know, I traveled to Nashville for my cousin Jenna's wedding. Here are some pinks that I found along the way....Stay tuned for Part 2 next Saturday!

During our way down, we stopped at two wineries, both in Tennessee. The 1st one was called Sumner Crest. They were a very unique in the fact they had old antique cars inside the winery. They also had very pretty glass and chandeliers. I fell in love with this swirly glass pattern of some wine goblets. Tho I could not afford the majority of these delicate pretties, I was able to experience the great wine and took some home with me - Muscadine (a type of grape variety well known in the southern states) and a great blackberry wine; they were right when they said it is a party for your taste buds!
As we got closer to Nashville, we stopped at Long Hollow Winery. This one is owned by Stu and Aldona Phillips ....Stu is a member of the Grand Ole Opry...very Nashville. There, they also had wonderful wine and lovely glass beauties, like these glass grapes....

OK, now we are in Nashville.....we checked into our room at the Embassy Suites and decided to go out and take a look of interesting things outside. After receiving a tip from one of my cousins, we ventured across the street to a cute, small shop named Gigi's Cupcakes. As I walked inside, I had all of these wonderful little artsy cupcakes staring back at me - what a difficult decision to make. The bummer about it is they don't ship to other states, yet; hopefully one day tho.

We also stopped at the local Farmer Market near downtown.....
After visiting with some of the sights and some family, we got all gussied up and headed off in a carpool caravan to the Cheekwood Botanical Garden for the wedding. There are so many individual garden collections that we were not 100% sure where we were going. So after the trial and error and finally finding the visitors' center, we made it to the ceremony site at the Wills Perennial Garden.
The pink wedding journey will be continued on next week's Pink stay tuned!

For other Pink Saturday goodies, travel on over to Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound.