diy scattergories

December 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

by sandra.

i follow a lot of blogs online simply for crafty inspiration. one of those blogs, party perfect, linked to a baby shower hosted by little dash. little dash’s friend created a baby scattergories game to play at the shower she was hosting. i saved it in my “crafty ideas” file for later.

one thing my family likes to do during the holidays (and other get-togethers) is play games. so when i was thinking about our holiday plans i thought it would be fun to try a custom scattergories game for us to play together. i’ve attached my version in case you’d like to play.

i also encourage you to try this yourself. scattergories can be edited to fit any event or get-together — or even based on the people who will be playing. michael motta provides some good directions and suggestions here.

have fun!

Christmas Scattergories


London Pics

July 21, 2008 at 11:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

By Frank
I’ve finished the London set on Flickr. I might be adding more video clips to it later. Check out the London set here:

Check out all our sets here:

Now back to recovering from our vacation…

it’s all in the details.

October 10, 2007 at 3:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

posted by sandra.

i agree that it’s more than a little sad that i haven’t updated since june. but in my defense i did get married, start a new job and move. at least i have the next couple of blog topics cut out for me!

now after planning my wedding i’ve learned that it’s all in the details. the details can turn you into bridezilla, but they also provide many opportunities to infuse your wedding with personal touches.

so without further ado, here’s some of the details from our wedding:


old laurelhurst church : where frank and first attended together and near our first apartment. we fell in love with its spanish art deco design and amazing stained glass windows. when our photographer whispered “wow” upon entering, i knew i had chosen the right location.


ceremony : frank and i planned every word of our wedding ceremony. we went against tradition and included a pledge of support from our guests and a tree watering ceremony (instead of candle lighting). to know frank is to know his love of sequoias. we’re saving the tree to plant at our first house.

in addition we passed out sequoia saplings to our guests as wedding favors.

decorations : the decorations at the church and reception site were simple. at the church we accented the pews with locally grown dahlias and candles. at the heathman lodge we used plants as centerpieces which my parents planted in the yard afterward. we did our best to have a “green” wedding.

food and beverage : quite a few of our guests were from out of town so we wanted to share our love of the northwest with them. we encouraged them to explore the city and hosted our reception at a beautiful lodge with salmon as one of our dinner options. we were especially happy to provide a local, seasonal microbrew for our guests to enjoy.

dessert bar : although i’m a big dessert fan, i’m not a cake lover. thus, i opted for a dessert bar instead of the traditional wedding cake. our guests were invited to sample a chocalate hazelnut cake, marionberry cheesecake, white cake with espresso filling, a berry tart, and other yummy desserts.


all of our guests after the ceremony.

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