Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quick Fix: Shower Liner

This past weekend, the hubby and I were starting our weekly shopping adventure at Wal-Mart. We were grabbing a shower curtain liner before we went to the grocery section. While in the aisle, the following conversation happened:

          Stranger: Hey, do you guys know much about shower curtains?

          Us: Uh... [a little weirded out] Not really.

          Stranger: Well, do you know if all shower liners have 12 holes?

          Us: Every shower liner we've ever bought has. It's pretty standard.

          Stranger: Great, thanks!

          Us: No problem [as we grab a liner and place it in our cart]

Little did we know that we had just given the guy faulty advice.... But first let me remind you what our master bathroom looks like.

Later that day the hubby went to hang up our new shower liner, and this happened:

Yeah... so apparently not all shower liners come with 12 holes in them... So what happened?

Turns out that a "stall" shower isn't the same as a standard shower. Don't know how we missed that while we were talking to Stranger... but the liner was 3 holes too short. And it was about 2-3 inches too long.

The whole point of buying a new liner was because our old one was falling victim to hard water stains and mold. Last thing we needed was for this liner to sit soaking in water at the bottom of the tub.

My solution? Take the scissors to it! At first the hubby didn't want to - he wanted to keep the magnets. But  when I cut it just under the magnets, it still touched the bottom. But after a few more snips, it is now the perfect length.

So, we'll work with our too narrow liner until it too falls victim to hard water and mold. It still functions like any other liner. The only thing we made sure to do was to leave the three empty holes towards the end of the curtain farthest from the shower head. So far, everything has worked out well.

And next time we'll read the labels before buying another liner.

Anyone else ever do this? Come on, I can't be the only person who has ever had this happen to them, can I ?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wedding Recap: Reception

Finally! The last installment of our Wedding Recap (see the other posts here, here, here, and here). A part of me is sad that this will be the last of our wedding posts, but I'm looking forward to sharing some little projects that have been going on around the apartment. 

I warn - lots of photos to follow! So without further ado, let's get this party started! We'll start with some food and decorations.

Salads & meatballs provided by our families. Pasta & bread sticks from Pizza Hut. Inspiration for veggie cups from here.

Our simple DIY centerpieces. I shared more details about how we put them together here.

Our amazing wine glasses found for 50 cents a piece at a thrift store!

During dinner, the photographer snapped pictures of all of our family and friends.

My "loud, redneck cousin" Jaime and his wife Kelly.

Is it time to eat yet??

Towards the end of dinner, it was time for our Best Man and Matron of Honor to give the traditional toasts.

Then it was time for the traditional dances. Our DJ (who was AMAZING by the way!) came up with the idea to have the mother/son dance first. Then have the father/daughter dance. And then have the father give away the bride one last time, and transition into our first dance. As I mentioned before, my dad had to leave right after the ceremony, so my Stepdad came to the rescue and danced with me.

By the way, for anyone wondering, my hubby and mother-in-law danced to Rascal Flats, My Wish. My Stepdad and I danced to I Hope You Dance by Leann Womack. And our first dance song was God Gave Me You by Blake Sheldon.

Once we wrapped up our dance, the DJ invited all of the little ones onto the dance floor. Time for a little Chicken Dance! 

Of course we tried to get some of the adults involved, but it turned out to be mainly our wedding party and our parents.

One of my biggest fears about having our wedding at the Winter Park Farmer's Market was that a train would go by in the middle of our ceremony. Well, only one train went by the entire night. And it was a big hit with the kids (and adults too)!

We went back inside for a little more dancing...

We call it the "white boy dance" gone bad...

Our DJ even got into it!

You could not pull my nephew off the dance floor! To say he was soaking up all the  music and attention is an understatement!

And then there was cake! Our cake was made by friends - it was their wedding gift to us. It was alternating layers of chocolate and white. I didn't have the chance to taste the chocolate, but the white was amazing!

While our coordinator was cutting up cake for everyone, we went ahead and did our garter and bouquet toss.

And then it was time to party the night away!

At some point, my niece had stolen my veil; she wore it most of the night. Then, suddenly, she felt like the hubby was the perfect person to pass it onto.

And then things got a little crazy & silly....

And then it was time to hit the road and head to the hotel that our parents had surprised us with. We didn't go on our honeymoon until the following week.



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