Fall Centerpiece

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed the pictures of my hydrangeas over the past few weeks. They go from white, to a lime green, then head into beautiful shades of pinks before they are done for the year.

If you just took a quick glance at them, you would cast them off as dying or dead. But upon closer inspection, you would find that their show isn’t over just yet.

We celebrated my parents birthdays in October and I decided to bring some of these beauties in so that we could enjoy them the night of the celebration. I got my garden scissors and started snipping.

I had an idea in my head of what I wanted the arrangement to look like, so I knew that I needed different size blooms and lengths of stem. Once inside, I laid them out on the floor to separate each stem and flower, I sprayed them with a little bit of Thieves household cleaner, hoping that it would encourage any critters to move out! I’m not really sure that it worked. {lol}

I also gathered some mini pumpkins from around the house to tuck in here and there and eventually added a few old bottles as well. Of course the concern was where we would put the food, but I was confident we’d work it out.

In the end, I was very happy with how it all turned out! We had plenty of space for the food and family and it was a sweet night of celebrating.









Gatherings: { G R E Y S O N }

I asked my friend Melanie from Instagram to share with us a bit about her son Greyson's 7th birthday.  

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We had so much fun celebrating Greyson's 7th birthday at Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, AL - one of the most beautiful courses in the south! It's also home of the LPGA Classic! What a blessing to be able to share the experience of playing on the same course as the top female players across the nation with Greyson and his friends.

 

We started the day off with a new golf glove as a party favor. The boys enjoyed driving, chipping, putting, and eating delicious golf themed sugar cookies. I enjoyed showing the boys up with my golf game (wink, wink), but most importantly, I loved watching a little boy laugh, joke and have a ball with his friends (no pun intended)! It's days like this one that makes all that other busy stuff seem to vanish. Time spent this day was so enjoyable and is really what life is all about! God has truly blessed me!!!

Thank you so much for adding that special touch to an already perfect day!!!

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Thank you so much Melanie, for allowing How Sweet Cookies to be a part of such a special celebration!