The Color Purple

was everywhere Monday evening! We had an amazing turn out of wonderful guests at our First Cancer Survivors Dinner in Mission Viejo. There were approx 85 guests in attendance. We enjoyed music by Alan Levin who is an amazing performer and has been so generous with his talent for our Relay for Life for many years.
We had oodles of cupcakes - purple of course and delicious Mexican food donated by many of our local restaurants (I never even had a moment to taste a single thing the whole night)! Our gal pal Kathy gave a very moving testimony about being a survivor and what Relay has meant to her - she really rocks! The little flags in the cupcakes and flags in the centerpieces I made from a template that I purchased from talented Tracey!

I'll be spending my weekend sprucing up the garden with the plants that I bought this morning from the Garden Club; shasta daisy's, foxgloves and ivy geranium's! and of couse a little trashing!


Some Catching up to do...

Stop and smell the flowers!

A little hectic lately here and I have been a lazy blogger...
Bathroom re-do. Our tiny master bath is going through a make-over. I forgot to take a before shot but here is the demo photo. Hopefully (fingers crossed) the after shot will be taken in a few days!
Front porch make-over. Here is the demo shot and here is a sneak peak of our in progress shot. We are loving the aluma-wood patio cover and christened it with a glass of chardonnay and smoked salmon this afternoon.
I'm up to my eye-balls in preparation for the dinner tomorrow night that I am hosting for cancer survivors and care-givers. We are topping out at 90 guests - YIKES!! I was hoping for a 100 and it looks like we are very close. We're going with a cinco de mayo food theme with food donated by a couple of generous Mexican restaurants, the cupcakes are tooooo cute 1/2 with purple frosting and 1/2 with white - I added the sprinkles. With all our renno this weekend there was not time to bake! I made cute little flags for the cupcakes and some bigger one's for the centerpieces thanks to the templates I bought from this talented lady! We are so busy getting our yard ready for our 2nd annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. We're hosting with my 3 girlfriends and the money raised will go to our team's fundraising for our Mission Viejo Relay for Life. We have about 3 weeks left to get everything looking "oh so perfect". Wish me luck tomorrow night - it should be a great night. I was getting a little choked up at times as I spoke to people on the phone calling in their RSVP's.