Going to the Chapel

Well, I'm not. But I LOVE planning my own wedding. So much so in fact that I know my dress, where I'm having it, the DATE, who's in my party (and it updates every 6mths to reflect growing apart, moving away, etc, boyfriends) and only just recently have I decided "Hey. Receptions are expensive. I know how to cook so I can do my own cake, but DJs are asking $5,000 for changing CDs." Which they don't even do anymore! It's all electronic. So that's what I've been doing on my day off. I've been making my own Wedding Playlist. Here are my Song (Musica?) Majora:...more

Jaycee Dugard – Hell On Earth and Resilience

I have been fascinated with the Jaycee Dugard case since the media ran with it many weeks ago. A small, beautiful, innocent child, being held captive for 18 YEARS. Eighteen years, much of it spent in a backyard tent and shed that resembled something out of a horror movie. But it didn’t end with an eighteen year captivation. Raped over and over again by her kidnapper, she mothered two children in the process, Angel now 15, and Starlit now 11. ...more

A Week of Insanity

I’m starting to think October just really ain’t my month. ...more

Happily Married to a Biker!

My husband is not the most religious man in the word. He does not pray (at least to god), neither does he put the fear of god into himself or other people. He does however wear the cross, since the day we wed. He treasures it as he does his wedding ring, or his bikes. This is his choice. The church wedding was a necessity, the reasonable and the right thing to do. Having not stepped into church for over 10 years, he was right to be nerveous about it....more


When planning a nature inspired wedding, take some cues from the girls at id 810 design group, inc. who decorated a show house table scape completely with garden inspired objects. By combining botanically patterned formal dinnerware with clean lined white ceramic cups you can achieve a well balanced mix of organic chic.  ...more

Showering WIthout Taking A Bath

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Every part of the long journey to the altar should be memorable and fun, but they do not all have to break the bank. Take, for instance, the bridal shower. ...more

Forty - Yep the Big 4-0

My sister turned 40 yesterday.  That means I am getting much older. I remember when she was born.  It was back in the day of Dads-to-be pacing a smoke filled waiting room.  My step-dad was puffing like a freight train on his pipe.  He was just shy of his 35th birthday and this was his first child. ...more

10th Wedding Anniversary

Originally posted at : http://www.sarahjoyalbrecht.com/   It’s hard to believe that ten years ago today, on August 27, 1999, Tom and I were married. Was it really that long ago? Little did I know at the time how Tom would change my life when I met him 12 years ago at a bowling alley. ...more