Archives for September 2013

Mondays for Men: Cooking Class Date

So last night I was watching Friends and Monica and Joey stumble into a cooking class for beginners. Now,those of you that watched the show know that Monica is a professional chef so she has no need to take a cooking class, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us shmucks know what we are doing in the kitchen! Have you ever thought about taking a cooking class with your sweetheart? It would be such a fun (and tasty) date night! Plus it would be a really creative first date idea! I looked up a couple of places that offer cooking classes in Dallas/Ft. Worth and attached them below.  (YouTube video from Maryam Khan, and image from ExploreseWickley.com)

Cooking classes in the DFW area:

Date Night: Cooking Class

 

 

UPDATE: The Yes Girls is now offering Date Night Services! We send out Date Night Ideas on the first of each month straight to your email inbox. Best part about it- IT’S COMPLETELY FREE! Just sign up for the pass, and you’re ready to kindle that romantic flame with your loved one.

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Christopher Designs

Friday-Rocks-Banner-Chevronn1 I’m so excited for today’s post!! These rings from Christopher Designs are AMAZING!! Each piece with so much intricate detailing and individuality. The symmetry and geometric lines give each ring a unique touch, yet still embrace such soft beauty and elegance! The sweet mix of modern/contemporary and vintage/classic, really makes this collection stand out amongst the rest! I know I say this quite often, but I’m in LOVE with these rings!! See which ones caught my eye…

Christopher Designs Engagement Ring

 Christopher Designs ring with 4.05ct Crisscut Cushion surrounded by 1.28ct round diamonds. 

Christopher Designs Engagement Ring

Christopher Designs ring with 1.07ct Asscher Crisscut center surrounded by 0.44ct round diamonds.

Christopher Designs Engagement Ring

Christopher Designs ring with 1.25ct Crisscut Emerald diamond center surrounded by 1.23ct round diamonds.

Christopher Designs Engagement Ring

Christopher Designs ring with 1.14ct Crisscut Round center surrounded by 0.50ct round diamonds.

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Fairytale California Marriage Proposal Video by The Yes Girls

All thinks pink, princess, fashion, and romance embodies the love of Lee’s life. His now fiancée, Quyen, thought they were headed out for a birthday dinner. When they “stumbled upon” this gazebo in Dana Point, CA completely decked out in her favorite florals, colors, Instagram photos, and more importantly a special message he wrote just for her she thought it was all for her birthday at first. It was a windy day on the Southern California coast but the breeze pushed along the fog just in time to open up clear blue skies and an endless ocean view for their “She Said Yes!” moment.


Stay tuned for the photos!!

Vendors

Marriage Proposal Planning: The YES Girls

Venue: Dana Point Gazebo, CA

Florals: White Sakuras

Videography: Shaun Paul Creative

Photography: Mathieu Photo

She Said Yes Sign: Karley, The Yes Girls

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Office Decor – Ribbon Inspiration

Okay I have to admit, I have been obsessed with ribbon this year. Every time we start talking about decorations for a proposal or shower I think, “now where am I going to put ribbon in this”? It’s just such a great way to add color and textures to any space without going over-board on expensive fabrics or lighting! So when I started decorating my new home office a month ago I knew ribbon would somehow be incorporated, but I just had to figure out where. Then I found this fun burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby! I know we shared Heather’s black, white and teal office a couple of weeks ago, and I’m sure we will eventually share mine, but just to give you a taste- it’s black, teal and pink!

Anyway, I have this long awkwardly large wall in my office and had no idea what I wanted to do with it until I spotted this burlap ribbon. Then the idea of my very own inspiration board came into mind. Who needs Pinterest when you have ribbon and paper clips?

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DIY Ribbon Chandelier

We have a marriage proposal coming up that called for a DIY ribbon chandelier. I’m purposely leaving out more details; you never know who is reading! Anywho, I picked up all the items necessary- ribbons, silver wire, fishing wire, etc. to create what I was picturing in my head, however round one didn’t go over so well. I thought I would show you the behind-the-scenes of a complete FLOP of a DIY! Luckily, round two went according to plan! DIY’s can be such a trial and error process and that is exactly what this (what I thought would be so simple) project turned into. Have a gander.

First attempt….uhhhh not exactly what I was going for.

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Round Two: Instead of thick wire to create the frame for the chandelier, I used a lightweight wooden picture frame so it wouldn’t bend. Success!

 

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The materials needed and a few pointers to create your own DIY ribbon chandelier.

1. Remove the glass from your picture frame as you only need the wooden frame piece. I used an 3 x 1.5 ft frame for this ribbon chandelier.

DIY ribbon chandelier by the yes girls

2. Line up your ribbon in the order you desire so you visually see which pattern you’ll create.

3. Measure and cute each ribbon so you have some consistency even if you are going for various heights like I did. Tip: Use a touch of hair spray or even clear nail polish to seal the ends to avoid unraveling.

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4. Tie each ribbon to your white frame. I used thin jewelry wire to attach a few of the wider ribbons to avoid the “bunched” look at the top. Some may want to cover up the entire white frame. For this project we have it more sparse for the whimsical feel.

6. Cut two pieces of thin jewelry wire and tie parallel to each inside the frame. This creates two more lines for dimension within the frame. Hang a few of your ribbon pieces from the thin wire lines.

7. Cut 4 lines of fishing wire and/or ribbon (two longer than the others to create a loop at the top). Tie the four pieces to each of the corners. I used fishing wire and white ribbon for an extra dose of security since it will be hanging outside.

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And now you have yourself a make-shift chandelier!

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After I got a more solid but very lightweight framework it became rather easy! This would be so cute above a sweetheart table at a wedding or even in a baby nursery. I’m excited to see it with the rest of the set up this weekend!

 

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