New piece and weekend recap

Posted on | Monday, November 24, 2008 | 5 Comments

Matt and I had a wonderful time chatting with brides and attendees to the Fall Bravo! Wedding Affair in downtown Portland. We accompanied our fabulous wedding photographers, Paul and Holly of Paul Rich Studio. Paul and Holly have had quite the year and it was great to view some of their gorgeous wedding albums. One twigs & honey hair piece was the raffle prize for a lucky winner and another lucky lady will be working with me on a custom hair piece, which was another raffle prize.

Matt and I also had a minute of fun visiting Paparazzi Tonight, who specialize in photo booths for wedding and special occasions. The photos are quick and fun and would be a blast for your wedding guests! The bonus is that they can be printed in mere seconds and later downloaded from home. Check out our pictures:

Very cool!

Like the hair piece I'm wearing? Well, I'm listing it in my Etsy shop for some special lady to enjoy! The day before the event, I knew I wanted to wear a hair piece and went back to an old favorite for inspiration, Marie Antoinette the movie. I was inspired by the film when planning our wedding and loosely based my wedding day hairstyle on those featured in the film. Over the weekend, I was particularly smitten with this look:

Source: The Costumer's Guide

Here's what I came up with:

I was going to wear it on top of my head like Kirsten in the movie, but Matt poo poo'd that idea and said to wear it off to the side. :)

Check it out in my Etsy shop!

Thank you so much Paul & Holly! Also, thank you to all the brides at the Bravo! event. I had a wonderful time chatting with everyone!

Bravo! Wedding Affair :: Sunday, November 23rd

Posted on | Saturday, November 22, 2008 | No Comments

I'll be at the Bravo! Wedding Affair tomorrow, November 23rd from 11am-4pm. The event will be held at the Enbassy Suites Hotel in downtown Portland, OR. The Wedding Affair will include some of the best Portland has to offer if you are planning a wedding, from wedding planners, florists, wedding cakes, venues, and more! Our wedding photographers, Paul Rich Studio, will be one of the vendors in attendance. Matt and I will be at their table in the Conference Suites at Embassy Suites, which is on the ground floor. Please visit their table to view some of their beautiful albums and for your chance to win either a one of a kind twigs & honey hair adornment or a chance to win a free custom order. Another lucky winner will be getting a free engagement session with Paul Rich Studio! The Bravo! Wedding Affair is great because it's a more intimate setting with some of the best vendors for Oregon weddings. See you there!

Calling all Oregon brides :: In person giveaway to come!

Posted on | Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are going to be in the Portland, OR area on November 23rd, you may have the opportunity to win 1 of 2 twigs & honey pieces/prizes. You will also have the opportunity to chat with me in person - I would love to meet you! Details to come so check back later this week!

We're back! :: Short trip to Orlando


Matt and I had a great time in Orlando, FL last week for a business trip. It's nutty how things pile up FAST when you leave town! On top of the busy part of business, after we got back, Matt got sick, then I got sick, and our poor pup got sick too! I have been taking care of my two "babies".

While we were in Florida, we ate some great food and saw some Disney highlights. I couldn't believe the great 80+ degree weather. It was very humid, and the natural curl in my hair was loving it (though I tried to blow it out). Do other wavy/curly haired gals know what I'm talking about? It made me want to shave my head!

We didn't have a ton of time, but it was good for us to get outside! The whole Christmas decorations in warm weather was new for me. Holiday lights on palm trees... awesome!

I think one of my favorite parts of the trip was going to "Morocco" at Epcot for dinner with Matt. Delish!

Here are a few photo highlights:

Leaving Buena Vista Palace to go to DisneyWorld (right about now, I'm thinking about how my hair is getting curly)!

No lines at the Monorail in November!

First destination at DisneyWorld... Epcot!

I found this guy scurring across the sidewalk while we were walking to Downtown Disney. It then proceeded to pee and turn a bright green color.

Matt... the monster! Arrrh!

In Downtown Disney with my Lego dog. Indy would be so jealous!

At the awards dinner. I forgot to have a picture taken of us together. Oops! This will suffice. Like how we coordinated with the colors? I made Matt's pocket thing-a-mah-jig and he chose his tie. How cute!

Cool... black lights.

Look as this goofy guy. Matt and I were taking a lunch break at Tomorrowland in DisneyWorld when I spotted this bird. It wanted food of course, so I tossed it a bit of cream cheese filled pretzal. It didn't want it! What was midly disturbing was that when I tossed it a bit of turkey leg meat, it gobbled it up. I hope they are very, very distant relatives in the world of birds.

I asked a nice old lady to take our picture in front of Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom. I didn't realize until later, that you can't really see much of the Castle in this photo. ;)


The biggest gingerbread house I have ever seen!

Inside the Grand Floridian.
That's all!

Short Business Trip :: Orlando, FL

Posted on | Monday, November 10, 2008 | 6 Comments

I'll be away from Tuesday (11/11) to Saturday (11/15). Matt and I are heading across the U.S. to Orlando, FL for business.

Just a super last minute question to anyone familiar with Orlando. Do you have any recommendations for a great place to go shopping? I'm looking for possibly a nice street I can visit with unique boutiques, all within walking distance from each other. Preferably not a "mall". I know, I know... cutting it close! I won't really have much time to shop, but if I get an hour or two, I'd like to squeeze it in. ;)

Thank you! -Myra

p.s. I know my blog posts and shop updates were limited last week. I have been scrambling to get orders finished before our trip AND Matt and I have been working on financial planning and taxes - it's a ton of work! Expect a post in the new year about it and tips on starting your own business (I'm thinking of doing a little series). My head is drowning in numbers right now!

Redundancy is good... when it involves puppies!!

Posted on | Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 8 Comments

Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments on the previous puppy post. Indy is such a bundle of joy and Matt and I brag about her to everyone because you know... she is the best dog in the whole wide world in our eyes.

She is so quick to learn and I don't even give her enough credit. It has been less than one week and she knows that it is bad to go potty indoors... only, I didn't know she knew! At 1:00am last night, she cried and whined and I scolded her for being so loud when Matt was asleep. Then I thought... "hmmmmm.." and took her outside and she really had to do her business. I felt so bad! She was trying to tell me something!

If she could read, her head would be huge from all the sweet comments about her. Here are just a few more photos from yesterday. I couldn't resist!

"I don't know... looks like a shady guy to me."

"Maybe this isn't so bad."

"Tastes okay."
Update: Poor doll is now missing an arm and stuffing.





America's Next Top Dog Model

"That's a wrap!"

Puppy Comes Home! :: A New Little Addition

Posted on | Sunday, November 2, 2008 | 18 Comments

Matt and I welcomed our first puppy home on Halloween and we chose "Indy" for her name. Amazingly, Indy was born on our 1 year wedding anniversary (9-8-08). Meant to be?

Indy is a Siberian Husky and is 1 of 7 in her litter. She was born from an unexpected litter and has 4 siblings still looking for and needing homes (the wonderful owner, Alice, shows her dogs but was in the hospital for a few days with a serious illness and that was when a few of her dogs got lucky - so she actually had 11 puppies total from 3 different dogs). If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass along the contact information.

Indy is such a wonderful addition to our family! She is a typical puppy and Matt and I got about 2 winks of sleep this weekend. She is quick to learn and is starting to walk on a leash already. She is also learning a few commands - "come", "potty", "sit". And like many dogs, Indy loves "cookie" already!

I took a few photos. I'm so proud of her so like a parent, here are a ton of photos of the cutie pie.

"I know I am cute!"

I had to make her a little flower to wear.

What a belly.

"I like it here."



Gone.... zzzzzzzzzzzzz~

So tiny!

"Maybe they won't see me."

"I'm so pretty!"

Indy's mom, "Gypsy", in competition.

"Enough with the photos already!"

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