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Sunday, November 8, 2009

I'm Back, Lots to Share!

The open house was a huge success! The new business is going incredible, such a blessing. For those wondering, my husband went into private practice. http://www.theruddcompany.com/ Understand why I'm self proclaimed Frugal Jen? We put into practice effective money management.

I think things are finally going to get back to a new "normal" for us.

To save money for the open house I made my own flower arrangements. Tom Thumb has a great floral department. I got all the flowers for $14! We rented some cocktail tables. I put the little arrangements on a small round mirror. Simple elegant look.

We put the food in the conference room. I had 2 fruit and cheese trays made from Market Street. They did a great job and it took a huge load off me.

We got the rest of the goodies at Costco; meatballs (seasoned with 1 12 oz jar of gravy and 1 packet of onion soup mix), taquitos, hummus and crackers, cream puffs and the best brownies ever.
The new double crock pot was wonderful. I didn't know you could keep things warm (like taquitos) and they stay crispy after you bake them.


So proud of you Josh! I love you! Cheers :)
I realized after this photo I need another haircut and I want bangs again.

6 comments:

Nicole said...

SO proud of you! Kudos! Everything looked beautiful!

SuzSpeaks said...

I'm so glad it turned out well! Your flower arrangement skills are great!!!

Jenny said...

Woohoo!! YOu did a great job and you look beautiful!

FalkFamily said...

Congrats on a success! Glad to see you back.

Heather said...

I love the flower arrangements!! They look awesome! Great job!

Lindsay said...

AWESOME! Love the set up, the double crock and the flowers!!! You go girl! And high five for outsourcing the cheese trays - sometimes it's worth it to do it for that one thing that eats up all your time!