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Sunday, July, 1, 2012

Happy Sunday Y'all.....sometimes at the cafe, I have to step away from all things weddings and share with you the people in my life who really make my day...say hello to my BFF, little Mali...isn't he the cutest and y'all, he gives the best hugs EVER!!! and check out those big pretty eyes!!!

Mali is Steve's grandson and yeah, he's my grandson too, but I've always told him I was his BFF....he's 2 years old and he's such a little boy...into everything and he truly keeps us busy...I loves me some Mali and he has a special name for me....he calls me "BeeBoo"...I think because I call him "Mali Boo"......it's just the cutest and I wish you could hear him calling me when he's screaming my name...it is so funny!  His "it thing" at the moment is dinosaurs...he loves them...so whenever there isn't a new post on the cafe, I'm here to tell you that Mali was over with us the night before.....he's my little boo....love you Mali...xoxo

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Tuesday, March, 20, 2012

Hi Guys....yes it's me...I wanted to come on and say hello and let you know that in case you haven't noticed...I've made a few changes at the cafe.  Normally on your visits, you would see my smiling face on the home page...well, I've moved to the "about" tab on the navigation bar. 

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Tuesday, July, 19, 2011

Hi everyone! Liene here. Janie is off today tending to some family matters, but I wanted to let you all know that today is her birthday! (And yes, Janie, this post is what you get for giving me your blog password!)

 

If you've ever talked to Janie for more than five minutes, then you know that she is pure joy. She has an infectious laugh, a fabulous outlook on life, and down-to-earth wisdom that always seems to share just what you need to hear right when you need to hear it. 

 

As she always reminds me, she is old enough to be my mother (I know -- she doesn't look it AT ALL). I so admire that she doesn't let age define her or where she's headed. I think it's easy to say things like "how can I compete with younger florists or younger bloggers?" but those aren't questions Janie asks. She simply says, "I've got a couple decades on you, watch out." And then she goes and does things her way. The Bride's Cafe is a perfect example of her voice and personality and glimpses into the things she loves. Her flowers, which she calls her babies, are stylish, creative and stunning every time. There's no doubt that Janie's talented. And more than that, she's kind and generous without ever sacrificing honesty. A rare combination.

 

So, happy birthday, Janie! The wedding industry is better with you in it and my life is better with you in it. I love that this crazy world of wedding blogging has connected so many of us in such meaningful ways. 

 

If you know Janie or just know her through The Bride's Cafe, leave her a birthday note in the comments below!


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Monday, July, 19, 2010

Hi Guys....yes, today is MY BIRTHDAY.....I'm celebrating 51 years young....and I honestly feel as though I was just  celebrating my 50th a few months ago...I can't believe that it has been a year...so last Sunday, I met up with my girl Erika...not only is she one of my best friends.....she is an AMAZING makeup artist....I love it when Erika does my makeup...we always have so much  fun "girl talking" and catching up on what's going on in our lives......afterwards Steve (my guy) and I met up with Jodi and Kurt of Jodi Miller Photography, ....I made up a few bouquets and we all went downtown and Jodi and Kurt captured Steve and I doing what we do....."just kicking it and having fun"....we all had a blast!

I have to share with you that when I sit and think that I'm actually 51 years young, it truly blows my mind...it seems like it all happened so fast....I can remember celebrating my 30th birthday like it was yesterday....time really does fly and yes, you have to enjoy each and every day and make the most of it...follow your dreams and your passion and take care of yourselves and each other....surround yourselves with positive people.....negativity only brings you down and no one needs that......we are all here for a purpose...we are all special in our own way. 

I hope that I will ALWAYS inspire you in some way each and every day that you visit the cafe....if I can put a smile on your face and give you the encouragement that you need to have a beautiful day, then you have truly made my day.....we all have a story to tell and you never know what someone maybe going through....so my birthday wish for all of you is to stay strong and follow your dream.....you know I always wanted to have my own magazine and now, here I am, writing The Bride's Cafe each day along side so many other wonderful bloggers who are young enough to be my daughters....dreams do come true...at any age!!!!.......xoxoxo 

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Monday, July, 20, 2009

Happy Monday Everyone...I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.....I had an exceptionally awesome weekend....it was my "birthday weekend"....to be exact, yesterday was my birthday and I am celebrating my 50th.  I wouldn't normally post a feature about me personally, but celebrating "50 years young" is indeed cause for a month long celebration...and yes, I've been celebrating since July 1st!

I want to thank my wonderful friends for the surprise Birthday post on yesterday (please scroll down to check out Sunday's post if you haven't seen it).........you all truly surprised me and it was a perfect way to start my day!

So I thought for my B-Day, it would be fun to do a photo shoot with "my guy", Steve.....I asked one of my favorite photographers and friend, Katie Stoops of Katie Stoops Photography, if she would hang out with us and just have a fun day...OMG...it was a totally fun day...Steve and I had a blast with Katie....and I have to share with you...I really don't like having my picture taken, but Katie made the session so much fun!! We all laughed so much and really enjoyed the entire day together! 

We did the shoot on Friday and I started off the day with my girlfriend Erika Nixon, Make-Up Artist Extraordinaire, coming over and doing my make-up for the shoot......I love Erika....she's fierce and we always have a fun time catching up while Erika "does her thing" with the makeup!  You can contact Erika at makupondemand@comcast.net

So here are a few images sent over by Katie.....I hope you enjoy them and I just want to thank you all for stopping by the cafe each day..... you guys truly inspire me and "keep me young".....Enjoy!


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