hats off to the bride to be.

by Janetha on July 27, 2011

in fun with friends

holy crap! hi, everyone. when is the last time i wrote a blog post that was not centered around the great fundraising act? i don’t even remember.. but i also don’t even care, because the fundraiser has been top priority these days. it’s been amazing. it’s been busy. it’s been fun. and it is gonna help susan kick cancer’s ass.

you can check out an article in susan’s local paper here: http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com/search/article/1427051

also, at 3 PM MST, you can check us out on her local news here (Click "Live @ 6pm AT" to watch) bit.ly/qAzP

cool! the donations are still coming in.. i will update you guys with a total soon.


last sunday, i had the chance to attend an incredible bridal shower for one of my best friends, jessica.


jessica is marrying a fine british fellow, so the theme of her bridal shower was an english tea party, complete with fun, floppy or crazy hats!  (remember this one from the royal wedding?)


i didn’t have a crazy hat, so i went with a fedora. improvisation, folks.


the shower was disgustingly cute. jessica’s family did a brilliant job on the decorations, the food, the tea, EVERYTHING.  IMG_1483 IMG_1500

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this was my favorite tea pot.. a tea pot with tea pots on it! and a tea pot top!



things started off with chit chat, tea and eating all the delicious food.




there were some seriously awesome hats at the party!

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there was a contest, and this was the winner! i voted for it, so i am glad it won.


it was 100 degrees out, so we took it inside for the obligatory shower games, which definitely included making wedding gowns out of toilet paper followed by a runway show.

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amber won.. i am confident it was because her gown was buttless. hussy.


after the runway show, jessica opened her gifts and we all wrote her a notecard with words of advice. now that i have been married for a year, i am definitely the expert on marriage, right?


it was such a fun time! thanks to jessica and everyone involved for making it happen. i can’t wait for the wedding.



1. what is your favorite type of hat to wear? me=beanies. all day, every day. okay, maybe not in 100 degree heat.. but i love winter partially because it is beanie-wearin’ weather!

2. favorite kind of tea? i love english breakfast tea the most!

xo. janetha g.

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Naomi July 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

oh my gosh! how cute! i love the theme and the hats! i also love that the simple picture in the front yard is gorgeous because of the mtns in the background! you do NOT see that in Boston LOL

Janetha July 29, 2011 at 1:06 am

haha Amber the hussy!

I actually hate hats b/c I feel closed in. But I do wear them now that I’ve sworn off the sun. sigh. I gave away my black fedora b/c I wasn’t wearing it, but I still have my brown one (??why I had two??)

Love chai tea mucho mucho!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) July 29, 2011 at 1:07 am

haha that’s hilarious- I was logged in on this computer still and I left the comment as you!! buahaha!

Janetha July 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

hahahahah love this

Julia July 29, 2011 at 2:12 am

That teapot=love of my life. Why do I have to fall in love with random items so much? It’s concerning.

Sarah@The Flying ONION July 29, 2011 at 8:22 am

I just went to a bridal shower that was tea party themed as well! So cute. I think it’s such a fun theme. Especially since I’m such a tea drinker. My latest obsession is pineapple chamomile, which has actual, real chunks of sweetened pineapple in the teabag. Delicious. :D

Biz July 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

What a cute theme for a wedding shower! I only drink tea in the winter time, but I love a raspberry tea, I think made by Bigelow – so good!

Happy Friday Janetha!

zoe (and the beatles) July 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

picking a favorite hat is so difficult! i love beanies but i love floppy sun hats and i love fedoras and cabbie hats. can i just say i love hats ;)? i really love your shirt by the way!

Heather July 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I am not really a hat person myself but I always think they look cute on other people and wish that I could pull it off!

I love tea!! Earl Grey is my favorite. Those tea pots are so adorable, I really want a cute kettle for my kitchen but I cant seem to concinve the hubbie to get me one… lol

Take care!!

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

My favorite hat would probably have to be the beanie too. It keeps my ears warm and my hair in place in the winter. In the summer, I keep it naked. My head, that is. ;)

I enjoy chai tea – a LOT – but I think my favorite before all those different chai flavors would have to be the Jasmine White Dragon Pearls; they’re a combo of green and jasmine tea leaves infused together into a tiny ball. When you pour boiling water on top, it unfolds into tea leaves. So cool to look at, and yummy & fragrant to drink.

Hope you’re having a great day! <3

suki July 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm

i can’t wear beanies often because they make my hair itch :P plus i have a pretty small head, so they look kind of funny on me. i don’t have a favorite hat type, but when i was in vegas, those big floppy ones were great!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut July 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I love creative themes for bridal showers. This is a really cute one, love all the details. My bridal shower a few months ago was wine tasting theme.

I have a fedora hat that I got this summer and I want to wear it everywhere.

Teri [a foodie stays fit] July 31, 2011 at 9:43 am

that is SUCH a cute theme for a bridal shower.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli August 7, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Haha! What a great idea for a party theme! Looks like a great time!

I don’t really look good in hats, but give me a scarf…any kind…any color…I don’t care! As soon as fall weather hits, you better believe I’m busting out the scarves! ;)

And I LOVE chai tea! Mmm, spiiiiii-say!

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