Out of the human emotions, love, Is without doubt the most confusing, life changing, mind-blowing and exciting emotion in our collective emotional catalog. I remember when I was 12 years old, my older brother Dave had penned a fantastic song titled “I’m In Love With Love”. Upon hearing it for the first time I immediately became inspired as I had just recently told a girl in my class that I “liked her” and subsequently began my own love affair with this thing called love. I was ultimately utterly rejected and subsequently devastated by my crush but I still remember that feeling. Why me? (my mantra at the time)

What a cool thing this thing called love is! What a hurtful thing this love is! Wait!! I’m confused. What is this thing called love anyway? Looking back from the age 50 now, I really miss that unmistakable tingling feeling that we have each experienced upon the occasion of finding our first “love”. We all have known that feeling, puppy love they call it. Where everything is fuzzy & warm like shelter from a storm. That very special time in our lives when hope abounds without limitation and worries are almost unknown, except of course, the worry of that dreaded rejection. Oh yes, rejection, now that’s a feeling we each remember oh to well, isn’t it? A feeling we each attempt to avoid like the plague even as we age, this fear ages with us and unfortunately we never really escape it’s far-reaching grasp. Think about extrapolating this scenario to how one might feel if their wedding proposal to their one true love was summarily rejected.

I know we don’t talk about these things very much as we age but they are

ever-present and we all reminisce.  continued


Dearborn, MI. February 4, 2012 The Henry:

The guests arrived into the event a little after six p.m. Royal blue up lighting encompassed the room. After dinner  there was a palpable energy in the room as the band was announced. Trilogy took the stage at 8 p.m. with a great jazzy tune by Jobim – Blue Bossa, quickly followed by a few Frank Sinatra staples, All OF Me & The Way You Look Tonight. Those who had finished dining scurried onto the dance floor to take advantage of these great classics. Then without warning the signal was given to go and Trilogy launched Hey, Soul Sister, the mega hit by Train. The dance floor became full and the party had begun. The evening culminated in a great renditions of Living on A Prayer-Bon Jovi, Don’t Stop Believing-Journey & Forever Young-Rod Stewart. A tremendous dance filled evening for all and all for a great cause. This was Trilogy’s 5th return trip for this group we look forward to our 6th.


ImageA string quartet is one way to set an elegant atmosphere for your cocktail hour.


Have you had your daily dose of inspiration? If not, just visit Pinterest.  This virtual online pinboard lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. See below for some fun pins that what we found at Pinterest today.

Here is a sample wedding pinboard:

Illustrative Pinboard

DIY Book Page Wallpaper by Kara Paslay Designs via apartmenttherapy #Wallpaper #Upcycle #Book_Page_Wallpaper #Kara_Paslay_Designs       valentine's candies

DIY Book Page Wallpaper                   Valentine’s Candies

Glowing/Neon Balloons.   Put a Glow stick in a balloon before you blow it up. Genius! Perfect for night parties   stripes + an Olsen

Glowing/Neon Balloons.                                      Stripes + an Olsen 

 Tulip Wreath       Old beer bottles wrapped in yarn, I can do that!

Tulip Wreath                                             Old beer bottles wrapped in yarn.

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