This blog shares the happenings of Chris, Lacey and Reese O'Donnell. We didn't used to have that much to say about ourselves which is why posts were few and far between, but now we have a little person that will give us a lot to talk about. The blog will also feature Lacey's Random Finds - event planning, paper love, pretty crafty things, etc.


The Perfect Fancy Bag

I found the perfect fancy bag for a wedding (and only $60). This Kate Landry Rhinestone-Bow Frame Clutch features: rhinestone-embellished closure; chain strap that can be tucked away; rhinestone-encrusted large bow detail; and silvertone hardware. Available in Champagne or Turquoise.I may need one (don't tell Chris!)

Square Tables

Using square tables is a new-ish trend for special events. Many party rental companies offer square tables in a variety of sizes, with linens to match. A fresh new idea comes from Party Rental, LTD - square tables nice enough to go without linens...

From BizBash:
You can cut linens from the budget by renting the new Parsons table from Party Rental Ltd. Part of the company's new spring line, the 66-inch square table has a sturdy wood frame and is covered completely in a shiny faux-leather material, with a textured surface that eliminates the need for tablecloths. The tables come in black, white, and bark and can be rented in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., areas, with prices available upon request.

Europe - Prague and Germany


I have just started messing around with card making - inspired by my many creative friends. Here are a few I made this week:

Hockey Playoffs

The Philadelphia Flyers are in the playoffs - and doing well! Chris and his cousin Lou went to Game 5 against the Washington Caps and then Chris and I got to go to game 7 - it was really exciting. After that series, the Flyers beat the Canadians (that is a real team mascot - I thought it was a joke) which they were not expected to do. Up next, the Penguins and then the Stanley Cup?

Europe - Paris, Bruge and Holland

Opening Night

Yes, I am blogging about Baseball again!!

This time it is Opening Night of the Washington Nationals at their brand new ballpark.

The president threw out the first pitch (that is W in red)

Chris and I caught up with Brady (as many of you know we all have a share of some season tickets and end up at the ballpark on the same night throughout the summer)

The game was tied in the 9th, but ended with a walk off home run by the star of the team - Ryan Zimmerman. Very exciting and a great way to start the season!

Spring Training

Chris and I just got back from sunny 80 degree Florida (a nice change from the cold dreary Washington weather we are currently having). We spent the weekend in and around Tampa where many of the major leauge baseball teams have Spring Training. This was my rookie Spring Training experience but my husband has been a few times over the years. I LOVED IT!

First, its warm. Second, afternoon baseball is WAY better than work. Third, they sell a lot of fun gear (exibit A: phillies "bling" flipflops - which yes, I now own in red.)
I have always been a sports fan (endless summer days spent at Ken Price ballpark, MHS Basketball (Superfan status)). It is true however, that being married to Chris I have become a better educated fan and have adopted his Philly Teams. (some would argue that being better educated, I wouldn't choose a Philly team based on history, but I say they are fun.)

Our schedule for spring training included the following:

* Trip to Fort Meyer to see the World Champion Boston Red Socks (including Dice-K Matsuzaka pitching - a Young boys' future favorite?)
* Day at the Phillies game

Ryan Howard (my fav) Doesn't it look like he is smiling right at me?

* Visit to Legends field to see the NY Yankees take on the Cleveland Indians

* St. Patty's day Phillies game where the team wears Green Jerseys. How cool is that?

So pretty much I loved Spring Training and can't wait for next year. Who's in?

New York in November

Here are some pics of me and Heather in New York this November. I took the train up to meet her when the Obrays were in town for Shane's conference. We had a great time shopping and walking about NYC.