Welcome to Bellwether Thoughts, a blog by Janice Carnevale, owner of Bellwether Events. Janice uses this space to convey her random likes and loves to the tens of people who may be reading. This is not a wedding blog. This is a blog that will allow you to get to know the woman behind the weddings.

Bellwether Events is a wedding planning and coordination firm serving the Washington DC metro area. Bellwether Events strives to be honest and sincere with engaged couples to create clever and unparalleled weddings.

Monday, August 29, 2011

I love a dachshund cabinet handle

Larry and I have been working on renovating our only bathroom since January. Well, that is when the planning began. Demo and rebuilding began in late March (while we were in Hawaii - that was a dumb idea). Yes, it is now 9 months later, and yes we are still working on it. Left to do is buy a piece of art and order a new door along with chrome door hardware. While I love a lot of things about my new bathroom, my favorite has to be the drawer knobs that I found. Weiner dogs! From Habitatter! (terrible photos by me)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I love a Mini-Warbler

I saw Glee LIVE at the Verizon Center in June. And I saw the 3D movie this weekend. The movie reminded me of this video, which is just fantastic...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Awesome commercial

I love this song and I LOVE this show...

Friday, August 12, 2011

I assembled and it was... decent...

I made these Rice Krispie treats that I thought would be awesome. But I botched one thing, and there is an ingredient that I would pass on in the future. Those who ate the treats never complained though - but I am a perfectionist :-) Thanks to Elle's New England Kitchen for the recipe!

In error, I bought marshmallow topping (for sundaes) and not marshmallow fluff. The topping was too thin. It seeped through the rice krispie treats and didn't offer much in the tastiness arena. And I have decided that the graham crackers are unnecessary. They take away from the impact of the marshmallow and chocolate. Maybe next time I will add peanut butter.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I cooked... and it was good...

Larry and I had a few people over this past weekend and I made a few appetizers. The mini twice-baked potatoes were a huge hit. Time consuming to make, and I wish I had microplaned the Parmesan cheese, and not bought it already shredded. Thanks to Laura's Best Recipes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Do I dare... color my hair

What do you think Larry would do if I came home with this color? I found it on Become Gorgeous via Pinterest.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I love... Carrie Fleck's Studio Savvy business card

Over the past six months or so, I had come to realize that I needed to pump up my business cards. I have very few pieces of marketing collateral, so I felt that the ones that I had needed to pop more. But I did not want to do a total rebranding. So I wasn't sure where to begin. Then I found Carrie's business card floating around Pinterest. Not only did I find something that really spoke to me, but it was a card of a designer! So I sent her an email - where I was practically begging for her help. See, her company Studio Savvy, typically does much much larger projects than my itty bitty business card design. Thankfully, she agreed to take on my little project. And soon I hope to be able to share the final result with you!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I love... a Jack and Ginger dress

I saw this dress in the Nordstrom catalog and I had to have it. Unfortunately, I was not the only one who felt this way. I left my shopping until the last minute, so I had to drive to Towson (75 minutes from my house) to get the dress in my size in time for a baby shower that I was attending the next day.

I knew I wanted to pair the dress with some strappy gold wedges. I had a hard time finding a pair that I liked. I finally bought these Jessica Simpson wedges from Zappos. I did not realize they were 5 inches tall. So while I do wear them, they cannot be tolerated for more than a few hours at a time.
I also wear this with a long Juicy Couture gold necklace, but I can't find a photo if it, so you'll just have to use your imagination.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I love: a Kate Spade dress

I never thought I would be someone who owned a Kate Spade dress, much less raving about it. But after following my friend Kurstin Roe into a Kate Spade store (he was buying a swank purse for his wife's birthday - lucky lady!), I saw this dress and immediately fell in love with it. I wear it all the time. Sometimes I swap out the navy ribbon belt for a brown leather belt. You like it? It's on sale now!

Friday, August 5, 2011

I love: The Help

I just finished reading this book. OK, I listened to it on my iPod. But nevertheless. It is a wonderful story. I laughed. I cried. And I cannot wait for the movie to come out! Check out my friend Kevin McCarthy as he interviews the cast, including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Sissy Spacek, Mary J Blige, Octavia Jackson, Jessica Chastain and Allison Janney.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

trampoline photos, part 2

As promised, here are the second batch of trampoline photos from Kurstin Roe. My dress isn't the most flattering of shapes to be jumping up and down!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I love: Trampoline Photos

My buddy Kurstin Roe had the brilliant idea to bring a giant trampoline to a wedding and take wedding party portraits. I am going to share some now! I'll share more later too!