Sunday, December 23

♥ Lance and I said "I DO" ♥ ... Blog Hop announcement & UPDATES with a Little Secret

Happy Saturday Crafty Blends.  I am so sorry for the delay in 
my posts lately.  So much has been happening in LIFE, that 
I had to take a little break from Blogging

I sure have missed you all SO VERY MUCH

This is a long post, but I wanted to be sure to catch up with all of you
and give you some reasons for my lag between posting . . . . 
bare with me, and Read All the Way through!
I Don't Want you to Miss a Thing

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On Monday, December 17th, 2012

Lance and I said "I DO"
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 Can I get a What, What???
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 Yeppers, we finally DID IT!!!

I can now proudly announce that I am now officially
Mrs. Lance Buffa
(but still hyphenated on Facebook as Jessica Shelton-Buffa....LOL)

We started our journey together on June 3, 2006 and our  ♥LOVE♥ only continues to grow stronger and stronger with each and every passing day.  We often discussed how we felt as if we were already "Married" even though the actual ceremony had not yet taken place. 

 We began discussing holding off on our "Dream Wedding" and just having a Justice of the Peace ceremony now, to make it all official as far as "Society's Standards" were concerned.   The final decision was agreed upon and we pulled it all together  with just a little under 2 1/2 weeks worth of planning.

It truly was One of Happiest Days of My Life!  Only coming in behind the Births of each of my Children and the Day that Lance and I met!
The Judge preforming the ceremony did an amazing job, the kids were so excited, and everything went Beautifully!  It took all I had to hold back the Tears of Enjoyment, but I knew my mascara would run and that would have made for some disastrous pictures afterwards....LOL!

The kids stood still the entire time.  Lance Jr. holding the rings while McKenzie, Ariana, and Haylee stood prim and proper holding their flower bouquets.   

After the ceremony was over, the Judge even commented  "these children are the most well behaved children we have ever  had in our courtroom during a wedding".
. . . . awwww, Proud Mommy and Daddy moment, right there! ;)

 We all shuffled over to Lakeview Beach to take some fun pictures with my Amazing Mother-In-Law serving as our Photographer.

We braved the 45 degree temperature and cold, harsh winds shifting towards us off of Lake Erie.
(plenty of opportunity for some extra cuddle time)

We walked out onto a "rock runway" to gaze at the water  and we combed the sand for Heart Shaped Rocks (both being special rituals that Lance and I have shared many, many times in the past)


♥ It was super special ♥ 
Each time I talk about that day, browse through the hundreds of photos that were taken, or even just have a passing thought, I am moved to a grin that stretches from ear to ear!

Thanks for sticking with me still . . . . 
I know that was a lot of pictures to have to sift through, but it WAS my Wedding Day . . . so I couldn'thelp but share so many.....LOL!  Trust me, though.  It could have been worse!  My Mother In Law snapped over 350+ pictures that day!
So, I went easy on you here!
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I am so super ecstatic for my Sweet Friend Forever (SFF), Heather Lynn of
 There has been an Amazing Response to her OWL themed Blog Hops this year and I am so proud of the success she has seen with them. She puts a lot of Time, Love, and Dedication into her Hostess Duties and it really PAYS OFF!!!
♥ ♥ ♥ Love you Heather! ♥ ♥ ♥

This weekend marks the 

I am honored to be joining her, along with a Super Talented Lineup of our Crafty Friends. 
I shared my Christmas OWL Themed Project over on the Pinque Peacock Blog and would be Delighted if you would swing over to take a peek!

Also, if you Hop this weekend, you will see more Wonderful OWL Projects and can get entered to WIN~WIN~ WIN some really great PRIZES like

and THIS
or Maybe, THIS

and there are OODLES of Blog Candy all along the Blog Hop Trail!
Pinque Peacock UPDATES
Be sure to read the Major Pinque Peacock Update POST to be brought up to speed
on all the latest:
  • Products
  • Link Up Party
  • "Pin Up" Contest
  • 100 Blog Follower Giveaway
  • and the December SALE

A Little SECRET to Share
I want to let you all in on a little secret I have been keeping, too . . . . I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to be the Growing In Unity Girl Next Week with
<<<<eek, shriek, squeal, dance, laugh, happy dance, and smile>>>

Be sure to stop by EACH day next week to check out a new project every day that I have createdusing the Fantastic Unity Stamp RED RUBBAH!  You will be entered to win some for yourself just for stopping by and leaving some Bloggy Love!  So come by Each Day for  More Chances to WIN~WIN~WIN!

I hope to be at my craft table and my computer more often.   Crafting and Blogging are such a happy part of my life, that I feel complete when I spend more time at it!

Thanks again, for sticking with me and
Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 


  1. Congats on your wedding, the pictures are lovely and your mother in law did a super great job taking them! You all look so happy just the way it should be. I love the dress you picked the black lace is amazing! The kids look so cute and they must of been just tickled pink to be part of the wedding. Once again congrats! Merry Christmas and the best to you in the new Year!
    Hugs Jenny
    P.S. The Owl Hop was great!

  2. Congrats to you and Lance.... May you live happily ever after!!!!

  3. Congrats again to you, your hubby & the kiddos & OMGosh, how exciting...Unity!! I'm so happy I started following their FB because I've been snagging some good deals :D Congrats, Congrats & more Congratulations my friend!!!!

  4. Awesome news, great fun and CONGRATS on you wedding... Look forward to everything...
    Rhonda R :)

  5. Congratulations and best wishes. Also, a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

  6. A Super duper huge CONGRATS girl!!! Wishing you and Lance a lifetime of love and happiness!! Those pictures are awesome and your little ones....I bet they LOVED every minute of all of this!! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!!
    Another BIG Congrats on the Unity gig....I know what a HUGE fan you are!! Looking forward to seeing all your fun projects!!
    Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous family!!!

  7. oh I am just so very happy for you and your hubby! congratulations to the entire family on this big occasion!

    hooray on the Unity gig, too!

    Merry Christmas to all of you! :)

  8. Congrats again! I loved seeing all the pictures, their all wonderful and you have a beautiful family!!! Best wishes to you always.

    Happy Holidays


  9. Too much excitement and happiness in this one post, Jessica!
    You know I am so thrilled that you and Lance are now Mr. and Mrs! I loved EACH and every one of your photos (yes I went through all you posted on your private FB page!!!).
    I had no idea you were a UNITY GIRL now! That is really exciting! I know you love their stamps and you do such an amazing job with them!
    Heather's hop was so well organized and such fun - with such talented bloggers!
    The New Year will be a special, exciting one for you!
    Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!!
    hugs and love!

  10. Congrats! I'm over here all excited like I "know" you! Ahh...the blessing that is the internet. ;D

  11. Congratulations to you and Lance on your wedding my dear friend!! Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!! And your dress is so beautiful!! How wonderful that you got to share it with your adorable children :) Congrats also on being the Growing In Unity Girl!! How exciting!! I will stop in to see your projects!! I hope you have a joyous holiday season filled with love and happiness!! Merry Christmas :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Congratulations my friend, so happy for you on everything. Merry Christmas!

  13. Congrats to you!!!Your photos rae just lovely!Very Beautiful!!
    Wishing you & your family Mrs.Lance Buffa a Very Merry Christmas!!

  14. A big congrats to you made me smile reading your excitement and the wonderful wedding photos!!

  15. Congrats Jessica! So happy for you and your family! Your kiddos are just darling and you all look so happy! Many wonderful years ahead for all of you! Carri~Abusybee

  16. Congratulations Jessica and Lance. I know I said it on facebook. I am doing it here now.!!!

  17. Congratulations to you and Lance on your wedding! Your wedding pictures are beautiful! And your dress is so wow! It is wonderful that you got to share it with your cute kiddos. So a BIG congrats all around!

  18. Sorry I am just now seeing this post! I am awful at keeping up with everyone's blog lately. :(

    Congratulations to you and Lance again on your marriage!!! :) I am so happy for all of you!! I love all of the photos you shared! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Thank you for announcing my owl hop and for the sweet things you said too!!

    I have been looking at your Unity projects today..they are all LOVELY!!

    I love you and hope you feel better soon! We need to get together! I miss you!!!!!


  19. so happy for you and Lance Jessica! I saw a sneak peek of some of the photos on Facebook and am thrilled for you guys! Your kids are just adorable in the ceremony photos and I'm glad it all came together just perfectly!!


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:O) Jessica B.
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