{ dreaming } of a new kitchen
{ taking on } the kitchen

{ party } like you're miss america

So my friends and I had our annual Miss America Party on Saturday.

There was big hair...

miss america party 2011

and big heels...

miss america party 2011

And big puffy sleeves...

miss america party 2011

And big plates of food...

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miss america party 2011

And lots of bling...

miss america party 2011

And a fitting queen.  Miss Nebraska, you were our fave anyway.  Good luck, you smart little cute young thing. 

miss america party 2011

(I don't have a proper photo of me wearing my dress yet -- just a crappy camera phone shot that I took myself.  I will say that if it is possible to rock a mauve polyester tie-strap evening gown that comes with its own ruffle bib, I mostly certainly came close.  It was $4.99 of mauve-alicious  glory.  What it really needed was a short blond Carol Brady or Julie McCoy wig, but I didn't think about that until too late.)

It was still quite smashing.


miss chris



was that a side pony tail along with the ginormous puff sleeve???? xo

chris carleton

Why, yes. Yes, it was! Simulated banana clip, actually. :)




I know it's out o f favor but I love that mauve color. What a fun party idea! Love the tiaras, ;)


ok... could have answered my texted question by checking in here. Looks like all is well. ;) Hugs...

p.s. I took the kids to Tangled today..and then hit a new favorite thrift store nearby. Kenzie walked through and says: "why, are they selling all this broken dirty stuff?" And, then while I'm driving home with a big box of fun vintage books, she says "these books smell like old people."
Ah, me thinks that the little princess spent too many years growing up in Overland Park without thrifty spots nearby ...she hasn't yet learned to savor the appreciation for such goodies?!!

amy h

Oh goodness, I had forgotten about banana clips. These photos are fun every year.


this is the best! love it!


This sounds like so much fun!


I still haven't done this but next year... look out! Instead, my sis and I were texting back and forth - hilarious! My fave was the en pointe ballet to Michael Jackson... heehee!

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