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Carlynn Thornton

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Welcome to PinkStawberry. Glad you finally made it to our blog. I started this blog to share my ideas and inspirations. I would also like to share new ideas for life's celebrations. I love to travel, entertain and party. But most of all I love my family and friends. My life is busy with my three wonderful kids and dog Biggie. But to top it all off I am loving my life and every little precious memory is worth celebrating. I love design, interior decorating, parties, social gatherings, weddings or any other small etsy reason to get together and have fun. So..... Enjoy life Carlynn

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Thanksgiving is often overlooked. I mean there's Halloween and then there's Christmas. The two extremes. Where is the in between. Thanksgiving!!! Thanksgiving is a heartfelt day within itself. I mean surely don't  you want to give something thanks. I have a million and things to be thankful for. Ican't even begin to say and express thanks enough for what I am truly thankful for. It is the simple things that makes life worth living. The extra seconds, the breaths of air, my health, family and friends. Even the kindness given to me by strangers. The door being held for me, the good mornings, the bagging of my groceries, the fast food meals when I dont have to cook for the family, the waiters going back and forth to refill my drink for the millionth and one time. The person in Walmart,who took extra care to clean the floors and stack the groceries, the person who put the gas in the tank so I could pump the gas for my car, the person at georgia power who made sure my lights were up and running, the people who took my trash away this week, the bus driver who took my child safely to school, the teacher who spent 8 hours to make sure my kids got it. As you can see I can go and on and on for how thankful I am. I am grateful. To me it is one day celebrated as a holiday but it should be everyday that you are thankful and grateful for your blessings. What would the world be without thankfulness? So in preparation for next week, I surfed the net to get some ideas of cool things for Thanksgiving and this is what I found.

I hope these ideas gave you some ideas for Thanksgiving!!!! Be Thankful

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Halloween is a big time of the year. One of the major holidays in the U.S. but October is also a big month too for Breast Cancer Awareness. This year instead of celebrating Halloween try Pinkoween. You can also be tricked or treated with Pinkoween. The trick is to do a montly self-breast  test. The treat is you could possible detect early stages of cancer if performed properly and by doing this you could save your life. In honor of my grandmother, the late Sarah Stradford I am donating this year to the Susan G Komen Foundation to help support the fight against breast cancer and to help with funds for the further research for the cure. If you want to help me in my support and donation with this cause.DONATE....

HAPPY PINKOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Smores Kit

I recently neglected my blog a bit due to my very busy wedding/event planning business. The summer months often get hectic due to the summer brides and of course those summer birthday bashes. I truly missed blogging and promised to do at least one story every week and here it is already Friday again and I haven't did that one story. Not to break my promise, I decided to begin right away with the perfect favor idea I found on the net. I am a lover of  smores so this idea really caught my attention and this is the perfect time to give one to family and friends. The season is changing and the days are getting cooler. I am a lover of the fall/winter seasons and all the things it brings including the cold and snow. Some people say," they love summer because of the warmth it brings". I beg to differ because the winter brings warmth too. I love well-lit fireplaces, barn-fires,hot chocolate, warm apple pies and pumpkin pies. Must I go on. The smores kit idea, I found would make the perfect favor for any occasion whether casual or formal. The trick to this favor is the way you dress it up or down to present to your guest  you can change the twine or bow to compliment your occasion. For example, if it is a casual outdoor barn-fire affair keep the twine, or if it's a holiday dessert exchange you can tie it with a festive bow or ribbon and for a wedding favor use a more fancier ribbon or tulle.  I hope you enjoy this favor as much as I did.

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mondrian Miami

I was recently thinking how much I need a vacation. I wanted to go this month, but I got bogged down in everyday responsibilities and work and decided to just put it off. Well I have decided to go the end of September to Miami Beach and I am staying at the Monderian Miami. So if any of you want to go along in my quest of South Miami Beach, I will be happy to have you. Here are some pics of the hotel and of course I will be stopping in on Evelyn Lozado and her boutique plus trying a couple of the hottest restaurants in Miami.

I feel relaxed already and I haven't event left yet.
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Savannah Riverboat Cruise

Dinner Entertainment 2 hour Cruise
Aug 27 2011-$120
Round-trip Travel on Charter bus from Atlanta to Savannah
Dinner Entertainment
Dinner Orange Marmalade Glazed Pork Loin, Beef Top Sirloin with Horseradish Sauce, Peel & Eat Shrimp Display, Herb Roasted Chicken, Southern Shrimp & Grits, Roasted New Potatoes, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
Dinner Rolls
Fresh Fruit Display
Assorted Seasonal Salads
Chef’s Dessert Assortment
Iced Tea, Lemonade or coffee
Contact PinkStrawberryEvents for more info @678-754-0139

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Back To School

The summer is winding down to an end. It's time for the kids to come back to school. The teachers open house and of course the learning to begin. So why dont you start, your kids back to school year off with ta-da a BACK TO SCHOOL Party. I know they will be truly excited.

On behalf of the kids, this party could be healthy too. Enjoy your Back To School Experience!!
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Babyshower:The Ladybug

What a exciting way to celebrate the birth of a new baby. Have a Ladybug shower. Instead of you doing pink or blue or yellow. Pick your favorite theme and go with that. Thats what happened here, someone absolutely, positively loves ladybugs. Enjoy!!!!

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Color Inspirations:The Peacock

The Peacock is a wonderful touch to any event, especially a wedding. The Peacock brings its own flavor and can make your event a slight different. Enjoy these pics of how the Peacock can be used during your affair. Make it a Peacock Affair.

Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Friday, July 29, 2011

Color Inspirations:Melon and Lime

A melon and lime wedding is a refreshing change. A bit of a fresh air. A sweet tasteful event. You get my point. A melon and lime wedding. Enjoy!!!!

I hope you enjoyed these colors as much as I did.
Carlynn Thornton Melvin

Spa Sentio

Pamper Yourself!!!Through all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we very often forget to pamper ourselves. Pampering gives the body a refreshing feel. It relieves everyday stress and makes you feel you can conquer the world. There are some places you can go to get pampered that makes you feel like you went away for the day. Well this is a place that I found and I wanted to share because somethings just makes the world a better place.

Remember to pamper this summer, it is essential for the body!!!!!!
Carlynn Thornton Melvin