A little about me:


I'm 32 & married to the most amazing man, Eddie who is 30. I have a 14 year old daughter from a previous relationship (although Eddie has been her Dad since she was 6). I was 17 when I had her. Eddie and I were married in November 2012 and are now expecting a son in October 2014! We had a bit of a journey for one year trying to conceive our son - I'm sure that someday I will share all of our trials, but for now I'm just going to bask in the joy that we are able to have a child!
It has been 14 years since I have experienced pregnancy and raising a baby so it kind of feels like the first time all over again.

Monday, September 26, 2011

{Little White Church on the Hill} Silvana, WA

A {dream} location - this spot makes both of us smile :)



Thank you's :)

I just had a fun idea :) I need to post it on here so I will not forget later (this happens all the time)...

I am going to use apples (of different colors), pears or mini pumpkins as favors for the guests at the wedding. I am also going to tie tags with "thank you" handwritten on them to the stems of the different favors. I am also thinking I can use these as some type of decoration.

I LOVE Fall! I can't wait for 1 year from now :)


Also, I think we may have found our venue ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Washi Tape {you stir me}

This is a steal from {You Stir Me}'s blog (I'm not wishy washi 9/22/11)
I think this is one of the coolest ideas!!! I can't wait to decorate my liqour bottles, I am also looking for LARGE wine bottles <3
 
Washi Tape




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Could be fun, right?




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Wouldn't this be an easy DIY you could do with any fun Washi tape?




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Add a little punch to your ordinary vases. Seriously, do it.




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Sometimes, Martha keeps it simple.




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How cute would this be for a cake banner?!!




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I'm completely twitterpated with that door.




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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Sembazuru"

The ancient practice of a man and woman folding 1,000 cranes for their wedding is called sembazuru. The tradition itself is called Tsuru wa sennen. The time and energy put into the thousand hand-folded origami cranes symbolized the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage. A couple who could weather the long, time intensive folding process together, supporting each other, talking with each other for weeks while taking on a challenging task was proving their ability to maintain a long term, content relationship.
I wonder how Eddie is going to feel when I tell him we HAVE to do this?! Better get a pizza and some beer to help win him over ;-) I am personally excited for this challenge, and it is so romantic... <3

I have a feeling that 1000 might turn into 100 :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

{invites}

I am thinking of making my own invites... not all from scratch BUT designing them and than printing them off.... fun? Yes! :)

I really like these invites {featured on The Knotty Bride ::Milk and Honey themed DIY wedding::}


Obviously our wedding invites would look a little different, but these are still so cute anyways :)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kids Table :)

I found a new site that I am addicted to! stumbleupon.com, check it out BUT don't hate me for it when you realize you have been "stumbling" for over 2 hours....

Anyways, thanks to my new addiction I found this great idea for a kids activity table at the wedding! {Isn't that cute?}

There was a GREAT idea under the DIY section for "melted crayons"... ((this looks so cool!))

 

I am copying in their directions {mostly so I will remember a year from now}


You will need:
  • crayons in a variety of colors
  • mini-muffin pan (Don’t plan on using this again for anything edible. I got mine at a second-hand store for next to nothing.)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Remove paper from crayons and break them into into smallish pieces. Place inside muffin pan. Have fun coming up with interesting colour combos.
diy wedding favors
kids party favors diy
Place tin in oven until crayons melt. (About 15 mins.)
diy party favors
Remove tray from oven. Let cool for a few minutes, then pop into the freezer until they harden.
homemade crayons
Place muffin tin on counter, turn it over and pop out the pucks. They should fall out easily. Aren’t they gorgeous little works of art?


I am soooo excited to set this up with white butcher paper :) I can't wait to find more ideas...

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's fun to dream...

I couldn't help myself, I HAD to look at the Vera Wang dresses.... now I am ruined! I am so in LOVE with this dress!! Maybe Eddie will be fine with getting married at the courthouse... in his jeans, and me in this dress ;) LOL
 
 
ANYWAYS...
Yesterday I put together my bridesmaid invitation gift-boxes, I can't wait to post pics! BUT it's still a surprise soooo wait I must ;)
I wish we were getting married tomorrow :o)
 
I can't wait to start dress shopping {in person} but for now here are some styles I love <3
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hair

As of this moment my goal is to grow my hair about 10 inches (+ extensions).... so that I can have a fishtale side swoop braid at the wedding :)




This hair looks like I could do it myself also :)

Here are super easy instructions: http://www.beautylish.com/a/vmnza/fishtail-braid-tutorial

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Copycat

I LOVE this whole wedding, definatley stealing some ideas from these photos :)

Enjoy:








Monday, September 12, 2011

Engagement Pictures, part 1

Trying to save money on your wedding? Hire your 12 year old daughter to take your engagement pictures for the price of a chocolate milk :)

We are going to be taking more pictures, but here is the first set:










I have some ideas for the next session, can't wait to share them :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Family Pics (photography by Lindsey)

We got some family pictures taken in August by "Photography by Lindsey"... they turned out AWESOME :) Here are a few....