Cheers to the New Year!

January 12, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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This New Year's Eve, Ben and I attended the wedding of Bena Vedros and Jason McCain in Houma, Louisiana.  They are two of our really good friends and we are so happy that they got married!  After a night of celebration, we went to New Orleans on New Year's day.  Bena and Jason live in New Orleans and invited us for a huge sleepover at their apartment.  It was so much fun.  I think the pictures from New Orleans are appropriately dirty.

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DIY Bridal Brunch Decorations

November 11, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Nikki and I were in charge of the decorations for my friend Katie's Bridal Brunch on the day of her wedding.  I am proud to report that both the bridal brunch and the wedding were beautiful and so much fun. Here are a couple of our DIY Bridal Brunch Projects: 1.  Candy Bar Wrappers These little candy bars are Hershey's Nuggets in milk chocolate.   I used  Martha Stewart's Miniature Love Candy Bar template for the K and...

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Bridal Luncheon Inspiration Board

October 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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This weekend, my friends Nikki, Katie and I are hosting a bridal luncheon for our friend and bride to be, Katie Murphey.   I made this inspiration board to help keep me on track while I work on decorations and favors. I can't wait for Katie's wedding!  It is going to be so much fun! First Row:   Pinwheels, Mustache Couple,   Doily Chandelier Second Row:  Mums, Doily Table Runner, Invitation Third Row:  Apples

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DIY Bridal Luncheon Invitations

September 29, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple weekends ago, my friend Katie Doughty and I pulled an all nighter crafting these pretty Bridal Luncheon Invitations for our friend Katie Murphey's upcoming Bridal Brunch.   I am pretty happy with the result. We  designed and printed these at my house, cut the cardstock and cardboard with my new paper cutter and sewed them together.  Once that was done,  all we had to do was punch the holes and tie on the ribbon.  It sounds easy but actually took quite a bit of time and patience.   For...

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Vintage Stamps

February 9, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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I love the pretty vintage stamps we used on our wedding invitation envelopes so much. The envelopes we used for our wedding invitations were 100% recycled paper from Action Envelope.   We used vintage stamps that I purchased on Ebay, for the invitations we sent to the wedding party, close friends and family. For all of the other guests, we used the new love stamps which were perfect. Since hiring a calligrapher didn't really fit into our budget and I had no intention of writing addresses on all of our invitations since my husband invited half of  Starkville, we decided on using...

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Our DIY Wedding Invitations

January 23, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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I knew that I didn't want my wedding invitations to be boring or traditional and I wanted them to be as DIY as possible.   I began to get discouraged since all of the invitations I liked didn't at all fit into my budget, but then our friend and graphic designer, Kirby Doss saved the day.  He took my handwriting and ideas and made our invitations oh so lovely. With our wedding invitations we sent a RSVP postcard (which used less paper than a traditional RSVP card with an...

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Daily Blog Tips 2009 in Review

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              I love a good list.  If we have this in common you should browse the entries from the over 90 bloggers who particiated in the Review of 2009 writing project at Daily Blog Tips.   Make sure and read my entry 2009 in Review: 9 Things I Learned While Planning My Wedding. My favorites include: Biggest Parenting Failures of 2009 9 New Things I Tried in My Kitchen in 2009 50 Inspiring People of 2009 The Best of Daily Blog Tips in...

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2009 in Review: 9 Things I Learned While Planning My Wedding

December 9, 2009 by · 13 Comments
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2009 was an exciting year.  I learned to ride a motorcycle, conquered my fear of flying, bought a house and  got married.  Encouraged by Daily Blog Tips recent group writing project 2009 in Review, I decided to write my own review of 2009.  Check out Daily Blog Tips on December 14th to see the complete list. 9 Things I Learned While Planning My Wedding: 1.   Martha Stewart Weddings is  a wonderful source for  creative ideas and advice and has free online planning...

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Rifle Paper Co.

December 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Rifle Paper Co. is now open!  I absolutely love Anna Bond's beautiful hand lettering and illustrations.  She is so talented and creative.  Check out all of her stuff at  Rifle Design, I promise you will love it too.

These are going on my wish list.

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DIY Wedding Prom Pictures

December 2, 2009 by · 15 Comments
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I am not a fan of those "i need so much attention" brides or those "this has nothing to do with the couple" weddings.  I wanted our wedding to be so much fun for everyone involved and for our wedding to truly reflect us as a couple.   I have been to quite a few boring weddings with no activities for those of us who prefer not to dance, so when I saw this DIY Photo booth template over at Martha Stewart Weddings I knew we had to make it.  The best part about this idea is...

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