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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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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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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These are not cookies…

November 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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After my Pecan Pie Disaster, I wanted to redeem myself and I had previously  signed up to bring a dessert to my Porch Swing Media meeting Sunday night.  I make cookies all of the time but what didn't occur to me is that I usually use frozen cookie dough or a mix.  Once again this recipe came from my Southern Generations cookbook.

Butter Cookies (Recipe by Renee Nemeth) 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened 2 cups all-purpose flour (My mistake happened here, I used Self-Rising flour!)

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DIY Wedding Mixed CD Favors

November 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
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My husband and I were recently married (9.26.09) and my favorite wedding craft we made were our wedding CDs.  About a month into our relationship, Ben gave me a mixed cd of songs he thought I would like from bands that he loved.  It was his cute way of letting me into his world, one song at a time.  Ben still gives me mixed CDs for random occasions and I love everyone of them.  Because of these CDs I now listen to way better bands. I thought it would be perfect to make a mixed CD to give out as favors...

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