Wednesday, December 28, 2011


So I stopped working with Carter this past week and I'm sad about it.  Luckily, today I met his other babysitter at Old Navy and we exchanged numbers so I might go over and see them some days when I don't have school.  Nursing school starts on January 9th which is exciting but also completely nerve-wracking.  I know it's going to be a lot of work but I also know that I got my BS in 3 yrs and my MS in 1.5 yrs so if I can do that, I can handle this.

Ally is coming to visit for New Years so hopefully I will have some motivation and she and I can get the centerpieces done.  I also would like to get the address labels for the invites printed out so I can assemble the invitations.  I know that once school starts, I will not be getting anything wedding-related done whatsoever.

So basically, this is a list of things I need to get done (in no particular order):

1) Finish centerpieces
2) Label envelopes
3) Figure out favors
4) Make table numbers
5) Make place cards
6) Make/buy cardbox
7) Get Ally's dress
8) Get my dress altered
9) Get shoes
10) Get jewelry
11) Lose 30 lbs
12) Order groom's cake
13) Finalize menu
14) Do hair/makeup trial
15) Make programs

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bouquet Preview

So the wonderful girls at Memories Made Boutique sent me a preview of my bouquets:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chopped Fingers

So tonight was SUPPOSED to be a craft night but while attempting to cook dinner for my fiance, I sliced off a huge chunk of my finger and had to go to Centra Care.  I wound up spending over 2 hours there just for them to tell me I have to come back tomorrow.  They couldn't suture it because the gap is too wide and it won't stop bleeding so they can't put dermabond on it.  So they put this weird stuff on it, wrapped it up, and told me I have to come back tomorrow.  So now I can't go into work and I am going to have to go to orientation at Old Navy with a busted finger.  Also, it cost $250.  They quoted me $475 though so it's better than I originally thought.  Blahhhh. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Silk Flowers

If I never see another one again, it will be too soon.

I am currently in the process of cutting the heads off of the thousands of flowers I purchased from  I'm almost done but my fingers hurt so I am going to try to finish the rest tomorrow and then start making poms again.

Oh, the joys of DIY!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

More flowers = more poms

So yesterday I got about $400 worth of silk flowers in the mail.  The next few days will consist of removing the flower heads and then working on more poms.  I have LOTS of styrofoam balls coming in the mail as well so that will give me plenty more work to do.  I'll post pictures of my progress.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Craft Supplies

So I ordered about $400 worth of silk flowers from which I am waiting to come in the mail.  I also ordered more styrofoam balls on ebay.  Some of them are 5" which will be used for the main centerpieces and then the others are 3.5" which will be used for decoration all over the tables.  I got them from  I definitely recommend them.  They ship very quickly and they will combine shipping costs if you buy more than one thing at a time.  The prices are also very reasonable.  If you are making poms, the styrofoam ball is probably the most expensive part of the entire thing and I did the math and even with 1/2 off coupons from Joanns or Michaels, this is still cheaper (even with shipping costs).

Along with the poms for the ceremony and the centerpieces, I was thinking of possibly doing something like this to decorate the cake tables and escort tables:

For the actual centerpieces, I am hoping to do something similar to these: