Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy (early) Friday!


(image from yes please)

I'm doing today like a Friday post because I have a three day weekend! Woo! I took tomorrow off to hopefully visit a cute little baby that just joined the family. I am looking forward to handing out candy on Saturday and I am going to a Bridal Brunch on Sunday.

What are you guys up to? Hope you have a great one!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All I Want is an Egg Sandwich

Stumbling upon a new fun wedding related blog is a double edged sword. On the one hand, I am psyched to find new pictures and ideas. On the other hand, I am over stimulated already to say the least. I advise you check out Lu Lu Belle and Inspired by This. Anyways, here's some eye candy:


(image via lulubelle)

I love it! Why aren't there more brides with shades? It's sunny out there!


(image via ruffled)

Drooling on my keyboard a little looking at the hairstyle. Maybe I should go to the hairdresser (I know mine could definitely pull this off, shes like a magician)


(image via lulubelle)

Nice groom outfit. The vest is slaying me.


(image via inspired by this and it was definitely on martha too)

I loove the bouquet. And the ribbon. Maybe just the ribbon? No the bouquet too!

Good links!

Bird Inspired Wedding Details

Weddings with Chalkboard Details

Welcome 'buckets'

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 for Tuesday

Man, the song thing just kinda stopped happening huh? Well I will start using song titles when I spend more time thinking of a title than writing


(image via oh happy day & project wedding)

Jordan is so awesome. How much do I want to make tons of this??? And I can with such cheap materials!!! Also, the mode of storage is adorable


(image via once wed)

I am completely head over heels for this. I love the simple sweet decorations and the tree stump vases. Why do I like tree stumps so much?

Also, we do I get wood stumps? Are these florists providing them or do I need a lumberjack friend? If so, any of you out there?

Monday, October 26, 2009

when its time to party, we will always party hard


(image via oh happy day)

So this weekend was actually filled with wedding related things:

1- we may have actually done the guest list? Minus a few here or there that I'm sure we've forgotten, we are at around 130

2-both my future sister-in-laws are getting married next fall so on Sunday we just discussed various topics/we are going to a bridal show next weekend.

3- we spent last night on youtube looking up songs for the wedding. We were singing smiths really loud at 11 pm so just another reason I am glad not to have downstairs neighbors anymore. We seemed to establish bands/artists more than songs but we had fun picking songs for 'moments' of the wedding day. For example, "I now pronounce you..." followed by 'when you were young' by the killers or when we first go into the hall and 'party hard' by andrew w.k. starts playing.

4- the only thing i accomplished about flowers was complaining how much they cost

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hair/ Flower Inspiration




(images via i am a greedy girl)


(image via style me pretty)




(images via martha stewart)


(image via hostess with the mostess)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Inspirations from the absurd amount I've spent on the internet lately


(image via martha stewart)

I want to make these so bad. Can I just steal all of Grace Bonney's wedding????


(diy instructions here!)

Please someone buy this dress because it is gorgeous and I already have a dress! Also, I don't think I could squeeze my chest into it!


(buy this dress here!)


Drool worthy photo shoot

Party decor inspiration

Good checklist for anyone freaked out by the knot's


Sweet wedding


Inspired wedding ( love the decorations!)

Nice flowers/table

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Friday!


(image via mustard and sage)

Friday, thank god its you! I though you'd never come!

What are you up to this weekend?

I am cleaning, packing, and possibly baking and crafting.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

'Massive Nights' (Hold Steady)

Few weddings things have made me shout out loud 'OH MY GOD!' but this is one of them:



(check out the whole post here)

So fun! I want it, I want it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Book of Love

Couple things:

I have decided in lieu of racking my brain or cutesy titles for my posts I will just start to list songs we are thinking for for the wedding. Today I started with "our song". It is by Magnetic Fields (who I love) but we will be using the Peter Gabriel cover (Ry loves). Good mesh of our music tastes.

I am glad I am getting married in the summer because right now my skin is rebelling like it is 13 again. My skin is super dry and I keep breaking out. I know what you're thinking: hot mama! right?

I have also decided to start entering as many contests as possible in order to win wedding swag. Its not wedding related but I won a book at work! And it's one I actually want to read! I'm off to a good start!

Also, I know this may sound insignificant but I made a really awesome dinner last night. I've been having one of the weeks (ok so maybe 2 weeks) where all my cooking experiments have yielded 'icky' results. So yesterday's dinner made me feel great! I feel like spinning in a circle and singing 'she's gonna make it after all!'

Also: mental note: check out knot's to do list today. Not that I want 'to do' all they want em to but I like checking things off. It made me feel very accomplished to check off everything I wasn't going to do and the list got so small!

I am beginning to feel more purposeful (word? anyone know? it sounds like one). I have decided to quest for all things flower related. Atleast that way I can officially decide on non-floral handcrafted or find an affordable fresh alternative. I even feel a sigh of relief coming on! Judging by the prices of bouquets I do not even like though, I am dubious of finding something I like easily or quickly. Is it so much to ask for daisies and billy buttons without tons of spray roses???

Anyways....I love these:


(image via martha stewart from grace bonney's wedding)

I'm sure most of you have seen Grace's wedding on blogs or in the new Marta Stewart fall weddings issue. I am in love with her details. The printed vintage scarves for invites, the fabric buttons on the favors. Now Ry doesn't get super excited about wedding stuff like I do ( frankly I don't know how I would react if all of a sudden he started talking about table decor) but I think he would be smitten with her idea of using her and her fiancee's silhouettes and their cats too!


(image via snippet and ink)

What a sweet bird! Sort of along the lines of what I am doing but for my ring bearer, I'm using a toy car.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What a week. Wait it's only Tuesday?!?

Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you could sleep for 3 days and still be tired? I'm having one of those.

I wish I had more things to post that I have

a) accomplished

or

b) in process

but i have been spending time looking up thanksgiving recipes (we're hosting) and researching crafts to make for christmas gifts (the past 2 years i have attempted to make all my gifts. lets hear it for year 3!). I know what I still need to do but I think the need to unpack and sort out the new house on top of the aforementioned things has me putting 'wedding stuff' near the bottom of my list. That of course is not stopping me from surfing the web for wedding images (why? because I can't stop myself? because i want to torture myself with more ideas than i can physically cram into one day? you can't see me but i'm tapping my nose with my finger. bingo.)

also: I had a dream the other night ( nightmare actually) that all of a sudden it was my wedding day and all i had on was a towel and no food or drinks and I was in someone's attic stealing treasure. I hope the actual day runs a little smoother than that.

Heres my favorite find from yesterday:


(image via once wed)

what an unbelievably gorgeous dress. And I love that the girl had dreamed of it and then found it at a vintage place at a crazy discount.


Also, Links:

Very sweet photo shoot


If you need a pick-me-up

Welcome boxes

I love their wedding sign

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why are shoes so expensive or sold out????







(all shoes from mod cloth)

I'm Back, Baby


(image from here)

I think our computer is finally fixed! Yay for the internet! For real this time!

Things on my mind:

1. flowers
2. wedding music (in part because i can't get arcade fire out of my head after seeing 'where the wild things are'. that would be a good song to play! also, i found this super rad version with david bowie!)


3.

(image via hello lucky)

Umm... yeah. I totally want that headband.

4. dieting/exercising
because right now my diet is basically this:

(image via fred flare)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On My Mind


(image via mustard and sage)


(image from here)


(via mustard and sage via emerson handmade)


(image via mint design blog)

Also:

This entire wedding

Great favors, great wedding

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Inspiration for Summertime ( Courtesy of Martha, Martha, Martha)

So I finally got my grubby little hands on the new Martha Stewart Weddings. Even though I already feel overwhelmed with wedding everything for ideas, I couldn't help myself in picking it up. ( Seriously considering the flowers, all I need is a paper punch??? Sign me up!)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nothing Like a Day Off...


(image via le love)

... to start the work week!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pouf!




(all images via fatalefemme's etsy shop)

I am hoping I might be cool enough to rock an awesome hairpiece like these. I can't stop drooling over them. Also, the pictures makes me miss my nose ring. Also, love her hair in the last image. I don't know why I have fallen back in love with short short hair so much but I have. I might look ridiculousss with it though.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Miss me?

Sorry about the delay in posting. I posted a couple drafts I had in the works prior to our computer not wanting to connect to the internet all week. It is truly sad how much I missed it. So as far as updates:

1- ate the rest of the cupcakes, probably deciding on red velvet and chocolate chocolate (made mental note to ask about cream cheese frosting at an august wedding) or maybe lemon coconut. I'm going to grab more cupcakes this weekend for a certain visitor this week and will let them know I want them to bake me a bunch of cupcakes next summer

2- i have my wedding dress hanging upstairs. It makes uneasy to have an article of clothing i have spent so much money on hanging in a closet.

Some things I love...


(image via snippet and ink)

Ummm... I totally want her hair!


(image via sunday suppers)

Love these easy breezy flowers



(image via snippet and ink)

I love the braided ring. Its probably for the best that no price is listed.



(image via brooklyn bride, the whole post is super)

Love bowls of flowers and I am also pretty obsessed with cardigans....


Link-y links:

So true, so true

Such an awesome idea if I had any lying around


Seriously great DIY

Insane to take on as tablecloths??

Anthro inspires

Sweet centerpiece idea

Gift idea