Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

{Thanksgiving cards I made for my family}

Last night Eric and I came home from spending Thanksgiving with his family in New Jersey. This is the first Thanksgiving we have spent together and it was so nice. On Friday my sister stopped by Eric's parent's house to visit too :)

Monday, November 24, 2008


{click on board to enlarge images}

dress image from
Jenny Packham, James Bond image from Time Out London, venue image from the Knot
martini image from Domino, perfume image from Bond Lifestyle
orchids image from Martha Stewart, dress image from J.Crew, suitcase image from 007 Museum

Yesterday we went to see Quantum of Solace and it was so good! It made me think how cool would it be to have a James Bond inspired wedding? :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dress Shopping a Year Ago Today

image from J.Crew

This is the first dress I fell in love with but was unavailable when I seriously started shopping and also a little expensive :) I love the J.Crew wedding dresses because they are simple and so pretty!

Last year I found my dress on the first and only day I went shopping with my mom and sister in Colorado. It was only the seventh dress I tried on but I knew it was the one. The dress was a gift from my mom and more expensive than I thought my dress would cost but it was a sample on sale for less than half of the original price. I'm pretty sure I gasped when I saw the original price and label :)

{my first fitting}

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Mother in Law!

{birthday banner I made for my mother in law}

{card I made too}

I think it's nice that our moms' birthdays are only a few days apart :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Mom's Wedding Dress

Yesterday I was talking to my sister about my mom's wedding dress. My mom gave it to my sister and sent it to her a few days ago {it had been stored away in my mom's basement}. I love this dress :) The color is so pretty and I also love that my mom bought her dress only three months before her wedding in 1976 in Colorado. Last night my sister took some photographs for me and it fits my sister's dress form perfectly!

images from my sister

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Mom!

{birthday banner I made for my mom}

{bracelet I made for my mom too}

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wedding Photographs Preview

On Friday I was so excited to get an email that our wedding photographs are available to view online! We are receiving a CD with all of the images too :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Technical Difficulties

Over the weekend my computer started to die on me :( Hopefully it's easy to fix and that it's not because of my blogging :) I hope to be back soon!

image from Dell

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Babchi

{card I made for Eric's grandmother}

Thursday, November 6, 2008

30 Before 31

I was inspired by Tara from In This Instance to create my own 30 before 31 list :)

1. Find a creative job that I love
2. Visit my grandfather in North Dakota
3. Visit my sister in New York
4. Visit my family in Colorado - complete
5. Visit Eric's family in New Jersey - complete
6. Simplify my stuff
7. Take a photography class
8. Learn more about Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
9. Learn to play my guitar
10. Take vitamins everyday
11. Drink more water
12. Eat less sugar
13. Exercise
14. Learn to sew {at least a button}
15. Organize my computer and my photographs
16. Clean out my closet
17. Clean out and organize our garage
18. Plan our trip to Duck for next summer
19. Decorate our house
20. Keep in better touch
21. Read a book every month
22. Learn calligraphy
23. Learn to cook some main dishes
24. Go through my keepsakes at my mom's house
25. Create our wedding scrapbook
26. Frame our photographs
27. Find a place to volunteer
28. Watch more movies
29. Make my handmade cards
30. Open up my own Etsy shop

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

On Style Me Pretty

I was so excited to see that Abby picked my starfish boutonnieres to be part of Style Me Pretty's DIY contest last week! :)

Election Day

"Democracy is...the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people."
-Harry Emerson Fosdick

images from Paper Source