Friday, September 30, 2016

The wedding is nigh

A truck full of mums...

Marriage license photo op

Playing with her pillbox veil

Pre-wedding tattoo session

Time out for some hiking as a couple

New bridal manicure plus her vintage inspired, handmade wedding ring

The only photo I've seen of the bachelorette party this far - 😂😂😂

I'm super excited for my girl and am hopeful for beautiful weather and a snag-free wedding experience that lives up to her dreams!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wedding prep 'round here

I'm I spent all of Sunday on wedding prep, so I thought I'd share the things I've made thus far for Kelsey's wedding. This is all really for the bridal luncheon, but she saw what I made and plans to use it for the reception too. Score! Take a look at my recent wedding craftiness...

A garland with handmade ribbon swag


Flower accents 

Bridesmaid gifts

And here's a purchased decor item too

While I'm not finished with everything, I did make significant progress. Now, what do I need to tackle next?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This week - aka an adventure in multi-tasking

To say that the upcoming week is going to be busy is an understatement. Take a look at all the things I really MUST do in the next seven days. My plan is just to take one day at a time and keep at my list of tasks until each one is complete. I can do it. I can do it. I can do it. (That's my mantra right now.)

To do - Make bridal luncheon decor; pay bills; clean house; catch up on laundry; mow yard; grocery; evening with the fella
Dinner - Eat with the fella

To do - School; give senior common assessment; make Romantic era exam; update blog; transport tables/chairs to wedding venue
Dinner - Crockpot crack chicken sandwiches + tator tots (I didn't make this last week as planned)

To do - School; CEPT student; ESS; 2nd Opportunity; finish grading senior essays; make Medieval era exam; Skype podcast 7:30
Dinner - Leftovers

To do - School; give sophomore pre-ap common assessment; senior assessment data meeting; help Kelsey decorate for wedding; mani/pedi with Kelsey; color my hair; purchase items for bridal luncheon
Dinner - Out with Kelsey

To do - School; CEPT student; ESS; 2nd Opportunity; submit timesheets; brief stop at Kelsey's bachelorette party
Dinner - Eat at party

To do - School; update ESS quarter paperwork; pick up cake; pick up luncheon food I ordered; rehearsal dinner
Dinner - Eat at rehearsal

To do - Set up and host bridal luncheon; enjoy Kelsey's wedding; evening with the fella
Dinner - Eat at the wedding

Here's the good news: if I can get through this crazy, busy week successfully, then I'll have a whole week off work next week for fall break when I can just relax and work on projects at home. Right now, I'm just living for Saturday night so that I can enjoy Kelsey's momentous occasion and follow it up with quite a bit of R & R. May your upcoming week be filled with family, friends, and enough time to accomplish the things you need and want to do.

Friday, September 23, 2016

August 2016 Midori share - pics + video link

Today, I'm sharing my August 2016 Midori traveler's notebook with you using my Cocoa Daisy subscription. 

If you love YouTube videos, then you can check out the video and discussion of my project here:

If you'd rather check out photos of my project, then just take a look right here. 

I hope you enjoy taking a peek at my latest bit of craftiness. :) 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wedding, take 1

Last weekend, the stepdaughter of my bestie got married in a lovely ceremony held out in a barn in our town. We had a great time being part of their special day. The weather and location were lovely, the dresses and decor were gorgeous, and the food and drinks were bountiful. It was obvious that a lot of time and care had been put into the event. Today, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pics from the Holdcraft wedding with you.

The fella is so good at taking selfies these days; I might have had a little something to do with his training. Haha!

Here I am posing with my other bestie, aka Vonda.

The father of the bride, Mike, with his wife, Vonda

Of course, the engaged couple had to have a couple of shots out by the wedding gazebo.

The fella and I even posed out by the wedding gazebo, but that's as close as we're getting! Lol!

I liked catching this candid moment of Kelsey and Jake.

I had to have a couple of shots with my best girl.

Here I am with my "niece," Caitlin.

We ate and drank and talked and laughed.

There may have even bit a bit of dancing...