Monday, March 22, 2010

Did you know?

...that White House Black Market will be joining the Limited by announcing the sale of bridal gowns? This is an exciting new trend in retail!

For more information on their limited edition gown (seen below!) here.

New colors released!

Essie has released a wedding collection that has some beautiful colors--check them out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring is in the air!

I am so excited that the snow has melted, temperatures are rising and my perennials are making an appearance. Yesterday, I was even able to do a little yardwork...with the help of Pete of course.

As I was soaking in the sun this morning, I started thinking of colorful pinwheels. Don't ask why, perhaps there was a little something special in my coffee. Or maybe my mind was still out of whack from a dream I had last night, where my boyfriend's parents were meeting my parents for the first time in the Target parking lot...and I was wearing a night gown. Getting off track, back to the pinwheels!

I figured that they should be fairly simple to make, and how CUTE would they be as an accessory to an engagement shoot or even an outdoor wedding reception. Just pick out a bunch of different colored papers from your palette and get crafty. OR, get your invitation designer (cough, cough!) to print you sheets of paper with your invitation graphic and really tie your wedding together.

I found this DIY tutorial on the Better Homes and Gardens web site:

What You Need:

+ Paper, fabric, or foam material
+ Scissors
+ Pencil
+ Straightedge or ruler
+ Straight pins with plastic heads or aluminum screw posts (like those used in scrapbooks and photo albums)

1. Cut a square of material to desired size.
2. With pencil, draw two light lines between the opposite corners of the square, using a ruler or straightedge.
3. Make four cuts along lines, starting at each corner and stopping three-fourths of the way to the center of the square, as shown in the pinwheel diagram.
4. Poke a hole through every other corner and through the center of the pinwheel. Be careful not to poke too close to the edge, or the hole may rip when the pinwheel is assembled.
5. Fold the pricked corners into the center. If using a pin, push the pin through the pricked points, then through the center hole. If using a screw post, push the screw post through the underside of the square and then through the pricked points. Secure with screw.

If this craft doesn't interest you, check out the other ones on the BHG site--I found lots of things I would like to take the time and create.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Etsy Saturday

Words cannot express how jam-packed my evenings and weekends have been lately. 2010 is a busy wedding season! My blog has suffered lately, but I am making a conscious effort to give it a little TLC. I will have three new invitation designs on my site in the next few weeks, I will share them here too!

Today was filled with rain and gray skies. Once I got some invitations delivered, a hair cut and dinner made--I was able to sit down with my laptop and do a little etsy browsing. Here are my favorite finds:

Etsy seller, papercutsbyjoe, will make custom silhouettes. Each piece is hand-cut from a single piece of black paper and mounted to acid-free white mat board. I have bookmarked this seller--wouldn't this make a great gift and a nice piece of art?

I'm pillow hunting for the living room couch and came across this one from dedeetsyshop.

This necklace is one of the many beautiful things in botanicalbird's shop. What a great wedding necklace! Check out her shop for some other great jewelry that would make perfect gifts for your bridesmaids...or yourself. :)

Pete's tag is getting a little grubby, I found this one from makeyourdogsmile has his name written all over it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is ready for download!

I'm so glad to be looking at the blooms on this month's calendar--that means that the snow is melting and spring is coming! It's been a rough winter in Ohio. Pete and I are over the snow. We're ready for rising temperatures and walks that don't require coats (for both of us!)

This month's design was inspired by my "Garden Party" invitation, check them out here.


Click on the link below to download your desktop (a new window will open, either drag it to your desktop or right click and "save image as"):

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The new 2010 desktop calendar is still available, I've got TWO and they are available at a discounted price of only $8. Buy a copy for your desk here. Or, download a computer desktop version each month on my blog. Times are rough, I understand. ;)

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