Saturday, February 25, 2012

His & Hers

I saw some designer cocktail glasses just like this on a friend's facebook and decided I could easily do those myself.  Etching cream has fast become my favorite crafting tool.  It's so easy and quick.  You've gotta love the instant gratification of something that only takes 5 minutes to work :)

Step 1: Cut stencils out of contact paper.

Step 2: Buy some cheap glasses somewhere like the dollar store.  We had these and were going to throw them out so they were perfect for practice crafting :)  Then get a bottle of Armour Etch Etching Cream.  I got it at Michael's.  It is a little pricey but this bottle will last forever and make hundreds of crafts.
Step 3: Put the stencils on the glasses and paint the etching cream into the stencil.  Wait 5 minutes and wash off.
The result: His & Hers cocktail glasses <3

Sunday, February 19, 2012

My current wedding obsessions

A big bow belt for my dress

Personalized napkins to match signature cocktail


A few flowers in small bud vases arranged together for centerpieces

Wayfarer sunglasses as favors-I can't wait to see the grandparents in these :)
I love this for the sweetheart table
Pearls-don't know if these will go with my dress but maybe I can wear some for one of the other events
A signature cocktail to match our decor
Waterford toasting flutes
My mom got me my "something blue" and had our wedding date and initials engraved on it.  I am going to tie it onto my bouquet
I love this simple elegant cake

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hair Cut

My boy got a haircut today.  He can see again but he's been pouting all afternoon :)

With the looks of the before shot, I think he was mad at me before the haircut too ;)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Meet the Maids

I love these girls....

Katie Gizzi- Bridesmaid
What an amazing girl.  Katie juggles being wife, mother, and owning her own business.  This girl can do it all and always has a smile on her face.  She is one of my oldest and dearest friends.

Kelly Soldwedel- Bridesmaid
Kelly, my Delta Gamma Sister and my only saving grace in Tucson.  If I didn't have her, I wouldn't have lasted as long as I did there.  Despite living in different states, she is still one of the most important people in my life.  I can't wait to celebrate her wedding next year!

Kylie Denning- Maid of Honor
My big sister, Ky Ky.  Despite torturing each other for the first half of our lives, I can now finally say that she has become one of my closest friends.

Mariko Wertenbroek- Bridesmaid
Mariko is (or was) my partner-in-crime.  We have had some crazy days over the last 10 years.  But alas, those days are over now and she is a new mom (and is going to be fantastic at she is at everything).

Niki Costantino- Bridesmaid
Niki and I have been friends for what seems like forever.  We have been through so many life phases together and I can't wait to share all of the future phases together.  She is also my favorite dancer and I can't wait to see her get down at the wedding :)

Paris Davis- Bridesmaid
Paris and I have shared so many good times.  She cracks me up and is the perfect person to go to when I need to let go of all my stress and have some fun.  I am so happy that I will have her by my side on my wedding day.

Shannon O'Connor- Maid of Honor
Shannon, my other maid of honor.  She has been with me through thick and thin.  Through boyfriends, work conflicts, personal tragedies, and "pitty parties".  I have never known anyone in my life that can stay so positive.  She is an inspiration and a fantastic friend.

Shannon Yarbrough- Bridesmaid
Yarbs...there probably wouldn't be a wedding if it weren't for Yarbs.  Since she and Katie own an event planning company they were my go-to wedding information source when I had no idea where to start.  She is a great friend and one of my favorite people.

Easy Flower Arranging

I love Mint Julep Cups for flowers.  They are a really easy, really pretty way to display flowers.  This is my new coffee table arrangement and I used this cup for Poinsettias all throughout the Christmas season.  

Early Spring

Just when I think I can't take looking at the ugly bare trees in front of our house for any longer, they start blooming these adorable tiny pink flowers.  So pretty :)