Sunday, December 28, 2008

wedding mapper


Click here and play with our map! I will add some more icons later, but this is a good start.

This page even offers DIY guides!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I still don't know what we are going to do about transportation. I like this trolley.

I think that our best bet is to only have the transportation while we take pictures. Then, maybe we could arrange rides from the ceremony to the reception for our wedding party. I think it is a waste of money to pay the transportation to sit outside the church until it takes us to the reception site...two minutes away. Hmmm...

This place may be a possibility as well - but it seems pricey...even though it is much less than some of the others. I need to call some local places as well.

Here are some more:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I heart the holidays!

wedding website!

Due to the stomach flu, end of the semester chaos, long lines at the post office, an unfinished guest list, etc...I have not been able to send our save-the-dates yet: ( Since I will not have them out until next week, I figured I should choose a wedding Web site to include on them.

I found one...

Check it out! And - check back frequently because it needs some work; )

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Here are some hair pictures I have collected. I think I want a low up-do, and I think I may wear a headband. I think I want my veil under my hair...

These are really big, but I like how they are smooth and loopy...

Blog cleaning!!!

Here are some pics I have collected but never posted...

Beautiful ring bowl -

Frames on bouquets -

More mason jars with flowers -

LOOOOOOOVE these pics -

Sunday, December 14, 2008


How did Claire know I am considering cream turbines for bridesmaid gifts??

LOVE this pic! Blizzard '08 -

Saturday, December 13, 2008


The postcards are almost finished! I stayed up to late, but I am happy they are almost done! Now, I just need to make the guest list - yikes!

This info was helpful -

Postcard Standards:

Minimum Allowable Postcard Size: 3.5 x 5 InchesIf the width is less than 5 inches or the height is less than 3.5 inches the USPS will NOT mail your postcard.

Maximum Allowable Postcard Size: 4.25 x 6 InchesIf the width is greater than 6 inches or the height is greater than 4.25 inches, the postcard must be mailed as a letter, higher rate and all.

Minimum Thickness: .007 Inches
Any mail less than the minimum is considered Non-Mailable and the USPS will NOT deliver it.

Maximum Thickness: .25 inches
Exceeding the maximum puts the mail piece into a different mail class, called a Parcel.

Intermediate Sizes are Allowable
A 4 x 5.5 inch postcard is mailable at the postcard rate. As long as a mail piece meets the size, thickness, weight and aspect ration requirements above, it can be mailed as a postcard.

...and this site - USPS - was helpful too!

Wow - this image will help me make sure nothing is covered up as I finish the back of the postcard!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


I have stayed up too late playing with our save the dates! I downloaded a free 30-day trial of Photoshop, and I have been goofing with it all night! I found an awesome tutorial, and I think I have taught myself how to use Photoshop! I think I may use this picture...

Friday, December 5, 2008

SO cute!!

Check out Teardop Weddings. LOVE these designs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I have thought about including Kleenex in the ceremony somehow...since I'm known for crying at weddings. I have thought about little Kleenex packs, a few sheets with a bow and note, etc. I came across this tonight! Perhaps it could go by the guest book or near the entrance...HAHA.

Check it out...

Go to! Be sure to preivew your tissue box!

Hahaha. Maybe I could have a "Kleenex-box girl" beside the "guest book girl" : )

Thursday, November 27, 2008

BM shoes?

I think I will probably have the bridesmaids pick their own silver heels. I haven't really decided yet. Here are some I like from DSW:

Happy birthday, Elsie/Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Elsie's first birthday! I cannot believe it has been a year! Tiffany and Brad had Elsie's first birthday party last weekend, and it was SO much fun! I think Elsie had a blast, too:

We had a great Thanksgiving! I can't believe how quickly the day went by! Before we left, Callie and I went on a pre-overeating run...Once I reached Butch and Judy, I made a SWEET cheeseball turkey...

Mom and Dad brought the turkey, mashed potatoes, orange jello (YUM-O!) and pumpkin pie. Claire brought corn pudding (YUM-O!), and Grandpa brought a poinsetta. All of that was added to Butch and Judy's ham, green beans, apple pie, ice cream, noodles, gravy... I enjoyed having everyone together! After we ate, we went to visit Grandma. She had a busy day!

I wish Lisa would have been a little more talkative...

I guess maybe she was tired...
(Love you, Sis!!)

Elf yourself... never gets old.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Miss you.

Miss you, sisters...(RIP Cheese Ball Turkey - ha!)...

I am in the process of uploading the engagement pics to Shutterly. While I am waiting, I have been looking through old pictures. I came across this:
I am pretty sure Mom and Dad took this picture. I am standing in front of my apartment in Rolla (that I shared with Jules for a while and SL for a while), and I am pointing across the yard to Krista/Kara/Sarah's. Oh how I miss those days and those 55 steps...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Engagement Pics!!

I LOVE all of our pictures, but here are a few of my favorites! I will post a link soon...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Our sweet Cal...

Okay, really headed to bed now. I HAD to add this one of Callie - I love it more every time I look at it! It makes me want to tear up a little!


I should be asleep...

Okay, so I was goofing around (instead of sleeping!)! I think I will make holiday save-the-dates for sure! They will be inexpensive but beautiful! I made this VERY SIMPLE sample...

I may have to good around on Photoshop after school tomorrow!


All my stalking has paid off...

Our engagement pictures are up on Zach and Sarah's blog!!!

Sneak peek:

sunflower stamps!

Mom came across these new stamps from USPS:
LOVE them: )

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

sparkly necklace!!

Jen just sent me a link to this necklace! How pretty is this!?! I don't have jewelry for my dress yet, this could be an option...