Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dress... Shoes?

Today I was totally blindsided.  My dress is in?  What?


I can go try MY dress on.  Wow.  I got so nervous.  I never thought I would, but even now, two hours later, I am full of nerves. 

Once I try it on, I can find out what height wedge heel or flat fits it.  Immediately the online search began, where I found these!
Unfortunately, they are over $200.  Can you get regular ones embroidered??

Then I found this hairstyle that I love, in case I end up wearing my hair up.

Look! Confetti!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Invitation Samples on the Way

Invitation samples are on their way.  Here is my favorite after looking through everything.

It is a pretty pearly shimmer card, with silvery tones, with a slate ink.  I am wondering if I could opt for a dark blue ink.  I could add a ribbon, and maybe even print a map card.  I could add an envelope liner - maybe navy and white stripes, or a monotone map.Or... I could print our names on a liner, or type "You're invited" and "RSVP" on the liners.  I am hoping inspiration will roll in with the samples!

Our engagement pictures arrived, and are absolutely gorgeous!

Had a few revelations after being at a family wedding this past weekend.
  1. Be clear with the girls that I want them all getting ready with me.
  2. Proactively think of things for the Lind girls.  Consider "Sister of the Groom" shirts... but then what for Bethany?  Iron on shirts for everyone involved.  Cheap ones.  Real cheap.
  3. Make sure people have the schedule.  Have a point person, that is not me or Tim.  No cell phones.
  4. Make pictures as painless as possible.
  5. Nobody missed the garter or bouquet toss.
  6. Bride and groom kicked off reception w a toast (Jameson).
  7. I always miss the guest book.  Maybe put it at the card table instead of at the door.
  8. Be intentional w getting ready pics.  Stage the room.  Must have a suite.
  9. The morning after brunch was such a great end to the weekend.  On one invitation design I saw Adieu Donuts.  It doesn't need to be formal, just some coffee, bagels, and doughnuts go a long way.  Can we fit this in the budget?
All for now!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Invitation Books

Trying to create something that I love, but be reasonable and realistic at the same time.  I'm thinking about simple invitations, but adding ribbon or envelope liners, or additional cards.  Or I can print one piece and add it to a DIY setup, and add layers of papers.  Here are some of the things that have got my wheels turning.
Of course I still love this custom one...

An etsy find.  DIY, envelopper or paper source style, but could add printed pieces from Carlson Craft.
A simple letterpress invite.  Could do only the invitation card in letterpress, but could add an envelope liner, and additional flat printed pieces to this.
A Nautical Invitation Story on Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love the "You're Invited!" and the "RSVP" printed envelope liners.

I like that the 'rope' is tying everything together here, so it still feels like one presentation. Could use a rattan style or a navy and white bakers twine.
Vellum wrapping is a nice simple option for holding everything together.
A little detail on a striped liner.  Could this be a sticker?
Also thinking about a navy and white striped liner, or a solid navy liner, or another map liner.  Could print a text liner, or any of these as a belly band.  Perhaps a matching belly band! With a sticker! And an anchor!  Woohoo!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Working in London

Well I am working in my same cube in New Jersey, but I am looking at British blogs.  Can only dream.

Finding some all around cool things.  Bear with the randomness.

I could see these hung up in the kitchen or dining area wall.
Utility Design, UK

Checking out an artist that I found from a Moo email. 

On the blog, I found this cool post about Giants - about artist Jason Barnhart.
Jason Barnhart. 

A Shit Box for Tim...
A Pocket Shower for Bethany, to make camping enjoyable:

A cool addition to the wedding invitations, by Chris Hannah, made on Moo:
So, Tim, this is what you'd like our wedding to look like?

enough for today.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Am I becoming obsessed with this engagement session?  I believe that planning can be a great way to make a good thing great!  Might as well take the time and pick the best location, outfit, hair, makeup, etc. if I have the time.

Here's one that is gorgeous!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ann Taylor engagement sess inspiration

I love pretty much all Ann Taylor advertising campaigns, and think the current Fall 2011 ads are gorgeous and perfect inspiration for my engagement session.

I found those shots on FabSugar.  Then it led me to these beautiful dresses by the H&M Conscious Collection.
And my dress...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pinterest on a Monday in October


Store sheets in the pillowcases.

save newspapers from the date of big life events and frame pictures in them

Hell yea!
Picky Palate

Cheesy Bacon Biscuits

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • One roll refrigerated biscuit dough, 8 count
  • 6 thin slices fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup Smithfield cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and brush a 9-inch cast iron skillet with melted butter.
Unroll biscuits from can and place into bottom of skillet. Top with slices of mozzarella cheese, bacon crumbles then shredded cheddar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and biscuits are cooked through. Serve warm.
8 servings

Ikea magnetic knife rack as garage for hotwheels.  from Style Files
 Cool outfit.  Really digging the style.

Once Wed

underwater hotel in fiji.  wow.

So cute!

Want one of J&L like this! But there is also something kind of creepy about it.
Love this!  Wish I could buy it, but it is on a sew-it-yourself tutorial.
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