November 2013 archive

Thanksgiving: The Calm Before the Storm

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Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? Raise your hand.

On the one hand I’ve been counting down the days for what feels like months, and on the other I cannot believe it’s already Thanksgiving. Where has 2013 gone? {Is it just me, or does time speed up the older I get?} I love Thanksgiving–the food, the family…the food…

I think of Thanksgiving as the calm before the storm–the storm of the holidays, that is. You know what I’m talking about. We all get caught in the decorating-baking-partying-shopping-wrapping-fury. So enjoy your Thanksgiving day. Eat a few too many carbs, line your pockets with leftovers (they want you to take the rolls!) and don’t stop til’ you have pie crumbs on your chin. It quite possibly is the last whole, balanced meal you eat before the holiday frenzy.

{Life tips according to Seth: Cook enough for leftovers at Thanksgiving so that you don’t have to cook dinner from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Because of course your Christmas meal should last you from Christmas to New Years. One would think this boy survives solely on leftovers…}

Speaking of leftovers, who wouldn’t want to walk away from their feast with these goodies in-tow?

Goodies to Gofrom The Proper Pinwheel

Thanksgiving Leftover Bagfrom Pizzazzerie

Late Night Snackfrom Bloom Design

Pie Left Overs Printablefrom Studio DIY

So go ahead and get your food-coma on, show some gratitude and get ready because Santa’s coming to town.




A Wilde Wedding: Send Me a Postcard

I’ve always thought the traditional wedding guestbook was kind of strange. I love the idea of looking back and reminding myself of who was there to share my special day, but the book itself is strange. You’re not going to display it. It’s going to be put in a keepsake box and never looked at again.

Knowing I didn’t want to that to happen with mine, I decided to do something a little less traditional and have guests sign their name and give their advice on a vintage postcard. I sourced the postcards from various sellers on Etsy and Ebay. There was a good combination of locations and each card was unique.
When we got back from our honeymoon we had a blast reading everyone’s advice. And their vintage feel was not only perfect for our reception, but can be framed and displayed perfectly I. Our home. . . 906971_10100240286717224_116354661_o

Photography by Burnt Exposure

A Wilde Wedding: All in the Details

We never had a conversation–it was just a given that my mom and I would DIY my wedding. We are crafters. It’s just in our blood. Also, years of scouring wedding blogs and designing wedding stationery just does that to a person. I’m not sure how long after my engagement was announced I started “pinning” ideas, okay it was probably months before it was even official. My mom literally went through my Pinterest board and researched and printed resources to make each centerpiece idea I had mentioned. That’s no small feat–I had at least a dozen ideas. So what did I decide on? As confusing as it sounds, it was a mixture of all of them and none of them at the same time. Huh?!

You see, matchy-matchy is not my thing. Some say it’s a good thing, other’s say it’ bad. I’m indifferent I decided each table would have a different combination of bottles+dried wild flowers+other miscellaneous rustic themed items. In that sense, each table’s centerpiece was different from the rest. However, they were all grounded with a bottle or jar with wild flowers. So they were all the same. Huh?! I know, my head’s spinning too. But really–it’s true!

Best part is–we had most of the items on hand! My mom and I joke that her life of hoarding collecting decorated my entire wedding reception for a relatively low cost. Thank’s mom!

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Photography by Burnt Exposure

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