Thursday, January 26, 2012

Save The Date Postcard

I feel like I've been in hibernation mode lately, but I really haven't.  We are a little less than 3 months out from our wedding, and I have been trying to focus on that.  We sent out our Save The Dates at the first of the year, and I'm finally getting around to blogging about them. 

D's Aunt Hatty and I designed these cute postcards back in November when I went to see her.  We spent a lot of hours trying to come up with something that we loved.  After I left that Sunday morning she added a few simple finishing touches, printed them out, rounded the edges, and hand delivered them to me.  When I saw them for the first time on Christmas Eve,  Yes, totally and completely!!  She in one talented lady, and so excited that I soon will be her niece!! 

I can't tell you the graphic program that she used, but I can tell you that we downloaded the calligraphy font from for free!  Yes...I said free, people!  If you haven't checked out that website, I suggest you do so.  Back to the postcards...we were inspired from a few pins my Wedding Pinterest board, a recent Save The Date Magnet she received, some clip art on her computer, and even a few margarita's!!  LOL!  We used one of my favorite Engagement Pictures on the front, and added more text on the back to make it appear like a post card.  We used a cream colored linen type cardstock paper, so it gave it a vintage feel.  I just love how everything came together and was just as I envisioned them to be!  We've finalized the invitations, and I can't wait to send those out!!

What do you think?  Just curious...did you design & print your own Save The Dates, or did you have them made up by a larger company?  Let me know if you have any specific questions!!

Linking up too...
It's A Blog Party
The Girl Creative
Today's Creative Blog
The Shabby Chic Cottage
What Allie's Making Now
Somewhat Simple
Lovely Crafty Home
The Sisters of the Wild West
Polka Dots on Parade
Ginger Snap Crafts
Not So Homemade

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Giveaway!!!

Yep, that's right...Expressions Vinyl is giving away a Silhouette Cameo to one luckly person! 
And that lucky person could be YOU!! 

They will announce the winner January 25th, so head on over to the Silhouette Cameo page
and check out how you can win!

Friday, January 6, 2012

I was featured!

Just a quick post to let you all know that my Fabulous Earring Holder was featured over at
Jewelry Display Ideas today!!! 

Click here to go check it out!

Old Cabinet Door to Fabulous Earring Holder

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year...excuse my lack of posting

Hey ya'll!!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a fun New Years!  We sure's was crazy, on the go the whole time, but we still enjoyed it!

Christmas was great!  We were able to spend some time with both of our families, ate way too much food, and received some wonderful gifts.  D was a little spoiled by me this year, but then again so was I!  I got him some hunting stuff he's been wanting, tickets to George Strait & Martina McBride (on his bday weekend in February, holler!), new pair of Oakley's, and some other odds 'n ends for our shed.  I think I'm more excited about going to see Gorgeous Strait more than he is...after all this will be our 3rd time seeing him.  Ya'll know that's how D and I met, right?!  So yes, this is extra special!!  He got me some bLinG bLiNg for my ears!  I've been wanting some nice studs for a long time, so excited that I finally got them! 

New Years was such a blast!  First I spent all day cleaning, tearing down Christmas decor, and getting our house back in order.  Then I cooked D and I some Chicken Fried Steaks for supper, and we eventually made it out the door to celebrate with our friends.  We stayed out way too late, so the next day wasn't as fun!  We pretty much lounged all day, took naps, and watched tv.  Monday we didn't have to work so we lounged in the morning, looked at Honeymoon stuff, and then I finished my cleaning in the afternoon.  It was a great day!  We came back to work on Tuesday, but I wasn't ready to come back.

I've been really busy with wedding planning....we are under 4 months away, I can't believe it!  Save The Dates are a little behind schedule, but are going out today and tomorrow.  We are this close to booking our Honeymoon in the Bahama's.  I've been googling, pinning, and brainstorming like crazy for decorations, flowers, etc.  My mind has been going non-stop lately, I kind of feel like I'm in a whirlwind!  Me and the girls picked out a date for my bachelorette party and 1 of my showers for the end of March. 

So yes, it's been a little hectic around here, which is why I haven't been blogging much.  Hoping to change that, or at least get 1 post in a week from here until April...I will try, but no promises!!  Hope you are having a great start to the New Year!! :)

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks to catch you up (Chiefs game, Christmas, and New Years)...

Andrew, Ashley S, Aimee, Mom, D, Me, Trevor, and Nicole
We went out to eat at a Japanese Steak House while in the {big} city, yum!
Chiefs vs Green Bay Packers Game!
Michele, Ashley S, and I!

Bernie is his Christmas sweater on Christmas Eve

Me and Aunt Hatty on Christmas Eve

D with his new Chiefs shirt and Chiefs flag for the shed

D and his new Oakleys...yep total dork! ;)

Us on NYE!

Me and my friend Jess on NYE

Our friends, Jess and Jeff

D and Jeff on NYE!