Monday, September 19, 2011


This weekend, I decided to undertake some crafting love because I saw similar ideas on various website and thought "I could do that"  Please excuse the picture taking - I need to charge my digital camera and not use my cell phone :) 

The top picture was cut out of scrapbooking paper that has various spices written in different colors and fonts. 

The bottom teapot was cut out of scrap-booking paper as well with blue, yelling and green stripes. 

The frames are from IKEA and are $2 for 3 frames :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Jobs and New Challenges

My darling fiance started his new job today. He's excited - I'm excited so what's the challenge?!  At this time, we don't know his regular hours.  Apparently everyone in the company chose to go on vacation around the same time so we've been waiting anxiously only to be told "Keep waiting".

We are both excited to have him working again - for the same and different reasons! If you talk to him, make sure you give him an extra "way to go!" :) 


We have FINALLY booked our wedding photographer!  It took literally months to pick someone out and we still haven't met these peeps.  The lovely photographer who did our engagement photos was amazing and we would love to have her; however she would cost us almost double what we are going to end up paying and she would have to travel.  

The photographers we did chose are local to our wedding site and are familiar with the area. They have gone to the local Penn State campus for pictures so KC will be super excited for their knowledge about his domain :)

I have been surfing Pinterest to get my creativity flowing for ideas.  There are some beautiful pieces/ideas out there. Here's some wedding cake love for our fine Tuesday. 

Monday, September 12, 2011


Happy Monday!  

Did I just really say "Happy Monday" and actually sound perky about it?! Oh my - this girl needs some caffeine.  But wait - I'm giving up my morning Starbucks in an attempt to save some moolah as well as to save my waistline from expanding to regions unknown.  It was brewed Jasmine Green Tea for me this morning - which I actually lurves - with a tiny splash of Sweet N' Low. 

I digress from my initial Monday-ness of the post.  I'm trying to be a savvy blogger but let's face it without caffeine, I might only be a half-awake blogger. 

I just recently, ok really a few months ago, joined Pinterest  I'm still not sure what to do with it but I muddle along just fine "pinning" away things I see that I like. 

I made a wedding specific one to hopefully host some ideas for our wedding or pieces of inspiration.  

What do you do with your inspirational pictures for your wedding? Save them to your desktop?  Hide them in a folder in your documents called "K's stuff"? 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mason Jars make the best...EVERYTHING!

I love mason jars - always have since I'm a little girl sitting in a diner in our local town drinking iced tea out of them.  They make me feel young again, connected to my hometown and my family as well as just plain fun!  

I've seen a lot of options for mason jars in weddings and I'm definitely incorporating some into our wedding.  KC is a big fan of drinking out them too!  Below is an idea I came across for a Canning Party which sounds like a blast but I love the shape of the invitation for maybe an RSVP card or schedule of events. 

Mason Jars

Oats and Raspberries

Not sure how wedding specific this is but I felt the need to share.  

I just discovered OATS - yes the quick cooking oats in the cardboard jar from places like Target.  How it is possible in my 20 some almost 30 some years I have never thought to make myself a breakfast of quick cooking oats?! They are much more delightful than instant oatmeal, more filling too.  

Today's flavor was oats with fresh raspberries and a tiny teaspoon of strawberry spread!  I hear it's healthy too - so I guess it's wedding related in terms of losing some weight before the wedding!

Thank you Target for making me aware of these amazing breakfast-ing options!