Saturday, January 30, 2010

brace yourself...

Wow...this photo takes my breath away.  Literally.  

Want to see more amazing photography?  
Christian Oth Studio.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sarah's Wedding Ideas

My great, amazing, lovely, beautiful, friend, Sarah, is getting married in June.  She is having a Colorado wedding at a gorgeous church with the reception at the same place.   So, to be the best long-distance bridesmaid I could be, I came up with a few centerpiece ideas for her.  (Please excuse the Christmas decor and bookshelves...apartment living!)

Floating beads in water.

Oh, and I should add...her real colors are black and white, but the only flowers I had at the apartment were yellow...cute, but picture white flowers.  Thanks.  :o)

Want to see our bridesmaid dresses???  
They are from David's Bridal.  
And, they were on sale.  Thanks, Sarah!  
Can't wait til June!:o)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hello Winter!

I just bought this...

...and I think it is the cutest winter accessory ever.

(I haven't been able to find a website for the company, but it is made by Cheveux.) 

We went to Chicago a couple times last month, and both times I saw girls wearing these cute headbands!  So, I asked this obliging passerby if I could snap a picture to begin my search.  Well, just a week later, we found one at a little kiosk at the University Park Mall in Mishawaka!  What luck!

This makes all this snow and cold weather a little easier to handle.  A little.  

Friday, January 8, 2010

Amazingly cute barn wedding

I pretty much am IN LOVE with this wedding!!!!!!
I've looked at it three times in the past couple of days, so I thought I'd share a tiny sneak peek.  But, seriously, go to Style Me Pretty to view the whole thing and read about the details.  While you're there, check out other beautiful weddings and amazing photographers!'s has only been a couple years, but maybe we need a vow renewal??? :o)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kristen's Baby Shower!

Twice in one week!  New Year's resolution is going strong. 

Here are some pictures of a shower I threw last May for our great friend, Kristen. This was while Dan was going to seminary in Kentucky, so the budget was small, but I think it turned out great! We had a fun time painting onesies, munching on adorable cookies (from Missy Bevil!), and talking about baby stuff! 

Paper cards from Hobby Lobby and cute paper cut-outs from Archiver's.

Missy, Kristen, and I 
Great friends from Kentucky who we miss dearly!

For some fun activities we decorated onesies and played a word match game.  Kristen's husband, Viktor is from Hungary, so we matched words associated with baby things in Hungarian to English.  It was funny!

The table.  
The place mats were kraft paper cut into rectangles.  

Missy's cookies.  
Yes, she should go into business.

Serioulsy, too cute!

Simple stamping to go along with stamping on the invites.  

Cylinder vase wrapped with cardstock an CUTE paper cut-outs founds at Archiver's

Nest with jelly beans...yum yum!

Bird House.  
I just picked up a birdhouse at a craft store and painted it to match the nursery!

Bird tree. 
I used card stock, kraft paper (LOVE kraft paper!), googly eyes, twine, and tree branches. Super easy and super cute!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

New Year's goal #1 complete...update blog more. My husband says I am happiest when I am being creative or looking at beautiful things other people have created. 

I agree completely!  

So, hopefully I will be keeping this page updated with my own projects as well as creative ideas from other people.  

I have had this nursery idea in my mind ever since I taught preschool kids. (We read Goodnight Moon over and over and over at naptime...).  Thanks to polyvore for giving people a way to release their creative juices!
Goodnight Moon Nursery

Also, thanks to these other bloggers who have kept me ohhing and ahhing through 2009!

...and many, many more that I WILL mention in the upcoming year.  

Shout out to the hubby who has been VERY helpful in getting me to become a blogger. :o)