Wednesday, May 5, 2010

DIY box

Originally, I wanted to go the whole DIY (do it yourself) bride route. Centerpieces, flowers, save the dates, invitations, favors, everything. I guess I got lucky though because I ended up being able to get a lot of this done for me for less than I could have done it myself. Some things ended up being sort of half and half (we printed the invitations, but all the paper for them came pre cut and ready to go).

I still wanted to do wedding projects though. I really wanted to feel connected to our wedding by creating things. And so the DIY box came into being:


It's mostly full of various types of ribbon, but there are also stamps, green rhinestones and some other fun things. I love the colorful jumble of it all.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Yes, it is a long and made up word, but April 25th marked the one year anniversary of our engagement or as Joe called it, it was our engageaversary.

We thought the perfect way to celebrate would be to revisit the place where we actually got engaged. We got up that morning and made a delicious breakfast of homemade cinnamon bread french toast and sausage. Then we packed our swimming suits and headed for the Cliff Spa. Last year, after spending the day at the spa, Joe asked me to marry him. I can't believe how fast the year has gone!

The tasty cinnamon bread

One of the many beautiful views from the Cliff Spa

Engaged and in love (yes, I wore the same shirt as last year on purpose!)

56 days to go!