Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Sun

Hey ya'll! Sorry its been so long! Life's been kinda hectic and blogger wouldn't let me upload any pictures for the longest time.

Here's what's been going on: 
School is finally out, and the weather is starting to get hot here in Louisiana.
Justin graduated a couple of weeks ago. I'm so proud of him!!!

I've got a couple of great finds that I've come across lately.
First are these great milk glass bud vases I found for less than a dollar each at Goodwill.
I cut some flowers from our yard and put them on the mantle. LOVE IT!
Next, I found the P-E-R-F-E-C-T ear rings to wear for the big day. I saw them and started drooling. I think they match my vintage-y look nicely. 

Okay, after my last post about shoes, I was determined to get the ones I wanted and I literally searched the web for at least 2 hours trying to find the ones I wanted for a lower price...and I found them! They were originally $98 and I found them for $63. WooHoo!

Lastly, my birthday was this past weekend! I spent the day with lots of loved ones and friends. I also made my Great Grandma Wanda's Carrot Cake.


Coming soon, I will have a post about a great ETSY shop that I've had an experience with and more wedding crafts!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shoe Dilemma

I'm baaack! The semester is O-V-E-R! So, now I'm working close to full time at my part time job and focusing on wedding details.

Today I updated my budget and emailed vendors to check on competing prices. I'm a haggler.

Okay. So. I have this dilemma. I am inherently frugal (thank you mother for instilling this in me). It's about time that I take my dress in to get it altered and I need to have shoes first. Here's the issue:

Beautiful, Beautiful SHOES!
All of the above shoes are approximately $100 and are by my new favorite designer Poetic Licence.
I know, I know. They're wedding shoes. I'm supposedly allowed to splurge. BUT  I really am feeling guilty about even considering buying $100 shoes.. I've never bought shoes that cost that much and probably never will again (if I do).

Here's a cute casual alternative that I would definitely wear the heck out of after the wedding. And hey, who is really going to see my shoes, right?

They look a little more turquoise than in this picture. And...they're less than $40.

So, ladies...Are my splurge shoes worth it? Is this a stupid question (I'm thinking it probably is)? Which ones do you like the best?

Monday, May 9, 2011

2 Months!

So, its getting late, but I really wanted to post today even though I don't have a whole lot to say. Here goes:

We've got two months left until the Big Day!

So, I've got a crazy long list of things to do for the wedding, but I'm trying to put it off until finals are over this week. 
But...here's some hair inspiration to tide you over. I love these! 
Which one is your favorite?

Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring Break & Grad Invites

Last week, Justin and I went with a group of friends on a Church history trip. We went to Independence, MO & Nauvoo, IL. Here's a few pictures.

We had such a good time!

So, Justin is graduating later this month! I'm so excited!!
We made a few simple announcements for his family. Here's Justin making some.

I blurried out some of the details, but we got some really neat scrapbook paper and printed up our own announcement. I downloaded a really neat font to do his name. We made about 20 of them, and they were really cost efficient. 

There is about a week and a half left in the semester for me, so I might be silent for the next week or so. There will be plenty of DIY wedding crafts after class is out, scout's honor!