Tuesday, March 31, 2009

pottery: salt keeper

Yay, we have a salt keeper!
[[stoneware clay, salt kiln]]
I really love this piece. It was fired in the salt kiln, which gives it that unique texture and appearance on the outside. No glaze was applied whatsoever to the outside, that's just what the salt does to the clay. Cool huh? I did add some black engobe to make the letters pop on the lid.

I should be picking up a few more of my pieces later this week. and I can't wait until I take another class.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

7 days!

One week from today, I'll be getting married.
and I can't wait!

My last single weekend:
-buy alcohol
-finish tying up favors
-make smilebooth backdrop
-make magnets
-finish making chalkboard frames
-string buttons into hemp

Thursday, March 26, 2009

finished! finally

Our programs are complete. Hoorah!

single digits

[[image via design crush via ffffound]]
So I've finally made it to the home stretch...only 9 more days to go.

I feel like I've got everything under control. I've recently finished our programs. and I'm putting together our favors tonight.

I still need to string buttons onto hemp for the paper garland and possibly make our smilebooth backdrop (which may or may not happen).

And today was the first day I could see the weather for our day...and there is a 60% chance it's going to rain. BOO. Hopefully they'll be some shifting here and there and the predicted weather will be wrong. Please?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

7 things that i love

Because I've been given a kreativ blogger award from the Mrs.SouthernBelle. Thanks!

1. I love springtime with all it's freshness and blooming flowers. and I especially love tulips.
2. I love DIYing and being crafty.
3. I love mexican food.
I love Boone, North Carolina.
5. I love new gadgetry.
6. I love romantic comedies.
7. I love swedish fish.

Monday, March 23, 2009

life beyond the wedding

[[image via design crush via ffffound]]
I can't wait. I find myself day dreaming of the days after the wedding. of days where I can have all my thoughts back. of days where I can do anything I want to. of days where I can do nothing. of days where I am free.

Only 12 more days!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

someone in iowa loves me

Remember this post...

Well today my heart smiled when I was given this special package from a lovely lady in Iowa.

Thank you THANK YOU
so very much
for these lovelies.


Friday, March 20, 2009

happy weekend.

[[image via design crush via ffffound]]
I hope you guys all enjoy this wonderful weekend. and since it's officially spring and the equinox has passed, enjoy these longer sun-filled nights.

This weekend:
1. go to JoAnns
2. work on gathering/purchasing gifts for parents, and wedding party
3. print and assemble programs
4. wash all favor jars and lids
5. make favor labels
6. S's bridal shower
7. my bridal shower (yes, another...)
8. try to glaze a few of my pottery pieces
9. string buttons onto hemp
10. work on photobooth backdrop?
11. work on name cards for ceremony

gah...let this end now....

3 down

So why is it that THREE of my original point of contacts (rehearsal dinner contact, hotel contact, and caterer contact) did not make it to the finish line?

and I find all of this out in the last 3 days.


(I have full confidence everything will go as planned and all information was passed onward)


So I thought as you got closer to the wedding your to-do list would shrink...

...not grow...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

share the love

So I saw this in a MS Magazine a long time ago and thought it might be fun to incorporate it into our wedding. We'll be talking to our officient about it tomorrow.

"We tied our wedding rings together with a ribbon and asked our guests to pass our rings among them before the ceremony started, so everyone touched our rings before we put them on." ~ Sadie, married in Tuscany, Italy

So most of you might be familiar with palmona's nest and her lovely text bowls. Well since I was taking a pottery class, I made my own version of a ring bowl using a small rubber stamp set I purchased from michaels. I'm thinking we'll tie our rings in the bowl and have our guests pass the bowl to share the love.
Now I just need to come up with a cute saying for this part of the wedding and to maybe help explain why I'm doing it. Any help would be appreciated. and I can't decide if I like 'love' better or 'amor'. What do you guys think?

programs again

The other night I punched and scored all night long...

and he turns another year

So today is a special day. T turns 31! and it's the last time we'll celebrate as single folk.

So to my awesome future hubby to be...


Monday, March 16, 2009

another dress option

For the rehearsal dinner?
white or navy?
or maybe one of the other colors?
Yes? No?

(It's on sale for $80)


So I just looked at my blog countdown...and it's in the teens! and that just makes it seem that much closer!! In the 20's I still felt like I had time, but now that it's in the teens I feel like all my time is just wasting away. Stop. Yes. and JUST BREATHE...

I've been working on my program and we've come up with a final cover.

We thought it kind of fit in a little better than the former ones. What do ya'll think?

Friday, March 13, 2009

happy weekend

[[image via ffffound]]
Enjoy the weekend!! We're off to NC for birthday celebration and bridal shower galore.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

pottery: slump molds

[[stoneware clay]]

Two halves make a whole. Plus small clay pieces trapped on the inside. A handheld rattle.

It still needs to be glazed though (hopefully next week).

signature cocktails? yes?

So I'm thinking some kind of hard lemonade. Recipe suggestions?
[[image found here]]

and Peach Tea (Absolute Peach + Sweet Tea = DELICIOUS!)
[[image found here]]

i'm excited

[[image via BBB]]
I finally got a beloved kitchen aid stand mixer! Yay!
now I have to wait patiently before I can use it.

{big smiles}

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


So I'm thinking this tie for T.
Or this one.

[[images via the tie bar]]
Which one do you think? The smaller dots might match my shoes better, but looks busier on the eyes. So maybe the bigger polka dots? and also, if T wore a polka dot tie, should the best man wear the same tie, or a different one? and if the best man wore a different tie, then what color should it be? I was thinking a solid black tie, but T's afraid the blacks might not match.

What do you guys think?

joel serrato

Oh how I wish I could have him document our wedding with one of his amazing super 8 films.

...I'd give anything...

Everytime I see his work, it makes me yearn for it even more.

{Joel Serrato's blog}

max wanger

This amazing photographer posted another beautiful engagement session last night.

and I'm in awe.

[[images by max wanger]]

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

and speaking of hearts...

Tomorrow is my last pottery class ::sigh::
and we're having a party.
so I made heart-shaped brownies.


shoes, pair no. 2

Yes, I think I'll be a bride that has two pairs of shoes for her wedding. I just don't think I'll be able to stand heels for that long.

and I'm just adoring the inside of these shoes. I'm having a major love for hearts lately.

Monday, March 9, 2009

guest book

I really wanted to do a Polaroid guest book, but after looking at the costs of film and camera, I thought otherwise.

So instead, I made 4" x 6" flat cards for our guests to write us love notes. Then I can slip them into this kolo photo album for trips down memory lane.

we're almost there

T and I went to probate court this morning to obtain our marriage license. Yay!

We're almost there...just a few signatures away.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I'm thinking I want to do a DIY photobooth at our wedding.

and using this as our back drop (but with white hearts).

[[found via a $10,000 wedding]]

Friday, March 6, 2009


Should I get a day of coordinator? Our guest count is looking to be around 70-80. My Mom is telling me NO, my fiance doesn't really think we need one, and me, well I just think we need one for my sanity. But then I'm still not sure. So for all those people out there, is it worth it? even with such a small wedding?


So this is my 4th weekend left until the wedding (it makes me sick to just think about it).

This weekend:
*make program covers
*make guest book cards
*go to michaels/joanns
*decide on day of coordinator
*pom pom
*write out time line for wedding day

I'm having a mini freak-out. Is there anything else I should be doing with 4 weeks left?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

pottery: first finished pieces

So I've been taking this pottery class at callanwolde. and here are my first finished pieces.

This one reminds me of the color of the moon during an eclipse.
[[lizella clay, made by me]]

[[raku clay, built by T, fired by me]]
These are the pinch pots I started to make my very first week (which was 9 weeks ago). This firing process is called carbon horse hair firing. The pots are fired in a raku kiln until they reach an extremely high temperature. Then once they cool to a low enough temperature (but still super hot to touch), you can freely apply horse hair. Just touching the horse hair to the hot pot causes the hair to burn leaving the carbon marks. Aren't they cool?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

a $3,000 dollar wedding

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. Yes. Go here and here.
[[found via Once Wed]]
Is it too late to make 1,000 paper swans to hang at our wedding?


Look at these beauties that were awaiting me when I got home today. I'm seriously in love.
[[from the oh-so-AH-mazing handle & spout]]

AND, I'll be wearing some of these lovelies exactly 1 {ONE!} month from today!! In ONE month, I'll be someone's wife. and that makes me happy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

it actually snowed...in georgia

[[First snow 2009]]
...and I don't have to be at work until 10AM. To bad I got up like normal at 6 AM and couldn't go back to sleep...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

program help again

So what do you think about this one??
Any better? Punch out heart...yay or nay? I couldn't decide if I should just keep it simple with the heart banner at the bottom.


So what do you think? T thinks the doily lace is too much and he thinks we should just use the heart punch. I kind of like the doily lace...but I'm still unsure.

So opinions please?

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