Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Crack

And now the recipe....

Here's a delicious re-post just in time for your holiday candy and cookie making. It's one of my all time favorite recipes.

Now that I have your attention, I'd like to teach you how to make this highly addictive and every so delicious simple candy recipe. No, you will not need to go buy fourteen boxes of Sudaphed and a gallon of Acetone; just get the following ingredients:

1 cup butter (do not use margarine - this is not a healthy recipe)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 sleeves Saltine crackers
1 cup of chopped nuts (in this recipe, I prefer male candy)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line a bar pan or cookie sheet (the pan/sheet should have a rim so that it can hold the goodness in) with aluminum foil. I also spray the foil with cooking spray, just to prevent any delectable bits from sticking. Next, line foil with rows of Saltine crackers. Yes, I said Saltines. Hang with me here, you won't be disapointed.

Next, melt the butter and combine it with brown sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring to boil and boil for two minutes. This now caramel syrup will be very hot so be careful. Several blisters and a melted plastic spoon serve as a good reminder of candy syrup safety. Pour the caramel evenly over Saltines and bake for 10 minutes.

Immediately after removing from the oven, pour the chocolate chips over the crackers. Let stand for two minutes or until chips are soft. Spread the chocolate as evenly as possible over the crackers and then top with the nuts. Refrigerate until hard.

To make it offical "Crack," just break the goodness into pieces, sampling for quality control of course, eat and enjoy.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My wedding is in less thank 6 months and my hair is a lot shorter than I want it to be. I had cut ALL my hair off in 2008 to donate and was hoping with a year and a half to grow it would grow back to a really nice length. Now with only 5 mere months, I'm worried it won't reach the length I want and so i've now added to my hair care regimen. Currently I am taking vitamin E, a multi-vitamin and a tri-omega to aid in growth. Is it working? Who knows.

Today I started using two different products. The first is the SeaSource Detox Spa Hair Mask and the second if the SeaSource Detox Spa Rescue Wash. I used the wash, then the mask per the instructions. My hair feels good, clean and smells clean. We'll see how it goes. Hopefully this will keep my hair healthy and promote growth!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bathroom Basket

I chose a basket in navy that is the same style and color as the basket for our pashmina's, just smaller. See a theme here?? Even better, our bedroom is navy so the baskets will get repurposed after the wedding. Purchased at Michael's on sale, with a coupon.
Here is a list of possible items:

• Tylenol
• Comb
• Brush
• 1st aid kit
• safety pins
• chap-stick
• lotion
• hair-spray
• shout wipes
• gum
• mints
• tissue
• nail file
• mouthwash
• dental floss
• Tums
• deodorant
• body spray
• toothpicks
• cups for mouth wash
• sewing kit
• safety pins
• lint brush
• static cling spray
• blotting papers
• nail clippers
• tweezers
• breath strips
• scissors


• Tylenol
• Comb
• Brush
• 1st aid kit
• safety pins
• chap-stick
• lotion
• hair-spray
• shout wipes
• gum
• mints
• tissue
• nail file
• pads
• tampons
• clear nail polish
• mouthwash
• dental floss
• Tums
• deodorant
• body spray
• toothpicks
• cups for mouth wash
• sewing kit
• safety pins
• lint brush
• static cling spray
• bobby pins
• blotting papers
• nail clippers
• tweezers
• breath strips
• scissors

-perfume samples

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tiger Butter

1 bag of white chocolate

1 bag of dark chocolate (60% coco)

3/4 cup peanut butter

Melt the dark chocolate and spread on waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Next, melt the white chocolate and peanut butter together and spread on top of the dark chocolate. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or place in freezer for 20. You can cut with a knife or break with your hands.

I got this recipe from a fellow knottie. It is sooooo simple. I think next time I will use milk chocolate as I prefer that. I will also probably do it in a smaller pan to avoid the spreading situation I created for myself.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mrs. Gill's Nuts!

No, the mother of one of my best friends isn't nuts, but this is her recipe for these awesome nuts.

l pound can of mixed nuts
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp. water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix 1 egg with 1 1/2 tsp. water then add the nuts-mix all together.
Then mix 1 cup suger with a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and add that to the nut mixture.
Spread mixture on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Take off paper immediately when cool and break into pieces.

It is just awesome. I'm definately considering using this in our OOT gift bags for the wedding!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Door Hanger

The idea for making a door hanger was not mine. It's true, I have zero origional thoughts in terms of my wedding planning, but I loved it. I created this in using their long invitation, and moving around the graphic, text bozes and changing the color and font to my liking. I punched a 2" hole in the top, cut a slip and viola. It looks great. I think it will be a nice little extra touch for those guests who are staying in the rental houses. And it will be a fun addition to our "OOT" gift bags. Using my VP coupon, they were 10 for FREE. Just had to pay shipping.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Favor!

A co-worker asked me to create a little something something for her sister's upcoming 21st birthday. Her idea was to do a t-shirt or tank top for the girls who would be going out to celebrate. I asked her to give me some ideas and here is what I came up with. I think it turned out pretty good myself. The plan is to print the design on iron-on transfer and put them on pink tank tops! I can't wait to see the final product. Enjoy ladies!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Paw House Inn

It's apparently a day for the dogs. FI and I were lucky enough to stumble on the most incredible place ever. The Paw House Inn!!! They have two locations, both in VT, and it is the best place to go if you are a dog owner and want to vacation with your dog. Both Casey and Foley loved it and it solved a huge dilema for us! The staff are great, we were treated well, the place was clean and they even had biscuits for the dogs.

They operate on "No Dog Left Behind" as their motto. And it's true. The dogs are allowed to stay in the room with you, and allowed to be in the Inn, just not the dining room. When you leave and can't bring your dog with you, they allow you to bring your dog to their onsite kennel to stay while you are out, where they can even watch TV!

The Girls!

Here is a great picture of Angela, Shorty, myself and Laura from Surge's Wedding in August.

Homemade Dog Biscuits!

I've been working on a baking project that I'll post separately, but I thought the dogs felt left out. I searched for a really easy recipe that I would have the ingredients in the house and here is what I found:

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. --- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn easily

I did them in drop form, and only had to cook them for maybe 15 minutes if that. Our dogs LOVED them. I also cut the recipe in half as that was all the WW flour I had and it was the perfect amount!

Friday, July 17, 2009

DIY Pashmina Saying

I saw this great idea when thumbing through a friends wedding pictures! My thought is to purchase about 10 or so pashmina's in blue and white, tie them with a bow and place them in a basket at our reception site with this sign. I'm just starting my DIY paper projects and wanted to start with something simple! I think it came out great. And there is finally a cohesive feel starting to run through my ideas and completed projects.

DIY Unity Candle

This was one of the first DIY projects I added to my list. The price of unity candle sets are outrageous! I purchased the pillar candle and two tapers from my local craft store and with a coupon all three came to under $5.00. I had my amazing knottie monogram maker Jill rework the monograms she origionally designed so that it would work better. I then printed the monogram on vellum paper, cut it to size, added some bling and, using glue dots, sealed it to the candle. I then used ribbon to frame it out. I don't think the picture does it justice! When all was said and done, I easily did this project for under $10.00, which I would guess saved me about $20.00.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Foster Puppies!

We are crazy, I know, but a good crazy. Okay, so really it is me who is the crazy one. We got an urgent call from the girls who run the rescue organization that we adopted our younger dog, Foley from. They needed foster homes for a little of 7 puppies. I was all over it! We showed up to pick up our one forster pup and headed home with two, a brother and sister. This was a week ago this past Saturday. We already have two dogs, a yellow lab and a chocolate lab/mix. She is 12 and he is 1.5 years respectively. They weren't too happy, but the puppies were adorable, kept me busy and were eventually loved by all in the house! Ethan was adopted this past Friday and Ashley last night. They have both ended up with great forever homes and I am just thrilled. And yes, we will total foster again, it was an amazing experience.

Flower Girl T-Shirt

I am so in love with this project! My neice Molly is our flower girl and she will be 4 at the time of the wedding. It is so important to me that she feel included in our wedding party and that she feel like one of the girls. My plan is to make t-shirts or tank tops for my girls to wear while getting ready, so I decided I would make one for Molly as well.

The pink t-shirt was purchased at a local craft store, as well as the rhinestone iron transfer. Total cost for both was $4.39. You can't beat that. I was unsure at first since I had never done anything like this. I read and reread the directions, washed the t-shirt and plugged the iron in. The t-shirt looks AWESOME! I am so excited about it and can't wait to see her little face light up.
It was really easy, and the end result is so great, I would absolutely reccomend this to everyone. And with a coupon, it could be even more affordable!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Flower Hair Clip DIY!

I bought a white rose and white peony at Michael's Crafts, cuts the stems as flat and as close as I could. I put some hot glue on the flower and then some on the little clips and pressed together and viola! Not bad for under $5.00 total! The clips aren't large but are pretty tight and hold in my hair really well. Overall, I'm really pleased with the outcome. I most likely will not be wearing one the day of the wedding, but maybe for another wedding related wedding event or two, I'll just have to wait and see what my personal stylist (Sean) has to say.
Next time flowers are on sale, I may pick up a few more to get some different colors and styles and see how they look. I've got a whole bag of clips left and an endless supply of hot glue.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Engagement Party!

Here is a picture of the cake at our engagement party. Kudos to my mom for going with Costco! Not only did she save some money, but the cake was DELICIOUS! I highly reccomend them to anyone for any party.
Our engagement party was a great day to catch up with a lot of our family that we hadn't seen in awhile and to get together with everyone. Everyone was really excited to hear more about our wedding plans. The save the dates were already out, so everyone was aware of our plans and it seemed like everyone was on board.
We are also grateful for the really wonderful gifts we got. I can't wait until our next wedding related event! And I definately think our wedding will be a ton of fun.

Surge's Last Fling...

One of my best friends is getting married in August and to celebrate her last days before getting married, a few of us gathered in Vermont, our old college stomping grounds and had us a little thing! I had a Knottie friend, Tracy, design us a monogram to use on our goodie bags and it came out awesome!! THANK YOU TRACY!!! I printed the monogram on full sheet stickers and then cut it to stick to the bag. If only I had thought of it sooner, I would have made some t-shirts.
The goodie bags contained all of he bride-to-be's favorite snacks and candy as well as a bottle of water and a personal packet of asprin. We also had some penis straws, chocolate penis pops, as well as fluff-filled chocolate penis's.
The day after the bachelorette shenanigan's was our other best friends baby shower! And it was great. Erin got a lot of wonderful things to welcome her little girl to the world and we had a great afternoon. We kept it semi-casual with light tea sandwhich's, pink lemonade, iced tea, cookies, and really awesome Ben & Jerry's ice cream cakes!
Now that things have quited down for a month or so until Surge's wedding and our big week of vacation in Scituate, MA to celebrate the wedding and relax, I'm getting back into wedding mode and will hopefully be working on some ideas.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I have a ton of things to update, and will hopefully get to that over the next week or so. We celebrated with our engagement (only 6 months after the fact) with family and friends last weekend and it was a great day!!! It was so wonderful to see so many of our family members and friends. The weather was was perfect, the food was amazing and the company was the best! We also got some really amazing and generous gifts!

I'm still working on thank you notes, but I am so excited to be using our Monogramed thank you notes! I hope everyone loves the as much as I do.

Next weekend I will be heading to the Green Mountain State of Vermont for a Babyshower/Bachelorette weekend! And no, they arn't for the same people! We've got some really cute things and fun things and um, don't tell your momma things planned for the weekend!

Stay tuned...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cape Hatters voted #7 Best Beach!!

Dr. Beach released his "Top Ten Beaches for 2009" list this past week and I was beyond excited to see our destination wedding location was #7 on the list! That is correct, Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is on this years list. I, of course knew our destination was pretty spectactular, but it's a nice selling point to guests and well, let's face it, it feels good to have my feelings about the place backed up! So, WOOHOOO!! We are under one year away and I can't wait to sit in my beach chair on the beach with all my family and friends next year!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Funfetti Cookies!

I posted about making these a few weeks ago, but wanted to take a moment to share the recipe. This is such a great alternative to the standard chocolate chip. Especially if you don't like chocolate. Personally, I love chocolate, but sometimes you want a cookie that won't melt in your hands! So, thank to here is the recipe. Enjoy.

1 (18.9-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Funfetti® Cake Mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 (15.6-oz.) can Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Funfetti® Vanilla Frosting

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine cake mix, oil and eggs; stir with spoon until thoroughly moistened. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With bottom of glass dipped in flour, flatten to 1/4-inch thickness.
2. Bake at 375°F. for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
3. Spread frosting over warm cookies. Immediately sprinkle each with candy bits from frosting. Let frosting set before storing. Store in tightly covered container.

*NOTES: I did not use any frosting on mine, and they were great. I tried it, but it wasn't easy and it wasn't working out well. Also, I always use a melon baller to scoop my cookies and then flatten with my hand.

I've read up on some reviews from other bakers, and you can use almost any kind of cake mix to make cookies. Should be fun trying them all out. I'm going to work on taking the oil out and making them more low fat!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Save The Date's!

After many house of laboring over what to do, what to include and how to design them, the Save the Date's are done! Included in each personal packet is a magnet and a brochure with all sorts of information about our wedding and about our destination. We used one of our awesome monograms for the magnets and I designed and wrote up the brochures. Both were printed through VistaPrint. I used card stock to make the pockets, a stamp and some embossing powder for the starfish on the outside of the pocket. I created monogram stickers to seal the pocket. Each envelope was sealed with beach themed stickers. All the effort and hard work was worth it, they turned out great and everyone so far has loved them!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I Pod What? RECEPTION!!!

My entire life has centered around music. As a kid I grew up with the music of my parents and of course traditional children’s music. Which, at the time my parents were listening to anything from The Beach Boys and The Beatles to Frank Sinatra and Rod Stewart. Traditional Children’s music for my generation was Puff the Magic Dragon, and the theme song to Fraggle Rock. As I grew older, I went through all the phases. Madonna, New Kids on the Block, Criss Cross, well you get the idea. My earlier influences however, bred me to enjoy almost any music that I heard. I love it all! From Bluegrass to Dance, from Hard Rock to Country, from Soft rock to Classical, from Jazz to Rap.

Fast forward to my life as a 29 year old music lover planning my wedding. I’m one of those people who has clear memories of the music that was planning at the time of significant events. I can barely remember what I did yesterday, but I can tell you what song was playing during a particular event in my life. My dream career would be to set the soundtracks for movies of TV shows. Music is so much more than just background noise, it can be the defining theme through out ones life. As I plan what is supposed to be the biggest day of my life, I am tasked with what to do about music.

We are planning a destination wedding on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A tiny, sleepy, little hang out for people who truly love the beach, the ocean, fishing and relaxing. The location itself would set the tone of the event. Our wedding day and the days surrounding are so much about us, and our families and friends and the location that having just the right music will only enhance everyone’s experience.

I had wonderful visions of a Steel Drum Band playing during our cocktail hour which would take place by the pool, but there is no wiggle room in our budget. There wouldn’t be a steel drum band, or any band for that matter or a DJ. We have decided to go the route or many before us and surely many after us. We will be having an IPod Reception!

What does this mean you ask? It means I will undertake the task of creating play lists for each segment of the wedding day, as well as the welcome dinner and of course music for while we are getting ready. I will compile all of the music from various sources, upload it on my I Pod in very clear, separated files and we will plug that baby in and with some guidance of a friend, have our music.

Only there are a few problems, I don’t own an I Pod. GASP! No worries, I will either borrow one, or gift one to myself before the wedding. We’ve got time! It’s still a little over a year away. In fact, I have already begun the monumental task of creating lists of songs I want or don’t want. I’ve already created a file on my computer, “Wedding Songs”. I’ve even started to clear the local library’s inventory of Music. You would be amazed at what I have found. Already, I am constantly thinking of what would be a good song, and what wouldn’t be. It is so important that the songs compliment each other, the location, the people, and the moment. We’ve all been to weddings when a certain song has come on and cleared a room that is my biggest fear.

Most brides to be are thinking of their dresses and their flowers and their hair, my major concern is the music.

I will eventually share my play lists as they are created and finalized. I’ve also heard that rather than have one continuous play list, it is best to separate them. So there will be one for the Cocktail house, once for transition, one for dinner/reception, one for dancing/reception and so on. This is my favorite thing about my wedding thus far.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cookies? Cake Mix? YUMMY!

Last week I was asked to make some desserts for my nephews Baptism. I had already had one recipe in mind, knowing that it would be 90 degrees out, sunny and hot and should avoid chocolate. I was going to attempt Lemon Crisp Cookies. At the food store browsing the baking aisle I stumbled upon the Funfetti cake mix box which had a recipe for funfetti cake mix cookies! Genius! I would make two different kinds of non-chocolate containing cookies from cake mix. One from Lemon cake mix and the other from Funfetti.

Both came our really good, had the taste and slight consistency of cake, but in the wonderful shap and size of a cookie. I will defiantely be adding both recipes to my repitoire! The kids loved them and I'm sure the parents appreciated the fact that they didn't have sticky, griming chocolate hands all over the house! Above is the picture of the funfetti cookies and below is the lemon crisp cookies, which use rice krispies!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Martha Martha Martha!

My BF and I went and saw a taping of The Martha Stewart Show on April 30th! The show won't air until May 11th, but incuded a segment on skin cancer, 3M Scotch All Natural cleaning products and pastry making with Chef Michele Roux! It was a great day in the city and a lot of fun to see Martha. We were given a copy of Michele Roux's new book "Pastry", a beach towel from Martha's new line for Macy's, and a ton of 3M Scotch brand cleaning products! All of which I can't wait to use (seriously!!).
The show is run very smoothly from lining up outside to seating the audience to leaving the show and gathering your free goodies. They even provide a complimentary food truck while you are waiting in line! Can't wait to go back! Check out the May 11th show for a potential glimpse of Janet and I!
Funny note... Martha makes a great comment about Moose in the segement on Adirondack Boat building. And.. Martha's stage manager Joey, I totally recognized him from when he used to work on Carson Daily a few years ago, of which I attended several show's when the Big Wu was the house band! Small world.

Monday, April 27, 2009


There are a million and one things you can do with a monogram for your wedding. The hardest part is creating the monogram! I was lucky enough to have a monogram angel, Jill who created mine for me and they are awesome. Once I saw how great they turned out, the inspiration to use them just flowed. So i'm dedicating a post to all of the things I have used monograms for and plan to in the future.

-Thank You Cards - Created them through VistaPrint on folded notecards. They look fantastic.
-Save The Date Magnets - Jill has created a rectangle one for me that worked perfect for my STD magnets.

-STD brochure - I created a watermark on the newsletter as well as having it be our focal point on the front of the newsletter.

-Stickers - I created stickers (see post below) and used them to seal our STD's.

That is all the things I have used them for... Now for all the things I plan to use or could use them for...

-aisle runner

-more stickers to seal our invites/thank you's.

-t-shit/hat/tote bag logo

-tags for our favors/OOT bags
-Water/wine Bottle Labels

Really...the possibilities are endless! I'm always looking for new ideas, so feel free to send them my way.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Our Photographer!

We picked our photographer a few months ago, but I wanted to give her a shout out on my blog! Her work is amazing! She was really great to work with. I can't wait to see her pictures from our wedding :). If only it weren't soooo far away. Anyhow, her name is Kristin Starcher and her website is:

Definately check out her work. She is based in Chesapeake, VA, but obviously works in NC, VA and other areas as well!!!

How To Create Monogram Stickers

One of my brilliant ideas for our Save The Date's was to make a sticker using our monogram that was created by a fellow, fabulous Knottie Jill! I was beyond pleased with the results and will be using them as the seal for our Save The Date's.

Material's Needed:

Monogram in .jpg format
Photo Paper
Computer & Printer
2" Round Craft Punch
Xyron 2/5" Sticker Maker

The first step is opening word and inserting your monogram. I resized mine to just about 2". I then cut and pasted as many as I could fit on 1 page. As you will see in the picture below it was about 3 column's worth. Second, I printed them on glossy photo paper. I then allowed them to dry/set overnight to avoid any smudging or smearing. Using my 2 " Round craft punch I punched out all the monograms and then ran them through my Xryon machine and Poof! I have beautiful stickers of my monogram.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Scouting Trip to the OBX!

Eric and I spent 3 or so days on Hatteras checking out our locations. We were able to see the inside and outside of the church, meet with potential caterer's as well as check out the house we are renting for the week, which will also be the reception site and location for the welcome dinner. We had a great time and so did our dogs! I took a TON of pictures of everything so that I wouldn't forget any of it. Needless to say I'm in super wedding planning mode while it's all still fresh in my mind. Above are some random pictures from the trip.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Engagement Party Invites are DONE!

I finished the invitations to our engagement party last night. My parents were kind enough to off to have one, so I thought the least I could do is design and put together the invites. Thus assuring they go with out theme for the wedding as well. Below are pictures of the finished product. I think overall they turned out pretty good. Not the best, but still pretty good and they keep with the theme that will continue throughout everything up to and including the wedding. The invites were printed through Vista Print using their oversized postcard. I ordered the envelops through and the labels are Avery. Up next...Save the Dates.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New Additions!

I'm lucky to have two new additions in my life! My brother and sister in law had their second child two weeks ago, Brady Thomas, who was 8.5 pounds and 21.5 inches. Above is a picture of me with him on the day he was born.
Below is a picture of Rosario John (RJ) who was born on Tuesday, February 10th, weight 8.5 pounds and was 19 inches to my best friend and her husband. Both are exceptionally beautiful and everyone is doing great. Even the two new big sisters that each brother has!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have a few oopsies!

1. I didn't even notice that I spelled my OWN name wrong on our engagement party invites. OOPS. But it's okay because I didn't have them printed on the right medium, so they are currently being reprinted.

2. My other major Oops is that I haven't posted a new blog. OOPS! I was out of town, under the weather and overwhelmed.

Update on letter painting project. I broke out the recipets for it, and it totalled 3.77! Talk about a budget DIY project. It's been a little time consuming and I still need to do one more coat of paint on the naked wood letters, but they look good and I'm pretty happy with the effort. I'll post final pics when I'm done, hopefully after this weekend.

On a wedding related front, I've ordered some samples from for my possible DIY invite project. I will probably order the envelopes from them for the engagement party as well!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Engagement Party Invitations!

I used a template a fellow Knottie gave me (Thanks Tara & Elise). This is my mock-up. I'm having 10 printed with a linen finish by Vista Print for FREE. I'll send one to my mom to approve and then any changes that need to be made will be made and I'll have them printed. So far so good.

Painted Letters

I found these letters at a Goodwill in Florida while visiting my parents. They were .19 cents each and already painted white. Not sure if I will paint over them, do a design or keep them white.

I bought all the above supplies at Michaels. Paint was on sale 2 for $1.00. The brushes and letters I had 40% off coupons for. In total we are at about $5.00 total for this project for the paint, brushes, wood letters and white wood letters.

I started painting the naked wood ones last night. They will probably need several coats of the navy paint. Not sure what I will use them all for. My ideas are to hang them with ribbon from somewhere/something. Perhaps the church doors, or maybe the cake table or something like that. Stay tuned for pictures as the project progresses.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Addition to the Family!

Meet Foley! We adopted him this past Monday night from a rescure group. He is about 10-12 months old. Foley is the chocolate pup on the right. Casey, the yellow pup on the left will be turning 12 YEARS old this summer. Eric has had her since she was two. So far the two are getting a long great. Foley is just a sweet little guy and we couldn't be more happy to have him as a part of our family.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Let the Wedding DIY Projects Begin!

I found these great Nantucket wine bottle baskests at Christmas Tree Shops. I thought they would be perfect to use as some decor on each table and to functionally hold wine bottles at ourWelcome dinner. We want to keep the decor simple, so this will be a nice little touch. I removed the Christmas ribbon and bells and put on some ribbon to match our wedding colors and will add and star fish or sand dollar to each. I only bought 4 of them, but in total, the project probably cost me about $20-25 and it will be a nice touch to the tables. I wish I had bought more!