Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bridal shows...

Today was a good day for a bridal show! I went as a Bride, but my mom and I started showing off our Tshirt designs and have asked to be a vendor in the next show! Which is a week before my wedding. =) That should be nothing but interesting. I have some pictures from the show, but I have a lot of pictures for our business! I have to find my cable to hook my camera up to save the pictures. Ugh! Uho. I hope I didn't lose it... Let's hope not!

Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Have your cake and eat it too.

Ugh. This cake mess has caused me more... long nights than anything! My friend's mom is making it as I said in an earlier blog. She makes gorgeous cakes. So I have to send her a picture of it and a color sample along with what our cake topper is. So problem: I can't draw to save my life, I don't have the color of fabric from the BMs dresses yet, and I know what the topper is, but not where it is or where I'm getting it. So basically it's a cluster ball of stress.

Lucky, my cousin, Stacey, who works at Jubilation Events here in town just posted some cakes on their blog! Yay for not having to draw.
It will be a white fondant with 4 square tier.. like this one. (With out all those leaves).
But I want the Cinderella blue stripes on the bottom and middle tier. Leaving the top blank. And then on the 3rd from top tier have G P S in script. (Making the P bigger than the G and S).
Now.. I must get the fabric and find the topper. Also on the cake the bottom two tiers will be fake =). I like cheating.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Time and Money Saving tips.

Everyone can use more money and cutting coupons and searching for the best bargain can be a pain! I saw this magazine about a year ago and we decided to subscribe to it! It's saved us so much money already and we haven't even tried! The magazine is called ShopSmart.

The October 2009 issue came out not too long ago. The main thing that caught me was the "Online Shopping Secrets". I'm for either the store or online. Some things you just can't find in your town so online is the best option! I've recently been getting more and more into searching those little known websites to find great buys.

This website,, is a new favorite! It's mostly used for buying basic needs. You can shop by brand, price, and room. If you buy 6+ items shipping is free! Another great deal, they have coupons already on there so you don't have to do anything. A bonus... You're buying from the manufactures for less, most the time. There are other gadgets you can use like a budget and reminders to order more of a certain product.

For the ladies wanting a new makeup look,, you can upload pictures of yourself (without makeup and hair back with good lighting) and try new make up and hair styles on! They even tell you the best item to buy and where to find it. I love it!

For other things to buy check out, (for bargains), (for closeout deals), (to find exactly what you want), and (to locate obscure stuff).

I found all this in the ShopSmart magazine. It's full of other extra stuff I didn't talk about too!

No ads in this magazine and there are a ton of surveys and product tests. You can get 6 issues for $18 plus the s/h of $4.95 if you do the subscription. (They say the prices differ 39% from subscription to newsstand prices.)

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's been a long time!

So it's been a long time! I have gotten things done though!
My MOH and I put together the shower invitations and I stuffed them!

This is the shower invitation completely done.
These are the "extra" information sheets. It tells people to write a recipe on the recipe card and being it to the shower and it also says where we're registered at!

This is just one of those information sheets with the scissors I used to cut them out. It's fancy swirl. I just printed 10 sheets of 6 info cards on Word on the computer. I used the wedding response template, but there are more to choose from. The scissors we got a long time ago, but I'm sure you can find them at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Target, or even Wal-mart. If you can't find some there try a speciality store like a scrap booking store.

This is what the sheet looked like before I cut them out.

The cute recipe cards I got! Obviously.. I got them from Hallmark. =) I paid $5 for 36 cards, but I bought 2 packs since we invited more than 36. We had this great idea to have all the guests bring a recipe that they enjoy for me to have to start my collection. At the shower we'll have a basket for the cards to go in and then my girls will help me stuff them into an album viewing thing.

Our wedding theme is Cinderella Winter Wonderland and we carried that over to the shower. The shower theme is more Diamonds are a Girls Best friend, but this invitation with Cinderella and Prince Charming was too good to pass up!

The end result of the shower invitation. We used a black and white photo for more effect and it's one from our first engagement sessions in downtown Wichita. We ordered them from and picked them up at the nearest store. They weren't expensive at all! We paid $40 for 60 cards. (They come in a pack of 20) So we ordered 3 packs. You can also do this on and have them sent to Walgreen's. If you need more invites than you originally printed, just go to the site you ordered from and it will be saved for you!

So the shower is on it's way to being ALL taken care of. I'll post pics of it when it happens (November 14th). I'm not in on all the details so I can't give ya anymore info! I know it stinks. =)

Up next.. We'll address the invites and mail them out. Also... I WILL start on the unity candle A.S.A.P. I keep putting it off. In the hole are the garters for my BMs!

My mom's project is to make my BM's dresses! AH! We gotta get her moving.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Creative urge.

I work nights so I'm usually up at this time ( 2:30 AM) so this is nothing new to me. =) I've been just wanting to do ALL my DIY projects right now! I bought my unity candle things the other day and can't start until Grant takes a look and understands what I'm doing. So I'll start that soon! I looked up the card boxes, canopy, and tissue paper flowers.

I saw a card box on a weddingbee blog.
It's gorgeous and gave me a GREAT idea!
I'll make a card box.. a castle! It sounds odd, but it's okay I've got it almost all worked out in my head. So tomorrow I'll be trying to make sense of this project. I'll for sure post pictures of the process!
The canopy... I think I'll get my soon to be hubby to assist in this!
The tissue paper flowers... I can do this in the morning! I won't be using them since I don't have the color (white) I need. I have every other color though. ;)
I'll post pictures!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

If the shoe fits...

I think I found my shoes!
It goes with the Cinderella theme! I think I like them. Yea? They are from and they are Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk Women's Cinderalla. $55.99 with free shipping. I think I'll wait for a sale or coupon!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Save the dates

I forgot to post our save the dates! We got them from . It's a photobooth magnet. Other than the Cinderella winderwonderland we also wanted to throw in the photobooth. ;) tricky!