Friday, February 4, 2011

friday five :: fashion bloggers

A couple of months ago I really got into looking at fashion blogs and I love them! They have provided much inspiration for me when I get dressed in the morning so I thought I would share with you! (If you haven't already discovered fashion blogs)

1. Rose a La Mode

2. Kendi Everyday

3. Dwelling and Telling

4. The Daybook

5. Atlantic-Pacific

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

wedding wednesday

This weekend was going to be a very productive wedding weekend but plans changed. We were going to go to Austin to pick up my dress and look at bridesmaids dresses (and shop for clothes) but we can't now and it makes me sad. Because now I have to work all day Friday and Saturday. Boo. We will be going in a couple of weeks though. Matt was going to come with us but now he isn't even coming here because I have to work and he has a project to work on. We are going on like 4 weeks without seeing each other. I don't like that.
Anyways I wanted to share with you something way cool that we are thinking about doing for our send off after the reception. The lady that is doing our catering told us about sky lanterns. I looked them up and fell in love with them! How can you not?

So I started doing a little research on them and apparently there is a lot of negative things being said about them. Fire hazard and pollution being the top two. So now I will just have to think about it more and hope we get some rain closer to the wedding (so there won't be a burn ban in effect). If we don't do these we will probably do sparklers.

What do you think about them? Have you ever used them?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

documenting life :: part 2

Yesterday I talked about how important it is to me to document this time in my life. I talked about what I am doing digitally to do this.

Today I am going to tell you about what I plan to do with paper and documenting. These three things aren't going to happen right now but I am super excited to do them soon!

1. Project Life

If you haven't heard me talk about Project Life before then you haven't been around too long. Or maybe I think about it more than I talk about it. Anyways I love the concept of Project Life. It is a very simple way to scrapbook. It's all about getting life's moments documented in the easiest way possible. And it's pretty to look at!

I plan on getting this before the wedding. I want to use it for our first year of marriage. I am so excited about it! My mom has it now and I love how it works and how simple it is.

2. Minibooks

I have made mini books in the past and I love making them. I like how everyone you make can be completely different. I also like how they can be about anything. They can be about an event, or goals you have, or just things that inspire you. I was going to make one for this post but I didn't get the chance to (even though I had the whole day off from work :) I have an idea for one that I will hopefully share soon!

3. Christmas book

I first saw this on Elise's blog and I absolutely love it. From Elise's post:

"The book has 25 two page spreads which have a place to share a family photo from Christmas eve or day, a place to journal what you did during the holiday season, a place to share the holiday card you mailed out and a place to share what happened to the family during the past year."

Isn't that the coolest idea ever? I plan on getting this book closer to Christmas time and use it every year! I am so excited!