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2.23.2009

Catching Up!

Ever get that "chicken with its head cut off" feeling? Because that is the definition of my life right now. As of today, we have EXACTLY 3 months until our wedding day! I seriously feel like I have been engaged for 27 years, but it hasn't even been one year yet. I wouldn't change our engagement length for anything though, because I like having plenty of time to get everything just how I... um I mean WE... want it! So not only are we working on all the little last minute wedding stuff, but last Friday we closed on our very first house! It is so exciting and overwhelming all at once. I think I am most worried about wedding stuff getting lost in the move, so I labeled various wedding boxes with things like "Drop this box and die" or "Lose this box and lose your life" so hopefully anyone who helps us move with get the picture. In the meantime, I have been able to get a couple more things crossed of my to-do list. Last week, I was able to pick up a couple of our flower girls' gifts. Here they are:


Okay now don't tell my flower girls, but I got those adorable hot pink, bamboo-handled purses on clearance at Old Navy... for 80 cents each! I just took them to my monogrammer and got both of them monogrammed for $7, so each bag cost me about $4.30 total! I am going to get them some other little girly things, but I thought that these bags were something they could use for a long time. I also was able to get our vase etched that we will be using for our sand ceremony. I absolutely love the sand ceremony idea. For anyone not familiar with the ceremony, it is the same symbolism as the unity candle but with two colors of sand poured into a vase or jar that you get to keep in your home. I bought an apothecary-type jar at Michael's and had it etched with our initials and here is how it turned out (with my lovely blue dish towel inside so you can see the monogram!):

I have to admit, I thought that the monogram would be bigger, but I am still happy with how it turned out. Please excuse the clutter behind the jar that is currently consuming my home.

In other news, I also received an award from a great new blogger, Erica. I got the Love Ya award:


“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Thank you, Erica, for this award!

And finally, I am going to do my very FIRST giveaway once I have over 100 followers, which should be very soon! I'll pass along the details soon!

13 comments:

Newlywed Next Door said...

Cute blog! We did a sand ceremony at our wedding too. It was SO cute and made for great pics!

Polos & Pearls said...

once again..love it!

Sarah said...

Girl you are on a roll! I love those bags and that jar is gorgeous!!!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the house! We're closing on our's this Friday - luckily the wedding day is 'til September - you are truly fabulous for staying so organized and on a roll with everything! I love the handbags and the sand ceremony vase. I'm so excited to see pics of your big day!!

KLC said...

those bags are FABULOUS!!! What a great deal too! Congrats on the new house :)

Always Organizing said...

Congratulations on your new house! Good luck with the move :)

Jenny.Lee said...

3 months! That is so exciting!!! Those bags are super cute!

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My Dream Ring said...

CONGRATS on your new home, that is so awesome! If you feel uncomfortable with other moving the wedding items, pack all wedding items in your car and carry them over yourself so that you know where they were put. I hope it all makes it safe to your new home. Also the bags are adorable! I love the sand vase, although my fiance and I are getting married inside and in March we still love the sand unity so much that we are going to have that at our wedding as well.

Kate said...

Congrats on the house :)

Those flower girl bags are adorable. What a great idea!

Holly said...

What cute flower girl gifts! I also really like the idea of the engraved jar for the sand! :)

bluegrassbride said...

Where did you get the etching done? I love it! I have a wedding blog also if you are interested. www.bgbride.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

What a steal on those flower girl purses! I think I need to visit Old Navy...