Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Warning: This post is a little image heavy :) Here's some highlights from our week at the cabin!

We had to stop for a train on the drive there, you can see there's a few bugs on the windshield already :P

When we got there, the first order of business was FOOD! I chose the seafood penne in a pineapple curry sauce. Wow was it amazing!

Me and my man :)

On the boardwalk :)



Lawn Bowling


Gift shopping

Neighboring storm on the way home!

Sunset :)

*Sigh-it was a wonderful week. We did our engagement pictures there too, I will show you some when they are ready :) ALSO-I started my new job on Monday and I'm really excited about it :)
Hope you all are looking forward to the long weekend coming up (or is it just Canadians? :D)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wedding Beginnings and a DIY

HELLO Blog world! (And a special hello to my fiance's sister, who's been patiently waiting for a new blog post this week since I haven't been working since Tuesday :D)

So yikes. There is a lot of planning that needs to be done for a wedding-right from the beginning. It's a little crazy, but it's fun :D. I wanted to ask my bridesmaids RIGHT AWAY because we have to go wedding dress shopping ASAP to make sure I get a dress on time for January! (EEK!) I LOVED how Elsie from A Beautiful Mess asked her bridesmaids and that is where I got the inspiration to do this:

This is super easy. Here's what you need:
-a small mason jar
-fabric of your choice
-pinking shears
-rubber band
-shipping tag

1. Fill the jar with their favorite candy
2. Cut the fabric into a square-this should be large enough to cover the opening of the jar plus a little extra so that when you put the rubber band around it, there's excess coming out the bottom.
3. Cut along the edges with your pinking shears
4. Put the fabric over the mouth of the jar, and wrap a rubber band around the neck (I tried it with just the ribbon first and that doesn't like to stay, so the rubber band gives it the shape and then it is MUCH easier to tie the ribbon around it)
5. Write whatever you like on the shipping tag
6. Pull the ribbon through the shipping tag hole (I had to cut the shipping tag so that it didn't scrape the surface-it was a little too long)
7. Tie a pretty ribbon around where you just put the rubber band, and voila!

Thanks for reading! Happy Thursday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

More exciting news!

Hey guys! I know-I'm a terrible blogger. BUT, I think it might be about to get better :D I've got myself a NEW JOB! I'm starting at the end of August, and it's gonna be sweet. I'm superbly pumped about it, and I will probably have more time to make this blog a more fun time for everyone-PLUS I'm hopefully taking a web design course in September, so that will be cool as well! YAY!

Also-wedding plans are going AWESOME. We have a church and a pastor, and a venue for the reception, and TONS of ideas :D I'm super pumped!

And also, I've got some more scarves up in my shop this week!

Summer Coral

Spun Sugar


Burnt Orange Striped

Thanks for reading! Have a good weekend :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Teacup Tops!

Hey everyone, I've been going crazy trying to get wedding planning started-it is nuts. Right from the start. But it'd good :)

I rounded up my friend Sonya to model for me this afternoon 'cuz I REALLY wanted to put up my new teacup tops (and cuz she's GORGEOUS-you're a natural Sonya)!! Here's what went up in the shop today:

Teacup Top in Pink Roses

Teacup Top in Toffee

Teacup Top in Chocolate Layer Cake

Teacup Top in Fancy Lady

Woo! Check 'em out and more in my shop!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I'M ENGAGED!!! To the most wonderful man in the world. He proposed on Sunday night and it's been a whirlwind already!

Here's the story:
I had just come back from a very long weekend of doing the 'Beauty and the Beast' musical, driving back and forth from town to town, getting up at 6am to curl my hair because I had to work all day and then drive half an hour right after to make it on time WITH my hair still curled (it worked, but I don't know how!).

Matt's mom had supper waiting for me so I went to their house and Matt almost immediately asked if we could go for milkshakes that evening. 'Sure' I thought, getting milkshakes is a fun thing to do on a summer evening. So I took my time eating supper, little did I know how antsy Matt was getting and I kept apologizing for eating so slowly but I was EXHAUSTED. So then I needed a shower to wash out the curls and the lipstick so that was another 15-20 minutes he had to wait anxiously..

SO-I'm ready to go, SUPER tired, he asks if I still want to go for milkshakes, and so I said sure because he was really adamant about it. So we head over to the drive-in and he parks in the parking lot of the neighboring building-not unusual, he likes to park where nobody else parks :P-and we walk over to stand in line at the window.

So a little bit of back story: We'd been dating 3 weeks when we stopped at this same drive-in for milkshakes after I'd met his family, and this is where he told me he loved me for the first time :) So I can't have a lot of dairy and this particular ice cream of theirs does not sit very well with me so I wasn't going to have anything. Matt ordered a peanut butter chocolate milkshake and I smiled to myself because I remembered that was what he'd ordered that first time. He asked what I was smiling about to which I answered 'nothing' and then he asked if I remembered when was the last time he'd ordered it and I say yes of course.

Then we walked back to the vehicle and I asked him if it reminded him of when we were falling in love (little did i know). We got back into the vehicle and he has a strange look on his face so I asked 'what?' and he said 'just deciding how bold I want to be' which is exactly what he said before he told me he loved me that first time :) So I laughed cuz it was cute and then he asked if he could be bold. And that was kinda odd so I said 'sure?' and he reached into the back seat, pulled out the ring box and asked me to marry him :D I was shocked to say the least. Here I was, barely coherent after such a busy weekend, I couldn't comprehend what was going on, and I believe there was a lot of 'ARE YOU SERIOUS?' going on ;)

YAY! There's the story. What a sweetheart. AND, here's my ring!

We spent all day yesterday running around telling friends and family, and finally we could relax and start some planning! Matt made us Strawberry Mint Lemonade (I picked a winner :D) and bought me my first bridal magazines! We sat on the couch discussing some plans :) I AM SO EXCITED TO PLAN OUR WEDDING!!!!

He picked a Belgium diamond so we got a box of Belgian chocolates from the jeweler which came in a chocolate box!

I am so excited I get to marry my best friend :D YAY!