Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Spy With My Little Wedding Eye

I was very productive last night, and it feels great! I didn't have boot camp, so I stopped in to Michael's and got some supplies to get some projects done. I'd gotten a coupon for 50% of my print-at-home coupons, so I picked those up. I'd already had most of the wording done, but had to reformat for the template. I'll take the program paper to Kinko's on Friday so I don't have to wear out my printer and use all my ink printing them. Haven't decided yet, but I may or may not add a ribbon for some color. A couple months ago when I received a baby shower invitation for our groomsman's girlfriend's baby, the hostesses had embellished the invite with a cute ribbon. Not a bow, just a ribbon. But I liked the simple look. So we'll see.

I also dressed up the bird cage I'd bought for greeting cards. It was miraculously transformed from this...

to this...

The photo is dark, but both the ribbon and the wording are in that magic shade of purple I love so much. I also made "Mr." and "Mrs." signs for our chairs. I just used print-your-own postcards and then backed them scrapbooking-style with lime cardstock, just like the "Cards" sign. Not sure yet exactly how we'll get them attached to the chairs (probably just drape them over the chair with a loop of ribbon).

And lastly, I came up with an idea the other day that I'm just really excited about for some reason. Because you know, I don't have enough on my to-do list. Anyway, the kids at the wedding will likely be served lunch right as the buffet is opened. By the time they're done eating, they'll have about 30 minutes until things (formal dances) get started. So I thought a sort of scavenger hunt/I spy might be cute to get them excited and in the wedding "spirit." It's nothing fancy and if they're not interested, fine. But it's something to do should they be bored. So here it is, I Spy With My Little Wedding Eye:

Some of the items are very weddingy, others are specific to our wedding, like the big green letter K and the black Converse shoes. If I were 7 and had to sit at a table for 30 more minutes and was given just a little something fun to do (with a possible prize for the first to find them all), I'd be stoked.

So that was my night. Not bad considering I was tired. But something about the one month mark got me really motivated. I spent Tuesday evening rolling out, cutting, and freezing my dough for the kids' favor cookies. I'm so hoping they turn out cute. Bridget at Bake at 350 gave me some great tips on freezing the finished product so that I don't have to stress about decorating cookies 2 days before the wedding.

Lastly, I just want to say Happy Birthday to my Aunt Linda! I hope you have a wonderful day! Can't wait to see you in 28 days (but who's counting?)!!


bridget {bake at 350} said...

That scavenger hunt is a great idea!

Karen said...

You bring tears to my eyes, girlie. I love you!!

Anonymous said...

You are the queen of DIY!!!