Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

So I have this obsession with dandelions.  And it's going to carry into my wedding.  I know most people look at them as weeds but if I woke up one morning and our yard was a sea of yellow I would be the happiest girl in the world.

This whole train of thought started when I found these...
I oooh and aaah over these for quite awhile before my fiance crushed my hopes with a big fat stern "NO".  So I was back thinking about the wild flower bouquet I'd originally wanted and I wanted dandelions in it.  I've found so many beautiful dandelions today.

The girls and I even had a dandelion kind of afternoon.  They're everywhere right now!

Pretty little basket.

After a long search online I have come to the disappointing conclusion that NO ONE makes artificial dandelions.  I may just have to use mums instead.  But I want the girls to blow dandelion puffs and toss the flowers.  *happy sigh*

Yes, those are my toes.

(All personal photos are edited by Joshua Morrison Photography)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

Bridesmaids' Edition:

So here are some of the dresses we've been looking at...
Not the best cut nor does it come in the right sizes, but I am personally in love with this dress.  It completely embodies the feel I am going for.  I may buy it for myself :)

This one is more manageable, but David's Bridal is difficult to work with sometimes, plus it's more than I want my bridesmaids to have to spend.   However, we're getting closer!

This one Sarah found at Sears, I think this one would look great, provided it's long enough.  


The problem is finding a dress that will suit all three of my bridesmaids that live all across the country.

Next Week:  Accessories!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wedding Wednesday!

I am getting married June of next year, and from now until then every Wednesday I am going to post anything and everything about our plans, ideas, pictures, you name it.  Last week I started looking around at wedding dresses.  It's going to be a summer casual wedding, most likely outside so I want a short(er) wedding dress.  When I typed "short wedding dress" into Google this was one of the first pictures I found...

I'm pretty sure my jaw just about fell off my face.  The very first one was so racy I wouldn't even dream of reposting it.  
This is more along the lines of what I am looking for.

In fact, that one is pretty much perfect, but I can't find who makes it.  Two other ones I did find were these...

The one on the left is a little too causal, but I don't know how the one on the right really looks cause the model has her legs spread so far apart I can't tell if it flares out some (which is what I want) or if it's fitted.   Since the dress is going to be short, I really don't want it to be tight too.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Menu Plan Monday (April 4th)

Last week was ridiculous.  Nothing worked out, and I think we only made three meals we had planned.  I really need a normal, peaceful week this week.  This is the final week in my semester and then I get a week off.  Whoo hoo!

Monday:  Black been soup and tortillas
Tuesday:  Tuna Salad sandwiches
Wednesday:  BBQ beef sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans
Thursday:  Chicken tacos, avocados, mexican rice
Friday:  Grilled cheese and soup
Saturday:  Chili and crackers
Sunday:  Beef Stew and rolls

I'm going to post some of the recipes later this week.  One thing I did get made was the Slow Cooker Meatballs I found on BHG.  Amazing is all I have to say.  We had them on sourdough loaves; couldn't have been more perfect.

My Meatball Army 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

About a week ago I bought a HUGE bag of fabric scraps and that's just what they were, sCRAPs.  Someone took the whole bag and cut it into pieces like this.

Now imagine about 15lbs of fabric just like that.  It's crazy.  I had a whole stack of CareBear fabric that was just hacked into pieces.  Who does that??

So luckily some of the pieces were big enough to work with and I was able to piece together an outfit for my three year old.

Personally I think it turned out pretty cute.  I have a stack of Tinkerbell fabric and some sparkly floral fabric in the same size pieces I'm going to try to make outfits out of.