Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wedding Blogs For Daily Life

A few months ago I got into reading wedding blogs. This is unusual since I'm not engaged or married. My boyfriend thinks it's weird. But what I like about them is the constant display of creativity at its finest. The weddings featured are young creative couples who would only naturally use that talent for their wedding day.

There are a lot of reasons to look at these blogs if you're not engaged or married. The wedding details can be used for so many other events, parties or just daily life.

Flowers are the number one reason to look at these blogs. There are cute ideas for arrangements that you can use in your home any day of the year.

Because flowers are centerpieces at weddings, the new ideas never stop. I love the use of these old tins for vases.

How about the idea of using a hollowed out short log for a vase? Very cool, I especially like the carved initials.

I like these homemade cards, they could be used for any occasion!

Cute little stitching, it would make a good Valentine's or Anniversary gift.

If you're the kind of person that has dinner parties, this is a great twist on traditional name cards.

Well I always love creative stationary.

I'm all about this outdoor setup. Food is something I didn't focus on this time around, but wedding blogs are awesome for recipes and food styling.

Favorite wedding blogs: Green Wedding Shoes, Once Wed, and 100 Layer Cake.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Tuesday was Rob's 31st birthday and I think I had a nice day for him. He's not a birthday person so I just wrapped up his presents and didn't plan anything for dinner. We ended up making pizza and drinking scotch and black cherry soda/whiskeys!

Here's a little craft idea. I had a gift bag and a gift to put in the bag, but no tissue paper left over. Lucky for me, the liquor store had just put my bottle of wine in a nice brown paper bag. I cut the bag into thin strips and crumpled them up to use as filler to hide the gift. I think they even sell this stuff at craft stores, but you can so easily make it yourself.

I made a little cross-stitch to encourage Rob's good mood for the year.

This banner didn't take long to make and it was so cute. String, colored stock paper, tape and glue!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I spent Friday night at my Dad's house with him, my brother (Ian), Ian's best friend (Mike) and Rob. We all live in urban areas now and had a great time just being in the backyard. Hopefully someday I will grow a garden like my Dad's. It's not too big but he has packed so many vegetables and flowers in there.

Rob standing amongst some landscaping. I'll mention that tomorrow, August 11th, is Rob's birthday. My favorite dude will be 31!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Via Design*Sponge:

The husband and wife bloggers of Sweet Juniper! live in Detroit and are interested in its constant decay. I've seen many photosets of abandoned houses in the Detroit area, but this one is a little different. It's a collection of houses that the writer says are "feral" and have reverted to being wild in nature.

There are more pictures here. I've also had a lifelong love for abandoned houses and buildings. Most people do, it's fascinating to see a structure left behind for whatever reason.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mamma Mia!

My lunch today: vanilla bean ice cream and an assortment of berries.