Monday, February 18, 2013

Pinterest Project #2!

Well, if you are out there reading this, you have been following me on this wedding journey.  It involves 15 months and two of my three children.  

My son's wedding is a moving target because my son and his fiance' are doing the wedding themselves.  So, plans change because their schedule and finances need to remain fluid.  They are both students.  Remember those years of ramen noodles and English papers written 12 hours before they were due?  So, I understand the moving target.  Their hopes are to get married May 11th of this year.

My other child, my first daughter (second child) is getting married in 19 days.  At this point, there are "cracks in the foundation".  Don't get me wrong....  My daughter has been a dream and we've had 15 months to plan her wedding.  But we are so close that any slight variation in the plan can have a tendency to cause undue stress.  It is my job to keep filling those cracks with the needed "adhesive" so that we will not have a total collapse!  Have not heard from the deejay in a few days?  No problem!  Mom's adhesive = email the deejay several times in one day.  Having a wedding coordinator change 19 days out?  No problem!  Mom's adhesive = friend Abby to the rescue!  The only problem is that my daughter is not as confident as I am but I'm older and have more life experiences and know these things will work out.  It's all going to be just fine.  She's still just a babe...

Okay, back to some more creativity.  In Pinterest Project #2, I have created initials that I will be using to decorate the venue.  I got the idea from HERE.   Aren't those just gorgeous?  So I began gluing moss to my large, 3 feet initials.  After I had almost finished with Scott's initial, Jessica asked "Can you change that and use raffia instead?"  Hmm....  So I searched the stores for "ocean blue"/teal raffia and could not find any.  I continued with my moss covered letters and think it turned out real pretty. 

These pictures show the flowers that I added to each initial. 

 What do you think from this small glimpse?  This was so easy to do.  However, one note:  I started with glue and then switched to hot glue.  It worked much better.  

Come back in three weeks to see all of our pictures of this FABULOUS event that I'm CERTAIN everything is going to go well!  

Thanks friends and keep being creative!

Participating in Metamorphosis Monday over at Susan's Porch!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Time Management...Not

During a big event, such as a wedding that you are hosting, it has been my experience that without the skill of managing one's time, you are screwed...  Okay, maybe that is too harsh (but accurate!).  

You are tired.  Okay, that is a DEFINITE!  It is getting to the point that I feel this overwhelming need to sleep.  Just sleep...

And in addition to being tired, you are a stress eater.  (Notice I keep saying "You".  I'm hoping that, like myself, YOU do these things too.)  As a woman who has been on the path to healthiness and has lost 25 pounds, I've strayed from the path.  All because I'm stressed... Do you do that?  Help a sister out and agree with me....  Please?  Have you ever discovered how delicious Jordan Almonds are?  Damn wedding candy...

So, in order to "right the ship", I'm putting my task list on my blog with the intention to forever memorialized to the Internet world the hopes that I will get my procrastinating butt in gear...  Do you think it will work?

  1. I need to create a Guestbook for the wedding.   We are having a photo booth at the wedding (so much fun!) and our plan is that our guests will get in the booth, take photos of themselves and then "scrapbook" them into a book with their well wishes for Jessica and Scott.  So a traditional book is not what we are looking for.. (those are too boring!)  We have three weeks until the wedding.  I haven't started on the book.  (Oh my gosh... just typing that gave me a small panic attack!)
  2. Okay, after #1, I had to take a quick moment to calm myself down.  I'm back.  #2:  I have to get a pair of shoes for my dress... And Spanx...  And liposuction...  And laser services for my old lady brown spots....
Maybe this idea of a task list was not such a good idea....
I'm off to call my physician for some anti-anxiety pills and to start attacking this list that I couldn't finish.  Be creative friends!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did I forget that?

It is getting down to the final days before my daughter's wedding and things are starting to get hectic.  I know that it is supposed to be like this, but that reality does not help the panic that is starting to set in!  As the mother of the bride, you eat, breathe, and sleep "Did I do this...  Have I forgotten that?"  For example, just today it dawned on me that I did not know what Jessica wants for her guests to "throw" when they send her and Scott off.  

 We've thought about sparklers...

 That looks so magical!  And Jessica and Scott will be leaving around 10:30, so we could light up the night!

We have also thought of bubbles...

I'm sure she and I have talked about it, but I have so much going on I just cannot remember.  To makes matters worse, I do not know this answer and we have 4 weeks left.  Of course, I've already sent Jessica an email and we will get this ironed out like everything else, but I'm worried that I've missed other things.

So tell me:  Which do you like?  Sparklers or bubbles?  Or maybe something else?  What did you use at your wedding, or your daughter's wedding?  Did you forget anything else?  Any suggestions on what I need to pay attention to?

Stay creative friends and keep coming back to my blog for more information on how this is going to "unfold"!