AH WHERE DID THIS WEEK GO?
Right. It was spent not sleeping and worrying about moving.
Just kidding, sort of. It hasn’t been that bad, but all I can really think about it the move and all of the things we have to do.
We found out his “report-on” date was pushed back to Nov. 4, which we were glad to hear. This week we talked to our apartment peeps to find out what we can do to get out of our lease (because we conveniently signed a seven-month lease LAST MONTH) and discussed the possibility of buying a house.
BUYING. A. HOUSE. Ya heard it right. Holy sheesh. I’m so lucky to have a dad who is a real estate agent. I’ve talked to him at least three times a day every day.
Enough about the move! It’s all we think about and I want to write about non-moving stuff.
Wedding Update We know our date and our venue (and caterer), so when I was too stressed about moving, I did wedding stuff. I actually got A LOT of wedding stuff done. I’m impressed with myself!
When we were in Minneapolis this past week (I’ll get to this later), our friend Rachel got out her wedding binder (and photo albums) and we talked about weddings for most of the evening. It was AWESOME.
She went through every single detail and it gave me so many good ideas! It inspired me to get to work on our binder/checking things off our to-do list when we got back to Iowa on Tuesday.
I printed off TheKnot.com’s checklist and we went by them one-by-one. It helped both Kevin and I get an idea of what we want our wedding to look and feel like.
And she let me keep her binder for now and I have used it so much already! (PS Rachel and Jake – you guys look like babies in that picture!)
I get excited about binders, okay?
A few bloggers that I read regularly (like Tea Time with Tess!) have a Wedding Wednesday post. Sounds like fun! I know it’s Saturday, but I’m on the topic and well, I just like weddings so I want to keep talking about it.
My friend Jess and I caught crafting fever and we’re pretty proud of our most recent work! Before Katie’s wedding, I had Jess come over and we made a “Just Married” sign for her and Jake’s getaway car. It turned out better than we had imagined.
I looked on Pinterest for different DIY ideas and basically combined a bunch of different blog instructions on how to make it.
We made the letters on the burlap with heat bond, just like what we used to make sorority letters.
Mistake #1 – Drinking wine while doing this.
Mistake #2 – Traced letters backwards (see mistake #1)
We cut squares of burlap (4 x 6 in.) and used the heat bond to attach the letters to the burlap.
And because their getaway car was borrowed from a family friend, I didn’t want to use anything to attach the sign that may damage the car, so I used magnets (which I’d argue would work better than anything else).
Once we had all of the letters on the burlap, we set them all out before hot gluing them to the twine (I used 1/4 in. twine by the way).
Mistake #3 – We glued them on backwards. “MA” of “Married” was “AM” so we had to cut it and redo them. Thankfully we noticed after two letters. (again, see mistake #1).
After all of the burlap letters were on the twine, we hot glued the magnets to the back.
Then we tested it out on a car!
This is what it looked like up close. You can’t see it in this picture because it’s flipped over, but I cut out a pink heart and used that to separate the words “just” and “married.” We also added strips of fabric to the ends so when they drive, it has the old-school can effect.
In action! Katie said they used this sign on their honeymoon too, so it got lots of use!
Jess and I decided to make fall wreaths last week and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out!
We followed the instructions from this Pinterest pin.
While I cut out the colored burlap for the flowers.
Once the flower parts were cut, we hot glued them together. SO CUTE!
Then we glued the buttons on (which were my favorite part!) before gluing the flowers to the wreath.
I added a “D” (totally jumped the gun on that one), but I figured we’d use this wreath for many years during the fall.
Finished product in action!
Moving update, wedding update, craft update, whew! Kevin received his relocation paperwork today so we’re off to go decipher that section-by-section.