Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Be still, my beating heart...

The color on these walls next to the off-white crown molding in this room makes my heart palpitate.

photo via apartmenttherapy.com - thanks!

That light fixture ain't so bad itself.

Yep, my palms are truly sweating. Must find a room for this color. Is it blue? Is it gray? It must be gray-blue. Must.find.the.name. Off to do a little research...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Help! To fan, or not to fan??

I know this is not wedding related, but I'm in crisis here people. I need your thoughts on ceiling fans, and I need them now. Do you think they're an eye sore? Does it matter considering their utility? What do you think? I know that these are big grown-up issues, but my indecisiveness is taking over my life in a big way. I need to decide pronto if I want to have one of these monsters in our master bedroom, and possibly the guest room. Thoughts???

For your consideration, the exact model of debate:
Love it or hate it?

UPDATE: It's a no-go on the fan, friends. The reason is two fold....

1) Our ceiling in the bedroom is just not high enough, I feel like it would take over the room, like a helicopter coming in for landing.

2) I just realized I refered to ceiling fans as "monsters" earlier in this post, which should have been some insight into how I was really feeling about them. Done and done. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Crafty Signage

Happy Friday! Ok, this idea is Martha Stewart Circa 2009 (gasp, I know, an entire year ago) but I'm thinking of incorporating it into some signage for a cake table design. And these colors are so autumn chic, love!

This Sunday I'm locking myself in my mess of a craft room and putting the finishing touches on next Saturday's wedding. Instead of wrapping the velvet around vases, I'm going to cut black velvet into flag shapes and create a cute banner by imprinting letters rather than numbers. Cross your fingers that this works! Check out Martha's complete DIY here. Pictures and details to come!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I owe you an explanation...

Hi all! I hope you haven't abandoned me due to my pathetic posting as of late. Please stick around for my lengthy explanation....

For the last 4 years, my full time job (yes, wedding planning was my happy side gig) has been Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and consisted of days that looked something like this:

1. Arrive at stereotypical office setting around 8:15 a.m.
2. Unlock office doors to those who have jobs superior to mine.
3. Water the plants/feed the fish of those who have jobs superior to mine.
4. Make coffee
5. Check the calendars of the aforementioned, make necessary plans
6. Copy something
7. File something
8. Draft an e-mail about something I care/know nothing about
9. Repeat steps 6 and 7 (sometimes 4) until 4:55 p.m.
10. Lock the doors and get the frack out of there!
11. Return home and drive my husband crazy with complaints about how boring and sad my days are

Now, I understand that this is where many, if not all, of us start off. And don't get me wrong, I was incredibly grateful for the paycheck. However, I craved something more. I NEEDED something more. And, up until recently, I got that something from this little blog. So what's the change?

Well friends, I got a new job! Is it wedding planning? No, it is not. But it does involve my alma mater (Go Cougs!), sports (I love me some competition), travel (yes, please!) and event planning (perfection), so I'm pretty darn happy. And did I mention I don't HAVE to work 8 - 5? Praise Jesus! But I do have a very busy schedule now, including work on many weekends...especially in the Spring...not exactly condusive to wedding planning.

So, moral of the story, I'm currently not taking on any more weddings. I am bummed. But I just don't have the time. However, I do plan on keeping this little blog going with DIY's, tips, pictures, etc. so I hope that you'll keep visiting :)