Saving all those Wedding Memories

Saving wedding memories in a storage box - what to keep and what to discard

Welcome to the second installment of Wedding Wednesdays, where I share all the DIYs and details about our June wedding. Last week I talked about the things you actually should do the week before your wedding. I’m waiting on professional photos, so this week I’ll talk about preserving wedding mementos.

Now that we’re back from our honeymoon and are getting back into the swing of things, it’s time to sort through all our DIY wedding elements, gifts, and little mementos. Both George and I are sentimental, so we’d love to keep so many pieces of our wedding to hold onto the memories and good feelings. But right now our apartment is overrun, so we’ve had no choice but to pare things down.

Saving wedding memories in a storage box - what to keep and what to discard

Stitch Fix #4 Review – July 2014

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Last week I received my fourth Stitch Fix box. I specifically requested summer items and noted that I now work from home, so everything can be a bit more casual. Even though I scheduled it just after my early May set, the wait was over seven weeks! I’ve since switched to automatic shipments so I can keep getting a box monthly.

If you’re interested, you can see my past reviews from May, March, and January.

Stitch Fix Review | July 2014 | Summer edition part one

Hand Painted Watermelon Bunting

Painted Paper Watermelon Bunting

Painted Paper Watermelon Bunting

I feel like I’ve missed out on the beginning part of summer. I just “woke up” and it’s mid-July! There’s so much more I want to do and celebrate while it’s still warm in New York. In the spirit of summer, I made this bright watermelon bunting.

Triangle pieces for bunting

To start, I cut triangle shapes out of thick red paper. Per usual, I designed the triangles on Photoshop and then printed cut guides to make everything easier. I try to cut off all the ink, and am mindful of which side I put on the front.

What you need to do the week before your wedding

What you need to do the week before your wedding

Since I kept so much of our wedding planning a surprise, I have lots to share with you now! This summer I’m going to be doing Wedding Wednesdays, where I blog about a different project or element of our wedding each week. This way I can share all our DIY elements and what I’ve learned without completely overtaking The Thrifty Ginger. Since I’m waiting on my professional photos, I figured I’d kick off the series with a post about what you really need to do the week leading up to your wedding—besides getting your nails done.

What you need to do the week before your wedding

The two weeks before our wedding were quite stressful. George and I were at our wits end trying to organize everything, finish projects, and get in touch with all of our vendors. Here are a few things that helped me keep my sanity in the week before the wedding.

I’m Back! | Notes on Italy

Overview on Italy trip - the honeymoon and vacation of a lifetime

Overview on Italy trip - the honeymoon and vacation of a lifetime

I’m back from our honeymoon from Italy. Let me tell you– it was really amazing! We saw so many different things throughout the two weeks we traveled, and ate tremendous food (and tremendous amounts of food!). I’ll be doing a more comprehensive look at the four cities we visited later (Venice, Florence, Livorno/Tuscany, and Rome). But for now, here are some photos and a few  of the things George and I found interesting on our first trip to Italy.

Venice canal with motor boat -- Overview on Italy trip - the honeymoon and vacation of a lifetime

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