The wealth of wedding inspiration online made me a little nuts over DIY projects for my wedding. I was inspired to make two different embroideries for the big day. One was for George’s suit and it read “I got married in this suit” and had the wedding date. The other was an embroidered ribbon wrap for my bridal bouquet.
After a chilly weekend here in New York, I’m ecstatic to have an upcoming trip to Mexico this fall. We’re going to be staying on the western coast, in a small surfing town and I could not be more excited.
I’ve been busy preparing for the trip, gathering up some necessities, as well as some fun treats. We’ll be doing a lot of swimming, I hope, since we’ll have a pool, and are in walking distance to the beach. Mostly I’m just looking to maximize our time with warm weather fun. I may have gone a little overboard, but I’m just so excited.
Here’s what I’ll be packing:
- Waterproof container for keys & money – for all those beach days!
- Water purification system – so we can wash and eat fresh fruits and veggies without fear of “Montezuma’s revenge”
- Leave-in conditioner – I don’t want my hair to get dry or brittle
- Low chemical Sunscreen – Recently I’ve become very particular about the types of sunscreen I use, and try to avoid a lot of chemicals. I rely on a list by the Environmental Working Group to help me pick the best choices.
- Spanish Phrase Book – Luckily, George speaks conversational Spanish. However, I barely know 20 words. I did a little bit of Duolingo practice, but really haven’t kept up with it. Time to get studying!
I know that it’s September and I should probably start doing some fall projects, but I’m just not ready. I want to still wear shorts, eat ice cream, and go swimming. It’s technically still summer for another week or two, anyways.
With sunshine on my mind, I created today’s mini piñata garland. Bright colors and fun designs are always in season.
I spent a great deal of time considering the look and feel for our wedding. Since it was held at an apple orchard, with the reception inside a barn, it was relaxed and a bit rustic. Even though it was a barn wedding, I wanted to dodge the Mason jar and burlap trends and tried to incorporate some polished details. One of those details was stained wood and hand painted wooden signs throughout the wedding.
Since I now live hours away from where I grew up and from where I went to college, I have friends all over the US. It can be really hard to keep close with everyone, especially since I hate talking on the phone. The easiest way for me to show that I’m thinking of someone is to send mail. I absolutely love sending small care packages to my best buds, and birthdays are an extra special occasion to celebrate. Today I’m sharing a mini package that’s perfect to mail to friends and family that you can’t celebrate with because of distance. The best part is that I only spent money on one item (the candy) to fill the box!