Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Best Part about Engaged Friends is that You Can Justify Browsing for Wedding Dresses without Seeming *too* Weird

If I were engaged today and panicking about my tiny dress budget, I'd probably be putting down the McDonald's Breakfast sandwiches and rushing to David's Bridal to try on this dress.


Then I'd starve myself to fit into it.

And although I hate to jump on the BHLDN bandwagon, I may or may not be mentally planning a fictional wedding re-do (and the requisite breast reduction) around this dress:

Then again, if we're playing the "If I knew then what I knew know" game, I'd probably follow the little voice in my head that was telling me to go balls out in a non-weddingy, jewel-toned dress. I still can't believe how much pressure I allowed myself to feel when I was getting married at age 34 (vs. age 24). So lame of me. If you're engaged, don't do that.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{Catching Up} Nursing Cap Place Cards

Back in December, Andy and I ended up hosting an impromptu cake-and-coffee party at our house in honor of my sister’s graduation from nursing school. And by impromptu, I mean, I was texting him from the graduation ceremony on noon Saturday to start cleaning the house and get dinner reservations for Sunday.

Since I was off the hook for cooking, I whipped up some quick place cards that looked like nursing caps for the restaurant.

I googled “origami nursing caps” and kind of crammed (not kidding) these together based on multiple sets of directions. I ran the ribbon and printed text through my miniature xyron to make stickers for the decorations.

The place cards and this wannabe floral arrangement greeted everyone at the restaurant.

I also hung a “congratulations, nurse bay-e banner!” in our “dining room.”

I cannot tell you how much my surplus ‘Source stash saved my a*s in the month of December. That banner and the circle labels were both in my stash. I never would have had time to make decorations.