Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Its beginning to look a lot like..Halloween!

This weekend Jerry and I started to get into the Halloween spirit. Friday night started out by baking sugar cookies. The dough was a little sticky so it made it hard to roll out but they turned out pretty good. I think I added a little to much lemon extract as they tasted a little more like that but they were still really good!

After that we then went and saw SAW V at the movie theatre. I hate to break anyones bubble but it sucked. It was a good movie but compared to the first four it was nothing. I felt like everything was predictable and even the 'scary' scenes weren't scary. Oh well...if they make another one I still plan on going to see it, but still. ha

On Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch and picked pumpkins to carve. There wasn't a hole lot left to choose from but we each got a decent one. It was a little windy but other then that it was pretty nice out, thank god for that Colorado weather. Jerry was able to hold both pumpkins for the picture, unfortunately I could only hold one..ha

We had fun carving them though. They're already out on the porch for people to see! Not the greatest but good enough for amateurs. Next year I want to do an actual design, like an owl or something.

Jerry, cutting the tops off!

As you can tell, I'm in a deep concentration..carving the perfect pumpkin.

And the final results..

So which one do you like better?!

Monday, October 20, 2008

its 'THE' one!

On Saturday my bridesmaid Emily and I went out dress shopping! I NEVER though I would buy a dress from Davids Bridal, I always heard bad things about them and considered them cheap, but as soon as I put this dress on I knew it was the one I'd buy that day. I know everyone says this but, the pictures do it no justice. Its kind of wrinkly so it doesn't look the greatest but I love it!

I ordered it in diamond white in a size 6-yay!

I tried on some other ones, including the Sophia Tulli and the Rina di Montella one I tried on last time but I knew those weren't me. I wanted simple elegance and I think I accomplished it well :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Real Ring!

After staring at the picture below and realizing how much that ring looked nothing like mine, I had to take a picture of my real ring. I have a camera that can take pictures of jewelry just fine, but I didn't have a cable for it to get the pictures off the camera to the computer. I've had to use my crappy camera to do that, and it wouldn't take the picture of the ring without ruining it. So I went to Best Buy yesterday and bought a card reader to use for the good camera.

Here's what my wedding ring REALLY looks like :)

Of course the solitare diamond isn't in it because its in my E-ring.

I'll get them both put together about a week before the wedding. I am so excited!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It can only be Jared*

Yesterday, Jerry and I went down to Loveland to look at wedding rings. We were just going to look, and after looking in two stores we were getting ready to go home when we stopped at Jared-The Galleria of Jewelry. I knew I wanted a square shape of diamonds to incase my princess cut solitare e-ring. We always buy our jewelry from Kays because Jerry's cousin works there and we can use her store discount-which is huge when spending that type of money. Unfortunately, Kays didn't have anything in stock like I wanted..but Jareds had TONS to choose from. Well after being there for an hour and a half, we walked out with my wedding ring!

The picture below isn't my exact ring..but its the closest I could find. I tried to take my own picture but that didn't work out so this will have to do. Mine is almost like this-minus the band-mines just a single band with a couple of stones going down each side. Also my solitare sits up much higher since its a 1 carat.

Its exactly what I wanted and its soo shiny :) Since he spent $4,000 on my E-ring-my budget was $1,000 for my wedding ring, so it worked out perfectly as it came to like $900 some odd dollars!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I have a monogram!

Actually I have two! I was going to make my own, but my Microsoft Publisher Trial expired at the end of September, so I had to find someone to make one for me.

Both of these were made by Megan who has her own etsy shop 'Megastar Designs'. The second one I probably wont use at all, but I liked how it matched my STD's and stuff. I like the first one, but I still don't know yet. We'll see...ha

Don't mind the white boxes behind them, obviously when used that won't be there.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Grooms Gift

Yesterday, while looking at one of my favorite idea blogs, I Do{blog!} I found the perfect gift (besides a boudoir picture album) for Jerry.

Its a watch which holds a picture. His dad passed away the summer of '06 from pancreatic(or some other horrid type) of cancer. It was very sad, I've never seen a person look that sick. Anyways, I thought I'd put a picture of him and his dad in it and have something engraved in it. Although Jerry doesn't really wear a watch, I figured this would be a good sentimental item, especially if given to him on our wedding day.

The watch can be found on HourPowerWatches for only $100. Not only is it a good gift, it has a good cause. Their discription on their website displays the following:

"HourPower is dedicated to the belief that people can enhance connections to loved ones, to goals, memories, or inspiration by the use of our unique patented timepiece. Every one of our watches open to reveal a secret chamber for special words and photo that can be viewed often throughout the day.

The watch design was the "brain child" of a clinical psychotherapist and life coach as a simple way to galvanize the power of intention. Now, an emotional connection or touchstone, is actualized as you check the time-And just knowing that there is a secret inside reinforces one's commitment and resolve."

Good idea huh?!

Friday, October 3, 2008

You can never be to full of yourself..

My bridesmaid Emily came over last night and we managed to get ALL the magents done :) It only took us an hour and a half to.

Here's Emily putting the sheets of paper onto the actual magnets. I then took it from her and cut them all.

Heres a picture of the finished products-all almost 150 of them, on our fridge...What can I say, we love looking at ourselves. ha Hopefully we don't have any company this weekend or they'll be like what the..?

Next we'll be printing off the cardstock that will hold the magnet then tying ribbon on them all, oh fun. After that we can attatch the magnet though and get them out the door!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Are you ready to ASSEMBLE?!?

So last weekend Jerry and I went to Office Max and got our Save the Date designs printed. We tried to do it on photo paper but the picture came out really blurry, so we had to use regular. Its alright though since the magnet sheets I bought from Oriental Trading were thick. I got all the stuff out and I'm going to start getting all the magents made today.

I also ordered envelopes from Tom at anchorpaper and they came in last night. Their the same color yellow that I ordered my pocketfold invites in. They'll hold my save the date card which is a white micah color and the save the date magnet.

I also have to address all the envelopes, which I plan on starting today. I have to run to the craft store on my lunch break to find a pen to use to address them, then I'm going to get started. Once their addressed, they can then be stuffed!

I only needed 150 and they came in boxes of 250, which is why peanuts are filling half the box. Atleast he sent the box though, I was wondering what I was going to use to carry them all in beacuse I have no boxes whatsoever.

The only thing I have to do is print off the sheets of cardstock that the magnets are going to be attatched too, which I've alredy designged, and get the magnets together. I should have everything done by Sunday at the latest. I do have to wait for my wedding website to be finished before I can send them out though. Not sure when that will be done, but I should have an idea here soon I hope.