Well hello there, Gorgeous!

 My wedding shoes arrived recently and I have been dying to take some pictures! I've been wearing them around the house for fun! These are my first pair of Badgley Mischkas and definitely a splurge. I have been drooling over these for a few months but couldn't rationalize the price. I have been stalking them online hoping for a great deal and ended up finding them on MyHabit!

{I think I'm in love!}

I'm working on several DIY projects right now. I'm going to post pictures as soon as I'm completely finished.


The First.

I have been a blog enthusiast for several years. I have a list of blogs I frequent and that often leads to the discovery of new and equally exciting blogs. I have played with the idea of starting my own blog for several months but was stuck on what I would write about. 

Recently engaged {& getting married in April!!} in planning our wedding I have found I have champagne taste on a beer budget. Instead of compromising, I have found myself  saying "I can figure out how to make that!" The results have been satisfying {so far} and personalized. 

I recently finished my invitations {after enslaving a friend to help and 3.5 weeks of labor} and realized afterwards I completely forgot to document as I went along. {Opps!} But I still want to share the end results! 

The keys were stamped and then embossed. I think the end result looked more finished than just stamping.

 We hand cut all the paper ourselves. The only thing pre-made was the pocket fold and the envelopes. I thought about making the pocket folds but it would have been more expensive and time consuming! I printed everything on our little inkjet printer and was happy with the quality.  
 Sorry about the blurriness in this ^^ picture.
 The Fiance got endless entertainment out of the term "belly bands." I think he was a little disappointed when he realized little strips of paper were the end result. My incredibly crafty and wonderfully helpful friend let me use her Cricut {awesome by-the-way!}to the cut out the seals.

I am really happy with the results and they totally fit our wedding theme. And the best part is they cost us a fraction of the cost of ordering invitations would have!