Monthly Archives: October 2011
I have been working on a new DIY Project!! I have small totes for my Flower Girls (3 of them)!!
HERE they are!!
I bought the small totes at Hobby Lobby during a 50% sale!! The dimensions are 13″ length and 9 1/2″ in height. Perfect size for little girls.
On top of the ribbon I hot glued the same rhinestones that are on the Hotel Welcome Bags from Hobby Lobby that I bought 50% off as well. The whole bucket of rhinestones below was $8 and I did all the flower girl totes and the Hotel Welcome Bags. Various sizes of rhinestones means that I won’t be able to use all of them for this project. There are also quite a few that I had to throw out because they we messed up. Still, much cheaper to buy it in this form if you are doing a few DIY projects or plan to use them again in the future.
Totes: $1.50 each
Ribbon: $0.20 each
Rhinestones: $0.15 each
Total Cost: $1.85 each ($5.55 for ALL 3)
Easy-Peasy and great for our budget!!!
My Church is Double Booked!!! I can’t believe it! AT ALL!
You always hear people say not to freak out about things because things will go wrong. When I thought of things going wrong, I definitely thought it had to do with my cake showing up purple or the wrong flowers coming in, NOT my church being cancelled!!!
So, we booked our church MONTHS ago!! And we got a call tonight saying that they had double booked!! The problem…she didn’t transfer the other couple’s date over from her old calendar. REALLY?!?!? REALLY?!?!?
So, she leaves her cell phone number because she felt bad and when we called there is no answer. No answer AND no call back! Ugh!! I’m so frustrated!!
I am so ready to just call it quits and go to the JP. The problem is that I was born and raised Catholic (IN THIS CHURCH) and my future husband is currently going through RCIA to become Catholic. We were SO excited that we would be able to have a full Catholic mass as two active Catholics. I would hate to take that away from him and us. There are so many traditions and religion is very important to us so I want the mass but I am so frustrated right now I almost want a weekday mass.
On TOP of that, we have booked our photographer, reception venue, photobooth, etc. We even have 700 napkins with our names and DATE on them! There is no way that we can change the date now!!
HOPEFULLY we will get a call back tomorrow and I will update y’all on how it goes down.
Wish me luck!
Exclusive Reception Hall is having an Open House Event so you can view their facility.
And we have a winner!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and I hope you will stop by my other current giveaway for a $15 Gift Certificate to Whimzy Life Etsy Shop!
Changing your last name.
It’s a part of getting married that girls have to make a decision on as to whether or not they will change their last name to their future husband’s. It even goes beyond that. If you have decided to change your last name, will you keep your current last name as a middle name, drop it all together, or hyphenate it?
There are many options today for brides-to-be so that you can be the most comfortable.
Personally, I have decided to take my future husband’s last name. I am not prepared however to drop my current last name. I currently have a very unique last name that I have grown attached to over the last 20-something years and I’m not prepared to drop it. On top of that, I am the LAST one of my lineage that has this name. Literally. My grandfather was the only one of his generation that had a son (my dad) and then my dad had 3 girls. I am the youngest of these three girls and the older two both took their husband’s names and dropped their maiden name completely. I feel an obligation to our lineage to at least have the name until I move on to a better place.
I ALSO like my middle name. There is just a flow between my first and last name that I think I will miss too much if I drop it all together.
I haven’t come to a complete conclusion yet, but I will either keep all my names and add his on to the end or drop my current middle name and change my maiden name to my middle name.
Any thoughts on what y’all will do?