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Save the Date

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You can’t win if you don’t enter!!

As a blogger that hosts giveaways, I tell people this all the time!!  As a firm believer, I also enter into giveaways, ESPECIALLY those on blogs.  I entered into a very special one!  There is this adorable  custom paper goods and design company called Little Bit Heart that I had come across and they were hosting a giveaway for 100 5″ x 7″ Postcards from Uprinting.  When I got the e-mail that I had won, I was really excited because I knew that I could use them for our Save the Dates.  The part of the giveaway that I missed was the “Plus a customized file from our readymade collection”.

Oh Yes!

They have a collection of “readymade” Save the Dates which they can customize that they threw in!!

I was beyond excited about the second half of this!  Free prints is nice, free design is Great!!!

We started the process and they were AMAZING every step of the way!!  Our engagement shoot was pushed back further than we had expected and they were completely understanding about it.  Little Bit Heart was SO enjoyable to work with throughout the whole process!  There are just some people who can convey that they are genuine even via e-mail communication and they are definitely some of them!  Our colors are a little bit more unique and specific (burnt orange) and they were able to get them exactly how I wanted it!


The AWESOMENESS doesn’t stop there…Since the postcard print from Uprinting is too large for a postcard stamp.  Little Bit Heart went ABOVE and BEYOND!!  They even sent me chocolate brown envelopes to complement our Save the Dates!  Aren’t they amazing!?!?!

We got our Save the Date in last week from Uprinting and  I am SOOO pleased with the way the design and print turned out!

I can’t wait to send them out!!


“He’s Smitten”

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I was told the other day, “Wow, he’s SMITTEN”.

This was of course in reference to my  fiancé.

So, my fiancé is not a huge fan of PDA (Public Display of Affection).   I’ll still get my random kiss while we are out to dinner and such, but we just aren’t big on it.  We do live together, so we feel that’s it is something more of being in the privacy of our home.

In addition to not wanting to be all Lovie Dovie in public, it’s even to a lesser extent around his family.  He is the oldest of 4 boys they are especially weird about this.

Well, I was talking to my fiancé’s Dad’s new wife (yes, she is not a step-mother, she is just the new wife).  We just had small talk and she had asked if we had gone wedding band shopping yet.  I told her that my engagement ring was part of a set so that we have mine, but that we haven’t gotten his yet.  I told her about his allergy to metal and that we are pretty sure that he can wear titanium.  He will break out even with 18k gold within minutes.  Before we had tried titanium on him, we thought that he wouldn’t be able to wear a ring.  His idea was to get a tattoo that looks like a ring and then put my name on the inside of his finger.  He reacts horribly to the tattoos because of his allergy to metal and the needle, but surprisingly he wants another.  He won’t get a tattoo unless it has special importance so he thought the ring would be perfect.  Well, now that we are pretty sure he can wear titanium, there is no reason for him to get the tattoo but he is still considering it.

So, when I was telling his Dad’s new wife this, she was SHOCKED.  She said, “Wow, He’s SMITTEN.”

I thought this was hilarious!!!  I mean, we  are GETTING MARRIED!!

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think that you should be getting married unless you are DEFINITELY SMITTEN!  I guess because of our lack of PDA around his family, she did not know that we were really crazy about each other.  Who knows?

People have also told him not to do the wedding band tattoo because, “What if you get a divorce?”  Well, we are definitely NOT planning on it and if we ever came to that, I’m pretty sure that will be the least of our worries.

I mean, a tattoo, who cares?  You just lost the love of your life for some awful reason.  Is the tattoo really what you are worried about?  Personally, I don’t believe in tattoos, but to each their own.  I don’t like them, but my  fiancé does so why should I stop him?  With the thought that people should not get a tattoo because they might divorce, I have to think that maybe more people should get their husband/wife name tattooed.  Maybe, just maybe, this would help keep some of the marriages together that are ending are silly reasons!

Well, the end of the story is that “He’s Smitten”.