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I’m back… Almost!

So I have officially become one of “those brides.” You know, the ones that promise they will blog or post pictures “the day after.” Then reality hits, you go on your honeymoon, and after that you find out you want to be generic and enjoy time with your new hubs.

This post is just to let you know I’m alive {not gonna lie, flattered by the new Love and Sapphire followers! Hi Guys!}

I will be back up to 3 posts a week come Monday and slowly work my way back up to five. Until then, here is a tease of things you have to look forward to {or at least I hope so!} 🙂 Wedding pictures won’t be ready for a few weeks, but we are moving at the end of July so I have a lot of decorating ideas (Either fails or accomplishments, we will soon see) to share here in the mean time. We are moving to an apartment while we save for a house, so my goal is to make the new place look chic and homey, yet realizing Ikea & the thrift store is more reasonable for an apartment.

Now on for a few teaser pictures until the real ones come in. These are from my BFF and her dad. I know I’m biased but they turned out pretty darn good. I literally remember starting to walk down the aisle and seeing so many more people than I thought would come to the ceremony. Therefore, I instantly wanted to say hi to everyone; I was so overwhelmed with emotion. Then I realized that it may not be appropriate so I gathered myself. But I just felt so darn loved, and it was one of the best moments of my life!

20120523-225433.jpg Happiest moment of my life, my dad walking me down the aisle. Words can’t express what this ment for me and to see all our friends and family!


If my dad waking me down the aisle was my happiest moment, I don’t even know what this is! So happy for him to be my hubs and for me to be his wife. The start to a great day and life together! My hubs is my best friend. I’m a lucky lady. 🙂


And if you think I look happy in this pictures, just take a look at Jacob (the cat) and his brother Buddy. We came home from our honeymoon and Jacob could not be found… he was hiding like cats normally do when there owners come home after a long time away. We then picked up the Bud-man from my in-laws {still love saying that, I don’t know if it will get old} and Jacob came running out… They have been cuddling ever since. Pathetic… But in the cutest way!

See ya next week, lots of fun things to come!


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Cake topper

Last night consisted of me randomly getting inspired; making a “quick stop” at Jo-Ann’s and Micahel’s. {Ever notice how both of those stores don’t have everything you need? It’s a conspiracy!} Anyways, here is my Wednesday night DIY, super awesome cake topper:

Now I just have to say peace out to the old cake topped that I bought when we first got engaged. Never really liked it… Was just spur of the moment: omfgimactiallygettingmarriedyey! Kind of purchase. 😉


’til next time,

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No more wire hangers!!

Bonus points of you recognize the movie quote, which I think should be fairly obvious. I always have wanted one of those cute wire hangers from etsy for my dress; but could not justify spending $35+ on a damn hanger. What’s a girl to do? Make a bootleg herself of course!


Hanger from Target+yellow paint+wood hearts from Joann’s+doilys= a hanger that will look good in pictures and didn’t break the bank!

Detailed instructions will follow after the wedding; when I have time; 15 days to go!

{and trying to get the colors to show up correctly makes me realize that after the wedding I need to take the time to take pictures with an real camera, and not my phone… the convenience of modern technology makes me lazy apparently!}


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how to make a wedding seating chart (and not want to shoot yourself in the foot)

Saturday night, after a Skinny Girl Marg run with Momma Sheila (our beverage of choice) my BFF & Second in Command, D, came over and helped with some projects and the seating chart.  I saw this idea on Pinterest awhile ago and felt like it was the way to go since it looks like the easiest way to make a wedding seating plan; but I still needed a little direction (and D is a teacher, so directions is something she is especially good at). 😉


And this is what I ended up with:

The colors don’t mean anything in mine, apparently I do not have it as together as the fake bride in the photo-shoot above, but I digress.

Here are the steps:

  1. Start off with a few select people, debate with your mom for over 20 minutes where they should sit.
  2. Have your friend interject and point out how it would make much more sense to write all the names out on each individual post-it so you can see everyone.  Points for being visual D!
  3. Separate the post-its into groups: my cousins, our friends, his family, my family, family friends etc.
  4. Then take those groups and magically make them fit at the tables.
One of the reasons why I fell in love with our venue was because some tables are small, some are big, some are round, some are square.. it just looks more natural to me. (That and the charivari chairs, BOOM!)  Doing this seating chart made me wish I chose a traditional banquet hall with 15 roundtables that all sit eight!
All in all, the tables came out good.  I took the next step in this venture last night by using google docs to bring the seating chart into the 21st century.  I had to figure out an easy way to send it off the my future MIL (mother in law) who’s been making a few trips back and forth to the great white north (a.k.a. Wisconsin) so I haven’t been able to see her lately.  Once she looks at it and give it two thumbs up (and hopefully not down) I will continue designing our escort cards.
Also: shout out to my guest: I only had to chase down a couple of RSVPs, and they are all accounted for by now!  Nice job guys! (cue round of applause).

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Wordless Wednesday


Sneak peak part two of my cute menus for our wedding. I spent my lunch break cutting these babies out yesterday.

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Menus Part One

You would think that when I hit the MTGM (month to go mark) last week that I would have more important things on my mind then menus. Well I didn’t; and some people think I’m crazy. CoughMommaSheilaCough. I live for this crap. If I could spend half my day perusing the internet for wedding craft ideas and the other half wandering around Jo-Ann Fabrics I would!

The menus will serve two purposes; the first one being the obvious: telling people what they shall eat for the night. The second is not so obvious and will be revealed in a later post.

For now I am keeping it simple and showing you the awesome fabric I choose as an accent for our cute, adorable, and amazing wedding menus 😉


In other non-wedding related news, my homegirl Bethenny Frankel came out with a new flavor in her Skinny Girl line. I feel the need to share this news because Sunday I was shocked to see the amount of hits L& received from people searching Carona-Rita recipes, which I supply the recipe in this post. So the Skinny Girl Piña Colada is my beverage if choice to highlight this week. (Because apparently L&S readers like crafting and drinking, awesome).  It doesn’t live up to the first-born: Skinny Girl margarita. SG margarita is my number one choice so Piña Colada does pale in comparison (to be 100% honest) but it tastes a hell of a lot better than her Cosmo, which literally tastes like you are drinking an old bottle Calvin Klein perfume from the mid-nineties. I only tried a little of the Piña Colada because it was a little too sweet for my liking. I think it would taste better blended vs. on the rocks. Give it a try, and let me know! But try the margarita version first if you’re a Skinny Girl virgin.


Happy Tuesday!


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Honeymoon, here we come!


We are both so excited. Jon and I have a blast in Wisconsin Dells; I can’t imagine how much fun we will have at our resort! The beach, sunshine, and swim up bar are calling my name! 😉 38 days until “we do” and 40 until Jamaica!



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