Showing posts from July, 2010

Three Days!

WoW! I really cannot believe the big day is almost here. My owls are on their way and hopefully will get here in time. David and I both took the entire week off, and quite frankly, today I am kind of sitting around wondering what to do with myself. David is too.

I'm still really glad we took the whole week. We've done a little bit each day and I think if we were trying to cram it all into two or three days we'd be feeling really stressed out.

So, yesterday we biked about 20 miles. We headed over to the Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun for lunch and were very disappointed by this sign.

I really, really wanted the fish tacos. But, it was over 90 degrees yesterday and 70% humidity, so I don't blame them for not wanting to cook.

Today, Gigi and I did some girly shopping and then had lunch at Sea Salt. I had the catfish po-boy and she the crabcake sandwich and we both had gazpacho. I would have taken a photo, but by the time we got our food I was so hungry I just devoured it.

I …

One Week!

Well, it's now 6 days. I missed the one week mark, but came close enough, I think.

Yesterday, after enjoying watching the Tour de France at the Birchwood Cafe with friends, D and I loaded up the Jetta with A TON of stuff and headed to my dad's house. Lots of beer, wine, games, napkins, cups, and a bunch of other random stuff.

The car was pretty full.

After running all over town to find tissue paper for those pom-poms, we finally made it out there, poured some champagne, and got to work.

This is when the pom-pom plan was abandoned.

When I made the practice pom-pom, I had some pretty high quality tissue paper. It was thicker and stronger and made a pretty nice looking pom. The stuff I bought yesterday was pretty flimsy, plus the only orange I could find was Halloween orange.

As I sat there with my champagne, folding and fluffing the paper, I thought, "This kind of sucks. And then I have to hang them all up." Then the finished product was not good. The cheaper tissu…


I am going to get my owls! Yay!

You can see them here. Those aren't my exact owls, but you get the idea.

Wedding Wednesdays

17 days and counting. I prefer not to think about how close the wedding is and would rather lull myself into a false sense that I have all the time in the world to get stuff done! Whenever someone mentions how close it is, I freak out just a little bit inside.

That being said, there is a lot that is done. Our wedding bands arrived today. We have most of the beer and wine. Details are finalized with the caterer. And I might be getting some stuffed (plush...not dead) owls any day now...but maybe not.

I thought I'd focus today on something that has been done for some time: our wedding invitations! I know I posted after they were mailed, but I never showed them off. Warning: as with all photos on my blog, picture quality leaves much to be desired. Click on the picture to make it bigger - it looks better that way.

We ordered these from Stelie Designs through Etsy. This began a long wedding love affair with Etsy and after the wedding I'll blog about how much stuff I wound up…