Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love letters with a twist (a download)

Is this just the cutest idea ever  ??!!  

Tutorial and Download HERE:

…and now you may kiss the bride … Do those words make you smile?  It seems love is in the air all around me … Congratulations to all the young couples celebrating this exciting time !!

I discovered blogland as an escape from reality when my daughter was hospitalized with an eating disorder. Oh the places I could go in blogland!  Beyond the wonderful community of crafty women (I dearly love my blogland crafting friends!) I also discovered fabulous event planning sites, particularly wedding sites. I’ve been “doing weddings” for friends since I was a teen. I love all the details!! 

I continue to follow a few of the wedding blogs and thought I’d share some of my favorite sites in the event you or someone you know is planning for the big event.   

Here’s a few things I learned from my many hours of “research”: 1) weddings are expensive!, 2) you can have a really nice wedding without breaking the bank, 3) It’s easy to get caught up in details and forget what’s important, and 4) When my daughter or niece get married I must hire a wedding planner if only for the “day of” otherwise I will be one “crazy MOB” (mother-of-the-bride ! 

Enjoy !!!

a personal favorite

serious eye candy

List of top bridal blogs a great resource especially for the bride looking to express personal style 

of course we all know that Martha has a ton of DIY ideas and downloads

loaded with wonderful ideas

great tutorials

Here are a couple local brides I’ve been following, they began their blogs by sharing their personal experience and continued after their weddings.  They offer great budget savvy advice.

(click “my wedding” for her personal tuts) I love her traditional style

Traditional wedding with a country twist, very nicely done

Now a tiny plug for our local economy – Nashville Wraps is an online store that has great wrapping products such as tissue paper (ever so popular now) and favor bags, boxes and ribbon.  (We use their products for work related projects)

PSA (Did you know that someone with an eating disorder can have a normal or elevated BMI ?  If you or someone you love has “disordered eating” (ie: too much, too little, restricting type/amount/frequency) please seek help (http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/) February is national eating disorder awareness month. 


  1. Hi E! You commented on my blog, "Wow, love your book, and your organization!! I need you and your journal to come visit :)"

    Well, I came to visit, at least! Actually, my brother lives in Lebanon so, if I ever get down there, I could make a side trip!

    Love the hanky post - thanks for sharing it!

  2. I may have a wedding around the corner, I will be the mother of the groom, thank god I don't have the girl. I dread the drama of a wedding LOL! Thank you for your comment on my gun rack, I thought I had used every gun reference and then you cam up with I aim to try this one LOL! It looks like you are new to blogging, you are off to a great start! Good luck


  3. Thanks for sharing with me...please put a pic up of your newest little collection. I wanna SEE! xoso Sandy