June 23, 2009

Cake stands

Homemade cake stands! I found this awesome idea on one of the many wedding blogs I subscribe to - it's a cake stand made out of a thrifted vintage plate and cup (or bowl). This was the first one I made just using a little bit of glass glue. I think it turned out pretty well, and I only spent $3 on the whole thing! Since we're having many pies at the wedding, I want them to be displayed in a fun way, kinda like this:

(photo by Amanda Kraft Photography)

June 19, 2009

shower pics

I was WONDERFULLY surprised by my bridal shower that was thrown by my friends Jenny and Marcelle, and my mom and Aunt Janine. The theme was "crafts", and the ladies went all out (including a scrapbook made by everyone there, and craft gifts!). I got so many awesome crafty/food inspired gifts (including my very own sewing machine, yay!) It by far exceeded my expectations, and I'm so honored to have a great set of friends and family. Enough about that, here's a slideshow of the party!

The crafting continues...

The s'mores bags I made for our favors. Makes me wanna go camping!

June 5, 2009

Happy weekend!

Even though I had a short week at work this week, I'm SO ready for the weekend to be here! I have been looking forward to this weekend for a while - it's my surprise bridal shower. Yay! I have NO idea what is happening - I just know I have to be ready at 1pm for a mystery person to pick me up and take me to the mystery party spot, where I will be joined by mystery friends. Jenny, Monk, and my mom have done a pretty great job at keeping it all a secret. In addition to that, Paul is home this weekend and we're going to the Alameda Antique fair to search for miscellaneous wedding stuff. It will be a treasure hunt, for sure, but I've heard it's a great place to find fun stuff. Monday will be here before I know it, but until then, happy weekend!
(photo from Our Labor of Love)

June 4, 2009

The Bean

it's actually called the Cloud Gate, but I like to think of it as a big jelly bean...

Chicago Art Institute - check
Riding the L train through Chicago - check
Getting lost downtown - check
Downpour at Millennium park - check
Good times - YES