Sunday, May 30, 2010

Whew...Glad that week is over!

Who would have thought I'd get paid to learn about nerdy stuff, and co-host one of the best parties at the conference (...again, a very nerdy party;)? And the presentation didn't go too terribly. Still, glad the week is over and happy to be home!

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Now, back to the grind!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

stresssss!

This week has been a nightmare! Not only did two co-workers get fired (pretty abruptly - and one was one of the coolest, most fun people I've ever come to know), a third is on vacation, and the majority of their work has come to me (UGH!). All of this the week before I get up in front of a room full of 300+ professionals at a major conference to present my thesis research...and I haven't even finished my power point. Yikes. Needless to say - I could use a little of this right about now.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Man & Wife Digits

This idea is too cute! For an invitation/save the date, thank yous, or just to be cute! Love it - although it might be better if the wife wasn't frowning!



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Friday, May 14, 2010

Ugh...it's Friday, can I go home yet?

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This is definitely how I feel today. I'm seriously considering asking my boss to implement daily 'afternoon nap time.' Think it will go over?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

hallowedding crafting from the past (part III) a few of my favorite details

For 10 weeks of planning and $8000, I was pretty happy with the way things turned out.  Here are a few of the things I really loved.


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The night was general chaos, as is my life most of the time. We were completely unorganized, and didn't know when we were doing what, but it was perfect all the same.

One of my favorite parts of the night was the traditional polish bridal dance, which we did to honor his father/my father-in-law. It was exhausting, but so amazing! My mother-in-law also had a bridal dance apron made that is gorgeous.

My guest book pages are here.

The caricature artist was definitely a good decision! Every home I've visited since the wedding has their caricature framed and on the wall!  It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside ;)

If you are in/near western PA and would like to have a caricature artist, I highly recommend Sam Thong.

Here is my photographer's etsy page.

Beach Scavengers Part I: Mod Podge

My husband and I are obsessive scavengers any time we go near a beach. (Yes, we waste our precious beach time hunched over, digging through the sand, getting sunburned on our backs...it's sad). We mainly collect beach glass, but we'll get shells, too if they are nice. So, after hitting a beach glass GOLD MINE in Puerto Rico, and lugging home about 15 pounds of smoothed beach glass & seashells, I decided we had to do something with this stuff instead of just letting it sit around. I started with this:
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I just used a blank frame and glued (Mod Podge) on the sand. I used store bought sand for this project. You can use beach sand, just make sure you sift all of the larger stones and other debris that may be present. After that dried, I covered the sand with another layer of Mod Podge. I then pressed the shells into the sand, and used a toothpick to write/scratch 'Puerto Rico' at the bottom.

You can also use this same idea with a candle and beach glass by layering sand + glue and pressing glass pieces into the sand so they are touching the candle. This way, the light comes through the colored glass and creates a really cool effect.

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