Friday, February 26, 2010

Wedding shoe perfection...almost

So I have had a vision of my wedding shoes since before G proposed (I had high hopes for you babe..wink). I mean, the shoes have always been more important to me than the dress. Seriously.  My perfection shoe vision has always included hot pink, which I perhaps not-so-coincidentally chose as one of our colors. My vision was working out quite nicely. Until I my first google search, after which I realized quite quickly that it was going to be more than an afternoon with the laptap to find a pair other than something resembling stripper shoes. But tonight I found these beauties (here):
The heavens opened up and I think I actually heard a little chorus of hallelujah playing over my head. They fit my vision to a T! (T strap? Ok..terrible pun.) If only I wasn't an amazon. (FYI, in Dani lingo amazon = being 5foot9inches tall). However, it is now my new quest to craft myself a pair similar out of less high strappy heals. Wish me luck, blog followers! And if you get any leads on pink strappy sub 3 inch heels, please send them my way.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Buttons, beads and bows

So all my blog stalking lately has got me inspired to get in touch with my crafty side. And with a wedding in July (basically the only thing on my mind) it was a no brainer. Between G and I we have 4 adorable nieces as our flower girls, and I wanted to give them some jewelry to wear in the wedding. I am mildly obsessed with the JCrew Pearl & Ribbon necklaces and decided to use it as my inspiration. (I saw a grown up version done on a blog last night, but in my sleepy late night state, I can't remember where...)

Anyway, after an attempted-quick-but-turned into not-so-quick stop at the craft store, this is what I came up with...

They were actually pretty easy to make, and at about $3, cheap! And every bride to be can appreciate that. I wanted to personalize each one, and initials were out (they all have names starting with A), so I settled on the name beads, which I loved in the end. The buttons were my craft store "eureka!" moment, but I love how they add a little whimsy. I also like the ribbon tie instead of a clasp...adjustable to a perfect fit, and soft and less scratchy on little ones skin. One down, three more to go!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Where has the time gone?

Time is a funny thing isn't it? For instance, I'll share a funny story from my day.

I got out of work today a bit earlier than usual, and my drive home was filled with excitement of thoughts of all I could get done with my "extra" time in my day. However, this was squashed when I pulled into the driveway and realized both my house keys and wallet were nestled inside the house in my gym bag, not in my purse. I spent the next hour and a half on the phone with G (who is not-so-conveniently out of town) devising a plan of how to get into our house which I have so affluently demanded be more secure than the white house. The credit card swipe didn't work (thankfully for my own sanity), the idea of breaking the window was ruled out (as it's winter and replacing a window is not in my skillbook) so we settled on a locksmith. Ok, necessary sum it up, my "extra" time was shot, and when I finally got into the house, it was almost 7. Not that this was all that late, but my motivation went out the door with my $100 and the locksmith.

But I guess it wasn't a total loss. I spent the night planted comfortably on my couch, catching up on my girly DVR'd shows, and reading up on friends fabulous blogs (new favorite is A's craft central, here); which made me realize that I have my own blog which I've been neglecting. And this made me realize (yes, this strange string of events really is how my brain works...ha) that sometimes we get so caught up in "time" and using it wisely, that we neglect the lighter side of life.

So the moral of my story? Well I guess my point is, is that I need to hold myself accountable to spend more time "wasting" time. You may think that's easy to do, but for someone who has spent the last 3 months moving, packing, unpacking, renovating, planning, cleaning, there hasn't been much time left over to "waste". Whatever that may be...blogging, crafting, sewing...we'll see. But here I am! Stay tuned for more....