Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good finds

So today I found two great cooking related finds, that made me happy enough that I had to share them with my web followers...
1. Homemade taco seasoning mix. I am a big fan of anytime I can make dinner without the help of processed foods. I guess I just like the thought that I know exactly every ingredient that goes into my food. Anyway, I found this great recipe tonight to make homemade taco seasoning, to use instead of those store bought packets. I made some up tonight & got rave reviews from G...score! I had to agree. here's the link.

2. My fellow female coworkers & I like to refer to our crock pots as our "wives." You know, because they cook dinner for us while we're at work! We'll say to each other, "So Jessi...what is your wife cooking for you tonight?" Clever, no? Anyway, today I found this blog with a new crockpot recipe posted for every day of the year! Need I say more?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

No turning back now!

The moment I have been waiting for has arrived. The three magical words every DIY bride wants to hear. After weeks of research, designing, printing, cuting, gluing, stamping (& of course, bedazzling), the invitations are...wait for it...IN THE MAIL!

I have to say that even though I significantly underestimated the time it took to me to put 80 invitations together from scratch, I loved that I handmade each one. As cheesy as it sounds, as I did my final "quality control check" (as G called it) & placed each one in its envelope, I couldn't help but feel like I was sending something extra to all of our guests. Something you can't buy in a store. And that's what I hope our wedding turns out to be; handmade, and something that couldn't possibly be bought in a store.

On a lighter note: Nothing says "there's no turning back now" than inviting 150 people to watch you get married. (Grin)