Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Over The Long Weekend...

I know we are already mid-week but last weekend we ate, shopped a tiny bit, crafted, baked and took Meeko to the park for the first time! How was your long weekend?

"There are people who have money and people who are rich"
~Coco Chanel

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 56

We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday :: Session 2 ::

This song reminds me of working at Stuft Pizza with a guy named Ricky who always played this song in his VW Bug.

This is for you Ricky.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 55

"Bloom where you are planted!"
~Mary Engelbert

Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday :: Session 1 ::

I decided to try a new series here at Pixie Paper Arts. Music Mondays because everyone needs a little beat on a Monday. Let me know what you think!

Under The Milky Way
~The Church

Friday, November 18, 2011

Week Wrap Up...

What I've learned this week...

- I'm obsessed with Pinterest! Above is a screen shot of my finds just last night!

- Ruche's new look book is out!

- Newly discovered blogs:
Wild Olive
Made by Rae
Swell Mayde

- Rediscovered Blog
Oh Happy Day!

- My love for hot chocolate is at it's peak right now.

- My new nicknames for Meeko is Moose and MeMe

- Yoga is sweet.

Hope you discovered great things this week!

"I hope each week I grow and impress you guys and make you happy."
~Lauren Alaina

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Long Awaited Wedding Photos!

Warning: Long photo post! I can't believe it's been five months that we've been married already! It was hard for me to pick and choose which photos to post. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. The photos posted here are all done by Christian Cruz.

Awesome makeup was done by Jennifer Ramirez.

My hair was done by Reinna. She did an unbelievable job!

This pin was used on my Mother's own wedding day.

This was my gift to K.

My bouquet and all the centerpieces included crepe paper flowers I spent months making!

See the garland hanging from the chairs? They're made from paper circles glued together to form a ball.

Our faces were classic in this photo!

I forgot to grab the bouquet coming back down the aisle!

The Gentleman's socks!

The Men's Boutonnieres were also made of crepe paper and peacock feathers.

Our theme was vintage circus!

I printed this banners last minute for the guests to wave around.

The typewriter was our "guest book".

I absolutely adore this photo of Mama J and K!

These balloons were 36" round, they were amazing!

The dessert buffet included fruit tarts, cotton candy, Big League Chew...

Cracker Jacks!

and of course cake! K made this awesome cake stand. I made the cake topper and decorations for the cake.

Animal centerpieces! It took me weeks to purchase, paint and glue these suckers! It was worth it because I came home with only one centerpiece.

This was my favorite moment of the whole evening! All of our friends and family encircled us and sang "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. I will never forget it!

I had 3 hair accessory changes. A veil for the ceremony, a fresh Gardenia for dinner (inspired by Miss Billie Holiday), and topped it off with a mini top hat!

It was a magical night!

"You truly are the butter to my bread"
~Part of my vows to K adapted from Julia Child

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Quills

Remember this post last week?

One of the projects I wanted to delve into was these easy to make feather pens offered over at Design Sponge.

The directions are over at Design Sponge, but I have a couple of my own tips if you decide to make these.

- Michael's actually sells feathers that are already dyed dark blue on the tips. $1.99 gets you 2 dyed feathers. If you purchase the 4 pack of plain feathers for $1.99 you can dye your own with a box of royal blue Rit Dye. It's a bit more work but if you want to make a bunch of these, then it's the way to go.

- Making a lot of these at once seems to be more economical because you already have a hot dye bath going or have other items on hand that you may want to dye.

- Make sure you purchase the pen refills that are plastic, you have to trim them to fit inside the feather. I accidentally purchased metal refills and had to exchange them.

- I used hot glue to glue the pen refill into the feather. It also adds extra support.

I love how the pens glow in the sun!!!

"I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."
~Jay Dratler

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 54

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
~ Ben Williams

Friday, November 11, 2011

Week Wrap Up...

What I've learned this week...

- Mochi just deals with Meeko (although I think she secretly loves her) and yes the photo above is Meeko on top of Mochi.

- I learned Jet Dry is leaving my dishes with a weird film.

- Never got to learn crocheting in a classroom atmosphere, the teacher no showed!

- Thank goodness for Youtube, I'm taking crochet lessons there.

- Always try to keep in contact with all friends, cause you may need them one of these days!

- Newest bookmarked blog I'm reading these days.

- The above blog has inspired me to make use of tights and skirts more often.

I hope you had a quiet, uneventful week!

“Someday is not a day of the week.”
~ Unknown

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Over the Weekend...

Someone asked me last week if I had unfinished projects laying around, I said too many ideas with too little time! You judge for yourself...

I love the idea of writing with old quill pens! So when I saw this project I couldn't resist! I made a half dozen of them!

I'm still working on a halloween project, even though it's over!

I've tried to learn how to crochet a few times and was never successful. So I signed up for a class, let's see how it goes!

It looks like a big pile of fabric right now, but I have less than a month to create something wonderful for an expecting mom!

"Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun."
~ Christina G. Rossetti