Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Our Month!

Ho man, suddenly I can count the days by subtracting today's date from 25.  Anyone got a paper bag?  Eep. 

Anyway, here are few pics of what I've been doing for the past few days:

I started the guest/scrap book:
 First page
 Back of first page. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the guest book exactly...the thing is, we're having a photo booth and I have a lot of scrapbooking paper that I'm hoping to use for backgrounds.  I have little slips of paper with leafy cutouts that people will be able to sign, then glue in next to their pictures.  So maybe I'll put the book there for inspiration, then leave a stack of the scrapbook paper out for people to play around with and then put the pages in later?  Hm.
 I started on the favors/escort cards - they're little glass picture frame coasters.  The picture size is the same size that the photo booth we're having will put out. 
 These aren't the napkins...yet.  They're the center linens (I still don't know what to call them exactly) that go under the bottles.  That's one of the napkin rings though, which I got from Stylishstems.  I'll have 120 or so of them after the wedding that I'll likely be reselling (with Toni's permission, of course) so if you want some, let me know.
 Here's the centerpiece (unhemmed) for the head table.  I added a white border to make it a touch more "bridal", but then it blended in with the table, so I'll have the brown stuff underneath to offset it.
 This is what I'm hoping the cake looks like.  We'll see.
Shelby never sleeps on the porch, but she was camped out there this morning when Kini needed to pee.  It was quite comical because Kini really had to go, but didn't know what to do about Shelby (who's not been particularly friendly to her in the past).  Eventually she just ran over her and Shelby just laid there.

I think that's about it.  Tonight I'm hoping to get the rest of the center linens done (8 left - the binding strips are all pressed, I just need to cut the squares and pin like the dickens).  If I get that done and have time left (after working out, packing for UT (hellloooo girls' weekend!!!), cooking and eating dinner, and aiming for a pre-midnight bedtime, which I haven't accomplished all week), I'll start working on....(queue Wheel of Fortune style To Do list)...programs.  I need to emboss the leaves on them.  On about 85 of them.  6 leaves a piece, 3's tedious but it really makes them special so it's worth it to me.  I could also fix the boutonniere I broke (what, I wanted to make sure they're Ford tough...they're not.  Don't sword-fight with them.), make the pew decorations, make the directions signs, keep working on the escort cards (seriously, they're not that's just each coaster is part of a set of two, which is in a little plastic box, with a bow around it, inside a cellophane wrapper, inside a bigger cellophane wrapper with 5 of its 4 layers of packaging removal later, I can finally remove the "For You" card and put in a name card).  Or just sleep.  That'd be good too. 

Anyway, now you know my to do list (oh, did I mention I also need to cut, sew, and bind 3 more bibs for MOTU's coworker by next weekish as well?  "Need to" is maybe too strong for that, but "want to very badly, if for no reason other than to stop doing wedding crap non stop" fits.)

On that note, back to work.  w00t.


Wendy said...

Okay, so Kini's pee-ing, but...
what about YOU?!?!
Seriously Kat, breathe!

Susan Amestoy said...

I am writing a book called "So...How Did You Meet Anyway?". It is a collection of people's "how we met" stories coupled with famous people's "how they met" stories. I have a blog where some of those I've collected are posted.
Anyway...I would love your story for my book.
Please check out the blog at;
to see if you like the format. And if you'd like to share your story, please e-mail me at;
Thanks very much and congratulations.