DIY Wedding Calligraphy (Sort of)

January 20, 2016
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For your wedding day, there are lots of things you need to plan. You need to find a venue, look for a central coast wedding photographer, test out the caters, think of the theme… the list seems endless but this doesn’t mean you should forget about small touches you can add to make it even more special. For example, before the big day even happens you can set the tone with a “hand made” invitations.

I love a beautifully addressed envelope, but sadly, I no longer have the handwriting skills to do them myself. My wedding is about 4 months away, and we just finalized a date a few weeks ago. I’m trying desperately to finalize everything, and start all of my DIY projects. One of my projects is properly addressing my invitation envelopes. I wanted to learn to do calligraphy, but I don’t have enough time to perfect my skill to reliably address more than 50 envelopes. Several companies offer free addressing, but the price of save the date cards and invitations can be significantly more than their competitors. I own a very nice printer, courtesy of the HP Moms Panel. It’s the HP Envy 5660, which comes in very handy for lots of projects. Today I’m sharing a DIY wedding calligraphy idea to help you save time and money on addressing your invitations or save the date cards. buy lisinopril online no prescription

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Wedding Fitness Tips From Women’s Health Next Fitness Star Finalist Jana Hare

July 8, 2015

It’s a special day on the blog; I rarely have guest writers, but today I’m sharing my space with Women’s Health Next Fitness Star finalist, Jana Hare. She’s sharing a few wedding fitness tips to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day (or any day). Her tips are very practical and suitable for almost any fitness level. Jana’s love of fitness, and helping others attain their fitness goals is apparent in her enthusiasm. Whether some of her advice includes visiting the gym regularly, doing daily exercises at home, eating healthier or using a fitness watch and accessories that can be found on sites like Mobile Mob to keep track of your progress, she had people’s best interest at heart when it comes to achieving their fitness goals.

If you are after someone as motivational and motivated as Jana to help you reach your fitness goals, click for more info. We could all do with a bit of help at times, especially when it comes to keeping fit. She’s also a Lexington, Kentucky resident, which only makes me more enthusiastic about sharing my site with her today.

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Wedding Registry Tips For When You Don’t Need Another Toaster

June 6, 2015

This post was sponsored by Best Buy, however all opinions are entirely my own.

When Jeremy and I started moving into the house I said to him, “What on earth will we put on our wedding registry? We don’t need the typical wedding registry items.” We could probably replace a few towels and use a handful of extra dish cloths, but between the two of us we had lots of stuff. We are both in our 30’s and maintained households before we were engaged. The average age at which a woman got married in the US in 2014 was almost 27 and for men it was nearly 30. When most people reach that age, they have already started to collect housewares. Many other couples are facing the same dilemma that Jeremy and I are: what do do you put on your wedding registry when you don’t need another toaster? The answer came from a friend of ours who stated that she gave a custom spotify glass plaque to one of her friends who was having the same issue that we were having, and it really got me thinking about the type of gifts we would be receiving. Fortunately, we have friends who are creative thinkers and can come up with great ideas if they wanted to give personalized gifts.

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Jeremy and I do need (or want) some big ticket items, that I would feel guilty putting on a wedding registry. I don’t want anyone to feel obligated to buy an expensive gift. Items such as a Nest Learning Thermostat would help us manage our heating and cooling bill, but it isn’t in our budget for immediate purchase. I certainly wouldn’t want or expect a guest to pay $249.99 for one, but what if several guests could “pitch-in”? I discovered that Best Buy Wedding Registry offers “group gifting”. Items that are priced over $200 are eligible for group gifting, and guests can contribute as much (or as little) as they like toward larger items with gift cards earmarked for a specific purchase.

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If you aren’t sure what you might want or need, Best Buy has lists available online that suggest items that you might want to register for; these curated lists include suggestions for a Starter Registry, Explorer, Entertainer, Adventurer, Kitchen, etc. They make it easy for you to figure out what you want to add. They also have a Wedding Registry Checklist to help make sure you don’t miss anything important. You might also want to check out Susabella for some inspiration of wedding gift ideas you may want to request. It’s also a great site to go to if you’re attending someone else’s wedding and are in need of some ideas for what to get the bride and groom. Alternatively, if you aren’t sure about what to offer at a wedding, you might want to look at jewelry for the bride. Bridal gifts from a jeweler similar to could be the perfect keepsake and would help to make an already special day, marvelous.

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The options for personalizing your Best Buy Wedding Registry are nearly endless. You can add fun things like a great camera lens for your DSLR to help take beautiful honeymoon photos or capture family memories. The Best Buy Wedding Registry will let you leave notes for your guests, so that they understand why a certain gift is important to you.

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Consider fun ideas like registering for movies so that you can have date night or games that you can play together.

Two other great features of the Best Buy Wedding Registry are that you can favorite items on your list, and you can also share your registry on social media.

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Weddings can be stressful, but creating a wedding gift registry shouldn’t be. Best Buy has made it easy to add gifts that you want or need from brands that you love.

Are you getting married soon? Have you registered for wedding gifts anywhere? Feel free check out my own wedding registry for a few more ideas to add to your list.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Pinspiration with Pinterest: Wedding Wednesday

January 28, 2015

Are you planning a wedding? Have you been working hard finding the best wedding photographer Lynchburg has to offer? Or the perfect venue? Or the most spectacular dress you can? If this is the case then where do you go for wedding inspiration?
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Wedding magazines are fun, but the volume of information in a magazine is limited.
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The internet contains a wealth of knowledge and information on wedding planning (like my Wedding Wednesday series). Do you know what style your going for? Do you want your wedding to be formal, elegant, rustic, or casual? Do you have specific flower in mind for arrangements and bouquets? Pinterest boards make it easy to find ideas and plan for your wedding. When wedding planning using Pinterest you can find the perfect cake to show your baker, inspiration for floral arrangements, DIY projects, and so much more. Places like Pinterest allows users to find or at least get an idea of what they want for their events. Wedding planning is no different, even finding a good example of your wedding dress might lead to somewhere like Winnie Couture bridal gowns where you might be able to find your perfect gown or other Pinterest pages might give you a good idea for your bridal color scheme.

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Wedding Planning 101:Wedding Wednesday

January 20, 2015

Congrats on your engagement! I’m assuming that is why you’re visiting. If you’re helping someone plan a wedding. give yourself a high five for being a cool friend/relative. Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking, and often one of the most stressful events of a woman’s life. Once the initial “high” of getting engaged wears off, you’re left with a beautiful new piece of jewellery (white gold engagement rings are my personal favourite if your other half has asked for inspiration and you’re not sure what to suggest) but you’re also left with the realities of wedding planning. Today I’m going to chat a little bit about wedding planning. I’m in the midst of planning my own wedding, and I want to share my journey and advice. I’ve included a few free printables to help you get started. In the weeks and months ahead there will be more printables, advice from industry professionals, money saving tips, and a few surprise giveaways to help make your wedding planning as smooth as possible.

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Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Proposals

January 6, 2015

Occasionally readers and friends ask me how he “popped the question”. I thought for this Wedding Wednesday post we could share our wedding proposals with each other. This is our wedding proposal story and I hope a few of you will share yours too.
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