Monday, August 1, 2011

My August Fun List

Oh, July. I will miss you. You represent everything that is good about summer. Cookouts. Warm weather. Laying out by the pool. Beach getaways (What am I talking about? I didn't go on one.). Things that are red, white, and blue. Lots and lots of good grilled food. 

And now it's August. Seriously. How fast did July pass by?

When I realized that August was pretty much almost here, I immediately thought of all of the things that I haven't done yet. I decided it was time to regroup and make sure that the things that I want to get done actually do get done.

So here is my Summer Fun List, more accurately titled my August Fun List. Only things that I actually want to do made it on the list (yes, de-cluttering practically my entire house excites me to no end!).

So as a way to hold myself accountable, I will post this at the bottom of my August posts, with things crossed out to show what I've done that week. I'm super excited about it and I would encourage anyone else to make their own August Fun List!

In other news, today is my 2nd anniversary with my man (yay!). We were going to dress up and celebrate by having a romantic dinner at an Italian restaurant, but last night I realized that the night class that I thought I was teaching on Tuesday was actually tonight (complete scheduling fail). So we're postponing our romantic Italian dinner to another night instead and we'll just have to settle for celebrating our anniversary in Saugatuck, Michigan this weekend. It is there that I hope to cross off my August Fun List watching that amazing Michigan sunset on Lake Michigan.

In honor of our anniversary, I thought I'd share our own wedding invitations...the invites that started this here crazy invitation business. I did half of them myself, after being inspired by a wedding invitation I had received at least two years prior, and enlisted the help of a girl who did custom invitations to finish things off for me. 

After the wedding, I put together this shadowbox of our invitations. I really loved our invites and I wanted to display them in a fun way. I would fully recommend this method to any bride out there who had a pocketfold invitation. If you make sure to reserve two of them for yourself, you'll be able to do your own shadowbox.

The girl who helped me with these invites designed the flower pattern and we used that to make the bands that held the invitation together. The pink ribbon was a last minute thing. It was either cut every single ribbon so that it was only showing on the inside or let it show on the outside. I can't even imagine how much time it would have added on to cut all that ribbon...we quickly opted for the less time consuming option.

This actual invite was printed on velum and we used tiny brads to attach it to the card stock. Since I was taking a picture through the shadowbox glass, I thought I'd show a better version below. It was one of my favorites from our engagement session.

Notice that our arms make an M...for marriage, you know. :)  

Happy, happy anniversary to my man!

1 comment:

  1. My August "fun things list" includes moving. Which is a stressful kind of fun. But mostly stressful. I'm really looking froward to September.

    Also, if you'd like to make a picture into a canvas, I can totally help you with that! I just had one made not that long ago that I L.O.V.E.