Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Next Chapter


Well college is officially behind us which makes the wedding the next significant event on our calendars. Sure we’re booked every weekend save one between now and then, but the wedding is definitely the next life-changing event. The plan is to post pictures from graduation once I get some. I didn’t end up with a single picture of Chris and I on my camera. Boo. So I’m working on that. In the meantime feel free to bask in the nearness of the wedding with me.

So close I can taste it


By that I’m referring, of course, to the date when I can finally mail our wedding invitations. They’ve been a labor of love, but also of burning hatred. My advice that I’d like to throw out into the world is this: don’t attempt to do your own wedding invitations unless you really really understand what you’re getting yourself into. More specific advice is this:

Use spray adhesive. I was hesitant. Surely it will make a huge mess, right? So instead I went the sticker route. I was really pleased with the results until I happened to realize how much it was costing me to keep buying refills for the sticker maker. In the eleventh hour I realized that I didn’t have the time to wait for the refills to come in so I went to Michael’s in search of an alternative. The stuff I got (Scotch Spray Mount Repositionable Adhesive) was $14 and with a 40% off coupon came out under $10. Each sticker cartridge had cost $14 and I used 9 of them to get through the first third. Ouch. This one bottle carried me through the last two-thirds. Yikes. Not only that but the results were better, it was less labor intensive, and all you have to do to prevent a mess is lay down a little newspaper. I’m a believer.
The invitations aren’t really done, but my golly they’re close. I ran out of materials so I’ll have to make a run tomorrow morning and hopefully have them in the mail by tomorrow afternoon, Friday at the latest. I love how they turned out but I can’t wait to be rid of them!