If you do not know where you are going, any road will take you there.

~ Lewis Caroll

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I've Learned from Wedding Blogs

The number one thing I've learned about from subscribing to wedding blogs, is the importance of an "inspiration board." An inspiration board is a collage of photos--dresses, flowers, cakes, decorations, etc.--that illustrate how well a color scheme works. Thus, the inspiration board inspires brides to choose a color scheme, and possibly, other design decisions.

I have perused the blogs until I felt comfortable enough to create my very own board! Well, mine is actually an inspiration strip (it takes a lot more effort than one would think). I am quite pleased with the result, and I believe it conveys the color scheme quite effectively.

I've started to collect DIY projects and ideas. I found some great buys at TJ Maxx that were on clearance in the home decor department. I just wish it was closer to August, so I could start putting things together. I'm still trying to decide what to do about flowers! They are just too damn expensive. I'd rather spend my money on something else. Maybe wild flowers will work for the ceremony, and I can DIY some non-floral centerpieces for the reception.

Basically, I can't wait to do more! Let me know if my board is inspiring!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow, Snow, Everywhere

The Vancouver Olympic committee is having to spread man-made snow in order for the Olympic games to begin as scheduled. Nashville, Tennessee has three inches of snow on the ground and it's still falling. Something about that just seems wrong.

Don't get me wrong, the snow is beautiful. The first time. Now that we've had a few or four occurences, it's time for Frosty to skedaddle. We just aren't prepared for this type of wet, goopy, mess. Plus the driver's side butt-warmer in my car went out, so driving is less than enjoyable.

I also do not have the luxury of working from home (unless they send us there) since I live practically on top of my cubicle. I would love to be home today snuggled in my Snuggie with a cup o' joe typing away in RFP-land. But alas I trudged in through the mush in my four inch Manolo Blahniks.

That brings me to my final point. I should be comped snow appropriate footwear. I think that would make all this a little more bearable, and I've picked out the perfect pair!