This month marks 6 months of being an old married woman. It’s been a interesting twist to everyday life, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. Some days it’s hard to believe it’s only been 6 months. October 12th seems like it was ages ago. The whole day was a blur of fun and crazy exciting adrenaline, great friends, awesome family, and lets just say that top piece of cake is getting thawed early (we waiting half a year, that’s good enough right?)
In the midst of all the planning I did, my favorite components were my invitations. They were my baby. Each one lovingly wrapped up and mailed with adorable stamps to guests. Once I had these made, the rest of the wedding came together. The little illustrations I created of me and Tj were made into cake toppers. I used the flower paintings as backdrops to drink tags and food labels and for the programs.
I couldn’t be happier with how these invitations presented the whole theme of the wedding. Invitations are often after thoughts in the midst of the mountain of details wedding planning will throw your way, but they are the first piece your guests will see (unless you send out a save the date.) Make a statement from the get go. Tease your guests with the goodness that awaits them.
The invitation alone is available as a printable template in the shop. You can grab it here.
I’ve been using Young Living oils since last May. I find new uses for them every week because they are so versatile. I had the privilege of being asked to start creating promotional flyers for The Wellness Project. The Wellness Project was started by a wonderful friend of mine who’s desire is to education people on how to experience complete wellness through the use of essential oils, good wholesome food, and quality life experiences. We both have a love of typography and vintage/ earthy color schemes so I’m looking forward to collaborating on many more pieces for this project.
I was going to give you my top three oils in this bunch, but the more I thought about it, I just couldn’t choose. The more I use these oils but more I find value in each one. So I’m going to break them down by which is best for what.
Colds and Viruses: If you have small children around your house, please invest in Thieves. It helps kill so many germs and yucky things. Back in January I got the flu….I only missed one day of work and was never in such severe pain that I couldn’t function. Yes, I did go to the doctor but I added in a heavy dose of Thieves to help fight that junk off.
Muscle Pain or Headaches: You need PanAway and Peppermint. My dad has always had back pain. A few years ago he unfortunately had to have surgery to help with his sciatic nerve. Since then he’s dealt with pain on a daily basis. He uses both of these and loves them. Peppermint is also great with headaches. My husband use to take some weird medication for daily headaches and now he uses peppermint oil. Great stuff.
Detoxing: Lemon! It can be used to flavor water and helps to detox all the nasties out of you. Folks on my team have been using a combo of peppermint and lemon for weight loss and seen some great results.
All encompassing: Frankincense and Lavender are your jack of all trades. They are good for immunity, scars and skin issues (can we say easy, natural anti-aging magic), destressing, neo-to-go (it’s gone). These two oils are great!
If you’re interested in more of these oils, just message or check out my pin board, essentially.
Member #1457045 | Note: These are not FDA approved and I can’t claim they’ll do a thing for you.
I came across the blog post from FleetCollection today where I sent in the photo above. I really love their dresses. They are affordable, comfortable, and super easy to coordinate with. I searched for bridesmaid dresses for a long time and honestly just wasn’t feeling anything. All the dresses I found were too formal and expensive. I wanted something that my friends could wear again. When I came across the FleetCollection store on Etsy, I knew I found my dresses. They are truly beautiful. And comfortable, oh my! I tried the red one on and seriously thought about keeping it for myself. They also coordinated well with each other and with the two dresses not from there (the two blues on the right).
If you’re looking for something all in the same color swatch, many of their dresses come in different styles but with the same color. So you could rock a whole mustard party. I just had to mix it up.
I love easy, cute gift stuffers. I came across this recipe for Lemon Sugar Scrub and decided to give it a try. The recipe below filled five small mason jars and the labels are available here.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
- 2 1/2 cups of Organic Cane Sugar (I also tried coconut sugar which turned everything to a brown)
- 1 cup of oil (I used 1/2 cup of coconut and 1/2 cup of olive)
- Juice from half a lemon (I also added some drops of Young Living lemon essential oil)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix it all up and add to labeled jars. Try some string or ribbon around it and you’re good to go.
I was thrilled to received my Minted Holiday Catalog in the mail recently to discover that my print “Naturally Framed” had been used as part of the beautiful design for the cover. Huge honor to be included and a reminder to never give up. I’ve been rejected many times for minted contests but recently I added my second piece to the mix with this New Year’s Card.
The print included above can be found on Minted’s site here.
Over in the shop we are offering a 25% off with the code NOEL12 through Friday. Great opportunity to pick up some fun stocking stuffers for Christmas. And on our Society 6 site we have a promo going for free shipping and $5 off each product!
The Holiday bug has bit. I love the festivities of this time of year, but I absolutely hate the amount of stress it can bring. Sometimes we just party too much or we get bogged down thinking we have to spend our entire bank account buying presents. I personally like to make some simple gifts and package it up really cute. To me, the details are what set the gift apart as thoughtful.
You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to create adorable handmade gifts.
Any amount of time searching blogs will provide you with a host of FREE downloadable gift labels. Here are three I found recently that I find simple
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