Wedding Card Mailbox
There are so many cute DIY ideas now that I can’t even keep track of them. This is one that I really like, a DIY mailbox for all of your wedding cards at the reception.
One of the biggest trends this spring has been stacking bracelets. I’m obsessed with this! I think it can add so much to an otherwise ordinary outfit. Here are some of my favorite stack ups.
The best part about this trend? You can’t go wrong! Stack high, crazy colors, and as many different textures as you want!
I’m loving these bright colors for summer!
This frosted wine bottle chandelier is a great idea for a wedding & can be usable in the home afterwards as well!
I’m obsessed with this save the date/engagement photo!
Badvice with Brett- Volume 7
My boyfriend and I have been together for a few years now and he was having trouble finding a job and ended up recently taking a job in Boston. He had to move there and I’m still living in Illinois. We’re waiting to see how his job works out before I put in a full effort to find a job there and make the move myself. I really want to find a way to show him how much I love, support, and miss him. Any ideas to help our long distance?
Thanks a lot!
Dear Lady (That’s all I’ve got, being alone away from your boo sucks),
This is a tough situation to be in. I once had a girlfriend who was a five minute car ride away. It was tough…seriously, I was six and a five minute car ride is forever when you’re that age and all you want to do is play with some blocks with your honey.
I would recommend grand gestures to keep your man happy and out of another lady’s arms. For example, buy him a Ferrari! Not in the budget? There are probably less expensive ideas, but you get the idea. Something big, something that makes him say, “Wow my girl just bought me a Ferrari!”.
No matter what the idea is let him know that if he even thinks about cheating you’ll kill him. Fear is the best motivator by far.
Thank me later,
One of the ways couples stay connected is by creating memories together. This is something that has to continue even if you’re physically far apart. As cheesy as it may sound, try doing something like watching the same movie at the same time and talk via text or Skype throughout. Another way to make your man feel special is to send his favorite take out meal to him and eat dinner ‘together’. Making an effort to do things ‘together’ will make a huge difference in keeping the relationship alive. Hope this helps!
Love this idea of placing your wedding photos on distressed wood and hung up on your wall by Photo Barn.
Working it Out
Spring is the season of new beginnings, it’s also the perfect time to get into shape with summer right around the corner. I’ve always had somewhat of a workout routine, but last fall I started running. I’ve been getting a little bored with it lately and noticed that I wasn’t pushing myself anymore. I decided it was time to make a change and really challenge myself. Hopefully some of the things I’m trying will help you motivate yourself and push through your fitness goals!
1. Push Yourself Further- First up, I signed up for my very first mud run. I’m really excited to get down and dirty and run through the mud and obstacles…but I’m equally as terrified! I really like to run so signing up for a race was a great motivation starter and a way to push myself further than I had been.
2. Mix it Up- I broke up my everyday routine of running by adding in Zumba class once a week. I’ve always loved Zumba, but got so committed to running that I wasn’t doing anything but that. Zumba is the one hour a week that I can dance like a fool and burn some mega calories.
3. Try Something New- I tried a Krav Maga class. I had never even heard of Krav Maga until a few weeks ago. I was really nervous to take the class, but it turned out to be really fun. It took me out of my comfort zone and focused on muscles that I hadn’t been using in my other workouts.
Needless to say, the last few weeks of my workout routine has been anything but boring. I find myself wanting to hit the gym harder everyday to break through all of my goals.
What have you been doing to mix up your workout routine? Let me know in the comments!
Badvice with Brett- Volume 6
I’m getting married this fall and am in the full swing of planning my wedding. I had a vision of exactly how I wanted my wedding to be and it’s turning out to be the exact opposite. My dad is paying for the entire wedding and because of that he has a say in everything that happens. My reception is at a hall I don’t really like and now instead of the 150 people I wanted, he’s upped the guest list to almost 400. I don’t even know some of the people that are going to be at my wedding. What am I supposed to do? I don’t really know how to handle this because I’m not the one who’s paying for any of this.
Dear Daddy’s Little Girl,
I totally understand where you’re coming from. Your idea of a dream wedding has been replaced by a probably also awesome free wedding. That’s rough.
It’s important that you’re staying focused on what’s important though…the venue and guest list. I only know about 1 million other brides who would love to have a giant budget for their wedding. I actually know brides who would sell seats to their wedding to get a little extra money.
Consider yourself lucky your dad foots the bill and you get all the presents. You will actually walk away from your wedding having more money than before. That almost never happens. Sure, you’ll have to endure your Dad’s boss awkwardly wishing you congrats, while you’re thinking “Who the F*** is this guy?” Yes, your 4th cousin on your Mom’s side will puke all over the dance floor, but hey that just adds a little color to what would otherwise be a boring wedding.
Moral of the story, if you feel like your losing control of your “dream wedding” then pay for it yourself and have it in a barn (not one of those cool old barns) and serve beer in a can and hot dogs.
Thank me later,
I know Brett can get a little riled up sometimes (believe me I sit next to him all day everyday!), but he does make a good point here. If you’re not throwing your hard earned cash into the mix then he technically has a say over every penny that goes into this wedding. I guess being spoiled has it’s downfalls…as minuscule as they may be.
Try to enjoy the planning because I’m sure your wedding will be a grand affair!