Monday, July 28, 2014

Wedding Party!



AHHH!  My wedding has come and passed like nobody's business.  And although I am terribly sad the party and planning is all over, I am happy to move in with my honey and start our lives together.  We don't go on our honeymoon until Aug 6th, so I have time to share some wedding pics with all of you!!



My daddy and me!




Right after we got married at the church!!

 I wanted to try and get a close up of the flowers.  I wasn't really feeling spending 3000 on flowers on bridesmaids and centerpieces, so i went with SILK flowers. Could you believe that!  They looked so real and no one still has a clue!  Ugh they were so so beautiful!  I got these amazing silk flowers from My Wedding Design.  She did such a beautiful job.





My mommy and brothers!!

 





These are my maids and bridesmaids up top!  They literally did everything for me.  I would have gone crazy without their help.  

My honey and I ordered  a red carpet so our guests can take pics as they walk in to the cocktail hour.  This is our bridal party mine my little bro who went missing. The background says Ronnie & Michelle



My honey and I on our first dance. =) 






ALL my centerpieces, card boxes, decorations were all done by me…and maybe some Etsy!  My theme was vintage which I'm obsessed with.  I hope my guests got the vintage vibe.


We have the place cards on the left,  "Meet the Men" and "Meet the Maids" and the cutest alternative guest book you can find!  

I got these cute pens for signing from Snooty Bride
Aren't they the cutest thing?




These are from 


This is a substitute for a traditional guest book.  I thought this would be nice to hang  u after the wedding.  Got this cute idea from Rachel Walter over at Etsy










These centerpieces were created by me!  I saw a combo of this kind somewhere on pinterest and decided to make it my own.  I bought books at the salvation army for $1 each.  I took the covers off the books and long and behold the books had such pretty pastel colors!  That became my centerpiece.  I had co worker donate used wine bottles.  Took the labels off ( rinse in warm water for an hour and they easily rub off) and spray painted white.  The pearls i was able to order from Pandora Shack from Etsy.  The roman numeral numbers came from Decocards.  The flowers are silk and birdcages are from Michaels.  I want to say my centerpieces were about $30 each. I think they came out so pretty and vintage.  What do you think? 






This is "Where We Came From" table.  I gather pics from all my parents family in the past as well as my in laws.  It was a nice dedication to our families.  They LOVED this part!  Everyone was coming up to us saying they loved the idea.


This is my card box!  I made this all my self and loved it too!



If you noticed, I have banners for our table and the card box.  This was done by a good pal of mine over at Stacy Lavelle Designs.  She was quick and it just gave it that special touch it needed to make it more special.




My honey at the end of the night taking me through the threshold

Now you feel like you were at the wedding huh?  

Well I know I'm going to be missing planning my wedding bc it was such a good time coming up with my own ideas and bringing them to life.  So after some thinking, I decided to open up my own Etsy Shop!  All ideas will be created by me and I am so excited to get started.  


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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Blog Makeover N Giveaway!



Hey all!  I have been out of the loop!  And I solo miss blogging.  I have been going nutty trying to plan our wedding (in 2 weeks ahhhhh) and buying our house!  There is no time in the day.  But being that I felt like I was neglecting my blog so much,  I thought I'd treat it with a bloggy makeover!  I can't believe how quick it was and just how amazing it is.  I was involved in every aspect of it.  I gave my favorite patterns, fonts and colors…. and VOILA!  All done!  A sweet bloggy gal, Courtney from Blogs Fit for a Queen created this for me.  She included everything I wanted and seriously great price.  I couldn't be more pleased and excited!

With my new makeover,  I thought why not keep celebrating with a GIVEAWAY!







  I haven't done one in so long.  I reached my 2 year on my sweet blog just last month and I recently reached over 1000 followers.  What a better to celebrate than to give stuff away!  

Now what to give away?!?!  I'm going to try to giveaway things that have somehow made it into my wedding one way or another.

Okie so let's start with my latest favorite store!




$15 gift e-card to Sephora.  
I bought my bridesmaids a whole bunch of goodies from there.  Makeup bags with nail files, gloss, polish and other sweet things!


Also I teamed up with a sweet artist who has helped me with creating somethings for my wedding that could easily be transformed into a classroom idea!

Stacy the creator of Stacy Lavelle Designs is giving away a teacher banner!



She created one similar to this for my wedding table



She used my wedding colors instead… white & purple!




She also created one this for my vintage card box


Seriously it came out so darn cute!!  


Stacy is willing to give one away to a lucky winner.  She will do the color your want.  Will look great hanging from your desk!  It will surely be a cute theme and be a great entrance when students walk in!

That's not all!  She is offering a discount if you grab anything over at her     Etsy Shop.

To finish it off, I am offering the lucky winner anything they want over at my TpT Shop!!

Now that you got all the details, who wants to win some goodies??

Follow the rafflecopter below!  Winners will be announced Thursday.  Good Luck!!  




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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Purple Heart Confetti!




Hey all!  Linking up today with Second Grade Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesdays




I am running around trying to finish everything on my to do list for the wedding in over a month.  So today in class i worked on my confetti hearts!  I bought 2 heart punchers in different sizes and had my bridesmaids help.  I'm putting them in glassine envelopes and will attach to the programs.  After the wedding when we come out of the church, everyone will throw this kindly at us!  I love purple and thought doing different shades could come out really nice in pictures!  What do you think?

Link up!!


http://www.secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/2014/06/wordless-wednesday-june-11th-almost-in.html?m=1

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Organizing with Stackables!

So as you know, I have been slowly packing up the school year.  We still have until June 26th but slow and steady wins the race!  Besides I am getting the itch to just pack and go!!!  


Usually my packing goes well at the beginning and towards the end I just stuff things where there is room.  I wanted to avoid that this year because I tend to lose things and don't end up finding it until  I start packing again.  So this year I went on a hunt for some organizing bins.  I found this at  and decided to give it a try!





I got these tubs from Really Good Stuff.  They come in all different sizes.  I ordered the medium but and large.  These stackables come in 3 for 19.99.  If you order 3 or more sets, you get a great deal of 14.99.  I love me a sale!

 It's seriously perfect for what I'm packing and what's even better is they are stackable!  You can keep lining them up on top of one another and it will fit perfectly.  This is what my markers looked like before in a regular bin.





Yes.. it's messy and I actually forgot I had my markers in there so I didn't even use these markers this year.  I hate that!!  So I had to change this.









I organized them a bit and then tossed in my new stackables, along with some other bins and crafts.  This is how perfectly it lines up!  And I hope I don't forget they are in there this following year.



As you can see in my other bins, I have clothespins which I am always in need of and popsicle sticks.  

I can't wait to order more.  I  will need to buy labels and stick them on the stacks just to be extra organized and know where everything is!  


Look how it fits just perfectly in my closet.  




How do you organize your things at the end of the year?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Packing Up Another Year!

Okay …so don't judge me, but I started cleaning my class for the end of the year.  Is it weird that school ends June 26th?  

I get slight anxiety just the idea of starting to clean up in June.  I like to move slow and steady and make sure I am not rushed towards end of year looking for things to store and find room for.  I like to make sure things are neat and orderly for when I come back to set up at the end of summer.  


So where did I begin?  Happy you ask!  I started small.  I just gathered some poster boards.  



Before you think, I'm just awful by taking away these posters…. my little ones have a copy of their own in their class word folders that they refer to on their own.  So I think they'll handle it just fine.


I like to store my poster boards nice and neat in my sweet little bag from Really Good Stuff.  It's only $14.99 and such a great way to store and organize your posters without feeling forced to tossed them somewhere because there's no room or space.  

Here's a shot of it …






Make sure to grab this as it will make your life much easier at the end of the year.


and just for giggles!  This is a shot i took last year using the bag!


I'm such a pro!



Monday, May 5, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Okie so today's original post on my bridal shower last week will have to wait a bit because  I have some fabulous news!!

  We are having a SALE!! 







(thanks for the button first grade nest )
Woot Woot!!


If your curious as to what to grab…here are some things that could get your little ones excited about the end of the year or something to get you excited for the new school year!

Have a Sunsational Summer with this little cutie!  Your sweet ones will have a blast putting this together and thinking about Summer!









Or get yourself prepared for Mother's Day this Sunday.








Or if you haven't reviewed butterflies or froggies yet, drop by and pick up these cuties!


These have been such a hit with my class.  They love learning about these guys!





Or if your trying to prepare yourself for the upcoming school year.  My newest Sassy Sight Words Pack.  Your little ones will love learning new sight words with these very entertaining printables!




Here's a glimpse at what the printables look like.





Don't forget to type in the code TPTXO at checkout for an extra little something off!


Happy Shopping!!








Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Re-Cap

UGH yeah…it's been a while since I last posted?  Did ya miss me?!?!


I've been so busy, but I am here today to let you know what my little ones have been up to this month!!






We finished out sweet little chicks.  The little ones really had such a great time doing it.  I can't believe how well they are writing.







Here's an up close shot.








Here's another example of one of my cuties….





So yummy!   She wants to eat worms with his brothers and sisters.  Sounds relish!!
LOL.  At least he's thinking of his family! 



So want to know what I have been up too?  Where have I been?  Well I have been busy busy but this past Sunday, I had my bridal shower!  I was definitely shocked.  My MOH's and BM's were prepared and had my dress and shoes handy for my when I walked in. These are my beautiful ladies!! 




This is right outside with the skyline behind us!  It doesn't look real right?  I love this picture!






Love love love this picture and my girlies!  They did such a fabulous job with the planning.  


I will be blogging about my shower Sunday so stay tuned if you need some fabulous ideas!