Thursday, January 28, 2010

Statement Necklace HELP!

I need help deciding because I love them all and I want them ALL!!! LOL

My Dress:


Comes in this color, a pinkish color, and clear.











OR none? Have another suggestion, please let me know!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DIY Hanger

Here is my DIY hanger! I bought one from lilafrances on etsy for my wonderful mom so that I could use that as a "model" for mine and the other 5 (for Maid of Honor, Mother Of the Groom, Bridesmaid, etc) that I'm going to make. I was so happy when I was done because MAN does it make your hands hurt! I was so proud, and then a few days later, I noticed that it's totally off centre. Oh well, I still love it. =)

Honestly having the other hanger helped me out so much when I made mine because I basically traced the rest of the hanger other than the names. I had to throw out the first 2 when I tried to DIY it without the bought hanger. LOL

Here is the link to the instructions.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wish Bowl Poem & Papers

Our alternative to getting a guest book was to do a wish bowl. I want to use the wishes to make our wedding scrapbook with. I love the way they came out. I did them in our wedding colors, although I wish the color would have came out a little better. The plum didn't really come out like I wanted it to at all (although it looks more plum than in the picture.. I don't know why it looks blue), but they're still fabulous. It was super easy. I made them in publisher actually. There is a template to make postcards and the card stock was just the right size. SO I just inserted clip art (the word bubble), and then put a text box over the clip art. Made the words different colors, and voila! You could probably do the same in powerpoint! Took me like 10 min. max! I was actually inspired by ones I found on Etsy.

And here is the poem that I found floating around on the internet that we really loved, and just made a nice sign out of it:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I feel like dancing, dancing....

Almost everyone is doing a father/daughter dance, but I will be doing a mother/daughter dance. I've been looking for a song for ages, but I have yet to find anything that I LOVE.

Here are some that I have looked into:

  • Queen - You're my best friend
  • Martina McBride - In My Daughters Eyes
  • Leanne Womack - I Hope You Dance
  • Jamie O'neil - Somebody's Hero
  • Carrie Underwood - Mama's Song
  • Faith Hill - You Can't Lose Me

Any suggestions? Anyone else doing a mother/daughter dance?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog Awards!!!

I absolutely love blog awards! It gives everyone a chance to feel special, and maybe stumble across a blog that is new!

Thank you so much to Lost in White Chiffon for awarding me the "Your blog is Super Cute!" award! The rules for this award: Pass the award to 10 other bloggers and leave them a message to let them know.

I think these blogs are super cute!
  1.  A Chocolate Lover's Confessions
  2. Adventures in Mommy Land 
  3. Becoming His Mrs 
  4. Bride on a Budget 
  5. Caribbean Destination Wedding Blog 
  6. Cupcake Wedding  
  7. Daniel and Nadine 
  8. First Comes Love 
  9. Form Vs. Function  
  10. Glitter in the Veins 
I was also super excited to get this Glamorous Blog Award from Eat.Drink. & Get Married.

Here are the next 5 bloggers I would like to give this award to:

  1. My Dream Ring 
  2. Live Love Laugh 
  3. Life After Marriage 
  4. Legally Pink and Green 
  5. Just Happily Ever After

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Beginnings

So super thankful at how great 2010 has started off to be. Mr. BB got a new job!!! We are beyond thrilled because it pays way more. Lets face it, we both love working at non-profit agencies, because they are just such amazing place to work with! They are also well known for not paying the best, so for now I am officially the only one working in non-profit again. This is so helpful to our struggling wedding savings account. We can kind of breath a sigh of relief. The only thing I wont like is that he may not be home every night. =(

We all have to make sacrifices for our careers, otherwise we wont be able to do/afford the things that we want to do. It will be a good change for him, and it will be good for me because it will actually make me focus more on my homework, because when he is home well I can't help but want to be with him rather than doing homework!

Congrats babe, you are so amazing and I am so proud of you!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

MOH is coming!!!!

My best friend for ever and Maid of Honor, Sharaya is coming to the little city for a visit!!! What an amazing best friend!! We are so beyond thrilled to have her here, it's been far too long since we saw each other last (13 months to be exact)! Along with the lovely Charissa (my Red Deer BFF) to join us, we're going to do some shopping at West Ed mall, b-pics session with Just For You Photography, and who knows what other fun girly things!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!! Just thought I would bask in the joy and share it with all of you. =)

<3 you girls! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our Cootie Catcher Menu!!!!

WOOHOO! Finished our cootie catcher menus!!! I have to buy the stardreams metallic paper to print them on but I was SO glad to be done with this DIY. It was kind of a pain turning the writing around and placing the hearts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cathedral Veil!!

I just got my cathedral veil in the mail today!!! YAY! It's champagne, tulle and 180 inches!!! I highly recommend Events and Occasions. I bought my cathedral veil and a matching (color wise) birdcage veil; and the price, speed and quality are great!

Please excuse the lack of makeup and hair done-ness. 

J said "Holy that's long! But you look so pretty, like my little princes." LOL

Monday, January 4, 2010

Couples Boudoir Session

I guess I don't really know what else to call this but a couples boudoir session. Josh and I took some hot pictures around a hotel, and along with our very talented photographer Becky (Just For You Photography) came up with some AWESOME pictures (not to toot my own horn or anything). It was such a fun way to spend New Years Eve! What do ya think?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Please Vote for Moi!

I need your fan abilities if you are on Facebook!!! There is a chance for me to win a free makeover, all the makeup, and a photo shoot! If you become a fan of Keyk'd Make Up Artistry and then go into fan photos, and like my picture (Ashley Schleihauf... you can also add me as a FB friend) ;) then I could possibly win! Right now I am the only contestant, but there will be tons more I'm sure. Thank you so much in advance!!

If you can't find it, because some people click on the link and go to it immediately and some people just get taken to the home page, you can add me as a friend and then find it on my page. jak.05 @

DIY Hanger

We all love those super cute name hangers on Etsy, like the ones by lilafrances on Etsy :

While it's a great price ($17.50) for one hanger, what if you want to get one for everyone in your bridal party? That starts to get a tad expensive. So, I found a guide article on how to DIY your own. I will be taking on this DIY project, and can't wait to see the end result! I am not very good at these kinds of DIY's, I'm more of the great paper DIY-er, but I will get a few extra supplies so that if I mess up I can just keep trying. Any how, here is the article for you so that you can get out there and make your own too! Thanks to Project Wedding for the article!

"I  got the wire i needed at Lowe's... its 14 gauge galvanized wire (it was under $5 for 100feet and i still have left overs after making 9 hangers)

you will also need:
cutting pliers
needle nose pliers
ribbon (i tied cute bows on the top of mine)
you can get those at any craft supply store, they have the pliers for jewelry making and of course they have cute ribbons!!
a premade wire hanger
paper and pen

As for measuring the wire, for a short name like 4 letters I went with 60 inches and added 10-12 inches for each additional letter in the name (a hanger for gina would be 60 inches, one for rosie would be 70-72.. and so on)  that will be more than enough.

I used the pre-made wire hanger (like the ones from the dry cleaners) as my template but added the little notches for the dress straps to fall (to make those I used the needle nose pliers to bend the wire down and then back up again in a "u" shape.  I basically laid the wire on top of the premade hanger and bent along the curve of it... mostly using my hands.

As for the letters, I printed out some pictures from etsy to see how the letters were made, and I drew out the name exactly how it would be done on the hanger.  the pictures from etsy helped alot with some more difficult letters.  Just remember all letters have to be continuous.  I used the pliers a lot for this part and also a C or D battery to make the circles in the "o's" and "d's" and other letters with circles in them.  When you are making it you will see that making the name is not as hard as it looks.

After i finished the name I laid the hanger back on top of the premade one and followed the curve back up to the top and made a notch for the strap the same way I did the first one.

I then brought the wire around the hook part (the part that hangs on the rod in the closet, I don't know what to call it)  and twisted tightly using my needle nose pliers.  cut off any excess and tied a cute little bow around it and then just played around with it to make sure all the letters were in place and voila!"

See the whole article, with pictures hereHappy DIY-ing!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Garter... CHECK!

My garter came in yesterday! I love it, it's so gorgeous!! I can't wait to wear it! You can check out my previous blog post about Bleu Garters.

Here it is on the model:

I am so happy with it! I just love it! I got it from Bleu Garters, it's from the Paris 1928 collection. To view more hot garters, or to shop for your very own from Bleu garters go here.