Friday, February 8, 2013

Checking in on a Friday morning in an effort to keep the blog updated. Why am I home, you ask? Because I am voiceless and generally feeling under the weather. I thought I was doing pretty well in the last two months - avoiding any colds, finally building up the immune system... But alas, it has caught up with me. It's not terrible at the moment; it's definitely not as bad as it could be, but since I have to work at the library this weekend, I figured a day of rest would do me some good.

I used my morning rather productively, planning the up-coming school week. There are just so many exciting activities coming up! It's reading month, Valentine's Day, and 100th Day! We are going to do an author study on Eric Litwin, play with cloud dough and hunt for buried treasures, and hopefully, if all goes well, make our own book using Book Creator. Yup, I bit the bullet and bought the app for our class Ipads. Hopefully we'll get some good use out of it. All this might sound a tad ambitious, but I'm pretty hyped-up about it. Have I mentioned that I love teaching Kindergarten?

As for a wedding update, I have finally finished putting together almost all of our invitations. I am only missing a few peoples' addresses, but it's okay because I'm only planning on sending them by the end of the month or early next month. I know it's a bit on the early side if we're following strict wedding etiquette, but I would rather be a keener than having to rush and stress out at the last minute. Some sites and books seem to suggest that if you send them too early, you risk people misplacing or forgetting about their RSVP. After discussing the idea with Pat, my mom, and my trusted bridesmaids, I figured that most people would rather know sooner than later, and I think getting all the RSVPs back on time will be a challenge whether I send them now or in a few months. Also, I wanted to get them out before my shower invitations go out (I don't know exactly when this is happening since the shower is a surprise, but if I had to make a guess, I would think March).

Here is sneak peak of the invitations.

I bought a few do-it-yourself invitation kits from Michael's when they were on sale for $9.99 (regularly $39.99). I think mine were being discontinued, so I guess that's why the were so cheap. I can't seem to find any link to them online. Then I used Photoshop to play around with the design and fonts of each element of the invitation. The front of the invitation states that we are getting married, and also includes the location and the date. As you can see, I also added a little starfish made using this Martha Stewart punch. On the back of the invitation, there is a pocket to hold the RSVP card and envelope which guests will need to send back. I also added some extra information like driving directions and hotel accommodations. Even though it took quite a long time to design, print and assemble all of these aspects, I can't deny that it was lots of fun.

Tonight my mom is supposed to come over to help me assemble some favor boxes that I am in the processing of making with my silhouette. Another time-consuming - but oh so rewarding - DIY project to embark on! It's going to be a busy weekend. Cheers!

**Great, just great. While spell-checking this blog post, I realized that I mispelled one of the words in my invitations. Good times. I guess I jumped the gun when I said the invites were almost all ready. It's going to be a busy weekend indeed.

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