Wedding programs + printables

Now that the wedding is over I have a ton of great printables to share with you all! Today I’m sharing all the printables used in my sisters’ wedding.. programs, table games, bathroom signs, etc.

First up! Ceremony programs ūüôā Natalie picked out a program design she liked on Pinterest and I tried my best to replicate it! Since she had more of a rustic theme to her wedding I decided to get them printed on a cardboard colored cardstock. I also left enough room on the bottom to fit an adorable lace Martha Stewart cutout I found at Michael’s Art and Craft Store.

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And here’s some fun additions to the wedding day!

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Wedding Emergency Kit

We’re down to one week till the wedding and everyone’s running around like their heads are chopped off.. or maybe that is just me. Yep, that’s definitely me.¬† I have a list of about 15 DIY’s I have to get done for this big day and 5 days to complete them… I don’t think I’ll have much sleep this week.

I came up with a list of “emergency” items for the big day! Of course, I’ll have to wait and see if the emergency kit is even a useful one on that day. But hey, you have to live a learn a little.

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Do you have anything else to add to the list?

I DO BBQ

So, as you may know my sister is getting married this year.¬† Pretty soon actually.¬† We’re 2 weeks out from the wedding! Leading up to this last stride to the finish line, my sister, Natalie, has had 4 showers total (groom side, bride side, bachelorette party, and couples shower) which means I’ve been a busy bee DIY whatever her little heart desires and organizing “picture-worthy” showers.. even though I’ve been too busy to take pictures of the set up events.¬† We just finished up the last shower, the couples shower, last night.¬† Which is why I am very sluggish today.. ¬†However! I came 3 hours early for set up AND MANAGED TO TAKE PICTURES!! So here’s a little taste of my sister and future-brother-in-law’s I DO BBQ!

Couples showers are great because you can invite couples of your age (and, as we ended up doing, lots of other non-married friends) to enjoy a party together.. with the COUPLE actually being there.  Instead of asking for more gifts on her registry, Nat just asked for every person to write a recipe so she can make a cook book!

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And thankfully our prayers were heard for great Nebraska weather!

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The fiancé smoked BBQ chicken legs and roasted cheesy potatoes! There was also canned peach cobbler for party favors, chips and dip, pasta salad, pumpkin bars, and apple pie! Natalie also got creative and made White Trash Peach Bellini (ingredients listed at the end).

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The bag games I made earlier in the week (which will definitely be reused for the wedding at cocktail hour) were a huge hit! We actually set up bag tournaments that lasted us well into 2am. I was part of the winning pair of the losers bracket…

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The barbeque ended with a bonfire by the pond and floating lanterns for their (premature) send off into the married life!

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I’m so happy for these two to get married and spend an eternity together!

  • White Trash Peach Bellini drink:

         Boxed White Wine
         Peach Mango juice
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Sweater Weather

Yesterday was 92 degrees.. today is 63 degrees.¬† Welcome to Nebraska weather! So, as I am stuck inside, I will write how I’m feeling…..which is cold. What better way to make that topic optimistic than to write about sweaters!! My #1 go-to outfit essential in the Fall¬†(paired with simple black leggings)! Seriously, who doesn’t love oversized sweaters?

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What is your favorite go-to item for fall?

My Art Story

So, a big part of my passions in life include art.¬† I’ve always been fairly gifted with fine arts (says my mother..but that’s also her job as a mom ;)) to anywhere from painting, sculpture, and drawing.¬† I love doing fine detail work and recreating pictures that I, myself, would want to hang on my own walls.

I was introduced to the fine arts early on in life.. as my parents saw it interested me they enrolled me in art classes at a young age.¬† From there I took all the art classes my elementary school, middle school, and high school had to offer.¬† And now, I hold a minor in fine arts in college.¬† I’ve done commissioned pieces for a local boutique, dance studio, and friends and family. ¬†I’d like to think I’ll own my own studio and gallery one day.. but for now, it’s just a hobby.

This summer, to complete my degree, I had to take a studio art class called The Figure.¬† It was exactly how it sounded.. we recreated the figure.¬† We had a nude model three times a week and the rest of the time was spent on projects.¬† This class was not like any other class I’ve taken before in the sense of time.¬† It was a three week course.. we met for 7 hours every day and had to have a completed project at the end of each week. ¬†That was very fast paced for a girl like me who can spend months on one piece of work.¬† With that said, it pushed me (and kind of drained me with sleepless nights..but hey, that’s college) and made me work harder.¬† And in the end, I came out with three (fairly) great pieces of new work to add to my portfolio, a friendship with a professor (who personally told me he would write a recommendation for when I do decide it’s time to take that leap to grad school..hallelujah!), a bigger urgency to continue with my art because it’s a major factor in what makes me ME..and a greater appreciation for longer deadlines ūüôā¬† So, for this post you get to see¬†one of my favorite¬†projects I worked on this summer!

This piece is a couple pencil drawings of hands from homeless people. ¬†I’ve never worked with hands before this, so it was great to get some hand studies in while I had the model for class time. ¬†These were very time consuming (they took about 6-8 hours per hand) but I love working with pencil and high detail.

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What mediums do you like to work with?

Casual Fall Looks

As my excitement for Fall grows, so does my excitement for Fall fashion! Oversized sweaters, riding boots, knit scarves,¬† beanies, flannels.. I’ll stop there so I don’t get too jealous that it’s not quite here.¬† Here’s the secret to Fall fashion:¬† keep it casual!

Here’s some casual Fall looks to feed your anticipation for the upcoming season…

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What is your favorite fall item to wear?

Fall is coming…

Fall is right around the corner!! Even though I despise cold weather (like, serious hatred), I LOVE Fall and everything that comes with the season!

Three things I LOVE ABOUT FALL….

1. Sweater weather
2. Bonfires
3. Pumpkin flavored everything

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What are your favorite things about Fall?