Sunday, June 13, 2010

Food & Favors

A Weekend in Bride hell


Okay, well first. Let's just say that instead of spending $200 buying invitations my mother decided to pick some "do it yourself" ones up at Michael's craft store. First, I was very worried that I wouldnt like them, second I was worried it would be too hard (as computer & web design genius I am, I still worried.) I got to my mom's house early Saturday morning with my stepdaughter Aliana. To my surprise, the invitations were gorgeous, they came with easy instructions, and I was very excited. We ran into a few problems with the printer and the program that you have to use to create the wording, but overall it only took me about 3 hours to print 80 invitations and 80 reply cards. After that- my mother tied on all the ribbons and then we ran out to the craft store to buy some stuff for the favors.

My mother had gotten about 50 little glass candle votives. We decided to go with two different color purple ribbons and lots of bling bling. We also got little charms that say "Thank You" and "Love" It was like an assembly line in my mother's dining room haha. Aliana cut the ribbon, Melonie (whos like a second mom to me and my step-mother-in-law) glued the ribbons on the votives, my friend Lauren placed the charms on the ribbon, and then I glued the jewels & charms onto the votives and my mom put the candle in the votives and boxed them up!!! She also ordered another 60 more that we will be making this weekend aswell, cant wait. I actually had a blast. Except for being Miss Sticky Fingers. And getting bit by a bug outside right before we went into the craft store- causing my eyelid to swell up like a balloon :( So there is the "FAVOR" part of the title... here comes the food part...

On the trip home from the craft store my mom decided to stop at McDonalds to torture me. I gave in & had the 2 cheeseburger meal, large with fries and coke. I was very ashamed of myself that night and couldnt believe I gave into temptation. 13 lbs down & my first time in 5 weeks. Not only that but PJ decided to cook on the grill all weekend. So not only did I have McDonalds but overall I had 2 cheeseburgers and a few hotdogs aswell. So now Im really looking forward to Monday start & get back into the grind of the things I have been working hard on- eating right & walking.

Anyways- its late and Ive had a long weekend- toodles.


  1. awwwwww theyre so pretty! good job i looooove michaels and u must have saved alotta money!

  2. OMG I havent saved anything.
    Im planning a wedding in 3 months off extra money we have every week and with alot of help from my mother lol.
    I did all this stuff at a very cheap budget girl. But thanks I love them too.

  3. Oh wait you mean I musta saved money making them myself rather than buying it all, ya hahaha I did.


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