Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wedding Wednesday – The Odds and Ends


Happy Wednesday everyone! 17 days till wedding day! Holy moly! Last week, reality struck me head on. I felt like my wedding was fast approaching. This week? Not so much. I am a lot more relaxed about everything still thinking that there is LOTS of time. In reality, I need to snap out of it because in a blink of an eye, the wedding will be here.

There are so many last minute details to take care of when you are planning a wedding. The jobs that you procrastinated on, the vendors you have to confirm and all of those last minute dress/flower/wedding planner/decorator meetings you have to go to. It really is a lot. I thought today, because of this very reason, it would be impossible to talk about just one wedding item. So, today you get three!

1. Table Numbers

I had mentioned before that my Dad help me build some table numbers out of old barn board that we had on the farm. They were great but they were missing one crucial element, numbers! I don’t know why I kept putting this job off. Maybe it was because the barn board needed to be washed first and then dried. But, when Ryan surprised me one afternoon by cleaning all the table numbers I had no excuse to not paint on the numbers.

I know now why I didn’t want to do it. Painting barn board sucks!

Being that these pieces of board are somewhere around 100 years old, they love the paint. After one layer of paint and the number not showing up because of the paint being sucked into the wood, I knew we had a problem. It literally took a dozen coats of paint on EACH table number to finally get the number to clearly show up.

Thankfully, the job did go by fast because I was watching a sappy movie! Not to mention I do love the result and I love how the table numbers turned out!

table numbers

2. Flip Flop Basket

I am a “pack 2 shoes kind of girl”. What does that mean? Well, pretty much for ANY nice occasion I wear my nice high heels and then always bring a spare pair of flats for when my feet start to get sore.

This was evident at our stag. I wore my heels till midnight and then this Cinderella changed into flats! 

I had seen flip flop baskets on the internet before and I thought that if I was a guest at a wedding with flip flops I would love it! I knew I wanted to make one.

Upon searching the internet for the best deal on flip flops I quickly realized that Old Navy was the best choice. Not only could I choose flip flops in our wedding colors but they were also the cheapest. Perfect!

The hard part is picking the right sizes so I just took a guess and picked about 30-40 pairs of random sizes and colors.

I cut out little navy card stock circles and little white paper circles that represented the size.

ff basket 3

Glue both pieces together.

ff basket 2

Punch a hole and attach to each flip flop!

ff basket 1

Arrange in large basket and add a sign that reads; “Dancing Shoes. Please feel free to pick a pair”.

ff basket

3. Ryan’s moving in…EEK!

Some of you may know that Ryan and I don’t actually live together. We would still see eachother all the time. He would join me for supper and then head home to his roommate in the evenings. His rent is up but he isn’t officially moving out of his place and into mine under after we are married.

To make the transition easier Ryan has started to move his stuff in before the wedding. And I have to be honest…I don’t like it. ha ha

For the last 3 or so years I have lived in my house and kept it just so. It was perfect for me. I got to decorate it the way that I wanted to and it was clutter free. Now? Not so much.

I am glad that Ryan is moving in but it’s been hard dealing with “boy stuff”. His jersey’s, a million hockey cards and giant beer bottle coin bank (that he insists should go in the living room!) are all taking over my once feminine home.

Ryans clothes

It’s going to be the first compromise session of our new lives together! Stay tuned for that! ;-)

Happy Wednesday!



  1. love the flip flop basket...

  2. Oh my goodness, melding Big A's stuff with mine was ridiculous. Seriously. He has random car parts, license plates, etc. that he just nailed random nails into the wall and just hung them up because he had no better place to put them. Since we live in an apartment I dont care (too much), but once we get a house... he's in for a rude awakening. Good luck!

  3. I love the flip flops, very cool idea.
    I kind of thing I might have that same issue with #3 if I ever find a man to marry me...I'm realizing it more and more every

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