Happy Monday! I hope your week has started off great! 🙂
After demolishing about 8 of those mini pancake muffins yesterday, I was in the mood to RUN! Little did I know I would be running as much as I did…but I was just feelin’ the running vibe! I had planned on doing a 6 miler, because that’s typically what I run on Sundays, but since I was feeling SO good, I continued on for another 3 miles. I rocked out 9 miles in 1 hour & 10 minutes! Not a PR, but I was definitely happy with my time. I think I was feeling the marathon spirit, since I was supposed to be running the Flying Pig marathon yesterday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
You all know though that I couldn’t run it this year…I have some pretty important event coming up on May 27th 😉 But I WILL be running it next year. My Mom, Craig & I are planning to make the trip out there in 2012. I’m trying to convince Craig to run it with me, but I’m not getting too far with that one. Haha 🙂
I also know that I promised a big wedding post yesterday, but I kind of got side tracked with some cleaning (more on that later). I do have a little wedding stuff for ya 😉
One is purple with black ribbon & one is black with purple ribbon.
I have made them all, along with some help from my Mom & sister, and there are over 100 of them! Even though it was kind of a lot of time to devote to making these, it is so worth it! Before deciding to make these, I had asked for some opinions on what I should use. I was planning on going with the bottle stoppers, but then after doing some research on The Knot.com, I found out that most people suggested doing some kind of candy or candy bar. Not only does it save you a bunch of money, but also most people forget to grab their favors…so why waste them?!
They were super easy to make- they are just round pre-cut tulle in purple & black. And on the black ones we tied purple ribbon & on the purple ones black ribbon. For the label, I used my Circuit machine & selected this certain design. After I cut them all, I bought a stamp – with the “Many Thanks” on it & then I used VistaPrint.com for the clear labels on the back with ‘Craig & Holly- May 27, 2011’.
Also, have you ever seen those wedding picture where the bride & groom hold up the ‘Mr.’ & ‘Mrs.’ signs??
The ‘Mrs.’ one is in purple, but it’s still drying..otherwise I would show you that one too 🙂 Instead of buying them, I figured it would be just as easy to make my own!
So, it’s been quite a BUSY weekend & besides doing all of the wedding stuff, I did some MAJOR cleaning in the guest room…aka my room. 😀 You see when I moved in with Craig (which was like 2 years ago), the guest room kind of became my room. All of my stuff ended up in there, so yes, it’s FULL of stuffed animal pigs. 🙂 Also, the closet in that room is ‘my closet,’ as well as the bathroom. I know I’ve said it before, but I seriously think one of the KEYS of our relationship is having SEPARATE closets & bathrooms. I think we will always have them separate. It just works better for us & we never have little fights about each other’s space.
Well, ‘my room’ really needed a good cleaning. I ended up getting rid of FIVE bags of garbage!! I just had a bunch of old stuff- like from college & just stupid stuff that I needed to go through- like paperwork, etc. I also managed to clean out my closet– and ended up with TWO big bags of clothes, shoes & purses that I will be donating to Good Will.
^Bags to donate.
Even though I cleaned up so much in that room, I still have one issue…and I’m HOPING you can help me 🙂
I was almost too embarrassed to put this up…but I wanted to show how BAD it is. You see, that is the bottom of my closet..where my shoes go. The problem is that:
1. I LOVE shoes.
2. They are in absolutely NO order
3. These are just my ‘spring/ summer’ shoes…& you see how messy they are..image adding the rest of the shoes to the mix. Yikes!
Did you notice how I have my running shoes all nice & perfectly up front? Probably because I know I use them everyday…so at least I know where to find them! Ha 😀
Anyways, do you have any suggestions?? How do you organize your shoes? I am willing to do just about anything at this point. I just need a shoe organizer of some sort that allows for a LOT of shoes. Most of the shoe organizers that I have seen only hold like 20 or less pairs..& that just won’t do.
I hope you have a WONDERFUL day! 😀
Some questions for you, before you go:
1. If you have a significant other, do you share a closet with them or a bathroom? Or do you guys have separate ones?
2. Do you think candy is a good idea for favors?
3. Can you help me with my shoe organization issue?? Pretty please 😉
**America’s Next Great Restaurant SPOILER!! Do no read below if you have not watched it yet!**
PS: My favorite guy, Jaman, WON on America’s Next Great Restaurant!!! Did you notice his restaurant colors were PURPLE & BLACK?! And do you know why?! It was his wedding colors…..ahhhh! A man after my own heart 😀
If you watched, who was your favorite??
Ok, I’m really done now 🙂 Have a wonderful day!!