Category Archives: wedding

the little things

In some ways our wedding feels like it was forever ago but it’s actually been less than a year. I’ve been wanting to share a few of my favorite details here (better late than never!) because I really enjoyed working on them. In particular I loved designing our programs and crossword puzzle menus. I’d like to be doing more of these types of projects and a big goal for me this year is to just do it – just throw myself into projects that explore that creative side that I know I’ve got.

When it came to the look and feel for our wedding, we didn’t have any lofty goals for elegance or pizzazz but we wanted to make the day fun and full of real love. I like to think that we managed to capture some of that sparkle through the little things. My skilled sister helped me with signage, my sis-in-law made a photo collage,  I designed our menu/crossword puzzles and programs and I painted our cake toppers (Sounders scarf and all).



The buffet menu and crossword was something we wanted to include as an ice breaker for our guests. It was fun coming up with the questions and really easy to use an online puzzle generator to create the grid. The rest of it came together in Illustrator.


Mmm looking at that menu makes me want to go back and relive the whole thing.

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I wish I could relive this day over and over again. It was so full of love.

We’re incredibly blessed to have the friends and family that we do.

Now that we’re back from our honeymoon, it’s back to normal life. Back to work tomorrow. I’m not ready.

Is anyone else ready for fall? I am.


rafting adventure


I’ve been introduced to snapchat and while I don’t fully understand it – it’s kinda fun.


This weekend was an awesome adventure with my favorite people. My sister and friends surprised me with a half day of river rafting and a night out in Bellingham – complete with snacks and lots of dancing. I could get use to having all these ladies together more often. I’m still exhausted and a little sore from laughing.


Now the countdown to the wedding begins. Less than four weeks to go! Like woah.

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weekend recap

sunday coffee wedding crafts flowers friday flowerslawnmower

top to bottom: breakfast and lots of coffee // wedding projects // flowers at work and flowers at home // mike mowing our lawn for the first time…aww

not pictured: lots of unpacking, the symphony with my grandma and a sounders game vs. our rivals the whitecaps (we won!)