9 DIY foodie wedding favors

Our wedding is tentatively planned for the beginning of August 2015. Luckily, we still have a lot of time considering I want to do a lot of the décor and food myself....more

Wall Collage: Tell Your Story

It's Thursday! As in Throwback Thursday, y'all!So I was thinking I would revisit some of my old posts and feature them again only with an update....more


Travis and I were finally able to make a trip down to Michigan.  I only had a few days there but it was enough to meet a lot of family, see a lot of Petoskey, and make a lot wedding plans. Travis took me into the alpaca pen at his parents house and managed to catch me a couple alpacas to pet.  They were not pleased but I was thoroughly amused watching my fiance chase around alpacas just for me. Clearly he is a very devoted guy. He also tried to catch his llama, Ted E., for me to meet.  I've been told the two were somewhat of a pair of ladies men back in the day....more

You're Not Getting Married, So Why The Wedding Pinterest Board?

I'm the first to admit that Pinterest is one of my go-tos when I just need to zone out with hair tips, oatmeal recipes, and DIY art ideas. While initially hesitant to use it, I now think of Pinterest as a place to find inspiration and tricks for making life easier and more organized. It allows users to indulge fantasies too, which is what brings me here today.Ladies, please stop posting wedding stuff on Pinterest. ...more
claresmilliken I know, right?! Me too! But honestly, my tweet was in jest. I'm partnered and our ...more

And then I became the sixth or seventh Kardashian.

So last night was my hair and makeup trial for the wedding, you guys, and apparently I’ve been doing hair and makeup wrong for pretty much, well, my whole life? Or at least from late teens onward. Before then, I think I pretty much nailed it.   Anyway, I learned quite a few tips and tricks, some that I’ll share with you all now because I’m altruistic like that. Here we go:  ...more

T-300 Days Until Wedding Day

Which is a tiny bit little less than ten months. I feel like I should have a lot more planned. Plus once you throw in Texas for two months, it isn’t relatively a long time. But Travis plans on sending me to the slope for the month or so before so I can’t freak out. So far we’ve made some pretty decent strides in planning. I found a dress and veils and picked out colors (lavender and navy blue). My dress has a solid amount of ruffles and poof and “bling.” Travis booked our venue and we have a general idea about catering and bar menu....more

Jo's Wedding Gift Giving Guide

I'm not so into weddings. I was in only one for my sister when I was sixteen. My own marriage started with a walk through a metal detector into the county courthouse. The whole affair lasted less than ten minutes. When I walked out, I was just as married as anyone. Still married too. Eleven years....more

Mercedes-Benz Wedding!

Destination wedding cheat sheet

 For a brief period of time, Eric and I were seriously considering the destination wedding route. A part of me would still love to, but it’s just not practical for us. Instead, I’ve taken my research and turned it into a Destination Wedding Cheat Sheet for you to use for your dream day!Read more for links to the resources listed....more