Sunday, March 29, 2009

Let Me Check My Calendar

Planning is not always easy (especially when you throw a wedding, two graduations, an internship, and a cross country move into the mix). Where do you find the time to make appointments, be crafty, spend time with friends/family, and still have time to yourself? This is when a piece of paper with 31 squares on it comes in handy!

My dad says that when you tell people you didn't have time to do something you are not telling the truth. You have the time. The time will come and go, but you can only use it once. This is why I believe that making time is important and is one of the most meaningful things you can do for someone else.

How do we make time? We plan! It is obviously important that you get all pressing matters like appointments and paying bills done in a timely manner, but I think that adventures and down time are also important ... even if that just means you leave a day blank and see what happens. I am in no way suggesting that planning should limit spontaneity!

Statements like "I have no time" are funny when you really think about it. We all have time. We can't avoid time it just keeps ticking away. I am guilty of "running out of time". Personally I do not have the best time management skills, but I like to believe I get points for trying. There are many tips and tricks about how we can utilize our time best. My tip is make planning fun and use your creativity!

This particular calendar project was inspired by wedding planning. There is just so much that needs to be done! I am a visual/tactile learner so I needed a way to be able to see and touch my schedule. I have been clearing out my room to prepare for moving so my walls that were once covered in photos, posters, and memorabilia have been cleared. I needed something to keep me organized and also add a little flare to my bare walls.

To save money on this project I used things I found in my house:
Cork board
Old white board
Hot glue
Office clips

The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright ...

Deep in the heart of Texas! Over Chris' spring break we decided to head to the country for a few days of rest, relaxation, and Bluebonnets! I was so excited the whole drive up about getting our picture taken in a blanket of bluebonnets. I've been doing it ever since I was a kid. However, when we pulled into Hondera (dads acres of land between Hondo and Bandera Texas) it was difficult to find any. Where have all my bluebonnets gone? As with most things I guess I am impatient and more bluebonnets will bloom as time goes by. While sitting on the swing we finally saw ONE. Yes, one lonely lovely bluebonnet. Hopefully it will soon be joined by many friends.

Bluebonnets bloom March through May and are the Texas state flower.

Can you spot the Bluebonnet?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Don't Forget to Look Up

When visiting Cape Cod with my beautiful friends Ashleigh and Marissa last semester, we wandered into a thrift/antique/vintage shop. Of course (as most antique shops) it was full of fascinating treasures, but I didn't find what I was looking for until I looked up.

Hanging from the ceiling were beautiful little jackets, petticoats, hats etc. It didn't take me long to realize I had to pay more attention to what was above and get a sales lady to snatch an early 1900s number for me. It JUST fit and I managed to work in a discount =)

I plan to use it in the wedding in some way, so I can't post a full picture yet. Ah anticipation!

While on the cape we also found skiball! Amazing, Amazing. Amazing.

It was a lovely trip with lovely ladies. I am so glad that I will be able to relive the fun we had at the cape on my wedding day via a vintage treasure.

We need to make another trip! Yes?