Invitations and ideas for invitations have been running around in my head for the last week. Tomorrow officially marks eight  months to go. Everyone keeps telling me "YOU have soooo much time" but considering that we are already half way through November, those eight months are going to fly.

Anyway, I really love the look of letterpressed invitations, but it's totally out of range for our budget. But like Miss Fondue on WeddingBee, I'm loving the look of heat embossed invitations. They look have the textured look to them that I think is so pretty, not to mention a lot more affordable! I'm definitely considering this option because I do want to DIY my invitations because all the premades aren't quite speaking to me. I think they are totally beautiful, but I'm a custom on a budget type of gal.

I'm also thinking about poketfolds and the possibility of making them myself. I know that they are available on www.cardandpockets.com and at around $1 each, that would mean about $200 just on the pocketfolds! There are a ton of great tutorials online, including Road to the Aisle and Miss Ballet Flat and Miss Fondue and Mrs. Daffodil on WeddingBee.

Some things to think about!


Estilo Weddings is having a sale!

I found out about Estilo Weddings this week from Style Me Pretty, a must-read wedding blog. Well, they are having a sale through November 23rd. You can get a ton of stuff! I'm definitely considering getting my bridesmaids pashminas!

Check it out!


VOTE! Just do it!

Get out there and exercise your right to vote. If you don't vote, you can't complain. So, just do it! :)

photo from Bakerella


30-Day Shred!

Ok, so I've heard a lot of buzz about Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred. Like many brides out there, I want to get into better shape before the wedding. I ordered my dress already and I have a little leeway to lose some chub. After reading through at least three different blog posts point to Jillian's workout, I ordered the DVD.

Well, I tried it out today. I didn't think that you could get a "good" workout in just 20 minutes. I was wrong. Jillian Michaels is the drill sergeant trainer of one of my favorite weight-loss reality show, The Biggest Loser. She kicks the contestants butts into shape. And she kicks yours through the DVD. I suppose the one caveat, is that you actually have to complete the workout without hitting pause. But, if you push yourself through it all, you can do it! 20 minutes is over in no time. Plus, if you don't have it in your budget to go out to Boot Camp classes (which I thought about too), this DVD is only $10.99. Budget-friendly!

So it's only Day 1, but I already feel it. It's all about diligence. 20 minutes a day, just do it!