Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I don't want to jinx anything,

But tomorrow I have an interview! Not telling where, because last time I got so pumped and then rejected and I'm just not doing it this time. It will still give me time to start my own business, whatever that may be, but it will help out with bills for now. Let's hope tomorrow I have more exciting news!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I just want to take a minute to brag

About Wedding Paper Divas! I first heard of them from a friend who ordered some birthday invites through their sister company, tinyprints.com. I ordered my Save-the-date cards first and was so thrilled with the quality and the uniqueness of the cards. They arrived really fast and the prices were great. It's wedding season and everyone I visit has multiple save-the-date cards on their refrigerators and i must say that my card is definitely one of the best. (I know I'm a smidge bias...) After such a great experience with my date cards, I decided to order my invites from there as well. I had searched high and low, in store and online for the perfect invite. I wanted something completely fresh and new and different from all the standard wedding invites everyone else has. I found exactly what I was looking for on weddingpaperdivas.com. The best part was, I could order samples of any invite before placing a huge order. I got 10 free samples and was able to see exactly what my cards would look like. At the time I placed my order, WPD was running several promotions and I ended up getting almost $100 off my total by being able to combine the promotions. I had the final copies in my hands days before my estimated delivery time. I just wanted them to know that have one super happy customer and I will recommend them to anyone. So if you're in the market for any type of wedding paper or really any type of printed works (they have tiny prints for parties, baby announcements, and thank you cards, Treat for greeting cards and even Business Tiny Prints for any business need!) check out WPD and I promise you will love them as much as I do!

Friday, June 8, 2012


Who needs to hire a decorator when I can do it myself?? Who needs a corporate job when I'm going to make it on my own?

Well at least that's how I feel right now. Give me a few more weeks and we'll see if I feel the same. My dad got a glass cutter from ebay a few weeks ago because we've come up with a few neat ideas for wedding decorations. Luke and I started working on cutting the bottoms of wine bottles off. My main decoration is wine bottles. They're readily available and fairly cheap to come by. Especially when you and all  of your friends loooove a good wine night. Plus I think the colored glass is going to look so pretty on simple tablecloths with candlelight. That's my basic idea anyways. Back to my original story, Luke and I started cutting them and I was actually surprised with how well it worked. It takes a while to get going, because you have to score the bottles with the cutter, then tap the score from the inside, and then it's back and forth between boiling water and ice water until it finally cracks free. Of course, the edges will need to be smoothed, but voila!, I have special pieces for my tables. I will post you some pictures once we finish a few more. I had my first successful week of ebay sales this week. It's so simple! While doing all of this moving around, I've collected bags of things I need to get rid of. Pocketbooks, shoes, dresses, home accessories, all things I've rarely worn or used (if I ever did at all!) and will most likely never use at all. Rather than just throw them away, I might as well try and recoup some of the money I've spent of them over the years. My mom also wants me to try and sell some of her crafts. She has amazing talent and can make or has made almost anything over the years. She was rifted from her teaching job again this year (laid off), and seriously doubts that she will get her job back in the fall. Since we're both a little unemployed, lets figure out what it is we really want to do with our lives. What have we got to lose?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Oh the places you'll go!

So about my big adventure.... Friday morning I got up at 5 a.m. so I could be at the train station in Charlotte by 6:15. I took the Amtrak for the first time ever and it was really a lot of fun. Definitely better than driving alone. I got to Wilson just before 11:30, and my love, Ashley picked me up. We went on to Greenville and made a day of it! We had fried sushi for lunch, got her car inspected, swung by the store so I could pick up some wine bottles from Lindsay, and sat at Sonic drinking happy hour slushies until Stacey left from her last day at work. As it turns out, she is also moving back home. Ironically enough it is for completely different reasons but our homes aren't too far apart and we're both looking to start new lives. We packed up the remainder of Stacey's things, got ready and had a goodbye celebration at Winslow's. Once again, it was so good to see everyone but it was even more bittersweet knowing that this time was seriously the last time. Stace and I loaded up her car Saturday morning and with Greenville forever in our dust, headed back west.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, Luke and I spent with his best friend and his family. His friend's father passed away earlier in the week after complications from an ATV wreck. It was really just an unbelievable tragedy. My heart goes out to them.

Monday night Luke was working out of town and Lindsey's dad was gone on a motorcycle ride, so we threw ourselves a good old fashioned girls night. We drank Sangria, creeped on Facebook, gossiped about all the news that has happened since we last spoke, planned out bachelorette details and had a dance-a-thon. I was so sore when I woke up Tuesday morning. There was a "Pretty Little Liars" marathon on all day Tuesday, so of course she got me addicted. It's just so strange to think that even after all the changes we've experienced in the last few months, that even more will change in the few months ahead. Our girls nights are going to be few and far between, but we better grasp the opportunity every time we can. Friends like this are hard to come by.

I tried to capture random moments of my trips to share with y'all, but as you can see, I'm horrible at always having my camera ready.