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One week to go…OH SHIT!

31 Aug

For the past 2 months I’ve been working on the sheet music roses every night for at least an hour or so. Some nights more, some nights less. I think there were a few nights that I took a break from it completely. When I first started the project I was gung-ho! The first 2 out of 3 turned out okay. One tutorial had a different type of rose, which I didn’t really care for, the other one was okay but a pain in the ass to create, but one tutorial rocked. I’m still making the roses, I’m not quite finished yet, as you can see from the pics,  but I’m getting better and better at it. My fingers are a bit calloused from the hot glue gun, (that shit gets really hot!), and I have paper cuts on my fingers, but the roses are turning out beautifully. 

David and my daughter Maria think I missed my calling. I love creative stuff. As I type this I’m printing the rest of our programs, which I created in MS Word, and once that’s done I’ll be making more roses as the washer and dryer do their things! Then I’ll tackle cleaning the kitchen, then our bedroom, the guest room, and then the living room. I also need to finish spray painting the wicker table that is on our porch. I started it yesterday but ran out of white spray paint. Our rehearsal dinner is tomorrow afternoon at our house and there is so much to do for it, and for the wedding, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, so I decided to take some “me” time this morning and drink a few cups of coffee before I begin on my “to-do” list.

So far this whole wedding planning thing has had it’s ups and downs. I’ve gone from extremely excited  to feeling kind of meh to feeling overwhelmed to feeling blah to feeling like OH WELL FUCK IT to feeling excited again. I am ready for the wedding! The reception! and the Honeymoon! and for all of this planning, details, to-do stuff to be over with.

* Sorry for the language if it offends you. In no way do I mean to be offensive, but planning a wedding has depleted my quota of manners lately…And since this is my blog, and the one place I can truly vent…Well, you get it! In order not to turn into a BRIDEZILLA I created the blog so I could vent and enjoy all of this wedding and life stuff at the same time. 😀

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8 responses to “One week to go…OH SHIT!

  1. Kai Kai Holland

    September 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration. Im about to go on my DIY spree for my own wedding. I have run across so many ideas for my butterfly themed wedding in May. Found you thru the paper rose tutorial. I will be sending the directions to my mom cause she is so good at things like this and she loves the DIY aspect. She is my wedding coordinator and it feels great to have her. Plus its what she does any way. She couldnt wait til I told her I was getting married she been waiting 30 years!. Thanks for you honesty on how overwhelmed it can be when it comes down to it. I need to get started so I don’t get frustrated in the end. Im such a procrastinator when it comes to things for me!

     
  2. Lissa

    September 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    What helped me the most was the inspiration board I created, and the journal I kept of all things wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, honeymoon, etc…I used the journal alot like what the Smash Journals are http://youtu.be/XmaWY7Wk0qA (check out the video). I like collages so it helped me a great deal to see how things would look put together, and later I have the journal to look back at things and remember. I’m now making a new journal since we’re DIY home improvements and for our first year of marriage. I think I’ll do a new one each year.
    The paper roses…I have had quite a few people ask me to make them as decorations for their home. I love them but they are tedious and time consuming…so make sure you start ahead of time.

     
  3. richardhaas8

    January 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Love your writing style………..foul words and all………….it is your damn blog, say what you want~!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

     
  4. The Presents of Presence

    February 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Great post ~ beautiful roses!

     
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    • Lissa

      February 16, 2015 at 3:49 am

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