Okay guys, so I might be terrible at blogging, but I have a really good reason! You see, I got engaged. (Actually, I haven’t posted since August and I only got engaged in November so it’s not a very good excuse, but I’m going with it.) It turns out that being engaged is a lot like not being engaged, except it’s more exhausting and instead of everyone asking me when I’m getting married they’re asking me when I’m getting married...oops, okay that’s still the same. But now there are other questions.
So many other questions. When is my date? (I’m supposed to know this minutes after getting engaged?) What are my colors? (Can’t I just have all the colors I normally have?) Who am I inviting? (People? Everyone!) What kind of cake? (A yummy one? Cookies! Everything!) It’s crazy.
You see, I am not the kind of person who has ever spent any time at all reading wedding magazines (or even plain old fashion magazines) or planning a fantasy princess dream wedding. Although I’ve been to a few weddings, this is all pretty new to me. And don’t even get me started on wedding budgets. For the record, let’s just say that wedding planning isn’t really Justin’s thing, either.
But, I have found some help at A Practical Wedding, and my lovely and talented sister-in-law-to-be sent me the helpful and and hilarious Offbeat Bride. After some months of percolating, finally, we have some thoughts. Since Acadia National Park in Maine is my favorite place on Earth (and Justin thinks it's pretty cool too) we're doing a woodland theme. Also there will be a spy game, just sayin'.
I put together an Etsy Treasury of woodland inspiration. I even included a few Etsy teamies whose work fits in perfectly! Click the image to open a new window to the treasury.
Oh, wait, you want to know what happened? Well, the short story is that Justin was adorable and romantic, and I unwittingly did everything I could to ruin it. He cooked a whole Thanksgiving dinner (well, I made the pie) just for the two of us. I wore my finest pajamas to dinner. (Hey, who wouldn’t want to wear pajamas to Thanksgiving? They WERE clean.) He tried to be sweet and sappy; I refused to be sweet and sappy. So, I fail at being proposed to, but I least I only have to do it the one time.
Now, the real challenge: Let's see if I can plan a wedding, make new items for my shop, AND blog about it all!