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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mirror Makeover

I went to Trade Days in Canton, TX in November last year and was on a mission to find a mirror with an ornate frame that I could paint black.  I came across this beauty and got it for only $20! It's really heavy and seems pretty old, plus I thought the frame had a lot of potential!

Here is the before picture:

Here's a close up of the frame detail before:

And here is the after:

I love how it turned out! I think it looks fabulous in black.

So for about $25.00 (the mirror and a can of black spray paint), I have a beautiful mirror to hang in my entry hall!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bridal Portraits - Kiepersol Estates, Tyler, TX

I had my bridal shoot at Kiepersol Estates in Tyler, TX and I love how the photos turned out.  Here are a few of my favorites.  My photographer was AlexM Photography - look him up if you are in the East Texas area!

And in case your're wondering about the dress, it is a Maggie Sottero, style Madelyn in white.  Here is the link to the dress online: Maggie Sottero - Madelyn

Huff - Martinez Wedding: 9/10/2011

I can't believe we've been married over 4 months already.  Time goes by so fast.  Before we know it, we are going to be celebrating our first anniversary :) Just wanted to share a few of my favorite wedding moments! (all pictures are courtesy of our awesome photographer, AlexM Photography) If you are looking for a photographer in the east Texas area, look Alex up!


This is from our "First Look"  We had a private moment before the ceremony so that he could see me in my dress in private.

Fun fact: the girl all the way on the left, and the guy on the right jumping in the air are now dating.  They met for the first time at our rehearsal dinner.

I love all my bridesmaids!

5 out of the 7 work in the oil field, so we had to incorporate hard hats into the mix :)

I LOVED our cake! Village Bakery made our wedding cake and Groom's cake, which is below.

Loved the Groom's cake.  I was so sad to see that it got messed up in the process of moving it though.  Still tasted fabulous!

This was one of my favorite parts of the wedding! It was a "Fingerprint Tree".  Everyone added their print to the tree and signed it.  I bought this on Etsy from YourKeepsakeCo .

And in case your're wondering about the dress, it is a Maggie Sottero, style Madelyn in white. Here is the link to the dress online: Maggie Sottero - Madelyn

We used sparklers instead of bubbles or rose petals for our exit.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Moss Covered Initial

I saw this on Pinterest (surprise, surprise!) and decided to give it a shot.

All you need is:
Hot glue gun
Preserved Sheet Moss (I bought 3 pkgs and only used 2)
Wooden Letter

This is the moss that I bought at Hobby Lobby.  It was $3.99 per package.

I just cut out pieces of moss to fit the letter.  I laid the pieces aside and glued them on piece by piece.  After I finished, there were a few spots that looked bare, so I added a little bit more in those places.  Here is what I ended up with:

And here is how it looks on the shelf!

 Not my best work, but not bad overall!  If you decide to try to create a moss initial, I suggest painting the letter green first, or cutting the moss larger than the actual letter so that you can fold it around the edges.  This way no wood would show. 

Happy New Year!