Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Salt Dough Ornaments


Last night I decided along with Christmas cards, I will be sending everyone an ornament for their tree! I figured salt dough ornaments would be the way to go.

I've never made salt dough ornaments before (or remember if I had as a kiddywink)so I made a test batch first. I followed the instructions from one of my links on pinterest. The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water and 1 cup of flour, then you mix it all up into a dough, roll it out, cut up your shapes, whack it in the oven till they are hard and dry, then decorate to your liking!

It completely didn't occur to me that I was reading an American site so when it said to cook on 200 degrees for 4-6 hours, I cranked up the oven. To no surprise I completely burnt the first tray within an hour or so. (Farenheit is different to Celcius, derrr) Whoops! I didn't quite feel comfortable leaving the oven on overnight so I chucked the second lot of ornaments in the slow cooker with baking paper on high. I flipped them once and within a couple of hours they were perfect right before I went to bed!

I'll be making more over the weekend and actually decorating them so I'll keep you posted on how they work out!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bon Voyage!

So it's taken me a while to post up these photos, oops! But here is our sparkler send off and big farewell!

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And that's pretty much it! That was our wedding! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String...

I am just a little too obsessed with brown kraft paper. I based alot of our wedding stationary around kraft brown paper and now I think I will wrap our Chrissy presents in it this year.

There is sooo much inspiration out there, I could go nuts in Pinterest!

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Definitely will be recreating one or more of these over the silly season!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Today I...

Have been walking around the office barefooted because I broke one of my heels *sad panda*
Serves me right for being silly and rocking on them.

I also found a silly website. Who's cuter? Ryan Gosling or a puppy.
He is an attractive fellow but puppies win. Everytime. I love how the puppy photos are similar to Ryan's photos.

Bit of a nothing post from me today. But it's better than nothing!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Woo Hoo!

I just got our marriage certificate! :D




Let the official name changing begin!

Bouquet and Garter Toss

Even right up until the reception I was in two minds about doing the garter toss. I know they are good fun but I was just unsure, they are a bit naff and I didn't really want to show my leg off to everyone. But we were both very tipsy by the time it came around so we just had fun with it. I did tell Matt he wasn't allowed to lift my skirt up so he had to crawl under my dress, made for some funny photos.

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There were two garters under there and he pulled out the wrong one so he had to go back down again :P

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WINNARRRR!

Then came time for the bouquet toss.

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I didn't realise how low the ceilings were so when I threw it up it hit the roof and fell straight to the ground. Was pretty funny at the time.

I'm very happy we did both the bouquet toss and garter toss, it was fun!
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Apologies for the poor quality photos. I'll fix them up later.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cake Cutting

Our cake was generously made by my friends mum. It was only the second time she had made wedding cake toppers and even though mine is a little porky, I think she did an excellent job of capturing Matt!

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So after we cut the cake my good friend Garrath decided he wanted in on the love.

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Then I got Matt back to myself :)

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First Dance

Before the wedding we had one dance lesson, just to learn a few basic moves and help us look natural. Well we didn't quite look natural, we were concentrating so hard on the steps that we were really far apart from each other. And it's REALLY hard to dance in my dress. (I did want to have a shorter back up dress, but ran out of time and money and mostly couldn't be bothered).

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Before the first dance I told our MC that when Matt dips me then she can invite the bridal party and our parents onto the floor. I think Matt got caught in the moment though and he dipped me really early, like 40 seconds into the song! So in came everyone else.

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The Big Entrance

So at the last minute, we thought it would be funny if the guys would carry the parasols and Matt carried my bouquet while we made our grand entrance. I don't think anyone really noticed but it was good fun at the time.

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Then Matt decided to make us all wait but I just wanted to get in there and party.

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Totally Bitchin' Kitchenaid!

Apologies for the delay on the wedding photo's there are more coming I promise. Did I ever mention that my AMAZING friends all pitched in and bought me a kitchenaid for my kitchen tea? No? Yes? Whatevs.

This is me being crazy excited over an appliance. I cried.

Anyways I've been thinking about how little I've used it (*cough* once! *cough* to make boring old rissoles!). I've decided that my new years resolution will be to use this beast atleast once a week. Even if it is just to whip up a dip.

I will do this beautiful appliance justice and use it as much as it deserves.

In Between Photos

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Everytime I look at this photo I feel exactly how I felt at that moment.

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Matt decided he wanted to borrow someones line and cast out.

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Getting ready for the big entrance!