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I wasn’t planning to make a card box. I kind of thought I would just use one of the gajillion storage boxes that I am currently using to store various unused items that are clearly very essential to my life, such as Tim’s old video games and a stack of blank CDs that I intend […]

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In our DIY Cornhole Set Tutorial Part 1, Tim detailed how to construct your own cornhole set at a minimal cost. In Part 2, we’ll talk about the remaining two pieces: making the beanbags and painting the cornhole sets. For the beanbags, you’ll need: Duckcloth (heavy duty canvas), cut into 7” by 7” squares Feed […]

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Tim and I are closing in on the last month before the wedding, and every spare hour is filled with crafting, emailing vendors, and 5,324 other wedding-related tasks. Tim came up with the idea to make a decorative monogram out of plywood, and even though I was a little panicky at the thought of adding […]

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Readers, this week I want to share some of the frickin’ awesome details from the co-ed wedding shower that my mom (aka the sole member of my wedding party) threw for me and Tim this past weekend. It feels like wedding showers, in general, have gotten increasingly bigger and more expensive to keep pace with […]

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A few weeks ago, I did a post about wine bottle table numbers. Since then, I’ve had the chance to play around with the idea and I’ve come up with a final product that we really like. They are easy, cheap, and (in my humble opinion) pretty freakin’ gorgeous. You’ll need: Wine bottles (see previous […]

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Tim and I aren’t big dancers. Actually, I generally despise dancing at weddings (it makes me anxious–what do I do with my arms??). Because of this, and the fact that we are getting married in a park with lots of flat, grassy space, we plan to have lawn games at our wedding as an alternative […]

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Our venue comes with an alcohol permit, which is pretty sweet because it means we can buy our own booze and do it on the cheap. Here are our tips if you are going to buy your own wedding alcohol: 1) Think about what is important to you. Tim and I love beer, and we […]

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Tim and I met in Pittsburgh (where we both went to college) and neither of our families live here (which sucks…a lot). It seems like it’s a fairly common situation for people who meet their spouses in college to have family all over the map, but that doesn’t make it any less rough when it’s […]

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Hello ladies, I’ve got a cheap and delightful craft for you this week–wine bottle table numbers. The best part of this idea is that you don’t have to buy anything, assuming you (or people you know) drink lots of wine. And if you’re planning a wedding, you’re probably already drinking lots of wine. Here’s how we […]

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As I noted in a previous post, Tim and I are obnoxious spreadsheet people. Thankfully, Google makes it incredibly easy to stay organized for wedding stuff. If you are just starting to plan your wedding, or if you’re already in the thick of planning but feel a bit disorganized, here are my tips for staying […]

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    My fiance, Tim, came up with this awesome project that costs next to nothing if you already have the equipment. And if you don’t, the tools come in handy for a lot of other things and will eventually pay for themselves. He created a stamp that we can use to make wax seals […]

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  We sent our wedding invitations out last weekend. Woo hoo! One thing down. Choosing and receiving our invites has been one of the easiest parts of our wedding planning process so far. Our original invitation budget was $150 (total guesswork), which we quickly realized was very hard to do unless we DIY’ed our invitations. […]

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