Wedding Post

I am so excited to have these in my possession now!!! My wedding pictures! I had the best photographer and it made all the difference in my day. Jonathan was awesome at
Obviously I can't show them all, there are just too many. BUT here are some of my FAVORITES from the best day.

Six Pence for my shoe.

Room full of rings :)

The gloves didn't last long.. haha

This is a perfect picture.

Boys will be boys.

This is the sweetest picture. One of my favorites for sure. 

My dads. StepDave & Daddy.

Where you go I will go, Where you stay I will stay. 

Tied the KNOT.

The most awkward first dance in history. 

Mother-Son dance. 

Best groom's cake EVER.
Love birds.

I had cake on my face and in my hair the rest of the night.

I missed this that night. So fun.

Best man's speech was the BEST.

Phi Mu line dance... that I didn't remember... at all. 

Brittany caught the bouquet!!


Phiiiiii Muuuuuu.

So much happiness in one picture.

What a wonderful day. I can't believe it was just a couple months ago. After 5 months of planning it was over in a flash. Thankfully I have some wonderful pictures to remind me of all the details of my special day. Also makes me miss my husband while he is away. 


Yarn is taking over

    So it's been two days without Matthew and I don't think it has hit me that I have several, several, several more to go. I went to a knitting class last night at Michael's. I am trying to prep myself with tons of skills, before the big deployment, to keep myself busy. I had a great time learning the knit stitch and already signed up for two more classes (patterns & cables). If Scout will ever let me do anything beside play with her I might finish what we started last night. She has a serious problem when I am busy doing something else. Hopefully she will realize that my crafting is not as threatening as she thinks. 
   This weekend I went nuts on Pinterest... I went through some old posts and new and just did the simple projects. I'm sure most of you have seen the William-Sonoma air freshener..
AMAZING. The apartment smelled wonderful. I have a gas stove and I feel like it was keeping it hotter than if it were electric. So I had to keep adding water but only like 3x in a day. I also had some fun with my hair which I never do. My hair is an afterthought everyday and it is entirely too long so it was fun to do something with it besides a bun or ponytail. 

Couldn't even tell we had a stinky little puppy.
Matt snapped these. He loves all the projects I attempt.
tutorial here
 Last week I was watching the Nate Berkus show and he featured a blogger that made this awesome lampshade. I bought a white ceramic lamp a couple weeks ago and still had no shade, but didn't want a plain one. I accidentally bought too many shades at IKEA and after seeing this project all I needed was yarn. 

   I am so pleased with how it turned out. The orange color is more of a coral and once I get it on the base I'll take another picture. It took less than 2 hours and afterwards I wanted to wrap everything in yarn. 
   I didn't wrap everything in yarn but I did do a couple other projects with it. 
Yarn flowers, which I love! These are just different sized poms.

Yarn garland!!! I don't think I'll keep that in my kitchen, but I have visions of a very yarn-filled Christmas!

This little cutie was an IKEA purchase that needed some(yarn)thing. I love the pom poms. I think I am going to add some ribbon to the top and bottom to make it look more put together.

Perfect for the sewing corner!

   And that is my weekend in YARN. Now it is Wednesday, my sister and brother are coming TOMORROW and I have a lot of cleaning to do! We have a big week planned. D.C. this weekend, Williamsburg for outlet shopping, go-karts, & Busch Gardens, and so so much more. I have the task of entertaining a 12 year old which means we will be non stop. Luckily Brittany can survive with just shopping! Updates soon friends. One more exciting thing... my wedding pictures are being delivered this week. I am so excited to have them all to show! Have a wonderful Wednesday. xoxo

---Mrs. B. Smith