Can’t See The Forest For The Trees


  I am reevaluating all the areas of my life.  I've been reading an online resource about life and time management and it's been a big help to me to see the big picture of my life... my values and many roles, and all that stems from them.  I created a mindmap and sent it to my hubby and he said I do have "a lot on my plate".  Here is my mindmap that shows the big picture of my life right now: I find mind mapping very rewarding.  I'm a thinker, and quite logical, and I worked as a … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Escort Cards


I'm so excited to be able to check something off of my to-do list!  Yesterday, Carl and I put together the escort (seating) cards display for Suzette and Timothy's wedding reception!  Escort cards contain the names of guests along with a table number where they should be seated.  Here's a sneak peek for those of you coming to the wedding... it will probably have different flowers on it, but you get the idea! What we did was buy 2 lattice panels from the garden department at Home Depot, … [Read more...]

Wedding Planning: Ribbon Wands


If you've visited Tim and Suzette's wedding site, you may have seen my tutorial video on how to make ribbon wands.  This is one of the many projects we are working on for the upcoming July wedding.  We have so many things to do... make ribbon wands, paint Ball jars, make bouquets, pew decorations, cupcake stands, signs, invitations, programs, seating cards display, box up table displays, build an arbor, and much much more.  It's so much, some things may not get done! One day I was home alone … [Read more...]

Stop-Motion Animation Video

Whitney at work

Suzette's at college in Oklahoma, I'm at home here in Virginia, and we're trying to work together on planning a wedding.  It's not easy to do, but because of modern technology... cell phones, email, sharing web links, etc., we can communicate back and forth and move forward in the planning process!  Wedding planning is a daunting experience, especially when the budget demands we do almost everything ourselves!  But I love planning.  I'm a pretty good planner, I'm just not always good at actually … [Read more...]